30 August 2010

Camelbak - Lobo and Rogue

Camelbak LOBO lebih besar (3L capacity) dari Rogue (2L).
LOBO: size=16.5 x 8 x 4 inches, Empty Reservoir= 0.69kg, Full= 3.69kg
ROGUE: size=16.5 x 8 x 2 inches, Empty Reservoir= 0.33kg, Full= 2.46kg

Camelbak Comparition

Price Rouge;RM 230, Lobo; RM260
Camelbak Rogue70Camelbak comparitionIn anticipation of hot long distance (>5hours) expedition to Ringlet-Cameron Highland next month, I bought this hydration bag.
After searching the Net and at Bicyclebuysell website, finally I choose the LOBO Camelbak.

27 August 2010

Venzo FX-1 (13inch) MTB frame

Dirt Jump, Street and Urban Bikes
Venzo LogoWhen I upgrade my KONA Cincer Cone bicycle to XT system and carbon parts, I bought a new 13inch Venzo frame and transfer all the old parts to this.
This is my son's new bike and he love the Gear shifters - Shimano Deore Rapidfire and the Tektro disk brakes.

Venzo FX-1  13inch  MTB frame

Venzo FX-1  13inch  MTB frame
Venzo FX-1  13inch  MTB frame
Picture of dirt decal Venzo FX-1
- Hardtail. Geometry based on the Dual Slalom and 4X. or Dirt Jump, Street & Urban Bikes
- Weight (Frame actual): 2.210kg
- Square section at chain stay.
- Hydroformed aluminium tube.
- Size: 13"

- Colour: Satin white.

24 August 2010

Sg. Koyan to Cameron Highland test Expedition

Profile from Raub- Sg. Koyan to Ringlet

Sg. Koyan to Cameron Highland bicycling test Expedition.
Raub Bicycle Association and C. Theva event manager proposed an expedition to Cameron Highland from Felda Sungai Koyan on 25 September 2100. One-way distance of about 95km.
We tested the route last Sunday. Since now is a fasting month, only non-Muslim took part in the
ride. The rest of us just following them in a motorbike .

Koyan to Cameron Highland Map

Profile from Sg. Koyan to Ringlet

Distance and elevation profile from Felda Sg. Koyan to Ringlet (Cameron Highland).
image profile from Mat Touring (http://bicycle-touring.blogspot.com/)

Sg. Koyan to Cameron Highland test ExpeditionCikgu Loh start at Felda Sungai Koyan at 8.16am
Sg. Koyan to Cameron Highland test ExpeditionFive riders (2 in road-bike and 3 with mountain-bike , five marshals, one support van and one photographer.

Sg. Koyan to Cameron Highland test Expedition
Sg. Koyan to Cameron Highland test Expedition
So many hills to conquer.
Sg. Koyan to Cameron Highland test ExpeditionIf you legs can't keep going, this is the solution.

Sg. Koyan to Cameron Highland test ExpeditionView on the way to Bertam Valley - Cameraon Highland
New HousesNew and old houses.
Old Original Houses

18 August 2010

11kg Mountain Bike

Rock and roll

11kg KONA Cinder Cone Mountain Bike
Frame - Kona Cinder Cone ,All-Mountain Aluminum Butted , 17"
Colour- White (2009 model)
Fork- Air Fork - Spinner Aries 300-100, Fork wight 1.65kg.
Headset - Mortop
Stem - FSA half carbon OS115 (carbon face with 4 titanium bolts) 80mm
Rear Dérailleur - Shimano Dyna-Sys XT, GS medium cage rear derailleur,Top Normal SHADOW (RD-M773-GS)
Front Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT Dyna-Sys,downswing (FD-M771-10)
Gear shifter - Shimano Deore XT Rapidfire Plus,SL-M770-10R
Brakes - Shimano Deore XT Hydraulic M775 - Upgrade to 2012 M785 hydraulic brake comes with fins to reduce heat.
Rotors - Shimano XT SM-RT79 Center-Lock Disc
Crank-set - Shimano Deore XT, (FC-M770-10HOLLOWTECH II )
Cassette - Shimano Deore XT 10 speed, (CS-M771-10)
Chain - Shimano CN-HG93
Rims - Alexrims Ace-19, Upgrade to Xero ELEMENT DISC XSM-1, 24 spokes
Tyre - Panaracer - RiBMo (Ride Bicycle More), 26x1.5" for riding on road , and Maxxis Larsen TT (26 x 1.9) for Off Road.
Pedal - T Pedal,Sealed Bearing, MTB VP-196, CrankBrother Candy C pedal (sold to Cikgu Karim), platform pedal - Exustar - model PB525,  new: Crank Brothers Candy X Pedals (right spring tak bagus susah nak clip in),  tukar ke new Shimano PD-M520 pedals
Seat - Fi'zi:k ARIONE CX - carbon braided (broken rail) - change to  Prologo Nago Evo X10 Ti 1.4
Seat post - SASO Carbon
Seat post clamp - Token
Weight- 11 kg.

Other Accessories:
Glove - Scott fingerless
Helmet- Giro Indicator -black/pewter
Spectacle- Scott
Jersey - CUBE, Scott, Lotto and Persatuan Berkasikal Raub Expedition Jersey, so many jerseys now
Pant- Puma, so many now
Shoes - Specialized BG Pro MTB Shoes, Vittoria Torque Mountain Bike Shoes, Exustar MTB shoes, latest: Shimano SPD 25th Anniversary  M163 MTB Shoes (bought from Mohd Rusdan from Seremban)

ELEMENT DISC XSM-1 RedThe new Shimano XT Rotor (RT79) Center-lock system, requited me to change to a new rims that can support that. This Xero Element DISC XSM-1, 24 spokes can support both the standard Allen key 6-bolt system and the the new Shimano Center-lock system.
LOGO Xero Wheels

17 August 2010

10 speeds Cassette - Shimano Deore XT Dyna-Sys

After waiting for two weeks, I got my dream set-up. All new Group Set - Shimano Deore XT Dyna-Sys 2010, new 10 speed cassette (10 x 3speeds).
Total damage RMXXXX.
Shimano Deore XT Dyna-Sys hydraulic brakehydraulic brake
Shimano Deore XT Dyna-SysFront dérailleur
XT Crank
LOGO Shimano Dyna Sys
XT Group set

16 August 2010

Spinner Aries 300-100 Fork

LOGO Spinner AriesSpinner Aries 300-100 ForkSpinner Aries 300-100 Fork
another upgrade.
Now change the standard coil/spring Fork- Rock SHOX - Dart3-SRAM that weight 2.263kg
to Air Fork - Spinner Aries 300-100 Fork that weight 1.65kg.

Spinner Aries recommended pressure
Now my Bicycle weight about 11.7kg. Next thing will be new Group Set Shimano XT Dyna-Sys 10 speeds! ;)

15 August 2010

FSA Carbon Handlebar - K-FORCE LOW RISER

To match the Carbon Saddle, I upgrade the Handlebar from TruVativ Alloy to this FSA (Full Speed Ahead)
FSA Handlebar

• Carbon/Kevlar composite construction
• Reinforced brake lever zones
• Reinforced and textured stem clamp zone
• Ø31.8mm x W660mm
• 18mm rise
• 9° back sweep, 4° up sweep
• 3K carbon weave
• Color graphics
• 176 grams

14 August 2010

Saddle Fi'zi:k ARIONE CX Carbon Braided Rail

Fi'zi:k  LOGO
Bought this black Fi'zi:k Saddle carbon braided from bicyclebuysell.com , Hari Raya promotion.
Weight only 169G. When Ah Chai saw this, he immediately called his regular supplier, but can't get the price that I paid. Can you guess how much? ;)
Saddle Fi'zi:k ARIONE CX Carbon Braided Rail
Saddle Fi'zi:k ARIONE CX Carbon Braided Rail
Saddle Fi'zi:k ARIONE CX Carbon Braided Rail
Snake  LOGOSaddle Fi'zi:k  ARIONE CX

13 August 2010

11 August 2010

Ritchey Bar End

Ritchey  LOGOI bought and installed this bar-end before the 70km expedition to Gap (Fraser's Hill).
Long distance riding make my fingers numb. With this bar end I can vary the position of my hand at the handlebar, so reducing the numbness. The device also help in climbing up hill.
Ritchey Bar End
Basikal Aku
Ritchey Stem
Tabib riding Kona Cider Cone
Redzlan Cycling in Expedition