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My new (ish) ride !

Sorry bout the crappy quality..

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Disc brake goodness.. ignore the jacket sleeve next to it ! Disc brakes on a bike cannot be underrated. I got them quite warm yesterday evening.. [:D]

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Quote: posted by scarum on 11/08/2004 14:33:00

Looks nice, how heavy and is it comfortable?

I have always been a racer man but don't cycle anymore

It is quite heavy, I can't deny that.. but that's more than made up by the fact that I barely feel a fairly large hole in our crappily maintained roads. It is comfortable.. still could do with a bit more padding on the saddle (or maybe I just need more on my backside ?) .. can never quite get it dead right.. I may have to go for a woman's wider saddle [:(] But it's a world away from my last bike.. a rigid, Gary Fisher.

Only done about 25 miles on it so far.. so the brakes aren't near bedded in yet.. but they are still bloody good.
 

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Quote: posted by dubzter on 11/08/2004 15:26:06

nice ride, is it an I-drive 2. Do you think it could handle amateur downhill?

It is indeed an I-Drive 2.0. But, instead of paying ?999 for it, I got it for ?799 [:D] Winner !

Yeah, I reckon it could.. just gotta make sure all the correct pressures are in teh forks and rear shock and the rebound is set up etc.
 

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Quote: posted by Tom R32 on 11/08/2004 16:12:43

Nice - my friend has one like that. Is that a Deore group set?

I just sold one of mine, and I am about to buy another. Still a bit old school and havnt made the jump to full sus yet, Im so in love with my hardtail!

Do you do XC or Downhill etc etc????

Yup, Deore LX groupo. I only ever had rigid bikes before this.. this is my first full susser! It's so good.. heavy but good.. so comfortable to ride.

I mainly ride xc when i'm able too.. there ain't no big enough hills around here! I'll do a combo of road and xc if i'm out for a few hours.
 

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Quote: posted by AndrewM on 11/08/2004 16:19:04

Quote: posted by Tom R32 on 11/08/2004 16:12:43

Nice - my friend has one like that. Is that a Deore group set?

I just sold one of mine, and I am about to buy another. Still a bit old school and havnt made the jump to full sus yet, Im so in love with my hardtail!

Do you do XC or Downhill etc etc????

Me too - still riding a glorious original 1997 Orange P7, nickel. She's a beaut! XT/XTR/Raceface/Hope Disk on front (205mm mental!)

Orange.. lovely bikes. I think of those as the ferrari of MTBs. XTR too.. drool and a hope disk.. great stuff!.
 

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Quote: posted by Tom R32 on 11/08/2004 16:26:18

Iam XC with a little madness now and then...

I have had a fair few over the years, Klein was great...got stolen [:(] Just cant make that leap to FS - I tried a Specialized Epic FS and couldnt get on with it, felt to weird.

Currently on a Scott Team Issue - XT/XTR/Raceface etc etc, 3 years old now but she is my buddy [8D]

Iam thinking of geting an Orange next - I alwasy wanted one! Thier recent hardtails look a bit wimpy though? Was thinking Cannondale but then rode a Jekyl and was put off by the lefty fork.

Think it may have to be a Stumpjumper..........

Klein.. now they are exclusive !

Stumpy eh.. I wanted one of those for years !
 

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Quote: posted by AndrewM on 11/08/2004 16:43:13

You NEED the stumpy in RED...

Remember Jason McRoy, guys?

My god.. there's a name I haven't heard in years! Wasn't he the guy who'd broken loads of bones in his body and was a bit of a nutcase, into anything dangerous etc.. then he died in an accident or summink ? I'm sure I remember ages ago, they showed a picture of his legs and knees in MBUK and they were all bent and mangled from so many d/hill crashes etc.
 
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