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03-13-17, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Haffster

You'd be perfectly fine with a rigid fork on this...

You'd be perfectly fine with a rigid fork on this one.
03-13-17, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Haffster

That's generally true but I'm afraid it's not...

That's generally true but I'm afraid it's not entirely correct. That suntour fork isn't junk - it's clearly not designed to handle technical terrain, but does take some of the harshness off a trail...
03-13-17, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Haffster

Check out Giant Roam 0. It's cheaper than the...

Check out Giant Roam 0. It's cheaper than the Toughroad, better components (Deore/SLX), better brakes and a pretty decent fork with a lockout.
03-12-17, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Haffster

Toughroad is a decent bike and it will do the...

Toughroad is a decent bike and it will do the job. But I'd highly recommend getting a bike with front suspension for your use. You'll be ok without it, but it's nice to have the option if you do...
08-28-16, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Haffster

To be perfectly honest, after having used the...

To be perfectly honest, after having used the bike for about 700 KMs this summer, my conclusion is that this is a bike that does a great job being a little bit of a road bike and a little bit of a...
08-14-16, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Haffster

My (very newbie) opinion: I think this category...

My (very newbie) opinion: I think this category tries to be a bit of everything but, by necessity, has to lean more one way or the other. I liked the Talon a lot, but I thought it leaned more towards...
08-10-16, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Haffster

Thanks. I ended up getting new tires on existing...

Thanks. I ended up getting new tires on existing rims.

X'PLOR USH | Clement Cycling, Cyclocross Tires, Adventure Tires, Mountain Bike Tires, Road Bike Tires (http://clementcycling.com/ush)

They...
08-08-16, 07:02 PM
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Views: 172,106
Posted By Haffster

I've seen some great cricket out there. You're a...

I've seen some great cricket out there. You're a lucky man.
08-08-16, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Haffster

Ouch! I'm sure there's something similar out...

Ouch! I'm sure there's something similar out there. Whereabouts in Oz? I spent 4 years in Melbourne in the 90s. What a little piece of heaven.
08-08-16, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Haffster

Canadian dollar is about 75 cents to the US...

Canadian dollar is about 75 cents to the US dollar these days so even if you ordered from Canada, you'd be alright.
08-08-16, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Haffster

Thanks. Is the tire noticeably better on pavement...

Thanks. Is the tire noticeably better on pavement compared to the stock?
08-08-16, 05:35 PM
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Views: 172,106
Posted By Haffster

Thanks. The kickstand is Filzer KS-1. Very solid,...

Thanks. The kickstand is Filzer KS-1. Very solid, nicely built. Here's the link where I got it from (here in Canada, though):
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5024-902/KS-1-Universal-Kickstand
08-08-16, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Haffster

Giant Toughroad - wheels/tires question

Newbie here, looking for opinions on getting a 2nd set of wheels/tires for riding on pavement.

I only just got back into biking (recreational). I usually go on light trails or bike around the...
08-08-16, 10:00 AM
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Views: 172,106
Posted By Haffster

Pictures

Had to resize these
08-08-16, 09:48 AM
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Views: 172,106
Posted By Haffster

Two months in...

Hi everyone - I got the bike in early June. Took up biking after a long time and absolutely loving it. Mostly weekends though, wish I had the energy to ride during the work week!

I changed the...
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