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Bike: Lynskey 29er Pro
Colour: Titanium, brushed
Date it was stolen: 15/10/2015, from car park at work by commercial thieves. Stole copper pipe and a large contractor's toolbox. Driving a white ute. Caught on camera but could not decipher licence plates.
Where it was stolen: Sydney North Shore, NSW
Specs: Rohloff hub (red), Thomson Elite Layback Seatpost, X-Fusion slide fork, eggbeater pedals
I had a rather spectacular failure on my front tyre on Sunday. Just riding the side walk in my street at about 5kmh, sort of tried to ride off the edge of the kerb. To then wake up on the floor with a cracked helmet, few cuts and a bruised hip.
Frame: Monocoque carbon, G2 29" Geometry (size - 17.5”)
Wheels: Bontrager Race X Lite Scandium 29 Disc
Front derailleur: Shimano SLX (original X0 front derailleur included)
Rear derailleur: SRAM X9 (original damaged X0 rear derailleur included)
Crankset: X0 (39/26)
Cassette: PG1070 (12-36 10 spd)
Shifters: SRAM X0 10 speed
Brakes: Avid X0 hydraulic disc with 160 mm rotors
Fork: Rockshox SID XX World cup fork (10 months old) or Fox F29 100 mm
Bars: Bontrager Race X Lite carbon big sweep (12 deg sweep)
Seatpost: Bontrager Race X Lite carbon 27.2 mm
I am entering my first mountain bike event, the half fling and have a couple of simple questions.
I generally do a lot of road riding so my fitness is about right, and I ride trails, approximately once a month. So I certainly wont be the most technical out there, but should have decent fitness to carry me through.
With this being my first event, I'll be riding an aluminium, hard-tail 29er.
Note that this is "Withdrawn" so is here for archive purposes only.
I am selling the Racing Ralph tyres that came with my 29er that I bought. Nothing is wrong with them, I just prefer a more aggressive tyre to do all mountain riding.
The tyres have been used several times but are in EXCELLENT condition. They are the EVO tubeless ready variety, 2.25mm profile,and made of compound 3. They are a good tyre and sell on the online sites new from $60-$80 per tyre. I will sell them together for a total of $60.
Please contact me on this website or call Lisa on 0414 517 756. Thanks.
Taken from Sheldon Browns great website! So much useful info. I believe that he passed away a few years ago - so never got to see the rise of a new wheel size.
The so-called "29 inch" tire size is not actually a new size, it is just a new marketing term for 622 mm (700C) wheels with fat tires.
This size is probably a good option for taller riders for off-road use, compared with 559 mm (26 inch decimal) wheels. Larger-diameter wheels don't sink as far into holes, so they give a better ride in rough conditions.
At the realization that my three killer years of growth, development and learning on my Giant Anthem X3, have put the machine on its last wheels, it's time to return to the bike shops.
At the advice of many, and seeing the models of the winning cyclists at Convict recently (etc,) I think it's time to go for the 29er model.
I am sold on 29ers being a fast way to cover ground & am convinced of their speed advantage especially on reasonably sucky ground (eg, a field, sand etc), however as an allround fun trail bike how do they compare?
I see the yanks are crossing up and getting some serious air on the new generation of 120 - 140mm 29er bikes from the likes of Santa Cruz & Pivot etc but is this just for the marketing men to show that they can do it or are trail riders buying these $5000- $10,000 bikes and giving them a serious thrashing?
After getting hooked on big wheels but fancying a bit more spring than my current aluminum frame gives I've decided to take the plunge & go new old school. 853 steel with taper HT & the ability to run Gates belt drive (I also love the colour)
See you out there.
After 6mths owning my first 29er, (a fast ali hard tail ) I'm now looking at stepping up to a full bouncer.
I'm only after the frame as I already have some good wheels, Reba 15mm 120 taper forks, brakes, crank bars & stem so I'm only really after the frame.
I would love a Pivot 429 or Tallboy but the budget isn't there at the moment.
Within my current budget I have recently seen a Turner Sultan frame for $1300 & a Titus Rockstar for $1100.
Any thoughts on these frames for mainly trail riding with the occasion race wearing faster, lighter wheels.