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Andy_VX



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:07 am    Post subject: Newbie saying Hi! Cannondale Trail 4 Reply with quote

Hi guys, I'm new to mountain biking, I looked at a few forums but this one looks great, I look forward to learning lots!

I've just purchased a 2016 Cannondale Trail 4 which I collect Saturday, very excited and can't wait to get started! Has anyone else got the bike and are you pleased with it?

I live on the South Coast and would love to hear some suggestions of good trails in the area.
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mr.b



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What part of the south coast?

There's QECP up by petersfeild, umpteen dozen tracks throughout West Sussex part of the fun is getting out and finding new stuff

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Forum, hopefully we'll see some pictures of the new bike. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, welcome pal Smile

Get some pics of ya new steed on here when ya get it Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to MTBE Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the warm welcome guys, picked up my bike this morning and took it out to Corfe Castle, rode about 30 miles altogether with a mix of trail / road riding. I'm absolutely knackered now!

The bike is great, my only gripe is the brakes but I think that's down to me not bedding in the new pads and then immediately getting them wet and muddy. The pedals are crap too so i'll change those.

I've never had a bike that uses 650B's, it makes a lot of difference, I was surprised at the speed i could build up. The thing i'm most pleased with is the quality of everything, it's so well built, the gear changes are great and the Rockshox suspension works brilliantly!

Now i just need to improve my technical skills, I have a lot to learn!!

Before the mud!

Mountain bike ride, Corfe Castle by Andrew Yeates, on Flickr

After the Mud...

Mountain bike ride, Corfe Castle by Andrew Yeates, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bike pal. and yeah, quite surprising what a difference 650b makes to general cycling. I'm even curious to see what a 29er would be like for this type of cycling.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice,had a Cannondale SL(26")for about 5 years,excellent bike,done about 2.5k on it.Great for commutes & trails,you'll definitely enjoy it Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shweet ... lovin the stealthy look Cool

Yeah I was also amazed at the difference the 27.5 wheel makes having been a die hard 26" fan (which I still have and love) .. it makes a heavy AM bike feel fast and light to me Surprised

Enjoy it Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello. That bike does look very nice.

I also noticed a huge difference in wheel size. Every time I'm riding somewhere I used to take my 26inch er I find I'm going quicker and it seems easier going too. Could be down to the bikes weight difference in my case bit though.

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