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  • Lovely need steed coiler, reckon 650b is gonna be 16:9 all over again after years of denial
    Originally posted by jointhedotz
    I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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    • Originally posted by Chaz View Post
      Lovely need steed coiler, reckon 650b is gonna be 16:9 all over again after years of denial
      matron:woot:
      Originally posted by {SAS}TB
      Also gives me the chance to probe around the wife's rear end

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      • Originally posted by Chaz View Post
        Lovely need steed coiler, reckon 650b is gonna be 16:9 all over again after years of denial

        Thanks Chaz Dropper = converted. 650b = 4k/gtx 1080ti


        Forekaster upgrade to nobby nic + going tubeless, was a faff to get seated, so put tube back in, then popped one side off, one side being seated and was inflated in 30 seconds then

        Saved 206g per inner (freeride ones too super heavy)
        33g going from FK to NN
        added 60g of sealant
        = 358 grams off rotational = 0.8 lbs pretty much, huge saving! Offsets my 100g heavier handlebars

        Also got a power meter on the way from California, more than half price




















        Originally posted by Aaron
        I want those sweet cherries

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        • Superstar are doing some decent reductions again.
          (20% on UK made products)

          The question is.......
          Chainring. Anyone tried oval?

          It would work out at 24 quid for a new 32t to replace my 30t.
          32t oval or round?

          From reading around there is some confusion as to whether a 32t actually performs like a 30t because of the shape. So I would be gaining absolutely nothing.
          Originally posted by coiler
          the trails is where life flows best
          Originally posted by coiler
          Cruciate, when you need answers, proper answers, head for the tower on the hill, top O' the trail, clarity will be delivered.

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          • Interesting thought Cru, more teeth, but on the ovals shorter portion extra teeth lost? Would you not be better with a 34t? You know how much I love my stomping and climbing gear range, and the 34 is working out wonderful for stomp. 32 wouldnt be enough.




            Crankset: Shimano XTR FC-M9020-B2 / Hollowtech 2 700 Series: 36x26 T / 900 Series: 34x24 T
            Originally posted by Aaron
            I want those sweet cherries

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            • #TubelessTester & Long XC expedition



              Dustiest conditions i've ever rode in, deep blue skies, and 28*c, with statuelegs from Thursday, made for a challenging ride...






              All the cables and handlebar adornment #CruciateGoals101 (need to order some of those cable tidy connector clips)






              I've been using the twinlock a lot, much more than i'd lean down and flick the rear shock from trail > descend on blur. Both shocks controller with one click, descent[maxplush]/trail/climb. The climb, full lockoout, is perfect for roads, with less of the seat bounce i'd get off VPP.





              Bananas out of stock, so only fuel of the day was a CLIF bar





              Overlooking the water buffalos





              The Lakes, could've done with a full fat coke at this point, Cliff bar really wasn't enough for the ride, cash notes need adding to backpack









              1foot extra required! Shes an absolute ripper, feels weightless on the climbs, and just constantly wants to go, some of the hills I decided to go up last minute, which I knew were torturous, felt very quick. Geometry is fantastic on the descents and along with the dropper super slack, smooth and controlled, new bars have made a massive difference to the stock. Plush wise, considering only 120mm front/back, feels just as good as the Blur 140/150mm, trunnion mounted more modern Fox on the back, and a Fox34 Factory, VS an older Pike?

              Single pivot feels much more advanced than the Heckler, the rear stays themselves have a pivot link in them, zero braking jack, and hugs the ground like VPP, as opposed to Hecklers fly over the bumpy ground style.






              Bag is very impressive, phone and snack bars all on the chest pockets, so no more removal of rucksack for phots, which is a faff, its definitely more of a squeeze getting all the tools in, but so lightweight hard to notice i'm wearing.


              Originally posted by Aaron
              I want those sweet cherries

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              • Thu night ride, Friday morn ride, Saturday morn ride, Sunday double walk. #STATUELEGS101
                Originally posted by Aaron
                I want those sweet cherries

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                • Mine are recovered enough now after Manc to Blackpool ride on Sunday.
                  Manged to to shave an hour off my time from last year, happy with that.



                  Hopefully get to do some normal rides after my jollys coiler just don't be trying to kill me straight away
                  <iframe height='160' width='300' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='https://www.strava.com/athletes/2768256/activity-summary/f83653646f45d8258c46d33b43bfa7598850ffdd'></iframe>

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                  • NOT SURE IF QUANNYS OR SAHARAN TUNDRA?






                    Very nice ride explored new bits thanks to fresh car legs not a mega one, but 100ft per mile for 10 miles isnt bad
                    Originally posted by jointhedotz
                    I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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                    • Got mojo back again now Chaz?
                      Originally posted by Aaron
                      I want those sweet cherries

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                      • We'll see might try and get a mid week ride in because new work is on the edge of town closest to quannies so takes 40 mins off the return trip to go up there
                        Originally posted by jointhedotz
                        I admit it, it's so damn good! following Alan on the downs, just getting a feel

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                        • Afternoon Chaps!

                          So, back on my bike! Been 4 years but this time I want to stick it. My eventual aim is to do the Marin Trail in North Wales (25km of mountain biking). I did a 5 mile ride last night along my nearest cycle path and I feel dead today. I also really lagged. I had eaten a big dinner before hand so it was probably the reason I felt so sick too.

                          My question for you please is what do you lot recommend for pre, on the go and post snacks or food? I say snacks as realistically with the household I live in I cannot be picky about what I eat. Someone recommended Power Bars (protein bars) for pre ride but the whole protein/carbs/etc confuses me!

                          Advice is as always appreciated!



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                          • x2 sashets of Oats So Simple, add milk, microwave 2.5 mins, around 500cals, plenty of good riding carbs.

                            If still hungry

                            x2 rounds of toast with peanut butter and marmalade


                            if tired

                            x1-x2 shots of espresso


                            if still hungry

                            x1 banana



                            Get on bike and ride. 10 miles in if hungry/tired have another banana.

                            5 miles etc wouldn't have anything mid ride just water

                            Originally posted by Aaron
                            I want those sweet cherries

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                            • Thank you. So have that before I head out, happy days! If tired day after what would you suggest?

                              Just one picture of my lame cycle, but I feel talking about it builds up my enjoyment of it. I hope to take better pictures as I try build up my fitness. For a 34 year old man, I am horrifically unfit!

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                              • Originally posted by nickc View Post
                                Thank you. So have that before I head out, happy days! If tired day after what would you suggest?

                                Just one picture of my lame cycle, but I feel talking about it builds up my enjoyment of it. I hope to take better pictures as I try build up my fitness. For a 34 year old man, I am horrifically unfit!

                                Yes have that before you head out, but to be honest two sashets of oats so simple is more than enough carbs to get you through a 5-10 mile ride without anything else. I just add toast, espresso and banana to fuel longer rides.


                                What do you eat usually in a day? Any idea of calories? Are you under/overweight?

                                Originally posted by Aaron
                                I want those sweet cherries

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