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AlexRob Mandownmedia's article
Jul 27, 2023 at 1:16
Jul 27, 2023
XCO Race Report: British XC National Championships in Tong
Spray from others racers' wheels is probably a big contributor. It's surprising to see few, if any, front mud guards though. I think I'd take the 100-150g weight penalty for a proper guard.
AlexRob mattbeer's article
Jun 3, 2023 at 1:28
Jun 3, 2023
Review: DVO Topaz 3 Air Shock
Damn. It's like you were watching me all of last year. I experienced damper shaft wear, had to replace a damper body (cracked!), and experienced the pain of having to fit a new oil seal. The things that made me completely give up on this shock were the manufacturing inconsistencies and apparent random failures. The second damper body showed heavy wear on the anodising after a few months, where the first had none, on the exact same bike. When I suggested a manufacturing error they didn't seem to believe it possible. The damper wand cap was also either chemically welded or insanely tight from the factory. Never before felt like I was risking destroying a shock in disassembly. I torqued it back down to just below the recommended value to try to avoid a repeat issue and it seemed *okay*. The next time I had the air can off, I decided to check the damper cap hadn't loosened, I tightened it 1/16th turn and it started leaking oil. Overall a disappointing experience, which is too bad because it really was smooth in action.
AlexRob TEBP's article
May 31, 2023 at 10:48
May 31, 2023
HQ Tour: Suspension Tech International's NZ-Made Coil Shock
I know one of the oils DVO recommends for the Topaz is Motul 2.5w Fork Oil. ...as a result, I also recognised half a shelf of the stuff in the second-to-last photo in this article which made me chuckle.
AlexRob mattbeer's article
May 16, 2023 at 1:36
May 16, 2023
Group Test: 14 of the Latest & Greatest Flat Pedals Reviewed
@BrambleLee: I'll be the second to say it. I was surprised by how quickly mine let water and dirt in, leading to surface rust on the axles around the bushing area, especially as they are a UK company that should take our crap weather into account in their designs. I had to replace the bushings after less than 6 months. They've needed more frequent services than the Superstar Nano Evos they replaced, but I folded one of those in half on a rock strike so I'd stick with the Burgtecs out of the two!
AlexRob ReverseComponents's article
Nov 8, 2021 at 4:14
Nov 8, 2021
AlexRob henryquinney's article
Sep 17, 2021 at 15:26
Sep 17, 2021
Muc-Off Launch $65 Lubricant With Bold Performance Claims
"Oh. We’re using our made-up claims. Then I am Spider-Man"
AlexRob mikekazimer's article
Jan 27, 2021 at 1:10
Jan 27, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Nukeproof Giga - Because They Could
Finally! We've waited long enough to start re-gifting presents from SANTA.
AlexRob raceface's article
Jan 24, 2021 at 10:26
Jan 24, 2021
Video: Wade Simmons Challenges the Impossible Climb & Shares his Tech Climbing Tips
Anyone know what gloves Wade is using? They look like they could be an contender for preventing gorse bush needles stabbing the 2 most exposed knuckles on each hand.
AlexRob nkrohan's article
Jan 5, 2021 at 4:22
Jan 5, 2021
Ridden & Rated: 11 of the Best New Men's Riding Pants
@mashrv1: Came here to say this. Sadly they're popular and out of stock for this very reason. However Robyn Furtado of Bikeradar put the 'Decathlon MH500 walking trousers' in her gear of the year picks so there's another potential option for just £20
AlexRob pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 4, 2020 at 1:07
Dec 4, 2020
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