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by paul.skibum
Wed Jun 05, 2019 22:51 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Is it my tyres.....

We don't know what pressure he's running or what style tyres he's got... It's pretty pointless trying explain further than that. I am pretty sure I mentioned the pressures, thought I mentioned the tyres too - both bikes have DHF and DHR2 front and rear respectively - so broadly the same tread patte...
by paul.skibum
Tue May 21, 2019 18:59 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Is it my tyres.....

So turns out it wasnt entirely my tyres - I may have screwed up while putting the bike together and added a bit of drag to the system......Tyres are definitely still slow vs my other bike but not as much as I was initially feeling! I need a better lit garage and bike stand I think! I think you migh...
by paul.skibum
Fri May 17, 2019 17:30 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Is it my tyres.....

So turns out it wasnt entirely my tyres - I may have screwed up while putting the bike together and added a bit of drag to the system......Tyres are definitely still slow vs my other bike but not as much as I was initially feeling!

I need a better lit garage and bike stand I think!
by paul.skibum
Wed May 15, 2019 17:49 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Is it my tyres.....

................ Why would I want the wider tyres at a lower pressure - would that not increase the contact patch and increase the drag? Stuff I cut out the whole quote as it was quite long. Interesting answer but the tyre pressure issue is also a red herring to my actual problem as low or high pre...
by paul.skibum
Wed May 15, 2019 17:44 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Are dropper posts essential?
Replies: 24
Views: 2595

Re: Are dropper posts essential?

No but, you know, yes.
by paul.skibum
Wed May 15, 2019 16:56 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: nukeproof tyre insert
Replies: 12
Views: 1848

Re: nukeproof tyre insert

I really do wish someone would invent something that makes getting these fcuking tyres off a lot easier.My hands are aching :cry: Hi - dragging up an older thread as I just chucked an ARD in my rear wheel yesterday. Pumped up the tyre reasonably hard to get a seal on the beed and now cant seem to g...
by paul.skibum
Wed May 08, 2019 22:54 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Handlebar width
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Handlebar width

Funnily enough some people believe there is a formula for handlebar width to stature and there is also some stuff on line about stem length, bar sweep and the relationship of those to where your hands are vs steerer - depends what you believe. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/lee-mccormacks-guide-to-pe...
by paul.skibum
Wed May 08, 2019 22:47 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Is it my tyres.....

The 2.6 tyres need to be 2-3psi lower than the 2.35's. Also the combo of the wider tyre and presumably wider rims on the Scout will be heavier so the feeling of more drag. Another point to make is check the relationship between the front of the saddle and the bottom bracket on both bikes, you may b...
by paul.skibum
Wed May 08, 2019 19:00 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Is it my tyres.....

Jesus you guys and your details. Both bikes are running DHR2 and DHF - one is 2.35 and one is 2.6 - the 2.35 is at around 26psi per my dodgy Park tools pump (has a ridiculously shoot gauge on it for a Park tools device). The 2.6 are at about 30psi. Both bikes weigh about the same - the Scout is surp...
by paul.skibum
Tue May 07, 2019 17:44 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Is it my tyres.....

Saddle height is good, no brake drag, tyres pumped up pretty much the same (I dont do pressures but both feel similar - Scouts probably a bit firmer), wheels spin freely. I am going to chuck it on the stand again tonight and have a play around and try different wheels - just wanted to ask the questi...
by paul.skibum
Tue May 07, 2019 17:11 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Is it my tyres.....

Hi All Havent posted on here in a while. Just got a new Nukeproof Scout hardtail - I like.....BUT...it feels like I am dragging it through mud compared to my old hardtail or my 5010. Winter drew to an end and the bike arrived - first few rides I was feeling slow and my legs like lead and I put it do...
by paul.skibum
Fri Feb 23, 2018 01:26 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Refresh or replace my hardtail
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Refresh or replace my hardtail

sounds good, have you seen the brand x dropper post on offer for 80 on crc. I'm doing something similar with an old hardtail and parts i have spare at the moment. Is your 5010 the newer one with 150mm fork travel? a nomad or bronson is too much for my riding and do like the look of these newer SC 5...
by paul.skibum
Wed Feb 21, 2018 18:07 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Refresh or replace my hardtail
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Refresh or replace my hardtail

sounds good, have you seen the brand x dropper post on offer for 80 on crc. I'm doing something similar with an old hardtail and parts i have spare at the moment. Is your 5010 the newer one with 150mm fork travel? a nomad or bronson is too much for my riding and do like the look of these newer SC 5...
by paul.skibum
Wed Feb 14, 2018 21:43 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Refresh or replace my hardtail
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Refresh or replace my hardtail

Going to order a decent pair of wheels from CRC - quick release XT hubs on Stans Crest and a new HiLo dropper to freshen up the bike and chuck on a proper functioning dropper. I will get the forks serviced and hope for the best that they hang on for a good couple years more. Go tubeless will remove ...
by paul.skibum
Thu Jan 18, 2018 19:06 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Refresh or replace my hardtail
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Refresh or replace my hardtail

Yebbut that demand level is fuelled by the big companies pushing 29 or 27.5 which (some will argue) they do to ensure that buyers are tempted into getting "new" stuff because it is / might be better. That may be true but it doesn't mean 26 wheels are as good as bigger ones. You should buy...
by paul.skibum
Wed Jan 17, 2018 22:59 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Refresh or replace my hardtail
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Refresh or replace my hardtail

Update - Bit more digging I found a replacement set of crossrides for $215 from Merlin, fork and dropper from Jenson USA for $400 US (around 500 canadian), will have to locate a set of adapters for the front wheel of the crossrides and do a ghetto tubeless setup. The fork is no better than the curre...
by paul.skibum
Wed Jan 17, 2018 22:31 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Refresh or replace my hardtail
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Refresh or replace my hardtail

I currently have a 2004 Cove Handjob (snigger) - steel hardtail, 1x10 gearing, 2006 era Recon forks, 2013 slx brakes, cheap as chips MARS mechanical dropper and some 2006 era Crossride wheels. I also have a 5010 for the main trail bike. Currently my Cove is my scoot to work bike and serves to do qui...
by paul.skibum
Wed Oct 25, 2017 21:03 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 27.2mm dropper post?
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Re: 27.2mm dropper post?

Internal routing definitely makes it harder - I suspect there is only the KS Lev Integra - but what I am more curious about is what bike its for! I have looked at options for my hardtail - currently have a Tmars on there - cheap heavy and crap to use - so only one plus point - I would like to say it...
by paul.skibum
Tue May 30, 2017 21:55 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59712

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

Ahhh ebikes. The debate is endless and circular. I rode a hardtail cube ebike last autumn as part of a staff party in whistler. We did a quick lap of lost lake and there is a certain fun to having the power assist to whip up the hills and climb tech stuff without trying. No replacement for skill in ...
by paul.skibum
Tue May 02, 2017 22:40 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon - Custom
Replies: 122
Views: 23609

Re: Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon - Custom

Update on my bike - or rather update on new bike. Currently still on the Bronson but waiting (impatiently) for a new 5010 CC X01 in Black with yellow graphics. Size small which keeps it pretty consistent geometry wise with the medium older style Bronson, really looking forward to the nimble, quick f...

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