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Old 25-04-2009, 08:26 PM   #2011
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Hup leong very far leh, how to cycle there from TPY?
closer than you think. i just went there and back from amk yesterday. less than 45 mins to get there at relaxed pace (25km/h)

from TPY just head towards Newton, go past KK Hospital, Little India/Bugis, Clarke Quay, Chinatown.

some more u stay at TPY, very near one la
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Old 25-04-2009, 08:47 PM   #2012
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Just back from PCN trip to changi coast road.
Stuffs are all transferred from old bike except the seatpost due to different diameter and LX rear v -brake to second hand LX rear hydraulic with XT rotor.

Hardtail owners should seriously consider this frame if planning for frame replacement.
Low Centre of Gravity.
Thinking of getting this frame too. What's the sizing like? I'm about 1.7m
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Old 25-04-2009, 08:54 PM   #2013
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Thinking of getting this frame too. What's the sizing like? I'm about 1.7m
13", 15" and 17"

you'd probably need a 17". but go measure your reach most imptly, the standover height for this frame is negligable.
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Old 25-04-2009, 08:56 PM   #2014
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Thinking of getting this frame too. What's the sizing like? I'm about 1.7m
17" frame.
I am also about 1.7m.

http://www.marinbikes.com/2009/int/b...nail_trail.php

Better check your stand over height on the web first.
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Old 25-04-2009, 09:10 PM   #2015
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Hmm but I think you guys are using it more off road right? I'm planning to use it more on road I guess, is a longer or shorter reach better for that?
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Old 25-04-2009, 09:20 PM   #2016
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i was in btw the 15" and 17". i took the 15" one for better control offroad.

i'm guessing you shd fit the 17" frame better anyway with ur height. just go down to C2C and ask. not sure if Rodalink brings in the Nail Trail frame also though.
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Old 25-04-2009, 09:22 PM   #2017
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i was in btw the 15" and 17". i took the 15" one for better control offroad.

i'm guessing you shd fit the 17" frame better anyway with ur height. just go down to C2C and ask. not sure if Rodalink brings in the Nail Trail frame also though.
Ah ok thanks. I was thinking that the 15" frame has a shorter top tube which means I can be more upright, which I think should be better for long distances? Although I read that bigger frames are better for on road so I'm just a little confused.
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Old 25-04-2009, 09:41 PM   #2018
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Buy fox shox, expensive one time only then no need upgrade anymore, u won't even think about changing after you use a fox.
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Old 25-04-2009, 10:09 PM   #2019
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just get whichever feels more comfortable to you. your own fit cannot be determined by mine.

for many people, cycling on the road more often means you prefer speed on straights, thus a larger frame would mean a longer reach, therefore your geometry will be more racy, and thus you will be in a position to generate more power and speed into your pedalling. an alternative would be getting a smaller frame and changing to a longer no-rise stem with a straight handlebar. this usually also sets ur geometry into a more racy position. the OTHER alternative is to get a more comfy ride like you said, then train your legs lor. :wobble:

i can always go down to C2C in the evenings and let u try my 15" frame, u can also try asking speedstream if he can let you try his 17" frame.

i duno. the Nail Trail frame is really good for technical trail usage, but on road i just don't feel the oomph. budget-wise, you could get this, but for speed, i'm not sure if this is what you want, or need.

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Old 25-04-2009, 10:34 PM   #2020
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just get whichever feels more comfortable to you. your own fit cannot be determined by mine.

for many people, cycling on the road more often means you prefer speed on straights, thus a larger frame would mean a longer reach, therefore your geometry will be more racy, and thus you will be in a position to generate more power and speed into your pedalling. an alternative would be getting a smaller frame and changing to a longer no-rise stem with a straight handlebar. this usually also sets ur geometry into a more racy position. the OTHER alternative is to get a more comfy ride like you said, then train your legs lor. :wobble:

i can always go down to C2C in the evenings and let u try my 15" frame, u can also try asking speedstream if he can let you try his 17" frame.

i duno. the Nail Trail frame is really good for technical trail usage, but on road i just don't feel the oomph. budget-wise, you could get this, but for speed, i'm not sure if this is what you want, or need.
I understand what you mean, it explains a lot to me. I'm not going for speed though, so maybe the reach for 15" might be ok for me. Nevertheless, I'll go down to C2C and talk to Ben and see what he recommends. Thanks!
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Old 25-04-2009, 10:46 PM   #2021
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Year 2000 Mongoose with broken rear susp linkage



transferred to Marin.




LX group set.
mavic 317 disc XT front hub, mavic 211 (v-brake) rear Formula hub
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FD change to XT due to different seat tube diameter/layout
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Old 25-04-2009, 10:46 PM   #2022
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no worries. if you do want to try my bike out and have a feel of it, let me know, u can contact me at 97373514. i can always ride down in the evenings after work and let you have a feel of it cos sometimes, numbers and recommendations of a frame don't do as much justice as compared to actually riding a built-up bike
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Old 25-04-2009, 11:15 PM   #2023
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no worries. if you do want to try my bike out and have a feel of it, let me know, u can contact me at 97373514. i can always ride down in the evenings after work and let you have a feel of it cos sometimes, numbers and recommendations of a frame don't do as much justice as compared to actually riding a built-up bike
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Old 25-04-2009, 11:36 PM   #2024
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thanx
er xin! go away la you! hope you nv find a saddle!
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Old 26-04-2009, 01:09 AM   #2025
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er xin! go away la you! hope you nv find a saddle!
wei!

why you so bad!?
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