Ali C

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About Ali C

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    Alpaca packs pretty plates properly packed
  • Birthday 02/18/84

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    alastairclarkson@yahoo.co.uk
  • Website URL
    http://www.tartybikes.co.uk

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    Male
  • Interests
    anything bikes, Art, Rock climbing, getting wet, getting dry, eating worms, hanging from trees upside down eating icecream and shouting Dave! DAVE!!! (<thats a good'un)

    I also enjoy swimming in raw sewage and going on dates with hippos
  • Location
    Blackpool

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  • County (UK Only)
    Lancashire
  • Real Name
    Alastair Clarkson
  • Bike Ridden
    Stock
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    inspired
  • Country
    United Kingdom

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  1. I'd have gone but I had a clash of interests and had to pull out.
  2. I’ve been saying this for years, the UCI sections are dog turd...get up rock, get down rock, get up rock, get down rock, repeat. tbf some sections are worse than others, I liked the vertical posts but even taping out the other sections so the audience knows where they’re going would help. i think Vincent needs to vary up his riding a bit, surly the whole point of being a trials rider is to be able to ride anything out in front of you?? If he can’t ride a seesaw that’s his fault not the sections...has he forgotten the crazy sections in Japan where they had half pipes, swings and rolling barrels?
  3. If it’s any help I’ve just got some Light Bicycle hookless rims and have been running them for the past week with no issues so far while running around 40psi...I’ve not done enything too extreme but I have bashed them a bit. Also Danny’s running the Santacruz rims on his Trials bike which are hookless and he’s running over 50psi and has given them a lot of abuse with no tyre issues either.
  4. so nice!
  5. Mark makes a good point, you have to be harsh with yourself at times and cut out potentially usable footage. I still struggle with this at times but the number of clips I loved but had to cut because it didn't add anything or stopped the flow is very high!
  6. actually hilarious!
  7. can't be a legit YouTube channel unless you start doing "challenges"
  8. most excellent riding and news
  9. I agree that a strong adaptor helps but there's no doubting Shimano calipers aren't as strong as others. I've snapped some adaptors while running Magura brakes and the calipers have survived with no issues. I'd rather be safe than sorry and for that reason I just couldn't trust (newer) Shimano calipers.
  10. I'm also using MTtrail brakes (essentially just re-stickered MT6 and MT7 models) and the power is pretty nuts! They're on the bitey side which means I struggle to modulate them (even with standard pads) but for sheer power I rate them as some of the most powerful brakes currently out. The calipers are nice and strong too, not like these new snap happy Shimano ones...shame the levers aren't quite as strong but Magura's warranty seems pretty good.
  11. can you enter on the day? I know it's not ideal but I still don't know my schedule
  12. He broke his collar bone attempting the heli bomb drop for the third time to get a different angle, it was the last clip he had to film so it didn't make much difference to the video. I personally don't think riding always needs a gimmick or story, if he had streamlined the video without a story it would've had just the same impact...then again I'm not as euro as Fabio and his fan base, the Germans and Austrians love a bit of cheese.
  13. what happened?
  14. it's all about the new Hex if you're wanting the most versatile bike, the ability to pop on some comp tyres is a major thing to me plus bigger wheels just ride natural so well.
  15. Good to hear tyre choice ice depends on what you plan to do, the holy rollers are pretty good for street but have thin sidewalls, I’d recommend a dh tube or a tubeless conversion. i had good results with turning a dh conti Dee baron slick by cutting off the tread, still great grip on street but fast rolling too, decent puncture resistance and stable feeling but no good for grass or anything wet. im currently using conti Race King 2.2 front and rear, tubeless front but I’m experimenting with a super thick dh tube in the rear (more rubber gives more bounce, more weight gives more dampening when landing bigger drops) theres lots of tyres out out there so take a look