Do-It-All Hardtail Thread

PB Forum :: All Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country
Do-It-All Hardtail Thread
| Next Page
Author Message
Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 2:20 Quote
gbcarmona wrote:
stoo61 wrote:
Winter bike bling!

Kingdom Vendetta LS


I do the same in winter! It is such an awesome bike...so capable and fun! Perfect bike really!
Love the full spec Vendetta’s with all the nice curvy tubes and details! ????


Hey man, might seem like a dumb question but what do you do for chain stay protection? Not really a fan of the fabric and velcro solution....maybe rubber?

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 3:13 Quote
stoo61 wrote:
Hey man, might seem like a dumb question but what do you do for chain stay protection? Not really a fan of the fabric and velcro solution....maybe rubber?
Don't need it on raw ti Wink
(Although may be a preference for reduced noise)

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 5:05 Quote
OneBanana wrote:
stoo61 wrote:
Hey man, might seem like a dumb question but what do you do for chain stay protection? Not really a fan of the fabric and velcro solution....maybe rubber?
Don't need it on raw ti Wink
(Although may be a preference for reduced noise)

I guess not for the protection per say its just painful for me to hear haha

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 5:43 Quote
stoo61 wrote:
OneBanana wrote:
stoo61 wrote:
Hey man, might seem like a dumb question but what do you do for chain stay protection? Not really a fan of the fabric and velcro solution....maybe rubber?
Don't need it on raw ti Wink
(Although may be a preference for reduced noise)

I guess not for the protection per say its just painful for me to hear haha

Nuh...you still need it even on ti unless you want it scratched to f&£?!
I use either self-amalgamating tape or a new 3M self fusing rubber tape I found on EBay ( search - Self fusing Tape Waterproof Insulating Rubber Mastic Tape Tool 50mm*1.65mm 3m) and then a cheap Velcro protector also from EBay...buy a few and replace when needed. Both combined work really well!

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 6:15 Quote
The name for that 3M tape is: 2228.
It's really everything you could ask for and it's what you see all the enduro/wc-dh mechs using.

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 6:36 Quote
gbcarmona wrote:
Nuh...you still need it even on ti unless you want it scratched to f&£?!

Maybe on a polished finish, but never had an issue with brushed - my Kingdom is now 5 years old and has never had a CS protector of any sort.

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 8:09 Quote
stoo61 wrote:
gbcarmona wrote:
stoo61 wrote:
Winter bike bling!

Kingdom Vendetta LS


I do the same in winter! It is such an awesome bike...so capable and fun! Perfect bike really!
Love the full spec Vendetta’s with all the nice curvy tubes and details! ????


Hey man, might seem like a dumb question but what do you do for chain stay protection? Not really a fan of the fabric and velcro solution....maybe rubber?
Good old used inner tube, slice it long ways and wrap it,

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 9:09 Quote
That 3M stuff is freaking amazing!!!

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 at 12:08 Quote
slaker wrote:
stoo61 wrote:
gbcarmona wrote:


I do the same in winter! It is such an awesome bike...so capable and fun! Perfect bike really!
Love the full spec Vendetta’s with all the nice curvy tubes and details! ????


Hey man, might seem like a dumb question but what do you do for chain stay protection? Not really a fan of the fabric and velcro solution....maybe rubber?
Good old used inner tube, slice it long ways and wrap it,

Yip. Got plenty of old tubes for spares too. It's easy to do a neat job and it looks like an old golf club grip.

Posted: Oct 8, 2019 at 0:31 Quote
fielonator wrote:
slaker wrote:
stoo61 wrote:



Hey man, might seem like a dumb question but what do you do for chain stay protection? Not really a fan of the fabric and velcro solution....maybe rubber?
Good old used inner tube, slice it long ways and wrap it,

Yip. Got plenty of old tubes for spares too. It's easy to do a neat job and it looks like an old golf club grip.

Reckon I'll go with the old tube. Not very exciting but will post results.

Posted: Oct 31, 2019 at 16:18 Quote
Trevorsowers wrote:
I'm considering changing the fork length on my Norco Torrent Hard Tail from 140 to 150 or 160mm. I have a DVO Diamond so this is just an internal adjustment.

It's a 2016 Torrent that I built myself so it's not stock.

I'm looking for advice as to if this is a good or bad idea.

Downtube has some sweet rock

This got lost after someone posted a bling titanium bike.
Looking at the geometry, it has a pretty short reach due to the slack STA. The bike came with a 130 fork so I believe the ratio is a degree slacker for every. 20mm raise in fork travel. I think 150 is about as slack as I would go, 150 would give you a 72 deg STA and the reach would probably be a cm shorter. 160 might be a bit crazy!

| Next Page

 
Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.013163
Mobile Version of Website