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by supersonic
Thu Oct 18, 2018 20:32 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Cannondale v Carrera
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Cannondale v Carrera

by supersonic
Sun Aug 26, 2018 22:06 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Worth refurbing an older 26" hardtail?
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Worth refurbing an older 26" hardtail?

I've kept a lot of old bikes going, but for various reasons. A retro build with classic parts; a light weight singlespeed, a commuting bike - it all depends on what your goals are. The problem is that replacing all the parts can cost more than a decent new bike. And finding good quality 26 inch part...
by supersonic
Mon Jul 23, 2018 19:34 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Finish line sealant, anybody used it
Replies: 32
Views: 3343

Re: Finish line sealant, anybody used it

I have a longer term update. Have done a fat bike and a road bike with Finish Line, both tubeless 'ready'. Used Nutrak tape to seal the rim bed, and in the case of the fat bike, used some gorilla tape over the top. Now, as from my previous post, you'll remember I buggered up the initial taping, and ...
by supersonic
Thu Jul 19, 2018 21:00 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Chain prices
Replies: 22
Views: 1174

Re: Chain prices

Quick links... just daft prices at times. The higher speed ones are often a tenner a pair in shops.
by supersonic
Sat Jul 14, 2018 16:52 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: The hybrid in the £200-300 range question...
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: The hybrid in the £200-300 range question...

If you want the fastest option for smoother surfaces then the Boardman is the way to go. Or the Calibre - you may benefit from a new bike if have been away for a while ie set up, aftersales, warranty etc. You will notice the difference in these and the others. The gearing is higher, the ride positio...
by supersonic
Thu Jul 12, 2018 19:50 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Help find me a wheelset...
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Help find me a wheelset...

I'm still about, old and creaking, but still riding ;-). Hope you are good!

I'll have a look in my catalogues at work, see if anything is about.
by supersonic
Thu Jul 12, 2018 19:46 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: So 12 speed is not enough for you
Replies: 18
Views: 1045

Re: So 12 speed is not enough for you

So 11 speed (1x) was introduced by SRAM to remedy the shortcomings of the front mech, and 2/3x systems. They then introduced 12 speed Eagle to remedy the shortcomings of the range of 11 speed. Rotor have introduced 13 speed this to fix shortcomings in the steps between gears of 12 speed systems... M...
by supersonic
Thu Jul 12, 2018 19:32 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Help find me a wheelset...
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Help find me a wheelset...

Not found any set under £200 yet. Superstar had a set at £300 but O.O.S.

Prices will come down, but Boost is still relatively new, and wider rims are only just becoming more mainstream.

There are various adaptions that can/may be done to some wheelsets to set up for Boost.
by supersonic
Sun Jul 08, 2018 19:35 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Got £300-500 to spend? Want a new bike? READ THIS!
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Got £300-500 to spend? Want a new bike? READ THIS!

I wrote the post. Several years ago. is the poster a boy for B Twin and Bikeradar sponsors them so no negative things is allowed to be brought up so they locked the post? Absolutely not. The site owner, due to new EU data laws and accountability, do not allow non Immediate employed people to moderat...
by supersonic
Fri Jun 29, 2018 22:23 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Upgrading my 6 spd 28T to 34T
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Upgrading my 6 spd 28T to 34T

1) Only you can answer that ;-) You need to reinstall the wheel centrally and ensure the brakes operate correctly. 2) Cannot be certain. There are different types of spline - I'd be surprised if it didn't fit, but do not force it. 3) Maybe. Depends how long your old one is. And how worn - a 'stretch...
by supersonic
Fri Jun 29, 2018 22:14 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Finish line sealant, anybody used it
Replies: 32
Views: 3343

Re: Finish line sealant, anybody used it

OK, so it has arrived and been installed! So a preliminary review. It's pretty runny! Almost seems to separate a little if been stood, but still leaves a good coating on the inside of the tyre. And how do I know that? Well I had to do the install twice... Basically I had a set of Giant Tubeless Read...
by supersonic
Fri Jun 29, 2018 22:04 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: RockShox Recon Silver TK Air vs. Fox 32 Rhythm
Replies: 6
Views: 5283

Re: RockShox Recon Silver TK Air vs. Fox 32 Rhythm

Both these are going to feel smooth and 'good' out of the box. But the Fox is the better fork. The TK damper is crude and will not offer the control the Fox can (though you may be able to upgrade to the damper to a Motion Control). Is the Fox worth that extra? Hard to call, you can pick up some good...
by supersonic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 21:56 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Bargain XC bike
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: Bargain XC bike

Looks a great buy! I know many will raise eyebrows about the 'old schoo'l geo and stuff, but for a lot people, this sort of thing is going to work really well. I've also seen this: https://www.merlincycles.com/diamondback-lumis-20-mountain-bike-2017-105250.html I'd prefer the Rockrider, but if you c...
by supersonic
Mon Jun 25, 2018 21:37 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Finish line sealant, anybody used it
Replies: 32
Views: 3343

Re: Finish line sealant, anybody used it

Just bought some! Is in the post.
by supersonic
Sun Jun 24, 2018 18:42 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: disc brake rubbing
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: disc brake rubbing

Keep working the pistons out, and pushing back in, whilst cleaning any dirt away and lubing them with whatever fluid your brakes use. Never let them push too far out though, we are only talking a little bit here, 2-3mm.

Then push them all the way home, fit a bleed block and bleed them.
by supersonic
Sun Jun 24, 2018 15:19 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: 2018 Revelation fork sitting up to 20% sag resting
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: 2018 Revelation fork sitting up to 20% sag resting

Are you measuring the travel externally, or going by markers on the stanchion?
by supersonic
Sun Jun 17, 2018 13:57 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: GT Sanction Team
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: GT Sanction Team

iDrive - need to test it really, as in the long travel versions the movement of the BB can be quite noticeable! Basically the BB is located on a linkage that runs between the front triangle and swingarm. The theory is that the high main pivot position would normally cause a lot of chain growth as th...
by supersonic
Sun Jun 17, 2018 13:38 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: AM bike at Decathlon. Looks good value - what say you?
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: AM bike at Decathlon. Looks good value - what say you?

What fork does it have, can't find the info!
by supersonic
Tue Jun 12, 2018 20:37 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Best mtb under 600
Replies: 18
Views: 1011

Re: Best mtb under 600

You are the one that needs to email them ;-)
by supersonic
Mon Jun 11, 2018 19:04 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Front fork confusion!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Front fork confusion!!!

You are right, it is a downgrade. The Judy is basically an old name on a budget Boost fork, basically a revamped xc30/30 gold. But we are going to see a lot of this on 2019 bikes. Prices have rocketed for components, so the bike manufacturers either hike the prices, or drop the specs - or as I am se...

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