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almightybenners RichardCunningham's article
Sep 16, 2014 at 7:28
Sep 16, 2014
Interbike Tech-Fest: Special Nerd Worshippers Edition
Omnidirectional carbon fibre - AKA chop-strand mat the cheapest and worst way to make something from composites, good job at marketing cost saving there gravity.
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Sep 15, 2014 at 12:34
Sep 15, 2014
Selling
Sep 15, 2014 at 12:32
Sep 15, 2014

Commencal Meta AM XL

$900 GPB
Selling my 2013 Commencal Meta AM XL, bought it in late October last year. £900 can post for £50 The forks that came with the bike were fox 32s but I found these to be fairly poor so replaced them with pikes (which were sold separately too a friend in need) hence there not being any included and to be honest probably a good thing as you can chose your own! Although 150mm revelations, 34s or sektors can be easily found on pinkbike and ebay for well under £200 The wheels have been upgraded to Sun Ringle Chargers (saving 700g over the stock wheelset!), the bar and stem have been replaced with 780mm Renthal Fatbars and a Renthal Duo stem, I also fitted an e13 TRS+ 36 chain-guide and replaced the awful stock Onza tyres with Maxxis Ardents and the uncomfortable stock Commencal saddle has been replaced with a Specialized riva. The bottom bracket could do with replacing in a couple of months as it is a touch rough but should last through the winter fine! Its been raced and ridden throughout the year so has some scuffs and rub marks here and there but its been well looked after mechanically and functionally. The rub marks on the chainstay and seatstay pictured occured during a very wet gritty day at bike park wales a week after i got it and havent got any larger in the 11 months since. I'm more than happy to answer any questions, Cheers Ben

Selling
Jul 15, 2014 at 8:19
Jul 15, 2014

Rockshox Pike RCT3

$480 GPB
2014 160mm travel Rockshock Pike RCT3 solo air for sale £480. Steerer tube is 211mm long Easily the best single crown fork I have ever ridden, Only reason for sale is that I have moved to a much flatter part of the country and they are a bit overkill. They have been well looked after but have been raced and ridden in the mud and wet so have some cable rub marks on the crown and marsh guard rub marks to the lowers inside the arch. Lowers have been helitaped from new to protect from rock strikes etc. Includes service kit and shock pump. Any questions, please ask. Cheers Ben.

almightybenners mikekazimer's article
Jul 1, 2014 at 5:17
Jul 1, 2014
Santa Cruz Nomad - Review
cube come up small too.
almightybenners mikekazimer's article
Jun 30, 2014 at 7:28
Jun 30, 2014
Santa Cruz Nomad - Review
Doesn't change the fact that its much smaller than many of its peers in the same size. when you look at average heights a medium should fit up to 5'11" a large should be up to around 6'3" and the XL should be for people above that. Santa cruz aren't the only company undersizing bikes. Treks come up really short too in my experience. Some people might be OK with a shorter top tube but personally I like having a long enough reach that I'm not sat bolt upright like a granny heading down to the shops without having to run a long stem.
almightybenners mikekazimer's article
Jun 30, 2014 at 0:19
Jun 30, 2014
Santa Cruz Nomad - Review
And the XL is still smaller than a lot of companies larges....kinda a slap in the face to everyone over 6 foot
almightybenners mclaws's article
May 23, 2014 at 3:07
May 23, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
Not having a national healthcare system is ludicrous. Thank fuck for the NHS in the UK.
almightybenners mikekazimer's article
May 12, 2014 at 7:30
May 12, 2014
BMC Trailfox TF01 - Review
@bluechair84 A shock is designed to absorb only vertical impacts, so a frame needs to be stiff enough to allow it to work correctly. Yes a frame will flex but it has to be stiff enough to resist the deflection sufficiently that it can transfer that movement to the shock, so it can dampen the movement as the frame returns from the flex. Basically as no impact will be truly vertical or horizontal, the frame has to be able to transfer those forces to the damper to allow it to absorb the energy of the impact or the rider will be thrown off line and as the damper is set up to absorb the vertical component of the force a stiff frame that resists lateral flex will deal with impacts better than a flexy one as more of the force is absorb bt the damper rather than by the lateral movement of the rear triangle which is essenstially a rather odd shaped undamped spring.
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