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Clean up Australia Day - Single track on Mona Vale Rd

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Clean-up Australia is just around the corner – Sunday 6th March and as part of “Clean-up” the mountain biking community is doing its bit by fixing up our tracks.

The section of track between the Kuringai Community Nursery and Showgrounds is looking like a tip at the moment and would really benefit from a little love - cleaning up the litter and making it a lot more pleasant to ride.

New to Conder

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I've recently moved to Conder, spending my first full week in my new place since purchasing it at the end of Jan. Just wondering if there are any local riders on here interested in catching up for a ride sometime?

Crazy Kiwis

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Just got back from a few days riding in NZ where we came across some of the riders in this NZ event. http://www.touraotearoa.nz

You can track them here. http://touraotearoa2016.maprogress.com

Dropper Post for XC Racing?

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I'm just wondering what people closer to the sharp end of the field think about using a dropper post for XC racing.

Worth the 200g? Would it help my lap times (assuming I'm doing my best to improve the engine performance as well)?

Cheers!

MORE Rotorua videos .. yep More!

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This was my 4th trip in 2 years to Rotorua but the first time I'd been with anyone else .. well except my bikes.

TBH I was a bit nervous because the crew I was going with were a step up for me. Turns out I held my own .. on the downhills. But hey this is Rotorua .. why don't waste time and energy riding UP, there's plenty of UP you can do here without the airfares, car hire and house rental.


http://youtu.be/Lp2Y4QsWq6A

Press Fit Bottom Brackets

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How bad is that plastic thing Shimano call a bottom bracket?
Yes they are cheap, is that because they need to be replaced every 6-8 months?
Never had these problems with outboard bottom brackets, just clean and forget, last forever.
Time to replace again, just interested in what other people are using as alternates?
Anyone using a Wheels Manufacturing alloy bottom brackets? Looks good, alloy body and a choice of different type of endure bearings, depending on what you want to spend.
Cheers

dually?

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So...,

I am contemplating on upgrading...

New wheel size standard announced

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Looks like someone is looking to take the rough-ground rolling advantages of bigger wheels to the next level. A '39er' wheel standard has just been proposed.

This image illustrates the difference to a 'standard' 29er:

Steering uses a gears and apparently steering response speed can be tuned by adjusting the gear ratios:

Hen's teeth

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I've broken the inner plate on a Shimano SLX M675 10 Spd Shadow + GS (Medium cage) derailleur. Anybody know where I could get a spare? I can't seem to find one anywhere this side of the equator!

Bago Bluff Marathon

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Hi all,

I've heard that there's this 50/100km marathon up near Port Mac on March 6th, and was thinking it looks like a good alternative to the executed Capital Punishment that was a similar distance/time of year.

http://www.trailterra.com.au/bago-bluff-mtb-mara...

Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the tracks/race and anyone had been considering having a go at competing in it as I'm keen to know who'd be around if I made the trip up.

Rain Jacket

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I need to buy a new rain jacket. Have had a Ground Effect Stormtrooper for a good 13 years but it's now disheveled and in need of a grave. The new ones look expensive. I don't mind cost if I get good durability. Use primarily for wet commutes but also for mountain biking as well just needs to keep me dry as long as possible. Any thoughts.

The Pioneer - 7 Day Stage Race in New Zealand - My Blog

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Hi Folks,

For anyone who may be interested, check out my blog at http://nobmob.com/node/53124

Cheers
Ian

Tubeless Burping

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I've got my shiny new Nobby Nics and thought I may lose my tubeless cherry by converting soon. However, after much forum reading, burping seems to be a problem for heavier blokes like myself (circa 90kg inc gear) when running anything below 30PSI.

My concern is, by having higher pressures to avoid burping does this not negate the benefits of running tubeless by benefiting from lower pressures?

As usual your combined wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

PS. I'm running Mavic EX729 (26").

Pairs Racing - the future of marathon racing?

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Hi all - I wrote a little bit about this, and posted it in my Blog here...

http://nobmob.com/node/53109

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Shimano M785 bleeding kit

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Hello guys,

Any suggestions on full bleeding kit for shimano xt (2012- on) brakes? also taking into ccount price with shipping to Australia. What are you using?
Cheers!

Commuter Bag

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Hi NobMobers,

I'm planning to start commuting into the CBD from Forestville 1 day per week. I'll be doing in & out in a day and unlikely to be in the city again during the week. SO I'm looking for a bag that can hold all my stuff for a day; MacBook Pro, work clothes, work shoes, lunch, towel, etc.

I've had a look at the following bag and looks good:
http://www.deuter.com/DE/en/bike/cross-air-20-ex...

If any one has either a review of this bag or could offer advice on other bags that work well for you it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Hilarious MTB Rage - Warning: very colourful language used

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When I saw this I was in stitches from laughing. This Swedish guy has a complete meltdown out in the track. There are english subtitles to capture his outbursts. Don;t know if that works for you english speaking folks.

Anyone offended by colourful language should not watch it. For anyone else, I hope you find it as funny as I did.


http://youtu.be/DImxGczuYJI

Shimano M786 shadow+ 1x11?

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Hi, I am quite new in this sphere, although was doing some research if m786 supports 1x11 system? any opinions?

Epic Failure on the Epic

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So I move to Canberra, in part because of the great riding down here, now I've been here a week and look what happened to my chainstay this morning:(

Anywhere rideable tomorrow sunday?

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My attempts today to get some dirt under the tyres got killed by a local heavy rain fall over wylde turning it in to a mud bath just before I got there. Mt Annan is not far away but it was closed. Lots of driving - no riding.

Does anyone know of any tracks dry enough to ride tomorrow within a day trip from northern beaches?

Cheers,
Staffan

Eagle vs Shark - Last run of the Day and the Rotorua Holiday

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Im not a superstitious person but when it comes to "Last Run Of The Day" that's a different story .. I've had two broken bone incidents on "the last run of the day".

So I decided I'd ride cautiously .. except you can't really do that on Eagle Vs Shark. This is how it went.

Raw video - Last run of the day, Last run of the holiday.

Rotorua January 2016


http://youtu.be/LiYh6Lgqevg

Shimano Shadow + deraulier failure

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Just cleaning the bike the other day. An found there was know difference with the switch engaged or off.

Looks like the clutch is gone. Can you get the parts to repair it?
Less than 2 years old.

Anyone else had these problems?

Kelly McGarry RIP

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Some sad news - Kelly McGarry has passed away at the age of 33 from cardiac arrest while riding with sponsor representatives from YT bikes.

More info here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/764677...

Work Party

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A bit of inspiration for those looking for opportunities to get out on the trails when it's too wet to ride Eye-wink


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Nobby Nic Trailstar and Pacestar

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OK. Just rode the KC circuit this morning and it's time to hang up my very worn tires - it was like riding on ice (frozen water not Meth).

I'm about to buy some Nobby Nics and just wanted to know which compound to use on the front and back.

Cheers.

PS. Saw an awful lot of blokes clad head to toe in lycra this morning on the trails....sinister.

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