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December 23, 2009

Oranges in the Snow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Jamie @ 15:32

Snow and ice makes for some interesting and enjoyable riding (on a Mountain Bike anyway).  No, it’s not me in the video, but it’s where I’ll be over Christmas, and I’ll have my Orange with me!

Hebden Bridge from Rich Norgate on Vimeo.

December 7, 2009

2009 Thetford Winter Series Rd 2

Filed under: Racing — Tags: , , , — Jamie @ 09:08

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

December 4, 2009

Orange R8 – improvements

Filed under: Product News — Jamie @ 15:48
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!

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