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  • The Missus bought me a new dropper post…

     KTM540 updated 3 years, 7 months ago 9 Members · 40 Posts
  • Doomanic

    Member
    22 October 2016 at 1:13 pm

    …that was attached to this;

    😀

    Off to the FoD tomorrow to get it dirty.

  • AlShack

    Member
    22 October 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Very VERY nice!!!

    Lucky boy …

  • MPX309

    Member
    22 October 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Your misses did good. 😀

  • Gunner

    Member
    22 October 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Very nice. 😉

    Hope you’ve got the fitness and skill that that bike deserves, you’ll have so much fun. 😀 😀 😀

  • Doomanic

    Member
    22 October 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Fitness? No, but I’m working on it.

    Skill? Not any more; I’m old, fat and scared. Still faster downhill that a lot of the XC whippets who pass me on the climbs. 😀

  • Gunner

    Member
    22 October 2016 at 6:51 pm

    😆 😆 😆 😆

  • Nik Gnashers

    Member
    22 October 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Jeez nice bike !

    Just need a pumpkin costume now and you’ll be fully kitted out for Halloween….

  • Doomanic

    Member
    23 October 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Today was freaking awesome!

    Three laps of the blue at FoD, 19.5 miles, 2017 feet climbed, 41 trophies. Straavaaaaa!!! 😀

    The bike is soooo good. Totally planted and inspires so much confidence. The Mattocs are so supple it’s untrue and the back end, while suffering from more pedal bob than the Spesh Camber, offers so much traction. I am using all the travel though, so I bought some volume reducers from Sprung which I’ll fit before the next ride.

    There are a couple of flies in the ointment though; I wasn’t sure about the saddle before the ride started but by the end the grips were more of an issue. My hands were numb, I was struggling to change gear and it was actually painful to let go of the bars! The saddle is shocking though…

    Straavaaaa!!!!

    And the arty shot…

  • Gunner

    Member
    23 October 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Good going, well done. 😀

    Money obviously well spent. 😉

  • Attila

    Member
    24 October 2016 at 7:25 am

    Love it mate and I’m glad you liked the way it rides too.

    Contact points are a strange one, what works for some doesn’t for others. Luckily grips are a relatively cheap thing to change to improve the experience.

  • KTM540

    Member
    24 October 2016 at 9:42 am

    Very nice 8)

  • xgsjx

    Member
    24 October 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Looks like an awesome bike & loving that colour.

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    25 October 2016 at 11:26 am

    I’m loving everything about that bike,and your verdict is a carbon copy of every other owner of one.

    The only glitch is your missus’s purchase(dropper)

    I had one for about a month,and I never used it once.Down or Uphill,and I would be surprised if anyone uses it to fulll effect.

    I knocked 60 quid off it and Gumtreed its ass.

    So unnecessary it beggars belief.

    But the bike ?

    8) .Nuff said

  • Doomanic

    Member
    25 October 2016 at 11:57 am

    I’m still getting to grips with the dropper but to be honest I haven’t ridden anywhere extreme enough to need it yet. Once I get a few more mile under my belt I’ll be better placed to make a decision on it.

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    25 October 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I’m still getting to grips with the dropper but to be honest I haven’t ridden anywhere extreme enough to need it yet. Once I get a few more mile under my belt I’ll be better placed to make a decision on it.

    Of course.

    Sounds like you had a blast though 😀

    I’m tempted,but my wee HT is lotsa fun.

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