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Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:38 pm

For the BB200 2019, what bike are you considering on taking to Llanbrynmair this October?
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by whitestone » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:41 pm

I'd wait and see what Stu comes up with :wink:

2016 was fine on a rigid hardtail, 2018 I used a FS.
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:46 pm

:shock:

Haha, yeah, good point...
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by slarge » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:52 pm

One of the black 29ers. Fast XC bikes are the answer to everything

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by psling » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:09 pm

I'll be stashing spare fully-charged batteries along the way and carrying a rechargeable chainsaw and some wire cutters in the panniers, fitting flotation tyres and a walk-assist mode.
We go out into the hills to lose ourselves, not to get lost. You are only lost if you need to be somewhere else and if you really need to be somewhere else then you're probably in the wrong place to begin with.

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Asposium » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm

specialized sequoia pro

because i don't own a mountain .....unless i feel a sudden urge to purchase a mountain bike between now and BB200

riding straight throw, with minimal kit, so travelling light

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm

Asposium wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm

riding straight throw, with minimal kit, so travelling light
:shock:
psling wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:09 pm
I'll be stashing spare fully-charged batteries along the way and carrying a rechargeable chainsaw and some wire cutters in the panniers, fitting flotation tyres and a walk-assist mode.
**walk assist mode! :lol:
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:09 pm

Asposium wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm
specialized sequoia pro

because i don't own a mountain .....unless i feel a sudden urge to purchase a mountain bike between now and BB200

riding straight throw, with minimal kit, so travelling light
Whats minimal kit in terms of bivi?? Or no bivi at all?

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:12 pm

Fully rigids all I've got Allen so thats what it'll have to be fella. Ive noticed with the 2.5ish (actual measured width) on the carbon fork its good with most paths abd tracks. The only stuff it gets uncomfy over is where there's lots of slabs with continuous gaps in the middle or riased/lowerd edges. The hands end up taking a little bit of a beating


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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by composite » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:24 pm

I decided that BB200 was a step too far this year in my recovery so I won't be there.... but if I was I would have been on my carbon 29er. Would have waited for the route to decide if it was rigid or as hardtail. Probably would have been hardtail though as I have just had to fork serviced and it's buttery. :wink:

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Asposium » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:26 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Asposium wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm
specialized sequoia pro

because i don't own a mountain .....unless i feel a sudden urge to purchase a mountain bike between now and BB200

riding straight throw, with minimal kit, so travelling light
Whats minimal kit in terms of bivi?? Or no bivi at all?
A bivi bag, and a summer sleeping bag; because both are in the rules.
If I need to use either then I have a serious problem and have likely pressed the SOS button on my inReach.

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Asposium » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Asposium wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm

riding straight throw, with minimal kit, so travelling light
:shock:
Straight through isn’t too bad
Have learnt from previous straight through BB200’s; last year was a test, but mainly due to all the damn punctures.
Proplus, a VERY bright headtorch help, and a sense of humour (at 2/3am whilst trying to find the track by helmet light) helps a lot.
Straight through is mainly about mental attitude.
Last year carried a tent and “proper” sleeping bag; not doing that again.
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by techno mail » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:41 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:38 pm
For the BB200 2019, what bike are you considering on taking to Llanbrynmair this October?
My only bike. Stooge not sure whether it'll be running 29er or 27.5+ probably plus for comfort.
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by sean_iow » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:32 am

This one, and it will probably have this kit on it.

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Although I might put the seat pack on and put the compulsory bivi kit in that which will free up space in the bar bag, I can then put my waterproof in that, and a spare heavy duty waterproof, a backup spare waterproof and maybe a just in case extra waterproof :lol:

I'll be riding through as well, I love riding through the night :-bd I mainly do these events as an excuse to ride through. If you just go out and ride through the night for fun when not at an event the men in white coats come to take you away :lol:
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by RIP » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:53 am

Thank you for giving me a smile this morning Sean :smile: :-bd - both paragraphs. The 'white coats' bit is a little close for comfort though cos we all know in this caper they're always hiding for us just around the corner :wink: .
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Landslide » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:22 am

sean_iow wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:32 am
I can then put my waterproof in that, and a spare heavy duty waterproof, a backup spare waterproof and maybe a just in case extra waterproof
Seems like a lot of kit. Why not just one outfit?
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by PaulB2 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:52 am

Is that breathable?

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by RIP » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:22 am

Breathable? More like heavy-breathable I reckon. People pay good money to wear things like that in dungeons. Erm so my friend tells me.
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Landslide » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:24 am

Somewhat surprisingly, yes! They make a range of suits using Gore Tex.

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by sean_iow » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:30 am

More of an issue is how much of a faff it will be to get off when you need the toilet, but perhaps you just leave it on and 'go' anyway, which might explain why the bottom of the trousers don't appear to have the sealed cuffs like the sleeves :lol:
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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by freddy_tanner » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:37 am

Pretty sure the legs have sewn in booties?

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by Moff » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:35 pm

They definitely have bonded in socks.....has a very different effect compared to peeing in your wetsuit!!

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by dlovett » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:55 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:38 pm
For the BB200 2019, what bike are you considering on taking to Llanbrynmair this October?
The fastest, most racy bike I can find.

But failing that the Vir Fortis with a super light and skinny XC wheelset and Jones/Tribars. My version of a TD racing Cutthroat.

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Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Post by ssnowman » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:01 pm

Probably my Canyon Dude, likely to be set up with rigid forks & Jones bars.
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