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Posts posted by Herbertlemon102

  1. the new model saints are a fair chunk weaker than the old m810s, if you put them side by side the calliper mounts on the new ones are thinner and also weaker, seen a few go. if you can find a pair of m810s in good condition (which is difficult) theyre still great by todays standards. 

    seen a bunch of people trying out the cheaper magura stuff, ive had a few friends break the levers in a incredibly short amount of time, which has put me off them a bit- i had the mt7 Danny macaskill special edition brakes and i was not impressed, the lever construction is poor, the seal on the calliper could be much more refined, i popped one of the lever pins out and thus lost a lever blade just by rolling around and pulling it normally. for the money you pay, the mt7s dont impress me at all.

    that being said, riders such as @Ali C use some of the other magura models and seem to get on with them really well- theres a lot of factors at play, so definitely consider them for sure. the other models have a lot more pad clearance too. 

    very few things can top an Avid bb7 with good pads, they may not be hydo- cool but my god do they work. everyone ive ever tried has been on par with any 4pot hydraulic brake. trialtech pads in there, instant winner.  you then obviously have to think about cable stretch and wrap etc but thats part of the parcel.

    sram/avid guides- they seem to work? heard some leakage issues? unsure. 

    cheaper shimanos like the deore are really quite good for the money.

    my personal favourite, the japanese specials-- ShiMaguras. shimano levers on magura callipers, some of them work together, and work really, really well. my friend Yoshinori Sumi had an XTR lever on a louise calliper and it was fantastic!!

    hope any of that madness helps. 

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  2. 49 minutes ago, bikeperson45 said:

    Dammit people, if this was a Sunday ride I was riding a few miles away. Cool video though, love a bit of the Bank area on the weekends

    It was a Sunday :( didn’t realise you were in London. Will hit you up next time 

  3. 7 hours ago, aener said:

    not stealth



    de-logo'd the frame ;) 

    the red was a compromise cuz it looked cool. smooth rims made much more stealthy-impact :P 

    ...from a distance, maybe. 


  4. 1 minute ago, crunch said:

    Thank you. 

    My concern was why are the mod riders still using front maguras, is it because the discs still aren’t up to the job. 

    Hopefully like you say the trials pads make the difference, as my hope tech 3 brakes on my mountain bikes would be a disapointment for trials for sure.  

    Personal preference, I’d say. If you’re concerned, watch this- and have no more doubts. :D 


  5. 13 minutes ago, crunch said:

    I’m looking at buying an inspired Skye team 24” which obviously is disc only for brakes. I’d like the hope I think rather than the magura  mt7


    All my other 20”  trials bikes have been magura rim brakes, and I loved their massive locking power. 

    In fact we used to tar our rims and made them incredibly sharp. 

    I’ve got discs on other mountain bikes and stuff and they’re good, but not that solid lock up the Maguras give on my trials bikes. 

    How good are the discs on the smaller 24” wheels? Will they reliably lock up solid? On my 29” they are certainly not as strong as a rim brake, but for mountain biking have obvious advantages.


    I see that even today on the world trials circuits not many riders are running discs. Most still have magura rim brakes. 


    just as good. locking is the same, difference is locking a disc and not a rim feels a little bit less direct because of spoke flex, but doesnt reeeaalllyyy matter.

    most competition mods nowadays use rear disc.

    works better in the wet, modulation (good for manuals and smooth control) hence why street bikes have them.

    26" comps dont because spoke flex on 26 is a lot more noticable,  maguras are more direct- and a little lighter, and also nothing to hit on a sidehop. more "accurate" id say. 

    tar on rims is pretty much a thing of the past now. 

    its all about what you use the bike for! trials pads in a disc brake can be as good if not better than rim brakes. 

    in fact, people have been using disc brakes on trials bikes for years- its nothing new. go for it :D 

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  6. 2 hours ago, bikeperson45 said:

    Coming up to a month left people

    If no one enters anything by 13 May I'm going to enter myself and rek all of y'all

    do it.

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  7. On 10/04/2018 at 9:45 PM, Dman said:

    I like London also I just thought a middle ground may attract more riders.

    Not ridden any of those places, anyone have any experience there?

    ridden them all, nottingham is good, birmingham used to be, derby is alright, but manchetser has more to ride than all of them, same with london

  8. 15 minutes ago, Scoox said:

    I'll crank up the PSI before tomorrow's ride. For pure trials riding manuals probably aren't particularly useful, but they look sick.

    if you learn how to do them on something thats a little bit easier, its a real help, i can manual my 26" compy bike completely fine, but the amount of corrections i have to do in comparison to something smooth and a nicer geometry shows that trying to learn it in the first place would be near impossible on this setup. psi up, bars back a smidge (although, if you can bunnyhop, then it should be fine) and find some parking lot spaces to practice in. learn how to jump off it when it loops out first, thats the key i think

  9. 11 hours ago, cwtrials said:

    If you feel like the bike your on isn't letting you achieve 110% you should try making a ridiculously expensive exact replica of it out of carbon fiber and have it weigh almost the exact same.

    But really any jack of all trades bike won't do anything quite 100% and any bike made for just one purpose won't do the others well.   You might get deceived into thinking otherwise by watching Ali, Danny, and others (Marco hoesel, joachim, tra, anyone from Canada etc.) but for us mere mortals it's not possible.  

    Have you tried streety angle arcade bars on a more neutral pure bike?

    Also. I am selling the twin to ross's Marino.  ;)

    I’m fully aware it’ll never be 100% as good, but I’ve already made that clear, I just want the best of both. Also, don’t be so negative! They’re mortals too ;) just keep at it. 

  10. @Mark W the whole “changing bikes too much limits you” thing was the reason I’ve ridden the same bike for the past year, I’ve gotten as comfortable as I I could’ve done but still with that nagging feeling that I’m missing something, I just want to stick with one bike but that nagging feeling is what makes me change between.

    seems the new hex is looking positive. Any idea on frame kit stock-ness?

  11. little bit of a long one!

    this has been bugging me for a while. if you follow me on social media, youll probably be thinking i have a completely different bike every few months- this isnt entirely true, ive had my current stock for the past year or so, but youd be correct in a sense, im a bit lost and getting more and more upset about this every day.

    i wanted to try (and get reasonably good) on every style of bike, so i could see things from every angle and decide after that which one i wanted to stick with. so since ive started riding 4 years ago, ive owned: 3 limey 320s, limey 326, echo sl 20, revell 20, alias 20.1, another limey 326, marino 26", old inspired hex, echo sl 26", inspired flow 24, proto TA thing with a limey 4 geo, echo 24" all with varying bar angles and setups over time

    not all in that order. 

    the problem now being as of now that ive learned a fair amount of bike control (id like to think so anyway) is this: when im on something streety, i miss being able to sidehop higher and gap further/ lightness and flickyness (and pedalling into moves)- and when im on something pure, i miss being able to bunnyhop, spin, manual (x-up!!) etc. the Alias 20.1, despite how bad i was on it, was the first thing i think that bridged the two. but, when i grew to 6 foot, it just became to small for me, i always had to run a 185mm stem on it anyway to not feel cramped. 

    i know its all about compromise, but all i do now is search for something that bridges the two without too much taken away from either side. everyone seems to have chosen a style, stuck with it and progressing loads while i feel lost somewhere behind. heres a couple clips to show my riding on both styles, i personally think i look better on a street bike, but i cant stand how cumbersome the bike feels for trialsy moves with a "normal" street setup. (edit: however, i wonder if thats down to the shortness of the 24"- a hex with trialsy parts could be a shout)

    any insight would be mucho grande appreciated, organising a ride to go and try new things would be awesome. cheers.


  12. This was a great day. loads of people turning up, great riding, i filmed but a fraction of what occurred. cant wait for the next one. cheers anyone who held the steering wheel of destiny. :D 

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  13. The thing is, all of the BIG group rides recently in the last couple years were organised on Facebook, the only problem with that being that not everyone can see it. On the point about Instagram, I use it and love it, it proves to me that trials isn’t dead, so much young talent that gets me amped to ride all the time. What I’ve found is, just not in the UK! Competitions, sure, but the TGS/ street/ casual riding that used to be the norm has all but gone, bar a few exceptions we all know and love. but in places like Spain/japan/China its bigger than ever. Also I’m really jealous of the Vancouver riders, looks like a great scene, great spots, great riding. 

    Just my pennies anyway

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  14. 22 minutes ago, Ali C said:

    also, this is by far the most expensive trials bike ever made! 

    Considering the processes, materials and the specialist nature of the thing, that doesn’t surprise me.. from what I gather, they won’t be making any more? (For the public, at least)