The cycling thread Page 565

  • tadejpogacar 29 Jun 2020 17:17:05 327 posts
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    in full touring/bikepacking setup
  • mothercruncher 29 Jun 2020 17:19:56 18,130 posts
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    But how can you get rad off sweet jumps with all that stuff strapped on?
  • christourlord 29 Jun 2020 17:23:29 2,854 posts
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    Yeah Iíd struggle to tailwhip that to be honest.
  • elstoof 29 Jun 2020 17:42:54 26,095 posts
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    I binned off my gravel bike, it wasnít quick enough on road and wasnít very good off road either so I only rode it about 4 times. Dirty Reiver was fun though. Swapped it for a road disc frame instead
  • SnackPlissken 29 Jun 2020 18:31:38 2,185 posts
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    But I donít want a gravel bike. I want a Scout. Stamps feet.
  • tadejpogacar 29 Jun 2020 18:40:38 327 posts
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    no reason a scout can't be your gravel bike tbf
  • andytheadequate 29 Jun 2020 19:32:30 9,339 posts
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    tadejpogacar wrote:
    my gravel bike (pinnacle arkose D3) = winter road bike; commuter; pub bike; touring bike; for use on light trails; and....... actually riding gravel.

    couple it with a nice light summer bike, it's a near-perfect setup
    I think a commuter bike is the third type of bike that I will allow in my new draconian cycling dictatorship, assuming it's used regularly. But at that point it's a mode of transport rather than just leisure so makes a lot of sense.
  • andytheadequate 29 Jun 2020 19:33:21 9,339 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    But I donít want a gravel bike. I want a Scout. Stamps feet.
    What bike do you currently have? Would it be an upgrade? Second hand bikes are selling for a lot at the moment so you could sell your current one and buy a Scout? It looks like a nice bike and will be really versatile. Put some fast tyres and firm up the suspension, it'll practically be a gravel bike. Or some beefy tyres and a good fork and you'll have a super capable mtb.

    Edited by andytheadequate at 19:34:37 29-06-2020
  • tadejpogacar 29 Jun 2020 19:36:32 327 posts
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    get two sets of wheels for my arkose (700c with 28mm tyres; 650b with 50mm tyres) and I could probably do away with the nice summer bike. it's got internal cable routing for a dynamo too - which would make it a great TCR bike... would be a plenty capable CX bike too

    only thing it doesn't have is teh aeros

    Edited by tadejpogacar at 19:40:20 29-06-2020
  • SnackPlissken 29 Jun 2020 20:10:07 2,185 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    But I donít want a gravel bike. I want a Scout. Stamps feet.
    What bike do you currently have? Would it be an upgrade? Second hand bikes are selling for a lot at the moment so you could sell your current one and buy a Scout? It looks like a nice bike and will be really versatile. Put some fast tyres and firm up the suspension, it'll practically be a gravel bike. Or some beefy tyres and a good fork and you'll have a super capable mtb.
    Saracen Mantra. To be honest Iím just jealous after my girlfriend got a Cube Attention... new bike envy. A shop near me stocks Nukeproof but I imagine theyíll all out of stock. I can wait and save up for maybe the next one up from what I wanted.
  • tadejpogacar 1 Jul 2020 17:13:37 327 posts
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    what is a good hard tail mountain bike for someone who has no idea what they are doing but wants to use it for some trails and rougher bikepacking - I want hydraulic discs, tubeless ready rims, and all the mounts that are possible. willing to consider 700£ but would prefer 450-550£

    I like the look of the 2021 rockhoppers - the paint is nice on the comp and sport but they don't have tubeless ready rims whyyyyyyyyy
  • SnackPlissken 1 Jul 2020 17:39:23 2,185 posts
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    Nukeproof Scout 275 Race.
  • gamecat 1 Jul 2020 17:46:08 1,009 posts
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    The £700 Rockhopper(Elite) comes with tubeles ready rims.
  • gamecat 1 Jul 2020 17:47:58 1,009 posts
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    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBOOBZ29SX/on-one-bootzipper-29er-sram-sx-mountain-bike

    Overbudget & rigid forks, but looks very 'bike-pack' to me
  • SnackPlissken 13 Jul 2020 11:40:14 2,185 posts
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    We had a nice long ride yesterday through some trails. Decided to have some lunch, then head back. On the way back a couple were speeding along on some halford special road bikes.. I said to my girlfriend.. that's got to hurt on this terrain, but good for them for getting out. Anyway caught up with them when they had to get off due to thick mud. Then they whizzed passed again. About 30 mins later we see them at the side of the trail with one bike dumped.. suspected puncture. Oops :D A good lesson for choosing the right terrain for what you've got..

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 11:40:29 13-07-2020
  • JoelStinty 13 Jul 2020 12:05:37 9,031 posts
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    Been on a few more group rides. Really pushing on now. Enjoying it and feeling fitter. Did 40 miles a couple weeks back and 35 on Sunday where i felt really good for 28 or so miles. 40 miles was tough though. Only been back on the bike for the last 8 weeks or so so jumping from 15miles up to 40 hurt but also surprised how much I did have in me to do it.
  • thelzdking 2 Aug 2020 00:13:13 10,219 posts
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    First ride in a month yesterday, thanks to illness and shitty weather. Did a little more than 90km in four hours, averaging about 22km/h according to my crappy Fitbit. Took a fair few breaks and had a very slow section going through the city, so my average speed was probably a little higher.

    I know that's pretty naff in the big scheme of things, but it's my longest ride by about 20km so I'm quite proud of myself. It was pretty much entirely flat, though. I need to start improving on hills, because they fucking kill me. I guess as I lose weight and my cardio health improves I'll find them easier, but I need to actually make the effort and try some.

    I felt fucking horrendous afterwards, so I think I need to look at what I'm eating. Probably need to take more than water and a Cliff bar with me.
  • mothercruncher 2 Aug 2020 11:03:32 18,130 posts
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    Congrats, thatís a decent distance indeed.
    Add some electrolyte powder to your drinks- you were probably drained of salts.

    Edited by mothercruncher at 11:03:44 02-08-2020
  • Psychotext 7 Aug 2020 13:12:37 67,615 posts
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    I'm so out of touch... £75 for this?

    https://www.bikeradar.com/news/elite-sterzo-smart/
  • elstoof 7 Aug 2020 13:52:26 26,095 posts
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    Stay away from these fuckers when they finally leave the shed and donít know how to steer properly
  • mothercruncher 7 Aug 2020 14:02:13 18,130 posts
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    I had to buy a teeny alloy adaptor for my seatpost yesterday so I could switch to a carbon railed saddle- fucking £35 🤬
    Itís the middle class bike tax that gets applied to everything.
  • elstoof 7 Aug 2020 14:14:22 26,095 posts
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    What post is that? I thought the £10 Ritchey ask me for was bad enough
  • elstoof 7 Aug 2020 14:16:13 26,095 posts
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    Although I have been happy to pay an extra 600 quid for the ceramic bearings, a carbon hub shell and the word ultra on the rim on more than one occasion
  • mothercruncher 7 Aug 2020 14:17:54 18,130 posts
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    Canyon seatpost. Came with standard insert for 7x7mm rails. Also have the pleasure of waiting two to three weeks for it to arrive from Germany 👍
  • elstoof 7 Aug 2020 15:16:13 26,095 posts
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    They claw back those initial savings on the proprietary fixings eh
  • mothercruncher 12 Aug 2020 09:53:45 18,130 posts
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    Very weird Sunday night. Quick off-road ride last thing. Remember beginning to descend through the woods on the way home and then, 15 minutes later (I can see from the Strava trace when I stopped) I found myself standing on a road trying to work out which way was home.
    Absolutely no memory of what happened, and still not days later.

    Think Iíve got away with the collarbone but have scrapped and bruised my shoulder to bits and broken ribs in two places.
    Bike looks Ok, apart from bent in brake lever and my kit looks OK too. Even my helmet looks unscraped. Fucking bizarre 🤕
  • Chug666 12 Aug 2020 10:41:03 720 posts
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    Ouch, that sounds rubbish. Maybe if you re-ride the route (when healed up obvs) it'll all come flooding back to you? That or you'll see a tree with a self explanatory bike print in it.
  • christourlord 12 Aug 2020 11:56:36 2,854 posts
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    Very weird! Have you been checked over by a doctor?
  • Psychotext 12 Aug 2020 12:09:40 67,615 posts
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    That's concussion... get yourself checked out.
  • freddymercurystwin 12 Aug 2020 12:13:59 2,257 posts
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    Chug666 wrote:
    Ouch, that sounds rubbish. Maybe if you re-ride the route (when healed up obvs) it'll all come flooding back to you? That or you'll see a tree with a self explanatory bike print in it.
    Or he could have the exact same accident! 😲
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