And watch yourself on there. I got burned by some individual selling a shock as serviced which was anything but. My fault, don't trust people on the internet.
Got it serviced and sorted for less than what I could have paid.
Welcome! Riding is top fun and can be as thrilling or as chill as you want. Make sure you've some decent protection (knees / elbow / gloves) to work with your helmet and get to new trails when you can.
Well done on getting into it before too long. 48 is plenty young enough.
Mtbdirect sell the Paradox, at least that's where I bought mine from. And I've the XL and usually prefer longer stays but it works very well on the hardtail.
Granted if I were building an XL they'd be 10mm or 15mm longer but I'm certainly loving riding it as it is. Perhaps the longer stays...
With Lysterfield closed it seemed like Melbourne decided to hit the YY. Great riding there today and managed to get out with bike and body in one piece.
I did manage to cop a decent ding on my rear wheel down Turbulence. Thankfully not an expensive one though.
There are spots in the park like the Somme. And unfortunately you only find out how bad spots are when it's too late to turn back.
It's been dry all week but the volume of traffic has been so high that it was a matter of time before closure was required. I'm talking cars down Horswood Road...
Rode the Paradox around some of Lysterfield. If you're headed there in the next few days, don't bother.
Only Follow Me is worth riding along with Middle.
Almost everything else is a mess or worse.
Glad I took the hardtail. Just washed it and bounced it dry then put it away.
Justice League Dark
8/10 if not more. And SO much better than the DCEU rubbish foisted onto us.
If you like your animated films, get onto this. Flashpoint Paradox and then some. Watched it twice...
I've run Mavic SLR wheels on a race hardtail and at 95kgs I put them behind their pay grade often, but only on mellow trails (Lysterfield). They held up without drama though, no buckling or tension issues.
I think at 100kgs it's too much to ask of them.
28 spoke minimum and then preferably 32...
I'm certainly keeping mine. ;^)
If you really want the Paradox I'd hold on, as the prices of some frames must start to drop. The V3 FS frames are cheaper too than when they were first released.
You could always just get in contact with MTB Direct and throw them an offer?
It's such an awesome...
After the YY on Saturday I went to my backyard at Lysterfield. Despite getting there pretty early it was like there was free money and cooked food on offer. I've never seen it that busy.
Cars parked down the length of Horswood Road, car park heaving and the start of any trail had people queuing...
Never ridden the Nomad but I'm 6'4" and own a 27.5" bike. It fits and still puts a smile on my face.
Another mate is similar in size and enjoys his 27.5" bike too.
Don't let the rider size drives wheelsize thought get to you.
And yes, buy the Nomad.
I'll tell you now that the STA is a real consideration.
I'm 1.93m too, On my XL Hardtail with 76° STA and 500mm reach it feels a touch shorter than my XL FS bikes which have 76° and 75° STA respectively and 480mm reach. Playing about with 40mm to 60mm stems too.
The weight on my hands from the...
Massively depends on the brand and retailer.
I've had one very lovely but pretty mainstream brand take months to get their response and solution sorted.
Trek on the other hand took 24 hours from seeing the photos.
Focus were the same on a carbon hardtail. 24 / 48 hours.
Scott was one week...