astonmtb

Ex-DH racer, Enduro racer, Pinkbike Tech editor and brand ambassador/product developer.

Now I've bought a Bike Farm in Italy: to build a private test centre and workshop to deliver the most open and independent reviews online.

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Added 13 photos to Buysell
Aug 10, 2022 at 8:11
Aug 10, 2022
Selling
Aug 10, 2022 at 8:09
Aug 10, 2022

Ghost SlamR X 7.9

$1400 GBP
Ghost SlamR X7.9 Enduro bike Medium 29” wheels Brand new Hope S/Steel headset Brand new Shimano SLX brakes with Freeza rotors Fresh Schwalbe Magic Mary SG front tyre RS Super Deluxe shock SR Suntour Durolux 160 fork. GX Drivetrain. Great Enduro bike. Just been fully stripped and rebuilt with the mentioned new parts. Was my girlfriends old bike: she didn't ride it hard but it was not looked after too well, hence the paint chips. Still has plenty of life left in it after the full rebuild and new parts!

astonmtb seb-stott's article
Jul 14, 2022 at 10:18
Jul 14, 2022
Video: Are Longer Bikes Really Faster?
@mikekazimer: I think some riders are sizing down because the balance of the bikes is getting way out of proportion and I've never seen any brands testing this. Currently, most brands are making the front end fashionably longer and the rear fashionably shorter and they say it's great but never provide any data or test methodology. Reaches have been getting longer and longer and every degree of head angle reduction increases FC by a few cm, off the top of my head around 3cm longer per degree of HA on average, so a bike that was 68º a few years ago is now 63º and has a much longer reach too: A huge difference in the FC length. Chainstays are still really short at 435mm on this bike. I'm running 495mm CS and 495mm reach and I can still manual and corner easily, if not much much better than ever. It's only Strava, but I'm taking KOM's off young semi-pro enduro racers that should be smoking me. And this is on green flow trails and I'm riding a single speed DH with the longest wheelbase on earth and I'm old and slow. Moir is an anomaly. These racers have limited time to get the performance out of a production bike on a race track, they are not spending all winter trying a massive range of things. Generally, it's like this: "take your salary and this bike we made and never tested very much, go as fast as you can and win, or we're not paying you anymore" Perhaps he is faster on the small bike and small CS, he might be a lot faster on the XL frame with an XL chainstay?
Jun 27, 2022 at 12:34
Jun 27, 2022
quotes Lunch Ride
2.8 km - 00:08
Jun 27, 2022 at 1:20
Jun 27, 2022
quotes Morning Ride
2.1 km - 00:04 - 1 achievements
Jun 26, 2022 at 7:14
Jun 26, 2022
quotes Afternoon Ride
4.3 km - 00:10 - 1 achievements
Jun 26, 2022 at 6:52
Jun 26, 2022
quotes Afternoon Ride
2.4 km - 00:04 - 1 achievements
Jun 26, 2022 at 2:26
Jun 26, 2022
quotes Lunch Ride
2.2 km - 00:04 - 1 achievements
Jun 20, 2022 at 23:30
Jun 20, 2022
quotes Afternoon Ride
2.6 km - 00:05 - 1 achievements
astonmtb mikelevy's article
Jun 16, 2022 at 3:43
Jun 16, 2022
Lapierre Recalls Aluminum Zesty AM & Spicy Frames due to Deforming Downtubes
@cougar797: Yup... I don't think there is any off-the-shelf shock on the market except the CC DB/Kitsuma that I can run that much sag and not bottom out too easily. But, I always recommend people to buy from a reputable suspension tuner and get it working properly from Day1
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