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by Angus Young
Mon Jan 01, 2018 20:27 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

It looks like two of the UK's top freeriders have moved on to e bikes. Chris Smith is riding for Cannondale, promoting their e bike and Sam Pilgrim is riding for Haibike. I'm guessing the manufacturers want riders with a younger following but I'm not sure how their riding will translate as both spe...
by Angus Young
Thu Nov 30, 2017 16:01 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: 26" Tyres for BPW
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: 26" Tyres for BPW

Well, it's your only point of contact with the ground, and a small one at that, so I decided that would be a place I wouldn't skimp. I have the same philosophy with cars, I don't buy tyres on price. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out NOT to be my only point of contact with that ground over tha...
by Angus Young
Thu Nov 30, 2017 15:41 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: 26" Tyres for BPW
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: 26" Tyres for BPW

Cheers all, i'm liking the suggestions. Although the thought of having the perfect tyre underneath me is there, the thought of spending the best part of £90 for a pair of DHF/DHR2's is mildly concerning. The Magic Mary's in 26" flavour are slightly cheaper (as long as i'm getting the right com...
by Angus Young
Thu Nov 30, 2017 13:03 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: 26" Tyres for BPW
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: 26" Tyres for BPW

Sure, not saying you don't need a change of tyre, just that BPW is well built so it's not a swamp, even after a lot of rain. So what can you recommend? Well, I'm not sure I'm the right person to make recommendations, but I'm tubeless with a MAXXIS High Roller II at the front and a MAXXIS Ardent Rac...
by Angus Young
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: 26" Tyres for BPW
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: 26" Tyres for BPW

the Cube is still sat on it's original Schwalbe Rapid Rob tyres which from experience aren't the grippiest on loose surfaces or claggy mud Not too many loose surfaces and no claggy mud on the blues at BPW. Well no, but the Robs are pathetic on anything beyond grass or a towpath from what I’ve felt ...
by Angus Young
Wed Nov 29, 2017 21:05 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: 26" Tyres for BPW
Replies: 18
Views: 1932

Re: 26" Tyres for BPW

Cliveyp wrote:the Cube is still sat on it's original Schwalbe Rapid Rob tyres which from experience aren't the grippiest on loose surfaces or claggy mud


Not too many loose surfaces and no claggy mud on the blues at BPW.
by Angus Young
Tue Oct 17, 2017 19:28 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Trail lights
Replies: 17
Views: 3062

Re: Trail lights

My experience with cheap ebay lights is they illuminate brilliantly but they don't last that long. So, if your lights ate likely to get limited use and not face too much stress, they can be a good option. If you're using them a lot and they'll have to take a hammering, you might be better off spendi...
by Angus Young
Tue Oct 17, 2017 19:22 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Baby oil?
Replies: 15
Views: 3871

Re: Baby oil?

Like my Johnson, I prefer to ride it than rub stuff on it when I'm alone.
by Angus Young
Fri Sep 29, 2017 07:56 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: parking?
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: parking?

Lock don't lean. In the long run you'll be glad you did.
by Angus Young
Thu Sep 21, 2017 18:16 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Worst MTB injury
Replies: 16
Views: 2520

Re: Worst MTB injury

A broken rib on two occasions and a torn shoulder. All on the lefthand side, so that must be telling me something.
by Angus Young
Thu Aug 31, 2017 16:39 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

As an aside, my Auntie and Uncle both now have electric bikes - they are both 70, and have ridden for many many years, my uncle used to ride TT's at one point, and they have historically gone on cycling holidays of sorts - the kind where they transport your posessions around the place, and you just...
by Angus Young
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Help us create the future of MTB backpacks !
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Re: Help us create the future of MTB backpacks !

Have to agree with the above. Can't imagine you're going to learn much from that.
by Angus Young
Thu Aug 31, 2017 09:19 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

I like the idea of E-bikes. Getting people on bikes who normally wouldn't / couldn't ride a bike, is a great idea. I don't need one as yet, but it's nice to know they are out there, should the day come, when I can no longer cope with a conventional bicycle. I'm all for people who 'couldn't' ride a ...
by Angus Young
Wed Aug 30, 2017 17:16 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

Generally I accept your point about balance because there is one one axis of summetry that would allow it to be balanced. You might argue that the linear density of the pole is affected if the ends are not identical. Barge pole is two words however. FACT. Or you could use it like a lance. Works wit...
by Angus Young
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: chain cleaner on ebike
Replies: 18
Views: 3978

Re: chain cleaner on ebike

Two toothbrushes lashed together and dipped in cleaner. Doesn't matter which way you pedal then. Top bodge of the week, works a treat.
by Angus Young
Fri Aug 11, 2017 18:40 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

What's a chicken chaser?
by Angus Young
Fri Aug 11, 2017 15:36 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

If he wasn't pedalling it wasn't an e-bike. oh ... what do you call those electric bikes then with the throttle and the button that propels the bike forward up to a certain speed without the need to pedal ? it was likely to be one of those .... or he was fcuking magic Don't know what he was riding ...
by Angus Young
Wed Aug 09, 2017 15:02 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

That's a motorbike. no ... it still comes under EAPC laws despite it having a throttle :- Throttle control ‘Twist and gos’ – electric bikes manufactured with the capability of being powered by a throttle alone – will require type approval from January 2016. It is considered likely that larger manuf...
by Angus Young
Wed Aug 09, 2017 14:28 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

That's a motorbike.
by Angus Young
Wed Aug 09, 2017 14:07 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: E-Bikes, what do we think?
Replies: 344
Views: 59642

Re: E-Bikes, what do we think?

If he wasn't pedalling it wasn't an e-bike. oh ... what do you call those electric bikes then with the throttle and the button that propels the bike forward up to a certain speed without the need to pedal ? it was likely to be one of those .... or he was fcuking magic Don't know what he was riding ...

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