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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:37 am 
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I've ridden it both ways in the past. I've sold my last road bike recently, so will use this as a replacement with road(ish) tyres on.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:13 pm 
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That’s a lovely bike! I can relate to buying back the same thing having done that with a car I loved! Nice one


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:50 pm 
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Sweet bike mate. I have a '99 Lava Dome with 120mm SID xx forks (set to 100mm, with 30mm sag) and the bike handles really good. Im running a 70mm stem and have tried a 40mm too. The 40mm makes the bike wicked downhill but climbing is tricky so I use the 70mm. How are you finding the handling on your Explosif?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:30 pm 
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Mikey08 wrote:
Sweet bike mate. I have a '99 Lava Dome with 120mm SID xx forks (set to 100mm, with 30mm sag) and the bike handles really good. Im running a 70mm stem and have tried a 40mm too. The 40mm makes the bike wicked downhill but climbing is tricky so I use the 70mm. How are you finding the handling on your Explosif?


I’ve always loved the 853 Explosif. Fabulous bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:23 am 
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Lovely bike -- the Rebas look good on it too. Bet it rides really well!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:24 am 
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Lovely bike -- the Rebas look good on it too. Bet it rides really well!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:44 pm 
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Changed out to wide bars and XT 1x11. Fantastic ride. It’s like riding on a knife edge compared to my more recent bikes. Good to be back on her.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:12 pm 
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I'd ride that...in it's previous spec :mrgreen: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:17 pm 
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Nice

Bars seem super wide. 800mm?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:13 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Nice

Bars seem super wide. 800mm?



750mm actually. Think they look wider on a 26” bike.


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