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  1. slowmick

    New frame or new bike?

    Can someone point me in the right direction? My enduro has a crack in the frame and the current availability of bikes in the world I figure it's time to start looking for a new frame/bike as getting something may take quite some time or might require a a quick decision to purchase. I have a...
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    Trampolines

    Evening Team, Seems we need a trampoline at our house. I've spent time looking and like most things there is a k-mart version and a boutique version. Can any one point me in the direction of what is required for many years of kid bouncing fun. I'm hoping to avoid the complementary trip to the...
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    2020 Trans NZ Enduro - Help!!!!

    So I got into the Trans NZ Enduro next year. I've paid my money and now after watching more videos and head more blogs i am quietly shitting myself. (Hiding it from the wife). I thought about contacting all of the past participants by PM to ask for hints and tips for surviving and enjoying but...
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    Tyres for my sister's road bike

    Ok team, i need help. My sister has a road bike that she rarely rides. Mostly because the tyres always seem to be flat and she has a pretty big fear of getting a flat while riding. I want to buy her new tubes and tyres so that she can go out and enjoy her bike. I've been looking through...
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    Andy's Fat Tyre Bike Lodge Mt Buller - No more....

    Andy has announced that's he's closed up the bike lodges for good. http://www.andysfattyrebikelodge.com.au/ The same info appeared on facebook today. If you, like me, have enjoyed staying in the lodges over the last 6 years please let him know that he'll be missed. I wish him all the best...
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    First long weekend of spring - how will you spend it?

    Exciting plans? Working so people can enjoy their exciting plans? Riding? Make me jealous. I will be working around the house while the good lady wife takes our daughter to her parents place for a week. Might get in sneaky pedal at some point if the weather is reasonable. Yes, I want...
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    Noob to downhill - need help with choosing a bike

    Over the last couple of years i have made the effort to get out and ride my Specialized Enduro as it was intended. I raced 1½ season of the gravity enduro series in Victoria and really enjoyed it. But the carbon frame on my enduro died after doing it. I really enjoyed riding at Bright...
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    Cheap accommodation in Canberra and Wollongong

    My band is doing a road trip next weekend playing in Canberra on Friday night and then Wollongong on Saturday before heading back to Melbourne on Sunday. There's 5 of us and gear on a 12 seater bus . Friday night is The Basement (2 Cohen St, Belconnen ACT 2617) and Saturday night is Corrimal...
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    Glenrock riders - keep a look out for the ladies

    I have good friends who live in Newcastle and enjoy running and walking in the Glenrock State Park. This week my (female) friend share a post on facebook from the Hunter Women's Cycling page that someone had been assaulted. See post below (not greatest words). "Hello, I feel I need to give...
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    AM Special-ized #enduro v.3

    Picked up the latest version of my bike last Friday night. With various set back it was at the shop for a couple of months. so far i have ridden it up and down the driveway and covered it in black pvc tape. Hoping to get to the You Yangs on Sunday. Frame – 2015 Specialized S-work...
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    Wasn't planning on going 1x but...

    I need your help guys I am stumped. Put my enduro in for her annual service. During strip down problems were noted. Details sent to specialized, frame dead but will provide a new one under warranty. Problem no 26” frame. Ok agree to go 27.5 and get bike shop to order new fox forks (4+...
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    Gloves you're lovin

    With lack of skill comes the need for gloves with knuckle protection glancing of trees and some padding in the palm for soft girly office work hands. Have been using Fox gloved but they seem to fall apart at the seams or the closures rip off. Is there quality to be found or should i just buy...
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    Body Armour Recommendations

    Looking for peoples experiences with body armour/pressure suits. i am looking at buying a pressure suit to wear to do the Alpine Gravity Enduro series. i mostly need protection for one of my shoulders and from what i can see only on line only pressure suits offer this sort of protection...
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    What did you score or do for Father's Day

    My sister picked me up this morning for a little shopping at Costco and a Coffee. Costco seemed to be full of people buying a lot of man related products. Car wash, power tools, bottles of Booze. The cafe was full of families of all shapes and sizes with a lot of bottle bags on tables and...
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    Carbon Bars - do you use them - are they good?

    I run Easton bars on bike and renthals on another. Looking to get a second set of Renthal Fatbar Lite so that both bikes have the same width bars and they don't take getting used to each time I change bikes. when looking on line for them i came across what seemed like "cheap" carbon renthals...
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    Need to be fitter / less fat

    I want to start training for the upcoming gravity enduro series as i'd like to be able to ride up the hills this year. But winter finally seems to have arrived in Melbourne and i am a wuss. So looking for suggestions as to what to do next. Option 1 - harden up and ride in the rain (means...
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    Setting fork sag for a dummy...

    ok, i'm stuffed. i don't understand how to set the sag on my forks. i tried the suggested air pressure of 90 psi for my weight to start with and got almost no sag. i got down to 50 psi before i was getting the sag required. now i notice that i depends on how i get on the bike to cheekc...
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    Old Giro Remedy Question

    I have a Giro Remedy that was made 09/06. i bought it from Anaconda at the start of 2007. The box has a sticker on it to say it was distributed by Pacific Brands. I probably have the receipt somewhere. They were the hire helmets at Mt Buller that year. This is I was planning to use it on...
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    Shuttle noob...

    Got the go ahead to enter the Elevation Series as a last hurrah before the arrival of small humans. Made sure I signed up before approval was rescinded. I have never shuttled before. Reading the ads for downhill and all mountain bikes most include "has regular marks from shuttling". What...
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    Fat man and tyre squirm

    I have a question for the brains trust here. When hitting off camber sections on the Aneurysm trail out at Lysterfield I get a very squirmy feeling in the back wheel, I even managed to start rolling the tyre off the rim on one run. The tyre now has the cross hatching on the side of it like I...
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