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amrskipro mattwragg's article
May 25, 2016 at 12:321 days
Vitus Sommet Carbon - First Look
@mattwragg: But it is not Nomad and Vitus don't have the long term development history and proven reliability that Santacruz Bicycles have. In addition, any one looking at the US$/£ exchange rate and having a kindergarten level maths ability, can work out that UK SCB buyers are getting screwed some where and it is certainly not all by the government on import duty. CRC also get preferential pricing on SRAM hence a complete build and it does not seem that they are passing on that saving with their direct to consumer sales model. Less margin leading to more sales might help them whilst they are getting established as a brand.
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May 25, 2016 at 7:081 days
May 25, 2016 at 7:071 days
2015 KS Lev Integra 31.6 mm x 125 mm seatpost. Would suit most modern carbon frames (31.6mm seat tube) and particularly small and medium frames that probably don't have the room to run a 150mm dropper. Excellent condition. I received this as a warranty repair replacement for an actuator upgrade but repair centre sent me a 125 mm instead of the 150 mm dropper that I sent them. I have now re-installed the 150mm dropper so don't need this seat post. New cable and housing (un-used). Includes original remote (un-used) that integrates with an ODI grip and Southpaw remote (with grip tape thumb patch #doyouevenendurobro). I have used KS seat posts trouble free for over five years (LEV and LEV Integra) they are an under rated product and certainly more reliable than a certain other well known brand. Prefer to sell locally but will ship if buyer pays post.
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May 24, 2016 at 19:122 days
May 24, 2016 at 19:112 days
WTB Breakout TCS Tough Fast Rolling 2.5" x 27.5" tyre Near new, tried these as they have a bomber side wall. Work well in all conditions I just missed the grippiness on my usual Continental tyres so I have switched back. Quite a beefy tyre and great for any area that is rocky and brutal on side walls. Read a review about them here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Tires,48/WTB/Breakout-27-5,15430 Prefer local sale but will ship if user pays post (heavy tyre 1140 grams).
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May 24, 2016 at 19:022 days
May 24, 2016 at 19:012 days
Continental Mountain King 2.4" x 27.5" Protection tyres. These are the good ones, made in Korbach Germany, with Continental's awesome Black chilli rubber. Good all rounder, similar tread to Schwalbe Hans Dampf but stays grippy throughout a longer life and rolls faster. Selling as I decided to run heavier side wall tyres. Four tyres available: Tyres: Mountain King Protection Black Chilli 27.5 x 2.4 - new $55 Mountain King Protection Black Chilli 27.5 x 2.4 - barely used $45 Mountain King Protection Black Chilli 27.5 x 2.4 - good condition $40 Mountain King Protection Black Chilli 27.5 x 2.4 - good tread but needs a tire patch or run with a tube $30 (had a small puncture on side wall). Prefer a local sale but will ship if buyer pays postage (tyres are approx 800 grams each). You can read all about them here: http://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tyres/mountainbike-tyres/mountain-king
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May 24, 2016 at 18:462 days
amrskipro fraserbritton's article
May 23, 2016 at 9:52May 23, 2016
Opening Day at the Whistler Bike Park
There is a double compression roll into the wooden bridge. Work them like a pump track champion and the release from the second compression gives enough pop to clear the bridge. I first saw this three years ago and have been working on it ever since. It requires a lot of speed through the preceeding berms and near perfect timing. If you don't quite make it the rear wheel clips the end of the bridge and one is saving a front wheel endo on a steep landing (which I have managed once or twice I have to admit). Feels great when you get it right. It is Whistler so there are probably lots of riders on any given day who can clear it without really thinking about it (Melamed, Kovarik, Metallier etc etc).
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May 22, 2016 at 10:52May 22, 2016