Herbertlemon102

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  1. ill be there. went to radfest this year too. coming from the leamington/coventry area. see you there.
  2. Just seen these, echo carbon forks. What's everyone's take on them?
  3. trialshop.pl. a polish trials website, gives you the option to change to english. prices are good, shipping is good, parts they stock are also good. good alternative just in case theres a part you cant get from the usual shops. i got my trialtech Carthy rim from there when everywhere here were out of stock.
  4. intro is a little bit imaginate, but a lot of the lines in this are seriously creative. Defintely one to watch.
  5. facebook is cancer, but like mentioned the tarty rider finder has been really helpful. theres a few other rider pages too, admittedly some just end up being sale pages. also, instagram. i met most of the people i ride with through instagram. i know its not your thing, but if you solely use it just to find riders, could be a good thing. i feel the biggest thing here is that hoping youll bump into someone/ scouring the forums is now the outdated way of doing things- as sad as that may be to some. modern social media seems to be where its at. youll get a lot of nay sayers, especially on here, but seriously, id have never met 1/3rd of the people i have without it. wish you luck sir. im travelling up that way soon, ill give you a text if you dont mind riding with me
  6. most of the newer onzas are really good starter bikes. i can speak for a large portion of newer trials riders who all started on one. i have a friend who started on a ska, was a good little bike. good to get the basics down. a very different geometry to the zoot though, the ska is more of a traditional comp geometry, where the zoot is more street. (more stable on two wheels, feels shorter, slightly steeper and higher front end) but, the ska is a perfect lead in bike to then change to something more preferable down the line after the basics are figured out.
  7. took this in london. could not be arsed to PS the umbrella out. wide lens is wide. do like a good Samyang...
  8. cheeky throwback
  9. Pretty sure he’s on a grey one now, maybe if you ask really nicely for his old one...
  10. Well im glad I got to ride it before it went
  11. liverpool docks!
  12. nope, trialtech sports/ rockman spades on the 24" front end. i did give carbon a go but i snapped them.
  13. stupid question, surely. always make a cheeky vid
  14. Lovely, I’d like one myself
  15. i request a deadline extension. poor effort from everyone. ill have a go.
  16. @bikeperson45 might be around?
  17. damn you in the south ogre. me and zach are aiming at matlock on saturday
  18. Ben Travis? more like Ben Traversing these big-ass walls... go ben!
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. It was a Sunday didn’t realise you were in London. Will hit you up next time
  22. just some raw clips from london, was a fun day.
  23. 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.
  24. smooth rims are no more, i keep this picture to remind me of when my bike was stealth