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12-11-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By trailgumby

HIIT definitely has an important place for...

HIIT definitely has an important place for building speed and power but you need a solid base of aerobic and muscular endurance as a foundation.

Base Training: Why You Need to Build Up Slow If You...
12-03-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By trailgumby

The poms call them "bomb holes" and the Aussies...

The poms call them "bomb holes" and the Aussies call them "gullies". Depending on how big and steep they, often a little pop before the lip, timed so that both tyres are grounded on the downslope...
12-03-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By trailgumby

Headshox are 1.5" or 1 9/16" from memory. You can...

Headshox are 1.5" or 1 9/16" from memory. You can get 1 1/8" fork adapters.

I have a f1000 frame I've been thinking about doing a 650B conversion to, but the Lefty needs a damper rebuild so I...
12-03-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By trailgumby

And maybe one last time... here we go. Cassette...

And maybe one last time... here we go. Cassette image
http://www.wigglestatic.com/product-media/5360071224/shimano_cshg418.jpg?w=300&h=300&a=7

Here's how I do it out on the trail when I take a...
12-03-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By trailgumby

And lets try this again

And lets try this again
12-03-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By trailgumby

11T cogs on most cassettes look a little more...

11T cogs on most cassettes look a little more shark-toothed than the bigger ones anyway. Rarely do they wear out - they get used far less than those in teh middle (3-4-5-6 on an 8-speed). Compare the...
12-03-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By trailgumby

The tokens reduce air volume, they do not...

The tokens reduce air volume, they do not increase it. The name "bottomless" is a bit counter-intuitive. By reducing volume it ramps up more, so you can run a lower pressure for better initial small...
11-23-17, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By trailgumby

Get a bike fit from a professional fitter. People...

Get a bike fit from a professional fitter. People do it all the time for road, but sometimes seem a bit weird about doing the same for MTB. I've done it twice and it made for a dramatic improvement...
11-23-17, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,498
Posted By trailgumby

I use Rocket Rons as my front tyre on my race day...

I use Rocket Rons as my front tyre on my race day wheelset, teamed with a Racing Ralph on the rear.

I would not say I'm lacking in grip unless it's on the fine deep talcum powder dust in places...
11-23-17, 11:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,637
Posted By trailgumby

Drop your tyre pressures and consider going...

Drop your tyre pressures and consider going tubeless. I typically run 20psi front and 25psi rear on my XC bike @85kg kitted up with an 11kg XC dually. Dramatically improves comfort and control. You...
Forum: Introductions
11-11-17, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By trailgumby

G'day from Sydney Australia

Hi All,

My name is John and I'm from Sydney's Northern Beaches area. I've been riding since 2006 when I started commuting to work on a mountain bike. Since then the N+1 thing has taken hold and I...
11-06-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,759
Posted By trailgumby

I use it every ride. I've had a bike fit. Chamois...

I use it every ride. I've had a bike fit. Chamois Butt'r still helps. At the moment my butt is still re-hardening after almost 3 months off the bike due to a pulmonary embolism. Possibly I need to...
11-06-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,212
Posted By trailgumby

This ^^^ if he thinks this is risk free, he...

This ^^^

if he thinks this is risk free, he is not the right doctor for anybody.

When I dislocated my shoulder in a mountain bike cash nine years ago and needed the services of a carpenter...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,519
Posted By trailgumby

Are these still available? :eek: They are the...

Are these still available? :eek: They are the best tyre lever I have ever used. :love: The thin tip and hook are perfect, and give the lever massive leverage unlike any other lever.

I had to...
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