Not a massive pedaller, enjoy drops jumps northshore street etc. I like the quick runs.
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May 14, 2019 at 7:24May 14, 2019
Apr 26, 2019 at 2:23Apr 26, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
I think it also boils down to the riders weight, riding style and who they ride with. I'm 70Kgs/11stone and I don't need a 33+lbs monster to not break bits. I now will sacrifice a lot to have the bike faster on the pedals, as modern geo gives good handling, cushcore removes the requirement for heavy, slow rolling DH tyres that are only a bit better in the worst bits, but a bit worse nearly all the time. Lighter wheels/cassette/tyres (now they have proper soft compounds) with fast rolling tread pattern in the rear help a lot, but a proper rear shock and fork are essential. Don't spend to save grams on a rear derailleur. The main issue I have with modern bikes is how stiff they are. They translate too much vibration to you and they knock you off line. I'm nearly as quick now on my 27.5lbs Mondraker as I was on my older bike because it's more reliable (especially wheels/tyres), so I can hit harder lines and it pedals better/weighs less and I was much fitter then when I was racing.
Apr 20, 2019 at 14:19Apr 20, 2019
Norco Range Frame, I bought this to built it up for my wife from my Kona kit but now we have a baby on the way, so we need to make room. I've got the paper work for this frame, dropper post included.
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Apr 12, 2019 at 7:52Apr 12, 2019
Apr 12, 2019 at 7:52Apr 12, 2019
Kona Process 167 - 27.5 wheels instead of the standard 26, but could be switched back, everything works perfectly. 31lbs ready to ride uplifts all day. 2018 RockShox Lyric 650B Forks RCT3 - 170mm (can be changed to 180mm) - only a few rides old Fox X2 Rear Shock - with ProPedal Easton Haven/Havoc (R/F) 650B Wheels - Running CushCore in the Rear - £800 worth of UST wheels (no tape to set up tubeless as there are no spoke holes) 150mm RockShox Dropper Raceface Carbon 785mm Handlebars SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes (Carbon levers - Ti bolts) Easton Havoc 55mm Stem Shimano Saint 165mm Cranks - 34t Narrow Wide chainring Specialized Boomslang Flat Pedals with spare pins and rebuild kit SRAM GX 11 speed - 10-50 - Brand New (not even fitted, in the package still* now fitted) RD with X1 Cassette to reduce weight GE1 Grips Best big travel bike I've ridden, super low standover gives confidence everywhere, pedals great, proper Enduro/Uplift bike that is still good for an all day ride. The X2 Rear shock is a dream in the back and the Lyriks are super plush. Going to 650B helped lift the BB up as stock the BB was low when going through rock gardens, 26" was amazing for bike parks though. Probably £6000+ worth of bike new, baby on the way so I don't get out much and so the shorter travel bike is used more. I'll get it out to take photos of it this week.
Dec 21, 2018 at 8:24Dec 21, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Best Performance Winner
Would love to see a video of this, anyone got a link?
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Nov 14, 2018 at 14:10Nov 14, 2018
Tristanssid pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 7, 2018 at 3:22Nov 7, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Shock Tuning, Flat Pedals, Ride Tracking & More
With the Shockwiz, if the shock is telling you to take out a spacer on a X2 whilst running a soft set up either, or a combination of; 1. The shockwiz has the wrong compression ratio set up and so thinks you're not ever reaching the bottom out when you are. 2. The Giant Reign was designed with a very significant ramp up in the progression from mid travel, the shockwiz is designed around more average progression rates. 3. Your under riding the bike. The Low Speed Compression will appear too hard to the ShockWiz if the frame has a lot of anti squat and/or you have a smooth pedaling style. So if you really want to get the results at 100%, mash the pedals and hit things harder. I'd actually recommend you try as many of the set ups on the ShockWiz and ride them all for a couple of runs and find out if you really like "Soft" the most. Then sell the ShockWiz as you'll start setting up by feel.
Oct 17, 2018 at 23:45Oct 17, 2018
First Look: Nukeproof ARD Tire Inserts
Well we don't flat mostly. I carry a tubeless repair kit which fixes sidewall holes so if something goes through the tyre and the sealant won't stop the leak that works 99% of the time, and I don't even need to take the tyre off, if I do it quickly I only loose a small amount of air to top up. Worse case if I absolutely destroyed the tyre I would roll home without air slowly as the foam is protecting my rim.
Tristanssid alexcgevans's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 9:58Sep 18, 2018
Video: Top-Speed World Record Smashed at 183 mph on a Bicycle
You do need to have balls (obviously metaphorically) to do it.
Video by connormacleodvideo