CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby raceface gt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 16:48 pm

Is the exotic brand any good ?
Was looking at one of those carbon stems they do

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sat Nov 10, 2012 17:33 pm

I've always found their stuff to be excellent.

www.carboncycles.cc is their main webby. There is also an ebay shop.

I'm a big fan of their scandium stuff, and also their pedals, which are the same as superstar nanos, but for a bit less.

Not a fan of carbon stems tbh, they are mostly an aesthetic thing.

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 17:37 pm

Right up his street then.

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby raceface gt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 18:10 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:Right up his street then.


Seen a better version Ritchey wcs matrix or the Fsa carbon.

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby raceface gt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 18:13 pm

raceface gt wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:Right up his street then.


Seen a better version Ritchey wcs matrix or the Fsa carbon.


Chunkers is your build on here can't seem to find it?
Like to see wot your riding

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 18:49 pm

Nope. I've heard worrying stories of people being spotted and talked to by their bikes on here.

More than happy to run you through it though. What would you like to know? I have 'my' bike and a few others.

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby raceface gt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 19:12 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:Nope. I've heard worrying stories of people being spotted and talked to by their bikes on here.

More than happy to run you through it though. What would you like to know? I have 'my' bike and a few others.


Just Interested to see wot builds you have and spec wise... Just so I can give sum banter back were appropriate.

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sun Nov 11, 2012 15:44 pm

Get back on your own thread if you are going to start bickering. And ffs learn how to spell!. "wot" and "sum" just makes you look like a window licker.

And another thing, what the hell is with all the "lol"s on your thread? It's like every other word.]

(It's my thread and I can rant if I want to)

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby raceface gt » Sun Nov 11, 2012 17:29 pm

Cat With No Tail wrote:Get back on your own thread if you are going to start bickering. And ffs learn how to spell!. "wot" and "sum" just makes you look like a window licker.

And another thing, what the hell is with all the "lol"s on your thread? It's like every other word.]

(It's my thread and I can rant if I want to)


Cheers for the link to exotic parts ad a ganders last nite,

As for now will use proper English.

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Apr 05, 2013 21:06 pm

My proper roadie is on the way now. As such, I'm pleased to announce the hopper is going back to (almost) as it was intended to be.

Essentially, all I've done so far is treat her to some new shoes.
2x Racing Ralph 2.25 Gatestar, Snakeskin, Double defence. They're TLR tyres, but running with tubes.

I intend on swapping out the grips, and at some point, it'll be getting the X9 groupset off the Reed when I finally get round to buying the new XT Group I've been saying I'll get since last year.

Will continue to run rigid for now. This is mostly for short, fast, local XC blasts and general Strava bagging.

Weight as she stands (with pedals) 11.1kg (24.5lb).

Sorry for the quality of the pics, I'm still trying to get to grips with my new camera.

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Twelly » Sat Apr 06, 2013 14:58 pm

If you stick a bouncy fork on it, dibs on the rigid one! I liked it built up in roadie mode but you will see the benefit from a proper road bike. What have you gone for?

I would also relieve you of those Duranos for the right price.

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sat Apr 06, 2013 16:26 pm

Nah, I'll be keeping the rigid fork, and the duranos. This is still going to be my winter communter. It's surprisingly rapid. Has served me well this last 5-6 months, has bagged many many strava KOMs, and has helped improve my fitness loads.

That Kinesis fork is really nice though. and they're not expensive either.

Went for a Rose Xeon RS 5000 in the end. Love the Rose service, love the fact you can send any individual part of the bike (chainset, bars, stem, post, saddle etc) back to them within a month of receiving it to exchange for a different size. Love the fact that for just over 2 grand, you can get a sub 7kg, size 56 bike, with campy chorus, ksyrium elite and ritchey WCS carbon finishing kit.
Don't love the fact it's a 4 week wait (which should be over this coming week)

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Twelly » Sat Apr 06, 2013 17:03 pm

Sounds like you have done well. Ill look out for it on the dark side of the forum next month..

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Re: CWNTs Rockhopper Winter bike

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:04 am

Had a quick ride out today. Everything is working well, it handles quite nicely, not the boneshaker I was expecting.

Only problem was the snow. In places it's still a good 15ft deep

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Pretty crazy really considering this is literally 2 miles up the road from my house, where there is no snow at all.


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