Last ride on my Scalpel

for this year/season. Sold my wheels and will send them on monday. So today in the sunny lovely Bergen I took my mtb for a ride and was joined by Leif Arne on his Scalpel 29er. A little heavier than mine but faster.

Up Fløyen and then we started with my favourite singletrack in wrong way so uphill. Nice one but think it’s better downhill. Almost managed the hole anyway, dried out a bit since last time. Then up to Brushytten and deciding where to got. Rode up to Rundemann as Leif Arne never been there first and when we got some views at 500m it was perfect. sun was shining, we saw green islands, water and then the ocean just open all the way out to Shetland Island. A big bridge but couldn’t almost see the city of Bergen with over 250000 inhabitants that we left the city from 40min earlier. So nice.

Up all the way and then down on the other side. With the nice singletrack downhill I’ve rode in the spring or if it was last year. Nice in the beginning then the singletrack was in a stream so got a bit wet, then down on a fast section before going into a technical track again. Think we rode wrong some part there as we got into a downhilltrack and then didn’t come out as I remember. Anyone it was pretty nice and good technical training. Then down on the big path and later asphalt down to Bergen city again.

Bergen mtb is pretty much climbing of technical singletracks, hard to find the middle way that I’m used to with pretty flat courses and not extremely technical so rideable in all weathers.

Last picture of my bike looking as it done the latest of this season:

 

New wheels for next year, new damper with propedal or something like that, new handlebar (just borrowed the one I have now) and maybe a new stem. Can really recommend single chainring too, using a 36 and it works everywhere, a bit hard uphill but less to think about and with a 11-36 cassette it would be even better. I have bent and had problems with light chainrings from Experimental Prototype before but this is working perfect. 😀

Map and Graph of the day: TrainingPeaks Rundemann

(send me a e-mail if you want to buy a 165mm DT XR Carbon rear damper, lightest rear damper what I know)

EP chainrings

Got them at the same time as the Scalpel but haven’t had time to mount them before and din’t want to ride CX with them. But today.

 

Sorry for the chainringbolts, heavy crap but they fit. Using to much Cannondale chainrings with threaded small ring or special things to have normal low profile bolts at home. But:

38t/50t chainrings for 130mm bcd from Experimental Prototype=60g, 5 chainringbolts (male+female) 23g=83g

39/50t that I had before with Cannondale 39, Specialites TA 50t with 5 male bolt=117g

34g saved and lighter gearing. But as usual no liftpins or things to lift the chain on the big ring so with a bit to short chain it will be interesting tomorrow.

Complete crank, Cannondale Hollowgram SL with 172,5mm arms including bottom bracket is 556g now, light for a alucrank 😉

snabb vintercykel

Jupp, våren är här och efter att ha kört racer igår kunde jag inte gå tillbaks till vintercykeln med tunga hjul och breda däck för lågt tryck. Tänkte att träningshjul ska man träna på så bytte lite hjul

Ja, ni ser rätt. Mavic Crossmax SLRhjul som normalt sett kostar mer än hela cykeln. Toppade med orginaldäcken (Schwalbe Kojak 1,3″) och så en 11-23kassett ifrån Shimano på de. Vilken hit.

Fick stanna och justera sadeln lite då jag haft av den för jag trodde en kompis skulle låna och prova den men så blev det inte. Sen bar det av utåt Kaxholmen runt Vista, upp genom Kaxholmen tillbaks och så via Hakarp hemåt.

Skippar man omvägen runt Vista så trodde jag det skulle ta en timme ungefär, nu lite längre. Men klockan stannade på 55min så antar att cykeln var snabb idag för jag slet inte ihjäl mig på den precis även om jag tog i en hel del vissa gånger. Riktigt gött att det är vår nu och motivationen verkligen finns för att cykla.

Vill ni cykla med en massa trevligt folk ska ni ta er till Kinnarps Arena i Jönköping på lördag kl 10. Tror vi blir ett bra gäng.

Innan dess kommer veckans cykel upp här på bloggen, för jag har inte glömt det och ett kul inslag jag gärna vill fortsätta med, finns många schyssta cyklar. Så har ni en så skicka ett mejl till jonas@cerro.dk om ni vill vara med och kanske visa hur en cykel borde se ut.