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edrobbin



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: A fine replacement Reply with quote

A whole load of carbon lovliness. This was the one I was going to buy last year when I got the RZ - I had my doubts about carbon then, so went for the equivalent in aluminium. Carbon it is now though. Changed the Racing Ralph on the front to a Maxxis Advantage, and am going to give the RR on the back a go before probably changing to a Crossmark.

Thought about the 29er, but really cant see the point.

First ride early doors tomorrow

Yay!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know how she does. Wink

Very nice, though I'm not the greatest fan of Leftie's. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool Cool,I do like a nice dale Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

god thatb looks gooooood Cool
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stu8975



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: A fine replacement Reply with quote

edrobbin wrote:
Thought about the 29er, but really cant see the point.


I said the same thing....then i had a lend of one, lets just say my next xc bike will prob have big wheels.
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Suggs



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stunning bike..
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edrobbin



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: A fine replacement Reply with quote

stu8975 wrote:
edrobbin wrote:
Thought about the 29er, but really cant see the point.


I said the same thing....then i had a lend of one, lets just say my next xc bike will prob have big wheels.


Completely understand - they're probably fantastic

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is the lefty fork any good mate?

how would you compare it to fox?
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edrobbin



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Scalpel 1st ride Reply with quote

Scalpel:

positive:

- Racing HT geometry but with added rear sus
- seriously light - beautiful carbon!
- scarily quick
- Lefty rocks - even this 100mm version
- very responsive, felt really precise picking lines downhill

negative:

- 2x10 gear-set; I WANT MY GRANNY RING BACK
- HT geometry will always suit me and my routes, but jesus, my hands & arms are killing me. Weight so far forward.
- It will take time to get used to after 1,500 miles of 'all-mountain' on the RZ


This is a seriously quick bike thanks to the gorgeous carbon frame & insane HT set-up. More than capable of dealing with anything I could throw at it.

However, it is not a bike for all day touring. the geometry is so aggressive that, as mentioned above, you'll be feeling it for days!

It's going to take me a few miles to get used to it, but I know it's going to be good...on a biblical proportion!

Anyway, a few pics from this morning

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovely cycle Cool
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