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Justice!

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Great video that makes you feel all warm and gooey.


http://youtu.be/lqGbJXPDndg

27.5" outside diameter cf. to 26"?

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I am interested in perhaps putting a 27.5" wheel in the back of my 2011 Trance, but am confused about whether it would fit. Reason is to get the rolling advantage, and also to slacken the head angle a bit for racing.

Logic says it might not fit, given the difference between the two should be about 3/4" (or 20mm).

However, this website says a 27.5 with a Pacenti Neo-Moto 2.1 is 702mm (27.6") wide, which would fit easily:

http://forums.mtbr.com/27-5/26-vs-27-5-vs-29-tir...

Bottom Bracket Help

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So I've trawled the forums and I'm pretty sure I've complicated what seems to be a very simple question.....or the plethora of information and marketing hype on the topic has consumbed me.

Eitherway, hoping the trusty folk at NOBMOB can give me a straight answer;

Simply, can I swap out a BB71 bottom bracket for a GXP compatible bottom bracket? And specifically, which GXP BB will fit a 2014 Trance 2 (if any).

Garmin 810 help needed

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Hey guys,

I have just bought a Garmin 810 because I have the inbuilt navigation skills of a beached whale .

Can anyone point me in the right direction to be able to add MTB trails around NSW and SA that i can add to the Garmin. What websites are good for adding these files ?
Does it actually work ?
Should i just find friends out there ?

Any assistance will be appreciated

Cheers

Wayne

Drop in XC race entrants

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Interesting article and a question I was asking myself.

http://flowmountainbike.com/features/the-soapbox...

I agree with all these points, but for me the cost ($100-$150 per race, plus the extras in petrol/ food/ broken bikes) was getting too much to enter every race and now I just pick and choose. Joining the events and having a race series like they had a few back I think is the key to getting the 100km XC races back on track.

rear hub choice

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Hi all
I'm in the market for new hubs and would like some ideas. However they can't be too loud... or obscenely expensive either. Smiling
cheers

Fun at Greenvalleys on the weekend

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Had fun riding at Greenvalleys on the weekend

Specialized FSR stumpjumper carbon 2014 SRAM crankset removal

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Looking to remove cranks to grease up BB. On the web appears I can use 10mm hex to remove non drive side crank, but on the bike it says "do not remove" and the drive side crank has the instructions to use 10mm hex, the direction to tighten and the torque. I am confused, which side do I loosen to remove. For some reason I can't download manuals at the moment.

Do I ignore the "do not remove" non drive side hex? I am used to Shimano not SRAM? Appreciate any advice so I can calm the creaks.

Sucking noise - rear shock

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Im getting a sucking noise from my rear shock and wondering if I just need to change the seals on them and if so how easy is it to change as Youtube make it look easy.
Shock is a Fox Float CDT Adjust Kashima.

Cyclocross!

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Just a heads up that the State Championships of Cyclocross is coming up - July 18 at JJ HIlls (BMX track) near the pub.
Should be a fun day - and if you haven't tried it yet it's the perfect time to give it a go, MTB bikes have their own class so you don't need a CX bike and there are free children's races so bring the whole family

CX is also an excellent spectator sport and we will have quite a few of the Australians who represent us in Europe competing as well as the RFS there cooking up a storm - and you can try to win your own CX Cell bike!

Chain ring

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I need to replace my chain and cassette and jockey wheels.
My bike is only 9 months old but I guess the wet conditions in Sydney won this fight.
Now at my LBS I took the bike in and they said if I replace my cassette and chain I should be replacing my Chain rings too otherwise they cant guaranty my safety as the chain will slip..
I spoke to my mate who builds bikes as a hobby and he said its BS..

Does having to replace a 9 month old Chain Ring sound right?

Bike insurance. Which company?

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I have my bikes as named items on my house contents insurance which covers them for everything and everywhere but since adding my latest bike, the premiums have rocketed so I'm wanting to put them on a specific cycle insurance.

I've had quotes from Velosure and Real Insurance and they're both a similar price and cheaper than having the bikes on my contents insurance.

What other companies are worth getting a quote from and has anyone had any dealings with bike insurance companies and c6an recommend their services?

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Recommendations for Kowen Loops

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I'm planning on riding Kowen this weekend and I'd love some 20-30km loop recommendations (can be previous race loops).

I love descending so please include the best descents Kowen has to offer.

(Don't worry about Sparrow I've ridden all but 3 trails in Sparrow, this trip is to ride Kowen)

http://www.switchbackevents.com.au/gravity-enduro/

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This looks sick.

i am pretty keen. I only have a 120 mm travel bike but I am keen to go.

According to the website low travel bikes are fine as there is A and B lines.

This is where they have held a handgliding championship!

We should form a northen beach posse to convoy there.

Cheers

Knapsack ride

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Looking for anyone interested in riding the knapsack DH trails

x fusion forks

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gday, does anyone have any experience with x fusion forks, specifically the sweep 27.5, they seem to review well and the prices are very good, much better than the other two, cheers

GPS - Garmin 510, 810 or are there other options

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I've been looking around on the web, but haven't really found any recent forums or reviews of GPS devices for mountain biking. So was hoping someone here could chip in with their experience.

Garmin seems to be the place to start. In their range it seems to be either the 510 or the 810 that are the most likely options.

Talking about Garmin, have anyone tried the vivoactive for mountain biking?

Which other options would you consider? If any?

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Video: 365 Days of Reign - all the trails I've ridden in my 3rd year on a serious MTB

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June signaled the end of my 3rd year on a serious mountain bike - 2012 Giant Reign 1. This is a video of all the trails I rode in the past 12 months - man there were a lot of them.

This was the first time in 4 years I didn't make it to QLD for a ride but instead I made two trips to Victoria (You Yangs and Mt Buller). I went to plenty of places for the first time including a number of locations in the Hunter Valley and ACT plus the obligatory trip to Rotorua.

I hope you enjoy.


http://youtu.be/_kQSkS_FNys

Magura brake issue

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Can anybody suggest how to fix Magura mt6 brakes when the pistons (and pads) do not move sufficiently to engage the rotor? When depressing the lever the pads move inward a normal distance but on release the pads simply return to their original position. No leaks are evident. Thanks

" Hidden Valley Classic "

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For the ride of your life !!...Sunday 13th Sept at Coolah.
30-60-90k options...over 90% natural singletrack.
Entries are limited...don't leave it too long, you'll miss out.
For information & photos click onto link below or google Coolah Bikeworx.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coolah-Bikeworx/3...

Woody worlds

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Anyone going to the Woodford - Glenbrrok event this weekend. First time for me.

Help needed for first bike purchase...

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Ok help needed total newb to modern mountain bikes and looking for something to fit my situation. I am looking for a bike to mostly ride with family while camping, ride locally on the streets a little and some trail riding when away with the boys.

In my sights I am thinking a hardtail for better value as I am not really wanting to invest to heavily, however not prepared to skimp and not get something that is practical and suits my needs, use and ability. I am thinking around the 1200-1700 AUD mark to get a descent hardtail for my use.

shoe pedal combo for enduro

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looking for advice on a shoe pedal combo for endure riding.At the moment I'm using a shimano xc shoe with xt race pedals as this is whats on my hard tail for xc racing i also fitted these same pedals to my fun/enduro bike a 2015 giant trance advanced 0

I find this combo fine for all the riding i have done so far up until we road at golden grove .It was almost impossible to re clip after unclipping to get round the tight steep corners .Flats and some 510s would defiantly have been the go.

Need assistance regarding wheels/hubs

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I am currently looking at buying a new set of wheels. Specifically a set of DTSwiss XR 1501 Spline One wheels (http://www.dtswiss.com/Wheels/MTB-Wheels/XR-1501...). My bike currently uses standard QR skewers/hubs front and rear. The dt Swiss wheels say that they include 5/100mm end caps on both front and rear wheels, but the rear hub is setup as 12x142. Will these end caps included with the rear wheel convert it from 12x142 to 135QR?

Transporting 6 mountain bikes

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I'm organizing a trip with 5 others, from Sydney to Canberra for a few days of mountain biking.

The rough plan is to hire an 8 seater and travel together, but the challenge is how do we carry the six bikes. On a previous trip in NZ, we were able to hire a trailer that had bike racks, but I haven't been able to find something similar in Sydney. I can beg/borrow/steal 6 Thule bike racks, but would still need to find a trailer with Thule racks to fit them to.

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