my new bike….show me yours.
sorry no pics uploaded yet.
swapped everything over from ‘old’ frame so not yet complete, but, first proper ride today and really pleased.
shorter TT makes it really compact. can get right over the front on the climbs and stick your arse right off the back on the downs.
the slacker head angle gives me a bit more confidence over steep sections and drops even though the forks are the same, 130mm. waiting for some lyriks. think i’ll need to lower the handle bars. lower and wider i’m thinking…
be interested to see how others have theirs set up.
show me your alpines…. yay, bikes!
i’ll get a photo up later…
JPosted 9 years ago
loveley lovely bike
rode it at cwm carn yesterday and nearly had s3x wee in my own shorts
i have never ridden a bike that corners like it, brakes like it or descends like it
by the way the saddle is further back than in that picture.
it climbs surprisingly well, struggles with the REALLY steep stuff but i cleaned the cwm carn climb on it
enjoyPosted 9 years ago
yes it does, but only on the very very steep bits, it does well in the peaks (i’ve been riding there for 20 years on at least 6 different bikes so am a fairly good judge) it only really falls apart when you need a combination of front wheel grip and big back wheel power (say a 6″ step up on a steep rocky pitch) then the front wheel will buck
you get used to it and forget all about it when HOONING back downPosted 9 years agodavidtaylforthMember
This is mine
Ive change a few bits since then, got some 2005 130mm marzocchi z1’s coming for it since I found I never really used the 150mm travel setting on those forks unless I was riding at proper downhill tracks.
Think its a bit more fun to ride with 130mm forks, especially for all the stuff round where I live. 150mm is prehaps a bit unessecary unless all your riding is downhill.
Mine is a 17/22, 65mm stem, 711mm sunline bars. Ive got the bars as high as they can go because it feels easier to jump and bunnyhop it like this.
The only downside with the frame is perhaps the long back end, its tricky to hop and manual. I found having the bars higher helped this a bit though. The long rear probably makes it better at descending and the likePosted 9 years agoBreamMember
Just built this up over Xmas and to say IÃm over the moon with it is an understatement. This thing just makes me want to ride faster and faster, flippin love it.Posted 9 years ago
Trick green bits
Yes the front mech is missing since the my old one didn’t fit, same with the seatpost, new jobbies on order.geetee1972Member
Thanks Bigsi – it rides as good as it looks. Oh and yes it wasn’t cheap, but it was financed through the biggest eBay extravaganza one private seller has ever initiated! I sold absolutely everything I could to finance it – bike bits, Hifi kit, old mobile phones, I even took out a new 2 year contract on my current mobile and ebayed a brand new Nokia to raise the funds. The deal with the wife was that I had to raise at least 80% of the new cost before I got the green light!Posted 9 years agolcjMember
Mattrivet: Nirvana in Westcott do guided rides, and All Biked Up offer guiding services in the Surrey Alps too. Nirvana sell trail maps too.
Alternatively, head to Peaslake, sit at the bus shelter eating cake and ask the hordes as they turn up where to ride – someone will tell and/or show you. Drop me a line and I will too if you like.Posted 9 years ago
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