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  Kings wood chollock Sunday 27/11/16
Posted by: Skid - 11-24-2016, 11:21 PM - Forum: Rides - Replies (7)

Hi folks il be riding kings wood chollock near Ashford Kent this Sunday for a fun blast around the woods, go as far and fast as people want to. If you fancy joining in meeting at the main carpark on white hill
Ready to ride @10am.

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  Posting Maps
Posted by: paul_f - 11-23-2016, 09:15 PM - Forum: Reviews (venues) - No Replies

You can post maps by using the following

[maps] (enter postcode or coordinates from google) [/maps]

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Smile Time for a classic... What Tyres?
Posted by: dubster - 11-22-2016, 12:34 PM - Forum: Buying Advice - Replies (10)

To get some conversation happening here, thought I'd pose the age old question we hit every autumn/winter time Big Grin
I need some fresh tyres on my T130, but what works well in wintery slop?

Am told Maxxis High Roller II works fab as a front & rear pair in all conditions, but also hear the Ardent (which I've always got on with) makes a better rear tyre than the HRII. Conversely I'm told the Ardent is slidy as hell on the rear in winter.

How about Scwalbe Hans Dampf, as I've heard great things about em?

What's your opinion oh lovely Sketchy folk of sound knowledge and advice?  Smile

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  Southern enduro 2017 dates
Posted by: Skid - 11-21-2016, 10:24 AM - Forum: Racing - Replies (5)

Southern enduro race dates are out
2017 Transition Bikes Southern Enduro Series:
Round 1 – The Okeford Bikepark, Dorset – 11th June
Round 2 – QECP, Hampshire – 23rd July
Round 3 – Pippingford park, East Sussex 27th Aug
Round 4 – Milland and Hollycombe, West Sussex – 24th September
Tickets go on sale on Saturday 3rd December at 09:00 at the price of £160 for all 4 rounds of the Transition Bikes Southern Enduro Series. Tickets will be limited so make sure you get you and your mates in. Remaining tickets will go on sale 2 months before each round at a price of £42.50
Update for ladies:
Ladies only tickets go on sale on Thursday 1st December at 09:00 at the price of £160 for all 4 rounds of the Transition Bikes Southern Enduro Series. Categories: ladies fun, ladies 18-39 & ladies 40+. Minimum number of 3 to make a category.

Tickets for the 2 day Southern Enduro Champs will be £60 – tickets go on sale TBC.
Each race will be run over one day and consist of four stages, predominately downhill. Practice in the morning and race in the afternoon.
Check us out on Facebook:

I raced the whole series last year and really enjoyed it, and now enduro 1 is no more this is the most local enduro events to the south east. I'm booking in to do the lot because trying to get into each individual race is almost impossible as they sell out in minutes. Mrs skid is also going in for this.

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  BBH Thurs 9th meet @LLC for 19:00 start
Posted by: Glen - 06-08-2016, 07:40 PM - Forum: Rides - No Replies

Hi All
I'm going out on my mountain bike tomorrow evening if anyone wants to join me ???. (couple of hours)
If no post by 18:00 tomorrow I will make my own way out .

Cheers Glen

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  Baggy Shorts & Knee Pads...
Posted by: dubster - 05-18-2016, 11:46 AM - Forum: Buying Advice - Replies (10)

With new bike comes new clothing Smile
Suppose I had to give up the lycra shorts at some point, and going full sus is definitely that time.

So, can I have some useful recommendations on baggy shorts, normal or 3/4 I don't care (or know tbh!)
Budget realistically about £50 I guess. Endura and Altura have a few decent options.

I'm also looking at knee pads for the near future, lightweight & breathable but actually work when you need em to.

I'm wary of online reviews, so figured the great Sketchy crew would have more plenty of experience & knowledge.

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  Gear ratios, 3x9 26" vs 1x11 27.5"
Posted by: dubster - 05-17-2016, 11:07 AM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

Having a ponder on gearing, as I'll soon be on a new bike with 1x11, from my current 3x9.
Found a crackin site that figures it all out for ya:

Turns out I'll lose the top 2 gears in the big ring and the lowest gear in granny, but that's all Big Grin

Excellent tool, you can add boxes to compare setups too Smile

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Posted by: Pablogt - 04-24-2016, 07:31 PM - Forum: The Mad-House - Replies (9)

Hey guys, newbie checking in!

I'm from East London. Locally its Epping or drive to Danbury, but have been travelling further afield and tried out Bedgebury for the first time last Wedneday and hope to try more of Kent out soon Big Grin

Here is my ride all dirty from Bedgebury for you

Hope to see some of you out on the trails or on a group ride sometime!

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  Bluebell hill ride
Posted by: Glen - 04-13-2016, 05:10 PM - Forum: Rides - Replies (31)

It's short notice and a long shot but does anyone fancy meeting up tomorrow evening for a blast around the hill , I was thinking early evening ?

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  Canterbury cycle show.
Posted by: Lee Gee - 04-05-2016, 03:27 PM - Forum: Cycling News - Replies (7)

I was in biketart today and they gave me a flyer for the show which is the 22-24th of April.

Anybody planning on going?

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