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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:13 pm    Post subject: The Missus bought me a new dropper post... Reply with quote

...that was attached to this;



Very Happy

Off to the FoD tomorrow to get it dirty.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very VERY nice!!!

Lucky boy ...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your misses did good. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Wink

Hope you've got the fitness and skill that that bike deserves, you'll have so much fun. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitness? No, but I'm working on it.

Skill? Not any more; I'm old, fat and scared. Still faster downhill that a lot of the XC whippets who pass me on the climbs. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez nice bike !

Just need a pumpkin costume now and you'll be fully kitted out for Halloween....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was freaking awesome!

Three laps of the blue at FoD, 19.5 miles, 2017 feet climbed, 41 trophies. Straavaaaaa!!! Very Happy

The bike is soooo good. Totally planted and inspires so much confidence. The Mattocs are so supple it's untrue and the back end, while suffering from more pedal bob than the Spesh Camber, offers so much traction. I am using all the travel though, so I bought some volume reducers from Sprung which I'll fit before the next ride.

There are a couple of flies in the ointment though; I wasn't sure about the saddle before the ride started but by the end the grips were more of an issue. My hands were numb, I was struggling to change gear and it was actually painful to let go of the bars! The saddle is shocking though...

Straavaaaa!!!!







And the arty shot...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good going, well done. Very Happy

Money obviously well spent. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it mate and I'm glad you liked the way it rides too.

Contact points are a strange one, what works for some doesn't for others. Luckily grips are a relatively cheap thing to change to improve the experience.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an awesome bike & loving that colour.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm loving everything about that bike,and your verdict is a carbon copy of every other owner of one.
The only glitch is your missus's purchase(dropper)
I had one for about a month,and I never used it once.Down or Uphill,and I would be surprised if anyone uses it to fulll effect.
I knocked 60 quid off it and Gumtreed its ass.
So unnecessary it beggars belief.
But the bike ?
Cool .Nuff said

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still getting to grips with the dropper but to be honest I haven't ridden anywhere extreme enough to need it yet. Once I get a few more mile under my belt I'll be better placed to make a decision on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doomanic wrote:
I'm still getting to grips with the dropper but to be honest I haven't ridden anywhere extreme enough to need it yet. Once I get a few more mile under my belt I'll be better placed to make a decision on it.


Of course.
Sounds like you had a blast though Very Happy
I'm tempted,but my wee HT is lotsa fun.

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