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  • Premier Icon singletrackandi
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    Ahh yes. Early summer holiday weather. Schools have broken up, the caravans have been woken from their slumber and it’s still a bit tricky to go abroa …

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    Premier Icon edhornby
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    Is the Christopher Cross choice a coded message that Chipps is going to buy a yacht and this is the start of his YachtRock playlist ?? 🙂 congratulations Chipps and Hannah on your new jobs

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    Thanks for the Lance Mountain video clip – takes me back!!!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Lucky Todmorden getting a new skatepark! I’d love to have a ride on something like the Olympic park. Just carving round it would be amazing.

    Here’s a question – would putting sus forks on a gravel-type frame designed for rigid forks put extra strain on the frame?

    Premier Icon tthew
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    would putting sus forks on a gravel-type frame designed for rigid forks put extra strain on the frame?

    Less, because impacts are being absorbed by the spring and not the frame. That is unless the extra length of them was so long it significantly altered the leverage, but that’d mess up the geometry too.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Cool, yeah, that’s what I thought. I guess the warnings with hardtall MTBs is for longer travel than the frame is designed for, so it alters the geometry.

    Premier Icon tetrode
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    Congrats Hannah!

    Premier Icon charliedontsurf
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    Gravel and suspension….this is just like 1991 again when I put a Mozo Pro 3.5 suspension fork on a bike not designed for suspension forks. It did not handle well. I predict a bunch of sweet handling gravel bikes will get their front end jacked up for 40mm of suspension.

    If you believe the new breed of gravel bikes are just 1990’s mountain bikes with better brakes and curly bars… then what next… the great gravel purple anodising craze… gravel bar ends (also purple)… Ron Hill graveltracksters?

    Premier Icon singletrackandi
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    @charliehobbs most modern gravel bikes are suspension corrected 😁

    Premier Icon charliedontsurf
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    @andi sykes… they may be now… but just you wait for the 150mm travel gravel forks. In 15 years, gravel bikes will have become mountain bikes, and the new trend will be “Groad Bikes”… and we can all go around again.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Well done Hannah!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Don’t show Charlie the Cannondale Topstone Lefty 😀

    Premier Icon brakestoomuch
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    The holes in those cranks look just the right size for a couple of wafer thin mints. Or some mud.

    Well done, Hannah. Don’t let the power go to your head. 🙂

    Extra well done, Chipps, for offloading some of your work onto someone else. 🙂

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Or more stress, since you suddenly start riding the bike much faster in rough terrain

    Premier Icon charliedontsurf
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    GT RST is back

    don’t show me what… I see a 1993 GT RTS with drop bars.

    rts

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I knew you’d love it!

    Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    Hannah, Chipps, enjoy the changes and congratulations.

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