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New shocks required

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I am a newby to the MTB world. Please go easy on me Eye-wink

I have a 2012 Scott Aspect sport 29er which I crashed on the weekend. I needs a new front wheel and shocks so far. I dont want to spend big money on shocks and a wheel as the bike only cost me $900.

I have found some Manitou 100mm travel forks for about $200 or a pair of rock shox for the same money, which brand would be better? What should I expect to pay for a wheel/rim? It has Araya DS-700 Disc, 32H

Cheers Dave

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Tathra MTB Enduro

Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 10:00
Meeting Point: 

Tathra, Far South Coast of NSW

Rob's picture

What's going on?

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

I feel quite bad for anyone just getting into MTB over the last couple of months and who may have come here looking for riding advice or buddies. Our rides calendar has been mainly devoid of local riding lately due to the rain and there are too many red lights on the trail status page.

Is it that we've become a little softer than in the past and the weather is forcing everyone off the trails? Is this the wettest winter for years? The BOM's recent Sydney statement says not really (wettest June since 2007). Is it that riders are becoming more aware of the effects riding in the wet has on their bikes and on the trails? It's probably a combination of all that. I for one am really looking forward to Spring - anyone hear me? Eye-wink

Away from the Northern Beaches there was some good racing down at the Three Ring Circus on Sunday with a couple of riders getting on the podium. Congratulations to Antsonline and Steve 01 and all the other riders who made this a great event by the sounds of it.

Meanwhile, for those not venturing out, here's some popular threads to keep an eye on:

The evergreen light discussion
Chains suck, Chain suck
What is your weakest link re: your cycling?
Why go for only 1 front ring?
How to be... awesome!
Build a bike....

Of course, I'm just summarising from the Recent Hot page - why else would it have appeared? Eye-wink

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NSW Enduro Series - Singletrack Mind - Round 2

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Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 08:00
Meeting Point: 

Coondoo Road, Nowra

Singletrack obsessives rejoice! The team from Chocolate Foot are proud to announce the launch of the premier endurance race series for New South Wales: The Singletrack Mind - 2010 NSW Enduro Series.

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