Latest Addition to the KillerHERTZ Fleet

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  1. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Today I had my new daily driver rider arrive which will replace my current MY2008 GT Avalanche 1.0.

    I do 50 miles a week to and from work, aswell as long rides at the weekend.


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    -GT Avalanche Expert MY:2015
    -0.5 Bhp

    Specs for bike geeks:
    [TABLE]Frame Hydroformed & Butted Speed Metal Aluminum (TT/DT) Frame, Triple Triangle Replaceable Derailleur Hanger, Disc Brake Mounts, Zerostack 1 1/8" Head Tube, 650B Design
    Forks Rock Shox XC32 TK Coil 27.5", 100mm Travel, Turn Key Lockout, QR, Coil Spring, Remote Poplock Lockout
    Headset Kore 1B-1 1 1/8" Threadless, Zerostack
    Handlebars All Terra Riser, 710mm Width, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
    Stem All Terra 1 1/8", 6 Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
    Shifters 30 Speed Shimano Deore
    Front Mech Shimano Deore
    Rear Mech Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus
    Chainset Shimano Deore, 42/32/24T
    Bottom Bracket Shimano
    Chain KMC X10
    Cassette Shimano 11-36T, 10-Speed
    Front Brake Shimano BR-M396 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
    Rear Brake Shimano BR-M396 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
    Rims Jalco JD200, Double Wall, 32H
    Front Hub All Terra Alloy Disc, Center Lock
    Rear Hub All Terra Alloy Cassette Disc, Center Lock
    Spokes 14G Stainless
    Tyres Continental Race King 27.5X2.20" FrontContinental Race King 27.5X2.20" Rear
    Seatpost All Terra Alloy Micro-Adjust, 30.9mm[/TABLE]

    OK, compared to proper downhill bikes etc, its not going to wow anyone but for what I use it for, im happy.

    As its last years model, I was able to get a great deal on it :bannana:

    Took it for a 35 Mile cycle this afternoon and im very impressed with it, I like the handlebar mounted front suspension controls for the Rock Shox and the gear change is very smooth :thumb:
     
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  2. Deleted96908

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    Nice machines.

    Can you lock the shock out?

    You don't fancy clipless pedals then?
     
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    KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    To dangerous on Cambridge City roads, cars changing lanes, opening doors, people stepping out etc. If it was only used at the weekends then I would :thumb:
     
  4. Adrian5405

    Adrian5405 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very nice, i bought a decent MB last year to get a bit fitter, i road it quite a bit and did feel better for it, but this year, ive used it once.
     
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  5. Deleted96908

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    You get used to it. If you get the right pedals and tension you are out in much less than a second. Nothing like it for working the hamstrings. If not convinced try half cages or toe clips. I have a torque meter on my Watt bike, see ideal peanut on image - you can only get close to that level of efficiency if pulling and pushing.

    Either way, nice machine.

    Chris

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    KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep, full lock out. It's great doing it from a spring-lever on the handlebars!
     
  7. BIRMA

    BIRMA Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Where's the engine?
     
  8. Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 MB Club Veteran

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    I'm a lil concerned about the wall mounted bike stand. PLEASE be careful revealing your 55 into the garage on a nighttime.

    Ant.
     
  9. ChrisEdu

    ChrisEdu Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I ride an Elsworth Epiphany with XTR kit.
     
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    KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    0.5 Bhp, managed 35 Miles on a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and a glass of OJ today

    Cheers, its been there for over a year. Its on a hinge and folds flat :thumb:
     
  11. Tim203

    Tim203 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Smashing bike, which half of you is the horse then?.....:)
     
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  12. Paulc32

    Paulc32 Member

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    I love a good bike. A friend has just opened a shop called brink, he does custom bike builds. Not sure if you'd be interested but they have some quality kit there if you were wanting to improve your bike.
     
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  13. Venomous

    Venomous Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Nice Bike!

    Took my first driving test in Cambridge in 1990.

    Lived on Manhattan Drive, then moved out to Cherry Hinton.
     
  14. merc85

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    Very nice :)
     
  15. Doodle

    Doodle Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So there we have it, officially defined conversion figures. Thus a standard 55K motor is just under 1000 Karlpower.
     
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  16. tanuie

    tanuie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Nice bike, not good in the rain.
     

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