Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 28th Jun 4:59pm

Yeah, I figured.
Can we read these reviews somewhere?
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby AgrAde on Thu 28th Jun 6:55pm

I ordered a Capra and have since received a Nomad 4 thanks to the excellent Santa Cruz warranty. The new one is obscenely good looking and has amazing build quality. Very cool frame. The Nukeproof is the bike I'm currently riding and the new spare bike that replaces the Ellsworth (or possibly is in addition to?).

NZ MTBer Mag sends me the occasional enderpo bike to review as well as clothing/protective gear/componentry. Occasionally I do an article. It's a laugh. Capra is in the next one, all i have in the current mag is a photo of myself having a massive OTB :huh: . Might be getting my hands on a Ripmo in the next few weeks. Cross fingers! It looks super rad on paper so hopefully it's a 29er that I actually get on well with.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby herbman on Mon 2nd Jul 12:39am

The current toys

The patrol currently has a fox dhx4 coil bolted to it. And is a far better bike than I am a rider. But the rocky thunderbolt is the daily driver at the moment. Fitted with a 140mm pike up front and some meaty tires, it punches far above it weight and travel.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby herbman on Mon 2nd Jul 1:07am

Dougal wrote:
wachtourak wrote:If you think you need 44:11 you need to spin faster

I've spun 50:15 up to like 70km/h on a velodrome and that's probably a lower gear than 44:11

Just pedal faster you pansy


70km/h (19.4m/s) with a 700c is about 556rpm of the back wheel. With 50:15 that's only 166rpm.
Can you not break 200? :sneaky:

Applying your same (max rpm only) logic to a flattish mtb ride you would hit 30km/h with a 27x2.3" and 11T rear 15T front.

Just pedal faster you pansy. :baaa:

Likewise. Many cars can do 100km/h in 2nd gear. Why do you even need the rest?



I have been away for years and it's like this place has never changed.

Oddly I used to ride the same trails as Dougal and still make it back there once a year to ride bikes and drink beer and I find a 1x11 works fine. The NW ring rings work well so the chain doesn't drop, the gears may ware a bit faster but I now live and ride year round in tasmania where it is a bit wetter than Central Otago. And I have smashed and bent 44 & 42 teeth chain rings on rocks in Alexandra and going by the locals I ride with there it does seem to be the go to set up for the locals. But then I like single track not gravel roads.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Dougal on Tue 3rd Jul 4:34pm

herbman wrote:I have been away for years and it's like this place has never changed.

Oddly I used to ride the same trails as Dougal and still make it back there once a year to ride bikes and drink beer and I find a 1x11 works fine. The NW ring rings work well so the chain doesn't drop, the gears may ware a bit faster but I now live and ride year round in tasmania where it is a bit wetter than Central Otago. And I have smashed and bent 44 & 42 teeth chain rings on rocks in Alexandra and going by the locals I ride with there it does seem to be the go to set up for the locals.


The guys riding here with rigid carbon single speeds will tell you they "work fine". So will the people with terrible suspension and weird geometry. Most people buy what they're told to buy and never look further. Everyone is currently being told to buy 1x.

herbman wrote:But then I like single track not gravel roads.


Is it not cool to ride to the trails and back again? :huh:
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby AgrAde on Thu 26th Jul 12:10am

The pukeproof is pretty fun. Little short but a good spare bike.

#rockshox
#creakyfork
#brokenadjusters
#tokensinsteadofdamperperformance
#stanchionwear
#slowsaggyseatpost
#dropperleverergonomics
#SRAM
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 26th Jul 7:03pm

#focusisoverrated
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby AgrAde on Thu 26th Jul 8:30pm

xiaomi phone does what it wants :hmmm:
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby el_booto on Sun 5th Aug 7:07pm

Got this thrown together this morning, afternoon shuttles were mint!
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby AgrAde on Sun 5th Aug 11:22pm

Sick.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby AgrAde on Mon 6th Aug 10:40pm

:love:
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby el_booto on Tue 7th Aug 7:34am

AgrAde wrote::love:



Tasty
How was the gorge?
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby AgrAde on Tue 7th Aug 7:48am

Good! I've forgotten how to ride wet roots though. I didn't realise how not steep the trails are, only the falling corners and the odd short chute. The higher grade ones are rowdy though, definitely my jam.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 7th Aug 11:21am

el_booto wrote:Got this thrown together this morning, afternoon shuttles were mint!
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Truly sick... man that's a long front...
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 7th Aug 9:22pm

Looks great should be a bunch of fun
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