- Fresh bike Friday
As we all know, bikes are like golf clubs. You can hit the ball with any of them, but if you’re in the rough, you don’t reach for the putter….or something like that.
This ‘club’ will fit in nicely between my ‘hardcore hardtail’ and my 5″ fatbike I think.
It was an eBay bargain and temptation got the better of me. It’s absolutely mint condition so I’m well pleased.
Anyone else got a Pine Martin?
I think this’ll make a great winter local xc machine and maybe I’ll get around to slinging a bivi bag on it some day. 😃Posted 1 month ago
Nice – I’d buy one if it was a 29erer.
It kinda is no? 27.5+ innit. 😁
That’s is rather nice, needs a dropper tho
Definitely! It’s at the top of the list. I think I’ll probably have to go Brand-X as it’s a 27.2mm post.
Garden looks a proper state
I know, my woodland path takes up so much of my time but it’s hard to keep up with.Posted 1 month agodrewdSubscriber
I’ve got the 2017 Marin Pine Mountain 1, same frame in a different colour, but with a 120mm Recon fork instead of rigid.
It’s my only mountain bike and it is heavy, but it’s fun to ride. I’ve changed the tyres to Vittoria Bomboloni, but I might fit something more suitable for the wet conditions. I’ve also fitted a dropper.
This years model has got longer and slacker, and moved to 29 X 2.6. I’m sure they’re better, but the 27.5 versions can be had for next to nothing.Posted 1 month ago
Really nice (not sure on the neon green though).
Neither was I but it’s as it came! Mind you, they seem like decent pedals so I might keep them.
it is really good for bikepacking or panniers front and rear. Been on a few long rides, 200 miles last year in 28 hour
Brilliant. Defo on my to do list. I’ve got a tiny little bivi tent I used to use for the odd multi day kayak trip abroad so it would be rude not to. 😃Posted 1 month agolisterSubscriber
I look after a fleet of 10 of the (new) original orange and grey ones.
Everyone who rides them really enjoys them. Yes they’re heavy but they ride so well.
Tyre pressure is the key; there seems to be huge difference in feel for a few psi each way. Too soft and they wallow and bob, slightly too hard and they feel very rigid indeed.
I’ve fitted the one I ride at work with an old thudbuster as I have a dodgy back and I prefer the bike to have slightly firmer tyres.
When work sells them off I’ll definitely buy one.Posted 1 month ago
Well I rode it properly for the first time today and got it muddy, very muddy.
I must say I noticed the slacker seat angle compared to my other bikes. It felt a little like a recumbent. I shifted the saddle forwards a little which helped but I need to do more tweaking.
Really missed not having a dropper on the descents. Apart from that it felt great. Quietest bike I’ve ever ridden that’s for sure. Feels smooth for a rigid.
I think you’re right with tyre pressures. I could only set them up with a finger squidge today but could do with trying a pressure gauge and experimenting.Posted 1 month ago
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