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mj46 mikelevy's article
Apr 6, 2016 at 7:53
Apr 6, 2016
Fox's Featherweight 32 Step-Cast Fork - First Look
Yea because a pike and a "lightweight XC Race fork" are the same thing right... Loads of 90/100/110mm Pikes out there (although probably possible not a great idea)
mj46 mikekazimer's article
Feb 26, 2016 at 14:35
Feb 26, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Water Bottles, Yay or Nay?
So I manage to do 3-4hr rides on both my bikes (Epic and Enduro) without a pack, I carry 1 or 2 tubes (depends on length of ride) 2or3 25g C02 canisters, patches, old bit of road tyre and a spare mech hanger and 2x720ml bottles, both bikes have Swat multi tools and Swat top cap chain tool with the correct speed link stored in it. If it really is a long ride I can mount a 3rd bottle to the epic on the Seatpost, but I've gotta be aiming to be out without any opportunity for a refil for 5hrs to do that. Then I still have pockets in a XC Jersey or in the Swat bibshorts if I'm on the Enduro, in these I carry food and essentials (money/keys/phone) sometimes if it's a really long or remote ride I take a pump too, most of the time these pockets even have room for a gilet or jacket in them too. I genuinely haven't ridden with a pack for 2 years now, and yes I'm lucky both my bikes are well thought out enough to do this, and yes I have bought into the Specialized Swat system, but I wouldn't change it for one second.
mj46 mikelevy's article
Jul 25, 2015 at 15:19
Jul 25, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: XC, EWS or World Cup DH?
XC is by far the most compelling to watch, with DH by the time the top10 ride we've seen the same sections of track ripped apart by a very good rider over and over again and I'm bored of it by then. Wheras the XC races (good ones, where there is a battle going not, not just someone who's gone 2 mins clear and is riding home to glory unchallenged) tend to build and become tense as they go on, kulhavy and shurter at Novo Mesto this year was superb, shurter v absalon at alpstad was pretty special aswell, both races were battles that went on for 6-7 laps to be decided in the final lap, alpstad came down to the final corner!
mj46 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 26, 2014 at 1:54
Nov 26, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Warm Gloves for Winter, One-By Chainrings for XTR, and Affordable XC/Trail Rims
If he's got a 28-40t XTR it's not a 104bcd, it would be m985 XTR Race with a narrower Q factor and a specific BCD, so you are pretty much stuck with XTR rings or wolf tooth sadly. I'd buy a new crank with a 104bcd and flog the m985's on.
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Jul 26, 2014 at 4:50
Jul 26, 2014
Selling
Jul 26, 2014 at 4:42
Jul 26, 2014

Cotic Soul MK3 Black Large Frame

$280 GBP
Cotic Soul MK3, Large (19"st, 24"tt) Black Tapered HT, 73mm bb shell, 31.6mm Seatpost, Dropper Cable Routing. Frame has been owned since new and ridden since June 2012, shows usual signs of wear but overall is in good condition. Chainstay has been wrapped since new and frame patches have protected from cable rub, again since new. Frame has some paint damage to the drive side chain stay from some unfortunate chain suck, shown in image, and also some on the inside of the non drive side chain stay from the rotor while taking rear wheel in/out, also shown in image. Sale includes Hope H'Set, Hope BB, Hope QR Seatclamp and spare mech hanger. Drive side bb bearing is showing signs of wear but all others are smooth. £280 or sensible offer Viewings are welcome in the Theale area. Will ship by signed for courier for £20 but would prefer collection from Reading/Theale/Newbury/Bracknell Area. More photos available on request. [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg12_zpsf737b23a.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg12_zpsf737b23a.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg15_zpse9ad26fd.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg15_zpse9ad26fd.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg14_zps93542fdc.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg14_zps93542fdc.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg16_zps89ef89f2.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg16_zps89ef89f2.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg13_zps12757a89.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg13_zps12757a89.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Selling
Jul 26, 2014 at 4:31
Jul 26, 2014

Orange Five

$1750 GBP
FOR SALE: Orange Five. Neon Orange w/ Black Decals, Maxle Rear End 18"st 24"tt owned from new and custom built in July 2013, Fox Float CTD W/Trail Adj and Kashima coat Shock 2010 Fox 36 Van RC2 fork (will come fitted with firm spring but med and ex firm included) Hope Headset/BB. Shimano XT/SLX Drivechain W/Middleburn 22/32t Hardcoat Chainrings and E13 TRS+ Guide (chain and cassette are 3rides old, guide has brand new roller fitted.) Shimano Zee Brakes w/180mm Rotors (new pads and fresh bleed in the rear, spare set of pads included as fronts didn't need doing yet) Renthal Fatbar 760x20mm Handlebars, 50mm Hope DH Stem, Specialized Command Blacklite dropper Seatpost, Madison Flux Saddle Lizard Skins Northshore Grips w/ Hope Bar Ends Superstar Tech hubs handbuilt onto Stans FlowEX rims using Spain Race spokes Schwalbe Hans Damph/Nobby Nic Tyres. DOES NOT INCLUDE PEDALS! Everything on this bike was purchased new in July 2013 aside from the fork which I have owned from new in 2010 and has been serviced every year since and the cranks which had new Middleburn rings fitted when I built the bike. The frame was covered in helitape before I even built the bike so is in near perfect condition, I'll also include the spare mech hanger I have for the bike. Viewings are welcome in the Theale area. £1750 or sensible offer. Will ship by signed for courier for £35 but would prefer collection from Reading/Theale/Newbury/Bracknell Area. More photos available on request. [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg7_zpsdf5859d3.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg7_zpsdf5859d3.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg4_zpsd182d05b.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg4_zpsd182d05b.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg2_zpsc674c3fd.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg2_zpsc674c3fd.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg6_zpsd1eedfbe.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg6_zpsd1eedfbe.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1378.photobucket.com/user/mjj462/media/imagejpg8_zps37edeb49.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah88/mjj462/imagejpg8_zps37edeb49.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

mj46 mattwragg's article
Mar 4, 2014 at 16:46
Mar 4, 2014
Inside Works Components - Born in the West Midlands
Sram BB30 Fit soon would be really usefull rick.
mj46 mattwragg's article
Jan 29, 2014 at 0:04
Jan 29, 2014
Hope: New Rims, Stems and More - Core Bike 2014
Everyone's asking for a good uk made crank. There already is one, they also make some of the hardest wearing chain rings in the world. How has everyone forgotten about MIDDLEBURN! The RS8 has been a X-type crankset for some time and they've been making intergrated single rings that replace the spider long before raceface I e13. My set have been spinning in a hope bb for 2 years with no issues at all, even if I did have a issue they're lifetime warranty... Now just got to wait for them to make a narrow wide uno integrated ring.
mj46 mikekazimer's article
Nov 29, 2013 at 1:46
Nov 29, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Scared of Change?
Graves rode a 26" sb66... Ropelato (probably spelt wrong) rode a enduro 29er and binned it in first corner, not saying he wouldn't have done well if the pressure hadn't got to him but just to clear up the error. No one was on the podium on 29.
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