Post Your Ride

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby eldavo » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:39 am

Sunset road trail ride testing spare tyres before tubeless.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby FJLEGEND » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:04 am

Love the arching top tube. Piece of art you have>>>>>

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Finally had the latest iteration of my much loved Siren Twinzer out in front of a camera this morning, ready to ride.

For those unaware...steel hardtail with PMW sliding drop outs decked with RS SID XX WC fork and custom XLR8 wheels, carbon Niner, Answer and Ergon cockpit, Shimano 1x10 drive line.

Lovely plush thing, great for hours in the saddle. Especially now with the suspension fork - it used to be a carbon rigid fork but I was offered a great deal on the used slushie...and it suits it perfectly despite the extra weight.

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Postby dodgiebros » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:52 am

Decided to drag the mtb out and head for the hills (Glenbrook National Park NSW).... I'm sore from 30% grades but had a great time :mrgreen:

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby lone rider » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:46 pm

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Death_defying » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:36 am

Relatively new the the mtb scene, coming from road bikes. Absolutely loving it!

Heres my whip. Got it second hand for $800 and am pretty chuffed with it

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mikgit » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:06 pm

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Looking at that pic, and pic like it, when I see liek 8 feet of seat pole sticking out, makes me wonder about how they design stuff these days... don't get me wrong, my scott spark is exactly the same, riding don't notice it, even looking at it...but when I look at a picture of it i'm just holy moly that a lot of seat post. Hasn't broken off yet though.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby lone rider » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:37 pm

mikgit wrote:
lone rider wrote:Image


Looking at that pic, and pic like it, when I see liek 8 feet of seat pole sticking out, makes me wonder about how they design stuff these days... don't get me wrong, my scott spark is exactly the same, riding don't notice it, even looking at it...but when I look at a picture of it i'm just holy moly that a lot of seat post. Hasn't broken off yet though.


Previous bike was a XC hardtail and less than half that amount of seat post exposure so my first reaction to this bike was the same and thought goddammit Ive got this thing all the way home and its not the right size, didnt do a real fit in store and bike shop owner didn't sound the clueyist in that regard so I didnt bother, a quick look at the geometry chart beforehand seemed all ok. When I did set up to my measurements and stood and back looked I had to take the seat post back out again to check there was enough left inside the frame. I reckon it adds more pro-look so has to be a positive.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby theMISSIONARY » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:21 pm

put 150mm dropper post on there :D

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mikgit » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:14 pm

theMISSIONARY wrote:put 150mm dropper post on there :D


I just took mine off...
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby theMISSIONARY » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:48 pm

did it have a fault? i cant see any reason(other than having weight weenie issues :P ) for taking one off

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Duck! » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:13 pm

Droppers don't work for everybody.

I've found, trialling on a few occasions, that I actually ride worse with the post down than up, on bits of trail where the dropped post is supposed to help. I find that I lose a point of reference of where the bike is 'cos I can't use my thighs against the saddle to help steer it.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mikgit » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:25 am

theMISSIONARY wrote:did it have a fault? i cant see any reason(other than having weight weenie issues :P ) for taking one off


Didn't use it, didn't like it. Anything more than about an inch lower and it feels completely wrong, for 99% of my riding I don't need to lower it.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mikgit » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:27 am

Duck! wrote:Droppers don't work for everybody.

I've found, trialling on a few occasions, that I actually ride worse with the post down than up, on bits of trail where the dropped post is supposed to help. I find that I lose a point of reference of where the bike is 'cos I can't use my thighs against the saddle to help steer it.


Yep that pretty much... when I used to race DH, way back when we road the same bike for XC and DH, I'd lower the seat, but only maybe an inch, anything glower and it felt completely wrong...same deal with a dropper
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby theMISSIONARY » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:21 am

riighhhttt sounds like you guys dont corner real fast :P














yes i am stiring to an extent ;)

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mikgit » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:39 am

theMISSIONARY wrote:riighhhttt sounds like you guys dont corner real fast :P


Maybe not, i'm pretty slow all round so care factor zero
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Duck! » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:38 pm

theMISSIONARY wrote:riighhhttt sounds like you guys dont corner real fast :P













yes i am stiring to an extent ;)

I ride faster when I know where my bike is.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby theMISSIONARY » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:12 pm

i have fun teasing the Yanks on another forum.....no surprise the locals have a better ability to say DILLIGAF :D

i love Dropper posts only had one fail so far(warranty job) and find them really useful......wish i had them as a kid

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby DrShifty » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:16 pm

This new puppy moved in last night. And like all new puppies, it's not going to be living in the lounge room for long.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby hitchhiker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:23 pm

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Picked up an ex-demo Lapierre, much more bike than I need but gee, it's nice

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby alrsv1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:06 am

Got myself a Ricthey P650b frame on the cheap:

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Problem is I'm not keen on the current Ritchey colours, Ricthey's should be red white and blue, so it's handy to have a friend who paints:

Image20170912_111950 by Al Paterson, on Flickr

Image20170912_111941 by Al Paterson, on Flickr


Took it for a shakedown run at Westliegh yesterday. Has some obvious limitations when compared to my dually over the rough stuff but it's an absolute blast through the twisty bits and accelerates so much faster. Loved it.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mikgit » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:53 pm

Nice. and yeah, red whit blue is the way with ritcheys.
If i had the cash, Id get one, still think I should have gotten a 26er when they were available.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby jarwil80 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:47 pm

Giant Talon on holidays at Aldinga Beach

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Giant Talon 4 2015

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby theMISSIONARY » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:20 pm

My current bikes
2016 Giant Reign,Hope pro4 wheels,Sunrace 11-42 10spd 32t oval,150mm dropper,Sixpack racing785mm bars + 35mm stem,V12 flats .

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2006 kona Stab Supreme(going to shorten the bars to 785)
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2005 giant Trance(the first model) i got this as a bare frame and put it together with parts laying about
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2004 Giant NRS 1 composite 2x10....i am amazed i haven't broken the frame yet with my fat ass!
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i wouldn't mind getting rid of the last two and getting a 29'er

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Duck! » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:12 pm

Trick of the angles, that Kona looks like something Picasso would have drawn! :-P
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:54 pm

Duck! wrote:
theMISSIONARY wrote:riighhhttt sounds like you guys dont corner real fast :P













yes i am stiring to an extent ;)

I ride faster when I know where my bike is.

I ride faster when I know where my ass is.
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