Archie H

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    2015/16? Inspired element, few wee upgrades here and there.
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  1. MAGURA - A while ago I bought MT Trails which are basically MT5 and MT4's. These with ice tech 203mm rotors (4 pot rear, 2 pot front) give pretty decent power, especially with some jitsie/trialtehc pads on the rear. Personally I haven't had any problems with them, and I quite like them at the moment, so much so that I bought another pair. For about £140 for a set I think they are some of the best. Also they have the HC lever stock which is nice feeling and I think more powerful? HOPE- Before the maguras I had hope trial zone with both 180mm v1 rotors and 200mm v2 rotors. These brakes were very good, lasted well and were solid. However at about twice the price of the maguras wasn't convinced. Also I didn't like how the lever hit against my handlebars as they were chunky as. Also DOT fluid is (supposedly) nasty stuff. Mabey with the trials levers instead of tech 3 I might have got on better with them. Shimano - On my enduro which I recently purchased, I've got saint m820's. These feel very nice on the lever and have a LOT of power. However they have the 'long lever' problem like the hopes so I don't think they would suit me on the trialsy. Also I've heard of people snapping the callipers on the newer saint. So, personally, ill stick with magura at the moment, but if I do break one I might go to shimano and try to find an M810.
  2. Yeah, as Mark said, I’ve heard of a few that don’t allow them due to a ‘safety issue’ or some bulls**t like that.
  3. Looks sick. Do they allow disc brakes in the skate park? Moving there for college in a few weeks and i would love to go but i thought it is worth checking beforehand.
  4. So I got the MT trails (The cheaper ones) with ice tech 203mm rotors and hope adaptors. Been running them for about a month now with the 2 pot on the front and 4 pot on the back. Overall i'm pretty impressed. They have great modulation (as do the hopes) and decent power although not as powerful as my hopes, they are much more consistent though. The feel is great, not getting any sponginess. Also much better pad clearance than the hopes which makes a huge difference when rolling about. I just wish the rear (mt5) had a little more bite so i may switch to magura race pads or some EBC's to get power levels equivalent to the hope's, and failing that, i may go to an MT7. The biggest difference i found was the levers. The feel is similar but they are so much less clumpy. The hope ones used to scratch up my bars (where the hose joined the lever) as i run them pretty steep but the maguras don't go anywhere near which makes me more comfortable ditching the bike in crashes knowing that it will just spin, although it is plastic so may be more likely to break. Also worth noting the maguras came with 4 spare olives and inserts and a decent sticker pack. The hopes may do as well but i got them from tarty as an add on not as a complete product. Magura Pros; Easy to bleed, use mineral oil, much cheaper initial price, much cheaper spares and more compatible, less clumpy levers, consistent Hope Pros; Incredibly bite and hold, Stronger levers (apparently), supports UK manufacturing, customer support, bite point adjustment So, yeah, both are great. Conclusive, I know.
  5. Ive got a hope tech 3 trial zone plus 200 rotor and adaptor that I'm selling. Asking £125 for it.
  6. You can do pretty much anything on any bike, it just comes down to personal preference. Considering your height, a 26 might be better as you will probably feel more comfortable with the slightly bigger size, although due to the geo of the bikes its not that different to ride (so ive heard), but yeah, if i were you, id go 26.
  7. I feel a bit bad for him, like he's trying to share his content but it's just become a meme at this point. Funny though...
  8. Mike, I think you are aproching this a little wrong. It's great that you want to make videos and share your riding and you should still do that and if a few things change, I would happily watch them regularly, but it is your choice if you listen or ignore this... 1) Stop the mass amount of self promoting. If you spend your time making high quality content, the viewers will eventually come to you, you don't need to spam every social media platform to find them. And don't click bait. Please. 2) Spend your time making higher quality content, I know you said new videos coming soon and mabey they will be different. But instead of making a vid that's two minutes and only 20 sec of riding, make a five minuite vid with multiple riding clips and mabey even a bit of personality, not pigeons. This may mean only putting out a vid once every fortnight instead of week but it's worth it, then in the future you can up your production of videos. 3) Keep doing it. I'm sure you will get the hang of it and when that happens your audience will probally grow. Just break the bad habits now instead of carrying them on, the world does not need another Harry Main style youtuber, even one is one to many. But overall, good luck! Also you don't need to sign your name on every forum post...
  9. The latest innovation in coil shock technology, designed to give great mid stroke support paired with impeccable small bump sensitivy.
  10. Ah, shame. Cheers for the help.
  11. Is it possible to take a standard sealed disc front trialtech hub with the pinch bolts and 10mm axle and change out the bearings to suit a 15mm bolt through? If so which bearings do I need and will it require new cone spacer things? I saw the cheaper arcade on tarty had a 15mm trialtech so I wondered if it could be done as an aftermarket upgrade? Thanks!
  12. Hello, I bit the bullet and brought MT trails for £150 new, also got ice tech 203 rotor. Which adaptor would you recommend. The bike is 180mm IS as standard. I looked at avid adaptors but it wasn't as simple as +20mm so if someone could tell me what would work I'd be very grateful, cheers!
  13. Oh...
  14. Would it be possible to put a magura calipers with the shimano lever and get the best of both worlds, or is that a bit stupid?
  15. I agree, would be great to have a set of each to try out. Might flip a coin and buy a brake, if it is no good, just sell it and try again.