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About DeersSlayer

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    Trials Monkey

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    motocycle trips, mountain biking, hiking, curling
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    Ottawa, Canada

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    Inspired Flow Plus, Echo 24"
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  1. Is your tire pressure too low?
  2. Looks like some sort of monitor?
  3. Yes, already confirmed it is 3 mm. But the 3 mm hex tool in my set is a bit too big or poorly 'machined', won't fit. Other 3 mm tools fit fine.
  4. Yes. This set is all metric, and shiny 'silver.' I have an imperial set that is dark.
  5. Nothing wrong with the Echo 3 mm bolt, it's my 3mm hex tool that's a bit off (too big.) :-/
  6. On an Echo TR front disc brake slave, is the bolt that holds the brake pads a 3 mm hex? Or is it a "special" bolt head? All the other Echo brake bolts appear to be hex, but this bolt head seems a little messed up. Bike is a 24" comp style Mk5. Bought it from TartyBikes 18 months ago, never had the brakes apart. I've lost some brake holding power, seems like maybe the pads are a bit glazed. Was trying to remove the pads, but the bolt wont take a hex key. 2.5 is too small, 3 wont go in. Bike has seen very little use, never in rain.
  7. Stopping power is nice, but holding power and feel/modulation is needed in trials. I opted for the Flow Plus upgraded to hydraulic disc, DB5 (only upgrade option available from Tarty in Dec 2016). All my bikes are hydraulic, except my road/CX with cable disc. The bikes with hydraulics have way better feel. Whenever I ride the road/CX I remind myself to squeeze HARD on the brakes when I really need to slow down.
  8. My attempt to add musical light humour failed, even though G is a musician. :-( Withdrawn.
  9. Why did you stop riding for 4 years?
  10. They produce and sell shin guards too, do you know about those?
  11. Sam Pilgrim did the same, now has a Flow Plus with Maguras. And he was already pretty good on a jump bike...
  12. Yes, the air filter appears happy again.
  13. Very good actual riding!!! I don't care for the rest of the clips, and had to mute the sound. This video reminds me of why I really like Flipp's and Ben Travis' videos. They choose good music that fits their riding. The riding stays at normal speed, does not suddenly speed up or slow down, so it flows well. They don't add filler clips (why add a clip of the rider looking at a phone????)
  14. Try it on a slight uphill. Pedal up the hill, slowly come to a stop (no brakes) with your front wheel at 45 away from your strong foot. Keep your weight half on your strong foot, half on the back pedal. If you need to roll forward gently put more pressure on your front (strong) foot, just a little!
  15. Have you looked at I started about a year ago, and was initially very frustrated with track stands. What finally worked for me was leaving both brakes off, slight uphill, just using pedal/crank to roll forward and hill to roll back. It took me a long time. Also try riding extremely slowly, almost stopped, and a quick pedal up to back wheel. Use the technique on TrashZen and practice practice practice! Also try endo to back wheel to endo to back wheel..... And 2 wheel hops. All that practice of the basics gets you much better balance. Don't give, I started in my mid 50's. Progress is very slow but continuous! It's really helped my mountain bike skills & confidence on slow steep rocky technical trails, which was my original goal. Now I'm liking my trials bikes (Echo 24 & Inspired Flow Plus) as trials bikes!