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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:15 pm 
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Location: St.Annes
this is my newest bike
i got it on the cycle to work scheme,i didnt really need another bike but at the price i couldn't turn it down

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it is more or less standard spec
all i have changed is the tyres, seat clamp and rear shock

the standard tyres are a Continental Speed King 2.1, these are now on my rocky mountain, i have fitted Maxxis Ignitor 2.35s on here, possibly the best tyre i have ever used!

the standard rear shock is a RockShox Monarch 3.1, but i managed to get my hands on a Monarch 3.3 which has slightly different valving

and for a bit of local northern bling i've added the Hope red seatclamp like on my other bikes

this is the best performing bike i've ridden off road, even with the forks and shock on lockout it handled hully gully (the rollercoaster) at gisburn forest and gave as much travel as was needed due to the internal floodgate valving, very impressed with how these work

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:50 pm 
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I had a quick razz on this round at Lozs and it did feel very smooth though I was only really trying it to see how the brakes were.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:49 pm 
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You know I was just looking for my red Hope seat clamp this evening as I bent the lever on my Bonty clamp this last weekend and 36.0mm replacements are like chicken lips to get hold of! It turns out I'd sold the red Hope clamp, sigh. :wink:

Nice bike, but your reason for purchase seems to have been robbed from the feminine race and their prime excuse to purchase more shoes|handbags!

You rate the tyres though? I'm looking for a good all rounder for spring and wasn't sure whether to go with the Racing Ralphs again (which I think are excellent), or try something new.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:10 pm 
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I'd definitely have more of these tyres, loads of grip :)

Sorry for buying your seatclamp :(
It's lovely! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:31 am 
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I've had a go on a friends Boardman and i can't fault them! Plus what you get for the price really good.


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