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heads up ... the tathra enduro

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Hey all,
heads up

Of late me has spent a chunk of time on the far far far nsw south coast
Coming up mid june on the long weekend is there mtb enduro race,

I have pedalled there a heap of times and despite the numerous hellos to snakes, wallabies many goannas' and one echidna ( how good is mountain biking ) just cant get enough of the single track,

Ill let you guys suss it all out, but i can tell you it is a sweet lil spot where you do your session and within shuffling distance is beers, burgers and crystal clear waters at the beach

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Steel 29-er

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I’m interested in a getting a steel 29-er hardtail – preferably single-speed with option to run gears. Particularly keen on Niner SIR9 or Ritchey P-29er.

Does anyone have one of these I could please sling a leg over and ride around the block, or even better a steel 29-er they are thinking of selling? I prefer the XC bent as opposed to hardcore hardtail flavour. Medium size required (5’10”)

Thank you!

No Singletrack Mind Series this year :-(

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As per link below, no Chocolate Foot Singletrack Mind this year...

http://www.chocolatefoot.com.au/singletrack-mind...

Bit disappointed as I had already started planning accommodation etc..

The Pioneer

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A few nobmobbers rate a mention here: Minter and Chitts, and Mike Israel

Epic scenery! Probably a bit above my level, but you can always dream Smiling Antsonline, is this your next event? Smiling


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Heads-up display for MTB

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For those who didn't know they needed it...

http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/heads-...

Interesting comments in the comment section about the human brain having a limited pool of processing power... I have a power meter on the Scalpel but never use the data on the trail because I'm fully occupied with staying rubber side down. One of th3 things I love about MTB is that it demands 100% attention and leaves no room for anything else.

Cycle Commuting

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In spirit of the recent discussions around cycle commuting and helmet laws etc I found this picture from the place where I lived in Sweden before moving. I've forgotten how hard it was to find the bike after a day out.....

Otway300

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I'm just back from a weekend at the Otway300 - it was such an incredible event.
Its a long race for sure, and a bit of a journey to get to Forrest, Vic to compete, but my word, it was worth every second.

8 mates caught the same flight, booked a couple of cars, and hired a big house together - for what really was an ultimate 'boys riding' weekend away.

The racing was great - for sure - but the whole vibe and nature of the weekend really stood out. If you even slightly fancy yourself as an endurance based rider, put it on your calendar for next year. Its a bucket list race...

The Mont

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Had a good time at the Mont, I'm shattered now.

Thanks to Pancakes for getting the team together, cooking pancakes, looking after the running sheet and all the other stuff you did to make things run smoothly.

To the rest of the team, thanks for making the event a whole lot of fun, it's not something I thought I'd ever do let alone enjoy.

@Hawkeye, thanks for your text msg yesterday.

Cheers

New machine

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So after putting it up several months ago, leading to a LOT of food for thought for me, I had narrowed it all down to the Spec Epic and Trek Top Fuel. Eventually (and contrary to what I know many would choose), I finally settled on the Top Fuel (mainly due to pricing) in February though had a spanner thrown in my works when I found out that Trek had completely sold out for the year. Luckily after much negotiation between Turramurra Cyclery & Trek Project One, they sorted out a custom built model.

Portal Trail, Moab

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Spectacular riding in Utah

Part 1

http://youtu.be/nXjwqlM2dYc

Part 2

http://youtu.be/NyT58lYlSXE

Nerd note: would love to know what gimbal is being used to stabilise the camera

Great job Singleton Ambo's

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This was on Monday morning, a rider practicing for the Shimano Series. For a non technical tracks I have had more crashes here than any technical track. The track is fast, and dusty, in great condition for the race. This guy was going full tilt when he clipped that tree. Ended up with a broken hip. The Singleton Ambos did a great job getting in to him and treating, Well done. Be warned after a few tired hours those trees can jump out and get you.

Smashed GPS

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Gotta love it when you lose your concentration for a second and suffer the consequences.

Just after thinking about how many times I'd dropped it without cracking the screen, Last week I stepped on my $400 Magellan Cyclo505 GPS and completely smashed the screen, to the extent that now I can hardly press any buttons on it any more.

Convict 68Km 2016 race

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Hi
I am going to do the convict 68KM, I did ride the last Convict 50km and the last Husky 50km.
Anyone who rode the 68km last year or other convict events I am interested in your thoughts and experience on the event.

1) They say that the 68km has single track in it, how technical is this single track and what pecentage is the single track too fire trail?

2) Does the 68km have the down hill section of the old 50km with the hazadous gutters in it?

3) Any hints on the canoe as I am keen on riding it.

SRAM 1x12 officially released

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Looks like SRAM 1x12 has had its official release.

http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/sram-r...


http://youtu.be/PupqJ2p1Q28

MTB and trail running - Canberra

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Hello

Could anyone give me a pointer on a good trail in Canberra -

My fiancee is a trail runner and I will be riding my Mountain Bike.

Which trails wold you suggest so that we can run/ride together or in close proximity - without too much mtb traffic if we are on the same track!?

thanks!!!

Is Shimano 1 * 11 better than 1 * 10?

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Looking to upgrade my XC bike from 2 * 9 to one front chainring. It seems that my existing wheels will fit a Shimano 10 or 11 speed cassette.

I would like a 11-40 rear cassette so it seems 11 speed is simpler. Anyone have some experience with the 11 speed XTR and one chainring?

Mont 24, now don't need 2 riders ASAP

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*edit*
We needed 2 riders ASAP to make it happen. Even 1 will do...

Seriously middle of the field contenders looking for another 1 or 2 riders. Male, female, non gender specific...we're not fussy.

Even better if you're over 40 as you'll get the jokes and understand the pop culture references. Even more better if you're fast and can drag down our average lap times.

Team orders consist of:

a) Don't be a dick,

2) Have a rider on track at all times (slick transitions, no transition out of your sleeping bag in camp),

Mavic wheels

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Just wondering if his would be covered on warranty only used for commuting nothing too hard just fast brought from my lbs theres a crack either side of the spoke

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New mtb shoe suggestions

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Hi all, I'm looking to get myself some new Mtb shoes with clip ins. Currently got some shimano m088 but looking for something a little better. Any suggestions are welcome. ?

The Cyclery Fyshwick

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+1 for The Cyclery Fyshwick helped me out in a big way. Long story short, I received a substantial upgrade for free, very happy indeed.

Maintenance after riding thorugh a river

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I did a ride over the weekend that included riding through numerous knee deep river crossings where the bike was semi submerged.
Should I be looking at re-greasing hubs etc and any recommendations on type of grease?
Thanks

Angry birds

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I thought magpies were a threat...


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Lube (Minds out of the gutter thanks)

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So my new LBS doesn't sell my favourite lube, so they've put me onto Finish Line Dry Lube, anyone using/used it and what do you think, any good?

The bell tolls.

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Here it comes - looks like I better get a bell for my mountain bike for when I am riding to a track. Taking this to the extreme, this could mean you will need a bell when riding on fire trails. I can see it now - 'bell inspection' officers at the bottom of The Oaks.

Oval chainwheel

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Anyone tried one of these....

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