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Col du Granon…

This was a hard ride.  I set out from home at about 10h45 to meet a friend in Villeneuve.  Together we were going ride to the Col du Granon via the gravel track and then hit one of the amazing singletrack descents back down again. It was a sunny but windy day and I knew […]

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New Rubber…

Time for a set of new tyres for the Rockhopper.  Even though they had last season off and hardly saw any riding at all during 2009/2010 the 6yr old Specialized Resolution’s that were on the bike were literally falling to pieces, the rear one was nearly bald with a torn sidewall and the front wasn’t […]

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First Custom Build – Part #4…

Fully built and ready to ride : Nukeproof Snap Urban Dirt Bomber! Ready to roll (and stop)…SLX brakes turned up for the Rockhopper so the Snap build finally got its hand-me-downs in the form of a set of 2006 Shimano Deore M-525’s along with a 180mm rotor on the front with a new set of […]

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First Custom Build – Part #3…

We’re getting there now 🙂   Handlebars, grips and shifter fitted… …as well as bottom bracket, full drive train, pedals, chain device and chainstay protector              Also got the decals (nearly straight) on the forks 😉  and the seat, post & Q/R clamp installed              Also have a couple of […]

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