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  • New Bike weekend, the time to Slay the trails.
  • weeksy
    Full Member

    Well today was interesting as a mate asked if i fancied a pedal at Lunch-time. Due to not wanting to get the Trek dirty, i took the wifes e-bike, partly because, well why not, but partly because of the below

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2nXd5h6]lineup[/url] by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    One of the lads was commenting that the Slayer was arguably too small. But it’s bigger than the Embolden, which i didn’t feel even remotely out of place riding today (or indeed on the previous rides i’ve had on it).

    But it did set my mind at ease on terms of sizing… sure it’s smaller than the Trek, sure it’s smaller than some may say i need…. but i’m OK with it 🙂

    So last weekend while down at Rogate i chatted to the bloke at Felltrax and said “I’ll be up tomorrow afternoon to collect it”.

    The world then went slightly insane of course with A&E and the lad… so it kinda got forgotten for the short term.

    In-between i thought “I’ll try the DHX2 in the Trek”, which actually went well, fitted and felt nice. But the thoughts of “do i want ‘more’ ” were still present. So tomorrow morning i’m getting up at daft o’clock and heading to Cumbria to collect this one in a trade deal with the Trek.

    I’ll deffo miss the Trek as it’s perfect and arguably perfect for more of the riding next year that the Slayer is…. but the days i want the Slayer, i REALLY want the Slayer, so it’ll be the bike getting used. In some ideal world i’d love both, but that doesn’t really fly, with too many toys, too many things… So 1 bike in, 1 bike out.

    170mm of travel both ends…. lots of bounce, slack head angle…. should be a hoot !

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2nUfQSX]p6pb22641366[/url] by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    So tomorrow morning i’m getting up at daft o’clock and heading to Cumbria to collect this one in a trade deal with the Trek.

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    £20 to Air-Ambulance ?

    v7fmp
    Full Member

    Nice! Always liked the Slayer. Its a shame i dont have the terrain to justify one.

    Will be interested to get your feedback on it.

    Fingers crossed the deal doesnt fall through!

    Yak
    Full Member

    Awesome. Looks the business.

    bonni
    Full Member

    Who could say no to a Rocky Mountain Slayer? Nice!

    I pity you the M6 schlep all the way to/from Carlisle though. Ugh!

    matt_outandabout
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    Rocky’s are ace. Eldest has one.

    He does more justice than I can – the speed that thing can carry is alarming.
    A Slayer would be a step up again….

    (Edit: the descent of Lomond he was second on Strava…)

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2m8gh4i]Ben Lomond in the evening[/url] by Matt, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2mcS5dc]Holidays ’21 – Harris, Lewis, Torridon[/url] by Matt, on Flickr

    weeksy
    Full Member

    I doubt I’ll be doing it justice. I’m more looking for it to save my arse.

    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    Fancy riding some mountains whilst you’re up?

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    So tomorrow morning i’m getting up at daft o’clock and heading to Cumbria to collect this one in a trade deal with the Trek.

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

    £20 to Air-Ambulance ?

    Shame it’s Cumbria, Tom isn’t quite on your way home from there.

    That and I’d offer your a coffee as you were passing!

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Fancy riding some mountains whilst you’re up?

    Well, I’m not completely against it, but it’s massively undersprung for me at the moment. I’ve ordered a new spring but maybe it’d be ok for a day.

    I could then grab a premier Inn maybe.

    I wouldn’t fancy going any further north though man as I’ve got to drive back.

    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    What time are you where?

    weeksy
    Full Member

    I’ll pm you fella.

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    I could then grab a premier Inn maybe.

    Tebay services has been recommended to me a few times if you’re up that way.

    Even if you’re not up for staying there, don’t miss the cake and sausage rolls. No trip to the lakes is complete without.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    I’m not against riding and staying in a Premier Inn if people are about. I may even have a spring I can throw in the bike in spares box.

    Mrs weeksy says go for it.

    But as I say, I don’t want to be heading north as it’s a long way back

    nickc
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    I have nothing to add other than whoever decided that “Embolden” was an appropriate name for a bike needs hoofing in the slats

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    I have nothing to add other than whoever decided that “Embolden” was an appropriate name for a bike needs hoofing in the salts

    The same company also put ‘Lust’ on another model.

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    I have nothing to add other than whoever decided that “Embolden” was an appropriate name for a bike needs hoofing in the slats

    I think my riding could be vastly improved with even a small amount of emboldening

    weeksy
    Full Member

    First question

    Can you swap the spring without the very expensive tool?

    BRT-006 – Fox/Rocky Mountain Pivot Bearing Service Tools

    I’ll worry about the tool later but I’d like to get the spring swapped asap

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Not the most tactful.

    I wonder if a pair of soft jaws would hold it without marking.

    Hmmm

    argee
    Full Member

    That’d be a sliding hammer for that i’d guess, useful tool to have for many things on a bike, and other things around that need repairing

    weeksy
    Full Member

    I could try a blind bearing tool, I only need 1 side off to get the spring and I’m pretty sure one of mine will fit. After all, if it’s just pushed onto the sleeve, it can’t be that tight a fit can it.

    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    I’m not against riding and staying

    It’s a good job I called off earlier… I’ve just been told we’ve got people round tomorrow evening.

    Some other time

    argee
    Full Member

    I could try a blind bearing tool, I only need 1 side off to get the spring and I’m pretty sure one of mine will fit. After all, if it’s just pushed onto the sleeve, it can’t be that tight a fit can it.

    Yeah, blind bearing tool is just another name for a sliding hammer anyway, you just need to get it snug on one side and gently remove, then the other side can be removed with anything that fits in the hole, so 12mm or 0.5″ drift/socket/etc and tap out.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Breakfast at Lancaster services, oh the joy.

    lightfighter762
    Free Member

    5 star. Have a good trip!

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Well after a 3am start I made it here handy. It’s not open yet lol. But I knew that anyway. Motorway was unsurprisingly quiet lol

    rOcKeTdOg
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    Isn’t emboldening something you do with a rock face and and old bed mattress to fall on?

    CheesybeanZ
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    It’s all gone a bit quiet ..

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Sitting outside shop. He’s running late as he had stuff to do. But I knew I was here before him. Just chilling with coffee and music

    duncancallum
    Full Member

    Lancaster…. what a rooky

    Tebay is where its at!

    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    Tebay is where its at!

    Dude, he’s about to drop three grand on a bike, for the third time this month. He can’t be affording no wild-bour artisanal sausage rolls…

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Lol if only. I’m not a bazillionaire

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Sorted. Long drive time now

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Cannock on the way back?

    towpathman
    Full Member

    Cannock on the way back?

    Watch out for the pebbles!

    julians
    Free Member

    Watch out for the pebbles!

    And the braking bumps!

    zerocool
    Full Member

    Can you slow down the buying now? As I’m pretty sure I guessed 3 more purchases this year and you’ve already bought this and the 3rd Fury since then😜.

    I’m in danger of being wrong. Lol.
    Home you enjoy the Slayer.

    CheesybeanZ
    Full Member

    Watch out for the pebbles!

    And the braking bumps!

    And the scallies

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    Watch out for the pebbles!

    And the braking bumps!

    And the scallies

    Don’t forget the riding permit! Confiscation of new bike = sad face

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