Started new thread Rear tyre - fast rolling, good cornering - Aggressor, Minion SS, Rock Razor 3/25/2018 3:52 AM

Currently running an E13 TRS tyres (race front and plus rear). Great tyres but I was thinking of running something faster rolling on the rear for the summer. Ideally something with similar DH style cornering lugs but with a faster rolling centre. I've ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Clipless shoes - Shimano AM9, Fiveten Kestrel or Giro Chamber 2/17/2016 11:47 PM

Thanks for all the feedback guys. This was the way I was thinking: Kestrels and 2FO - too stiff to really feel the pedals. Reviews seem to suggest that the Impact Vxi and AM9 are quite soft and the chamber is somewhere in the middle. The standard giro ... more »

Started new thread Clipless shoes - Shimano AM9, Fiveten Kestrel or Giro Chamber 2/12/2016 1:30 AM

I'm after a little help with skate style clipless shoes. I currently have the Shimano AM45 but the sole is falling off and am after a replacement. I like the AM45 except for the weight and possibly the lack of a strap to lock in the heel. I use crank ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 160mm bike options and sizes 3/8/2014 12:54 AM

Hi nightfuel, no instructions I'm afraid but I've confirmed that it's possible with a specialised dealer. You need to buy a shock with a particular mount via specialized. The monarch plus and cane creek dbair are available aftermarket with this mount. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 160mm bike options and sizes 3/7/2014 2:05 AM

Thanks for the feedback, interesting that both the yt and orbea seem to be designed around the BOS yet the Orbea was has a linear leverage ratio while YT went for a very progressive one. Maybe the YT uses a larger air can than the Orbea? This is all ... more »

Added reply in a thread 160mm bike options and sizes 3/1/2014 2:13 PM

The range also looks awesome. So you think the BOS is worth it? Any problems with servicing? The Enduro really seems like the safe bet but $6500 for an aggressive bike with a FOX Float CTD Performance shock seems steep. I guess they want to separate ... more »

Added reply in a thread 160mm bike options and sizes 3/1/2014 3:41 AM

The wheelbase is good at 1196 but the slack head angle and steep seat angle make a cramped toptube. I think you're right, I'd definitely be compromising on size if I went with the Capra. It's hard to overlook the value though! I think the pro version ... more »

Started new thread 160mm bike options and sizes 2/28/2014 1:08 AM

I'm overdue a new 150mm-160mm bike and seem to be spoilt for choice. Best combinations of aggressive geometry, decent spec seem to be: Orbea Rallon X team Specialized Enduro 29er expert YT Capra I was going to go for the Enduro but have been confused ... more »

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