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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Hi all,

As a born again cyclist I am keen to ride as much and as varied routes as possible. I am doing about 100 mile on the road bike a week but now fancy trying my first XC event at Theinsidepark nr Blandford, so looking for some advice, firstly my bike is a 2007 Giant Terrago disc, stock apart from a new Avid rear hydraulic brake.

I know this bike is nothing special (and there are much better bikes available for this event) hopefully I will get a more suitable bike next year some time but the 'kitty' isn't as full as I would like. So what changes to the bike should be on the must do list. The wide-ass saddle has already been replaced :oops: :facepalm:

My first change is going to be some new tyres, any suggestions for some relatively cheap XC tyres, the bike is not used for road use just off road.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Nice to see that dirty dishes won't be tolerated out on the trails :wink:.

What's the course like? Mud? gravel? well drained? Your existing tyres might be fine in some scenarios.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Exeter Man wrote:
Nice to see that dirty dishes won't be tolerated out on the trails :wink:.

What's the course like? Mud? gravel? well drained? Your existing tyres might be fine in some scenarios.

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Ha ha, I took the picture when I had just popped down the shops for some WU liquid :facepalm:

I am doing a reccie of the course tomorrow to see whats what


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