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All mountain tyres

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Guys about to get new tubeless tyres. They're for a 26-inch wheel if anyone remembers those! Any recommendations? I'm much more interested in grip rather than speed. Cheers.
Nige

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Stillbirth Foundation Mont 24 teams, looking for interested riders

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Hi everyone,

Internal cabling

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Whats the best way to maintain the cables that run through the frame what lube & ways are the best....

Gravity- Downhill Calander 2015

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Here's a Calander for all you Gravity Riders, lets you know whats on where!
Keep a look out for updates.

Cheap Ant + head unit

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Looking for a cheap ant+ head unit that will pickup wahoo speed and cadence sensor and Ant + heart rate monitor. Doesn't have to be GPS enabled or able to map the ride or anything like that but would like to be able to see HR, speed, cadence, time on the one screen.

OMV Short Course Series

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Well the Hornsby MTB community has had breakthrough after breakthrough. After much opposition to our cause, we finally got the go ahead for a 3km track. Then we were allowed to build another 3km to it.
Then a bike festival was put on last month which was a roaring success.

Nukproof 15mm to QR converter

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Hi Guys,

Just looking for a new wheelset for my older Trance with a Reba QR fork, and prefer the 15mm hub.

Anyone have experience with the 15mm adaptor ?

Cheers
Raymond

Proof that the Bible authors did MTB

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First post for 2015, and expect to hear a lot from me about the "serious" side of riding, but thought I'd kick off with some humour!

You may have been led to believe that mountain biking is only a recent pasttime, and the most recent books in the Bible were written almost 2000 years ago. So obviously the people in Biblical times could not experience the joy and excitement of cruising around the many, many dirt roads they had.

Do you use your CTD?

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Hi all,
Many of the FS bikes now come with CTD (climb, trail, descend) where you adjust a dial on your forks and shocks to adjust the suspension between hard, medium & soft. To make this useful you'd have to stop and also know the upcoming trail? So, if you are not a fan of stopping on your regular rides and/or like discovering new trails as you go it seems to me you'd just set it at trail and not really use the feature?
Anyone who has CTD can you advise whether you use it and how?
Thanks

Fizik saddles - Le Spit Cyclery

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Le Spit has 3 types of Fizik saddle going for $50 each.

Limited colours but still a great buy.

I got a Gobi XM.
Can't recall the other models but Gobi XM was in the middle of the three in terms of width and comfort. There was a firmer flatter profile 'race' saddle and a wider saddle available.

CRC "sales"..

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Has anyone noticed CRC's high RRP values on some sale items?

Needed to buy a part (not available in AUS), ended up on CRC.

I always keep my eyes open for bargains and they are currently running a "50 unbeatable" deals promotion, with very high discounts, calculated against their RRP prices.

Not going to go into details, check for yourself, then go check some other sites for their comparison prices and RRP values.

unbeatable? really..??

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Trance 2 - gold!

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Having started mountain bike riding only 3 years ago, I have really enjoyed the fitness and recreational aspects of riding the trails. I started with a second hand 2008 Specialized Expert Stump jumper which I rode for a few years and I learnt the basics of riding, it was a great bike to start on. After talking to a few blokes I bump into at the dam, I was convinced to upgrade to something more up to date. After much research and discussion, I decided on the Giant Trance 2 27.5, I must say, its a magnificent bike.

How much travel do I need?

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Hi all,
Looking for advice on a FS bike for Manly Dam and surrounds. No need for brands, etc as I know it's a passionate and personal thing. What I am keen to hear is how much travel is required.

Garmin Premium HR strap errors.

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I have a Garmin 500 with a premium heart rate monitor strap. It sat for about a month and half towards the end of last year without use and so far this year I have errors with my HR every ride. I am getting lots of drop outs, lengthy periods where my HR only varies by one or two BPM even though I go from cruising to puffing like the 3801 climbing out of Lithgow and it tends to be registering lower that would I would expect given my lack of riding over the last couple of months.

how to wash your mtb properly

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Ok fellas,

For the techno drone video selfie takers - :)

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Check out the Zano demo at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/torquing/za...

But mind the overhanging trees?

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garmin 510 live tracking or app alternatives

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I'm after either upgrading my edge 500 to an edge 510 or putting an app on my phone that will allow live tracking.

This is mainly so if I do come to any strife either on the road or dirt, I can let the wife (or 000) know where I am.

What are peoples opinions of either option? Does having the phone constantly connected to the 510 kill the battery or is it no worse than having a tracking app running?

What tracking apps do people recommend or cheap places to buy a 510 from.

Cheers,
Pete

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Bike discounts - can anyone explain why?

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Over the last six months I have used the bikeexchange site to check on bike prices.

What I have noticed is the LBS in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia will usually be offering the bike at a price below the RRP.

In Sydney, it's almost guaranteed that the bike will only be available at the RRP.

Can anyone offer a reasonable explanation why this is?

Gahnia Vid

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From the Sydney MTB FacePalm group:


http://youtu.be/IONXxGLGA-U

servicing dual susp bike

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Hi guys, my giant anthem dualy is due for a service, what would I be looking at price wise from a lbs? just waying it up if I get my bike shop or my self to do it. thanks

My new VIDEOS: Top 10 Descents, Return to the Redwoods, Mt Buller Epic and Whak-en Outrageous

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I've been busy cutting video for much of the last few weeks and thought it might be a good idea to release a whole bunch today.

- Top 10 Descents of 2014
- Return to the Redwoods (Highlights of my recent trip to the Rotorua Redwoods)
- The Official Opening of the Mt Buller Alpine Epic Trail
- Whak-en Outrageous - My (massive) Last Day in the Redwoods

Top 10 Descents of 2014

http://youtu.be/19z0Xn8Uv4c

Return to the Redwoods

http://youtu.be/o4blfTapEtE

The Official Opening of the Mt Buller Alpine Epic Trail

Getting the best from an indoor trainer?

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I've just started to work out on a trainer in the garage. Broke my wrist end of November and could be off the bike until March / April. I;ve set my self a goal though of coming out of the injury fitter than when I went in... as the alternative is sitting on the couch drinking beer and that's not going to be helpful.

I've also just fitted a cadence and speed sensor and am planning to use the Strava workout guides and Sufferfest videos as a start.

fork upgrade

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where's the best place to look for some decent (tho 2nd hand) rockshox or fox forks for specialized rockhopper?

any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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What's it worth?

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Hi all,

So I have this stripped down Giant Trance 2 (29") frame that I'm considering just selling and buying a whole kit from scratch. I know I should probably pop this into the classified section - but I wanted an idea of what to charge before I listed it there...

I bought the bike brand new 6 months ago for $2K and stripped all the stock parts off for XTR. But now I've built a second bike - which will be my daily commuter to Perth city (work) and back and have put my XTR on that bike.

Road Bike Party III

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