- Member since Sep 13, 2011
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- Adelaide Hills , Australia
- Male / 40
Old fart still riding trails,
still loving it!
si618 EyesdownFilms's article
May 17, 2013 at 0:301 days
Video: Mojo Trail Diary, Wales Episode 2 - Special Guest Martyn Ashton
Who cares, those girls can ride!
si618 mikelevy's article
May 14, 2013 at 6:26May 14, 2013
Norco Range Killer B-2 - Tested
Regarding MRP 2X guides, if you RTFM the torque setting for the lower case bolt is really low, between 1.2 and 1.35 Nm. Mine also cracked, but like the reviewer said, it was probably my fault, but you know what? MRP tech support was awesome, they sent out a replacement to Australia no questions asked, and I didn't over-tighten the next one and it's been rock solid ever since. The Norco looks nice, but for value for money Giant Reign 1 wins hands down, I paid over a grand less for similar suspension, with SLX brakes, cranks and drivetrain, and it comes with a dropper, and although I had some initial problems with the dropper with cable rub on the upper link, a little re-routing and warrantied the cable, and it's sorted now.
si618 geebeebee's article
May 12, 2013 at 20:18May 12, 2013
Video: Chris Akrigg - Five
^^^^ "This guy" being you...
si618 RichardCunningham's article
May 9, 2013 at 19:40May 9, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Who is Responsible After the Digging is Done?
The poll was missing the option I would've chosen, actually the opposite of "Nobody", I reckon "Everybody", both those who build and those who ride have a responsibility to maintain trails. You have no right to bitch about shitty trails if you're not willing to help maintain them. Also, sorry to be a grammar nazi, but it's "by" not "buy".
si618 NR8productions's video
Apr 22, 2013 at 3:21Apr 22, 2013
si618 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2013 at 22:37Apr 11, 2013
Pinkbike Poll - Should the UCI Restrict DH Racing to 26-Inch Wheels?
I'm not going to tell Logan Binggeli that he looks pretty butch in his DH gear either...
si618 JulianCoffey's article
Apr 11, 2013 at 22:29Apr 11, 2013
The 4:19 Project
I agree with everything...after your first sentence :) No offence to those who believe in fairy tales and sky gods, but this sort of thing is about as real it gets, so how about we just say good luck and kudos for trying something new.
si618 csponsel's article
Mar 28, 2013 at 4:17Mar 28, 2013
Opinion: Who Owns a Trail?
It took me a while to come to this conclusion, but I agree. A lot of people seem to expect the trails to magically maintain themselves, and like to bitch when they are blown out or rutted, but not as many want to get off the bike and help. For my local trails I help out once a month and don't care who rides them so long as they respect the trails and the environment. At my place I've been building a pump track at the bottom of our garden, it's a heap of work and that will be: no dig, no beer, no ride.
si618 mikekazimer's article
Mar 11, 2013 at 20:40Mar 11, 2013
Kona Process DL - Tested
@compaqnc6340 backpack free? I'd love to and may be possible in Canada, but if you're going for a 2+ hour rides, that's difficult or impossible in most parts of Australia. FreddyBear nailed it, but I would also add a basic first aid kit, mostly compression bandages if someone gets impaled or bitten by a snake (don't laugh, I saw a few brown snakes this year at the start of summer, and they can be very cranky after hibernation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3sdjL0cWWQ&feature=share&list=PL5136880C65D6FCC6).