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    Quote Originally Posted by cnjm1 View Post
    I think some of the increase in price is the tech you are paying for. Similar to the enduro/MX market you mention . MX bikes have tech advances like launch control but as a result cost more and more.


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    Agree but still can't get my head round, race tuned engine, suspension, wheels etc against mountain bike which you have to pedal :)

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    A new chain and casette after 14 years and an extra water battle with a pump. Look at the last picture of the derailleur cogs before I took them off and cleaned them properly. Disgusting!

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    That looks lovely. If you're that far from home I'd want a seat bag with some essentials in. I don't like the 2021 colours for specialized either but couldn't find a 2020 model anywhere. I bought the new Bontrager medium seat bag and would thoroughly recommend.
    Excellent advice and noted. To be honest Iíve been looking for the right bike to get back into riding and Iím in love so far..just need to sort the hard seat as the previous owner had it set up for lightness. (Carbon bars, carbon seat post etc..) first impressions of a 29er having only ever had a 26 wheeler? 29er rolls extremely fast downhill and is actually plenty fast on the straight considering tyre size. Iím out first thing in morning and canít wait!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    Excellent advice and noted. To be honest I’ve been looking for the right bike to get back into riding and I’m in love so far..just need to sort the hard seat as the previous owner had it set up for lightness. (Carbon bars, carbon seat post etc..) first impressions of a 29er having only ever had a 26 wheeler? 29er rolls extremely fast downhill and is actually plenty fast on the straight considering tyre size. I’m out first thing in morning and can’t wait!


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    Dont know if you realise but a 29er is virtually the same size as a normal road bike. Thats why it feels so fast. If you fit hybrid/ more road based tyres you will have a flyer. I have fitted Schwalbe City jet 1.5” tyres to my wifes mountain bike and it rolls like a good one, she is impressed how easy it is to pedal at sensible eg 20 kmh average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Dont know if you realise but a 29er is virtually the same size as a normal road bike. Thats why it feels so fast. If you fit hybrid/ more road based tyres you will have a flyer. I have fitted Schwalbe City jet 1.5Ē tyres to my wifes mountain bike and it rolls like a good one, she is impressed how easy it is to pedal at sensible eg 20 kmh average.
    Tyres are my next upgrade. I love urban riding especially around cities..Iím going to investigate what tyres I can put on. From memory I think Iíve currently got 2.1 and 2.3 on at the min..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    Tyres are my next upgrade. I love urban riding especially around cities..Iím going to investigate what tyres I can put on. From memory I think Iíve currently got 2.1 and 2.3 on at the min..
    2.1 and 2.3 are mtb standards. As a minimum you could run 1.75 Shwalbe tyres. Pop into a local bike shop with one wheel and ask for some urban tyres. At the most basic level you can up the pressure from 25/30 for an mtb to 50/60 psi for an urban tyre. It will knock minutes off your 26k ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    2.1 and 2.3 are mtb standards. As a minimum you could run 1.75 Shwalbe tyres. Pop into a local bike shop with one wheel and ask for some urban tyres. At the most basic level you can up the pressure from 25/30 for an mtb to 50/60 psi for an urban tyre. It will knock minutes off your 26k ride.
    Will do this as soon as is possible! Canít wait to get some semi slicks on and get the speed up!

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    It's not a mountain bike, but check out this $4,500 Specialized my 65 year-old best friend just purchased to make easier work of his 50-70 mile rides here in San Diego:


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    This link might be interesting re tyres - https://www.cyclingnews.com/features...ng-bike-tyres/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    It's not a mountain bike, but check out this $4,500 Specialized my 65 year-old best friend just purchased to make easier work of his 50-70 mile rides here in San Diego:

    Oh that's nice! The bike is 4700 euros here (nearly $5K). I suppose that bike builders do a great job analyzing their potential clients. This bike is 'Roubaix ready' due to it geometry etc. It's shape makes it also more comfortable for the 'older' clients: the more upright position makes is easier on the shoulders and wrists! Funny thing is that the Paris - Roubaix route is as flat as a pancake - I've never been to SF, but I think that the area is anything but flat!

    There's a Specialized Concept store only minutes away from my house. The shop's website is also in English: https://www.stappenbelt.com/gb/ The couple who own the store are really nice people who have the complete Specialized line-up on display.

    FWIW: the guy pronouncing 'Roubaix' is way off the correct pronunciation. Try to say it like 'Roub-@' without the 't' of the word 'at'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    It's not a mountain bike, but check out this $4,500 Specialized my 65 year-old best friend just purchased to make easier work of his 50-70 mile rides here in San Diego:

    Gteat looking machine. The aerodynamic benefits of the tubing would be diminished if my 14 stones of sweating lard was on the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    It's not a mountain bike, but check out this $4,500 Specialized my 65 year-old best friend just purchased to make easier work of his 50-70 mile rides here in San Diego:


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    my regular ride:



    Normally this time of year it would be getting sent down the Alps, Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada or some welsh bike park. But since downhill mtb has been mostly cancelled this year I got another thing to ride my local xc trails:



    And the pair of them together, chalk and cheese!


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    Had this for just over a year now. It doesnít get much heavy abuse and most of the mileage itís covered has been on road. I have near-smooth road tyres on it throughout the summer. Itís incredibly comfortable to ride.




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    My 5 year old was upgraded today and this is what she'd set her heart on



    I was then forced to get my bike back on the road


    I've realised just how unfit I've become lol maybe I should start looking into ebikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck View Post
    I've realised just how unfit I've become lol maybe I should start looking into ebikes.
    Put on some road style tyres and tighten/lock out the suspension. That and simply ploughing through will do the world of difference.

    I'm a seriously out of shape big fat guy -- I did 6 miles just over 4 weeks ago and came home in tears pretty much. Now I'm doing 13 miles about 4 times per week and did a 22 mile last weekend (almost broke me) and according to Strava I'm up to just under 200 miles for the month. Just plough on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Put on some road style tyres and tighten/lock out the suspension. That and simply ploughing through will do the world of difference.

    I'm a seriously out of shape big fat guy -- I did 6 miles just over 4 weeks ago and came home in tears pretty much. Now I'm doing 13 miles about 4 times per week and did a 22 mile last weekend (almost broke me) and according to Strava I'm up to just under 200 miles for the month. Just plough on.
    Lol yeah I did lock the forks out Just years since Iíve ridden of the kids stay keen to get out of a weekend Iíll get fitter, the weekends are all about keeping them entertained and giving my wife a bit of a break sheís the one locked up with them all week lol. Hopefully another ride out tomorrow the 3 and 5 year old canít be trusted near roads yet so having to load all the bikes in the car to the local park area less than a mile away but thereís no way Iím riding there with 3 kids going separate ways itís like hearding cats Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck View Post
    My 5 year old was upgraded today and this is what she'd set her heart on




    I've realised just how unfit I've become lol maybe I should start looking into ebikes.


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    That's cool. Since our gyms are closed, I've taken up cycling and walking. One on of my walks heading for the Royal Palace public gardens, I walked by a workshop where they give those GTs a new lease of life! I couldn't find a website, but they have an Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/vintagebikercom/
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