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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #800 on: August 02, 2018, 01:29:45 pm »
New bike day! 2019 Spark RC  :3some:

 

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« Reply #801 on: August 02, 2018, 02:13:06 pm »
New bike day! 2019 Spark RC  :3some:

Great bike! Enjoy it! :ricky: :thumleft:
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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #802 on: August 02, 2018, 08:54:11 pm »
New bike day! 2019 Spark RC  :3some:

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Let us know how it compares to the EPIC....  :biggrin:

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« Reply #804 on: August 03, 2018, 09:53:32 am »
Im taking this baby for a spin this weekend, demo Gravel bike from Giant dealership. Will give some feedback after the weekend. Im currently on a carbon XT marida full suspension. Will be interesting......
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« Reply #805 on: August 03, 2018, 12:07:25 pm »
Im taking this baby for a spin this weekend, demo Gravel bike from Giant dealership. Will give some feedback after the weekend. Im currently on a carbon XT marida full suspension. Will be interesting......
One day I'll own a TCX, mark my words.
For now my hacked together Merida monstercross will have to do.
 

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #806 on: August 03, 2018, 01:52:10 pm »
Since moving to Cape Town and being in a nice area with shops nearby and relatively flat sections go roads, we decided to invest in some wheels...

Cost a fortune, but loving it so far!

Today we rode to Signal Hill, my second time ever going up Signal Hill (and I call myself a Capetonian...)

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #807 on: August 14, 2018, 11:33:03 am »
Jeez Louise... I am going to take my hard-tail MTB, set it alight, burn it and then recycle the alloy frame!

And next time I am doing the Baviaanskloof, it is on my scoot or a 4x4. I still feel like a jack-hammer today!

Now needing a Dual Susser, for sure.
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« Reply #808 on: August 14, 2018, 11:34:49 am »
Jeez Louise... I am going to take my hard-tail MTB, set it alight, burn it and then recycle the alloy frame!

And next time I am doing the Baviaanskloof, it is on my scoot or a 4x4. I still feel like a jack-hammer today!

Now needing a Dual Susser, for sure.

You need a decent saddle !! DS just gonna make you bounce around even more .
 

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #809 on: August 14, 2018, 11:58:43 am »
Jeepers, I don't know bud, those other guys looked a lot more comfy to me! My bum and legs are actually fine but the kidneys and body took a ponding. But then again, I am just bickering now and by next week will probably start planning next years again... And there are some awfully steep and long hills for a down-hill ride  :biggrin:
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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #810 on: August 14, 2018, 12:00:53 pm »
Theres a massive difference in comfort, I have both and the hardtail is NOT nice on corrugated rough gravel etc!
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« Reply #811 on: August 14, 2018, 12:03:02 pm »
Theres a massive difference in comfort, I have both and the hardtail is NOT nice on corrugated rough gravel etc!

Got to agree with this. My dual suspension on a gravel road is streets ahead of a hard tail.
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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #812 on: August 14, 2018, 12:34:05 pm »
Jeez Louise... I am going to take my hard-tail MTB, set it alight, burn it and then recycle the alloy frame!

And next time I am doing the Baviaanskloof, it is on my scoot or a 4x4. I still feel like a jack-hammer today!

Now needing a Dual Susser, for sure.

A Brooks saddle?
 
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« Reply #813 on: August 14, 2018, 12:36:15 pm »
Like so:

 

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #814 on: August 14, 2018, 12:43:07 pm »
Jeez Louise... I am going to take my hard-tail MTB, set it alight, burn it and then recycle the alloy frame!

And next time I am doing the Baviaanskloof, it is on my scoot or a 4x4. I still feel like a jack-hammer today!

Now needing a Dual Susser, for sure.

A Brooks saddle?


Rather go for the Bronze model . Done TB a few times with that saddle on with my dikwiel . No suspension .
 

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Re: any mountain bikers here?
« Reply #815 on: August 15, 2018, 10:01:10 am »
You certainly are a tougher man than I! I found that my HT really bucked a lot and that a lot of effort was being lost in the process, rather than the energy being transferred to the earth. On the really bumpy stuff, I was left behind by my mates (and others) on the softies...but that may just be me too. Bumpy ascents were also quite hard, but then again, I was very under-prepared.
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