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Groupset choices and why?

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What groupset do you prefer and why?

SRAM or Shimano

1x11 - 1x12 - Di2 - other

Bicycle Centre Phillip - ACT

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A quick shout out to the Bicycle Centre Phillip: http://www.bikeshed.com.au/ They've done some work for me on my mountain bike recently and I'm very happy with the results.

Might want to check them out if you're looking for, what so far seems to be, a decent mechanic on the South side of Canberra.

Jenny Rissveds ??

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There's been virtually no information on why Jenny Rissveds has been out for most of the season. What was the reason?

" Hidden Valley Classic"

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The Hidden Valley Classic...Sunday 17th Sept at Coolah.
This one sorts the men from the boys...
For information click onto link below
https://www.facebook.com/Coolah-Bikeworx-3176527...

Dwelli 100 - Trail Day for MDWA

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Dwellingup 100 is about to happen again.

I am fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy WA the event charity.
This will be my ninth D100 and fourth or fifth year (lost track)fundraising.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

https://traildayformdwa.everydayhero.com/au/pete...

Through my business Oakley Australia have donated a pair of sunglasses and a spectacle frame. These are on offer at a discounted price and proceeds go to my fundraising.

Many thanks Peter Campbell, Eyewise Optical 94081555

FOUND: Set of keys

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Today (12.7.2017), I found a set of keys at the start of the service road that runs alongside the Great Western Highway from Barnet St, Glenbrook.

If you think these may be yours, I have handed them into Springwood Police Station.

2017 trek remedy rsl review

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After owning this bike for 6 months i thought i would do a review....
Size is 19.5 and i am 173cm tall, this fits me perfectly although the seatube is a little taller than i would like ,and in the steep stuff the seat can bang me in the arse (????)forcing me foward a little more than i would want, i have remedied (no pun) this by using a 35mm rise bar instead of stock and cutting width to 760mm.
I run the bike in the steeper setting everywhere and the geometry etc feels balanced.overall im happy with sizing and glad i didnt go down to a 18.5.

Bright 6 hour mountain bike race

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Not sure who has been up to Bright but this beautiful town probably has some of the best mountain and road biking in Australia. The Bright Brewery is sponsoring a charity event in September (www.alfred6hour.org.au) which will be hosted by the Alpine Cycling Club.

Bike freight to WA

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Anybody shipped a bike to WA and can recommend a freight company / courier that might take a bit of care? Looking to send a bike over for the Cape to Cape while I drive lots of dirt on the way over.....

Club Racing at WSMTB this weekend !

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All

There has been alot of talk about events etc lately.

Well club racing is on again this Sunday at WSMTB Club - Yellowmundee

http://nobmob.com/node/55757

$20 for seniors is the best bang for buck you will get racing your MTB. Come out for a bit of fun and a great atmosphere.

All welcome !

Mount Borah - Borah Banzai Gravity Enduro

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Guys and Gals,

Just letting you know that the North West Mountain Bikers up in Tamworth NSW are hosting a round of the Trail Star Enduro series on the 22nd and 23rd of July. Registrations are now open through MTBA.

There will be 4 stages available to ride and race. The format will be "Super Enduro", with the best 2 times each stage added together after a 5hrs of open tracks.

Below is the Facebook link for the event.

Logging Majura Pines

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The following latest news from the Majura Pines Trail Alliance re logging at Majura Pines may be of interest to some:

http://www.majurapines.org/index.php

Emergency Trail Riding Pack

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Hey. I was just wondering what you would recommend to have with you at all times while trail riding?
I currently only have puncture repair kit with a few levers & pump which are on my bike at all times. I also have a 2watt CB radio which could come in handy in limited reception areas in case of emergency. As well as a medium size first aid kit (which unfortunately, I usually forget to bring as it's usually in my work bag).

What else should I be bringing with me?
Keep in mind I would be riding straight to trails from my house or transport via train and such.

Decline in Races - Why is this happening?

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Many will have seen a recent announcement that the Highland Fling maybe following the demise of so many other races with even the Mont and the Kowalski coming to an end this year. I'd be interested in what people think as to why these things are happening. Is it:
1. These races are run for profit and not volunteers and therefore are prone to declines in sponsorship?
2. That people are changing habits and want to do more downhill when these races are marathon by nature?
3. That we're not promoting the sport enough?
4. That the races were just not that enjoyable?

New Trails Under Construction - National Arboretum

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Kowen might be undergoing some significant changes in the near future, however, new trails are currently being cut in at the National Arboretum: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/mountai...

Kowen Forest to face the chopping block.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news try to get better at least people know this news.

The full article is here as published in Canberra Times.

Http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/kowen-f...

Kowen Forest to face the chopping block.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news try to get better at least people know this news.

The full article is here as published in Canberra Times.

Http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/kowen-f...

Mid Pack Warrior Report - Port to Port 2017

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Mid Pack Warrior Report - Port to Port 2017

After recent trips to Derby and The Mont plus the football season I was happily putting my competitive riding, (I use this term in it’s loosest sense with a very small ‘c’) to bed and settling down into my winter training schedule of a couple of half hearted laps round the dam when I got an email from NOBMOB telling me I’d won an entry to the Port To Port. To be honest I’m not sure I replied with the level of excitement it deserved.

So belated thanks to NOBMOB for running the competition.

STAGE 1
Nelsons Bay – 35km

Port to Port done and dusted

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For anyone who thought about P2P but did not do it - here is a first hand account of it.

On paper it is four days with no day being particularly long so it looks like pretty simple but it was a bit harder than what I thought. All locations are quite scenic and offer more than mountain biking for the support crew to enjoy. Anyone who made the mistake of inviting a spouse to e.g Scott 24hr may have a little convincing to do but it is an enjoyable event for support crew as well as riders.

Port to Port Stage 4

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I jut rode the new single track that is in stage four of Port to Port.
It was easy enough to follow from the Greyhound training area, but didn't see where it went once I got to oakdale rd.
I went straight ahead and rode through some existing single track that was used in the 2015 event.
I then found it again on the west side of the fernleigh track... until I lost it again at an unmarked t intersection.

Has anyone ridden the full track and want to provide a Garmin track/gps track, please.
The track they provide on their website isn't exactly a quality image

Cheers

Uppo

Titanium 135x10 bolt thru skewer???

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Does anyone know if there's a titanium 10mm bolt thru skewer available?

Building up a set of wheels for the carbon hardtail and want to beef up the rear over the standard QR.

I'll probably go with a 10mm bolt on but am wondering if there's a Ti option for these because, well...as the kids say...because titanium. Laughing out loud

Padding recommendation

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Had a fairly major crash six weeks ago that resulted in a broken elbow. Still some time till full recovery but want to make sure I have some good elbow and knee pads for when I can ride again. I focus on endurance rides so really looking for something comfortable and not bulky. Any recommendations? Thanks

Padding

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Had a fairly major crash six weeks ago that resulted in a broken elbow. Still some time till full recovery but want to make sure I have some good elbow and knee pads for when I can ride again. I focus on endurance rides so really looking for something comfortable and not bulky. Any recommendations? Thanks

No, it's not April 1st

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Santa Cruz is racing a V10 29er, by team rider demand

http://reviews.mtbr.com/the-santa-cruz-syndicate...

Bottomless Tokens

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Just wondering what peoples experiences with bottomless tokens have been like. For those who may not be familiar with bottomless tokens take a look at this: https://www.sram.com/rockshox/technologies/botto...

I've been riding around with the standard factory installation of two tokens in my Pike (140mm travel), however, I removed one before today's ride and was very pleased with the results. Running the same PSI I found there was an improvement in small bump compliance and overall plushness.

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