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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:43 am 
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Changed my racer from a Attitude MC1 to a MC2, the one i painted British Racing Green. Fitted with some newer stuff and Coda hubs with Campagnolo Contax rims. Slicks are Kojak 2.0, i like the "fatter" look of the tires more than the skinny ones...

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Did a trip 2 days ago around the Markermeer in Holland, 160 km. with two almost straight parts of around 25 km :shock: boring!
This foto is on a dike which is 26 km with only water on both sides...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:54 am 
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my favorite roadies is here :D

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:54 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
And just to kill the rumours, having slicks doesn't mean you can't go off-road. It just means you have less grip and therefore need to be a better rider.
In fact I'm tempted to say that knobby tyres are for wussies and amateurs. :P



Indeed.....
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Bloody loved that bike 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:24 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
Raging_Bulls wrote:
And just to kill the rumours, having slicks doesn't mean you can't go off-road. It just means you have less grip and therefore need to be a better rider.
In fact I'm tempted to say that knobby tyres are for wussies and amateurs. :P



Indeed.....
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Bloody loved that bike 8)


What are those tyres? I like them!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:11 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:


Indeed.....



Indeedy-O :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:42 pm 
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My black on black with black accents Catalyst.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
And just to kill the rumours, having slicks doesn't mean you can't go off-road. It just means you have less grip and therefore need to be a better rider.
In fact I'm tempted to say that knobby tyres are for wussies and amateurs..

..Okay okay, so I merely descended a muddy slope on the side of a bridge, just because it was the best way to get back on the canal path.
Still did better than the 2 modern full sussers that tried to follow me. Those guys had to pick their bikes back up at the bottom.


I haven't heard these rumours! Most of us older riders first took non specific bikes off road, often with the near slick tyres they came supplied with. What is rather ridiculous is the number of super grippy huge tread tyres seen on full sussers that never see an inch of mud!

Just for the sake of the argument though, try going back up that slope on 'slicks', and then try again with some serious knobblys.

The fact is, I feel, that 90% of what people are riding can be more efficiently done on smoother profile tyres. But since when has function interfered with people's desire to have the most gnarly, over the top machines?

One merely need observe the fools riding around on huge mud tyres in their 4x4s all summer when they rarely take them off tarmac, let alone into mud! I personally know a number of these fools!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
having slicks doesn't mean you can't go off-road. It just means you have less grip


Depending on the surface you can have more grip.

highlandsflyer wrote:
I feel, that 90% of what people are riding can be more efficiently done on smoother profile tyres


Minimum of 2 dirt sections in a Supermoto course. 50+ HP. On a 2 stroke. With slicks. Only real problem is if the sections are sandy, and judicious throttle usually works in that. Riding a bicycle with .1 HP and slicks on dirt is a piece of cake.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:01 pm 
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that ktm is beautiful!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Well it's not a Ktm but it did get my overweight, ex-smoker ass through the London to Brighton night ride this year(I couldn't get it up that bastard of a hill before the a27 though :( )
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