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jaydmf ardor's article
Oct 26, 2016 at 5:28
5 hours
Manitou Mattoc Pro 2 - Review
@bansaiman: yeah it is only offset that changes but you need 2 spacers, 1 either side. mantious own diagram shows it and all 3 pairs i have have the spacer on the damper side shaft (experts)
jaydmf ardor's article
Oct 25, 2016 at 12:24
22 hours
Manitou Mattoc Pro 2 - Review
@carym: its the csu that is different, lowers are all the same but yes you can run either wheel size, just need 10mm spacers on the bottom of the air spring and damper shafts and change of the hbo adaptor. great forks although i have had one pair with the bushing issue. manitou support is great, i had new lowers out in 3 days direct from manitou europe after the disti in the uk couldnt have given less of a s***
jaydmf mattwragg's article
Oct 4, 2016 at 10:49
Oct 4, 2016
From the Top: Michael Cowan - CRC's e-Commerce Director
yup pretty much SLX drivetrain has just bumped up by 1/3 in a couple of weeks. M7000 rear mech is now cheaper in euro from bike discount than CRC. Notice how theyre also selling a lot more OE stock with no mention of it in the description. Ive bought a lot of kit from these guys and services was always good but its slowly slipping. Wiggle on the other hand have been dread eveytime ive had an issue so lets hope the CRC side of things wins out in the long run
jaydmf pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 8, 2016 at 14:26
Sep 8, 2016
Claudio's Course Preview: Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
These 3 for all DH coverage would be amazing, red bull need to sort this out straight away
jaydmf ragley-bikes's article
Aug 30, 2016 at 13:20
Aug 30, 2016
Ragley Launches 2017 Range: First Look
@bkm303: Yeah its defo more than the material itself its the whole thing, ive had cheap alus that are just way too stiff and then things like the identitis which whilst still stiff seem to have more give. you gotta go out there an give all different frame materials, manufacturers and designs a go and see what suits at the end of the day.
jaydmf ragley-bikes's article
Aug 30, 2016 at 12:00
Aug 30, 2016
Ragley Launches 2017 Range: First Look
@bkm303: you can still feel the difference between different manufacturers steel frames so yes a big tyre run low will take out some of the harshness but any vibrations that come thru the frame are still there. from my experience alu sends it straight through your feet even with impacts on. even the cheapest steel seems to take most of that away and the 631/853s just seem to damp it a slight bit more. but at the end of the day its whether you feel thats worth the money theyre asking or not if your only bike is a hardtail then id say its worth paying a bit more for (cotics/on-one prices anyways) but depends on what your riding i guess.
jaydmf ragley-bikes's article
Aug 30, 2016 at 11:29
Aug 30, 2016
Ragley Launches 2017 Range: First Look
@justwan-naride: It just takes the sting of an Alu frame out, still rough on the really rough stuff but it damps out the worst of the vibrations. Its worth a bit extra than alu but not the prices that are being charged atm. Still theres always on-one with the 456 and inbred, theyre a bit stiffer than most steels IMO but you cant knock them for price at all.
jaydmf ragley-bikes's article
Aug 29, 2016 at 12:47
Aug 29, 2016
Ragley Launches 2017 Range: First Look
Ahh your forgetting the cool tax for steel hardtails these days. p7 has gone up £50 since last years, stantons are now £600, ragley are way over the top, NS eccentric is £440. seems only cotic some how have kept their head screwed on although the bolted version of the bfe is 400, still the axle costs that nearly so its fair game. Blame it on brexit i guess ? trolololol
jaydmf RichardCunningham's article
Aug 21, 2016 at 10:16
Aug 21, 2016
Hope's HB.211 Enduro Racer Nears Production - Whistler Crankworx 2016
Now if only hope would get into the suspension game!
jaydmf mikelevy's article
Jul 21, 2016 at 14:32
Jul 21, 2016
Cane Creek's New C-Quent Shock Explained
Not to put CC down as i love my DBair but its all well and good having an amazing feeling shock but shocks/forks that are needy or require "3rd party servicing voodoo" just wont cut it, people are slowly realising that servicing this stuff doesnt have to require an engineering degree if the manufacturer has considered this aspect and provides adequate documentation. Theres a growing number who will happily stump up £££ for an awesome shock/fork but really dont want to be spunking £150 every year / 18 months for a rebuild (essentially a few seals and a bit of oil). Rockshox and Marzo latched on to this historically and a lot of people bought them on this basis even if the damping wasnt as good. Manitou (under hayes) and DVO have realised this and now have offerings which are as good or only a fraction behind in performance but can be serviced easily by the home mechanic. I think CC and some other manufacturers need to seriously consider this aspect more. I'll pay more for a fork/ shock at the outlay if i know i can service it and source spares, as the intial cost is far less than the servicing costs. Not only that im more likely to go back to that company come upgrade time.
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