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New mtb

Postby europa » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:13 pm

I bought the lad a new mtb today :oops:

Seems his old bmx wasn't up to the job :roll:

So we went looking for second hand bikes ... and bought a new one instead :shock:

So here she is - the seat is set for long legged me, not for him :wink:

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It's an Apollo Evolution XC. Got it for $409 :D
Acera derailleurs
Ezi fire shifters
Weinmann ZAC-19 double wall rims
Tektro 10 Mechanical disc brakes
Truvativ x-flow cranks (what's the deal with mtb cranks? When shop blokes talk mtbs that's the first thing they mention).
Suntour XCT forks with 75mm travel.
Coke can frame but you can't have everything :roll:

More than I wanted to spent, more than I could afford to spend, but I wanted to get a bike that'd take the punishment a teenager is going to hand out over the next few years without going stupid on the price. I think I managed it.

He's happy - apparently we're all going riding tomorrow :roll: I've got the lass with me so it'll be on a bike path, but that'll give him a chance to bed in the brakes and things before assaulting the dirt. Guess I'll have to go dirt road touring with him next week :wink: (rotten school holidays :D)

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Postby McPete » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:02 pm

Woo! Apollo! Woo! SunTour!
It's quite a good looking little machine, that is, and for the money, the componentry is quite spiffy too! You certainly got the colour right.

I've been eyeing off, somewhat in vain, one of their higher-end mountain bikes, the Raceline Gravity dirt jump bike, for which I was quoted about $1500.

Incidentally, the new range of Apollos is out next month... I'm kinda hoping they have a decent dual suspension jobbie in the works, so I can have a hope of sticking with my mates on an Avanti D'Eght and a Giant AC when it starts getting rough.
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Postby moosterbounce » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:35 pm

That looks very...mountain-bikey :roll:

Hope he enjoys it.

So...when you have bought all the bike stuff you can possibly think of, so you start buying it for someone else? Hope not!!
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Postby europa » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:55 pm

I saw a Scot CR1 in the same shop :shock:

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Postby moosterbounce » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:05 pm

europa wrote:I saw a Scot CR1 in the same shop :shock:

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This lack of sleep is making you testy!! :wink:
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Postby europa » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:24 pm

moosterbounce wrote:
europa wrote:I saw a Scot CR1 in the same shop :shock:

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This lack of sleep is making you testy!! :wink:


Nah, it's the best I could think of, but I did think of you when I saw it ... and started to understand why you like the brute. I wasn't game enough to ask if I could go for a ride, the price tag made that seem a wee bit forward :roll:

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:51 pm

Another pink bike! :P :wink:

Nice one Richard. Apollo makes a nice MTB, fond memories of my own return to two wheels before she got nicked :roll:

The spec list reads pretty good, as you said, the brakes will need bedding before hitting the trails, don't forget to keep an eye on pad adjustment and keep the fork staunchions clean for best wear.

You do realise that the Mauve Monster will need some upgrades now or you'll have even less chance of keeping up with the lad :lol:

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:13 pm

At the speeds that Europa travels at, aerodynamics doesn't come into play.

Jokes aside, looks like a great bike, just needs some pedals, oh and some mud.
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Postby europa » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:36 pm

Doesn't need pedals - the lad's got SPD-Ls on his road bike. I am NOT buying a second set of shoes so he can use clipless on this thing.

Hope he enjoys it. It won't be long before he's leaving me for dead but it does mean we can go touring dirt tracks together, which is really why I want the mtb - can't be stuffed with the more rugged country. However, he's got a mate who'll go with him into real mtb territory so it's not as though I'll be holding him back.

Aerodynamics? Don't be rude, even my old campervan had aerodynamics ... yes, of a block of flats but aerodynamics for all that.

First ride tomorrow - me on the Sow's Ear with the lass hooked on behind, the lad on his new bike, my gf on her bike and her son on his. You watch the rain come in six hours early :roll:

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Postby moosterbounce » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:51 pm

europa wrote:First ride tomorrow - me on the Sow's Ear with the lass hooked on behind, the lad on his new bike, my gf on her bike and her son on his. You watch the rain come in six hours early :roll:

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With the Tour on, try to get a "train" going to beat the rain.

Now wouldn't that be a sight :shock:

(Glad you like the look of Scotty...even if he isn't steel :D )
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Postby Andrew69 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:41 pm

wow, thats very well priced mate.
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