What did you do TO / WITH / FOR your bike today!

pink poodle

Clinically Inane
I went on a bit of an adventure...train to Wyong, ride to Ourimbah, climb the road, push sections of the dh. It was a reminder of how unfit I have become!

I haven't ridden at Ourimbah for a year and wow was there some changes! The new flow (? Is that still a thing?) line at the top is fun and fast, the first big jump on the dh track has switched sides and gave me a last minute surprise, the construction underway on BK express looks interesting, and you bet I passed out on the big step down at the bottom! Overall it was good to get back there. I used to ride that place a few times a month and really enjoyed it.

I also nearly ate shit on the afore mentioned new section at the top. The place is very dry and dusty. I powered into one of those berms a touch hard and a submerged rut threw my front tyre sideways, seat jammed up my arse, both feet off the pedals, it was real rodeo show! Managed to save the front wheel and rode out.

It was also the first outing of my fox proframe. After about 9 months sitting in the shed I can say it was a purchase well made.
 

indica

what is a yous
Dropped it off and picked it up.
SLX chain, shifter, derailleur, XT 11 ring cassette with a mother flipping HUGE what ever it was (46?) and whatever the chain ring is.
Drive home and the park is on fire, some dumb chunt has ridden around the closed sign and QParks have closed the whole park.
 

born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
I rode the newer trails at Kelcey Tier.
Had the tunes playing in my helmet and my mate Pat Malone with me.
Had a good ride - cleared a decent sized double on Rigur Mortis for the first time.

But the Guide brakes tested my patience. So bloody average.



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Oddjob

Eats Squid
I rode the newer trails at Kelcey Tier.
Had the tunes playing in my helmet and my mate Pat Malone with me.
Had a good ride - cleared a decent sized double on Rigur Mortis for the first time.

But the Guide brakes tested my patience. So bloody average.



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Trp Quadiems are your friend.

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born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
Hmm....
Quadiems?
Hope E4's?
... Or possibly Hayes Dominions?

I could go on a diet & learn to get off the brakes more... But where's the fun in that.

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Oddjob

Eats Squid
Hmm....
Quadiems?
Hope E4's?
... Or possibly Hayes Dominions?

I could go on a diet & learn to get off the brakes more... But where's the fun in that.

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Definitely Quadiems. Absolutely reliable with oodles of power and a very nice lever feel. This is coming from a Shimano fanboi.

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Ultra Lord

Beanie Fitment Specialist
Hmm....
Quadiems?
hope V4’s?
... Or possibly Hayes Dominions?

I could go on a diet & learn to get off the brakes more... But where's the fun in that.

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Fixed. Comes with a bigger piston for moar powah, why bother with E4’s?
Hope setup is a wee bit tricky and the bedding in process is long (matching floating rotors are a must). I like mine.
 
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beeb

Likes Dirt
Formula Cura 4's? A good whack more power than Hope E4, with similarly excellent modulation (with sintered pads). Organic pads were like a light switch though, way too aggro for me...
 

BT180

Eats Squid
Formula Cura 4's? A good whack more power than Hope E4, with similarly excellent modulation (with sintered pads). Organic pads were like a light switch though, way too aggro for me...
I find i have tonnes of modulation with the organics on my Cura 4s.
 

born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
Definitely Quadiems. Absolutely reliable with oodles of power and a very nice lever feel. This is coming from a Shimano fanboi.

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Do you miss a bite point adjuster?
Is the lever throw long?

I liked my Shimanos on previous bike for their reliability and power.
But the Guides have given me a taste for modulation....

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born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
Formula Cura 4's? A good whack more power than Hope E4, with similarly excellent modulation (with sintered pads). Organic pads were like a light switch though, way too aggro for me...
Is it Eighty One Chillies the only game in town?
Any online deals? (Ze Sherman's?)

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BT180

Eats Squid
I weighed it. :eek::eek::eek::eek:

355187


That's full riding weight with accessories fitted. So on top of/different to stock it's;

Assegai DH
Assegai Exo+
Cushcore
OneUp EDC
Saint SPDs
RevGrips
Mutherload strap with tube, C02 and Dynaplug
Wire bottle cage
Mud guard
+ Cura4s instead of Code Rs (but i think they're actually lighter)
 

Ultra Lord

Beanie Fitment Specialist
I weighed it. :eek::eek::eek::eek:

View attachment 355187

That's full riding weight with accessories fitted. So on top of/different to stock it's;

Assegai DH
Assegai Exo+
Cushcore
OneUp EDC
Saint SPDs
RevGrips
Mutherload strap with tube, C02 and Dynaplug
Wire bottle cage
Mud guard
+ Cura4s instead of Code Rs (but i think they're actually lighter)
Ignorance is bliss. Did you have the fron wheel on the ground though? Not accurate otherwise.
 

born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
I weighed it. :eek::eek::eek::eek:

View attachment 355187

That's full riding weight with accessories fitted. So on top of/different to stock it's;

Assegai DH
Assegai Exo+
Cushcore
OneUp EDC
Saint SPDs
RevGrips
Mutherload strap with tube, C02 and Dynaplug
Wire bottle cage
Mud guard
+ Cura4s instead of Code Rs (but i think they're actually lighter)
Something isn't right there.
I think that's a digital thermometer...?

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