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by grumsta
Tue Apr 06, 2010 18:27 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Credit crunch friendly repair stand
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

I got one too - v happy with it.
by grumsta
Tue Apr 06, 2010 09:42 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: is there any downhill, 4x tracks near lancaster?
Replies: 28
Views: 8022

There's the remains of a pretty cool DH track at Farleton Knott - there is suppose to be another one over the other side but I've not seen it. There are some good DH tracks near Kentmere - a lot of it was a bit gnarly for me on my own with an xc helmet and no armour though! Some reasonable drops and...
by grumsta
Mon Jan 18, 2010 21:14 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Closure of Bikehike Route Database
Replies: 43
Views: 5254

It would be a real shame to lose this feature completely. Two questions: 1. If necessary would it not be possible to save routes only when logged in, and have them visible only to the user that saved them? So I can see my own routes but nobody else can see them? Surely you can't then be liable for ...
by grumsta
Sun Jan 17, 2010 19:32 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Shockwave XT950 ?
Replies: 42
Views: 49900

Re: XT 950

Right I bought the XT 950 from halfords about a year and half ago and yes its had probs but I stuck with it and upgraded the part recently i think iv spent abt 3 mayb 400 quid on it alot but wanted the best from it eg all simano stuff mainly Derailer, Rear wheel which is is a MX1 shimano upgraded t...
by grumsta
Tue Jan 12, 2010 18:36 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: What length steerer do I need for a Hardrock Sport 17"
Replies: 14
Views: 3743

If it's any help, on my medium Specialized Pitch I cut my forks to about 177mm so I reckon you will be ok, but it is a risk. and the head tube length on a medium Pitch is ? 108mm so that would mean the 180mm steerer on a 140 head tube will be 30mm too short. :roll: He said it was 190 not 180mm - an...
by grumsta
Tue Jan 12, 2010 18:05 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Mega Avalanche 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

I would also say - def a good idea to practise, but don't overdo it and knacker yourself out! The qualifier will take it out of you. I would say the only decent training you could do in this country would be to get up to Fort William and try and do as many runs as possible on the DH tracks there bac...
by grumsta
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: What length steerer do I need for a Hardrock Sport 17"
Replies: 14
Views: 3743

If it's any help, on my medium Specialized Pitch I cut my forks to about 177mm so I reckon you will be ok, but it is a risk.
by grumsta
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Merlin wheels pleeeeaassseeee
Replies: 33
Views: 3184

719s are good - I did the Mega on them and I weigh 16.5 stone, they only needed a few spokes tightening up afterwards.

My new Stan's Flow rims are pretty sweet though, but I've not tried them out properly yet. Very easy tubeless setup though.
by grumsta
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Mega Avalanche 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Not sure of the exact date this year, think it was 12th July last year. Quite a few people do spectate, you can walk up from the village and see people coming past - there's a couple of gnarly steep rock sections where people tend to congregate, probably hoping to see some crashes! Quite a good crai...
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 18:42 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Mega Avalanche 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

People do it on hardtails, but it's going to make it much more tiring/battering imo.

06 Enduro with 36 floats sounds about perfect to me.
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 17:29 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Double chainring an bash....why?
Replies: 23
Views: 2559

WIth most bashes you should be able to just take off the outer and use the same chainring bolts. And yeah you will need to shorten the chain, and adjust your limit screws.
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 17:28 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Mega Avalanche 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

I just used my Pitch for all of it, which was fine though I wish I had had the 36 Vans I have now rather than the Pikes that I trashed. ;)
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 16:49 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Mega Avalanche 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Cheers, me too! :)

BTW this is probably the best guide I have read to the Mega

http://www.mtbrider.com/mtbr/showthread.php?t=23051
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 16:41 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Forks - Fox or Rock Shox?
Replies: 52
Views: 5454

If one fork is miles better then the other, does that means that you can ride faster through a selected section? Like let's take a 500 yards descent and grumsta 's bikes with Pike and Vanila 36. Will you be faster with the Pike or the Vanila, considering you're on a hardtail or a fullsus but same t...
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 16:33 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Mega Avalanche 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

How gnarly is the megavalanche? I'm ok with the endurance and all that, just not massive drop offs and crazy jumps etc, does it have that sort of stuff? There's no huge jumps and drop-offs - well there are some huge drop offs but there are alternative lines. I'd never ridden in the Alps before I we...
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 16:08 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Mega Avalanche 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

I didn't break anything, I was just completely and utterly exhausted (and fairly battered) but not long after I got a nasty virus and now have post-viral fatigue. Not been out on my bike in a good few months now :( Obviously I can't directly attribute it to that but I have never been so physically a...
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 15:48 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Mega Avalanche 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

P-Jay wrote:Not this year, body still broken.

But I'm working towards 2011.


Snap.
by grumsta
Mon Jan 11, 2010 14:25 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Double chainring an bash....why?
Replies: 23
Views: 2559

Why not? I have a 22/36 and bash setup - got it mainly for the Mega but I don't miss the big ring at all.
by grumsta
Sun Jan 10, 2010 22:00 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Forks - Fox or Rock Shox?
Replies: 52
Views: 5454

A bit different lol.


Except that they weigh almost exactly the same - therefore the 36 is miles better. :)

Also cost not much more at the price I got them for. :P
by grumsta
Sun Jan 10, 2010 20:40 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Forks - Fox or Rock Shox?
Replies: 52
Views: 5454

Pike Coil U Turn vs Fox 36 Vanilla

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