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Post by DreamensioN » Mon 04 Jul, 2016 11:20 am

I can check the weight sometime this week. I was just going by the websites that list the RS81 C24 wheelset weight - though they are all a little different...

1537g https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-wh ... 62700.html
1502g http://www.wiggle.com.au/shimano-rs81-c ... -wheelset/
1504g http://www.ribblecycles.com/au/shimano- ... rb-clinche
1511g http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Shimano-WH- ... 4-Wheelset

And these are the ones I got from Craftworx (1540g +/- 25g)
http://craftworx.com.au/shop/craftworx- ... -4475.html

^Geeeezzzz! I'm SOOOO glad I bought them when I did. Looks like they've gone up to normal price now. I paid $799 for the set.

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Post by DreamensioN » Fri 08 Jul, 2016 9:29 pm

Ok so I weighed the rims - here are actuals

Shimano (rim tape on, skewers removed)
643g Front
903g Rear
Total = 1546g

Craftworx (rim tape on, skewers removed, rear cassette on)
701g Front
1122g Rear [871g without cassette] (Ultegra 6800 11sp 11-28T cassette = 251g according to the internet)
Total (without cassette) = 1572g

So minus the locking nut holding the cassette on... it's almost bang on the same weight.

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Post by cGr » Sat 09 Jul, 2016 2:20 pm

Thanks for the followup Noel. Interesting to see that a) your Shimano's weighed in correctly (all of mine have always been over), and b) that the Craftworx front is heavier but the rear is lighter.

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Post by blv » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 6:48 am

If any of you are near Gap Creek around 11-11:30, there will be around 20 of us riding 16" kids BMX's down Rocket Frog.
I just don't know if people like me. I know when they don't like me 'cause they'll say things like, 'Yeah, that's him, officer.'

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Post by blv » Sat 23 Jul, 2016 9:49 pm

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After 15km on the big bike, I did 2 runs down Rocket Frog on this bad boy
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Post by Evan » Thu 28 Jul, 2016 9:06 am

I`ve rented one of these for my birthday in a few weeks. Hitting up the Whistler Bike Park with a bunch of the boys for the weekend.

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Post by blv » Thu 28 Jul, 2016 9:53 am

Nice!!! V10's are a nice bike, but I'd axe myself riding DH. I rented a Glory in NZ and I could get crazy speed through some rough shit!!
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Post by cGr » Thu 28 Jul, 2016 7:23 pm

Wicked bike Ev!

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Post by Evan » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 8:22 am

i'm probably gunna kill myself, but it'll be fun.
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Post by blv » Sun 31 Jul, 2016 7:59 am

Conquered a few fears and hit a gap jump at Mt Joyce yesterday. The daunting thing about it was there was a rock drop straight after a corner, and to have enough speed to clear the gap jump, I needed to not brake through the berm, and then pedal into the rock drop. But it was successful and I felt really comfortable during the jump so I'm cheering about that!!


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Post by blv » Fri 05 Aug, 2016 7:24 pm

Hitting Mt Joyce Wednesday if anyone else has the Brisbane show day off
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Post by blv » Fri 12 Aug, 2016 11:14 am

Had a blast again last Wednesday at Mt Joyce. Followed one the SEQ Enduro Elite riders* down Blackrock and shaved 20seconds off my PB in better line choices. It also helps I have more confidence in the rear shock over rough terrain.

* the guy I followed did the trail 1min 3secs slower than his PB, so he was just cruising!!

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This was a rock garden I used to come in on the right, and switch left half way down. With the better compression and rebound dampening the new shock provides I was able to head down the left line without feeling like the bike is trying to throw me off!!

I should get a picture of it from the bottom looking up because this photo doesn't do it justice
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Post by DreamensioN » Thu 18 Aug, 2016 8:56 pm

That looks steep!

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Post by blv » Fri 19 Aug, 2016 1:04 pm

The photo certainly doesn't do it justice!!!!
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Post by blv » Wed 31 Aug, 2016 5:45 pm

Had an early mark yesterday so had a looksie at the new trails in Daisy Hill.

They have rerouted Tunnel, Gillian's and Turning Japanese with all new features and added an extension onto Gillian's to avoid the fire road climb (most people just didn't do Gillian's because of this).

I do like the new features they have built into them, and I can't wait to get the Bandit out on them. I only had the Hardtail yesterday and the forks are leaking somewhere so I didn't have the full 120mm travel and I bottomed them out heaps so I had to take it easy.

Once I get my carbon rims back from being built up, we should all have a meet up and go for a spin through there. Image
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Post by DreamensioN » Sun 04 Sep, 2016 9:08 pm

That's awesome. Once things settle down with the new bub (and I get the B2GC out of the way)... I really want to go to Daisy Hill and check it out. I keep seeing your pics and keep hearing about it, but I've never been there and would love to go.

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Post by wrx » Tue 06 Sep, 2016 7:18 am

Looks like I am in for the B2GC.

No where near as much seat time as I was for the Brissy to the Bay. Time to fix that :D
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Post by DreamensioN » Tue 06 Sep, 2016 12:43 pm

The B2GC is a fairly easy 100km.

I've now done the B2GC (twice), Ipswich 100 Imperial and the Greater Brisbane Bike Ride, and the B2GC is by far the easiest out of those.

Apart from some small climbs around Yatala, and some inclines (false flats?) along the busway near Mt Gravatt, it's pretty much dead flat. It's what gave me a false sense of confidence about the Ipswich 100. I was like "100km? Yeah I did that to the Gold Coast comfortably. 169km should be pretty easy." LOL - wow was I wrong. Throw some good climbs into the mix and the Ipswich 100 defeated me. So my goal in 2017 is to finish it. Means I need to drop weight, and practise Cootha a lot.

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Post by blv » Tue 06 Sep, 2016 7:13 pm

I thought I saw you today in Woolies Pub Lane Noel, and it was confirmed when you were parked 2 cars down from me!! I love the R!!
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Post by cGr » Tue 06 Sep, 2016 8:41 pm

How are the craftworx wheels going Noel?

I'm bored so thought I would do some research and desktop analysis on the B2GC and Ipswich 100 (mile).

B2GC profile:
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Ipswich 100 profile:
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B2GC is interesting in that it is almost literally all down hill (especially once you're past Mt Gravatt) save for a few pinches.

Apart from the first 100 kays of the Ipswich ride being almost completely uphill, the soul crushing part is that 60->100km segment with the pinches thrown in for good measure. 80 kays is around the mark most people start feeling long rides, so training for hills at the 80 kay mark (cootha or gateway repeats) would be key to conquering it in future. Once you're nailing those (100 kays with a decent elevation), up the distance to 140 kays and do the same thing again (hills when it hurts). Greg Henderson (pro cyclist) had a great quote which I often think about on the bike - "Training is like fighting a gorilla. You don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired."

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