Mark W

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  1. Indeed. Isn't he going to be in a bit of bother legally too for the whole stealing shenanigans?
  2. Is he using it now? Or is he going to be using it in the future?
  3. Dude in blue is Pat Smage - you should check out some of his clips on Facebook/Instagram. He rides 'normal' bikes too, as well as fat bikes, and is super good on all of them. Seeing him on a mototrials bike is really cool. Part of the impressive thing of that ebike video is them riding in trials boots. That must feel awful!
  4. I hope Duncan's video from that place is a purely coincidental shot-for-shot remake of this.
  5. I've seen quite a lot of recent work from Josh and he's putting out some great stuff. I know his earlier frames weren't the best, but he's right up there now.
  6. This video's 10 years old. Yohan's riding in the same style/way in it, including footjam whips, manuals, stoppies, spins, etc. That aside, I agree with Flipp. Your videos keep improving
  7. FFW on a street trials bike isn't ideal. You get more resistance/drag through the drivetrain that slows you down, especially when you compare a trials FFW setup to using a rear Hope freehub. They just spin forever, whereas with a FFW setup you'll generally find your wheel slows down really quickly. The other thing is that the chain is constantly spinning on a FFW setup, and on mod I used to have issues with it destroying jeans - I'd hate to think what it'd be like at speed on a 24... Although lighter is generally better, weight on a street trials bike isn't really that big a deal. For most moves you won't really notice it as much. Those bikes don't tend to be amazing for outright trialsy trials stuff which is where you would notice the extra weight more, so it's worth going for a slightly heavier bike that's going to be reliable (and not feel flexy). When I ran lighter trials-orientated parts on my early 24s I didn't like the feel of it, especially with wheels. Landing spins on lighter, single wall rims with low flange hubs just feels like a mess.
  8. I hope that Brexit triggers some kind of economic collapse in Europe just to cut marketing budgets for bike brands so this whole "Look what he's doing on a road bike!!!" shit ends.
  9. The lever blades on the Trialtech levers aren't the same as the separate blades they sell for '05-style lever bodies.
  10. Kenny, you of all people should know that you can never have too many arrows in the quiver Get it done. Even if it's just there as a back-up option for a quick play it's worth having around!
  11. Ah, OK - that's a 26" one by the looks of it which makes that make sense! That might also come into your decision too - 24" and 26" bikes feel quite different, so it depends if you have a preference.
  12. Hmm. Weird. From memory, the white and black Elements were the first to come with disc mounts too - the yellow and grey before were non-disc. The purple Flow is definitely non-disc though.
  13. Friends don't let friends use new Nitromors. They basically took the active ingredient out - Starchem is your friend.
  14. No need to re-bleed - there's a little retaining plate that holds the piston in place so it doesn't go anywhere. It's super easy to fit them - they don't have a weird spring setup like the stanndard MT2/4/5 levers, so it's much more straight forward. The only thing to try and avoid is tapping the lever pin completely out of the body. They come with a new one, but if you can keep the old one partially in the body it's way easier to tap it back in. Think of it like splitting a chain, basically.
  15. Which generation/colour bikes are we talking? The early Elements and early Flows were non-disc, so if either bike is non-disc then that might hold you back a bit further down the line if you wanted to upgrade. Just to add, if they're both rim brake only or both disc ready, then the Element would be the better of the two. The frames and forks are broadly similar, but some aspects of the Element are a bit above the Flow. For example, Elements came with Truvativ splined cranks whereas some models of Flow came with square taper.