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mikelee ChainReactionCycles's article
May 2, 2019 at 3:25
May 2, 2019
Video: Nigel Page Discusses His Bike Setup & Sam Hill's 29er Testing
@zyoungson: even guys who clip in for racing use flats in non race situations. Greg minnaar said the other day he uses flats unless he’s racing. Takes more skill to win in flats that’s for sure.
mikelee edspratt's article
Apr 28, 2019 at 7:50
Apr 28, 2019
Final Results: Maribor DH World Cup 2019
Did vali hol crash? 10 seconds off elite times
mikelee mikekazimer's article
Apr 27, 2019 at 23:35
Apr 27, 2019
Tech Randoms Round 2 - Maribor DH World Cup 2019
@freeridejerk888: well apart from the wandering bite point! Which may I add this new xtr also suffers from! Shimano still suck.
mikelee TRPCyclingComponents's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 22:08
Apr 26, 2019
TRP Announces Sponsorship Roster & Expansion of Product Range (Including HUGE Rotors)
@DrPete: exactly,if hopes modernised their brakes to match the latest in terms of power they’d clean up. Loving the code rsc too. Very well built and perfect power.
mikelee TRPCyclingComponents's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 13:07
Apr 26, 2019
TRP Announces Sponsorship Roster & Expansion of Product Range (Including HUGE Rotors)
@zyoungson: I literally just sold the hopes as they’re not powerful enough for ME! Maybe I’m faster,heavier,brake later etc but there is no way they’re more powerful than a code or Saint EVERY review says the same thing. Even the group test on singletrack that was carried out in hopes own facility with dynos as proof pmsl. They’re essentially a sram guide and that’s what the tests deduced too. Glad you like yours but you won’t convince me or hope that they’re better haha
mikelee TRPCyclingComponents's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 11:20
Apr 26, 2019
TRP Announces Sponsorship Roster & Expansion of Product Range (Including HUGE Rotors)
@zyoungson: have no problems with either brake hitting the bars!! Both are solid and both work very well. The reasons hopes are weaker is because they have smaller pistons. It’s impossible for hopes to have more power than a Saint or a code as the pistons are smaller in the caliper and larger in the lever. I’m not sure you understand how a brake generates its power. You can read any review on the v4 and they all say the same. That they lack power for a dh brake. I even emailed hope to ask if they’re going to up the power on a new brake and they said no and agreed that the code and Saint are more powerful. The v4 caliper was designed in 2013 and even back then reviews said it lacked out right power. But for an all round brake they’re very good,just lacking for me is all.
mikelee TRPCyclingComponents's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 3:47
Apr 26, 2019
TRP Announces Sponsorship Roster & Expansion of Product Range (Including HUGE Rotors)
@markhouse: Na bled just fine. Solid lever and centralised caliper and pads. They’re just not that powerful. Great brakes but just lack power for me. It’s probably due to have a 16/14mm piston size,which is the same as sram guides. Codes have 15/16mm pistons hence the power increase. Also hopes master cylinder piston is 10.5mm as opposed to 10mm on the SRAMs. Still did like the hopes but I like more power from the front especially. Codes are just right. Glad you’re happy with your hopes though.
mikelee RichardCunningham's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 2:21
Apr 26, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
My trail bikes an orange 5 weighing about 32lb with lyrik 160 and a Fox x2 air. It’s set up for the downs but climbs very well. Also sram code rsc brakes so yeah it’s a little dh bike that climbs too. Perfect for uk trails. Still blows my mind how fast it is and how after 4 years of solid abuse it’s not cracked!!! As it ain’t built for what I do on it that’s for sure. Best move I ever made getting rid of the dh bike.
mikelee TRPCyclingComponents's article
Apr 25, 2019 at 22:53
Apr 25, 2019
TRP Announces Sponsorship Roster & Expansion of Product Range (Including HUGE Rotors)
I had to use a 223 rotor for the front with my hope v4 due to lack of power. I’m now using sram codes and 180 front and rear and they’re better than the hopes for power and modulation. Shame as I did like the hopes. But the code is truly outstanding.
mikelee mikekazimer's article
Apr 21, 2019 at 0:26
Apr 21, 2019
Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds
@Bikethrasher: The trails in the uk aren’t that steep but the stuff we ride is very technical and tight. Our top guys hit these trails very fast and precisely. Once you can ride tight tech trails fast,the open tracks in the alps or where ever seem easy in comparison. I found even tech steep tracks in the alps easier purely because they were at least twice as wide. Check out earthed 5 with the athertons segment. That’s tight,not steep but really quick for how tech it is. That scene reminds me of lots of my uk local trails. But a lot of our trail centres are becoming very basic and I think it’s slowly affecting the next group of riders coming through.
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