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Red Hill Sampler


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By obmal - Posted on 10 January 2014

When: 
Sunday, 12 January, 2014 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Duration: 
3 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
If it has rained on this trail today, I won't be there.
Ride Database Entry: 
Red Hill
Meeting Point: 

Red Hill Reserve car park, off Lady Penryhn Drive, Beacon Hill. Another option is to ride over here from Oxford Falls.

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Details:

As promised..

Plan is to ride most of Red Hill, linking it all up to avoid too much "hike a bike", so you will need 2L of fluids for this one.

This is NOT a fire trail cruise so please don't turn up if you don't got adequate health insurance for coverings of helicopter evacuations and sexy time with nurses while in hospital with broken bodies... OK.. seriously.. Red Hill can break bones and bikes and you will probably bleed at some time on this ride.

if it rains between now and Sunday morning I will cancel the ride as my bike refuses to let me ride it there if its damp.

Who's in?
obmal, Moobs, zack13
obmal Moobs zack13
What Happened?

Were you there and have a story to tell?

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kitttheknightrider's picture

so Dave, will this be on that sexy new beast of yours? How does it ride?

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Well its solid piece of shiny metal thats for sure.. slacker head angle than I normally ride made technical climbing a little interesting and I like having the easy huck back as an option so was a fair bit more lively dropping down stuff.
The 650 wheels felt a lot more solid when compared to a similar build in a 29, (Flows with beefy spokes) although the tyre I'm running on this is also something I've not used before so its not a true comparison. (Maxxis Ikon 2.35's evo).
I put a shorter stem on it to see if that will help controlling the steering flop when climbing (I hear thats one way to fix it?) and will give that a go over the weekend.

Its a bit too early to tell if its a keeper.. there's literally like 0 reviews on this frame anywhere.. so my risky experiment into the world of titanium and rear suspension may yet end up in the classifieds if its not for me yet.

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