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notphaedrus tris400d's article
Sep 16, 2018 at 12:30
Sep 16, 2018
Bike Check: Gee Atherton's Trek Session 9.9 29
Thanks pinkbike... Biggest spoiler of the year! Well done
Sep 15, 2018 at 5:27
Sep 15, 2018

FOX RC4 Rear Shock 222mm x 70mm Ti Spring YT Capra

$180 GBP
For sale FOX RC4 in excellent condition as you can see in the photos. Came from a 2015 YT Capra and it felt absolutely amazing on that bike, couldn't feel the rocks at all! Size is 222mm x 70mm and has been fully serviced by J-TECH with a new Kashima shaft and all fresh seals, which cost over £120. The shock also comes fitted with a 375 pound TITANIUM spring, and Capra heavy duty mounts for easy fitting if you have a Capra (without spacers). I think these are 22mm (but can check if required). I only used the RC4 on uplift days, so has had very little use since servicing, (receipt is available from JTech if required) only a weekend at BPW and FoD. I'm 12.5 stone and the 375 pound spring was absolutely perfect for me. New bike forces sale due to new shock size. Looking for £180 plus postage

notphaedrus RichardCunningham's article
Sep 14, 2018 at 9:41
Sep 14, 2018
First Look: Mavic's New Deemax SSC Wheels
I think what bikers want is more choice, more free hubs, and I'm getting a bit bored of 29 inch wheels, we need a new size! ;)
Sep 14, 2018 at 8:41
Sep 14, 2018
Added 2 photos to Bikes-Innit
Sep 14, 2018 at 8:35
Sep 14, 2018
notphaedrus pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 13, 2018 at 11:07
Sep 13, 2018
Finished: Ask Us Anything With GT Bicycles
@SuperstarComponents: Ok Neil, I'll give your products another go, thanks for the reply :)
notphaedrus pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 12, 2018 at 23:26
Sep 12, 2018
Finished: Ask Us Anything With GT Bicycles
@SuperstarComponents: Thanks for your explanation. Obviously if someone puts their name on a product, you would expect them to'own' the product. You selected the product to fit in your brand line up, well that's the way most punters see it. I'm old, and while i think a form can work for customer service, i think there is no substitute for a person at the end of the phone in case a conversation about a more complex piece of missing information. E.g which spacer fits between two different versions of the Tesla freehub, where there are two sizes not recorded on the hub. I used to buy SS components all the time, like the great pedals 'that-look-a-lot-like-nukeproof-proton-pedals' (would have been s better name than the Nano). But never buy your shiny stuff or brake pads any more, as i think there are better value parts available. Some examples are I always buy sintered shimano pads now, and instead of changing 5 pairs on an alps trip, i only used one set on the rear over 8 days gravity fueled biking. I use blackspire chain rings, which are cheaper, really stiff and excellent wear on the wide narrow ring, and my nukepeoof horizon pedals need no maintenance after nearly 3 years of all year riding. What I'm rambling on about is it's a competitive world, SS ethos was'superb functioning cheap products'? I'm not sure they really are any more IMO. As i said before.... Buy cheap, buy twice. (But I'll give you the Nano pedals, which were amazing back in the day, and still are working on my wife's jump bike)
notphaedrus pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 4, 2018 at 13:48
Sep 4, 2018
Finished: Ask Us Anything With GT Bicycles
@GTBicycles: thanks for the replies, good luck with the bikes... They are lookin good!
notphaedrus pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 4, 2018 at 9:55
Sep 4, 2018
Finished: Ask Us Anything With GT Bicycles
@SuperstarComponents: Hi Neil, thanks for the reply. That's what I'm concluding too. My own bike widget brand if nothing happens finding nuclear engineering work near Finale Ligure in the next 2 months... :) Interesting that you make a specific remark about your superstar rear hub designer and material choice as well. I would totally agree that form and function have to be correctly matched with the optimum material choice for the price point, and just choosing Ti or Carbon means nothing. The problem is that in my experience the superstar Tesla EVO freewheel has got to be one of the most unreliable freehubs I have ever experienced, I have witnessed at least 6 pawl failures on bikes of friends and random riders, usually with some fragments of the pawl gouging the hub body and seizing / wrecking the hub completely. This is in my humble opinion due to incorrect selection of the Tesla Evo pawl material, where a pawl material should be strong and slightly ductile with a hard surface, rather than brittle as your pawls are. Customer service is a laborious process with Superstar (no telephone customer service at all) and since witnessing this kind of response I have always purchased Hope components over superstar, which have been exceptional, if 30% dearer. Good luck with your sales of cheap(er) shiny stuff, but remember kids 'buy cheap... buy twice!'
notphaedrus pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 4, 2018 at 1:22
Sep 4, 2018
Finished: Ask Us Anything With GT Bicycles
I'm a chartered design engineer and project manager, and have been passionate about mountain bikes since they first evolved in the 80's. I really want to work in the bike industry, but it feels like it's a 'closed shop' and impossible to get into. What would be your advice for a professional designer looking to get into bike design and development? Thanks Darren UK
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