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    Default New bike

    Decided to start mountain biking.

    Picked this up today.

    Scott Scale 960 29er 2014 model.

    Must be 20 years since I was last on a bike.

    All I can say is bikes have changed a lot since I was last on one.

    I also discovered that it is not just the bike and then you are off. There are all sorts of goodies and gadgets.
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    Welcome to the world of wallet mashing two wheelers.

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    That is a nice Scott.
    Had one very similar till it was affirmatively re-homed
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    Quote Originally Posted by marko35s View Post
    Welcome to the world of wallet mashing two wheelers.
    Very true...was looking at the price of the KTM MTB's
    "Do not try to win over the idiots - you are not the Jerk Whisperer.."

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    Good choice! What did you pay?

    Welcome to the world of Mountain Biking! Now you'll be able to say: "Have bike, will travel!"

    I cycle with the Edenglen guys and they will welcome you with open arms! Maybe Cycle Lab will be closer to you??

    Enjoy!!!
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    I paid R 12 500.00 for the bike. The other stuff so far is half the price of the bike.

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    Nice! And welcome!

    Remove those wheel reflectors. You'll be at least 20% faster (or at least look 20% faster).
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    Nice!

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    Then followed a 2009 Toyota Prado 4.0V6 (Nice car), after which a 2008 Pajero 3.8 V6 SWB followed (which I will forever miss)
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    Went for a short 5km ride yesterday.

    I swim 6 days a week at gym. Funny how you can be swim fit and then jump on a bike and feel knackered after 5 km.

    Just a matter of time before I fall my front teeth out. Have never cycled with cleets before. When I got back to my gate I had just about come to a stand still and automatically try to put my right foot on the floor.

    That moment of panick as you realize your foot is clipped in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggins View Post
    Went for a short 5km ride yesterday.

    I swim 6 days a week at gym. Funny how you can be swim fit and then jump on a bike and feel knackered after 5 km.

    Just a matter of time before I fall my front teeth out. Have never cycled with cleets before. When I got back to my gate I had just about come to a stand still and automatically try to put my right foot on the floor.

    That moment of panick as you realize your foot is clipped in.
    Try out flats for a while if you aren't comfortable with clipless, it can help you build up confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectator View Post
    Very true...was looking at the price of the KTM MTB's
    I wandered into Trail & Tar a while back and the first bike I looked at was R78k, I made some interested noises then backed away quickly and ran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggins View Post
    I swim 6 days a week at gym. Funny how you can be swim fit and then jump on a bike and feel knackered after 5 km.
    And don't think cycling fit translates to something like running. I can ride for hours and hours virtually non-stop, but a 5 km run leaves me so sore, I can't walk properly.
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    I prefer having a huge throbbing machine between my legs that's easy to control!

    AND it pulls chicks much better than any other machinery!

    My Vulcan cruiser rocks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggins View Post
    I swim 6 days a week at gym. Funny how you can be swim fit and then jump on a bike and feel knackered after 5 km....
    The key thing on a bike in terms of anti-knackeredness is to keep your cadence high. NEVER power up a hill in a high gear......spin up it in a lower one. Use endurance not strength to get up hills. You may have noticed that the Tour de France guys were mainly sitting down on the hills this year and spinning lower gears, and this is just because they've done the tests. They know.

    The other thing about fitness is that it is remarkable easy to get it if you put in a bit of hard work!

    Enjoy your bike (not my type, I'm a roadie) and enjoy the fresh air.

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    I fitted these grips to my bike today. Very comfortable.

    Off to Groenkloof on Sunday for my first trail and to see what this mountain biking thing is all about. Since I bought this bike last week I am only now noticing how popular mountain biking is.
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    Welcome to Mountain Biking. The set out cost is high but riding cost nothing. Have fun, it gets easier and more fun as your fitness and skill levels increase.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PLJ Jakkals View Post
    it gets easier
    Ja, whatever



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