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Long Termers: Dave’s Kona Kilauea

I’ve been riding the Kona a lot recently, mainly due to my Cannondale Rush finally needing a bit of TLC after two winters of pretty solid use. Similar to my experience with Sram’s 10 speed XX groupset on the Rush, the gears and shifting on the Kona have performed flawlessly. Despite initial fears that to […]

April 18th, 11 4 12,440 Categories: Long Termers

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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 14,473 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 6,934 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 11,890 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 13,140 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 7,287 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

Five, very much alive.

December 9th, 10 14 9,864 Categories: Long Termers, Premier

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

New fork, new feel.

December 9th, 10 13 4,755 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

Trying to sort the lengths.

November 29th, 10 11 4,585 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 7,870 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

First impressions from the first ride

November 16th, 10 8 4,447 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 12,906 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 5,644 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 14,641 Categories: Long Termers

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