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jaydmf mikelevy's article
Mar 1, 2017 at 14:50
Mar 1, 2017
Cane Creek Introduces Fork - Exclusive First Ride
glad it wasnt just me that was thinking this is pretty much just a pike / mattoc mashup. think the hexlock is a better solution , that lock ring looks a bit flimsy on the CC. i'll stick with a mattoc as initial cost and maintenance are both cheaper. Nice to see CC bring out a fork but i wish more people were still producing 34/35/36mm fork with semi sealed dampers. yes the performance might not be quite as good but for the home mechanic/average joe do you really notice the difference if you have the range of controls ? and how much less time does it take to rebuild a semi sealed system compared to pratting about with a bladder/bleeding
jaydmf rossbellphoto's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 10:24
Feb 24, 2017
Inside Orange Bikes
Price for going from 5/6 models to the current 13 and offering loads of customisation. Think they need to simplify the range, however having said that they are more reasonably priced than they used to be when compared to big name far east frames. love the ones i have but i cant say im digging the looks on the latest models, leave the curvy tubing to hydroforming madness like the nukeproofs. Give me something that looks like a girder. Oh and bring back the patriot (66/07-09 era which had the shock shuttles) that was a bike you could setup however you wanted
jaydmf pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 15, 2016 at 13:28
Nov 15, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Suspension Product of the Year Nominees
@Fix-the-Spade: your not wrong. Its a damn good fork. I was never a manitou fan until the mattoc showed up. love mine and their support team in europe are well helpful
jaydmf pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 27, 2016 at 11:28
Oct 27, 2016
CRC Planning to Cut Jobs in Northern Ireland
well done wiggle, yet another thing youve managed to fubar. knew this was gonna happen. hopefully one day we may see CRC return as what it was, gonna be hard to change peoples opinions if they end up with the levels of service wiggle offer tho.
jaydmf AJBarlas's article
Oct 26, 2016 at 5:28
Oct 26, 2016
Manitou Mattoc Pro 2 - Review
@bansaiman: yeah it is only offset that changes but you need 2 spacers, 1 either side. mantious own diagram shows it and all 3 pairs i have have the spacer on the damper side shaft (experts) http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb11187004/p4pb11187004.jpg
jaydmf AJBarlas's article
Oct 25, 2016 at 12:24
Oct 25, 2016
Manitou Mattoc Pro 2 - Review
@carym: its the csu that is different, lowers are all the same but yes you can run either wheel size, just need 10mm spacers on the bottom of the air spring and damper shafts and change of the hbo adaptor. great forks although i have had one pair with the bushing issue. manitou support is great, i had new lowers out in 3 days direct from manitou europe after the disti in the uk couldnt have given less of a s***
jaydmf mattwragg's article
Oct 4, 2016 at 10:49
Oct 4, 2016
From the Top: Michael Cowan - CRC's e-Commerce Director
yup pretty much SLX drivetrain has just bumped up by 1/3 in a couple of weeks. M7000 rear mech is now cheaper in euro from bike discount than CRC. Notice how theyre also selling a lot more OE stock with no mention of it in the description. Ive bought a lot of kit from these guys and services was always good but its slowly slipping. Wiggle on the other hand have been dread eveytime ive had an issue so lets hope the CRC side of things wins out in the long run
jaydmf pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 8, 2016 at 14:26
Sep 8, 2016
Claudio's Course Preview: Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
These 3 for all DH coverage would be amazing, red bull need to sort this out straight away
jaydmf ragley-bikes's article
Aug 30, 2016 at 13:20
Aug 30, 2016
Ragley Launches 2017 Range: First Look
@bkm303: Yeah its defo more than the material itself its the whole thing, ive had cheap alus that are just way too stiff and then things like the identitis which whilst still stiff seem to have more give. you gotta go out there an give all different frame materials, manufacturers and designs a go and see what suits at the end of the day.
jaydmf ragley-bikes's article
Aug 30, 2016 at 12:00
Aug 30, 2016
Ragley Launches 2017 Range: First Look
@bkm303: you can still feel the difference between different manufacturers steel frames so yes a big tyre run low will take out some of the harshness but any vibrations that come thru the frame are still there. from my experience alu sends it straight through your feet even with impacts on. even the cheapest steel seems to take most of that away and the 631/853s just seem to damp it a slight bit more. but at the end of the day its whether you feel thats worth the money theyre asking or not if your only bike is a hardtail then id say its worth paying a bit more for (cotics/on-one prices anyways) but depends on what your riding i guess.
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