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  • Premier Icon bratty
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    Go on cheer us up. I would but it is not built up yet…

    And if you like, tell us your racing ambitions too 🙂

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Anyway here you go.

    My ambition is to be able to turn up to at least 1 race sniffle-free, and to finish in the top 50% of my class.

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Mount?

    Not sure if I’m being questioned for using an inuendo or old fashioned terms there, but anyway you know what i mean!

    Highest placing of 10th last year so trying to break top 10 in class.

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Singular looks nice, but I#m not sure if it would be as fast as the others so far.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Not sure if I’m being questioned for using an inuendo or old fashioned terms there, but anyway you know what i mean!

    ‘Mount’, up there with ‘Steed’. 😉

    Singular looks nice, but I#m not sure if it would be as fast as the others so far.

    Depends on the course and the rider, but I find I only lose places (due to spinning out) on flat or downhill road sections. Mostly I’m as quick or quicker on that as on a bouncy geared bike.

    Current XC poppet is Trek Elite, with Pace RC41’s SPXC/Crests, USE plastic finishing kit, rotor cranks and 1x9XTR.

    That’s being put to bed now after a couple of years and I’m going to try the Planet X Dirty harry…(Just waiting for the tax man to confirm I’ve done my sums right before I spaff a couple of grand on it!)

    My best 24hr Solo last year was 13th at Bontrager…Hoping to match it or better it this year.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Also I’m not a podium contender and I enjoy riding it, so I don’t care if it costs me a place or two in the rankings. I duz me best.

    It’s worth noting that the series winner of the Merida Brass Monkeys was on the same (more or less) set up.

    allthepies
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    Got a Lurcher frame in the garage awaiting warmer days so the build can commence 🙂

    Mine’s being looked at by Trek to see if the paint crack is in fact, as feared, a more structural one.

    Time to test Treks replacement policy again, this being the replacement frame for the original…..

    greeble
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    Here’s mine

    heavy_rat
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    Here’s mine in mud mode

    [/url] IMAG0607 by heavy_rat, on Flickr[/img]

    bikebouy
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    There are various pics of MrSchmancy on here and I can’t access Flikr ATM, so all I’m saying is he’s a Sexy NinerSS.

    I will be (cough) “competing” in Charlies SSUK13 and wait for it.. HTN.

    Both I’m hoping to do well in of course, whether that materialises is in fact down to the other entrants and not my skilz.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I can’t be bothered to post more pics….

    But my 22lb enigma ego Ti, Sid, AC Wheels, XT 2×10 probably. My 26lb ASR5 120mm if the going gets hard. yes, I’m a bit of pansy.

    Reached top 5 in Trailbreak rides last year 50% in Gorrick’s last year going for top 30% this year. Also go for top 10% in BORS er, sportive, on the ASR 😆

    giantx4
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    Greeble…gotta love the trance!

    greeble
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    thanks, Giantx4 slackened it out with an offset bush and added more travel to the front with 140mm float rc2 taper forks. silly wide flat bars and hope pro3 wheels. it rides great. usually ride DH and this makes me happy.

    Premier Icon flange
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    Aims – finish races, not come last…

    nigelb001
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    Here’s mine, will do me for this year after much upgrade.

    No real racing ambitions, just fun!

    Riding that flange you should be knocking podiums!

    Very nice.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I was about to say the same: finishes? I should hope so, flange! Very nice indeed.

    Here’s mine. It might not look like a typical xc race bike, but it’s…

    … pretty light! eh?… !!! 😀

    igmc

    Edit: “racing ambitions” are to enter a race. maybe even two!

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