Recent content by Mitch243

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    Crash Pics Thread

    Bummer. Is that grade 2? I recommend waiting AS LONG AS POSSIBLE before riding again. Ligaments are a bitch. My AC separation (bad grade 3, surgery) needed nearly 9 months before I was back at 100%. However, it has healed better than my broken collarbone. Chin ups are possible again!
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    World cup team changes rumor thread

    So has anyone figured out what's happening to Max Warshawsky?
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    Cracked ribs, approx recovery time.

    Didn't read thread but: I was highly invested in a DH trip in Canada when I cracked mine (Ferny opening weekend). Cracked said ribs first day, did one run after doing so while I was still pumped on adrenaline. Then because I was so financially invested in the weekend I took heaps of drugs...
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    2009 Cove Handjob buildup (ex-Big Dan frame)

    Ooooh, nice! But my question is: still got the old fork surplus?
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    Dodgy Trek ad: Trek 19.5" Fuel EX 29er

    Looks well dodgy to me: Potentially robbed from a retailer?
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    Kona Explosif Competitors?

    The 2016 piglet is a decent enough competitor. No single speed compatibility but it checks all the other boxes at a reasonable price point: Is there really no brand retailed in Australia that has...
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    Cheapest way to track distance / time / heart-rate?

    I've never before looked at the world of Strava or Garmin, etc. I want to take racing a bit more seriously next year and the best way to do this is to start measuring my progress with respect to speed. I can't get Strava via my phone (company blackberry only) so that aside, what's the cheapest...
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    Kona Explosif Competitors?

    Yeah you can, but its far less of a pain in the ass to buy complete.
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    Kona Explosif Competitors?

    Hi all, My XC rig is a dying dinosaur. I'm going to put a bullet in it soon. When I do, I want to replace it with a short travel aggressive hardtail. My requirements: - thru axles fr/rr - 650b - 68deg or less head angle - steep seat angle - 80mm - 120mm fork - single speed compatible...
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    QLD Wanted: 425lb ti spring 3" + Green 40s spring

    Haven't heard back from you Rowan? Still on the hunt.
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    QLD Wanted: 425lb ti spring 3" + Green 40s spring

    Still on the prowl.
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    QLD Wanted: 425lb ti spring 3" + Green 40s spring

    Still on the hunt.
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    2016 Specialized Demo

    I somewhat agree but its a case-by-case basis. I'm just about onto my second hand counting frames I've broken and the best service I've personally ever had was from Polygon. New frame within the week with the failure issue clearly amended. That said, Specialized are very good (bikeshop I used...
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    Rigid Frame for DH - indulge my fantasy

    This is the camp I'm in, although personally I'd probably only put 120mm/130mm on the front of a hardtail. I'd suggest something like a Kona Explosif and aim to throw a lowered Pike on in due course. My housemate in Canada rode some pretty insane things on his, enough to make me say it'd be...
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    Bike Storage Solutions

    Awesome. Bunnings o'clock.