Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 3/Sep/10 9:21pm

jeyboi wrote:
Robbie wrote:XC??

No fun !


you're obviously doing it wrong then.


Just do what the bike industry has done, take cross country riding, and call it all mountain or trail riding, all of a sudden its gone from serious to fun ;)
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby Wobbler on Fri 3/Sep/10 9:22pm

needs more colourways
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 3/Sep/10 9:25pm

although I will have to admit to being a bit disapointed in your headset spacer selection, none match, and all appear to be heavy spacers, and such an economy BBB top cap
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby wachtourak on Fri 3/Sep/10 9:26pm

I can provide you with some crabon ones from my DH bike
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 3/Sep/10 9:28pm

wachtourak wrote:I can provide you with some crabon ones from my DH bike


Does that mean you're going to cut down the steerer tube on the 888's?
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby wachtourak on Fri 3/Sep/10 9:32pm

When I get round to getting a direct mount stem lol, no use cutting it til then
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby onyabike on Fri 3/Sep/10 9:52pm

Robbie wrote:What could possibly go wrong?


knuckles on trees springs to mind
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby Robbie on Fri 3/Sep/10 10:27pm

Correct
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby Robbie on Sat 4/Sep/10 9:30am

pushbikerider wrote:although I will have to admit to being a bit disapointed in your headset spacer selection, none match, and all appear to be heavy spacers, and such an economy BBB top cap

Yes, in fact the entire headset is a bit of a mongrel selection.

I should Meet The Standard and get a nicer one !
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby speeding_ant on Sat 4/Sep/10 9:55am

Robbie wrote:
pushbikerider wrote:although I will have to admit to being a bit disapointed in your headset spacer selection, none match, and all appear to be heavy spacers, and such an economy BBB top cap

Yes, in fact the entire headset is a bit of a mongrel selection.

I should Meet The Standard and get a nicer one !


I've got a carbon spacer about that size if you need it!
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby Robbie on Sat 4/Sep/10 10:03am

The bike needs no spacers at all.....except that I dont really want to knock the top of the steerer :crazy:
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby Robbie on Sat 4/Sep/10 10:52am

pushbikerider wrote: Just do what the bike industry has done, take cross country riding, and call it all mountain or trail riding, all of a sudden its gone from serious to fun ;)


Well yes and no. I think it is a healthy sign that even a serious MTB is no longer based on an XC race bike geometry :D

Back in the day we had 135mm stems, and very narrow bars 3.5" below the saddle. Glorious. :crazy:
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby Robbie on Sat 4/Sep/10 6:53pm

Wide bars and short stem are SO MUCH FUN :lol:

The bike climbs just like before, and the extra agility more than offsets the reduced clearance through the trees.

I found it a lot easier to seperate myself from the bike, I could brake a lot harder downhill with confidence too, while carrying a lot more speed into the tight stuff especially.

Win :love:
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby onyabike on Sat 4/Sep/10 8:02pm

awesome
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Re: Robbie Finds His Mojo

Postby Robbie on Sat 4/Sep/10 9:23pm

The tracks are in bloody good condition (after a LOT of work over winter), and considering the rain/hailstorm we had yesterday evening.

Sally Alley and Aratihi still had some hail+ice beside them almost 24 hours later. :crazy:

wide 2.jpg


Not very muddy at all :)

There are a few places that need a little more TLC but those awesome Makara Peak Supporters will get there*


*unpaid political announcement
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