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by gcwebbyuk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 14:10 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Swapping Brake Lever and Calipers
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Swapping Brake Lever and Calipers

Luckily the brake hoses are external!
by gcwebbyuk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 13:17 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Swapping Brake Lever and Calipers
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Swapping Brake Lever and Calipers

The MT500 feel fine, just I have a "better" set laying around doing nothing - was going to swap them rather than sell them.
by gcwebbyuk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Swapping Brake Lever and Calipers
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Swapping Brake Lever and Calipers

My new bike came with Shimano MT500 brakes. I have a set of <100 mile SLX M7000 brakes from my old bike which I am considering swapping over. Before I go down this path.... is there any benefit, are the M7000 brakes much better than the MT500 (which I think are a non-series version of Deore?). Is it...
by gcwebbyuk
Mon Sep 17, 2018 08:24 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Reba Sag and Travel
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Reba Sag and Travel

Thanks all for the info and help.

Will get hold of another cassette tool and see if there are any tokens in there at the moment and tweak accordingly.
by gcwebbyuk
Mon Sep 17, 2018 06:40 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Reba Sag and Travel
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Reba Sag and Travel

Ah yes it’s the spline type.

Will have to get hold of another cassette tool as my current xtool one has a bit that goes into the qr too so won’t fit.

Thanks for your help
by gcwebbyuk
Sun Sep 16, 2018 21:40 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Reba Sag and Travel
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Reba Sag and Travel

I’ve tried to check for tokens, but the bit you would normally remove with a socket is flush to the fork.

Is there some other way to remove this bit? Can’t see anything in the manual.
by gcwebbyuk
Sun Sep 16, 2018 21:31 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Reba Sag and Travel
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Reba Sag and Travel

It has a OneLoc remote lockout, so dont think you can tweak it other than locked out or unlocked?

Btw the fork has full travel if I let all the air out.
by gcwebbyuk
Sun Sep 16, 2018 20:40 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Reba Sag and Travel
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Reba Sag and Travel

I have a new Trek ProCaliber that came with a Reba RL fork. I've set the sag on the fork to about 30ish %. I weigh about 75kg in kit and it only needed around 90psi to get that amount of sag. The RockShox chart indicated I would need more like 115psi. Since setting the sag and doing several rides wi...
by gcwebbyuk
Tue Jul 31, 2018 20:02 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Upgrade or Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Upgrade or Replace

I've done a bit of reading reviews and watching review vids on YouTube, and am now thinking something like a Trek Roscoe 9 is the way to go... A bit of a trail/xc mix. I'm not entering any races so an XC race bike like the Pro Caliber / Chisel may still be a bit steep head angle and twitchy to get a...
by gcwebbyuk
Sun Jul 29, 2018 21:35 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Upgrade or Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Upgrade or Replace

Thanks for the info :D I’ve always felt the stumpy to be a bit cramped - maybe I got the wrong size but back in 2008 the bike shop sized me up ok. I tried it with wider bars and a shorter stem but have switched back to 90mm stem and the original width bars. The cost of some new wheels and forks is g...
by gcwebbyuk
Sun Jul 29, 2018 18:36 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Upgrade or Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Upgrade or Replace

I have a 2008 StumpJumper HT which is now running 1x SLX. It still has the original wheels and fork - which I am considering replacing. Would I be better off investing in a new bike, rather than upgrading an old frame, with old geometry and 26" wheels? I find the bike fine for climbing and gene...
by gcwebbyuk
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: The official TrainerRoad thread
Replies: 4064
Views: 258287

Re: The official TrainerRoad thread

I went with the low volume but add in extra workouts on days that I have the time. That way I feel I’m sticking to plan and not having to skip sessions - better for morale!
by gcwebbyuk
Thu Sep 07, 2017 19:54 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Saddle Width
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Re: Saddle Width

I did a small 30 min turbo session on the Antares this afternoon, and felt ok. Definitely noticed the different shape of the saddle, and could really feel my sit bones on it. The turbo I use is a Kinetic Rock N Roll, and I usually notice the bike rocking with the Arione. However today with the Antar...
by gcwebbyuk
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Saddle Width
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Re: Saddle Width

The only other saddle I have tried recently is a Charge Spoon, which I get on well with on my MTB. The extra padding on it, seems to get in the way on the road bike though. I guess it is because you move around a lot more on an MTB compared to a fixed (ish) position on the road bike - especially on ...
by gcwebbyuk
Thu Sep 07, 2017 09:17 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Saddle Width
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Re: Saddle Width

I did the sit bone test back when first picking a saddle - and the antares was the right width. I'd tried the Arione before the Antares and had found it comfy which is why I went back to it. Luckily I hadn't had anyone buy the Antares, so have swapped back over to it this morning. I have a turbo ses...
by gcwebbyuk
Wed Sep 06, 2017 21:23 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Saddle Width
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Saddle Width

I've tried several saddles, and thought I was onto a winner. Initially I used a Charge Spoon on my MTB, but didn't get on with it when in a static position on my road bike. I then tried a Fizik Antares and found it just about right, so bought one. I did several long rides on it, and all good. Howeve...
by gcwebbyuk
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Making a 2008 bike 11 speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Making a 2008 bike 11 speed?

Perfect thanks :)
by gcwebbyuk
Tue Jul 18, 2017 15:40 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Making a 2008 bike 11 speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Making a 2008 bike 11 speed?

Would my current M525SL hubs from a 2008 StumpJumer HT work with an 11 speed setup?

I'm contemplating going 1x11 with an SLX groupset, and just wanted to make sure...

TIA
by gcwebbyuk
Mon Jun 26, 2017 18:39 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Muscle Fatigue vs Lactic Burn
Replies: 17
Views: 3162

Re: Muscle Fatigue vs Lactic Burn

I will switch back to doing steady state aerobic workouts then. Might be a good time to do some fasted workouts to shift weight too.

Would something like: https://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/5987688-gibbs be a good choice? (with some food on the bike too)

Thanks for all the help people :)

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