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Radon Slide AM 7.0

Obs1dianObs1dian Posts: 88
edited March 2013 in Your mountain bikes
My new Radon Slide AM 7.0 from German mail order site bike-discount.de. It arrived very very quickly although did have some minor damage to the crank arm although they did offer vouchers for this.

Spec is:
Fox Evolution 32 Talas RL Fork
Fox Performance RP2 BV
Rockshox Reverb
Formula RX Brakes
Syntace seat/bars/stem etc.
DT Swiss 1800 wheelset
Shimano XT drivetrain (with SLX shifters/Deore cassette)

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First ride today, face planted resulting in this:

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The ride: very nice! Once suspension is dialled in it feels very controlled although felt I was slipping around on the Nobby Nics a bit. I think I just need to remember to put the dropper down further and weight the bike better. For the type of riding I do I'm tempted to put on a shorter stem and wider bars that I have spare.

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  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    looks very nice :D
    Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 10- CANYON Nerve AM 6 2011
  • BeardfaceBeardface Posts: 5,495
    Lovely bikes, I was bidding on a Carbon Skeen (the XC one) on ebay a while back, just missed out! Your seat looks tilted forward quite a bit though? Otherwise, it's a beauty and currently rare on the trails!

    Faceplant looks nasty from the pic.. how you healing up?
  • Obs1dianObs1dian Posts: 88
    Healing well thanks! It was a quick spray and then the cut sealed up :)

    I got used to having the seat tilted forward a bit on my previous bike. It seemed okay like that but I'm still experimenting with my position on the bike.
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    you need to spoil us with more pics,i'm sure theres plenty of folk on here wanting a good look at these bikes :D
    Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 10- CANYON Nerve AM 6 2011
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    chez_m356 wrote:
    you need to spoil us with more pics,i'm sure theres plenty of folk on here wanting a good look at these bikes :D

    +1
  • Obs1dianObs1dian Posts: 88
    More pictures as requested!

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  • Thats a lot of bike for the money! Really nice! Ze Germans are selling the HT version for 899 Euros! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Hope your face is ok!
  • leafliteleaflite Posts: 1,651
    Lovely looking bike and great spec!
    Where do you ride? Nobby Nics work well in some places, but in others no matter how much skill you have you are still coming off!
  • Obs1dianObs1dian Posts: 88
    Cannock Chase mainly at the moment. I did get a bit sideways a few times on the tyres but nothing too major, I came off taking some jumps waaay too fast and landing too hard on the front end which I can't attribute to the tyres at all.
  • leafliteleaflite Posts: 1,651
    Obs1dian wrote:
    Cannock Chase mainly at the moment. I did get a bit sideways a few times on the tyres but nothing too major, I came off taking some jumps waaay too fast and landing too hard on the front end which I can't attribute to the tyres at all.

    I didnt really rate the NNs for cannock chase. Its ridable on them, but they tend to slide out a lot, especially when the pebbles on the surface of several sections get a bit wet. Obviously technique comes into it as well, but I find that the maxxis High Rollers/Advantages/Ardents seem to grip much better there.
  • hainmanhainman Posts: 699
    Sorry to bring up old thread but im looking at buying the slide 150 in a months time and couldnt really see many posts about these bikes...

    you will have had the bike a while now,how is it riding??did you make any changes?

    Cheers

    Craig
    Giant Reign 2
    Crohnie
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