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Front tyres

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I know it's been done to death new bike looking for a new front tyre Nobby nicks are so so that came on it would love to run a maxis ignitor but they don't make them in 27.5

Thinking minion dhf or high roller 2 any thoughts

Escape - Mount Rinjani. Lombok, Indonesia

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I've trekked here... it's a volcano so sketchy as anything. I can also guarantee they didn't walk up there with bikes on their backs the whole way Eye-wink


http://vimeo.com/112219673

Oh... here's the missus & I on our honeymoon Eye-wink

suspension set up

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just bought a giant trance advance 0 i have set the sag no worries but can't find anything on were to set the low speed compression and high speed rebound on either the revolution fork or the monarch shock

any help would be great

Headtube extender wanted

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I'm looking for an AU supplier of a 20mm headtube extender like this one:

http://www.eighthinch.com/29-eighthinch-headtube...

Anyone know where I can get one? Shipping from Eightinch is $45 !!??

Need a 20mm lift to make up for a rigid fork conversion (turning my old hardtail into my road bike)

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cool Trail Build Timelapse

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Stumbled across this on Youtube. Time-lapse of a day building the Epic Trail at Mt Buller

Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/iQinncM15q0

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New Strava "Fitness and Freshness" graph

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I know most people on here use Strava and many of them are premium users.

For those that are, have you seen the new Fitness and Freshness graphs under the training tab? If so, what do you make of them - useful training aid or a load of old cobblers?

It seems to me that only the longer rides have much effect. I try and do at least 1 hour long interval session a week round Centennial Park but they have very little effect on the graph but definitely improve my fitness/strength.

Lights action

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Need some new lights any suggestions?

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Webscorer reviews?

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I'm thinking our club (CWORBC) should get webscorer (http://www.webscorer.com/) and buy an android tablet to use it on.

Has anyone used it? On which device(s)?

We'd be mainly using it for multi lap time limited events (ie. most laps wins).

I think Lithgow use it? Do you have any problems with it?

Old Skool

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A friend of mine sent me this and I thought it was too good not to share - some early 90s downhill!

https://m.
http://youtu.be/Z-32KVUU3OU

Save Sparrow Hill

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Copied from rotorburn.

Those who raced the MONT and Kowalski Classic or have visited Sparrow know how good these trail networks are.
Please show your support.

http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?2...

"Dear fellow mountain bike nuts and Sparrow Hill fans.
The good news is always that your back tyre hasn’t gone flat overnight after your last ride.
The bad news is that time is nearly up for Sparrow.
We’ve always dreaded the thought that one day the harvesting machines will thunder into Kowen Forest and clear-fell our trees.

The Masters of NoBMoB

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To save highjacking the general 2015 Mont thread, I'll start a new one.

I was a late callup for this year's event and had an absolute blast. The trails at Kowen are quite simply brilliant and the general vibe of the event is first rate.

And it seems to me that there are a lot of blokes on this site that fall on the .. let's say... more mature side of MTB - that is over bloody 40!

So I'm making a general callout to the over 40s amongst us that want to be in a team of 6 for the 2015 event.

Brand new Garmin 510 issues

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Hi,
I bought a new Garmin 510 yesterday for the Fling. Charged it fully and used it for the race today for the first time.
After about 4hrs it went blank and I thought it might have run out of battery being the first charge and all that.
When I got it home I realised it's beeping every 5seconds and I've put it back on charge, pressed all buttons in different sequences and nothings happening. It's still blank and it's still beeping.
Anyone heard of this before and know what to do before I take it back to the shop tomorrow?

Strong Rim!

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I think I've been ripped off - really cheesed off!!!

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I bought ay-up lights from user named marto71 who advertised on this site 3 weeks ago. After a few phone messages we agreed on a price and I paid via EFT, I was really looking forward to getting the lights as I planned to use them for the Mont 24hr race 2 weekends ago.

To date no parcel has ever arrived - he said his daughter was posting the items on Monday 20 Oct (should have been express post as advertised) reason he was late posting was because he needed to make sure everything worked but the ad stated they work perfectly fine and nothing wrong with them.

New Rim Needed

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My rim has split and flared out it's a DT Swiss 4.1d and I need to replace it. Has anyone got any recommendations, obviously i would like to reuse the rest of the parts evidently the DT X425 is the same rim with new name. Other brand/rim suggestions? or should i stick with DT so i can reuse everything else.

Sella Ronda

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Planning next years euro trip and it seems like I'll be able to get some time in the Dolomites late july and it is time to lock in some places.

I think I'll be able to get one day dedicated to MTB and after a little bit of googling it seems like the thing to do is Sella Ronda.

A couple of questions to anyone who has done it.
1) Is Sella Ronda the thing to do or are there more scenic / better tracks in the Dolomites
2) As I understand it, it is a guided tour going up in gondolas and down on two wheels - right?

Yep, he's good!

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Check this out for skills, I thought Red Hill was scary...


http://youtu.be/xQ_IQS3VKjA

http://www.liftable.com/andreadcombs/ridge/

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Looking for an entry level dualie? 2015 Polygon Siskiu D7 - $1,299 Shimano XT / Deore

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Hey guys,

For those in the market for an entry level dualie, we have now received our first shipment of the 2015 Siskiu D6 and D7 bikes.

Polygon Siskiu D7 - $1,299

•ASX Advanced Alloy linkage driven single pivot XC frame with 4.7" of suspension travel
•Tapered Head Tube
•Rockshox XC30 TK Solo Air front fork
•Suntour Epicon LO-R Air rear shock with hydrauic lockout
•30 Speed Shimano Deore XT / Deore group set
•27.5 inch Araya 650 wheels with Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres.
•5 Year Warranty on frame
•Full manufacturer’s warranty on parts
•Weight 13.6kg (medium frame)

Husky 100km

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Hi Anyone done the Husky 100 on a SS? I'm thinking about giving it a go and was wondering what the best gear ratios would be?
Ta.

Organised ride liability

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I recently read an article where 2 mates were riding together on road bikes when one of them hits an object on the road causing him to crash into his mate, the mate suffers a back injury etc. seeks legal advise and sues his mate for negligence, the case goes to court and the Judge rules in his favour awarding the injured mate $1.7m...which brings me to my hyperthetical question.....If I intend to ride say the Oaks trail and put a post up here inviting for others to join me and during the ride someone hits a waterbar goes OTB's breaks their neck am I liable ?

Stans Rim tape width

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Hi Guys

I have a set of bead hookless carbon TLR rims I'm looking to build up into some race wheels. I'm just wondering what width tape is recommended for an internal width of 22mm? By the time the channel is taken into account, the perfect fit tape width between goes up to 23mm, but the tape is only available in 21mm and 25mm widths.

Thanks for your advice Smiling

Spoke length help

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Building a new set of wheels, and I need to double check spoke lengths...

Using DT hubs, so the DT calc comes in handy.
http://spokes-calculator.dtswiss.com/Calculator....

Details
Rim: ERD 522
Front: DT 350 straight pull, centre lock, 15mm
Rear: As above, 142x12
Hidden/Internal nipples.
From there, all the numbers should be correct.

What I get:

Front:
rounded
(incl. Corrections)
left.
272 mm
right.
274 mm

Rear:
rounded
(incl. Corrections)
left.
274 mm
right.
273 mm

What has been seen

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... cannot be unseen!

I present to you the Scurra Hard Enduro 29er.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/09/18/ib13-scurras...

schwabe nobby nic/ racing ralph vs maxxis Ardent

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Hi all,

I've just put a deposit down on my new wheels for Christmas the 2015 Anthem SX 27.5 and I'm super pumped! However I want to know what everyone's advice and experience is with the Maxxis Ardent tyre tubeless vs the standard combo that comes with the bike being the schwabe racing Ralph and nobby Nic, I haven't rode on either before, I'm currently using maxxis crossmark with tubes. This is my first time going tubeless.

OMV Festival this December

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From SNORC:

"Hi xxx
Old Man's Valley Bike Festival - Registration is Now Open!
Many of you said "hey, let's have an event, let's get together and ride the trails" - well here it finally is - the OMV Bike Festival on Sat 13 Dec 2014. Help us show Council that we love these trials and need them (many of you have seen media reports of Quarry filling which could impact trails) by participating in the festival and sending the message that cycling is something that needs to be supported into the future.

Best Mountain Bike