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Long Termer Review: Dave’s Santa Cruz Highball

So here’s the getting to know you bit about my new longtermer, a Santa Cruz Highball. Due to holidays, mag trips and deadlines I didn’t get time to write up the plans for this one earlier so here we go. First off it’s fair to say that due to experiences with early 29′ers I didn’t […]

September 5th, 11 7 31,592 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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Long Termer Review: Yeti ASR5

Tom dB’s been tweaking his Yeti with new wheels, a single ring setup and new brakes…

June 30th, 11 11 37,867 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers, Wheels

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Long Termer Review: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

The final verdict. Looking for adventure.

May 25th, 11 12 12,937 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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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 12,772 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 14,660 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 7,008 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 12,049 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 13,407 Categories: Bikes, Long Termers

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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 7,483 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Sim’s Orange Five

Five, very much alive.

December 9th, 10 14 9,953 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

New fork, new feel.

December 9th, 10 13 4,802 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

Trying to sort the lengths.

November 29th, 10 11 4,686 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 7,978 Categories: Long Termers

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Long Termers: Benji’s Pivot Mach 4

First impressions from the first ride

November 16th, 10 8 4,517 Categories: Long Termers

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