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  • Fun in the snow (and ice)
  • mtbmatt
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    Normally I hate snow. This time I’ve been loving it πŸ™‚
    Sorry, it won’t work on mobile devices… it won’t let me change it.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIEAsbiQaRE[/video]

    cynic-al
    Member

    Nice. You look fast downhill. Try spinning on the ups to stop the bob.

    cynic-al – Member
    Nice. You look fast downhill. Try spinning on the ups to stop the bob.

    That’s made me laugh. You’ve just told Matt Page how to ride a bike. πŸ˜† He’d destroy you (and me too) both up and down.

    Mantastic
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    Is Matt page special then?

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    Good video Matt!

    Define special? He’s a very very handy bike rider… And he’s Welsh. Special in multiple ways.

    Well, he’s won numerous 24 hour races and has finished 9th in elite at a UK Gravity Enduro.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Yup they seemed to grip pretty well.

    Hahaha nice Al.

    cynic-al
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    I guess pedalling squares works for some then πŸ˜›

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    Who’s Bob? And why do you want to stop him?

    Nice one Matt! See why you win so much, I’ve not ventured out in the snow been to lazy!

    Premier Icon monkeyp
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    Cool – ordered a set last night as they are only Β£30 each from bike-discount.de. hope the ice and snow stays until then

    gazc
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    out on my ice spikers today too its mad how much grip you get on the slippy stuff! nice vid btw – where was it?

    Ambrose
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    I recognised Cwm Rhaeadr, plus roads around Llyn Brianne area.

    ciderinsport
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    Just do I can see this tomorrow, I said this!

    Mobile only tonight & short memory πŸ˜‰

    mtbmatt
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    Ambrose, correct. Plus Black Mountain.
    Thanks for the comments.

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    Another fan of the Ice spikers lots of icy climbing and they were spot on

    187 by Richard Munro, on Flickr

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    So on the basis then that this fella is actually pretty good, how much of that is technique and how much was the ice spikes?

    Premier Icon ART
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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee …. nice riding Matt .. including the ‘moments’ πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon boltonjon
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    Fair play – makes my pathetic use of the GoPro today look rather ordinary!

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    Some very nice riding (skills and location.) there!

    duirdh
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    Cool video!

    You just made the entire fatbike fad look utterly redundant!

    πŸ˜€

    maxtorque
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    Who left that Trailer there?? !!!

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    All due respect like, but I don’t see any deep snow in test 4? Looks like just a couple of inches.

    Best bit about ice spikers is the skid marks they leave :mrgreen: though my garage floor is starting to look a bit second hand.

    watsontony
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    Nice. You look fast downhill. Try spinning on the ups to stop the bob.

    That’s made me laugh. You’ve just told Matt Page how to ride a bike. He’d destroy you (and me too) both up and down.

    I guess pedalling squares works for some then

    LOL

    growinglad
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    Spiked tyres….that’s so last session(*)

    I was out at the weekend with semi slicks!!

    I kid you not, I chucked em on a few weeks ago as I’d been towing the kids around in their trailer on cycle paths.

    Popped out Friday night for a quick blast and thought sod it..they’ve cleared a couple of cycle psycho paths…I’ll just stick to them…

    Obviously I saw a bit of snow and thought…let’s just see…couldn’t believe it….they worked pretty well….although it was really cold and hard snow!

    (*) Although I will hold my hand up and say I wasn’t “quite” going the same speed as Matt πŸ™‚

    Nice video, think I may have to look at them there spiked tyres!

    duirdh
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    Semi slicks work well in snow because there’s no centre tread to clog, a semi slick with a decent edge is my preferred rear tyre for snow, so much fun to drift into corners before the side knobs hook up, touch the brakes and you’ll be sideways and on many climbs you’ll be pushing but still well worth it for the amount of fun you’ll have.
    Ice is another matter entirely and as this video shows, ice spikes are the ones!

    LoCo
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    Try spinning on the ups to stop the bob.

    πŸ˜†

    I guess pedalling squares works for some then

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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    Oh heck, I feel a mixture of inspiration and a sense of complete inadequacy watching that! I hadn’t realised that I was such a mincer of the snow. Well my excuse – front tyres old bontrager jones’ but at least decent nobbys on the back!! I think matt rides faster in snow that I do in good conditions!! Nice video and like the no-slip start on the frozen pond. Thanks for posting!

    Does “pro” refer to the tires or to Matt?

    orangefatlad
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    Nice “moment” near the landy, close call that one.

    Quality riding….

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