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maglor seb-stott's article
Nov 23, 2023 at 0:37
Nov 23, 2023
Intra Drive's Combined Motor & Gearbox Fits Bikes Designed For Shimano EP8 [Updated on expanding into the aftermarket]
Really cool to see a different option and from Scotland too! The USP of Shimano mounting really sets it apart but how have all the smart people developing this missed that the small chainring size undoes this. Frames with the ep8 motor have kinematics and tubes that are designed around a much bigger chainring so if it's not an Orange then the chainstay will probably be in the way meaning you cant fit the Intradrive, and if it doesn't get in the way then the pivots will be in the wrong place for optimal suspension performance, either way frames would need a redesign around the chainring, rendering the whole USP of interchangable mounting without a frame change useless, you may as well redesign the mounting points at the same time and fit the more proven/supported pinion box. I'm rooting for the startup to disrupt the market but the reality is without the same chainring size the interchangability that makes it stand out, doesn't exist.
maglor pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 13, 2023 at 1:22
Sep 13, 2023
Video: What's The Big Deal With High-Pivot Mountain Bikes?
Now i'm going to have to sell my high pivot bike as its just too mainstrain and not hipster enough anymore.
Jul 19, 2023 at 1:45
Jul 19, 2023

Fox 36 Factory Orange fit4 evol air 150/160mm

$395 GBP
As title says, have had them since new and well looked after, top spec fork which came with a Scott bike so has the Twinloc 3 modes via the Fit4 damper but i removed the remote and just left them in open mode. 160mm travel however i also have a 150mm air spring i could supply with them Kashima stanchions upgraded SKF seals 29 or 27.5+ plus wheels tapered steerer tube, 185mm long Serviced regularly by TF Tuned, has been a year or 2 since last service however still feel fine as i havn't used them much in the last year or so since getting a coil fork to try so decided to sell these, mostly as the new fork is a little longer travel, they have a couple tiny marks on the back of one stanchion but can barely feel them so don't affect the fork.

maglor edspratt's article
Jun 23, 2023 at 5:45
Jun 23, 2023
Deviate's Lugged-Carbon High Pivot Downcountry Prototype - Eurobike 2023
@deviatecycles: Sounds very interesting, what about a good old fashioned aluminium frame? i know it's likely dificult to keep the weight of that down but i'd probably take a small weight penalty for a cheaper Deviate, especially on the enduro end of things, Ti / Carbon does have that cool factor tho.
maglor henryquinney's article
Jan 30, 2023 at 1:02
Jan 30, 2023
State of the Sport Full Release & Comparison - Part One
Interesting how little prize money is and how much riders rely on pay from the bike companies, surely the amount of money the UCI will be raking in especially with this new discovery deal they shouldn't be charging teams and riders to race, they should be paying them a share to encourage them to race in thier series, its a big commitment for a brand to fund a race team (hence some big ones don't) and only makes the products more expensive, if we have to start paying to watch the races i hope some of the money goes to riders and teams and not just the UCIs pockets.
Feb 7, 2022 at 5:31
Feb 7, 2022

Scott Genius Tuned frameset

$1195 GBP
Scott Genius top of the range frame full HMX carbon in a lovely colour scheme (Front triangle, seatstays, chainstays and rocker all carbon unlike some of the cheaper versions) Fantastic bike with very modern geometry, only selling due to a good deal on something different otherwise I'd probably keep this for a long time. Was bought new in 2019 as the frame and fork set (over £4500 new) and has full invisiframe kit on since new, shock is a Fox nude kashima with 3 modes (150 travel, trail with 100 travel and lockout) controlled via the twinloc lever which is really handy, can also jointly control the fork although i had the fork disconnected as preferred just having the shock locked out. Came with 150mm fork but i upgraded it to 160mm so can happily run either size, i also tried it with a mullet setup (27.5 wheel in the back) and it works thanks to the flip chip in the rocker but i stuck with 29 all round, it can also run both 27.5 plus if you wish. Condition is really good thanks to the invisiframe and fitted new bearings and bushes last summer so all smooth, only marks i can see are just a scratch on the chainstay behing the chainring and small paint chip near the main pivot but only small cosmetic things. been well looked after and suspension serviced at the start of last year by TF-tuned and won't be near the 100 hour service interval yet. Includes: Frame with Shock Twinlock lever Spare internal cable ports for different cable options. Bottom bracket (sram GXP less than 1 year old) Headset Option to add the orange Fox 36 factory fork that works with the twinloc is possible for the right money - £600 Any questions let me know.

Oct 31, 2021 at 4:27
Oct 31, 2021

Turner DHR DW-link BOS shock

$475 GBP
Selling frame, brilliant DW-link suspension, size large and beautiful raw aluminium (semi polished kinda look but could easily be polished up more for a more mirror look) with custom black and green decals. Bearings all in perfect condition, has chain stay protection fitted. Includes: BOS Stoy Rare rear shock with 350lbs spring (I have a vivid coil too if interested) Hope Headset for 1 1/8 forks Seat clamp Rear axle The BOS shock I had serviced around 2 years ago however the bike didn’t get much use recently so probably only seen 5 or 6 days riding since the service. Frame condition is good, all threads and hardware are fine, there is 2 small dents at the bottom of the downtube (see picture) but I sent pictures to Turner when I noticed them (years ago now) and they told me it’s not a problem, the downtube is actually designed thicker and stronger to withstand impacts and dents like this (have emails in wanted) If interested I also have a Rockshox Vivid R2C shock with a 500lbs spring that fits, happy for you to pick a shock or take both for more money. Also have some Sram guide RC, rental bars, nukeproof stem, e-13 chainguide for sale is wanted to include

Jul 29, 2021 at 13:37
Jul 29, 2021

Marzocchi 888 RC3 EVO V2 Titanium

$295 GBP
As title says, top of the range model with titainium spring and latest year of the 888. fits both 26 and 27.5" wheels, i was running it 650b (26 in the photos though) Good condition, all smooth and plush, few marks here and there on the lowers and above the crowns but nothing major. feel free to ask any questions.

maglor edspratt's article
Jul 1, 2021 at 2:50
Jul 1, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Amaury Pierron's Incredible Winning Run from the 2019 Les Gets DH World Cup
The Crowds!!! The Noise!!! i miss this, feels even more crazy after this year.
maglor brianpark's article
Apr 7, 2021 at 8:08
Apr 7, 2021
First Look: Race Face's New Next SL Bars Are Lighter & More Compliant - Pond Beaver 2021
Here's a better way to fix the criticisms of 35mm bars, make them 31.8mm
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