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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:08 pm 
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This weekend my mate steve gave me a Cove (a source of many jokes) to ride at Afan.

It came equipped with gears and suspension forks. The gears I knew would make the uphills easier and any flat road speedier. A bonus, but I would have been happy with one gear.

The thing that amazed me were the forks! Having given up on suspension since ditching my rc35s I haven't felt the need. I am rarely unable to keep up on a downhill and often cruise past riders on downhill rigs, I just thought it was a comfort / fashion thing.

After riding the afan trails with 130mm travel up front I can see what all the fuss is about. One can go rather fast without falling off. I hardly needed to touch the brakes, but if I did it wasn't a near death experience!

I'm not planning on buying any suspension in the immediate future, but I think it might catch on...


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:28 am 
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:-)


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:14 am 
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Have to say I was astounded when I got a bike with 130mm on after riding my RC36 for 12 years. Made me go out and get some rear sus as well which while I am glad I waited till it has come on as far as it has I wish I had done it earlier.


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:23 am 
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it wont catch on with me.


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 3:08 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
it wont catch on with me.


:D 8) :D

I'm not planning to go all bouncy ether.


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:32 pm 
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bryan555 wrote:
tintin40 wrote:
it wont catch on with me.


:D 8) :D

I'm not planning to go all bouncy ether.


Good man :D Ride organic ride rigid :D :lol:

It is a shame that it's become popular that susser kit :roll:


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