2009 Thetford Winter Series Rd 2

3 Members of the Revel Outdoors Race Team took part in the 2nd Thetford Winter Series race of ’09/’10.  We were  all racing in the 2 hour categories.  There was an awful lot of rain falling when we arrived, but it cleared up for the start and the course handled the wet surprisingly well.  There was some excellent flowing singletrack, as well as some more boggy sections.

Results:

Richard Muchmore: 3rd, 2hr male 40+, 4 laps 2:33:30

Jamie Wightman: 8th, 2hr male 16-39, 4 laps 2:35:33

Rob Balaam: 76th, 2hr male 16-39, 3 laps 2:26:28

(full results here)

Richard
Richard
Jamie
Jamie
Rob
Rob
Rob Again
Rob Again

All picture are available from MTB Race Photos

Orange R8 – improvements

I’ll be using the Orange R8 for Sunday’s race at Thetford, so I’ve put together some nicer bits on it:
Orange R8
Orange R8
I’ve converted the rims to tubeless and put Continental Supersonic Speed King boots on (2.3 for comfort), as well as a (white obviously) Fizik Gobi saddle.
But the most significant new part is the fork: Suntour Axons. What? Suntour? Well, yes. They’re an air fork, so weigh in at a respectable 1600g, and look pretty well made. They certainly seem to work ok, and the remote lockout is super-smooth.
SR Suntour Axon
SR Suntour Axon
Remote Lockout
Remote Lockout
They’re also made in Taiwan, which is a good thing. And the colour is perfect! For about £275, they’re a steal.
Overall, the bike’s not all that light, but it’s really smooth to ride – I’m loving it!