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by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 2008 Felt q520
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Just keep an eye on the brakes downhills. They are mechanical disc brakes, and aren't much cop - mine have a tendancy to heat up very quickly and then make a horrible screeching noise like I am running over someone's pet cat. :wink:
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jun 08, 2011 06:59 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 2008 Felt q520
Replies: 9
Views: 809

I have a Felt Q series - it definitely won't fall apart. It's built like a tank - a little heavy, not very responsive, but that is what you would expect from a bike at that price point. I was going to sell mine, but ended up holding onto it, as it as the geometery is perfect me. I have ended up stic...
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 20:05 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Mate wants full susser but on tight budget.
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Check this weeks review of the Boardman. Another well specced bike at a good price.
(just wish they werent exclusive to Halfords)
by Long Time Lurker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: £500 bike for Heavy Rider
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Rigid forks would be painful on rougher terrain.
I would rather put up with poorer suspension forks. My friend is around 18.5 stone and has Suntour XCRs - they don't bottom out on our regular runs.
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jun 04, 2011 18:19 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Viking MTB......
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Depends how much you have been offered. It's a direct to the public/ cheap warehouse bike.
There certainly isn't anything in the specs that makes me want to recommend it :wink:
by Long Time Lurker
Sat Jun 04, 2011 13:25 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: G Fisher Cobia 'or' Scott Scale 29?
Replies: 13
Views: 622

I was thinking the same - it's impossible for me to try the On-One range. If I'm spending 1k on a bike, I want test- run!
They look nice, but I can't take the risk...
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jun 03, 2011 07:38 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Ride and Bivi Out
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Bit late for me now.
I needed that a few weeks ago when I was in the New Forest. It might have saved me some time and an uncomfortable night's sleep.
by Long Time Lurker
Fri Jun 03, 2011 07:29 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: G Fisher Cobia 'or' Scott Scale 29?
Replies: 13
Views: 622

I'm the same - was going to buy a Scott, but then I'm hearing rumours that all of the larger companies will be releasing new 29ers this year.
I'm going to sit it out until after the summer and either buy one in the sale or buy a 2012 model.
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cyclo-Cross bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 1033

NEVER!!!!

I've stuck semislicks on and locked out the suspension for my commute to work - that is far as I'm willing to go. :wink:
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: G Fisher Cobia 'or' Scott Scale 29?
Replies: 13
Views: 622

In the same boat as you.

So far I have tried the Giant Talon, GT Karakoram, Scott Scale and Cobia.

The Scale and the Cobia are my favourite 2. I couldn't really choose between them on feel and performance, but the Scale swings it as the Cobia black/orange paint job is horrible.
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Felt Q620 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Don't know about the 620, but i have a 2010 Q720.
It's a comfortable bike, but heavy. The brakes aren't anything to write home about and the forks are terrible.

To be honest, there is better out there in that price bracket.
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Shoes for flats
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Another Shimano AM fan here.
Although I have the old AM40s (I bought 3 pairs cheap when they went on sale last year).
Fantastic grip and well made.
by Long Time Lurker
Mon May 30, 2011 18:21 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: New water proof jacket
Replies: 2
Views: 236

I'm the same as Stoke - I own a night vision. Waterproof(ish), but I have still got wet when the weather was really bad (but that was Really bad - middle of December, horizontal rain/sleet). But its not really a summer jacket - it's too thick. The zips provide some ventilation, but i think its more ...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu May 26, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Anyone out there ride a 29er?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Cheers...
*adds Scott Scale 29 Team to the list...*
by Long Time Lurker
Thu May 26, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Anyone out there ride a 29er?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Anyone out there ride a 29er?

I've decided to take the plunge and go for a 29er, however I haven't got a clue what to go for. It will be used for XC and trail riding (and the odd coast-to-coast). I have a budget of £1000. So far I have looked at the... Giant Talon (with fork upgrade) http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/...
by Long Time Lurker
Thu May 12, 2011 06:58 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Handlebar Grips Help
Replies: 15
Views: 15926

Removing grips is pretty straightforward if you have a can of WD40 and a small screwdriver.
Cover the screwdriver in WD40 and work it under the grip.
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Mar 24, 2011 18:23 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: A moment please, for good service
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Good business model...
Smaller companies rely on good word if mouth.
This thread alone has bumped on-one up my list of potential purchases.
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Mar 24, 2011 18:15 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Flat Pedals
Replies: 58
Views: 3903

I use Felt back-pedals - can get them cheap from Wiggle. About £20 down from £60.
Mind, I also had to invest in some 661 veggie shin guards. I needed 3 stitches in my leg the first time I went out. Grippy but deadly if you misplace your foot. :wink:
by Long Time Lurker
Wed Feb 02, 2011 13:38 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Flat peddles
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Currently using some Felt Backpedals. (used to have V8s).
Well made, grippy, large surface (so lots of places to put your feet), quality bearings.

On Wiggle at £27 - down from £55.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-backpedal- ... ng-pedals/
by Long Time Lurker
Thu Jan 27, 2011 13:47 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: exposure Maxx D mk3
Replies: 58
Views: 6254

I have a Toro - a friend has the MaxxD. The difference is huge.
My friends thought I had one of the brightest lights in existence (they have P7s and one has a Sigma Karma Pro), until my mate turned up with his new light!
It's like he has the sun strapped to your handlebars.

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