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finelytunedride jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 26, 2019 at 1:15
Feb 26, 2019
Everything We Know About the 2020 Tokyo Olympics XCO Mountain Bike Race
@billythegerbil: Yes I did hear the bike shop was closing/closed, but that was more to local council wacking the rates up, state of high street retail at the mo. (there a couple of other bike shop close by as well that still open) Also think the shop is run separate to the venue (thou they hope to get biz from people using the venue) The venue it self is still doing well, Army was there the other day doing skills/training, plenty of races are still there, with R1 of Eastern Region Series XC race been there a couple of days ago. And "go-ride" events are been held there still. (Go ride are fun events for Kids)
finelytunedride jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 25, 2019 at 14:31
Feb 25, 2019
Everything We Know About the 2020 Tokyo Olympics XCO Mountain Bike Race
Here we go again! course is rubbish, not high enough, no long climbs etc etc. (the riders make the race, just like Worlds Cyclo cross event that just happened - that course had a bit of a slagging before hand!) Same things where said for London, but that WAS A GREAT RACE/EVENT! Yes the venue needs to be TV friendly, but there are many other things that can be done to make it TV friendly. Like there was no tape/stakes used to mark out the course, they used bright colour brush side of the course. lot better for viewing. Also Olympics events is also about been "legacy" as in the venue to be used AFTER the Olympics to encourage people into sport/keep fit etc. So if the venue is a bit closer to a city and less in the middle of the wild wood/forest/mountain to get more people into the sport afterwards, it is fine by me. Last thing I know of the main guy who is incharge over there in Tokyo, he has been involved in MTB ride/racing for a VERY long time, putting on & help running GREAT great events here in the UK. He was also involved with London and Rio, so I be sure the course will test the riders in fitness and skills.
finelytunedride edspratt's article
Feb 13, 2019 at 5:23
Feb 13, 2019
5 Downhill World Cup Team Changes That Went Under the Radar
finelytunedride downtimepodcast's article
Jan 23, 2019 at 5:20
Jan 23, 2019
Podcast: Tahnée & Kaos' Dad Talks About Bringing up Fast Kids, Running FMD Racing & More
@freeridejerk888: Saracen/Madison with Manon before she retired was team #1 rider. (Just as Tahnee was up and coming)
finelytunedride jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 9, 2019 at 2:22
Jan 9, 2019
Athertons Announce Departure From Trek
Rach and Gee will be on different teams. Gee prob Norco help develop bike and any young riders. Rach to Syndicate or Saracen/madison or a team with out a female rider (to help with team standings etc)
finelytunedride sarahmoore's article
Dec 20, 2018 at 1:36
Dec 20, 2018
Video: Do's & Don'ts Of Shoulder Dislocation with Cam McCaul
V good, little bit disappointed of no footage of Rachel A at Fort Bill when she popped her shoulder out and popping it back in.
Added 9 photos to Buysell
Dec 17, 2018 at 13:52
Dec 17, 2018
Dec 17, 2018 at 13:47
Dec 17, 2018

Cotic Soul 650b Frame (QR rear) Large

$249 GBP
Great condition Cotic Soul LARGE (48cm) frame. (QR rear end dropouts) (With custom Red Cotic Decal) This Reynolds 853 Steel frame gets great reviews for very good reason, it is a GREAT BIKE, can take up to 140mm forks, a true hard hitting hardtail. The frame has the invisiframe frame kit fitted (top tube part removed to remove custom decals underneath) Frame is in great condition bar 2 little dents in the top tube where it fell against a door frame. (gutted) But the Cotic Soul is a very tough bike so still ride and handles as normal and no ill effect apart from been cosmetic. Threaded BB so no creaking like pres fit BB. The chart is a guide to frame size. The Soul275 features Optimised For Inline geometry. Our original Ultra Compact Geometry was designed around a 100mm travel fork as a minimum. The original geometry also assumed a layback seatpost. Running forks longer than 100mm (most people use 120mm on their Soul these days) shortens the reach (distance from bars to BB) and running an inline or dropper post (which are usually inline clamp) shortens the position from the other end of the bike, squeezing the room available to the rider. Optimised For Inline takes the rider position we originally intended for 100mm forks on the original Soul and then maintains it for a 27.5" wheel frame layout with 120mm forks installed and an inline seatpost. This has meant lengthening the top tube at the front end to compensate for the longer forks, and slackening the seat angle at the rear to swing an inline seatpost into the same saddle clamp position as a layback version. The resulting geometry makes the frames look long on the top tube compared to what you might be used to on a traditionally designed 26" wheel bike. However, the new layout is simply tuned for proper position on inline or dropper posts, but the BB, head tube, bars and the saddle are all in the same places as the usually are on a Cotic bike. The effect is to make the top tubes look long when the reach is comparable to our usual sizing. Click here to read in more detail about Optimised For Inline geometry.

finelytunedride jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 22, 2018 at 5:40
Nov 22, 2018
Throwback Thursday: 4 Videos Featuring Mountain Bikers vs. Cars
If Rob pedalled like that in world cups, he might of won a few more!
finelytunedride pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 7, 2018 at 1:26
Nov 7, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Shock Tuning, Flat Pedals, Ride Tracking & More
Shoxkwiz is a great tool, BUT you still need to know what the knobs do and a know how of how the shock works. and how adjusting one thing could/can effect another. You have to really bare this in mind with fork with basic adjustments. (no HSC, LSR etc) For the set up above, Baseline air pres has a wide range that keeps it "green" 5 to 10 psi ish (depending on shock/fork) I would look to see if you getting full compression or "deep compression events" If you not getting any or v few (off BIG drops or bad landing) I would drop the air pressure a bit, do a few PSI at a time, (can always put more in if you go to far) but by lowing the air pess will effect the other 2 (less air less ramp, less press making it softer for LSC) Don't be scared of adjusting things to see what will happen.
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