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Everything posted by Herbertlemon102

  1. liverpool docks!
  2. nope, trialtech sports/ rockman spades on the 24" front end. i did give carbon a go but i snapped them.
  3. Just seen these, echo carbon forks. What's everyone's take on them?
  4. stupid question, surely. always make a cheeky vid
  5. Lovely, I’d like one myself
  6. i request a deadline extension. poor effort from everyone. ill have a go.
  7. @bikeperson45 might be around?
  8. damn you in the south ogre. me and zach are aiming at matlock on saturday
  9. Ben Travis? more like Ben Traversing these big-ass walls... go ben!
  10. 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.
  11. Interesting. Would be interested to know the weight. I’d assume quite heavy for strength, but who knows? Also go to their website to look at the construction of it, it’s pretty interesting
  12. It was a Sunday didn’t realise you were in London. Will hit you up next time
  13. just some raw clips from london, was a fun day.
  14. de-logo'd the frame the red was a compromise cuz it looked cool. smooth rims made much more stealthy-impact ...from a distance, maybe.
  15. smooth rims are no more, i keep this picture to remind me of when my bike was stealth
  16. Personal preference, I’d say. If you’re concerned, watch this- and have no more doubts.
  17. 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
  18. looks like a great place to ride, and nice weather. i like rolling gaps
  19. do it.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.