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If you build it, they will come.

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If you build it, they will come.

'Mountain bike tourism' helps drive economic turnaround in Tasmania's north east

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-18/derby-m...

Aw, snap...

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Just joined mountain biking with my sons, between us we ride three Giants (All sourced via Gumtree)
me - Yukon 2009
Son #1 - 2008 Alias
Son #2 - 2005 STP2

Mucking around in the yard on Saturday and this happened to my Yuk....

I need new forks, and ask for help in selecting.
We are riding mostly the Kalamunda Circuit (climb, descent, repeat), I am 5'11" and a shade under 0.1T.

What should I be looking at, air? Spring? Manitou, Rock Shox, other?
Budget is around $400 landed.

Have a weekend of riding planned for weekend after next so Chainreaction is probably out.,

cheapest way to convert to tubeless

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Hi everyone, looking for the cheapest way to convert to tubeless tyres. Any suggestions appreciated.

3 Ring Circus

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So there 74 days until the 3 Ring Circus which will be Race #2 for CC.

Race/event 1 was a 4hr at Ourimbah last year just 3 weeks after getting a MTB and needless to say the single track scared the living Sh1t out of me.

After a year on the MTB I definitely feel more comfortable on it, but just what's in store at the 3 Ring? lap 1 says "fire road", and the other say a combination. Then there is "the wall" - any comments on how steep and how long?

I like the idea of it not being a multi lap event so the need to get passed and the related stress wont be there.

National Marathon Champs

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Its always soooo badly advertised when compared to the 'big' events like Convict or The Fling, but I thought those that didnt already know would be interested to learn that this weekend is the National Marathon Champs in Derby, Tasmania, on the brand spanking new trails out there (which are already being talked about as the best in Australia).

As you would expect, lots of big names, and strong legs will on the start-line, and I have no doubt it will be a massively hard race.

Garmin 705 firmware

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Does anyone have any older firmware for a Garmin 705 GPS? I've had nothing but issues with the latest two releases, and Gamin have removed the older versions from their website.

I'm looking for version 3.1

Cheers

EDIT: All good, I've managed to find it elsewhere.

Interval training in the front yard

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Life's too short to be bored

Via Ferrata on MTB

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Skills Drills

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Some really good stuff to practice here. I do some of it, but here's some more fun stuff to try


http://youtu.be/YL_F0YCStNg

convert 29er to 27.5?

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im just after peoples thoughts of converting a 29er in to a 27.5? would it work or would the 29er frame be to big for the 27.5 rims? and would it look stupid?

i just dont want to spend the money on a new bike.

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Pike customised to shorter travel

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Has anyone tried this or have thoughts on whether it's worthwhile? I'm not talking volume reducer tokens that just change the spring curve, but an actual change in travel length.

I'm riding a 120 revelation RL at the mo and it doesn't have enough chutzpah for my kind of Sydney riding. Opinions welcome

Shimano M8000 XT 1x11

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Shimano have just done a media day and the first reviews are starting to come out. Hopefully the release date of August is wrong as I'd love to put this on my new bike build.

Going by the prices in this article and converting to A$ the full groupset excluding wheels, FD and front shifter comes to $1472.

http://m.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-shimano-de...

Overnight wilderness trip

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I want to go on an overnight wilderness trek and want to attach a lightweight tent onto my bike and wanted any recommendations. I was thinking of trying a bike store in Katoomba for help.

Steel HT frames

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Hi guys

I am looking to get a new HT bike soon, possibly something unique.

I was looking at steel framed hardtails and i am just wondering whether its worth it or not?
What sort of experiences have you guys had with steel framed MTB?

My riding only really consists of just all day XC fun and a few XC races here and there.

Sam

Names on Frames

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Guys was wondering if there's anywhere in Sydney that does those name and flag stickers for bikes. Happy to order from the UK company just in a bit of a rush is all. Cheers

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Getting out of NSW - to ride and race.....

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What with the bad news about the Convict, and also the fact that the trails around us will be pretty beaten for a while, I thought I’d share some details with y’all about some racing I have been doing outside of NSW, and just some of the logistics of the trips – because I think its probably a fair bit easier than people think, and it’s a great option to get some fantastic riding done.

Is this not the best cycling ad to date? "Hop On"

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"Hop on" - Cycling Canada


http://youtu.be/_wtqnbObhbA

Look Ma, no shock!

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New german brand "Bold Cycles" puts the shock *inside* the frame

http://enduro-mtb.com/en/news-bold-cycles-reveal...

Time to get new forks

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I have to either get my Stanchions replaced or buy a new fork.

I believe I will get something new so I have been shopping around and im not finding much to meet my specs.

My bike is a Giant Trance 2011, It needs:
taper steerer
15mm axle
5 inch travel
26 inch wheel

Currently looking at Fox 2015 32 Float 26 120 CTD O/C Evolution $633.00 at TBSM

Looking for suggestions for good alternatives but I am liking the FOX with the CTD?

Wheelset advice

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Hey guys,

I have a 2008 Reign X0 with Totems on the front and a Fox RC3 on the rear. It has Minions wrapped around an unknown rim but the rim has "dirtbag DH" stickers on it. It's a downhill-ish bike and I like to ride DH, but there's not a lot of that sort of action around Newcastle so I'm thinking about trading in the VERY heavy wheels/tyres for something a bit lighter to make riding in places like Glenrock a bit easier.

New bike time (What would you build?)

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The wife has hinted that when tax time comes round I can get a new bike Laughing out loud

Now, what to do? I've always liked the idea of building my own but know that it rarely works out cheaper than buying a ready made bike but at least I'll get what I want. The olny thing is, I don't know what I want!

I know I want a dual sus, race inspired, carbon xc bike that is reasonably high end, but not sure how to get there.

If I did a self build I was thinking of the following but I'm happy to take alternative sugestions:-

Frame
Yeti ASR C or Niner Jet9 RDO or Whyte M10C or something else?

2 x 10 chain rings

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Looking at replacing my worn out chain rings and would like to change them around a bit if possible and looking for advise / experience in doing so before ordering stuff.

Running XT 38 - 26 rings and often find myself in the highest gear wishing there were one more to use. So I'm wondering if it is possible to fit a 40 big ring and keep the 26.

Looking at CRC there seems to be preset options: 40 - 28, 38 - 26 and 38 - 24 so I'm thinking that maybe the size 40 won't fit the cranks or can't be combined with a 26 inner for some reason.

Converting to 1 x 10

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Could somebody please help me with selecting the correct rear derailleur cage size.
At the moment i have a non clutch Sram XO rear dreailleur with a long cage, i'm running 11-36 & 24-38T 2 x 10.
I want to go 1 x 10 with Wolftooth 42T rear added, & 32T front. I know i need a new Sram clutch derailleur XO Type 2.1, but will i need a medium or long cage? I also plan on running an MRP AMg guide, will this package run better with the optional 16T Wolftooth sells for rear?
Any help from someone who has done this conversion would be much appreciated.

Riding Tasmania

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Hello everyone. So i might have a chance to take my bike to tasmania over june july. Whats the riding like at this time and ill be in hobart so where abouts is there to ride around hobart?

Thanks,

Jono.

What is i spec a/b

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Hello everyone!

Question i've had for years now. What is the difference between I Spec A and B?

Ive got the saint brakes and i want to get xtr shifter to replace my sram x7. So i'm just curious which configuration i need. Im running 1x10 so i only need the 10speed right hand. Im pretty sure i can run them both on the same clamp with one of the configurations but not sure which one.

Thanks,

Jono.

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