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by Cqc
Wed Oct 05, 2016 17:25 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Enduro racing tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Enduro racing tips?

Hi all,
I have entered my first gravity enduro race which will take place in a month and am obviously very excited!
I was wondering whether any of you had some good advice to help me ride fast and hopefully do well(ish). 
There's no practice or scoping of the stages beforehand allowed.

Cheers!
by Cqc
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Bird Aeris or Airdrop Edit - Trail / BikePark
Replies: 11
Views: 2049

Re: Bird Aeris or Airdrop Edit - Trail / BikePark

I'm not sure about the airdrop weight, but I know that the bird isn't particularly lightweight, so perhaps worth comparing the weight of two given how your local trails are quite flat.
by Cqc
Fri Jan 22, 2016 18:18 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Husseft stem....any good??
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Husseft stem....any good??

I've had one for a couple of years and it works fine, just heavy. Wouldn't buy it now that there are so many cheap lightish ones on the market
by Cqc
Mon Jan 04, 2016 19:55 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Nukeproof Mega TR 275 - Black or Raw
Replies: 22
Views: 2078

Re: Nukeproof Mega TR 275 - Black or Raw

if you get a 42t range expander out back, then you lose almost no low gears than if you had a granny ring up front, so you may as well go 1x and save yourself the money you'd spend switching over
by Cqc
Mon Dec 14, 2015 20:59 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 2nd hand very slack hardtail frames
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: 2nd hand very slack hardtail frames

Ended up going with a ragley bagger 288 size M which is said to have a 65 degree head angle static with a 160mm fork, so will have a 66 degree Ha with my 140mm fork, and the top tube is the same length as my size L stumpy and so should fit well. Crucially also has a low standover,something many larg...
by Cqc
Mon Dec 14, 2015 20:50 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Nukeproof Mega TR 275 - Newb First Bike Build
Replies: 13
Views: 2644

Re: Nukeproof Mega TR 275 - Newb First Bike Build

I think he's talking about the new v12 pedals guys, which are basically cheap vaults and are much improved over the old ones. Bigger platforms than the saints.
by Cqc
Sat Dec 12, 2015 18:56 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: RS Pike offset and damper swap Qs
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: RS Pike offset and damper swap Qs

There is no 29er Mega. You need a new air shaft assembly to change travel. Some dual position Pikes can't be changed. Will your current bike be ok with a 140mm fork? There is a 2016 29er mega, and generally speaking a longer offset makes the bike feel less stable, so most choose to go for the short...
by Cqc
Tue Dec 08, 2015 21:11 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Another Tyre thread... Sorry
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Another Tyre thread... Sorry

I don't like my magic Marys. They only work in very specific conditions and are so soft that the nobbles tear off. I quite like High Roller II's good all round tyre, better all rounder than Minions. They grip best when really leant over in turns, a little bit vague feeling if you aren't pushing on....
by Cqc
Sat Nov 21, 2015 22:00 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 2nd hand very slack hardtail frames
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: 2nd hand very slack hardtail frames

Cheers, and I'm sure it is Fantastic, but I'm looking at something cheaper, any ideas?
by Cqc
Sat Nov 21, 2015 17:00 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 2nd hand very slack hardtail frames
Replies: 6
Views: 977

2nd hand very slack hardtail frames

Hi guys, sadly the fox shock of my full suss has given up again (I got a new one 3 years ago), and I figured that I can get a whole new hardtail frame for the cost of a new shock, maybe for even less than a shock service if I'm lucky, I might as well ride a hardtail frame for a change this winter. I...
by Cqc
Thu Nov 19, 2015 19:01 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Do I upgrade my bike or just replace it?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Do I upgrade my bike or just replace it?

The old 26 Norco sight was great fun, but though I haven't ridden the new one I've heard that it hasn't been as good since its been updated, flexy rear end i think it was, which may be an issue if you're on the heavier side. Obviously see what you think, just there may be others that you prefer so d...
by Cqc
Sun Nov 15, 2015 21:39 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Do I upgrade my bike or just replace it?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Do I upgrade my bike or just replace it?

Buying a new one would make a lot more sense as if your weakness is the descents, then buying a bike which makes them easier makes sense. Booking a skills course at the same time would help you get the most out of the new bike. Even if your skills at descending were amazing, the fuel ex will always ...
by Cqc
Mon Nov 02, 2015 19:08 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Building a trail
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Building a trail

Thanks for all the responses guys, I'm not really going to focus on drops, etc as well made, safe ones are so much work to build and I find that you constantly need to keep building bigger ones as you clear them - the same goes with gap jumps. I just head over to the ukbikeskills place when I want t...
by Cqc
Sun Nov 01, 2015 18:28 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Modernising and older bike??
Replies: 21
Views: 2118

Re: Modernising and older bike??

As for the gearing you can go for a narrow wide at the front (~£20) and then stay 9 speed with a 40t range expander (~£25 from superstar), keeping your rear derailleur. Put on a top Chainguide (£15) if you ever drop the chain. That way you don't spend much money but still get decent performance as t...
by Cqc
Sun Nov 01, 2015 18:19 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Building a trail
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Building a trail

Hi everyone, I've decided that this winter I will do the classic thing of building my own trail to mix things up a bit. I ride in Surrey so the elevation isn't massive, nor very steep, but there's a decently large hillside that I've got permission to build on, so I hope to build a trail or two that ...
by Cqc
Fri Aug 14, 2015 21:46 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: Trance 27.5 2 - Now with added Flow
Replies: 96
Views: 21670

Re: Trance 27.5 2 - Now with added Flow

It shouldn't do. Narrow wide rings that size are rarer, not sure if superstar do one but I know raceface do. Seems a bit of an odd choice to be putting on a chainring that big, goes against what the bike was designed to do really but each to their own. Thanks, out of curiosity, why do you say that?...
by Cqc
Mon Aug 10, 2015 20:51 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Cushioning but light rear tyre
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Cushioning but light rear tyre

Why is it not suited to rear work? I don't really mind it being slightly draggy as I'll be uplifting.
Thanks for all the rubber queen suggestions, but I'm thinking something softer and gripper as I already have one abs so know it's not great for DH / free ride
by Cqc
Mon Aug 10, 2015 15:11 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Cushioning but light rear tyre
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Cushioning but light rear tyre

Just saw the chunky monkey - anyone tried it? Looks great and absurdly cheap
by Cqc
Mon Aug 10, 2015 14:50 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Cushioning but light rear tyre
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Cushioning but light rear tyre

Thanks guys, I've got the rubber queen black chili 2.2 on the front for regular cross country, and while I think it's a good tyre for that, I Wouldn't want to get a slightly larger one as my casing has been buckled and doesn't hold air overnight, so I don't want to spend any more money on that. Than...
by Cqc
Sun Aug 09, 2015 16:53 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Cushioning but light rear tyre
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Cushioning but light rear tyre

Given the lack of replies I've continued with my research and now have a hopefully easier question for you all: which casing is stronger, maxxis' exo or specialised's grid casing? Trying to decide between butcher grid and high roller 2 3c. The grid weighs slightly less, but does that mean it's less ...

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