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Canyon Nerve AL 9.9 SL 29er

I am so tempted by this, even if it does mean waiting until April??? What incredible value for money at under £2500.

I know a few people that have Canyons of one shape or another and love them. A search on the internet backs this up.  Bike radar rated the 2012 26er as one of the best bikes for 2012.



It would be a great place to start in the world of the 29er.  I did have a couple of questions for Canyon, mostly about the forks.  They are listed as 110mm but Fox don’t do a 110mm fork if you check there website. So I am interested what size the forks actually are, i will post back when i find out.

If I get the answers I hope for, there might be a purchase on the cards, I will keep you posted.



Stem Ritchey Trail WCS
Handlebar Ritchey WCS Flatbar Black 720
Grips Canyon Bracelets
Saddle Selle Italia Race SE
Seat post Ritchey WCS
Pedals none included
Frame sizes S, M, L, XL
Colour deep black ano – white
acid storm
Weight 11,60 kg
Included in delivery
Tools Canyon Torque Wrench
Pump Canyon Shock pump
Handbook Canyon MTB handbook
Subject to technical modification without notice. Errors and omissions excepted.
I have now ordered one, see here.

2012 Stats

Here are my stats for 2012, a lot less miles than last year but I have gone for quality instead of quantity.

 Count: 171 Activities
 Distance: 3,419.88 mi
 Time: 308:30:49 h:m:s
 Elevation Gain: 109,622 m
 Avg Speed: 11.1 mph
 Avg HR: 146 bpm
 Avg Bike Cadence: 84 rpm
 Calories: 165,294 C
 Avg Distance: 20.00 mi
 Max Distance: 100.76 mi
 Avg Time: 1:48:15 h:m:s
 Max Time: 10:21:54 h:m:s
 Avg Elevation Gain: 641 m
 Max Elevation Gain: 3,702 m

Strava Cycling Base Mile Blast

Good reason to try and get some miles in. Will be on the back foot as i do mostly MTB miles but they also include trainer miles in this one so that will help.

Lets get peddling….

December Blues

OK, I am fed up now.  The weather is getting me down, I hate the short days and I seem to have this constant cold I cant get rid off.

In a bit of a bike lull at the moment and struggling to get out of it.  Want to go ride but finding the littlest things stop me going.  Then I beat myself up for not going, its a vicious circle.  I would like to blame SAD (Seasonal Effective Disorder) as I am very grumpy if I don’t get enough sunshine.  I blame my parents for not living in the right country when I was born…. (sorry mum..)

If I am honest with myself I am just being a wimp and letting stupid things bother me.  Going to try and chill over Christmas and shake the blues out of me so in the New Year I can get back out there and hammer the trails….

I hope you all have Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…..