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Old 25.03.2011, 19:21
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my new ride

I just got my new bike :
poison curare with sram x9 2x10
magura thor 140 mm, manitou metal r (soon will be something els )
sunringle mtx39
avid cr 185 f+h
now i just need to wait that trails will be in good condition to try them, if someone whant to join for ride
i want to thank Daniel Schmidheiny from poison ch that help me with the order and every thing.
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Old 25.03.2011, 19:51
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Re: my new ride

Pleased, you're pleased.
I guess the above specs. mean something to someone.
Looks a bit orange to me.
Wonder how long it will stay shiny.
[nice looking bike, though]
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Old 25.03.2011, 20:02
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i hope soon they will be dirty
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Old 25.03.2011, 20:17
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i hope soon they will be dirty


I am a hiker, not a cyclist, but fully understand. The whole point of hiking boots (and, by extension, all outdoors gear) is to get it used, not to keep it shiny
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i hope soon they will be dirty
I don't even bother to clean mine anymore since it just gets dirty again I just brush off the dirt around the more critical parts and it's good to go.
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Where do you go for trail riding? XC or AM? I believe I am too clumsy for DH and would surely end up in hospital
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Old 31.03.2011, 04:46
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Nice bike- Congratulations!

I used to like my mountain bike.

My husband got me a Raleigh competition super course all carbon. I also got full riding gear to match- pedals shoes.... I have never ridden a road bike.
He loves playing with it.

Now he has got me Barnes and Noble Nook colour it will get the software in about 2 weeks to upgrade it to be like a tablet. He has spent hours making sure that it works properly for me.

All I want is an electric mop, although he is right scrubbing the floor is a good workout.

You have to clean the bike thoroughly, keep it in pristine condition, otherwise no Swiss mountain-bikers will respect you.
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Old 31.03.2011, 05:03
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Congrats!

Alas, off-road riding is out for me, as it was killing my knees (old man that I am). I stick to the streets now, but still love a good ride.

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Old 31.03.2011, 06:39
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Congrats!

Alas, off-road riding is out for me, as it was killing my knees (old man that I am). I stick to the streets now, but still love a good ride.

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Old 31.03.2011, 21:11
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with this one its not big problems to do uphills (its hard but its not killing u), and its more fun on the downhills
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Re: my new ride

Haha.... here we go... "Show your [whatever]" posts are always great fun...
I'll upload some pixxies of my Canyon Nerve AM9 later today
Had a great ride sunday... finally managed to ride down a nice and technical trail I had my eyes on since a while...without a hiccup.
150mm of travel just ate everything up (plus gym workouts for upper torso resistance and strength obviously contributed to overall riding control)

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p.s. nice "piece of iron" btw!
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Old 05.04.2011, 15:16
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Re: my new ride

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150mm of travel just ate everything up QUOTE]

Not evertything - save smth that can be eaten by 200mm
Rear suspension will block with rear braking - be careful not to brake and hit holes at the same time
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Old 05.04.2011, 15:33
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Not evertything - save smth that can be eaten by 200mm
Rear suspension will block with rear braking - be careful not to brake and hit holes at the same time
Depends on the suspension! ;-)
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Not evertything - save smth that can be eaten by 200mm
Rear suspension will block with rear braking - be careful not to brake and hit holes at the same time
Hey hey - I'm too old for all that DH/FR jive, man....
My brakes (Formula The One) were nice and sweet (I'm only using 1 finger).
Despite the jutting rocks I was always able to glide over at the proper speed. To tell you the truth I did prefer the rear brake over the front one as I wasn't to keen to endo over that kind of trail (FWIW I wasn't dressed in full DH body armour, neck brace, full helmet, yada yada - just light protections and open helmet.....)

Paul
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Depends on the suspension! ;-)
Bro' that trail is waiting for you. The whole S. Giorgio is waiting for you, matter of fact
Temps are almost tropical (was 23°C sunday)
Got a very busy w-end coming up, but I'm sure I'll be able to sneak out for a couple of hours of trail-scouting ;-)

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Depends on the suspension! ;-)
I mean the one on the photo (do not know the exact name - a "pivoting arm"?)
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Old 05.04.2011, 17:12
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I mean the one on the photo (do not know the exact name - a "pivoting arm"?)
The arm on my Canyon looks exactly the same.
I did not experience any locking going over *jutting* obstacles, even when the brake was engaged.
To my credit I will admit that I was doing everything I could to modulate the braking power and to avoid locking the brakes.

Why would you expect this kind of geometry to lock...?

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Old 05.04.2011, 18:47
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I just got my new bike :
poison curare with sram x9 2x10
magura thor 140 mm, manitou metal r (soon will be something els )
sunringle mtx39
avid cr 185 f+h
now i just need to wait that trails will be in good condition to try them, if someone whant to join for ride
i want to thank Daniel Schmidheiny from poison ch that help me with the order and every thing.
Very nice. But where's the engine
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Old 05.04.2011, 19:16
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I did a measly 20+ miles very hilly, sinus infection and incredibly strong winds.
Of course hubby loved it especially shouting at me when I was in the wrong gear. Hopefully it will get better when the weather improves.
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Old 05.04.2011, 19:37
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The arm on my Canyon looks exactly the same.
I did not experience any locking going over *jutting* obstacles, even when the brake was engaged.
To my credit I will admit that I was doing everything I could to modulate the braking power and to avoid locking the brakes.

Why would you expect this kind of geometry to lock...?

P.
The one in the picture and on your canyon is a 4 bar linkage (Horst link) They are actually quite good in terms of NOT stiffening up under braking. Pure single pivot bikes are known to stiffen considerably under braking but the bike in the picture is not one of those. Maybe you are confusing them.

Of course if you want really active suspension under braking get a VPP bike. It's awesome.
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