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by BigStu2
Sun Jun 29, 2014 08:29 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Giant Anthem 29er vs Giant Trance 29er
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Giant Anthem 29er vs Giant Trance 29er

You'll be fine with a 29er, I'm the same height ( and almost the same age minus a few years ) and I love 'em. You may need to buy a shorther stem and flip it into the negative rize position to get comfy. To be honest you wont find a decent new FS bike at that price, it will be full of compromises, a...
by BigStu2
Fri Jun 27, 2014 18:22 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: schwalbe racing ralph evo dd pacestar 2,25" folding
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: schwalbe racing ralph evo dd pacestar 2,25" folding

DD are only available in 26" but you probably already know that. I'm running snakeskin 29ers on an Orange Gyro and a Kona Unit, love em, have a Rocket Ron on the front of the Gyro at the moment and it is noticably smaller in size even though their both 2.25's, haven't had a problem with the sid...
by BigStu2
Wed Jun 25, 2014 15:21 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Full suspension bike for 150kg guy
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Full suspension bike for 150kg guy

I'd have a look at something like the Kona Honzo. Konas handle really well and the wheels are tubeless ready, their even taped.
Orange is Selling a few ex demo XL Gyros if you check their site, I love mine, the standard shock tune is a medium so maybe fitting a firmer shock would be the way to go.
by BigStu2
Fri Jun 13, 2014 19:45 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427
Replies: 63
Views: 6354

Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Looking good, where did you get the new fork decals from ??
by BigStu2
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Most important component
Replies: 32
Views: 710

Re: Most important component

I dont think theres a single Best Component, just get a collection of reasonably good components on a good frame, Now I'll throw my Kona Unit into the ring here, you look at it and theres not much going on there, most people dont get it, yet it handles so well due to great geometry, however the mech...
by BigStu2
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 29er Tyres for Stans NoTubes Arch EX Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: 29er Tyres for Stans NoTubes Arch EX Rims

I'm running these rims on my Gyro and love 'em, Fitted with Schwalbe racing ralph 2.25's and they blow up to a healthy size, stuck a rocket ron on the front but its a scrawny little thing compared to the ralphs. Have just stuck them on my Unit as well, no probs mounting them, just the last 150mm you...
by BigStu2
Mon Jun 09, 2014 18:25 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Kona Unit
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Kona Unit

I've got the 2014 model and I'd say its the sleeper model that everybody should be out riding but hardly anyone is. You'll climb faster and learn more about riding after 1 month on this than any other bike you'll ever own. A lot of people say ride a hardtail to hone your skills, nah this thing hones...
by BigStu2
Mon Jun 02, 2014 15:17 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 29er hardtail thread
Replies: 39
Views: 5717

Re: 29er hardtail thread

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Kona Unit 2014 17"

Have since added XTR brakes as well as a tubeless setup.
One of the most enjoyable bikes I've owned.
by BigStu2
Mon May 12, 2014 20:22 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Kona Unit 2014 Freewheel
Replies: 0
Views: 181

Kona Unit 2014 Freewheel

Anyone know if the freewheel on these bikes are serviceable and how do you go about removing them in the first place?? Got me baffled.
by BigStu2
Fri May 02, 2014 15:53 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: knee pads: yea or nay
Replies: 84
Views: 2670

Re: knee pads: yea or nay

I've got a nice pair of 661's that I wear every now and then, I wish it were more often but they seem to wear away the skin just where the knee bends , that combined with sweat = It Stings :cry: Will try applying chamois cream to the inside of the pads and see how that goes tommorow.
by BigStu2
Fri Apr 18, 2014 14:01 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: My New Giant Trance 27.5 2
Replies: 33
Views: 13519

Re: My New Giant Trance 27.5 2

Love the look of these bikes. SLX brakes are great, equal stopping power to my XTR's, they just dont look as flash.
by BigStu2
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Hope hub widths?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Hope hub widths?

Are they Pro2 hubs with Pro 2 adaptors or Pro2 EVO adaptors, I had two sets of Hope Wheels and the adaptors couldn't be successfully swapped between them. Going one way the adaptors were ridiculously loose and the other way you almost needed a hammer to knock them in.
by BigStu2
Sat Apr 12, 2014 19:13 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Lapierre Zesty e:i shock advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: Lapierre Zesty e:i shock advice please

Grease the seatpost so it helps prevent water ingress there and maybe a little silicone on the cables where they penetrate the frame, check the BB bearings now that they've been exposed to water might be time to replace them as well.
by BigStu2
Sat Apr 12, 2014 18:28 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1446

Re: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/838/o53s.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/716/kmvg.jpg Well, two of the blurriest images known to man but It still looks good I reckon. An EThirteen bashgaurd has been added this week as I was sick of rounding off the teeth on the chainring...
by BigStu2
Sat Apr 12, 2014 17:37 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: My new marmite bike orange five 29er
Replies: 20
Views: 1843

Re: My new marmite bike orange five 29er

Love that bike, How good are Orange 29ers these days, just love 'em myself. Had a 2010 five and always regreted selling it and would have bought a 29er five but am toooo short so went the Gyro route instead and couldn't be happier.
Must run outside now and post another pic myself lol.....
by BigStu2
Thu Mar 27, 2014 19:10 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1446

Re: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!

Matt-r8, youv'e just had me Googling like mad, seems all Gyros are the same, rubber grommet on the way in nothing on the way out, mines an ex demo model and it had enough use to completely wear-out a set of rear brakepads before I received it and the hose looks unscathed so maybe its fine, wont stop...
by BigStu2
Tue Mar 25, 2014 19:17 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1446

Re: Orange Gyro Pro, Now with pics!!

A nice set of Stans Arch/Hope wheels with some 2.25 Racing Ralphs have found their way onto the beast this week and has lobbed off a kilo right there, that along with the carbon bar and seatpost and a 60mm turbine stem and its down to 12.95kg ready to ride, it was 13.98kg without pedals when I bough...
by BigStu2
Sat Mar 15, 2014 09:01 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Going tubeless on Whyte T129s not happening
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Going tubeless on Whyte T129s not happening

Have the same rims on my new Kona unit and they have the rubbery rimstrip installed from the factory!! so in a couple of hours I will give going tubeless a go myself, haven't had so many pinch flats in years.
by BigStu2
Fri Mar 14, 2014 16:33 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Racing Ralph TL tyres, what sealant to use
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Racing Ralph TL tyres, what sealant to use

Thats what I thought,just browsed my lbs on line and their out so picked up some Schwalbe doc blue also manufactured by Stans so will give that a go. The Fenwicks I have here will now go in the rear of my Kona Unit as it uses standard tyres and Fenwicks apparently works a treat on them... Hopefully!!
by BigStu2
Thu Mar 13, 2014 21:40 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Racing Ralph TL tyres, what sealant to use
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Racing Ralph TL tyres, what sealant to use

I've got a pair a Racing ralph TL ready tyres and a bottle of Fenwicks airtight sealant but after a quick read it seems that Fenwicks arn't compatible with TL tyres but I'm not sure what the sealant will and wont do to these tyres, should I just get hold of some stans instead.
Thanks

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