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  1. Technically true but as I outlined above there are some options! I've never seen a bike stranded or getting towed out/ retrieved by a 4x4 due to a tubeliss failure - but seen those occurring for countless other issues! It all comes down to percentages and risk v reward!!
  2. I'm in the tubeliss camp.... Main reasons being as follows: * Tyre pressures - I tend to run a few psi less than I did with tubes (12f and 10r on tubes v 10f and 8r on tubeliss), whilst I don't tend to play with them much it's nice to know you can drop down to as low as zero if that really snotty hill is getting the better of you!... * Less to carry - no longer carry a spare 21" tube and tyre levers, just a tube of rubber cement, some plugs and a pump. * Easy rear tyre changes... Mind you, I now refuse to do the fronts after killing and replacing 2 complete front tubeliss setups through my incompetence! * Lighter - mind you, at my level of riding I can't say I notice this, but they are much lighter than a pair of uhd tubes! There are some negatives though - generally commonly discussed, so I'll list the ones I can think of and give my thoughts on them! * Inner tube puncture - yep, if you should happen to have an inner tube (or high pressure tube) failure then your technically stuffed for the day! Options here Inc carrying a spare HP tube (about $15) which would be a pain in the ar$e to change on the trails. I opt to carry both of my original rim locks... My theory being if this happens then 99% of rides I'm on there will be someone with a tube I can steal! I have also seen a couple people just use a heap of cable ties spaced around the tyre to get back to the cars! Worth noting at this point as well that I have personally put close to 250 hours on tubeliss without ever damaging a HP tube and in that time with countless people on rides with tubeliss with me I have only seen 2 failures.... *Allegedly not suited to some tyres with softer sidewalls... But I've not experienced this Think that about covers it.... Someone will be sure to pipe in and tell you to go with mousses... But that's a whole other discussion! (For the record, my opinion is if you are racing then 100% go with them, but I think the flexibility, cost and longevity of tubeliss make them a better option for the weekend warrior!)
  3. Mate.... I know your not fishing for sympathy, but my heart goes out to you and your family... I can't begin to imagine what it's like to be in your shoes, but with a 17yo and a 15yo you are currently living one of my worst fears.... Fingers, toes and everything else crossed for the best possible outcome tomorrow... And yes, both my boys will be shown this thread...
  4. I didn't either at the time but then realised that the vid I linked was them playing around (have since seen footage from the same attempts taken at the bottom), not actual race footage which is what I initially thought it was
  5. Lol... So they finish 4 days of racing on the toughest terrain in the world of hard enduro and then "play" around on a hill like that.... If there was ever any doubt as to whether or not they're human, that confirms they're not!!
  6. Here's a seven minute video on face book of Billy Bolt, Walker and a few other top riders on that hill - Billy has several failed attempts (as does Walker!)
  7. Well done mate - keep at it and stay in one piece!
  8. Heads up for anyone who didn't watch last night.... For the first time Redbull TV will be broadcasting day 4.... So, you have untill 5pm this Saturday to sort your viewing options out..... Cheapest option would be your phone, laptop, PC or tablet...if you have a chrome cast then you can cast it to your tv Smart TVs I'd imagine could bring it up Or use a Telstra TV /apple tv box.....
  9. I can't answer your question re GPS but I did hear them interview someone last night who said they use 2 X gamrin etrax, 1 zoomed at 80m and one at 150 (at least I think that was the distances he said)
  10. And an Aussie, Brent Brady, wins the Bronze Class Prologue
  11. You can watch redbull tv on your phone, tablet or PC - free app.... Or I have it on my Telstra TV box and I believe it's also available through an apple tv box etc
  12. QBE full comp, agreed value
  13. Welcome to the forum and congrats on your bike! And yep, 2t's are where it's at! Trac rite are a forum sponsor with a brilliant rep - give them a call
  14. If I can find a job in the not too distant future and resume riding with some sort of consistency (sucks having the time available but not being able to justify spending any money on a "hobby") then I'd be keen to give the bronze ago - particularly if there was a crew going.... Have done 3 of the transmoto events (different I know) and have loved the whole experience.... Food for thought
  15. Yikes - probably lucky you were wearing them... Here's hoping that the off doesn't hinder you too much mate.... I guess it's a catch 22 at this point - in one respect wrap yourself in cotton wool before the event but on the flip side you need to keep at it to maintain your bike fitness.....
  16. Living the dream!! Good luck mate - I look forward to following your progress again!
  17. I got my pods years ago now (k300 I think - it was when they first came out).... The 2 main braces at the time were the pods and an offering from Asterix.... Tried them both on but in the end my decision was made with exactly the same concern as you have highlighted in mind. That being impact protection for the knee cap. The Asterix of the time (not sure about the current ones) had a floating knee cap protector which would have stopped a stick or simulate puncturing it but any impact force would go straight to the knee.. The appeal with the Pod (which I believe still run the same basic design) was that the knee cap guard is rigidly mounted to the brace at two points (into the hinge mechanism on both sides). In theory this means that as well as providing puncture protection, any impact force is distributed via the mounts into the frames then spread across/along your legs... The big thing with knee braces is to try them on - don't just go off a measuring chart and order a pair online - the measurements can be hard to get right and like helmets, some braces just don't suit some legs!
  18. Cruiser has one of these (well, same concept but not that exact one!) Worked really well the first time we used it - untill the string connecting one of the handles broke off - but he had fixed and working again in no time!
  19. We appreciate you - or any member - alerting us to issues.. my post was 2 fold - A: to acknowledge that we had seen this issue and B: to advise that anyone seeing this wasn't actually missing any content (even though it looks like they are missing out on seeing 4 images)... The post where I first saw it last night had 2 broken image icons and 1 photo. Based on this post having 2 images and 4 broken image icons I'm assuming this means that for every image posted we are going to see 2 broken image icons (big assumption but accurate at this stage!!) Once again, thanks for posting and rest assured that it will once again be bought to tapatalks attention. Cheers
  20. Hey mate, we came across this the other night - beleiver it or not, even though we (I get the same) are seeing the broken images we are also seeing all of the photos... As per my below screen shot, when you go directly to the website there are only 2 images which can both be seen in tapa...
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