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So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by clarky, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    All this downhill talk.......

    Last sunday I spent 17 hours on the bike in the lockdown shed riding 60 repeats of the same climb on the Zwift app/game. 9211 metres of climbing.

    Now in the everesting hall of fame.
  2. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    That's just plain silly Matt!:deal

    @jardine - you've gotta bit to do girl:nod
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  3. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    Silly yes. But I think potentially addictive.

    Planning the next one or two already.

    The triple everesting is going to hurt.

    Just under 27000 metres of climbing with no Emotor to help.
  4. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    More HD action Sunday and then they go to portugal for the next round......IF i had a VPN i could watch the Euro XC and CX racing
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  5. jardine

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    Holey Dooley........ Congratulations!!!

    That is a super effort in a maniacally impressive way......... Keep us posted Tileman
  6. jardine

    jardine 86

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    What hill on Zwift did you ride?
  7. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    I feel like I've done that, every time I get out of bed.:imaposer

    Great effort.
  8. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    I did 60 repeats of the Radio tower extension. 1.1km, 150 metres of climbing, 13.7% gradient. Short and steep.

    Heaps of support got me through. Have a go if your at all interested. Ill join for a couple.
  9. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Bike design has come a long way! The white bike is a 2009 giant trance x2 , the black is a 2921 version. Both are size medium but there is an extra 100 mm in the wheelbase!

    Carbon wheels , and 29 vs 26 inch, oh, 2.6 inch wide vs 2.25
    Carbon frame ( I suspect a similar weight, because the new bike is a LOT stiffer)
    150 mm vs 120 mm travel ( and 35 mm vs 32 mm forks)
    Yup, there are 3 gears up front on that old trance
    Even the brakes...4 pistons biting at 200 mm rotors instead of 2 on 160 mm

    The 2021 bike belongs to a workmate, it cost more than my ebike and I'm jealous.

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  10. jardine

    jardine 86

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    Ummm Thanks for the offer Matt but I think 17 hours and everesting is a bit beyond my mental and physical capabilities.....

    its a very impressive feat thats for sure
  11. ECKS-Man

    ECKS-Man Long timer

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    I've just moved my 2012 Merida Big Nine 100 on and I'm in the market for a replacement. I'm very tempted by the e-bikes, and there seems to be some knowledgeable folks posting here, so I'm asking for advice. I try to do mostly trail riding, not into downhill or jumps. I would like to spend less than $4500 on an e-bike, if I go that way. This puts me in the hardtail emtb range, including Specialized Levo hardtail, Merida eBig Nine series, Giant Talon or Giant Fathom, GT ePantera, Trek Powerfly, and some other brands I'm less familiar with. I think I'd prefer to buy new, but I'm also open to advice in that respect. Appreciate any help!
  12. Dewi

    Dewi Been here awhile

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    Prior to covid I would have said 4.5K would get you a low use dual sus ebike but with covid tax hitting the used MTB market hard you may be struggling. Depends what you want it for.
    You say XC/trail so if you want something for fitness an e-bike may not be the best, get a good MTB for that kind of coin. If it's just for fun, which is what my e-bike is for, and not fussed about the exercise bit, I'd still look for a dually. A hardtail E-MTB is a heavy bike and not very forgiving over rough terrain, even if used on flatter trails. If your going to ride a heavy bike it may as well be capable or comfortable.

    Giant were doing a basic short travel E-MTB based on the Stance, not sure whats available now.

    Stocks are very limited everywhere at the moment too, so if you set your mind on one exact model you may be dissapointed with availability. Have some options.

    Try and demo bikes if you can.
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  13. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/electric-mountain-bikes/norco/nsw/woy-woy/fluid-vlt-2/106774944

    If you must ride a hard tail...make it something with decent geometry?


    To be fair, all the bikes in that price range are reasonable , it's more important how good your lbs is.
  14. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    + 1 on the full suspension comments Dewi made... the extra weight of a hardtail e-mtb just accentuates the "jackhammer" feel of the rear end on any type of terrain - other than asfalt of smooth graded gravel roads. An xc oriented (120mm) full suspension e-mtb (with lock out) will give you the best of both.
  15. tileman

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    I found out the other day its possible to lease a ebike similar to the leasing system of a car.

    https://www.e-stralian.com.au

    Wether or not it makes financial sense is another thing.

    Cars and ebikes are ok but moto's not. Them the rules I suppose.
  16. Dewi

    Dewi Been here awhile

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  17. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Gotta love a wet ride

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