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29ers

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:06 pm

Seeing as there isn't a specific thread for these, I'm startin one! :)

I've been on the beach and in the scrub, with my Aldi 29er and am very happy with how it handles the different terrains. :D

https://www.strava.com/activities/812294401

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Re: 29ers

Postby trailgumby » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:13 pm

Apart from my 10yo 26er that is my wet weather commuter, I only have 700c wheels. I love my Scalpel and my Trigger.

Today's ride. It was rather warm. https://www.strava.com/activities/812372666

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Re: 29ers

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:27 pm

I think you beat me in elevation gain. :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 29ers

Postby trailgumby » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:30 pm

foo on patrol wrote:I think you beat me in elevation gain. :shock: :lol: :lol:

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:lol: :lol: I normally do 3 laps of that circuit rather than two but the heat and the last two days of stuffing myself beat me into submission :shock:

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Re: 29ers

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:32 pm

Yeah I don't do heat very well at all, neither. :(

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Re: 29ers

Postby mikgit » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:18 pm

trailgumby wrote:Apart from my 10yo 26er that is my wet weather commuter, I only have 700c wheels. I love my Scalpel and my Trigger.

Today's ride. It was rather warm. https://www.strava.com/activities/812372666


Thats an interesting elevation profile there!
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Re: 29ers

Postby trailgumby » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:34 pm

mikgit wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Apart from my 10yo 26er that is my wet weather commuter, I only have 700c wheels. I love my Scalpel and my Trigger.

Today's ride. It was rather warm. https://www.strava.com/activities/812372666


Thats an interesting elevation profile there!

Yeah. Dunno what's going on around the 6km mark. Like I said it was rather warm. Maybe the temperature increase messed with the altimeter? Overall the elevation change is in the ballpark but the lack of an identifiable pattern for the two laps is interesting. :?

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Re: 29ers

Postby mikgit » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:17 am

Yeah, gps's eh, someone near my place made a segment, cat4 climb, in reality the road is flat as a tack.
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Re: 29ers

Postby Duck! » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:46 pm

trailgumby wrote:Yeah. Dunno what's going on around the 6km mark. Like I said it was rather warm. Maybe the temperature increase messed with the altimeter?

Fairly probably. Most bike computers with altitude work on changes in air pressure to calculate elevation change. Hitting hot patches with corresponding low air pressure can spike the altitude graph; similarly you can get an upward trend over a longer ride as the air warms and reduces pressure through the day.
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Re: 29ers

Postby trailgumby » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:57 pm

Duck! wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Yeah. Dunno what's going on around the 6km mark. Like I said it was rather warm. Maybe the temperature increase messed with the altimeter?

Fairly probably. Most bike computers with altitude work on changes in air pressure to calculate elevation change. Hitting hot patches with corresponding low air pressure can spike the altitude graph; similarly you can get an upward trend over a longer ride as the air warms and reduces pressure through the day.

Used to be a real problem with my old 705, but given the 810 records temperature I would hope that the altimeter has some sort of compensation algorithm, much like my power meter. It certainly seems to give me less wacky results. For example today hit highs over 40C and it has given me ascent and descent numbers within two metres of each other.

That altitude trace from Tuesday was just outright weird!

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Re: 29ers

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:09 am

Seeing as it was so hot and humid last night, I went out for a cruise on the walking tracks on the 29er. :)

https://www.strava.com/activities/829380715

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Re: 29ers

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:20 pm

Hey Mulger, can you enlighten me on this. I can't find any form? :?

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Re: 29ers

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:54 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Hey Mulger, can you enlighten me on this. I can't find any form? :?

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Re: 29ers

Postby trailgumby » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:23 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Seeing as it was so hot and humid last night, I went out for a cruise on the walking tracks on the 29er. :)

https://www.strava.com/activities/829380715

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Re: 29ers

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:33 am

Mulger bill wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:Hey Mulger, can you enlighten me on this. I can't find any form? :?

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You've lost me Foo, not something I've ever seen... :?



Bugger. :(

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Re: 29ers

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:34 am

trailgumby wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:Seeing as it was so hot and humid last night, I went out for a cruise on the walking tracks on the 29er. :)

https://www.strava.com/activities/829380715

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Love the jersey in your strava profile pic :lol:


It get's quite a few comments and a "love it" from most people. :lol:

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