mudfish

getting older, still love offroad biking and loving me Geometron big time

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mudfish paulaston's article
Jan 29, 2019 at 23:55
Jan 29, 2019
Review: Intense's 2019 M29 is a DH Racing Thoroughbred
Hi Paul, I see you are on the Catalyst pedals for DH too now, i rember you liked them best for trailriding in the riginal test and stll preferred Vaults fr DH. Did you change to longer pins? I found the originals pretty short Thanks man Neil
mudfish paulaston's article
Jan 29, 2019 at 7:00
Jan 29, 2019
Review: Intense's 2019 M29 is a DH Racing Thoroughbred
Nice review Paul, thoughtful. Beautiful looking bike. Do you use longer pins in the catalyst pedals? I believe they come with 2 sets of pins now. Thanks Neil
mudfish downtimepodcast's article
Jan 7, 2019 at 0:48
Jan 7, 2019
mudfish downtimepodcast's article
Jan 7, 2019 at 0:40
Jan 7, 2019
Unno Bikes Creator Cesar Rojo on The Downtime Podcast
@justanotherusername: hey, Fabien went pretty long and slack in his time.
mudfish downtimepodcast's article
Jan 7, 2019 at 0:30
Jan 7, 2019
Unno Bikes Creator Cesar Rojo on The Downtime Podcast
@downtimepodcast: definitely. The longer bike has some siginificant plus points and Chris or Marcel have some very good points to make. I think I'm right that Marcel used to work with Cesar too. I'd say go see the guys at Geometron / Mojo rising as its not far from Bristol and partake of their lunchtime ride too. Chris P is a great guy in the flesh and on video. I am sure your inquisitive and well researched interview style would be welcomed. And you could find out where that elusive skinsuit is, eh
Mar 28, 2018 at 10:56
Mar 28, 2018
Mar 28, 2018 at 10:54
Mar 28, 2018
mudfish vernonfelton's article
Jan 25, 2018 at 1:19
Jan 25, 2018
Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro Helmet - Review
I tried out one of those. Those colours - yuk. Brushed is nice. Apparently helmet safety is very much about fit. ( there’s an informative podcast on blistergear about this where the sweet protection guy is interviewed). With the turbines perhaps even more so? They need to be in contact with your head to work right I’d think. The fit felt ok but only with the adjuster dial cranked up. So that was concern no 1. But, I am very surprised that there was a “send it back now” problem for me. The chin bar has 4 tabs for corresponding slots in the half shell. Well on 2 nd refitting (yeah I was careful, it was on my lap) even before clipping up the latches, one of the tabs snapped off whilst being gently manoeuvred into its slot with no significant force - revealing a screw and (snapped) small plug and a bit of glue that had been holding it on. That tab area did not look strong at all. Could be it just aligns the chin bar and the latches do the work, but to me it looked integral. I hope mine was a one off bad example. I’ll be looking at a proframe. My old Specialized full face was light well ventilated and fully certified. Maybe I’ll get another when the time comes.
mudfish mikekazimer's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 4:36
Jul 18, 2017
What if You Could Design Your Dream Bike? - Pinkbike Poll
@d3ftone: Yep, Geometron, it’s a fantastic bike. great all rounder too: pedals great, steers amazingly, climbs beautifully, handles the singletrack. I am 2 years in and on my second (650B) and appreciate it more each time I ride it.
mudfish mikelevy's article
Jan 24, 2017 at 23:58
Jan 24, 2017
Continental Der Baron 2.4 Projekt Tire - Review
I'm amazed the Mavic Charge XL only got one mention here. It's an amazing grippy front wet and dry, up there with the Mary, for me better. IMO the 2.5 WT Shorty is king in mud and roots upfront, i like that can be run soft on a big rim for confidence on roots. I too liked the old 26" Baron and am getting on well with the DerBaron 650 on the rear this Winter. It has tough sidewalls without too much weight and the compound seems good even when the ground is frozen. For greasy (clay) Southern UK trails in Winter I found that same Baron a bit slidey upfront and appreciate the deeper tread on the Shorty. Compared to a Shorty 2.3 Maxxterra on the rear the Baron doesn't hook up on steep slippy climbs just quite as well, its almost there though. It's going towards DHRII territory there, a great Summer tyre (although Baron is better than DHRII, to be fair the Shorty hooks up on steep climbs like no other IMO, unless casting the mind back to the "boat anchor" Swamp Thing!) maybe its the ramped knobs on Baron and DHRII that limit steep uphill traction in the wet a little. There's a very level headed comprehensive review (see link) comparing 3 great tyres, Tim's other pieces on the WT Maxxis tyres are interesting too, heres the comparison link - http://wheelsizeagnostic.com/review-shootout-schwalbe-magic-mary-vs-conti-der-baron-vs-maxxis-shorty/ . Another good Enduro tyre comparison on the Enduro Mag site aswell. Both are worth a read. Issues, yeah, I had a Shorty go unusable wobbly last year when the bead reinforcement rope slipped (warrantied, thanks Maxxis HQ) and my DerBaron rear does look a bit wobbly - it doesn't seem to notice when riding though. These tyres are too expensive to chuck before they wear for wobbliness reasons. Are they just trying too hard to make light pliant carcasses and thats why the get compromised? Come to think of it my 26" Baron got warrantied due to a scary crosshatch pattern appearing in the sidewalls as if the reinforcement fabric was coming through the rubber. So at least these guys stand by what they made. So much great rubber nowadays. Enjoy the mud guys.
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