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    Re: Cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrack
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    I have one of these, it's fast and I've done some trail riding with it. I didn't find any crazy shit (big jumps) to try it on last year though.

    The fork also has a ton of clearance for wider tires. Stock tires were 700x32C, but before winter I had switched to road tires for faster speed when I was commuting.
    Big jumps on a no-suspension road bike and just 700x32 tires? You crazy, man. I ride 700x35s on my commuter and wouldn't jump off anything much bigger than 2-3 steps.
    Yeah I'm talking max 1.5 feet and not direct vertical drops, compared to my old Trek 7000 which I abuse.

    Also skinnier tires
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    Re: Cycling

    how much can i expect to spend on a decent beginner bike? i'd use it mainly for riding at ski resorts during the summers (fuck pedaling uphill) so i'd probably want full suspension yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkeysphere
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    First ride of laythun's first to 500km challenge - 29.55km.

    Nice improvement on the 18km I was able to manage last week but still short, my legs are now burning and completely jelly
    Can I take part in this?
    Think you'll have to assault Laythun on irc.

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    First to 500km? Damn, I wish they didn't block IRC at work.

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    What's this 500km challenge I keep hearing about? Endomondo challenge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshru
    how much can i expect to spend on a decent beginner bike? i'd use it mainly for riding at ski resorts during the summers (fuck pedaling uphill) so i'd probably want full suspension yeah?
    check scott and specialized tbh, good places too start. if you're from the US you'll have lots of sexy alternatives like diamondback and ellsworth etc, but scott and specialized will have a much more rounded mid and low end selection. see what they have in your price range, you need to decide how much you are willing to pay. 500-800 would be my starting point for a beginner bike, but thats your call, im sure you already know how much you wont spend on a bike, start from there and go down?
    full sus will drive the price up, so if you're not going to be doing lots of naughty shit, skip it. saying that i'd go full sus every time, the extra comfort/ground-eating-ability is pro as fuck.
    a hardtail will develop your riding skills quicker, teaches you to be more technical. full sus will let you drop into crazy shit quick, the ride being a lot more forgiving. but depends what you what from it, transport/health, cheap is fine, if you plan to do some riding for the sake of riding then you might want a few more $$ supporting you.

    1st (serious) bike

    carbon, horrible on the trails, rear strut had too much flex, perfect for the road though.

    2nd bike

    5inch travel XC bike, loved it so much, used it as my work bike for a while doing some courier work when i was a kid, having just sold the endorphin (1st bike) but after a while it seemed the X10 was better at eating some of the terrible roads we have in london
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    havent been into it for years so v0v could be hoverbikes by now :S

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    Rear suspension is dumb for 90%+ of people.

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    I picked up this bike on my birthday last month, haven't had much chance to ride it as most of the trails have been turned into marshland (by the record amount of rainfall we've had here in April) but its a very fun piece of kit. Not too pricey and handles some of the more difficult bits without any fuss. It also doesn't break like the old Mongoose MTB I had on the same trails.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman
    Rear suspension is dumb for 90%+ of people.
    you're such a roadie fagget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frools
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman
    Rear suspension is dumb for 90%+ of people.
    you're such a roadie fagget


    Le boomerang, Les Gets mid 00's just in time for the Tour de France.

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    [youtube:j9su349r]Cj6ho1-G6tw[/youtube:j9su349r]
    Trials > Suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frools
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman
    Rear suspension is dumb for 90%+ of people.
    you're such a roadie fagget
    I have my hardtail mountain bike as well, which is better than a full suspension bike

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    Re: Cycling

    sure is, if you only ever ride on smooth surfaces like a big babby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frools
    sure is, if you only ever ride on smooth surfaces like a big babby
    More like the big babies need extra support

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    Re: Cycling

    I only use my full susser (custom giant glory) to ride the Welsh downhills, couple of places local and the Alps. The only place I really need it is alpine downhill.
    Other than that its a great heavy lump of hindrance.

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    downhill bike in only useful for downhills nonshock _

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    Any of the Brits in here experienced with On-One Bikes? http://on-one.co.uk/? I'm thinking of buying a Scandal 29er frame this summer and building it up with SRAM X.9 components and a nice Reba fork.

    Alternatively, anyone know a comparable 29er frame in the same price category?

    Also, fullsus is for wussies, unless you're in the Alps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frools
    downhill bike in only useful for downhills nonshock _
    I forgot comfy ride to the shops, bro

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    I know on-one make some quality jump frames, their XC stuff I don't know much about.

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    Re: Cycling

    has anyone tried these 29ers on the trails/road?

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