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Braindrain faultlinetv's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 5:25
Nov 17, 2017
Big Wheels: Autumn Feels - Video
@bohns1: I've been confined to a 29er for my trail bike because of a great deal I got on the frame, and cannot yet justify a new build. I have been building up the hate and loosing confidence because it wasn't working in my local trails. I have recently 'detuned' the wheels by taking a quarter of a turn off every spoke. It has made a difference to the feel and it actually seems like it wants to track round tight berms now, and I'm more in control of the bike again. So my conclusion is that there is way more to all this than simply the size of your wheels, it's just the easiest thing to blame.
Braindrain NETCO's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 13:31
Nov 14, 2017
NETCO Gears up to Launch Bike Park Plans
Good luck with it, sounds great. If you can incorporate camping or similar accomodation with easy off road ride in and out to the trails please do!
Braindrain raceface's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 13:14
Nov 14, 2017
Braindrain RichardCunningham's article
Nov 11, 2017 at 12:32
Nov 11, 2017
SKS RideAir Tubeless Inflation Bottle - Review
Me too, used mine several times. 2l bottle, a couple of blasts at 60psi /4 bar mounts everything I've tried including 27.5 x 2.8. Use a fizzy drinks bottle, they are the thick ones. I've read elsewhere that these bottles blow around 120psi / 8 bar so 60psi / 4 bar is safe as long as the bottle isn't scratched.
Braindrain mikekazimer's article
Nov 5, 2017 at 3:29
Nov 5, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
In response to illest, a big hood is useful, but I disagree with the not breathable bit, the waterproofs like plastic bags that don't breath are not worth using, as soon as I put any effort in I'm roasting and wetter on the inside, I feel then like I want to take the thing off and just get wet. Any breathable material will be compromised when it's totally wet as the water creates a barrier, but for those inbetween times, mizzle or showery days being able to keep the jacket on and feel comfortable is a definate plus for me, otherwise you are stopping and taking it on/off all the time.
Braindrain mikekazimer's article
Nov 4, 2017 at 10:24
Nov 4, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
I got a craghoppers coat in the sales at £40 a DoE reccomended one, it does what it says and it's not a super skinny fit so I can move in it. Will get warm if I work too hard (but that happens anyway) and the only place water gets in is if I have the zip down a bit, first issue is the stiching under the arm after 3 years but mother in law came to the rescue with the needle. I'd buy their stuff again, the rrp isn't massive so they come down to a proper price in the sales. Only thing is bulk if you want to pack it. I have been checking out the new alpkit argonaut at £79, which looks to be packable, 10k/10k and cut for biking with longer cuffs and back, couldn't comment on the quality though, but that might be my next jacket.
Braindrain mikekazimer's article
Nov 4, 2017 at 9:42
Nov 4, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
@fartymarty: at least I'm not the only one then! I let the mud dry out in the shed then just brush and wipe the dry mud off.
Braindrain mikelevy's article
Nov 2, 2017 at 3:41
Nov 2, 2017
Fouriers Quick True Tool - Review
@lRaphl: ruler across seat stays with blu tack, gets my rims sorted for me in every axis. But I have to take the tyre off for that, so when out and about it's releasable zip tie.
Braindrain mikelevy's article
Nov 2, 2017 at 3:21
Nov 2, 2017
Fouriers Quick True Tool - Review
Releasable zip ties help.
Braindrain Fabric's article
Oct 31, 2017 at 11:40
Oct 31, 2017
Fabric's Halloween Box Hunt Special
None of this makes any sense.
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