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by robertpb
Mon Sep 23, 2019 09:07 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Dartmoor Hornet sizing advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Dartmoor Hornet sizing advice needed

How long is a piece of string and where can you buy this string. It's tough when you're between sizes but advise is difficult as body dimensions and riding stile come into play. My body dimensions are just under 5'5", inseam 31", ape +2.7" so someone else my height could be 29" i...
by robertpb
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Difficult Handling 29er
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Difficult Handling 29er

Is your new fork sag compensated, if not it's changed the geometry. Also if you are only riding on the road 60psi is way too much even for that, I'd start at 40psi and go up and down 5psi to find out what works, also put 3-5psi less in the front.
by robertpb
Sat Sep 21, 2019 13:13 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Which rear mech for 42t 10-speed?
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Which rear mech for 42t 10-speed?

I think it's because Shimano can't even get their own website factually correct. If you look at the EU and USA sites there is a mix up in the information as they call both of those mechs 'medium' then refer to one as long, but if you go to other mechs info it doesn't add up between long and medium. ...
by robertpb
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Slime - Puncture - what now?
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Slime - Puncture - what now?

Conversation with my Dad in 1955, me at the tender age of 4.

"Dad I've got a puncture in my tyre", Dad "well fix it then".
So off I went in the shed to find the screwdrivers to lever off the tyre, that's how I'd seen it done by everyone else.
by robertpb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Interested in buying an MTB for cross country rides and general riding
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Interested in buying an MTB for cross country rides and general riding

Neither of those bikes are good value for money, for what you are riding I'd be looking at a gravel bike not an MTB.
by robertpb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Which tyres for sonder transmitter?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Which tyres for sonder transmitter?

According to the Sonder website your wheels are 45mm so 2.6 is as about as narrow you can put on them, otherwise the profile will be awefull with anything below this.
by robertpb
Fri Sep 13, 2019 16:45 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Carrera Vengeance wheels and tyres
Replies: 18
Views: 7727

Re: Carrera Vengeance wheels and tyres

So what's wrong with the gears you have they cover a wide range, it's only a very cheap bike so it's not worth putting anything expensive on it.
by robertpb
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Roscoe 7 2019 Vs Specialized Rockhopper Expert Vs Nukeproof
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Roscoe 7 2019 Vs Specialized Rockhopper Expert Vs Nukeproof

The Nukeproof is a better bike in geo as well as parts, I wouldn't even look at the other two.
by robertpb
Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:00 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: What's this?
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: What's this?

Unidentifide Serial Bus?
by robertpb
Fri Sep 06, 2019 22:35 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Urban/ Gravel tyre for 27.5 inch plus size rim and pressure gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Urban/ Gravel tyre for 27.5 inch plus size rim and pressure gauge

steve_sordy wrote:
robertpb wrote:What internal width are your rims.


With 2.8" tyres on Bontrager Line 40 rims, I'm guessing that the internal rim width is 40mm. I wonder if I guessed right? :D


Well Steve nearly right 41mm.

But putting narrow tyres on those rims is going in the least to give them an awful profile.
by robertpb
Tue Sep 03, 2019 18:03 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: what frame size do I need?
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: what frame size do I need?

You buy the bike that fits you, for your height that could be M, M/L or even a Large depending on the make and your body shape, ie long legs, long arms, short body, or short legs, short arms, long body.
by robertpb
Tue Sep 03, 2019 17:52 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Go outdoors MTB’s
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: Go outdoors MTB’s

For £3000 you could have a bike built to your spec. Have a look at a Bird Aeris 120LT, you can spec a bike on their website or pay them a visit and they will help you spec it. They are very helpfull, have a great guarantee and excellent value.
by robertpb
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Go outdoors MTB’s
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: Go outdoors MTB’s

It's all down to what you are going to ride, it's no good buying a downhill bike to ride what could easily be ridden on a gravel bike. So a bit more info on what you want to ride.
by robertpb
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Which trail bike - Canyon/Cube/Giant?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Which trail bike - Canyon/Cube/Giant?

Have a look at the Bird Aeris 120LT, you can build it to your spec and price, the guarantee is the best around and also the best customer service.
by robertpb
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: cranks 175mm vs 180mm
Replies: 15
Views: 4380

Re: cranks 175mm vs 180mm

In other news Mafeking has been relieved :lol:
by robertpb
Thu Aug 22, 2019 22:10 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: How to remove rear wheel on Sram X7 derailleur fitted bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: How to remove rear wheel on Sram X7 derailleur fitted bike?

Never had a problem, always used middle ring, middle gear so the chain is in a straight line. Sounds like you are trying to fight the chain when it's totally out of line.
by robertpb
Wed Aug 21, 2019 22:18 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Thoughts on the Cube Analog 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: Thoughts on the Cube Analog 2019

If so you think an RS XC30 coil fork is a better spec than a 32mm raidon with air spring and adjustable rebound damping? (the Fork is the single most important component, its the costliest and makes the biggest difference in terms of how a bike rides) You'd prefer 3x9 (ten year old tech) to 1x11? Y...
by robertpb
Wed Aug 21, 2019 17:55 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Considering a Whyte 805 but...
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Considering a Whyte 805 but...

What on earth do you mean by the amout of slack up front.

As for an alternative a Sonder Transmitter nx eagle which is £1200 but there is a 15% discount this weekend, it's a more playfull bike than the Whyte.
by robertpb
Tue Aug 20, 2019 17:17 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: What to buy
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: What to buy

You don't seem to need a full susser for what you're riding, if fact I ride a gravel bike on what you ride, so another hardtail would be more in keeping and cheaper to build.

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