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    Advice for a flat pedal newb

    That seems to be one of the key qualifications for Safety Guys (and Gals)
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    Advice for a flat pedal newb

    OK I didn't know there was such a thing as steel cap Volleys !
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    Advice for a flat pedal newb

    I reckon you'll feel another big improvement with some MTB shoes, the soles of Volleys are pretty flexible. And you'll get the benefit of some toe protection which Volleys don't have
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    Advice for a flat pedal newb

    Maybe you need to put on 20kg, it seems to be keeping my feet on the pedals pretty well. I'm/was a restarting beginner after a 25 year break. Didn't trust my skills to use my old SPD's so I was riding in trainers, on some cheap plastic flats. I got around ok but when I switched to OneUp...
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    Some basic through to more advanced tricks to try at home

    Gunna hurt meself trying to ride sitting arse about :) Been thinking about building some features in the backyard, my work roster is changing to a longer cycle so I'll have some time on my hands.
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    COVID-19: who’s going full doomsday prep on this?

    While there are some people with that mentality, the main reason shops have been selling out of ammo is the drop in our dollar will bring a significant price rise. Then there's the perception that the US will have shortages because of people stocking up, last time that happened it was driven by...
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    Cabin Fever Boredom Beaters

    Might build another boat if this is going to last a year or more
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    The gaming thread

    Hadn't got hooked on any games since Battlefield II on pc, my teen daughter has been playing Apex Legends on PS4 for about 6 months and is an absolute demon (in my eyes at least) I struggled with the PS4 controller for a while, now I'm finally getting a few kills
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    How hard does a front fork work?

    It wasn't the plan but this turned out to show my X Fusion Trace 36 working nicely, I'd struggled to get a decent mounting setup for the GoPro 3, this one is nice and solid but the fork is hogging the shot. The squeaking noise is the rebound damper which was silent until I got to higher air...
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    BIKE RACKS AND CARRIERS FOR CARS MEGATHREAD - all questions asked and answered here

    Looking at the Gripsport tilty rack, what are the pro's and cons of the wheel hoops vs the 'tacos' ? mostly for 29er, 2.4" - 2.6" tyres
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    Everyone loves a Derby Video

    It looks awesome, I wonder how much steeper it is IRL given that the camera often flattens things out a bit.
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    Xt levers on Magura calliphers

    Apparently you can do that , it's called Shigura
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    One mtb an e-mtb?

    I had a go at the self-shuttling thing last weekend, with a Levo. Not bad at all, but the kind of descents I was riding probably shouldn't be done solo. I was lucky there were a few other riders around. If an eMTB was your only bike, you would be going through a few more chains and cassettes...
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    Can I build a better Ragley mmmbop for around $2k?

    Thanks to geoblocking you'll never get the bits as cheaply as when they come on a complete bike.
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    What did you do TO / WITH / FOR your bike today!

    Cheated on my Fuel EX with a filthy eMTB ! Went to Wellington Mills DH tracks which are nice and close to home ( I thought it was much closer to Collie) The Levo ate up the fire road climbs using max assistance. I haven't ridden since New Years Day and only lasted three runs, I could have gone...
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