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Old 11-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #25891
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Fat bike season is approaching.......




And I don't own one........




And I WANT one!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #25892
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Here ya go!

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #25893
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Fat bike season is approaching.......




And I don't own one........




And I WANT one!!!!!
North Central Cyclery always has a bunch.

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #25894
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Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16/...ctual-weights/

Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from?
Imagine all the new SPADRL records you could set with that bike.






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Old 11-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #25895
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Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16/...ctual-weights/

Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from?
You were told wrong, plain and simple. Factories/dealers can claim whatever, but, they're almost always optimistic.

I can't say that I've ever seen a FS 29er below 20lbs. I think the Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon Ultimate is probably about the lightest out there. It's only $11K.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:42 PM   #25896
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Imagine all the new SPADRL records you could set with that bike.






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I resent your pathetic attempt at humor.











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Old 11-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #25897
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Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16/...ctual-weights/

Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from?
I've never seen ANY weight spec published on ANY Specialized bike.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #25898
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Wheels and tires?
fixt

They probably built the 'lightest evar!' bike up with some uber fancy carbon wheels. The bike you rode probably had more pedestrian stuff on it.

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:15 AM   #25899
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First MTB Race Preps

Got an email 2 days ago about an MTB race, promptly registered for it. Now I have to work to avoid being a passenger in the sweep vehicle!

Race is on 17/18 November.

I do about 2-3 days on the road bike every week, total of 450km last month.

Plan to increase endurance for race is;

Mon 2 hours of easy spin
Tue 1 hour of intervals
Wed Rest
Thurs 2 hours, mix riding - intervals if I can, tempo otherwise
Fri Rest
Sat 3-4hrs of riding, endurance
Sun Rest

I took one week of riding from last week and will resume this Saturday AM

I have an MTB but never went proper riding with it, no riding places close by.

Course for race is muddy, with roots and a 150m/1km climb thrown in.
Day 1 is 34km
Day 2 is 50km
Chance of rain
Temps 30-35 deg C


Any suggestions (for world domination or just finishing the race)?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #25900
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Fat bike season is approaching.......




And I don't own one........




And I WANT one!!!!!
So do I, but I might hold out for ski resorts renting them out.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #25901
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Any suggestions (for world domination or just finishing the race)?
Just go out and get a feel for it. That'll give you a better idea of how to prep for the next one.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #25902
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And I don't own one........




And I WANT one!!!!!
get one for a dollar:

do it.

http://www.help4sabrina.org/Bike_Give_Away.html



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Old 11-03-2012, 06:38 AM   #25903
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Buddy of mine came over yesterday to finish up building his new Gin and Trombones. Got it mostly done and we went for a ride. Took him down the 4 stretches of dirt roads round the house. Basically, dirt roads = interval session for me. Hammerzeit!

HIS bike ran like a top. MY bike had issues the whole time. Threw the chain a few times. Flatted. Noisy. Oh well. At least one of us had a quiet, nice-shifting bike!

What felt best was I was dropping him like a bad habit when I opened up. He's usually the one leaving me in the dust on our rides. I'm hoping he finally realizes that when I'm out with him, I've usually done something hard the day before and the sprints up the hills kill me. I'll start holding my breath now.

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #25904
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Well, my light came in, and holy COW that thing is bright! I knew what all the reviews I found said, but actually turning it on the first time I laughed like a little kid. I was amazed! Now to attache the base to my helmet, and next week I'll get to try it out on the trails.

MagicShine MJ-808E if anyone is interested. I'll give an initial impression from a MTB noob once I get a ride or two in.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:55 PM   #25905
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Well, my light came in, and holy COW that thing is bright! I knew what all the reviews I found said, but actually turning it on the first time I laughed like a little kid. I was amazed! Now to attache the base to my helmet, and next week I'll get to try it out on the trails.

MagicShine MJ-808E if anyone is interested. I'll give an initial impression from a MTB noob once I get a ride or two in.
Mine's not here yet. S'OK I don't need it till Wed.

Oh, one more thing... if you feel something rubbing down there don't keep riding for another few hours. Things are *ahem* a bit raw in spots. Its gonna STING when I shower up here in a few min.

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