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Unread 2 August 13, 18:20   #51
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Mech hanger has broken off my Commencal Meta 6 last week putting the mech through the spokes......new mech and hanger required but hanger is out of stock for a couple of weeks. Argh.....

Been riding my BMX at a local race track instead. Man BMX tracks are awesome fun! Not really been on one before but it's a real blast. Some big ol 20ft + doubles.
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Unread 2 August 13, 19:14   #52
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I would probably lose arm or leg trying BMX tricks.. that was never for me, the only "tricks" I can do is wheelie and small bunny hop, just to get over some obstacles..

Damn that commencal meta 6 is a brutal bike isn't it. I have hardtail that cost me under $1000, for my level it's just fine.. except for crappy brakes (avid elixir 1) which need bleeding all the time and overheat.

But if I keep riding more and more eventually I'll have to get a full suspension, I also spend many km on tarmac though which is why I chose hardtail last time.

Do you use tubeless freejrs? I'm seriously considering as I hate flats..

Sorry for offtopic.. but it's all about bikes right..
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Unread 3 August 13, 18:18   #53
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Well I don't do much tricks 360s, tabletops......that's about it. Just like going incredibly fast and sideways if possible!

The Meta 6 is a great bike. Only had it for a few months and previously rode a hardtail. What a big change in ride...........I had full suspension bikes before but over 10 years ago probably, the technology is so much better now. The spec on my Meta is pretty nice.......I paid about 1400 for it secondhand but would've been more like 2500-3000 new. You can lock out the rear suspension so climbing and road riding is no problem.

I don't ride tubeless as I can't be bothered with sealant etc. Touch wood I don't get many flats though. I run about 30psi in the front and 35psi rear. Normal tubes. 2.3" Specialized Butcher Control tyres.

Pics of the Meta 6..............pump track on BMX and air bourne on the old hardtail.





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Unread 3 August 13, 20:49   #54
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$200 off a mate who upgraded.
Has lasted me 3 years I use this one for the 40km ride.


I have a Avanti Montari for shorter runs.


Other pics is from a guy I used to pass now and then on a particularly dangerous stretch.



I use 48/52psi, extra heavy duty tubes ( 5 times as thick ) and carry a spare on road trips.
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Unread 5 August 13, 22:01   #55
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There's nothing like the sport of fly swatting.
Best done whiler eading bubkus about Armstrong and other money-driven 'sportsmen'.

I think when there is money involved, the dope will come.
Best stick to fly swatting. It is harder when doped.
Much. But I won!

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Here's my bike when I got it last november

http://imageshack.us/a/img542/6046/mxrelitelpaur09.jpg

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You guys have some sweet bikes!! I'm still rolling an old Novara Aspen hardtail...circa '89..

BTW check out this epic wallride pass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=e1yeDW3dHdw
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Unread 6 August 13, 20:14   #58
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^ Insane lol!!
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Unread 6 August 13, 21:27   #59
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Crazy man


Nice wheels mrpowcz
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Unread 7 August 13, 05:32   #60
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Redbull Rampage is probably the most insane freeride event, which equals to most insane of all bike events.. using track I couldn't ride at any speed, let a lone this fast lol




The risk of permanent injury or death might be comparable with isle of man motorbike race or rallying IMO.
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Unread 7 August 13, 05:41   #61
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About tube pressure, I run as much as 350kpa (>50psi).

The tubeless system promises to make flats very rare but once the tyre gets damaged, it's no fun to repair. Whilst replacing good old tube takes 5 minutes even with my not-exactly-skilled-at-hardware-more-like-computer-guy hands so I think I'll stick to classic for now
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Faith is very important for sportsmen and people in general! <link deleted> will tell you more about your faith!
It's no mistery Ayrton Senna himself, perhaps the most loved race driver of all times, could give all himself to people and to the machine especially because of his encounter with the faith.

What a great man: he didn't fear to show openly his weaknesses along with his strengths. I think this is righteously how everybody would ideally be.

@ Durge: an important act of sportmanship, thanks for having posted the article on the runners! Kudos to the gentleman!

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