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Tallboy

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Jun 2021

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    Both needed to improve my wife’s cheap mtb.

    26inch rigid fork, 1 1/8th headset. Needs guard mounts but not fussed about other mounts

    26inch 135 rear wheel with disc mount. Shimano fit hub. Quick release. Needed for replacing grinding cheap original.

    Posted to Marple so might be tricky
    Thanks

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    Has anyone got a simple gym plan for xc riding and running? I followed the mtb fitness plan which was fine but a bit enduro focussed and I find with any heavy gym plan I instantly start piling on muscle mass again and end up heavy.

    I then watched YouTube of Nino and put together an attempt at a circuit like he does. That felt closer to what I needed so I guess it’s a whole body circuit with minimal rest I want, plus some heavier lifts for force development/ beach muscle?

  • in Rides & Races
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    I’d say based on yesterday the weight cut off for an ebike is at least 105kg. Some of those bikers are a loss to professional rugby

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    Yeh I’d like to be under 90kg and it’d feel a lot easier I think

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    Same! Remarkably I still passed a lot of people on hills. I really should lose some weight, it’d be so much easier

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    Or set them off early or much later, not 2 mins behind the elites with everyone else

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    It got increasingly annoying after 2.5 hours in the sun and 1000m climbing! Only one had the sense to make a joke about cheating and slow down to chat a minute, and non really seemed to be pushing particularly. Why would you enter a race to let a motor pull you round?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Followed a guy round a marathon race today on a new Scott spark and can confirm it’s v nice looking and didn’t appear to hold him back. I’d guess he works for Scott based on the Scott van in the car park.
    Not a huge fan of ebikes in races though at all, never had that before, pretty average riders passing on the long uphill drags then being a pain on the steep ups or technical bits. Not ideal! I don’t think they mix very well in the same mass start

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    Tricky finish in the Belgium tour, very small bunch going to the line and a predictable sprint winner. Most of the other guys left it too late with a couple of tricky bends at 300 to go

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