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The next step....

Post by johnnyboxer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:26 pm

I have taken the plunge and instead of upgrading/buying a better trail/enduro bike....I have bought this
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a Specialized eMTB - very impressed so far

Why?

To compliment my trail riding and so that I can access now closed trails, thanks to NERC2006 and general TRO'd UCR's

Now I am free to explore all these 'closed to motor vehicle' routes again and also a plethora of Bridleways and canal paths and old railway lines etc, plus all the free to use MTB trail parks that National Parks and Councils are pouring money into, whilst motorised routes are not repaired and failing into disrepair, in some parts

It's the future ................for trails
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Re: The next step....

Post by crofty » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 pm

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Good call Johnny,done it a few years ago. Its the way forward. for now anyway till it gets too popular

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Re: The next step....

Post by johnnyboxer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:00 pm

Cheers, I also think so.....electric is the future

It opens up a whole new offroad world and one that money is being thrown at, by the authorities

£223,000 has been spent on a new 12 mile MTB trail in Swaledale - from Keld to Grinton.....in the last 12 months

You'd never get the authorities spending £20k on a vehicular unmetalled route
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Re: The next step....

Post by RandG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:04 pm

Spesh lecky, you must be loaded, I was pricing them in the Dolomites last summer, 5.5k :shock:

Quite fancy one myself but never in a million years would I pay that kinda money, despite throwing tens of thousands of pounds at motorbikes over the years and a few thousand at push bikes.

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Re: The next step....

Post by RandG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:14 pm

What were the chances of you taking a picture in exactly the same spot of exactly the same bike eh :D

https://www.bike-treks.co.uk/content/sa ... -here.aspx

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Re: The next step....

Post by johnnyboxer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:22 pm

RandG wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:14 pm
What were the chances of you taking a picture in exactly the same spot of exactly the same bike eh :D

https://www.bike-treks.co.uk/content/sa ... -here.aspx
Well spotted, their photography is better than mine :lol:
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Re: The next step....

Post by johnnyboxer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:23 pm

RandG wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:04 pm
Spesh lecky, you must be loaded, I was pricing them in the Dolomites last summer, 5.5k :shock:

Quite fancy one myself but never in a million years would I pay that kinda money, despite throwing tens of thousands of pounds at motorbikes over the years and a few thousand at push bikes.
Only the price of a new Beta or Sherco Trials bike :D
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Re: The next step....

Post by RandG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:35 pm

They are hugely popular in the Alps for obvious reasons.

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Re: The next step....

Post by garyboy » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:15 am

a bit bigger rear wheel .. bit heavier suspension etc, .. a proper motorbike seat .. panniers ... would be nice :D
o .. and a bit more power, longer lasting too .. and ease of home maintenance .. great !!

trouble is,.. as soon as `they` see us enjoying the trails, they will put a stop to it ... nerc 2025 ? :?

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Re: The next step....

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:02 am

garyboy wrote:a bit bigger rear wheel .. bit heavier suspension etc, .. a proper motorbike seat .. panniers ... would be nice :D
o .. and a bit more power, longer lasting too .. and ease of home maintenance .. great !!
? :?
Nah - you don't need that - you can get different seats and cycle panniers already if you must

Think outside the box though - it's not a motorbike and just go ride all the gnarly stuff

It's a different type of 2 wheeled Adv or off-road Bike that's all
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