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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:49 am 
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Location: Basildon
My wifes favourite saying 'Not another bloody parcel', bless her.......Garmin 200 all up & running :thumbup: :thumbup:

Need to get a FAT bike....Next on the list......She will NOT be happy... :thumbdown:

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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:16 am 
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Lester, It was YT Industries I was talking about yesterday although it sounds very similar to Whyte. Its the Capra Comp 650b bike I am after. Was watching it for some weeks but hesitated because August delivery was too far away. Then I thought lets get it. Checked last week and it was gone. Next delivery is now late October!!! I did call them up but they could not squeeze it in for August. Scheisse :(

So, I wait or go for Whyte G150 but I dont wish to spend more money to convert to 1-11 though. CAPRA Comp was just right specs-wise and geometry. Dilema!!

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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:28 am 
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Has it got the bos shock :-(


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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:34 am 
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I would wait for the Capra.
Everybody raves about them.

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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:48 am 
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Lestershaw wrote:
has it got the bos shock :-(


The PRO has both BOS fork & shock. The COMP has Pike & Monarch. Both run 1x11. The guys at YT told me to go for the COMP unless I constantly play around with the fork & shock settings. BOS apparently is much more customizable, made for the Pro's. For simplicity, Pike is better. And I like the looks of COMP better.

They told me that it was an UK mag review 2 weeks ago that triggered a wave of orders. Just enough to leave me hung & dry. Should have listen to Mr Decker but I thought he was just trying to sell it to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:50 am 
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Stunning bit of kit the Capra

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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Capita looks stunning not convinced after riding 1x11 on demo bikes it's for me. Possibly ok for mountains just not for Essex.
Carbon also scares me on the enduro in saved only 250g I think and could fracture if you had a big off ski :) looks good though whytey it's also 6month wait at the moment


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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:33 pm 
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I was going to put a 36 or 38 ring in front, same as in my hardtail. I dont ride hard enough to worry about the frame. There is more chance it will snap under my weight ;-) Carbon was never the selling point, overall the specs are good, specially the wheels. Wider rims and the e13 hubs have bigger bearings and can take a beating under my body weight and last longer. If August was too far away, imagine how feel about end of October. By then, 2015 bike would be out...more dilema.

Stumpie, sorry to have hijacked the post mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:08 pm 
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You will ride harder :)


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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:12 pm 
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@stumpie @ wv-surfbum - Going back to the fatties, the On One baby fatty is out. 1x10 but 15kg and £900 (ouch). Kids gonna get spoiled but he wont be having one before me, that would be an insult.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:37 pm 
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Mental money

fund raising for the kaiser challenge again  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Sausage

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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:21 pm 
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@ Whytey
I got the fatty bundle for £500 which you can swap out with any of your other bikes you just need to get a fat crankset everything else fits. If you do that ask on one if you can swap the original fork for the carbon fork. It's only £50 extra but we'll worth it in looks and weight which is what I did. So for £550 I got the frame,wheels,headset, tyres, inner tube, seat clamp and carbon fork. If you get the medium I'm sure you could drop the seat and it will fit your son !!


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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:25 pm 
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I just built him the Piglet that cost me an arm and a leg (should have seen my wife's face when she discovered the parts' receipts :crazy: :shock: :x ). He is not getting another one yet but maybe I could give it a go. I need to put aside for the trail bike but I will give you a buzz tomorrow.

I booked a 2 to 1 session with Jedi btw, I said Lester was so impressed he made me do it...sort of ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:51 am 
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Jedi, great you won't regret it. If you want to borrow a full suss for the day let me know :-)
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 Post subject: Re: Thurrock Loop, Wednesday 4th June
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:26 am 
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Cool whytey, I need a Jedi session I just need a bit of fitness to make the most of it :)


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