Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 119
  1. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    6
    Surfas,

    Thanks for the info, its much appreciated

  2. #27
    Riderbike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    37
    hi jrmoore.
    A full suspension bike to be better, since it is more comfortable.
    If you come with a bike (CROSS COUNTRY) is also good.
    Notifies you when you arrive.

    (obrigado surfas)
    Surfas said all he had to say about trails, is true.

    can see more pic´s this weekand in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com

    cheers
    MiguelRomão

  3. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    609
    Sintra / 17th January 2010.

    XC bikes... great trails... great riders... great weather! What else can we ask for? MORE TIME RIDING THIS TRAILS!










  4. #29
    Riderbike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    37
    Sintra, be it with mud, fallen trees, rain, cold, fog, heat or even snow as I've seen, it always just go mountain biking or hiking. That`s what I do once again with his friend Fernando in morning aimlessly rail but with pace who likes to enjoy the nature and mountain biking.
    more pics in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Mountain biking Portugal-sintra-29-1-2010-024.jpg  

    Mountain biking Portugal-c%F3pia-de-sintra-29-1-2010-028.jpg  

    Mountain biking Portugal-c%F3pia-de-sintra-29-1-2010-015.jpg  


  5. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    97
    Quote Originally Posted by miguelromao
    Sintra, be it with mud, fallen trees, rain, cold, fog, heat or even snow as I've seen, it always just go mountain biking or hiking. That`s what I do once again with his friend Fernando in morning aimlessly rail but with pace who likes to enjoy the nature and mountain biking.
    more pics in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com
    Miguel,
    Tenho dores dos cotovelos! Invejoso sou eu!

  6. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    6

    Wow! Goole videoed a trip across the whole Russia!

    http://www.google.ru/intl/ru/landing/transsib/en.html
    7 days from Moscow to Vladivostok by train!

    Choose in Travel route "Ob river" and "Novosibirsk" to have a look at city I live
    "Krasnoyarsk" is the city I was born

  7. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    609
    loved it when I putted on the Russian Radio!

    it looks a bit flat, ain`t it?

    Two photos from 2/3 weeks ago!




  8. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    6
    > flat

    You mean no mountains? Yeah. It's quite flat in Novosibirsk. You can see some mountain in Krasnoyarsk's video. Some mountains are between Irkutsk and Baikal lake.
    Some mountains are Ural mountains
    Actually railway roads always follow moderate relieff. I bet It was a great chellange to find right path for this trans-Russia railroad!

  9. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    609
    yes, for me it`s one of the greatest engineering project!
    and yes, I meant flat - no mountains, but no problem!

    can you upload some pics?

    A friend of mine, went from Lisbon to Moscow using is bike (or sort of a thing with wheels and pedals! EHEHEH! Crazy dude!)

    From today ride:

    Last edited by Tkul; 02-14-2010 at 12:09 PM.

  10. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Surfas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    759
    TKull my last incursion to Sintra I pass a black Intense 6.6 (I think) with a orange Marz, is yours?? My group on that day had 2 Santa BLT2 (one is mine), original Blur and Intense 5.5. FRO.

    What tires have that Intense??

  11. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    609
    HI!
    yes, probably (99,9% for sure!There aren`t so many bikes with that configuration) it was me!
    Ardent 2.4 front, and HR 2.35 rear both running tubless ghetto style!
    Sorry I don´t normally notice the bikes...

    say hi, next time!

  12. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Surfas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    759
    Ardent at front os better than high roller?
    And the High Roller isn't too much roling resistance, do uou do some big distances with that tires?

  13. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    609
    Surfas, weight is only psychological as so is roling resistance! I could answer it really quickly, but let me put some words:

    Yes, we can prove that tire A is better then B, bla, bla, bla, but at the end of the day, what I really want is "Porsche Feeling": Race it during the weekend, use it daily all week to work! - that means:

    Bikes that can withstand a week long, without any major problem - that means: good/resistant wheels, tires that grip, suspension that really work (and I mean feel good for you - and for me is Coils!On VPPs I hated the DHX5.0), etc!
    Of course I apreciate the weight weenie bike when climbing, but think that there many things that aren`t for really abuse!

    That said:
    Highrollers I do think they roll really good, but you can`t compare with mega-slicks
    Ardents are equal if not better rolling resistance!
    Bottom line: Ardents are really gripy tires that can hang on in Sintra, 99% of the terrain.
    They weight +/- the same as the HR in 2.35 - 900grm.

    How many kms? I think 50/60 is the longest ride that I did recently with this tires/bike.
    And yes... the bike weight more than 15kg - but never had it confirm! I weight a lot more!!!!

    EHHEHE!

  14. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Surfas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    759
    I was after the High Roller 2.35 UST Super Tacky for the front but they are difficult to get and the volume isn't a real 2.35.
    The Ardent aren't available in UST right know!! Maybe at the end of the year.

    Currently I use 2.1 Serac UST 750gr, because is the tire that suit to my type of mountain bike.
    I need a tire that grip at Monsanto/Sintra technical greasy trails, on slippery rocks and roots but that roll really good to do 100 km/day for big crossings and that does not give problems in places like Geres, Peneda, Serra da Estrela where there aren't anything to assist us.

    Thaks for the help, I'm wait for the Ardent UST soon to try.

  15. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    609
    If you want something that`s easy to roll and want tubless, use a normal HR ST wire with notubes. Got this setup for more than 3 years without any problems - burps/flats... what ever. 2,5 cups and that`s it!

    For 100km, you can try something with less thread...

    For grip - try Ardent/Minion Front in ST

    For all that kind of terrain, there isn`t a perfect tire.

    Sintra
    Terrain - rocks, hardpack and soft terrain with roots. If you ride most of time in the rocks/hardpack (loose surface) - the HR is a great contender.
    On soft soil it`s good, but if it`s too wet, try something else.
    Monsanto
    hardpack and some rocky with soft soil. For Monsanto something with less grip than the HR makes the ride more challenging.
    I don`t like to ride anything over 5` in Mosanto! It`s not that technical! And if you have - hardtail! But I prefer not to ride in Monsanto!
    Estadio Nacional has better singletracks and some technical descents!
    Serra Estrela:
    Hardpack with loose terrain - HR is good! Ardent better!
    Geres I would run reinforced tires - 2ply.

    Lousa, I would choose two tires: winter: Swampthing and in the summer - HR rear and Minion or Ardent

  16. #41
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    6
    Just seen on TV pictures of terrific floods on Madeira... It's tragedy! All that demolished houses, bridges. The tragedy is that douzens are dead
    I wish to all Madeira people and all Portugal people to recover from all that grief. Don't let despair fill you hearts!

  17. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1

    MTB Portugal

    Good morning!

    I also Portugal, I and my group of people usually enjoy railing in northern Portugal mainly on the hills of Cabreira and Gerês!


    Visit our blog: http://www.bttbrancelhe.blogspot.com/





















    [SIZE="4"]http://bttbrancelhe.blogspot.com[/SIZE]


    Greetings

  18. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    609
    Yeah, it is terrible!

    Nature, when "she" wants, can show how small humans are!

    Helping Madeira? don`t cancel your reserves if you have them. There are news that most Hotels are good and working.

    Hope this very difficult time, may pass quickly and good to see that many has already helped, and are still helping.

  19. #44
    Riderbike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    37


    hello guys, I leave a short video of mountain biking this weekend in Sintra.
    Some photos in www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com/

  20. #45
    Riderbike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    37
    hello people.
    leave some photos from last Friday in the Sintra hills with friends where we did the trail of the donkeys with a fabulous landscape and falls quite techniques.

    I also have a new video of the ride where you can see the blog ever.
    http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com/

  21. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    609
    I really like "Burro`s" Trail, but if you do all the trail, the uphill is something to remember the rest of the day! eejejjeje!

    Here we go - Rochoso DH Trail - friend`s video!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E20IkJ4OP-Y

    Go-Pro HD/Moto3 and K2



    Ps - the rain ruined some great trails! I think it would be better to take one day to fix all things...

  22. #47
    Riderbike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    37
    hello tkul.

    I liked the video, can you tell me where to start?

    I can´t to see the place where it starts, I might go to it tomorrow morning.

    thanks
    Miguel Romão

  23. #48
    Riderbike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    37

  24. #49
    Riderbike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    37

  25. #50
    Riderbike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    37
    http://www.omeuadmiravelcantinho.com...no-prazer.html

    mais um vídeo de Sintra. [/ QUOTE]

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •