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#1 resistance

  • Joined:15-March 10
  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

Pretty standard... WHO RIDES?

Either for fitness, leisure or both?



Ive just picked myself up a new avanti 29.2 mountain bike, still entry level but it is a great bike with excellent components and is a pleasure to ride.
Have spent a few hours a day on it since i picked it up and i dont beleive how much fitter i feel already.

View Postresistance, on 20 February 2012 - 06:50 PM, said:

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this + helmet and a few little things.

Getting myself a whole heap of gear at the end of the week... these things are addictive!


Would def be keen to find a few people to ride with.

I live in Brisbane, pretty much 3km from the cbd and ride about 15km every afternoon/night.

#2 hazard121

  • Joined:22-June 03

Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Ride a Giant TCR - Miss living in brissy, the riverloop is a great ride to do.

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#3 resistance

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

nice! Im very temtped to use last years tax return to get myself a road bike aswell, mind you my legs are getting mighty strong pushing my 29r along on the cycleway. ^_^

#4 WPN-X7

  • Joined:20-November 05
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:LS1 FC vert

Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

ride a 20' fitbike.co bmx. skateparks/dirt/normal daily riding.

ride 12k round trip to work most days plus the usual skateparks/dirtjumps.

been tempted to get another dh bike and start racing again

#5 resistance

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  • Location:Australia NSW

Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

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#6 Legal Attorney

  • Joined:29-October 06
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

cycle about 70km a week to and from work, on a emc2 etape pro..

fastest ive gone is 59.4 km/hr downhill with a pack weighing down and me backing off! fun as!

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#7 nick22

  • Joined:20-May 07
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:14 AM

ride between 70 - 120 km most weeks. 6km per day of that is to work and back.

Living in coober pedy has some surprisingly good xc style rides through mining claims.

do this on a giant xtc 26"

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torn at the moment.... in the next 12 months going to move back to adelaide. I am excited because i can re introduce myself to fox creek and eagle park but do i buy a dual sus or road bike...

after doing my first proper hills ride about 2 months ago (to woodside and back to town) for the first time in my life i can see the attraction to road bikes...

#8 richiez1983

  • Joined:02-October 11
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:JDM Spec R

Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

ride manly dam every couple of weeks.

#9 Hawker180

  • Joined:26-June 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx + Landcruiser

Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

I have a Giant STP which is a few years old, I like it as the frame is short and feels like a BMX (used to ride bmx back in the day).

Stupid thing is I use it for cross country/mountain biking and ride clips. :hammer: Probably should buy something more suited

Edited by Hawker180, 05 March 2012 - 03:08 PM.


#10 SpotMan

  • Joined:06-September 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb20 S13 & Maverick

Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

I ride downhill every now and then just as a bit of a release, been teaching my unco mate the last few runs, so sadly ive had to stop every 10 sec -_______- so dying for a proper run...

I ride a 2003 Specialized Big Hit, have just had the rear frame, derailer, hanger and cables replaced as well as a new Ethirteen Chain Retension system installed with Trimative chain ring.
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Should also have the question: Whats the worst stack you've had?

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#11 nick22

  • Joined:20-May 07
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

anyone use gps or other training tools?

i use garmin edge 800... great piece of kit. a bit on the pricy side tho... anyone use garmin connect? care to share some rides/routes?


edit: and im soo addicted to wiggle.co.uk

Edited by nick22, 05 March 2012 - 07:35 PM.


#12 SpotMan

  • Joined:06-September 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb20 S13 & Maverick

Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

I also have a Giant Yukon fx with a snapped hanger... getting pretty keen to fix that up and give XC a go.. :thumb:

#13 nick22

  • Joined:20-May 07
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

good frame on the yukon!

as far as worst stacks go mine is pretty lame. It occurred on walking path (unsealed) along the coast in port lincoln. just came down a short but steep enough down hill section (walking path went to stairs, i got creative and tried to find my own path), ended up catching my left forearm on a star dropper mid turn and ended up with 7 stitches...

like i said nothing major but thats my biggest off....

had soo many close calls riding new tracks blind.... love it!

#14 SpotMan

  • Joined:06-September 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb20 S13 & Maverick

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

worst stack ive had was only the mitchem trails, just came out of the short double black onto the green, saw a jump, went for it and just kept going.. landed on the edge of a corner tryed to control it but hit a tree went over the handle bars and landed on my back on some rocks, i damaged nerve endings and ripped the skin off my flesh. this was over two years ago and i still have no touch feeling in my lower back.. since then i have invested in some good body armour..
worst part was i had a 45min train journey to get home... i had a preg ladie have a go at me for sitting in the prority seating on the train.. lol

#15 WPN-X7

  • Joined:20-November 05
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:LS1 FC vert

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

ive had a lot of crashes. like. tonnes of bad ones.

probably the worst i had on my old dh bike was racing at the bluff near mt.gambier.

there was a little road gap, (the gap was small but the drop was fairly big) only thing was theres a berm that swept right straight after it... with a decent drop the other side of the berm.

by the end of the initial heats most of us were just dropping the gap into the berm.. and well. put two and two together. last thing i remember was hitting the gap and waking up in hospital messed up.

did a collarbone and a lot of bad abrasions and sprained wrist. not my worst crash body damage wise.. but eh.

also on that note.. anyone selling a decent dh rig? pm me haha

#16 SpotMan

  • Joined:06-September 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb20 S13 & Maverick

Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:16 AM

i need to get out and some more of these trails... Mitchems get old and to easy... Altho its the easiest one to get to...

#17 OUTKAST

  • Joined:24-May 03
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

Its also fantastic for the train runs back up to the top.

#18 SpotMan

  • Joined:06-September 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb20 S13 & Maverick

Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

yeah thats what i do, either that or a convince mum to drive my ute up and back to taxi us :P so much quicker that way lol

#19 OUTKAST

  • Joined:24-May 03
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:58 PM

We worked out that if you do Sleeps 2, stop before the pump section, walk up the green trail, you can get a Windy's run in 5-10mins before the train arrives, instead of waiting 30mins for the train doing the one run.

That or you can try and beat the train on a weekday.

#20 SpotMan

  • Joined:06-September 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb20 S13 & Maverick

Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

yeah i do when i can be stuffed walking up, i was ridding with a group of lads and they showed me it.. maybe you were there lol?
I usually do sleeps 3 tho, its a bit of a longer trail, less waiting.

#21 DNTBNVS15

  • Joined:23-March 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:2002 ADM S15 Silvia

Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Well I've just picking myself up a Malvern star a2 road bike and I fricking love it. Shimano gears, brakes, pedals, crank and Riding to and from Adelaide CBD daily via linear park!

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#22 OUTKAST

  • Joined:24-May 03
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:17 AM

I ride a black Sunday, Fox 40's, green Ironhorse stickers with Hope 6ti's.

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#23 Rifleman

  • Joined:19-October 06
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:Sileighty & Cressida

Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

Use to downhill on a Kona Roast in my teens. Busted it up and could afford to fix it being a poor teen so sold it for stupid cheap. Got the craving to ride again a year ago so bought an 09 Scott Voltage LTD and chucked an E-Thirteen Chain Guide. Haven't done any major DH, prob lost the balls to do that stuff again but happy just trail riding these days.

#24 GOT-180

  • Joined:04-August 10
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:SR 180 & CA 180

Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

HA!! Just found this

Of course i ride, im a bike mechanic

heres my noble steed, 2010 Scott Gambler.

The bike is gangster, the dude riding it is pretty average, but getting there :)

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Hit up the Mitcham tracks most sundays

Also very keen to broaden my horizons and hit up a few different tracks....

#25 OUTKAST

  • Joined:24-May 03
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

Nice looking bike buddy!

A mate of mine just had his brand new Scott Gambler stolen from his house in the Henly area. Its the green/blue colour. If you see it shout out! he has only had it for a coupld of weeks!

#26 castle

  • Joined:18-June 06
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:S12 Full White RS-X

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

Some nice bikes in this thread!

I used to ride an '07 Kona Stinky with a few mods. Rode with Wil (OUTKAST) a lot, until my bike was stolen last year. Was devastated.

So I did something different. I custom built a 2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker, built it up from a bare frame, and have just finished a 6,000km ride from London to the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. A good introduction to bicycle touring.

That's me on the left...

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Am looking at getting another mountain bike now, have been looking to see what's out there. Looking to get something a little lighter, more cross country style. Getting a bit old for the crazy downhill stuff I used to do haha.

Edited by castle, 05 June 2013 - 05:46 PM.


#27 GOT-180

  • Joined:04-August 10
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:SR 180 & CA 180

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

Yeah Castle mad props, top form man that would have been an amazing ride.

Had an old work mate who rode form here in Adelaide up the East coast to Cairns, and i thought he was crazy :)
He had the full Surly setup aswell like yours.

I'll keep an eye out Outkast, ill let you know if i see anything....

#28 A31Cefiro

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Used to ride a Kona Stuff ages ago, sold that & went without a bike for a few years. Bought a Kona Caldera for more XC riding in Canberra, next things to get are some clip ins & shoes. I always likedflat pedals so Crank Bros Mallet IIs and some FiveTen Maltese Falcon shoes should be the next purchase.

#29 ZeroFallen

  • Joined:10-February 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:1989 S13 Silvia Ks

Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

After doing 50kms a week ago on a borrowed Avanti Explorer from a few years ago, I finally decided it was time to upgrade my 16 year old Malvern Star mountain bike for something new. Didn't have a massive budget to work with, but I'm pretty happy with my purchase.
Since I was going to be doing road, gravel trails, and a little bit of offroad I got a 2012 GT Transeo 3.0.

http://www.gtbicycle...012-transeo-3-0

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Will be doing around 50km a week on it for starters, and planning on doing the 100km Around the Bay route in October.
Also would like to do a couple of cycling weekends when I get used to riding again.

#30 SpotMan

  • Joined:06-September 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb20 S13 & Maverick

Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:28 PM

Got-180 ive seen your bike on train most times ive been up there! will have to say g'day next time!

considering selling my bike, just never get a chance to ride it.. plus my forks had a slight leak but now they drip oil after a 5 runs of windy black...
what oil do you use? might just top they up... heard you use trans fluid?





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