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 Post subject: a dirty (slightly) rts1.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Found myself in the rare position of being able to go out for a hour today,just local woods.
its the first time i have taken this bike out since it was built(yes i know it should have been months ago!)
but still its the first time in about 18 years i have done it so i thought the woods would be best to get back into mountain biking again!!

anyway photos (sorry abt quality think iphone steamed up!!)
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during
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and after,showered towel dried and back home!
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I know not too muddy but lots of leaves every where.
i loved getting back on the bike again really looking forward to the next time,this was for sale but i am not so sure now! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:59 pm 
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How does the RTS ride compared to, say, an LTS..? Does the rear end actually lock out when pedalling or does the suspension just ramp up?

I ask because I've got the chance to get my hands on a nice RTS2 and I'm not sure whether I want to take the plunge or not!

It's a little dinky one (14.5") with the steel rear end like yours, so I want to use it as a bit of a retro DH/Dual bike (just like Warner did back in the day!)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:54 pm 
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the lts rear end is more active i think at speed and climbing
the rts surprised me at how well it climbed i only once or twice got out the saddle( granted i wasnt climbing a 1 in 3 hill but i was surpised all the same)
especially at the lack of" bobbing around" at the rear end while out the saddle.

if i were you i would get the rts2 if the price is right as it may climb better being a smaller frame?

it was the first time i had a propper ride on the rts and i think am going to enjoy it for a few years yet!! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:11 pm 
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Looks fun :D

Recently got back into it myself. Fitness seems to come back pretty quick :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:15 pm 
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I hope so Ian!!
went round today and by the time i got home i couldnt belive how un fit i was :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:37 pm 
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First time I went out this year was the end of September, did 3 miles and needed a 30 minute sit down when I got home :oops:

Do 25 miles on a Sunday now, some weeks seem easier than others but definetley feeling likes it's having an impact :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:45 pm 
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looks good Dave, I've just finished my rocky mountain equipe so the RTS Team is next on the list :D

Just have a few jobs to do on my latest purchase - 98 Cannondale F2000, hope to have that done and ready to ride over Xmas, so jan will be getting into the GT, can't wait to ride it too


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Went out again yesterday it was much more muddy
The bike was totally covered!!

Will add more photo's later.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:51 pm 
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Storeton woods?

:D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Not this time!
I live in brombrough so the woods down in dibensdale,was good really enjoyed it not too many people around walking dogs etc.


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