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NewsFromTheJungle #1

Join us for a beer and a chilled chat in the Co-Lab! Our very first attempt at our own brand of homegrown podcast.. let us know how we're doing. The RideOnCollective youtube channel


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 haa cool, touched on some good points there, the dropper chat was good, they are not really needed for most people, like you say it's more to do work on etc, overall message.....just get out there and ride....loved the saying 'digital detox'... keep this going chaps... +1 tup
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 Cheers baggy, Sounds like you stuck around for the whole thing! Yeah the dropper is definitely a must have for enduro racers but for the rest of us it is a non essential. Yeah I need a digital detox too!
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 @buspilot: For our trails a dropper is a must.I love them and the only bike I wouldn't have a dropper on is a road bike ...the trails here are either up or down,no real flat bits and I would lose riding time playing around with the post clamp.I chucked the dropper out from my 29er though and loved the rigid.My dropper has internal cables and only a small invasion of bar space,,,,well worth it but I do keep a eye on it and service it every 6 months.Its only my opinion but I think the dropper is the best MTB invention in the time ive been riding.Took them a while to get it sorted as it does with most things new but I would recommend them to anyone from beginner to pro.While I'm a big supporter of "just get on a bke and ride" I always look at new technology , mostly out of interest but don't forget the bikes and spec you guys are riding is the result of tech developments....there is a place for R&D but I really hope we don't take the fun factor out of riding after all its why we bike hey?......great work lads keep it up.
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 @samjam: it's very up and down here too bro, i have only one dropper but lots of bikes, the rush is fixed post, i ride that everywhere and to be honest, unless im going straight down i don't need to adjust the height, there is a 'sweet' spot for a seat, i've found...but i do like the dropper on the Josh said, once they start getting to be a pain in the ass, it aint worth the extra effort, and spares aren't cheap...did i mention the cost of the high end ones....DAMN! if the trails have jumps on then they are a god send....hard one to say though huh? they are good and bad Smile
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 @baggyferret: I sold a reverb and a giant one.I also sent a KS dropper back 3 times and when returned gave it to a mate.I gave up on them but the new Giant one is great.Id be lost without it but I'm still sure if they have got them right yet
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 @samjam: you hit the nail on the head, they need to hold back on stuff until they have got it bang on, then we'd all be happy...
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 Great vid and nice backdrop...kept the interest going and informative. BTR are about an hour from me and if I had the cash I'd love to try the Pinner. I been riding a steel marin Pine Mountain, no suspension either end, on 27.5 3in Schwalbes...steel is real....I think I'm regressing and loving old school back to basics again.
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 That pine mountain is also a beautiful bike! Hats off to small companies like BTR in the bicycle industry.. keeping it real! Thanks for watching the vid Si: cheers!
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 @samjam Thanks for the comment Mick, sorry I uploaded duplicates so replying here. Thanks for joining us for a beer in the Co-Lab! Hopefully get a podcast up fortnightly. A good way to share news and reflections in long format.
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 It's a wonderful attempt ! I will study English. Hahahaha.
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 Cheers brother..your english is good already!

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