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    Got back after my first ride, I got a bit more used to the float. I noticed though after the ride, I felt a little pain in my knees and the back of my leg. I think the back of the leg pain is from spinning almost 100% of the time which I never really felt I was doing with the Shimanos only on climbs.
    Did you feel any pain in your knees after using the first time Steve?

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    Hi Joel, I'd check that you put the cleats on in EXACTLY the same position as your Shimano cleats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel.
    Got back after my first ride, I got a bit more used to the float. I noticed though after the ride, I felt a little pain in my knees and the back of my leg. I think the back of the leg pain is from spinning almost 100% of the time which I never really felt I was doing with the Shimanos only on climbs.
    Did you feel any pain in your knees after using the first time Steve?

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    I'll check tomorrow, thanks.

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    I don't remember having knee pain in the first rides Joel, only when using spds. The pedals can't be the reason for making you spin more. Check the distance from the middle of the clips to the crank and compare that with your spds. If it is longer (higher Q factor), pushing your feet apart more, then that could certainly be the cause of pain when spinning. I tend to stay away from tracks that make me spin fast as I ride SS.

    FWIW, if it is longer, there are aftermarket titanium spindles for eggbeaters with two shorter options.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    My sexy little number....

    Ok, this is a "porn" thread ... so here's my sexy new bike.

    I took 5 months to collect and build, and I love it!

    I should have some more photos soon, as the weekend approaches it'll soon get all dirty playing in the woods. But thats what its all about

    For any unscrupulous people out there, there is a tazer gun hidden built into the seat and it has an embeded GPS micro-chip, so do even think about "borrowing" it.
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    A worthy addition to this thread!
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    ... just an update, I stuck it on the human scales and did a average-of-3 readings ... 9.35kg

    Its only a human digital scale, so take that with a grain of sand, but either way it is fairly light for a dualy, and I'm stoked with it of course.

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    incredibly light for a dually
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    incredibly light for a dually
    But like riding a wet noodle i bet!

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    Bits and pieces

    Before the Otway Odyssey I went into the LBS to get some powerlinks.
    I enquired about a Kona Paddy Wagon and Band Wagon for my younger brother who was keen on an urban style roadie.
    (Hey getting him into any sort of riding can only be a good thing...)
    While there I asked about the Salsa Casseroll, a bike I've dreamed about since they came out - but were always too expensive.
    But now being run out at a 3rd off retail! I laid down a deposit and came away with another bike as well as some powerlinks...
    My bro soon after signed up for a Band Wagon, so now to my shame I own a roadie.
    It's steel and an SS so that makes it ok...?
    Looking forward to some urban exploring and bike trail cruising.

    My Forward Components EBB arrived while I was in Apollo Bay, meaning the ala Carte will sooon be my mtb SS.
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    Nice bikes for roadies. If I was to get back on my racer, it'd have to be converted to SS first.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    so now to my shame I own a roadie.
    Conversation with wife this morning:
    Me: Hayden bought another bike.
    Wife: [pause] Right ... how many's that?
    Me: [counting in head] 5 ... that I've seen.
    Wife: [pause] You're not owning that many. At least, not without a shitload of clothes, shoes and travelling to make up for it.


    Heck I'd be happy with the 2 I'm builing up behind the scenes at this stage, let alone 5. It's a nice bike though Hud ... even for a roadie. Your bro's is VERY 'Fitzroy'.

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    Nice

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    Sweet bikes Hud! Now you can wear no helmet and deliver goods in your spare time, and don't forget the uber tight pants. (in all seriousness I do love a good roadie bike in any form, good fun for sure). Casserolls are beautiful bikes.

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    Thanks fellas. The Salsa is soo beautiful. The detail is amazingas usual with a Salsa. The Kona is very well turned out too.

    N_P, I'm pretty sure it was you who once told me to not worry about square numbers (4), but to follow the prime number sequence. 2, 3 then jump to 5. So I'm only doing what you've suggested, it's just taken a while.
    Please mention this in conversation with your good wife tomorrow morning.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    That Moots is filthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    N_P, I'm pretty sure it was you who once told me to not worry about square numbers (4), but to follow the prime number sequence. 2, 3 then jump to 5. So I'm only doing what you've suggested, it's just taken a while.
    Please mention this in conversation with your good wife tomorrow morning.
    I forgot about that! I forget most of my better ideas dammit ...

    On the bright side, the next time you get a bike, you'll have to get 2 to make it 7 - how cool is that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Thanks fellas. The Salsa is soo beautiful. The detail is amazingas usual with a Salsa. The Kona is very well turned out too.
    They do look great eh? Lets give some credit to the Taiwan workers here though- what a stella job they do!

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    This is my new toy, hoping to have it Wednesday.. Will put all the bits off my current bike onto this one..


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    Sweet. I can tell it's a Specialized, but what model?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    It's a Myka FSR, one of their Women's Specific Designs '08 model but new, never ridden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsH
    It's a Myka FSR, one of their Women's Specific Designs '08 model but new, never ridden.
    Now thats a WAY cool looking paint job. Nice a smooth, kinda understated look but with a little bit of detail and some flair in the pivotl. I bet it'll go like a rocket!

    If only I was a woman! ... but I'm told mine is a bike for life, like been married.. but not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsH
    It's a Myka FSR, one of their Women's Specific Designs '08 model but new, never ridden.
    Woohoo ! Bet you can't wait to ride it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsH
    It's a Myka FSR, one of their Women's Specific Designs '08 model but new, never ridden.
    That colour scheme is mad! Nice frame indeed. People can say what they will but I still love pink on bikes!

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    Thanks guys
    tfindlay, I suspect yours may be a 'life' bike.. looks as though it'd be hard to replace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfindlay
    Ok, this is a "porn" thread ... so here's my sexy new bike.

    I took 5 months to collect and build, and I love it!

    I should have some more photos soon, as the weekend approaches it'll soon get all dirty playing in the woods. But thats what its all about

    For any unscrupulous people out there, there is a tazer gun hidden built into the seat and it has an embeded GPS micro-chip, so do even think about "borrowing" it.
    Man I completely missed this bike, it's mint. Moots have sweet frames. Are you riding that thing to work? Looks like an office in the background?

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    It's done iPhone pics..




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    Looks great Mrs H, first duallie?
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    Man I completely missed this bike, it's mint. Moots have sweet frames. Are you riding that thing to work? Looks like an office in the background?
    Commuting wasn't the plan, the pic was just the first stop when I picked the bike up. However some bugger wrote off my car, so by chance I am now commuting on it! If anyone sees me out there, feel free to wave and say hello!

    MrsH - That really is a cool paint job! All we need now is a Gucci or Prada bike, get more ladies cycling! It looks like lots of fun, hope you get out and enjoy it!

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    I suspect MrsH will get as much riding as MrH can babysit...

    Looks great !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsH
    It's done iPhone pics..
    That thing looks like fun. Nice bike, enjoy.

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    It's missing some dirt MrsH
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Looks great Mrs H, first duallie?
    Thanks, first dualie.. It's very smooth!

    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    I suspect MrsH will get as much riding as MrH can babysit...
    Got it in one

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    It's missing some dirt MrsH
    It is.. It is also missing white forks :P

    We're heading to Mirimbah/Buller for the weekend to rectify the dirt issue, forks will have to wait.. It's Andrew's number ending in zero birthday so he deserves a weekend of riding, the boy and I will do the easy trails and hang out in the skills park

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    2010 Merida 96

    Have the matching hardtail too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain
    Have the matching hardtail too.
    Man, that thing's dripping with XC porn.

    Have to say though - that make & model is a spitting image of a Scott Spark.

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    bling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsH
    It's done iPhone pics..



    I don't care what anyone says - purple ano is still cool.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    Seconded. Still got some from the first time around.

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    This is my first post in this forum so I'll use it as an opportunity to introduce myself.

    I've riden singletrack for the last 4 years but I ride a roadie as well. My favorite trails at the moment are my local 5 km hilly loop in Templestowe - Warrandyte, Smiths Gully, & Lysterfield. Did the Otway Odyssey this year and I've entered the Avoca challenge as well as the Chase the Sun series. Should be a fun year

    My XXX rated bike: Yeti ASRc

    Mavic Crossmax ST (Now running SLR)
    Hope Tech X2 Brakes
    XTR Crank w' Extralite Octaramp Gara 2 x 9 (28 - 42)
    XTR Shifting
    XTR 11 - 34 Cassette
    Easton EA90 Stem & Monkeylite Riser bar
    Racing Ralph EVO UST Tubeless 2.25 Front & Rear


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    wow, I'll ride that anywhere
    what's the double ring at front and ratio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    wow, I'll ride that anywhere
    what's the double ring at front and ratio?
    Thanks mate!

    Extralite Octaramp Gara - 42/28

    http://www.biggride.com/products/Ext...Ramp-Gara.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas
    This is my first post in this forum so I'll use it as an opportunity to introduce myself.

    I've riden singletrack for the last 4 years but I ride a roadie as well. My favorite trails at the moment are my local 5 km hilly loop in Templestowe - Warrandyte, Smiths Gully, & Lysterfield. Did the Otway Odyssey this year and I've entered the Avoca challenge as well as the Chase the Sun series. Should be a fun year

    My XXX rated bike: Yeti ASRc
    You'll have to stop flashing that thing about, I've got itchy fingers already, and my 575's quaking in it's Ralphs !

    What's your Tempy-Warrandyte loop? We mostly live around Heidelberg-Ringwood and are always looking for more ST in the area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas
    This is my first post in this forum so I'll use it as an opportunity to introduce myself.

    I've riden singletrack for the last 4 years but I ride a roadie as well. My favorite trails at the moment are my local 5 km hilly loop in Templestowe - Warrandyte, Smiths Gully, & Lysterfield. Did the Otway Odyssey this year and I've entered the Avoca challenge as well as the Chase the Sun series. Should be a fun year

    My XXX rated bike: Yeti ASRc

    Mavic Crossmax ST (Now running SLR)
    Hope Tech X2 Brakes
    XTR Crank w' Extralite Octaramp Gara 2 x 9 (28 - 42)
    XTR Shifting
    XTR 11 - 34 Cassette
    Easton EA90 Stem & Monkeylite Riser bar
    Racing Ralph EVO UST Tubeless 2.25 Front & Rear


    Oh my...I'm getting all hot in the gentlemen's bits looking at that!! Haven't seen you around (Warrandyte local), although if I did, I would probably run over my own tongue!!
    Numberwang!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    You'll have to stop flashing that thing about, I've got itchy fingers already, and my 575's quaking in it's Ralphs !

    What's your Tempy-Warrandyte loop? We mostly live around Heidelberg-Ringwood and are always looking for more ST in the area...
    Thanks bud. I've riden the ASRc a few times now. Great climber, but that's expected. The real surprise is in the descents, the suspension feels bottomless. Don't know how they do it, but count me a believer!

    As for my local loop... Is pretty much starts where fitzsimmons lane intersects with the yarra. If you have a garmin I can send you the course. It's fantastic for training, or those mid-week night rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Come Lately
    Oh my...I'm getting all hot in the gentlemen's bits looking at that!! Haven't seen you around (Warrandyte local), although if I did, I would probably run over my own tongue!!

    Nice to chat to a local, I'm a Templestowe lad.

    These days when I'm riding our local loops I'm usually with my single speed, a Rocky Mountain Vertex SE. Another pic required I think...

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    Nice - Keep it coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas
    As for my local loop... Is pretty much starts where fitzsimmons lane intersects with the yarra. If you have a garmin I can send you the course. It's fantastic for training, or those mid-week night rides.
    Sounds like what's referred to on here as the Pink Ribbon loop. Which indeed makes it strange that none of us have seen you there. Now that I've said that - we'll bump into you like, next ride or something. Nice rig ... I'm not a fan of Yeti, but that thing's impressive nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Sounds like what's referred to on here as the Pink Ribbon loop. Which indeed makes it strange that none of us have seen you there. Now that I've said that - we'll bump into you like, next ride or something. Nice rig ... I'm not a fan of Yeti, but that thing's impressive nonetheless.
    Thanks mate. I ride there with a group of guys from Links (the bike shop on James Street, Templestowe) on Tuesday nights, or with my training partner on Thursdays.

    During summer we did venture out to Smiths more often.

    P.S: Up until 2 weeks ago I rode an AnthemX LTD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas
    P.S: Up until 2 weeks ago I rode an AnthemX LTD.
    That would explain things. Seen plenty of Anthems out there. In fact, I remember crossing paths one night with a dude on an Anthem who's rear hub freewheel had shat itself ... it'd be funny if that was you.

    Anyway ... if you look in the St Andrews forum you're bound to find people to ride with out at Smiths Gully. There are HEAPS of trails out that way - potentially some you mightn't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    That would explain things. Seen plenty of Anthems out there. In fact, I remember crossing paths one night with a dude on an Anthem who's rear hub freewheel had shat itself ... it'd be funny if that was you.

    Anyway ... if you look in the St Andrews forum you're bound to find people to ride with out at Smiths Gully. There are HEAPS of trails out that way - potentially some you mightn't know about.
    It wasn't me but if I remember correctly it was a guy that I bump into and chat with on occasion. The hub: Low end DT Swiss.. there are so many Anthems there it isn't funny.

    Our Smiths Gully loop is about 26km. Training for the Otway Odyssey we'd ride there, do the loop, and ride back. About 80km all up.

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    Since I'm on a roll...

    Not sure if this even belongs in this forum but I take great pride in my single speed. A great source of both pain and joy. In equal measures. First bike I built up myself too.




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    Nice rig! Certainly worthy of a place in this thread. There needs to be more of this. Lotsa people are on new bikes - post 'em up!
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Can't have too many single speed p0rn pics. Nice bike. What's the crankset? Looks like White Industries but haven't seen one with a bash guard. Also looks like a White Ind. Eric Eccentric Eno Disc rear hub/caliper mount combo. Correct? Freakin' bomb proof set-up man.

    That is p0rn.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Superb. Now, where is your 29er? I can see you on a Black Sheep....or perhaps even a Jeff Jones....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    Can't have too many single speed p0rn pics. Nice bike. What's the crankset? Looks like White Industries but haven't seen one with a bash guard. Also looks like a White Ind. Eric Eccentric Eno Disc rear hub/caliper mount combo. Correct? Freakin' bomb proof set-up man.

    That is p0rn.
    Bingo! That is totally correct on the set-up. It shouldn't surprise that people here just know as soon as they see something

    Thanks for your kind words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    Superb. Now, where is your 29er? I can see you on a Black Sheep....or perhaps even a Jeff Jones....
    My 29er is a Pinarello Prince Carbon. Wouldn't take it off-road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Nice rig! Certainly worthy of a place in this thread. There needs to be more of this. Lotsa people are on new bikes - post 'em up!
    Glad you like the little beast. I L O V E I T.

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    jathanas, one word, you need help from cyclist doctor

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    Foot Fetish?

    mmmmm...stainless steel shoe shield pr0n...



    Makes it easier to align the cleats too. Ride report later.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    jathanas, one word, you need help from cyclist doctor
    My wife would agree that I need help - full stop

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    Only done about 50km, but this thing is magic!!! accelerates like a scolded cat!
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    having seen Ubermach429's bike in person and though of clever ways that would allow a 155cm guy to ride off into the sunset with a 180cm friends bike and never return, I can vouch for its sexiness. I think my first words were; "ohhhhhhhh woooooow, can I hug it?"
    amazing build!

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    I'm excited... serious bike porn on it's way...

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    do tell.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    do tell.
    When (if, I don't quite believe it...) it arrives I'll get pix.

    My dream HardTail ! Well, frame anyway.

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    Well... when is it due?

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    Apparently it's in the mail.


    Where have I heard that before??

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    What size wheels?
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventana OZ
    Okay I will help with a litte blacksheep goodness of my own.
    OK i need to know..where did you get those pirate brake rotors???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    What size wheels?
    None yet !

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    Chris Akrigg Video

    The guy's a freak

    On a dually >

    On a fixie >

    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    That dually vid was great. I wanna try some more free riding like that. I got the bike, just only done it once.

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    Come on, more!
    Teaser pics is not your style Mr Powered!
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    New Toy. Affordable is the new PrOn


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    The Wolf is no more?
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    The Wolf is no more?
    Yeah- After 2 great seasons it has been traded in for a younger model

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    New MCR9

    It's not exactly new porn, given that it's a warranty replacement. However, the new one is much better than the original in a couple of key areas.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Show us your bike porn-niner-002.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    Affordable is the new PrOn
    If affordable is the new pron..here is my sub $500 old school pron


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    Quote Originally Posted by ontrack2
    If affordable is the new pron..here is my sub $500 old school pron


    PrOn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontrack2
    If affordable is the new pron..here is my sub $500 old school pron

    Arousement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromo
    It's not exactly new porn, given that it's a warranty replacement. However, the new one is much better than the original in a couple of key areas.
    Oooo... whats the "key areas" ? .... looks like your going 2x9 there!

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    That's some John Holmes era Porn right there ontrack - diggin the Shivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    That's some John Holmes era Porn right there ontrack - diggin the Shivers.
    Yeah i dont care if they are flexy and not as good as a lot of other stuff..USD forks are Sexy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontrack2
    .USD forks are Sexy
    I concur. As for the stiffness thing - I don't get why if that's the case, so many motorbikes run inverted stanchion forks. Maybe Cowpat can weigh in on that.

    Either way, X-Fusion made a set of monster-sized inverted dual crowns called the Delta 8 that I really liked the look of, which I think had a 30mm axle. I think Bionicon licenced them for some of their on-the-fly adjustable travel/geo setups. Unfortunately, they stopped making the Delta 8, but I'm hoping <strike>if</strike> when I get around to building up a DH sled one day, I'll be able to track one down second hand. TheOriginalBdd (on here somewhere) runs one on a Gambler and it looks the schit.

    Otherwise, the Manitou Dorado is another hell-sexy example. Lack of rigidity certainly doesn't seem to bother Chris Kovarik:


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    My porn's in customs !

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    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    My porn's in customs !
    Did you bite the bullet and go the ***5?

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    No, bit more old school... in fact about 8 years old, and HT. And possibly the only one in the country.

    Can't wait !
    Last edited by casnell; 04-24-2010 at 12:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    New Toy. Affordable is the new PrOn

    Is that a 2010 giant trance x2 in the photo ? Im looking at getting one...looks like a sick bike...how does it ride ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mella060
    Is that a 2010 giant trance x2 in the photo ? Im looking at getting one...looks like a sick bike...how does it ride ?
    Sure is. It now has a 150mm Rev up front (with more neg air to pull down to 140mm) which has transformed the bike totally. The fox forks had no compression adjustment so dived and were sticky in the early travel too. Now the front and back are plush "together"....just how it should be

    It rides very nice. Climbs like a goat and is plush on the downs. Responds so so well to out of seat stuff too......

    Here you go.








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    Nice ! looks nice and cool...

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    Yeh i was speaking with a guy from my LBS the other day and he recommended the trance x1 instead because of the better forks...would that be the case ?

    To be honest i like the look of the x1 anyway...that dark grey /black looks stealth, and the red...what are your thoughts on the forks on the x1 ?

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    Finally it's here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    Finally it's here!
    Nice! Damn weighty though is i remember correctly.....

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    1550g on the kitchen scales, so not real light, but lineball with the current ARC, 3.45lbs, and that weighs 9kg as a SS.

    Nothing compared to the 10 kg around my middle - and no photos of that!

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    Nice. So what's the build going to consist of?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    1550g on the kitchen scales, so not real light, but lineball with the current ARC, 3.45lbs, and that weighs 9kg as a SS.

    Nothing compared to the 10 kg around my middle - and no photos of that!
    That's not to bad. I was confused with an earlier frame that they released "back in the day". So I take it Yeti are now including ti frames in their line up? Nice.

    Enjoy it! Ti is awesome on the dirt.

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    That is a nice frame, bit unusual to see a retro-ish Yeti. I like the way they've kept the signature curve on the rear of the stays.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    It's a 2001 model, I've gone all retro, and I reckon the logical progression from 3x9 to 1x9 to ??? is SS...

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    I thought it looked old, and on closer inspection there are a few marks on the frame.
    As for logical progression I was just reading about the new shimano 30 spd on bikeradar.com and shaking my head. My 29er is a 9 spd which has plenty of range, I keep up with 27 spd 26ers on the flat and even slight downhill. I love SS and I'd say from now on my new bikes will be 9 spd or 18 spd at most (or 20 if I ever go XX).
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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