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Oct 18, 2017 at 1:20
2 days

Surly Open Bar & Thomson Elite Stem Combo

$60 GBP
Hi, Having a bit of a clearout and came across these: Surly Open Bar - 0mm rise, 666mm width, black, 25.4 Thomson Elite 90x5 stem, 25.4mm, black. As you can see the bars have a bit of surface where the grips would have been as these used to be on my Surly Ogre which serves as an all-weather commuter and lives outside. That said, a wee rub down with wet & dry ought to take care of that if you're bothered (personally I'd just pap some grips on and forget about it) Stem is in perfect nick, and quite a lovely little thing. Trying to list this on my phone and it's a pain in the ass to type, so here's what a certain Charlie the Bikemonger has to say about them: "run them slightly tilting downwards for a classic board/track racer look. Add a big moustache for added retro hairiness. They flex subtly, adding a dregree of comfort without being alarming" The Open bar is an upright bar but not an uptight bar. It’s equally suited to cruising, commuting, and singletrack. Categories are for suckers. The angle makes it comfy for your wrists. The width enables loads of control. It’s got plenty of room for grips, shifters and brake levers. Knurled clamp area. 4130 CroMoly steel." £60 for the pair, including shipping to mainland UK. Will knock off £5 if collected from Plymouth. Cheers Scott

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Oct 18, 2017 at 1:16
2 days

Avid BB5 / Shimano Levers

$50 GBP
Hi, Got a set of BB5 Brakes with Shimano R550-R levers up for sale. Bought the calipers off a friend a few years ago, installed new cables, pads used levers, used em twice then managed to get a set of hydraulic brakes on my big heavy surly instead. So, these went in a box and I promptly forgot about them... Anyway, great Brakes in fantastic condition - as you can see the pads are still pretty much new. Looking for £50 for the lot including postage, and I'll even chuck in some G2CS 160mm rotors and IS-PM6 adaptors. Not listed the rotors for sale as one of em is a bit wobbly, but could probably be straightened out with some time and some patience (neither of which I have very much of right now) Cheers Scott

speedfreek AJBarlas's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 2:53
Sep 19, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
@BenPea: I have to disagree. In the early versions where they had a carbon/alu bonded swingarm, yeah, the failure rate was pretty high. As soon as they switched to full alu the failure rates dropped significantly - The last version of it (650b) was solid!
speedfreek AJBarlas's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 8:15
Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
God, you lot must be fun at parties...
speedfreek AJBarlas's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 8:14
Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
It's a fair point, but I think you have to look at what was going on with the industry at the time they moved away from single-pivot alloy bikes: Direct-sales were really starting to take off, and the market was being being flooded with cheap brands punting out alloy frames for not very much. They were cleverly marketed, painted in pretty colours and touted as the next big thing - how could the 575 compare against that? Don't get me wrong, I loved the 575 and ASR5 - they were awesome bikes. But if you're judging things purely at face value (which most consumers do, especially in this price-segment) why would someone buy a dated-looking 575 over something like a Nukeproof/YT etc..? At the end of the day it was a single-pivot alloy bike. So, Yeti would have been faced with a choice: Sell out their principles and cheapen their brand by going into competition with dirt-cheap import companies who put little to no development into their own bikes; Or, stick their heads out above the mess and look at how they could be better. That's what they did, and I don't think they regret it at all. If you want a cheap alloy single-pivot bike there are literally hundreds of options to choose from, but if you want something pretty special that rides incredibly well, check out the SB lineup ;)
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Aug 23, 2017 at 13:13
Aug 23, 2017

*NOW SPLITTING* Cove Hummer 650b Ti *PRICE DROP*

$1600 GBP
Recently discovered a big chunk of my roof needs replaced and something's got to go so I can pay for it. Given I'm riding less and less these days it's going to have to be one of the bikes, sadly ???? So, I'm putting my Cove Hummer 650b Ti hardtail up for sale. I realise the spec isn't to everyone's likening so I'm now happy to split. Lynskey-made Cove Hummer 650b Ti, 17" frame X-Fusion Sweep RL2 130mm Fork, tapered, 15mm Raceface Turbine Wheelset Raceface Turbine Cinch Crankset Shimano XT 10sp Drivetrain Fox Transfer Dropper Hope Headset Thomson X4 Stem Easton Haven Carbon Bar Formula T1 Brakes with TFRA & FCS and Floating Rotors Raceface Grips SDG Duster MTN Saddle E*13 TRS Race Tyres This absolute belter of a bike is based around 27.5" wheels and will accommodate up to a 2.8 on a 35mm rim, and will also work with 29" and a 120mm fork due to its sliding dropouts. A true all-round hooning machine! It has seen very little use and is in excellent condition all round. Total build value is around £3.5k Was £1850 Now £1600 FRAME ONLY £850 FRAME FORK & HEADSET £1000 Bike is in Plymouth, viewing/testride available. Will ship at buyer's expense. Any questions, just shout!

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Aug 23, 2017
speedfreek RichardCunningham's article
Aug 5, 2017 at 3:58
Aug 5, 2017
Carlos Coloma's New Mondraker Revealed - Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Cup 2017
I imagine so. They do on the podium hardtails- basically a keyed headset cup and covert that stops it rotating too far.
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Jul 26, 2017 at 7:39
Jul 26, 2017
Selling
Jul 26, 2017 at 7:37
Jul 26, 2017

*PRICE DROP* Yeti SB45 Turq Series

$3700 GBP
Up for sale is my 2017 Yeti SB45 Turq Series bike. Full custom spec - Yeti SB45 T-Series 2017 - size M Fox Float Factory DPS shock Fox 34 Fork- Fit4 damper, boost 110. 140mm travel. Raceface Turbine R Wheelset Raceface Turbine Cranks Shimano XT 1x11 drivetrain Shimano XT Brakes Easton Haven Carbon Bar - 750mm Easton Haven Stem - 55mm Raceface Turbine Dropper Post Onza Ibex tyres (can do with Maxxis Ardents instead, if preferred) Yeti WTB Saddle (not pictured) Yeti Lock-On Grips (brand new- not pictured) The bike is in great condition, although it does have a few chips here and there, but that's to be expected for a used bike. I recently stripped it down and serviced it, so it's running like a dream - Bearings and Switch Infinity Link are running nice and smooth. I really love this bike and it has served me well, but as its the end of the season I need to make room for next year's one! Was: £3900/4390€ Now: £3700/4200€ Based in Plymouth, UK - viewing/testride available. Will ship anywhere in Europe at buyer's expense. Willing to split if Frame & Fork go first - pm me to discuss. Any questions, just ask!

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