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Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

When I originally ordered the Five from Orange I had in mind to hang SRAM’s new 2×10 X0 groupset off it. As is often the way though product release dates got pushed back and rather than leave the Five unbuilt and unridden I stuck it together with a Shimano SLX, XTR medley. And then a […]

March 3rd, 11 20 14,376 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

It’s been hammered a bit now.

February 8th, 11 12 6,897 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Longtermer – Finally. Matt’s Lapierre Spicy 517

Tested – 6 months with gaps so far. From – Hotlines. RRP £3299.00 Ahhh – It had been an emotional time with the Spicy – a good year , only marred by the burglary in November After grieving and wailing for some time, Hotlines the distributor very very kindly helped me out  with a new […]

January 27th, 11 11 11,799 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Long Termers: Tom’s Yeti ASR5

Tom’s treated himself to a new Yeti as a recovery present. He’s been in the parts bin and built it up, so here are his first impressions.

December 21st, 10 12 13,064 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Premier

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Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

So I’ve been putting in some miles on the Kilauea and they’ve tended to be uphill ones.

December 19th, 10 6 7,098 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

Five, very much alive.

December 9th, 10 14 9,717 Categories: Long Termers, Premier

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

New fork, new feel.

December 9th, 10 13 4,723 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

Trying to sort the lengths.

November 29th, 10 11 4,532 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Ed’s Ibis Tranny

Ed’s last report on his cross country Tranny build…

November 19th, 10 14 7,801 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

First impressions from the first ride

November 16th, 10 8 4,415 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

A few rides in, a few more thoughts

November 8th, 10 39 12,816 Categories: Long Termers

Less than 1mm away from being rideable.

Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

Guess what? Headset issues delay build.

November 2nd, 10 12 5,605 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

Sim puts his money where his mouth is

October 26th, 10 34 14,446 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Matt’s Santa Cruz Blur LT – Final Report

What’s the scores on the doors?

October 25th, 10 11 11,849 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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