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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1425 on: October 27, 2019, 04:35:30 PM »
My son and I have been riding out at our local MTB Club tracks. Me on my Aldi 29er and him on his LBS 24 inch MTB. What an absolute blast.

Yeah MTB is good fun, no cars to worry about, only trees and rocks that jump out at you :)
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« Reply #1426 on: October 27, 2019, 05:05:25 PM »
My son and I have been riding out at our local MTB Club tracks. Me on my Aldi 29er and him on his LBS 24 inch MTB. What an absolute blast. So different to BMX racing. The line between having a phat ol time and eating Shit is so fine it's not funny. Slowly getting better at the climbs. Cannot fault the Aldi bike. If it breaks tomorrow I reckon I've got my moneys worth out of it. His 24 inch is showing signs of abuse. I happen to have my  old 26er in the shed which I'm giving a birthday to so he can have it. Very addictive and lots of fun. Been shopping for a new bike for myself.  Leaning towards this.
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I have an Aldi 29er and have been very happy with it. Hve done just over 600klms on it and can't fault it for the price.  8)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1427 on: October 27, 2019, 06:25:34 PM »
I have an Aldi 29er and have been veryu happy with it. Hve done just over 600klms on it and can't fault it for the price.  8)

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I wish I could of grabbed a 2019 one last month. They went to hydraulic discs and 1x10 Deore drivetrain. I rode my mate Trek Marlin 7 last week and couldn't give it back to him quick enough.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1428 on: October 27, 2019, 06:31:44 PM »
I wish I could of grabbed a 2019 one last month. They went to hydraulic discs and 1x10 Deore drivetrain. I rode my mate Trek Marlin 7 last week and couldn't give it back to him quick enough.
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Had mine for two years I think but it has better gear on it, than the entry level Trek and it was half the price.  ;D

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1429 on: October 27, 2019, 07:09:16 PM »
I couldn't help myself, I pimped my son's new ride :)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1430 on: October 27, 2019, 07:21:58 PM »
I couldn't help myself, I pimped my son's new ride :)




 It's crazy how the rear cogs, have now become bigger than the front rings!  :o

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1431 on: October 27, 2019, 07:55:09 PM »
I had a spin along the road today on the mountain bike (it was the first non-powered 2 wheeler of mine in the shed) and was surprised at what I was ticking along at... would be interesting to look at a comparison with the road bike on the same run.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1432 on: October 27, 2019, 08:01:00 PM »
Ordered my kids new bikes today...

Trek Precalibre 24's... Due for pickup on their birthday

A Focus Paralane 9.9 with Di2 piqued my interest while we were there, but a bit more saving required...

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« Reply #1433 on: October 27, 2019, 09:56:57 PM »
Did a 60 km ride up the blackbutt range and back yesterday (moore - blackbutt - moore) on the Brisbane valley rail trail. I’ll be back, very cool track. The polygon entiat 27.5 plus bike is made for that sort of thing. Very happy with my choice.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1434 on: October 28, 2019, 03:44:52 AM »
Did a 60 km ride up the blackbutt range and back yesterday (moore - blackbutt - moore) on the Brisbane valley rail trail. I’ll be back, very cool track. The polygon entiat 27.5 plus bike is made for that sort of thing. Very happy with my choice.
Which Entait did you get? TR6 or TR8? I really like the look and spec of the 6 for the money.
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« Reply #1435 on: October 28, 2019, 04:47:06 AM »
Which Entait did you get? TR6 or TR8? I really like the look and spec of the 6 for the money.
TR6.
The frame and gruppo are great. Their finishing kit is not bad but I had a few issues with the saddles not being made properly - I eventually gave up and put one of my old ones on. I also had a warranty issue with a rim. They replaced it no question. I cannot fault their after sales. Now I have the bike where I want it I am really warming to it. The 3” tyres inspire confidence and carry weight really well. I am 117 kg and can run them easily at 25 psi with tubes so grip is awesome and the ride is armchair good. For the coin I’d buy another one again.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1436 on: October 28, 2019, 08:03:57 AM »
TR6.
The frame and gruppo are great. Their finishing kit is not bad but I had a few issues with the saddles not being made properly - I eventually gave up and put one of my old ones on. I also had a warranty issue with a rim. They replaced it no question. I cannot fault their after sales. Now I have the bike where I want it I am really warming to it. The 3” tyres inspire confidence and carry weight really well. I am 117 kg and can run them easily at 25 psi with tubes so grip is awesome and the ride is armchair good. For the coin I’d buy another one again.
Awesome.  The tr6 is on my list. So is the tr8 and the marin San Quentin 3. Shame that the tr8 isn't as eye catching as the tr6.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1437 on: October 28, 2019, 09:22:50 AM »
I thought about the TR8, but not required for my riding. One thing, I used to ride cleats on my last 29er, but haven't bothered on this bike. Plus bikes have a wider chainstay to fit the tyre in. When I first rode it my heels knocked the frame a bit and it felt weird - probably due to the fact i ride a roady as well. Somewhere along the line my heels no longer hit and I didn't notice the change. I think cleats would require a bit of a think, but it's not that sort of bike and I find my upstroke is strong enough without them. I don't see myself ever riding less than 3" tyres offroad again.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1438 on: October 28, 2019, 12:43:51 PM »
Last weekend I did the MACACANCER200 Ride.
That was 142 km on Saturday (including the challenge detour) and 106 km yesterday in 36 degrees with headwind.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1439 on: October 31, 2019, 10:29:59 AM »
I thought about the TR8, but not required for my riding. One thing, I used to ride cleats on my last 29er, but haven't bothered on this bike. Plus bikes have a wider chainstay to fit the tyre in. When I first rode it my heels knocked the frame a bit and it felt weird - probably due to the fact i ride a roady as well. Somewhere along the line my heels no longer hit and I didn't notice the change. I think cleats would require a bit of a think, but it's not that sort of bike and I find my upstroke is strong enough without them. I don't see myself ever riding less than 3" tyres offroad again.
Did ypu notice any disadvantages of going from a 29er down to a 27.5 bike? Really like the way my 29er rides but have never ridden a 27.5. I've put my bmx race bike up for sale to partially fund the new mtb. Really leaning towards the Matin San Quentin  3. Great specs and good reviews.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1440 on: October 31, 2019, 10:49:05 AM »
Not at all. Bear in mind though that my particular 29er was heavier and lower spec than the 27.5 plus I replaced it with so that is the glaring difference between the two. The front end is lighter and with the slacker head angle it is less twitchy and instills a whole lot more confidence downhill than the old upright 29er. I have also got big hydro discs on this one where the old one was vee brakes - never going back. Interestingly though I still prefer rim brakes on the roady.
I think the 29er would have a higher ultimate roll speed onroad with the slightly lower rotating speed and mass and the 3x gearing, but that is not a consideration for me as I hardly ride the MTB on tarmac anyway. Not much of a help, and I am hardly a MTB guru. I know plus bikes are passe around the racing guys but everything they don't like about them is exactly what I was looking for.

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« Reply #1441 on: October 31, 2019, 12:32:10 PM »
Appreciate your feedback.  I definitely want something with a slack front end and a decent fork without going spastic with the budget.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1442 on: October 31, 2019, 07:30:48 PM »
I couldn't help myself, I pimped my son's new ride :)




Uumm.....what did you do to pimp it ??
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« Reply #1443 on: October 31, 2019, 07:51:10 PM »
I went up the black butt range yesterday as well
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1444 on: November 01, 2019, 05:18:41 AM »
Uumm.....what did you do to pimp it ??

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1445 on: November 01, 2019, 08:53:55 AM »
Gumwall tyres running tubeless
Brake upgrade to match the rest of the groupset
Shorter stem and higher rise bars to reduce the reach
Rerouted and tidied all cables
Nice valve alignment... Almost worthy of a GCN photo submission?

Just make sure the gearing is on biggie-smalls

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« Reply #1446 on: November 01, 2019, 07:26:51 PM »
Nice valve alignment...

Nothing else would satisfy my OCD :)
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« Reply #1447 on: November 01, 2019, 10:27:53 PM »
Nothing else would satisfy my OCD :)
My bike shop understands as well... My valve stems are perfection...

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1448 on: November 02, 2019, 11:46:48 AM »
Shuttles at Bright today. Fast and with great flow, lots of dust. Declan hit the deck hard but all good.

Time to wash the dust down

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« Reply #1449 on: November 02, 2019, 02:14:07 PM »
Shuttles at Bright today. Fast and with great flow, lots of dust. Declan hit the deck hard but all good.

How's Hero after they fixed it up and removed all the braking bumps and rocks?
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