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by Long Time Lurker
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: New backpack time
Replies: 20
Views: 1078

Re: New backpack time

Another big fan of osprey backpacks here. I think their straps etc are the comfiest of all of the packs I've owned - and the air vent down the back makes it one of the best ventilated on hot days. The material doesn't look as tough as others, but I use mine mountain-biking and have spent many rides,...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Aug 30, 2019 14:13 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Planning on buying a brand new Giant Trance X Advanced SL 0 2012 or Anthem 2 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Planning on buying a brand new Giant Trance X Advanced SL 0 2012

Dammit - was writing something out and Steve has written something similar - and better tbh. :x So - what he said. Assuming that it all worked (i would expect the shop to give it a once-over before I rode it away), my biggest concern would be that the 2012 model has a 26" wheelsize. Major manuf...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Aug 19, 2019 07:23 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Help finding big hit rear end
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Help finding big hit rear end

Give this company a call...they manufacture hangers for most bikes.
https://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.u ... pecialized
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Aug 19, 2019 07:09 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Thoughts on the Cube Analog 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Thoughts on the Cube Analog 2019

What robertpb says. Used to be a great value bikes with great specs. However, since the rise of direct sales companies (Chain Reaction's Vitus range and anything coming from Canyon) and massive improvements in bikes sold by Halfords (Voodoo) or Go Outdoors (Calibre) they offer far less value for mon...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 07:36 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

What JBA said...
As someone who gets scared when my wheels leave the floor, I would go for the Fuel Ex :oops:
Friend has an old Remedy and spends a lot of time at trail centres, whereas I spend more time mile-munching across fields and woodlands.
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jul 17, 2019 14:30 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: How Busy is your LBS?
Replies: 45
Views: 3623

Re: How Busy is your LBS?

Not very busy but to look at the shop you would think that they are run off their feet. They are great people to chat about bikes and riding in general, but are awful businessmen. They are supposed to be open at 10, but I know that in reality you will be lucky to see them until 11. Likewise if I wan...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 07:43 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: What to bring
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: What to bring

I have a small Camelbak hydration pack - in that I carry water (obviously), tyre levers, 2 inner tubes, multitool, pump, packable waterproof jacket and a couple of packs of haribo (just in case).
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jul 03, 2019 06:53 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Big Shorts
Replies: 17
Views: 2300

Re: Big Shorts

Lycra + trainers = what millions of runners exercise in every day. Look fine to me... That depends. I had to follow a rather large gent in lycra on the commute home last night. Not a pretty sight. Kept trying to get round him but he kept drafting me and passing me on the hills. Wouldn't want anyone...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jul 03, 2019 06:45 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Help! Getting the most out of these forums
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: Help! Getting the most out of these forums

Morning and welcome to the forum.
It's not a fast-paced forum, but is a goldmine of information and helpful people if you need assistance.
Stick with us - ask relevant questions in the right section of the forum and someone will respond.
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Felt or Calibre?
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Felt or Calibre?

My first bike was a Felt. Made a stupid and costly decision, based on the fact that I liked the colour/look of the Felt when there were so many better bikes in that price bracket. :oops: (There is a reason why there are so many cheaply 2nd-hand bikes for sale on Gumtree/eBay etc. They all bought che...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 13:09 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: C2W Hybrid advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: C2W Hybrid advice.

Boardmans are sold exclusively in the Uk through Halfords (and Cycle Republic), but they aren't a Halford's brand. They are good bits of kit - some of the best specced bikes out there if you are buying from a retailer. There is an issue with brand snobbery and poor sales/tech staff in some branches ...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Helmet mounted light xc use
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Helmet mounted light xc use

I'm a big fan of you get what you pay for with lights. Very much this - Exposure lights are very expensive but they are hard-wearing and the company offer good customer support. I've run into trees, kicked it down concrete steps and dropped it albeit briefly into a stream and it still works. I'm a ...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon Jun 10, 2019 07:18 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Lapierre Edge AM 827
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Lapierre Edge AM 827

Soreen? :?:
by Long Time Lurker
Wed May 15, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Help!!!

When you say filled, is it the whole tube or just a small section? I used to use foam cleaner when installing UPVC windows - but it was never inside anything. You can buy Everbuild Foam Eater, but that is a paste so may not work inside a tube. Other option is something like Tytan Foam remover which ...
by Long Time Lurker
Mon May 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Are dropper posts essential?
Replies: 24
Views: 2414

Re: Are dropper posts essential?

Useful, not essential.
I've only had one in the last year or two but managed perfectly well in the last 20 years without one.
(Although I have ripped two pairs of shorts when they caught on the saddle when I was going over the handlebars - that wouldn't have happened with a dropper.)
by Long Time Lurker
Mon May 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Discuss the website with the team
Topic: Reviews Section - lack of Search functionality
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

Re: Reviews Section - lack of Search functionality

Oli Admin wrote:Our development team is aware of this and they'll be putting a fix in place as soon as possible. Thank you

Cheers - thanks for the response.
by Long Time Lurker
Thu May 09, 2019 13:36 pm
Forum: Discuss the website with the team
Topic: Reviews Section - lack of Search functionality
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

Reviews Section - lack of Search functionality

Hi - quick question (apologies if it has been asked before on here). I've noticed that since the update, the Review section no longer has a filter function (the ability to search for price/rating/year of review). I don't want to dredge through 140+ pages of reviews. Is it just me, or is the same for...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed May 01, 2019 13:35 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: What bike lock to buy
Replies: 14
Views: 2336

Re: What bike lock to buy

Just wondering... What do the Boris bikes and others have inside that deters people stealing? Nothing - but you can't ride them without putting in details on the app. The MoBike (up here in the NE - but pulling out this month), has a lock mechanism on the frame which clamps around the back wheel pr...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: What bike lock to buy
Replies: 14
Views: 2336

Re: What bike lock to buy

I would never leave any of my bike unattended in public for any longer than 15 mins. I have a Hiplok - it's wearable so you don't notice the weight. It's pretty chunky and they do a gold-rated one now. But if someone wants to steal your bike and they know what they are doing a lock won't stop them. ...
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 07:36 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Buying Flat Pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Re: Buying Flat Pedals

Nukeproof Neutrons? (£23 - on CRC - what i use at the moment)

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