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    Those pedals are what you need for grip ! Not so nice when your shins touch them though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben8000 View Post
    Yes the Brand X one I mentioned is the Same as the Bird and Raceface. I'm sure lots of other brands use it as well.

    I will have some Fox 36 factory 170mm for sale shortly.
    Lemme know if/when they become available xmas is on the shitty horizon (not for the kids though, Santa caught covid!!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sx rider View Post
    Those pedals are what you need for grip ! Not so nice when your shins touch them though
    Its the main gear that has caused me most damage so far

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    ive a cheap 'decend' or something like that dropper seat post on my MTB and it seems decent quality. it will probably explode or start sticking but I see people with decent branded ones having issues so figured I could have a few cheap ones instead if needed. the only real let down is the lever on the handle bars seems a bit flimsy.

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    People say not to use long travel forks on a hard tail, but I loved the ride position and way my kona handled when I upgraded yo 160mm travel sektors from the 100mm Judy's it came with

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    How my kona ended up before upgrade to the whyte,



    Changed to sektor rl forks, shimano slx crank set and nukeproof neutron pedals.

    Fsa gravity bars and stem, 205mm disk conversion slx brakes

    Loved how it rode and did 1000s of miles, even managed break 50mph according to strava (did over take a few cars on way down hill from mow cop to congleton).

    If I hadn't upgraded a dropper and single ring would have been next


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    Looks good! Bit bright for me (both my bikes are black...)

    Recently completed my mtb build -'92 Kona Explosif Pro. It's so satisfying riding something you built. Kinda like driving something you built up too

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    The colour is so i can find it after I've binned it


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    Quote Originally Posted by MEL View Post
    The colour is so i can find it after I've binned it

    Fair enough! Nice to see it's going to be used properly!

    Mine:
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/dow....php?id=511485

    Sorry. Cant seem to get the pic to display properly...
    Last edited by Teggers; 01-11-2020 at 08:56.

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    Don't take that as binning it on super mahoosive jumps, I generally fall off at low speeds in ditches lol

    I've just got shitty eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEL View Post
    I've just got shitty eyes
    So's Daz - that's why he's always straining so hard to see inside car windows when it gets dark, with his face pushed up against the glass.

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    Another lump spent on the bike at the weekend

    Personal safety/comfort -

    Some decent gloves - got me some Brisker cold weather, nice and toasty
    Helmet -
    20201113_120204 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    20201113_120218 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    Its got an alarm/sensor for when i fall off and duff up the old noggin it can let everyone know I've fallen off (again!!)

    Decent front tyre - Maxxis Minion DHF 2.30 but think i could go to 2.5 if required
    20201111_142628 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    And a ride out with Pablo to the local trails in Danbury
    20201111_142519 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    20201111_145647 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    It was very slippery on the leaves and there were some really boggy spots right where you didn't want soggy spots.

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    Awesome

    I was tempted to go out last weekend in the rain but the Racekings are.... err... best described as fairweather only.

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    DHF is the best ever summer tyre but when it's like this, I'd definitely go for a Shorty, at least at the front. When my Eddy Currents are used up, I'll either go Shorty 2.5s or two front Eddy Currents as the rear isn't much cop. Got my 38s as well, not on yet, tomorrows job. I'd post a pic but have no idea how any more.

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    Sweet, cleared my pm's now

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    Took another trip out with Pabs yesterday, visited Bedgebury and took on their Red trail. My first proper trail ride and it fcuked me!!!! We ended up doing just over 16k, legs gave up, multiple heart attacks, technical issues but thanks to Pabs who let me use his ebike we ended up completing the trail just as the light was going and everything was shutting up. I only dropped the bike once during the day unfortunately it was Pabs expensive bike and it was a stupid mistake. Live and learn though and i need to keep more speed on and watch my lines a little more.

    Anyways
    20201118_134400 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    20201118_190118 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    VID-20201118-WA0006 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    https://www.forestryengland.uk/bedge...ails-bedgebury

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HysFKhh_Zoc

    Laugh away at the fall, i did when pabs sent me the vid

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    Went out to a local woodland yesterday afternoon to get to know my and the bikes abilities a bit more and also to try and build up my stamina. Did about 7 miles on some really boggy and slippery mud/leaves with some decent hills. I can say my rear brake is useless and didnt do much in the way of stopping me but I didn't crash so there's that!!

    20201129_151949 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    Also my new dropper post, supplied and fitted by the guys at Quench cycles at bedgebury. Had it in next day for my trip above with Pablo.
    20201129_153004 by M3l 2o0sX, on Flickr

    Now to get the post to sit lower in the frame, gonna have to drill out some captive nut type things that Trek decided to install

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    Finally caved and got an emtb

    Ordered myself an Orbea Wild on new years eve and it arrived in less than 2 weeks. Been out on it a few times but unfortunately mostly road as everywhere local is under 2ft water or just plain bog. Lovin it so far.

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    E bikes do seem to be real good fun but they aint half expensive.

    most the guys round here seem to rate the Michelin wild E enduro tyres for E-bikes in the winter and the regular wild enduro's for normal MTB.

    I found my DHF to be slippy in the mud so went for a shorty as I found a good deal and all the Michelin were out of stock.

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