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Apr 30, 2015 at 2:14Apr 30, 2015
1 Question: What's the Next Step For Mountain Bike Suspension Technology?
It would be cool to see an internal data acquisition thing that you could plug into a computer to see what your suspension was doing throughout a run (think Remi Thirion Andorra 2013). That'd obviously be mega bucks and the average joe might not be interested but it'd be a nifty thing to have on the market.
Aug 28, 2014 at 9:33Aug 28, 2014
Time so sell a bike I never use, my Identiti P60 24" DJ bike. I originally built it in 2009, and it saw moderate use for about 8 months. Since then its just sat inside collecting dust, apart from a quick ride up and down the street every 6 months to remind myself what it rides like. Consequently it is in very good condition, a couple of scratches on the frame and cranks but nothing you wouldn't expect. No cracks or dents! All bearings run and spin smoothly. P60 frame, steel, 14mm dropouts with built in tensioners Rockshox Argyle 318 forks, 100mm travel with rebound and compression adjust Gusset Pigmy cranks, sealed BB. Really tough 3 piece cranks. Halo DJD 14mm rear hub with 11t driver laced to a chrome Sun MTX rim (very hard to get hold of) DMR Revolver front hub laced to a Sun Singletrack rim Gusset Open Prison 3" rise handlebars Atomlab GI stem DMR Void saddle DMR 28t chainring Shimano SLX rear brake Overall a really nice condition jump bike at a very good price. The original build price was well into 4 figures and for the use it's had it is a bargain. Viewings and test rides more than welcome, I can deliver within a 10 mile radius from Newhaven in East Sussex. I'm also happy to box it up for you if you want to arrange a courier to collect it.
Jun 1, 2014 at 14:47Jun 1, 2014
Original M800 Saint front brake for sale. Just been bled by my LBS and has virtually brand new pads fitted. Comes with an 8" Shimano rotor. Works great, ready to be bolted strait onto the bike.
May 26, 2014 at 14:12May 26, 2014
Up for sale is my fairly unused Cove STD downhill/freeride bike. Cutting down the amount of bikes I have, and seeing as this one sees very little use it's the first to go! So, the spec list; Cove STD frame, medium with a Fox DHX5 shock, 350lb spring Rockshox Totem coil fork, Mission Control damping. Medium spring. Freshly serviced for the sale by the SRAM tech centre. New oil and seals etc. Hope Pro 2 hubs laced to Sun MTX rims. Brand new bearings in the front wheel, rear rim has a few dents in it. Both tight and true. Brand new Shimano SLX brakes, 200mm front rotor and 180mm rear. So new they're not even bedded in yet! Shimano Saint cranks, with a little rub marks on them. Shimano Zee 10spd rear derailleur with the all-important clutch system (really quiets down the bike) Shimano Zee 10spd shifter, Brand new! Brand new 34t Gusset Chainring MRP G2 chain device Cane Creek 40 headset (very good sealing on these) Easton Havoc stem 50mm Raceface Atlas handlebars cut to 760mm Maxxis Minion tyres, plenty of tread left Raceface seatpost Charge Spoon saddle As you can see I've put a lot of new parts onto the bike especially for the sale, so much so that it's now so much nicer then when I was riding it! Lots of care and attention has been poured into the build, I am a Cytech qualified shop mechanic and I can assure you that this bike is, bar personal suspension set ups, ready to race/rag/ride/make all your friends jealous. The condition of the bike is really very good. As previously mentioned the rear rim does have a few dents in it, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a used big bike. A couple of cable rub marks on the frame, a little nick here and there but most of the frame is helitaped so they are very minimal. Fork stanchions are perfect. All bearings run smoothly (including frame bearings), and there's no play in any bushings. Overall a good condition, highly specced DH bike that's in very good nick, which reflects the price although do send me an offer for consideration. Any questions please ask, viewings are welcome!
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May 26, 2014 at 14:00May 26, 2014
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Mar 6, 2014 at 10:53Mar 6, 2014
extrememtb mikekazimer's article
Feb 20, 2014 at 10:59Feb 20, 2014
Is Specialized Finally Going 650b?
Tyre sizings are making even less sense now, mixing metric and imperial systems on the same tyre size. 27.5" x 2.3" OR 650b x 59.
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Aug 29, 2013 at 4:32Aug 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013 at 4:29Aug 29, 2013
Time to sell my Saracen Ariel frame. This frame is BRAND NEW, never been used. I got it as a warranty replacement after cracking my 2011 version (such problems have were solved for this 2012 frame), but didn't use it as my new Banshee frame arrived 2 days after the aforementioned crack occurred. The shock (a Fox RP23 BV) and rear Rockshox maxle, however, are the original parts so they've seen 2 years of use. As this is a warranty replacement frame its not a pristine example, in that it has a couple of paint chips, but thats it. Shock is working perfectly with the 3 position Propedal and rebound adjust. Maxle also works flawlessly, and has never come loose on me on the old frame. I have a few spare shock mounting bolts, linkage bits and peices, and frame bushings that I'll throw in too as they don't make great paperweights. It comes with a seatclamp too; it's quick release and GOLD. Yes you did read that right; GOLD (or painted aluminium, you decide). I've got an old Raceface seatpost kicking around too which I could sell with if it'll be needed. 140mm travel, 17" frame, 135x12mm rear dropouts, 44/49 headtube, 73mm BB, ISCG 05 mounts, 30.9mm seatpost, dropper post hose mounts. So all the fashionable numbers, letters, attachments and bike nerd pleasing things! I think the headangle (for those that care) sat around 67 degrees with a 140mm Lyrik fork and an offset shock bushing; which is still in the frame. It's better. Trust me. The geometry remained unchanged from my 2011 frame, so I can give a pretty good story on how this bikes rides.. and that is very well. Happy to be pedalled all day around various sizings of mountains, to mega avalanche racing, to bike park berm SCHLEYING. More photos are available on request as is any more information. I'm a Cytech qualified bike shop mechanic if you have any compatibility inquiries or technical questions etc, too. I'll help wherever possible. Viewings are fine by me if youre local (East Sussex coast). Not sure what else to say, there's probably loads more I could write, but I'll leave you with 2 words: BUY IT!
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