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Cannock Demo Day red route

Postby poppit » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:58 pm

Hi anyone

Would it be possible to get some form of map or description of the red route used at yesterdays demo day. Would like to repeat it sometime in the next few weeks to compare my own bike with those I demoed.

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Postby SDK2007 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 13:11 pm

Map available here : http://homepage.ntlworld.com/shenton22/ ... rails/map/
From this page : http://www.chasetrails.co.uk/chasemaps.php

One of my logged laps from yesterday : http://connect.garmin.com/activity/27620073
Ignore the distance and speed numbers - The distance is around 1 mile too short.(due to GPS drop outs under tress).

Normally I use the cadence sensor to measure speed and distance but obviously I couldn't keep swapping this for every bike.

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Postby poppit » Mon Mar 22, 2010 16:12 pm

SDK2007 wrote:Map available here : http://homepage.ntlworld.com/shenton22/ ... rails/map/
From this page : http://www.chasetrails.co.uk/chasemaps.php

One of my logged laps from yesterday : http://connect.garmin.com/activity/27620073
Ignore the distance and speed numbers - The distance is around 1 mile too short.(due to GPS drop outs under tress).

Normally I use the cadence sensor to measure speed and distance but obviously I couldn't keep swapping this for every bike.


Cheers. Didn't take my Garmin out with me to map it so cocked up a bit.

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Postby poppit » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:42 pm

poppit wrote:
SDK2007 wrote:Map available here : http://homepage.ntlworld.com/shenton22/ ... rails/map/
From this page : http://www.chasetrails.co.uk/chasemaps.php

One of my logged laps from yesterday : http://connect.garmin.com/activity/27620073
Ignore the distance and speed numbers - The distance is around 1 mile too short.(due to GPS drop outs under tress).

Normally I use the cadence sensor to measure speed and distance but obviously I couldn't keep swapping this for every bike.


Cheers. Didn't take my Garmin out with me to map it so cocked up a bit.


I notice you did this route on the Lapierre I demoed. It was definitely the best out of the 3 I rode, quite impressive really. What did you think?

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Postby SDK2007 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 14:44 pm

The Zesty 514 was a decent bike, the suspension platform was very smooth and the bike pedalled well. The steering was very quick compared to what I'm used to but that is something I could adjust to easily enough.

My only dislike would be; the shock placement means there is no space for a water bottle on the frame. I like to use a Camel Back for plain water and a bottle for energy powder drink on the bike.

That is the only reason stopping me buying this bike or any other bike with a design like this - Orange Alpine, Ibis Mojo etc

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Postby poppit » Tue Mar 23, 2010 17:39 pm

I agree, it's something I look for in a bike as well. I sometimes do shorter rides so can't be bothered to use a camelback, that's when a bottle comes in handy. It's tight on my Marin so I use a sidewinder cage. Can't understand why some bikes have bottle mounts under the downtube, never seen anyone mount a bottle there.

The Zesty was good, near £3k it should be, although think a good hardtail might have been faster round the demo loop. I tried a Scott Spark as well, didn't like the grip too much, think the tyres were too hard or wrong type, a bit disappointed really.

I'd be interested to know what everyone else thought about the bikes they demoed.

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Postby SDK2007 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 18:01 pm

poppit wrote:Can't understand why some bikes have bottle mounts under the downtube, never seen anyone mount a bottle there.

This is my Specialized FSRxc, when I first got it I used the outside downtube for bottle storage :D

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poppit wrote:The Zesty was good, near £3k it should be, although think a good hardtail might have been faster round the demo loop. I tried a Scott Spark as well, didn't like the grip too much, think the tyres were too hard or wrong type, a bit disappointed really..

I also tried a Spark thinking it be would be quicker. It definitely transferred power very efficiently but having never ridden a hard tail the ride was very unforgiving and I had a few sketchy moments controlling it on the mud. During and after the lap I felt very battered, think I’ll stick to full sus bikes :)

My lap time on the Scott was identical to the Zesty, both 38 minutes.


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