Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole ValleyMuddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports

Articles written during July 2009

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Specialized Stumpjumper M2 1999

This is JohnR’s Stumpjumper which he uses to great effect, mainly on the climbs!

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Ride Report: Wednesday 29 July – No Jacket Required

Another evening ride in damp summer conditions around Norbury Park, Juniper Bottom near Mickleham and Headley Heath.

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Marzocchi 44 Ti, 55 Ti and 66 Ti 2010 forks

Thoughts on the 2010 Marzocchi MTB fork range, which appears to offer a decent combination of coil forks, decent travel and competitve weight.

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Intense Spider 29er – First ride

First impressions of the Intense Spider 29er, a 4 inch travel bike from the champions of VPP suspension and 29 inch wheels. Quite a combination.

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Ride report: Sunday 26 July – Leith and Holmbury

A large group of moles head to Leith Hill and on to Holmbury for some decent summer mountain biking.

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On-One Inbred 29er (slot dropout) singlespeed

My On-One 29er was the first of the batch that On-One sold as complete bikes at the end of 2007

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Exposure Lights 2010 models

Exposure Lights broadens their range of high quality bike lights for 2010 with three new models – the Tora, Diablo and Spark.

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Ride report: Wednesday 22 July – Then there were three + 1

Jem covers last nights ride which had a ‘rugged XC’ flavour to it – lumpy stuff, Specialized Epics and rigid singlespeed 29ers!

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Trek Remedy and EX mountain bikes for 2010

Now it’s Trek’s turn to take it’s place in the 2010 spotlight with news of the 2010 Remedy and EX mountain bikes. Tony’s review of his 2009 Trek EX 8 has been consistently the most popular article on our site for a few months now so here’s hoping we can get our hands on a 2010 model at some point! … Read the rest…

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Guardian publishes ‘best UK trails’ map

The Guardian newspaper has published a Google map titled ‘The Guardian Guide to British Mountain Bike Trails’.

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Lapierre 2010 MTB bikes

Lapierre 2010 mountain bikes continue where the excellent Zesty and Spicy left off in 2009.

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Specialized 2010 news

A brief round up of the new Specialized 2010 mountain bike range, including the Enduro, the Stumpjumper and 29ers.

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Ride Report – 19th July – Short and nasty

The moles head to Mickleham, Headley, Box Hill and Norbury Park – a short, sharp exploration of the Surrey Hills

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Orange Five custom (Dave’s 5!)

Based on a custom Red with sparkle lacquer frame my Five is made from a mixture of old and new bits.

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Pharyngitis from cycling? Possibly

Could bacteria in Matt’s Camelbak (hydration) hoses and bladder have caused an outbreak of acute pharyngitis? Best check yours.

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Ride report – Wednesday 15 July – Abinger again

With Chief Mole Web Guru and Master of the Passwords feeling sorry for himself in bed, it was a small dedicated band of Moles that turned out for an unpublished ride.

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On One Inbred 456 in New Blue

This was a bit of an impulse purchase and the frame replaced a 456 in “That Blue” but bought mainly because the cable routing was under the top tube as opposed to on top.

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Ride report: Sunday 12 July – Leith Hill

With mixed weather looking like it might spoil the ride a total of nine riders gathered for today’s ride.

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Hope Pro 2 Hub Rebuild

Colin gets dirty again

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Marin 2010 details

News of Marin’s 2010 full suspension designs which now include the Alchemist, the Mount Vision and the new Attack Trail.

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Ride report: Wednesday 8 July – Newlands Corner

Bookham to Newlands Corner on a night ride? Really? Yes, really.

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Dogcam HQR2 and HQ2 review

After much experimentation with the ATC2K and the DogCam Mini-DVR1 it seems the HQR2 and HQ2 package from DogCamSports is a great option for MTB video footage.

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Ride report: Sunday 5 July – Gatton Park

Gatton Park, tearooms and tea cake give provide the punctuation to a fine XC ride.

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Ridley Excalibur – Off-topic?

A breakdown of Tony’s Ridley Excalibur Carbon road bike

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Ride report: Wednesday 1 July – Mickleham and Brockham

A night ride across some of the best bits of the Surrey Hills North of Dorking, including Mickleham, Brockham and China Pig.

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Commuter – it’s a different kind of cycling altogether

Matt gives his thoughts on cycle commuting, covering traffic, pedal action and crazy riders with a death wish.

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