Do you have a bicycle?

Neuk_

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I tried the cradle and huddle park. I suppose most of the spruit will be ok as well. I just couldn't deal with the drop bar configuration and dirt riding. You have to be in the drops for the brakes to work properly. Freaked me out.

For now I'm super happy on the Evil. Gauteng can throw its worst trails at it and it just soaks everything up. Proper trail bikes are a lot of fun. Best of all worlds.

I see a lot of guys on gravel bikes on the Spruit and while you can do a lot of it even my XC bike must be more enjoyable :unsure: I would use a gravel on the road and for exploring gravel roads like those in and around Van Gaalens/Hartebeespoort when we are there. As I said, I love my XC bike bu ta trail bike would suit me better so looking at one to replace it.
 

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I have two actually, sold my road bike in 2020 just before Argus and rode it on my 26er for the heck of it. Now I have two hardtail mountain bikes, a 29er and a 26er.

2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux 1x10
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2020 Silverback Sola 1 1x11 custom built mix of Shimano and Rapidé parts with old Fox 150mm fork.
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I have two actually, sold my road bike in 2020 just before Argus and rode it on my 26er for the heck of it. Now I have two hardtail mountain bikes, a 29er and a 26er.

2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux 1x10
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2020 Silverback Sola 1 1x11 custom built mix of Shimano and Rapidé parts with old Fox 150mm fork.
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Another Rapidé fan! Just upgraded my 1x10 from a Csixx 34 chainring to a Rapidé 36, neither oval. Hopefully more gears than the fast three on the cassette will get used.

Won’t mind the bump in top end speed either
 

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Another Rapidé fan! Just upgraded my 1x10 from a Csixx 34 chainring to a Rapidé 36, neither oval. Hopefully more gears than the fast three on the cassette will get used.

Won’t mind the bump in top end speed either
I love Rapidé - firstly their service is incredible. Fast and reliable, Wayne goes the extra mile to ensure every customer becomes a return customer.

I don't know how many orders I have had with them, but on my Silverback alone it is the lovely wide 147 TF seat, seatpost, seat clamp, zero stem, riser handle bar, grips, crank set, 32t direct mount chainring, brake rotors and the most expensive of them all, the TR29-30 SL Wheelset 28h.

If Rapidé made a bike I'd buy it, but I do like my German Silverback though, that previous frame lasted 31,000km.
 

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I dunno. Just curious since the "female" bicycle frame is way more practical.
Seems more like a mechanical engineering thing of design. Female frames were made to accommodate for modesty when wearing a dress. It seems to have just stuck.
 
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pinball wizard

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That is a nice bike to not ride :crying: When money permits I am looking at a gravel bike, partly to use when I get a smart stationary trainer and partly to use for some gravel road exploring.
I have better, newer ones that I ride. That's a leftover from when I was sponsored by Giant.
 

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I have better, newer ones that I ride. That's a leftover from when I was sponsored by Giant.
 
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