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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:45 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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I have on order a 'Muddy Board' to (hopefully) stop the rear shock getting caked in crap

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I've just fitted the DT Swiss CPW 1280 carbon wheelset (under 1400g for the pair!) & reweighed the bike (with XT SPD pedals) at 25lb 9oz/11.6kg, which is 600g lighter than my last Cube which had 20mm less travel than the Sting

Just waiting for the muddy board and XT shifters to arrive before it gets it's 1st outing


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that is incredible!

you bringing it out to play on sunday?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:58 pm 
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lewis1641 wrote:
that is incredible!

you bringing it out to play on sunday?
Maybe ;)


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Are the pot holes getting that bad around you :P

You have to learn me...
How does the rear suspension setup (other than travel) compare to the AMS ?
When does it activate, benefits, downsides ?



What no SRAM ?


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FluffyChicken wrote:
Are the pot holes getting that bad around you :P

You have to learn me...
How does the rear suspension setup (other than travel) compare to the AMS ?
When does it activate, benefits, downsides ?



What no SRAM ?
Yeah big pot holes and massive kerbs too ;)

I believe that the Sting is less prone to pedal bob as it uses a lower compression tuning on the rear shock than the AMS

Should also be a lower COG

I've only ridden it home from work so far, so no real test of it's capabilities.

Oh, Ben I have that saddle for your Mrs, I'll bring it on Sunday


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Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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As a first ride goes a skills coaching session is quite a way to test a new bike out :lol:

From the start I felt much more comfortable on the Sting than the AMS, more like I was sat in the bike, not on it.

The bike performed flawlessly, unlike it's rider who needed a few attempts to get things done right :oops:

Really looking forward to a day out on it tomorrow, apologies to all those who will be on old school bikes, it's just gotta be ridden tomorrow it's that new bike thing innit ;)

Anyhoo some pics from the shakedown ride @ UKBikeSkills.co.uk skills centre

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Skills coaching @ UKbikeskills.co.uk by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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Skills coaching @ UKbikeskills.co.uk by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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Skills coaching @ UKbikeskills.co.uk by Andy Bax, on Flickr


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Good on ya Andy.
Looking rather tasty.
We'll have to sort a modern ride out soon pal. :wink:


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Just a few pics from a ride in the Peaks

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sting rocks by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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Sting ferns by Andy Bax, on Flickr

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sting final descent by Andy Bax, on Flickr

Thanks to Harrycrumb and Kaya for the pics


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:50 pm 
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how do you findthe tyres in the mud? I've got an AMS with them on and found em very slippy this week.

Is it the tyres or the conditions atm?


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Nice bike and good to see some action shots!
Was I the only one to think 'Tron' when I looked at the first picture?!


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