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by mattyfez
Sat Aug 24, 2019 14:23 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: How to remove rear wheel on Sram X7 derailleur fitted bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 244

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

Yeh you have to pull the whole mech back which you can't really do easily just by pulling back the from the end of the cage /lower jockey wheel
by mattyfez
Sat Aug 24, 2019 14:09 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Thoughts on the Cube Analog 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Thoughts on the Cube Analog 2019

The advice is correct in my opinion, the tone has been a bit off though, just my thoughts. It's a common misconception that rockshox or fox forks are better than suntour as the cheaper suntours in the range tend to get put in a lot of bikes to keep costs down, but the forks above the XCt/m/r such as...
by mattyfez
Fri Aug 16, 2019 22:04 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Derailer vs shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Derailer vs shifter

I agree with the above, sram and sram or shimano and shimano.

Mixing and matching shifters and dérailleurs is not recommended.

There are some exceptions, I have a shimano SIS front tripple derailleur that works fine with a sram 3 speed shifter, but for rear derailleur, keep it matching.
by mattyfez
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Worth upgrading brakes? SRAM Level to Level TL
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Worth upgrading brakes? SRAM Level to Level TL

I have level TL and I like them but I can't see them being much of an upgrade over standard level, as the sram brake range has a lot of models with seemingly tiny upgrades from the one below.

Is it possible to just buy TL (or higher) levers on their own rather then a full brake set?
by mattyfez
Mon Aug 05, 2019 07:44 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Fork upgrade suggestions for e-MTB
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Fork upgrade suggestions for e-MTB

Mattyfez, thanks for the suggestion. Are they any good? This experience of Suntour hasn't been terribly encouraging! They also seem quite hard to find! It seems that many retailers are selling more 26" QR forks than 29" through-axles. Weird! Yeh the xct and Xcm are basically thier bottom ...
by mattyfez
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Fork upgrade suggestions for e-MTB
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Fork upgrade suggestions for e-MTB

Xcm fork on that bike costs about £60-70 new, so it's unsurprisingly not great.

Does it have to be 100mm? What about
https://www.srsuntour.com/products/fork/Raidon34-Boost-5859.html
by mattyfez
Fri Aug 02, 2019 16:12 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Mountain Bike to Gravel Bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Mountain Bike to Gravel Bike?

What MTB have you got?
Lock the fork stand put some lighter/slicker tyres on it?
by mattyfez
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Giant Talon - which model?
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Giant Talon - which model?

Talon 1 for sure. For the same reasons mentioned above. Although you are paying for the giant name a bit.. I'd expect Epixon forks rather than Raidon on a bike that price. The weight saving on the "1" is probably all in the fork, air spring with magnisium alloy lowers as opposed to cheap c...
by mattyfez
Tue Jul 30, 2019 19:43 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Marks on carbon frame
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Marks on carbon frame

Looks like rubbing from a strap or a frame bag or something.. I wouldn't worry
by mattyfez
Tue Jul 23, 2019 22:02 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Premium Valve Cores
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: Premium Valve Cores

Inner tubes are not air tight. If you want to maintain a fixed specific PSI, you'll need to put a bit more air in about every 2 weeks in my experience. But I'm only talking about 1 - 3 PSI Maybe more or less often depending on the particular tube. May be more if you ride hard.. My tubes will easily ...
by mattyfez
Sun Jul 21, 2019 17:14 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Is fatbiking technical at all?
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

I'd guess 40psi on the side wall is the max rather than minimum?
Unless your a right fatty, you wouldn't want to be running much more than 30psi
I generally run about 27psi front and about 30 on the rear and I'm 99kg.
by mattyfez
Sun Jul 07, 2019 14:38 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Which inner tubes ?
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: Which inner tubes ?

Anecdotal but I had puncture issues with cheaper ones, switched to regular continental tubes and have been fine ever since!. Bit more expensive but less hasslee in the long run in my experience.
by mattyfez
Thu Jul 04, 2019 17:54 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Entry level air fork suspension suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Entry level air fork suspension suggestions

Xcr air fork?
80mm with QR/straight steer option.
More travel than you want but you can always let some air out so it sits lower

https://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/products/fork/XCR32-5860.html
by mattyfez
Tue Jul 02, 2019 17:30 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Aluminum frame weight differences between models
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Aluminum frame weight differences between models

Frame design can play a part too, a well thought out frame will have thicker material at stress points and thinner material where the strength isn't needed so much, whereas a 'cheap' 6061 frame will just be standard size alloy tubes welded together, so heavier.
by mattyfez
Mon Jun 24, 2019 19:27 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Good/ cheapish 29" carbon wheelset - such a thing yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Good/ cheapish 29" carbon wheelset - such a thing yet?

My old wheelset had alloy nipples, nearly 3 years old when I sold it, not a single failed nipple. I can't see they've been mentioned, but lightbike carbon rims have been well reviewed. Do you mean light bicycle? Mentioned several times :) Were your alloy nipples on alloy rims though, or carbon rims...
by mattyfez
Sat Jun 22, 2019 13:41 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Good/ cheapish 29" carbon wheelset - such a thing yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Good/ cheapish 29" carbon wheelset - such a thing yet?

Yeh go brass, no worries about galvanic corrosion as alloy can react with carbon. Worth the slight weight penalty to not have to worry about it.
I got mine with black DT spokes and black brass nipples so it looks pretty sleek. I guess they adonise the brass or something.
by mattyfez
Tue Jun 18, 2019 21:20 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?
Replies: 26
Views: 2965

Re: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

When it comes to hand and foot pumps, is there a brand that is better than the others or does it not matter? It's a bit of a mine field with different stuff at different prices. I've eventually settled on a really cheap muddy fox track pump (the pressure guage is so useless it may as well not have ...
by mattyfez
Tue Jun 18, 2019 21:09 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Good/ cheapish 29" carbon wheelset - such a thing yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Good/ cheapish 29" carbon wheelset - such a thing yet?

My Lbs are difficult to fit new tyres to though, unless the tyres been removed and refitted a few times so the bead is a bit more stretched, they are insanely tight.
by mattyfez
Tue Jun 18, 2019 20:57 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Good/ cheapish 29" carbon wheelset - such a thing yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 1531

Re: Good/ cheapish 29" carbon wheelset - such a thing yet?

I bought some light bicycle rims about four years ago, absolutely bomb proof. No complaints at all but the only real difference I can tell for general riding is the acceleration and ease of recovering pace after slowing down. They are more expensive than they used to be though, I think I paid about ...
by mattyfez
Wed Jun 05, 2019 21:35 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Is it my tyres.....
Replies: 22
Views: 2546

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.

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