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Everything posted by ben_travis

  1. Michael, Michael, Michael....
  2. Have you seen that counterweight of a seat?
  3. If you can't find an axle spacer, there are extra threads on the drive side cup of this BB to help as well
  4. If you like watching riders with great bike control and you don't follow Damjan already, you should...
  6. Worst thing is that the hull riders (myself included back int day) have been riding this place for YEARS! Bash guard marks all over it, and we always had crowds gathering to watch, with very little negative comments if i remember correctly.
  7. Do explain why?
  8. Keep Manchester up too :-D
  9. I read it as disgusting as in 'nae bad', Dave, but may well be wrong.
  10. Fortunately i've seen the video, but without the context, that is not the description of a video i'd ever watch nor would it 'make my day'.
  11. I went to Vancouver, had a couple of fun rides with the locals, but unfortunately filmed very little. If you ever get the chance to take your bike to it. The guys are an awesome bunch, and the riding is awesome. Anyway, let me know your thoughts
  12. Favourite bits: Fakie Line at 3:10, totally unexpected. Love that! The Rock Line at 3:45 The Planter Line at 4:00 Other notable aspects: Aaron Browne filming stance
  13. Did you have the I9 hub on when I was there Frank? Or is that just part of the new wheel build?
  14. 22:16 is the best gear ratio going for the street trially! EDIT: That last manny line was tip top duncs.
  15. I bought a Capra (before if got nicked) from YT and had no issues with them at all. They gave me the week it was due to be delivered, and then informed me with plenty of notice when it got delayed a week or so. The bike was well packaged, and delivered safe and sound. I didn't have any issues that I had to send the beast back, so can't comment on that side of things, and I would hope that the bikes are strong enough that you don't have to send it back ;-). Oh, actually, i did have a mech hanger break, so I ordered another one on their site, and it was with me in 2 days. I loved my Capra, rode awesome. If you've got the cash, and are happy to wait, then you shouldn't be disappointed. Obviously I'd still try and recommend getting a shot on both of them to compare how they ride... In terms of which one is best, I can't answer. I'd argue they are much the same
  16. I'm still trying to find my limits after breaking my elbow, but managed to get enough footage to pull together a wee video from my time in Bristol. I've tried my best to find new spots / put my own spin on the regular spots. Let me hear your thoughts Song: Can't you hear me knocking - Rolling Stones CRASHES VIDEO:
  17. Crashes video added...I spent quite a lot of time going over the bars...
  18. Cheers Joe. Glad it has had that kind of impact.
  19. It's only got reach adjust unfortunately, although the BAT adjuster (bite point) doesn't have a whole lot of benefit on the MT7's (just my opinion).
  20. YES! edit:
  21. I've used all three brakes, and put them in this order (first being my favourite) MT6 - MT7 - MT5. The MT6 offers slightly more pad clearance so doesn't rub as much, the brake holds really well (not quite on par with the MT7 / MT5, but more than enough) and from my experience, has more modulation than the 4pot brakes. I haven't checked, but would hazard a guess the MT6 brakes are slightly lighter too... The MT7 has a little more adjustment capability, so works a tad better than the MT5 (in terms of clearance). Also, when using the 4 pot brake, the MT5 has a two pad configuration (vs. 4 pad configuration on the 7), in my experience the two pad configuration feels more reliable / has less pad rock. If you can get one of the newer 1-finger levers then the brakes feel more 'solid' than the two finger levers (and more comfortable). In terms of pad choice, the Magura standard pads are excellent once worn in (which should take less than 30 mins), offer great modulation vs. power. I would highly recommend keeping them and giving them a try before you go straight out and buy some aftermarket pads. Finally, the price, MT6 is middle of the road (£130ish), with the 5 being the cheapest (£90ish) / 7 most expensive (£170ish).
  22. or better still...
  23. Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated.