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  • Newbie saying Hi! Cannondale Trail 4

     ga-rat updated 4 years, 6 months ago 8 Members · 11 Posts
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  • Andy_VX

    21 January 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Hi guys, I’m new to mountain biking, I looked at a few forums but this one looks great, I look forward to learning lots!

    I’ve just purchased a 2016 Cannondale Trail 4 which I collect Saturday, very excited and can’t wait to get started! Has anyone else got the bike and are you pleased with it?

    I live on the South Coast and would love to hear some suggestions of good trails in the area.

  • mr.b

    22 January 2016 at 10:21 am

    What part of the south coast?

    There’s QECP up by petersfeild, umpteen dozen tracks throughout West Sussex part of the fun is getting out and finding new stuff

  • Gunner

    22 January 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Welcome to the Forum, hopefully we’ll see some pictures of the new bike. 😉

  • KTM540

    22 January 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Yep, welcome pal 🙂

    Get some pics of ya new steed on here when ya get it 😉

  • Nik Gnashers

    23 January 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Welcome to MTBE 🙂

  • Andy_VX

    23 January 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys, picked up my bike this morning and took it out to Corfe Castle, rode about 30 miles altogether with a mix of trail / road riding. I’m absolutely knackered now!

    The bike is great, my only gripe is the brakes but I think that’s down to me not bedding in the new pads and then immediately getting them wet and muddy. The pedals are crap too so i’ll change those.

    I’ve never had a bike that uses 650B’s, it makes a lot of difference, I was surprised at the speed i could build up. The thing i’m most pleased with is the quality of everything, it’s so well built, the gear changes are great and the Rockshox suspension works brilliantly!

    Now i just need to improve my technical skills, I have a lot to learn!!

    Before the mud!

    Mountain bike ride, Corfe Castle by Andrew Yeates, on Flickr

    After the Mud…

    Mountain bike ride, Corfe Castle by Andrew Yeates, on Flickr

  • MPX309

    23 January 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Nice bike pal. and yeah, quite surprising what a difference 650b makes to general cycling. I’m even curious to see what a 29er would be like for this type of cycling.

  • Gunner

    23 January 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Nice. 😀 😀 😀

  • ryansam

    23 January 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Nice,had a Cannondale SL(26″)for about 5 years,excellent bike,done about 2.5k on it.Great for commutes & trails,you’ll definitely enjoy it 8)

  • KTM540

    24 January 2016 at 10:46 am

    Shweet … lovin the stealthy look 8)

    Yeah I was also amazed at the difference the 27.5 wheel makes having been a die hard 26″ fan (which I still have and love) .. it makes a heavy AM bike feel fast and light to me 😮

    Enjoy it 😀

  • ga-rat

    26 January 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Hello. That bike does look very nice.

    I also noticed a huge difference in wheel size. Every time I’m riding somewhere I used to take my 26inch er I find I’m going quicker and it seems easier going too. Could be down to the bikes weight difference in my case bit though.

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