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06-03-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Hi, I've posted a blog on buying a quality cheap...

Hi, I've posted a blog on buying a quality cheap mountain bike. This sort of question gets asked a lot so instead of replying with the same advice I just blogged it. Feel free to check it out. It...
06-03-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Since this question gets asked a lot of times, I...

Since this question gets asked a lot of times, I wrote a short blog on buying your first CHEAP mountain bike. While it doesn't seem like your looking to hit the proper offroad trails yet, you may...
05-24-12, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Electronic Suspension from Fox

So Fox is releasing their 'electronic' front and rear suspension http://www.theworkingclasscyclist.com/2012/05/24/new-electronic-mtb-suspension/

Whilst it's only electronic lockout/settings, does...
05-20-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I started my blog due to a nasty broken...

I started my blog due to a nasty broken collarbone. I just love the sport so much and had read so much about it and formed my own opinions. I found a lot of friends would come to me for advice from...
05-19-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Being young, perhaps it wouldnt hurt Andy to skip...

Being young, perhaps it wouldnt hurt Andy to skip the tdf one year and peak at the vuelta or giro. In form, he would no doubt win, given that most serious tour contendors are not riding or not...
05-16-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Niiicee

Niiicee
05-16-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Haa, start looking for a 2nd job. heres my...

Haa, start looking for a 2nd job. heres my advice, buy the bottom level model of a good frame. Then you have an excuse to spend all your day on chain reaction and wiggle sourcing upgrades. after 12-...
05-15-12, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Yeah XC here is a very different vibe to say road...

Yeah XC here is a very different vibe to say road crits. Mtb riders seem to be a lot more welcoming. Maybe it because a newbie isn't at risk of bringing down the whole peleton. low grade XC racing is...
05-15-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 31,850
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I find Strava helpful for this. Especially when...

I find Strava helpful for this. Especially when I've done a big block of training and little racing. I can compare Strava segment times with people quicker and slower and then check our clubs race...
05-15-12, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,388
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I found changing to 2 x10 I was not even worrying...

I found changing to 2 x10 I was not even worrying about changing gears on the front. For example, at one of our local 24hour races, its a relatively flat course with most climbing coming in the way...
05-15-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,554
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I have recently reviewed my 3 favourite XC racing...

I have recently reviewed my 3 favourite XC racing tires and when and how I like to use them. http://www.theworkingclasscyclist.com/2012/05/07/top-3-xc-tires/ In short, I like the Schwalbes for...
05-14-12, 03:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Good point. The only flats I used to get were...

Good point. The only flats I used to get were pinch flats as I only rode official constructed XC trails which are void of thorns. Therefor if you are a "real mtb'er" you would be upgrading to...
05-12-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By The WC Cyclist

well said ooga, I think in the end, if there were...

well said ooga, I think in the end, if there were 2 identical mountain stages on at the same time on 2 different channels, 1 with Contador and the other with schleck racing, I'd be tuning in to watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Garmin 500 Firmware Upgrade?

Anyone heard anything as to when the new update for the Garmin 500 will be released. It's supposed to include TSS, IF and NP readings. Which will be very handy for those training with power.

I'm...
05-10-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By The WC Cyclist

except ones whiney in spanish, so that doesnt...

except ones whiney in spanish, so that doesnt affect me :roflmao2:
05-10-12, 02:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Anyone want a Guest Post on their blog?

Hi all, I run a cycling blog www.theworkingclasscyclist.com
I've raced track, road and mountain. I write articles / reviews / insights for all level of enthusiasts.

I'm trying to get my blog off...
05-10-12, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I really struggle to get up early to ride. So...

I really struggle to get up early to ride. So when I have to get up for a ride I get EVERYTHING out and ready the night before. So in the morning I sit in front of the heater still half asleep and...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By The WC Cyclist

If you like getting technical, get your self a...

If you like getting technical, get your self a power meter for your roadie. maybe hire a powertap wheel.
Do a set of tests and record your average power for 5sec, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min and 30 min....
Replies: 34
Views: 1,947
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I would be starting on an 81 inch gear (48 x 16) ...

I would be starting on an 81 inch gear (48 x 16)
It's the perfect warm up gear, great for leg speed.
78" is way too small unless your a junior
try to get a 48T chainring and 14,15,16T cogs to...
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Power to weight MAY have an effect in your jump....

Power to weight MAY have an effect in your jump. So in a match sprint you may get a slight advantage in the jump....buuuuut, power is king. I have a similar power to weight to my mate and in a jump...
05-10-12, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Team Skys Matt Hayman.... He's really the next...

Team Skys Matt Hayman.... He's really the next generation Jens Voight
05-10-12, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Schleck or Contador - Where does your heart ly?

I've found most people fall into 2 camps. All other riders aside, whos camp are u in?

Team Contador
or
Team Whiney over confident under experienced naive Andy Schleck

:lol:
05-10-12, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I do love how apparently Vino phoned Maxim the...

I do love how apparently Vino phoned Maxim the morning of the race and told him he could win it. Nice little touch
05-10-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Agreed the website is improved, but damn its bad....

Agreed the website is improved, but damn its bad. You'd think with their prize money so far alone they could afford a decent web designer
05-10-12, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Personally I dont think there is a problem with...

Personally I dont think there is a problem with moving out to the right there in the sprint. The problem with ferrari was he did it in a 'non-predictable' manner. He did not allow enough time for...
05-10-12, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By The WC Cyclist

+1 for steephill. I mainly use that for live...

+1 for steephill. I mainly use that for live results, team lists etc

other than that i use SBS cycling central for interesting articles
05-10-12, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By The WC Cyclist

105 has come so far in the last 5 years, I had...

105 has come so far in the last 5 years, I had 105 on my old 4 year old bike, and when I had a test ride on the new 105 it was soooo much better.
I wouldnt be suprised if new 105 shifts nicer than...
05-10-12, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Usually when your gear shifting loses that crisp...

Usually when your gear shifting loses that crisp 'new bike' feel.
One of the main reasons for the first service is to adjust for the new gear cables stretching.
05-10-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,315
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I had a bit of chain twist on my roadie. After...

I had a bit of chain twist on my roadie. After coming down a FAST decent I sprinted out of the saddle on the small rise to maintain my speed and the chain missed and slipped off. Needless to say I...
05-10-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By The WC Cyclist

haha, I once reassembled my giant anthem rear...

haha, I once reassembled my giant anthem rear pivot link, but put the spacers in the wrong spot and stuffed the new bearings. my LBS had quite the laugh. pretty embarrassing
05-09-12, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By The WC Cyclist

You can usually always get a steal with 2nd hand...

You can usually always get a steal with 2nd hand bikes. find out what cycling clubs are in your area and find their websites. Ive found most club websites have some form of classifieds section. Not...
05-09-12, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By The WC Cyclist

1) its still a cannondale +1 2) its ooold -1 ...

1) its still a cannondale +1
2) its ooold -1
3) its got respectable 'entry' level components +1
4) the components are ooold -1
5) for the price, you probably wont get a better 'STARTER' bike +1...
05-09-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Hi I've raced on a few different tires. The...

Hi I've raced on a few different tires. The toughest performing seemed to be Maxxis Crossmarks. LUST if your riding tubeless. (tougher sidewalls) These questions comes up a bit in mtb circles so I...
05-09-12, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,579
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Hey mate, fellow aussie here. I'll just be...

Hey mate, fellow aussie here.
I'll just be honest and say those bikes (cyclops/avalanche) umm aren't really going to show you the true nature of mountain bike riding. The main reason for that is...
05-09-12, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I'm a recent convert to 29er, but theres a few...

I'm a recent convert to 29er, but theres a few points to note
- The courses I race, the 29er tested faster than my 26er
- The 26er is a bit more 'fun' to ride around when your just playin
- If...
05-09-12, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I'll never ride with tubes again. Go tubeless,...

I'll never ride with tubes again. Go tubeless, use Stans sealant and you'll be laughing. Maybe also consider a heavier tire aswell, such as the maxxis crossmark. Some tires are more puncture prone...
05-09-12, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I've lost just about every set of tire levers...

I've lost just about every set of tire levers I've ever owned. I usually just carry one cheap lever in my saddle bag and/or use my quick release skewer head as another lever if I need it, they are...
05-09-12, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By The WC Cyclist

I just recently commented on a very similar...

I just recently commented on a very similar topic, so i though i would just paste the same response here for you. You might get some ideas that suit your situation. Crashing is honestly part of...
05-09-12, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Stay away from department store bikes. Especially...

Stay away from department store bikes. Especially if you intend to ride offroad. There's a tipping / balance point where cheap bikes will only detract you from the sport/hobby all together. Heres a...
05-09-12, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By The WC Cyclist

Not so much my 'first crash', more so my 'first...

Not so much my 'first crash', more so my 'first collarbone'. been riding XC mtb for a few years (break free) and decided to play around on some bmx jumps...on my duallie. lets just say 20 mins in and...
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