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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mitzikatzi » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:37 pm

Thanks for the feedback about Speedpark. I was a little worried about buying from Taiwan. Good to get first hand feedback. Fork Ordered.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:19 pm

No worries mitzikatzi - your fork will show up no worries. Be careful when you're putting your brakes on if you use disks as the lowers are magnesium and the threading will strip if you are cack-handed with it. Otherwise I couldn't have been happier with them - nice and rigid for the sketchy stuff, the lockout is excellent and the price is definitely right.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ghostpoet » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:23 am

I hear that Norco's going to end up as the 15th Dalai Lama, or become the woolly South American Camelid that you ride to the local store for choc milk and lollies..
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:44 pm

ghostpoet wrote:I hear that Norco's going to end up as the 15th Dalai Lama, or become the woolly South American Camelid that you ride to the local store for choc milk and lollies..


Heh heh. It's in the shed sitting on a CX fork so I don't lose the headset bearings and I have half a mind to temporarily put a 700c wheel back into the front and ride it like a rigid monster crosser.

I need a MTB though. Other people posting their sweet, sweet dual suspension XC rigs in this thread are giving me a massive jealous.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Sharkey » Thu May 03, 2012 11:21 am

Here's my mountain bike. It's a 2005 Stumpjumper, although there is not much of the original bike any more.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby redcorpsjames » Sat May 12, 2012 1:51 pm

This is a bit old now but its a Merida matts 20md

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby panda1971 » Sun May 13, 2012 7:04 pm

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Fletch » Sun May 13, 2012 8:07 pm

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Sun May 13, 2012 8:50 pm

Fletch wrote:My yeti


I've been staring at that picture for a good 2 minutes but I can't discern how the rear suspension works - those seat stays look seriously thin!
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sun May 13, 2012 10:03 pm

They are a real nice bike, those ASR5s.

The answer to your question drubes, is they flex, like Scalpel chainstays.

Think: zero pivot ;)

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Mon May 14, 2012 12:34 am

trailgumby wrote:The answer to your question drubes, is they flex, like Scalpel chainstays.

Think: zero pivot ;)


Flex like a fishing rod? How does the damper work if it's working in a different plane to the flex? i.e. if it flexed like a leaf spring shouldn't the damper be in the centre of the seat stays? Yes, before you ask, I am particularly stupid.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby toolonglegs » Mon May 14, 2012 2:35 am

You sure about that Gumby?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Chef » Mon May 14, 2012 3:15 pm

New bike :D

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Tue May 15, 2012 12:33 am

Chef wrote:New bike :D

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Happy as a Image in......


Ooooh. C'mon bloke, spill! Need more details. I'm like what sees.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mitzikatzi » Tue May 15, 2012 5:20 am

Ragley Blue Pig?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Chef » Tue May 15, 2012 7:18 am

Hi,

Yes; it's a blue pig (Fox TALAS, XT group, ZTR Arch rims on XT hubs). My first proper off road bike and I had a ball yesterday up in the hills.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Wed May 16, 2012 12:13 am

Thanks fellers, I miss a hardtail in the shed.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mitzikatzi » Wed May 16, 2012 4:47 am

I am having pre mid life crisis. Think Steel not Titanium, thats still to come.

I thought about a Piglet the Blue Pigs brother.

Ended up with a Pace RC 104. Mine is a 2010 frame from CRC $521to my door.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby megatron » Sun May 20, 2012 10:46 pm

There's a lot of good looking bikes in this thread. But I thought I'd go ahead and post a pic of mine anyway. :wink:
My new (second hand) Yukon, with aftermarket parts off my old (now sold) DiamondBack MTB.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Tue May 22, 2012 9:06 pm

toolonglegs wrote:You sure about that Gumby?

Photo's too big, all I can see on screen is the fork and half the front triangle. :P

Apologies, I probably wasn't very clear in my explanation. From memory, there is a pivot on the Yeti 575 at the seat tube for the chainstay, but the chainstays flex. On teh ASR5 I think it's the same. On the Cannondale Scalpel, both flex.

To answer drubes, sort of. Lateral flex that would otherwise make the bike unsteerable (in the case of the Scalpel) is reduced to normal levels by flattening the stays' cross-section so that they flex up and down but not side t oside. I think Yeti does something similar with their seat stays but it's been awhile since I loooked at one up close.

I just love the minimalist ethos of the Scalpel. Everything pared down to the absolute minimum required to do the job, no unnecessary fork legs, pivots, bearings or axles, just using smart design and materials use to take weight out of the bike. Not the most comfortable, but still better than a hardtail and and just as quick.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mugglechops » Wed May 23, 2012 4:39 pm

trailgumby wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:You sure about that Gumby?

Photo's too big, all I can see on screen is the fork and half the front triangle. :P

Apologies, I probably wasn't very clear in my explanation. From memory, there is a pivot on the Yeti 575 at the seat tube for the chainstay, but the chainstays flex. On teh ASR5 I think it's the same. On the Cannondale Scalpel, both flex.

To answer drubes, sort of. Lateral flex that would otherwise make the bike unsteerable (in the case of the Scalpel) is reduced to normal levels by flattening the stays' cross-section so that they flex up and down but not side t oside. I think Yeti does something similar with their seat stays but it's been awhile since I loooked at one up close.

I just love the minimalist ethos of the Scalpel. Everything pared down to the absolute minimum required to do the job, no unnecessary fork legs, pivots, bearings or axles, just using smart design and materials use to take weight out of the bike. Not the most comfortable, but still better than a hardtail and and just as quick.


a better pic that shows it.

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My original Trek Fuel EX had no pivot.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Wed May 23, 2012 8:25 pm

Loovely! :D
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby LoveB » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:27 pm

my new old bike lol

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby bychosis » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:32 pm

Fletch wrote:My yetiImage


noice, Looks even better with black forks IMO (just like mine)
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Fletch » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:01 pm

bychosis wrote:
Fletch wrote:My yetiImage


noice, Looks even better with black forks IMO (just like mine)


Has changed a bit since then, s works stem at -8deg with bontrager low rise carbon bars and new sids with black stickers,and rocket ron f and ralph rear soon to have DT swiss stans wheels and some XX brakes.
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