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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    Oh thanks for the advise !

    hey how much is the bike u getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    Nah . im buying someone online. i dont want spend so much worr. .

    Im still deciding Diamond Back Response or GT Ava. 1.0 V brakes with Panracer1.75 slicks. cos idont do trail.
    Your final decision is the money that you can save, then go for the Diamond Back, but ask
    yourself, how much money did you save and if you save e.g. $200; can you afford it when
    you are riding the bike for at least 2 to 3 years before you want to upgrade.

    I would weight the choice base on this:

    1. Which bike is lighter?
    2. Which bike has been overall equipped with better compononts and yet
    be still easily upgradable?
    3. What about the saddle, does it fit you?

    Have been riding a couple of MTBs for more than two decades, the AVA 1.0 is a good
    investment and a joy to ride. The bike is lighter than other MTBs in its class.

    Enjoying riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxsibo View Post
    hey how much is the bike u getting?
    Diamond back at 380 , GT Ava1.0 @ 400

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Your final decision is the money that you can save, then go for the Diamond Back, but ask
    yourself, how much money did you save and if you save e.g. $200; can you afford it when
    you are riding the bike for at least 2 to 3 years before you want to upgrade.

    I would weight the choice base on this:

    1. Which bike is lighter?
    2. Which bike has been overall equipped with better compononts and yet
    be still easily upgradable?
    3. What about the saddle, does it fit you?

    Have been riding a couple of MTBs for more than two decades, the AVA 1.0 is a good
    investment and a joy to ride. The bike is lighter than other MTBs in its class.

    Enjoying riding.
    okay, thanks for the advise. Really Appreciate for all the useful advise. but im using the bike just to shag off some calories that have been keeping all this years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    okay, thanks for the advise. Really Appreciate for all the useful advise. but im using the bike just to shag off some calories that have been keeping all this years.

    Most beginners are not able to know the difference of riding a heavier bike vs a lighter one.
    However seasoned riders will want to ride a lighter bike anytime.

    To keep off the pounds you have to work hard at it.

    1. Control very strictly your diet. Don't eat things that you like, so be disciplined.
    Don't take supper if you can. Just drink more liquid.

    2. Go for at least twice a week of 2 to 3 hours of disciplined riding.

    3. Fix a Cat Eye Micro Wireless Cyclocomputer to your bike and keep peddling at constant
    25 km/hr for at least 20 to 30 minutes, go slow to recoup oxygen and then repeat
    again. You should go for at least a 20km ride to be effective.
    Wow, you go back home and weight yourself on a weight machine,
    you will be surprise at the result.

    3. You will soon loose kilos in no time.

    Enjoying riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Most beginners are not able to know the difference of riding a heavier bike vs a lighter one.
    However seasoned riders will want to ride a lighter bike anytime.

    To keep off the pounds you have to work hard at it.

    1. Control very strictly your diet. Don't eat things that you like, so be disciplined.
    Don't take supper if you can. Just drink more liquid.

    2. Go for at least twice a week of 2 to 3 hours of disciplined riding.

    3. Fix a Cat Eye Micro Wireless Cyclocomputer to your bike and keep peddling at constant
    25 km/hr for at least 20 to 30 minutes, go slow to recoup oxygen and then repeat
    again. You should go for at least a 20km ride to be effective.
    Wow, you go back home and weight yourself on a weight machine,
    you will be surprise at the result.

    3. You will soon loose kilos in no time.

    Enjoying riding.
    WOW. and how much those the Cat EYE are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    WOW. and how much those the Cat EYE are?
    Most beginners are afraid of equipping their bikes with the essential accessories
    because of their belief system that they should cut cost and use the minimum sum
    to enjoy their hobby. This won't work for them and in the end they will find frustration,
    dismay and under performed.

    The meter cost less than eight five bucks in Sing dollars and it will last you a couple
    of years. You don't have to change the battery for at least three years if you are riding
    only two or three times a week. I bought mine five years ago and only change the
    battery once. The two batteries cost me only three dollars.

    Essential accessories help you to enjoy your activities more, equipping the right thing
    on your bike is the answer. But if you think you cannot afford it, then I think your have
    to renew your belief system.

    Enjoy riding my friend.

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    I am a MTB newbie. Where is a beginner friendly trial in SG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    Diamond back at 380 , GT Ava1.0 @ 400
    Do u have photos of the bikes? Can post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Do u have photos of the bikes? Can post?
    not mine. im buying either one .

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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    Diamond back at 380 , GT Ava1.0 @ 400

    woo nice go for gt! and if u wan to burn some fats...go for knobies too! btw got ride must jio me ok! i'm only 5min ride away from your place

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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    not mine. im buying either one .
    lol, i know, just wana kapo, see which 1 i prefer if i'm the one buying ,hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    Yes - the rims 'roadies' use are smaller (and much lighter!) than MTB rims. But you can get MTB sized 'slicks'. I also think the diameter of the 'standard' rim is different between a MTB and a 'road' bike.

    When you put the slicks on, run the pressure higher than you would for mountain biking - you want a nice hard tire for lowest rolling resistance. When mountain biking you need the suspension effect of the pneumatic tire, but you trade off efficiency for the shock absorber effect.
    thanks for the advice bro!

    guess i might just wanna change my MTB tires to slicks first, and probably keep the rims.. cos I am using quite a cheap, bang-around type of MTB now, so dun wanna invest so much in it till maybe after i get a GT or something..
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    Exactly the same thing, only motor cycle ones are far stronger and heaver, meant for use on larger heavier machines at far higher speeds.
    Traditional cycle ones are relatively small canvas bags. My ones are made from light nylon sheet. The newer better quality ones I have are guaranteed water proof if done up properly - the manufacturer advertising says 'go ahead and throw them in the lake' :-) (Ortlieb)
    Thanks Matthew.

    Would you recommend a shop which I could go take a look and hopefully, get a bike at the same time?

    You can PM me if it is not appropriate to disclose the shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    GT Ava1.0 @ 400
    shockingly unbelievably good price.. considering GT Ava3.0 is in the $500-600 region.. where to get such good lobangs? Do share or PM me if inconvenient. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by justshot View Post
    Thanks Matthew.

    Would you recommend a shop which I could go take a look and hopefully, get a bike at the same time?

    You can PM me if it is not appropriate to disclose the shop
    Saw this. Would this be better compared to the usual basket?

    http://www.comcycle-usa.com/Enlarge.aspx?id=931859

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    Quote Originally Posted by rOnGrEn View Post
    shockingly unbelievably good price.. considering GT Ava3.0 is in the $500-600 region.. where to get such good lobangs? Do share or PM me if inconvenient. =)
    He's getting a used Avalanche from private owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by domdomino View Post
    Im tinking of hire a van for 1 trip eh .
    You were given a hardtime to fit your bike into a taxi? I have done this a number of time. Look out for the bigger taxis. They are more then willing to take you but I have had smaller taxis willing to do that too. Just take out the front wheel ( easy for me as I have a quick release system for my wheels) And then you are really to put in the back of the boot. No taxi had bitch me before. I always have this excuse ready just in case from way back then... though I never have to use it once.

    Tell them your bike has a flat... so you can't ride. That should put them in a good samaritan mood I am sure heh.

    The other is to call for a cab and tell them you have a bike you want to put in the boot. That way you will bet a taxi willing to pick you up if he choose to.

    I sometime do this as I am too tired or for some reason decided to take a taxi home after I got too far for my own good heheheh.. sometime you over estimate how fit you are especially you have not ride in a long long while and you just did a distance too far or you rode too fast one way and forgot you need to get back home in equal distance heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    Sometimes, i feel like putting a basket in front, so that i can place my camera bag there. I like the idea that the bag is in the rider's line of sight while riding.

    But of course, i didnt do it, no style liao ma, haha

    For practical reason sometimes we have to face reality. Having style but loosing out
    on the practical issue can be a bad choice.

    Front and rear bicycle baskets including panniers, pet carriers, heavy duty racks even
    baby seats are available at:

    http://sportsbay.com/baskets.html

    Surprised they have horns, bells and radios as well. I have a small bag and attached
    it near to the centre of the handle bar. In it I have the choice to include a radio or
    chocolate bars whenever I go riding.

    Enjoy riding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid View Post
    I am a MTB newbie. Where is a beginner friendly trial in SG?
    u mean trail? Track15 would be a beginner location

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