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alpine epic trail

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What amazing looking trail.


http://youtu.be/519y08sb8ZI

Back wheel question

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HI all

I noticed my back wheel has a bit of a wobble in it, then a couple of days later a spoke has come loose, or at least thats the order I think it happened in. Coincidence?

What should I do, new wheel or should it be fixable?

How do I know if the wheel is buckled, I've taken off the wheel, tire and tube, and when i spin the rim it has a little wobble in it.. Rim is a bontrager x lite..

also, any opinions on these guys?

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7WHMN3C3/ti...

Bike is Trek Fuel 9.5

Thanks all!

Has any one rode from frazer park to catho pub

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Wanting to ride from Frazer park down to the pub at catho. Is there any good fire trails to take? and is it worth doing?
thank you

Warranty experience with the big S

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Let me share my recent warranty experience with the big red S.

So in December I noticed a mark on my frame around the bottom bracket area that looks rather suspicious, it looks like a deep scratch so I took it to the shop where I got it from to have it looked at. At the same time I sprained my ankle during a ride and I was told to rest it for 6 weeks. The mechanic was certain that the mark was indeed a small crack on the frame, and that he was going to take some pictures and show it to the big S.

Specs for bikes

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Gday

I am wondering if there's an online resource for the exact specs for bikes?

I have a Giant 29er Talon and I love the bike except the fork is rubbish. I just ride easy xc stuff etc so I don't need a beefy fork, but shopping online is hard when you are unsure of the type of steerer and headset set up required to upgrade the fork. I would prefer to do it myself as I find that as much fun as riding, if not more.... ☺

Any help would be great.
Thanks

Joke: A priest, minister and rabbi on an MTB

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I burst out laughing when I thought this up the first time and couldn't resist sharing. First time most people will compare a water bottle to the family's jewels...

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A Baptist minister, a Catholic priest and a rabbi walked into a bike shop at the same time to each buy themselves a nice new mountain bike (immediately you will realize this is a joke). Since they were all there together, they decide to take their bikes for their inaugural ride together on the local mountain bike track.

Yakima Holdup 2

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Is anyone using the below and would like to comment on it?

http://www.yakima.com.au/2/Products/category/7/H...

Choosing Medium or Long cage derailer for cannondale scalpel

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I have destroyed my XTR rear derailleur on 2012 Cannondale Scalpel and I don't know if I need to replace with XTR medium cage or long cage. The re cog is 11-36 and two ring at the front. Help!!

Gravity- Downhill Calender 2015

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Ok all you DOWNHILL, GRAVITY minded Peeps
We at Hunter, Central & South Coast, Western Sydney, Central Tablelands Clubs have tried extremely hard to make it a bit easier for you Guys and Gals to know whats on where with our clubs and some other events.
We have put together NOT the Bible! but a Guild Calendar, So Please check with the club closer to the date of the event, as there could be changes.
Hope to see out there supporting our clubs..
Cheers Smiling

Chain Guide or Bash Guard

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I converted my AM bike into 1x10, put a narrow wide chain ring,install a type 2 derailleur then shorten the chain. Riding on a rocky section, i often suffer a chain drop and ended up placing it back and ruining the momentum. Mostly riding in KC during the weekend.

What you guys suggest, chain guide or bash guard?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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My Girlfriend Is a Mountain Biker

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This was recommended for me on YouTube, and one of the few videos that was an accurate recommendation! This is hilarious, I suppose a humorous takeoff of what is usually the other way round (which of course happens to remind all single guys like me to choose carefully!)


http://youtu.be/3QUHLMNwcB4

Terrey Hills MTB Hire

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I'll be visiting Terrey Hills for a couple weeks from next Thursday (from the UK) and want to check out some of the trails nearby. Can anyone recommend somewhere nearby I can hire a couple of mountain bikes (hard tail or full suspension)? I saw from an older post that Manly Bike Tours do hardtails, is this still my best bet or is there somewhere closer?

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Carbon frame repair?

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Can anyone recommend a good carbon frame repair shop, pref around northern beaches. I need to asses and fix if required.

Cheers

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Schwalbe Procore?

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anyone managed to score a set of these and test them out?

stock seems hard to come by at present.

I'm thinking these offer will offer all the advantages of tubeless without the risk of burping.

MTB Rental

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Hi,

I am new to Sydney so still trying to find my way around. I have a friend over from the US this week and we are looking to go for a ride on Friday afternoon (probably Manly Dam if it is open). He won't have a bike so I am looking to find rental options in/around the city or lower north shore. I have looked ta a few online but most either don't seem to have good quality bikes or will only rent for a minimum period of 2 days (we probably only need 6 hours max).

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

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rockshox revelation rct3 faults

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bought a giant trance advanced 0 2 months ago love the bike but playing around with settings after its first service i now notice that the lock out feature docent work.

did a bit of research and found another guy has had this fault twice in 4 weeks both times warranted but you have the 2 week turn around on your fork

anyone else had any problems with this fork also can't find any info on set up for the rebound and compression

It's official - 27.5" is the slowest of the 3 wheels sizes

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Not what I was expecting

Part 1:

http://youtu.be/vhS1HfvBeYA

Part 2:

http://youtu.be/kxfrykeSNCE

Refunds from Cape to Cape

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Anybody had any problems getting refunds from Cape to Cape people? I had to withdraw my application to ride due to injury and was advised I would get a refund up to 60 days from completion of ride, which has well and truly passed.I email them, no reply...I call and get advised it will be in the bank..but no cigar. Riding this year, not likely....

Fox suspension oil selection

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Hi guys, I am after a bit of advice.
I need to replace the seals and dust wipers on my 2008 fox talas 32 forks, I called my LBS which have a seal kit to fit, however it is only compatible with the new fox 20wt gold oil. Fox says this oil should never be used with open bath damped forks (which mine are), however the mechanic says his forks are open bath and he runs this oil.

Can anyone weigh in on their opinion/experience, do i order in the older seal kits and use 10wt oil or put in the new seal kit and 20wt oil and ignore fox.

Cheers for the help

2015 outdoor part 4

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Extending my little video series out to include my family and friends enjoying the outdoors. Won't be all bikes this year but enjoy

part 1


http://vimeo.com/117891543

Part 2

http://vimeo.com/119933558

Part 2b the Canyon out takes

http://vimeo.com/120728911

Part 3

http://vimeo.com/136245739

Part 4

http://vimeo.com/149535319

Tubeless tyre issue

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Have recently put a pair of Conti Race Kings (protection model) on the Niner, on 3 year old set of Stans rims. Beaded up OK, but they struggle to hold air for varying periods. Can be fine for a couple of days and then go down overnight. Rear went from 28 psi to 20 psi on a 2 hr ride last outing. Had no problems previously with a mix of CrossMaxs (LUST) and a tubeless ready Kratos. Sealant was the end of a 18 month old bottle. Rims cleaned prior to fitting and tape seemed in OK nick.

Any suggestions?

2014 #FAIL Video - Will ride will fail

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Happy Australia Day - what's more Aussie than taking the piss out of yourself or laughing at someone elses stupidity.

I hope you enjoy my dumbarsery.


http://youtu.be/bsTrXudrcBw

Insane Downhill Bike Race Pass!

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Don't feel so bad next time someone forgets to shout 'Track' as they come by Eye-wink


http://youtu.be/iuxGy8gLN-c

Bike Camping

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Guys and girls

I am starting to set myself up for bike camping either with my girl, or a mate of mine, and also hiking.
Obviously we are going to start with simple over nighters and build up to 3-4 days if we can find the time. We live in East Ryde, so looking at the blue mountains as an easy option to start with

I already own some of the gear required:
Tent, Sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooker/pots, warm gear, Epirb

I am looking at getting one of these for a Full Suspension 29er:

Rear Rack:
http://oldmanmountain.com/Pages/RackPages/RearRa...

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