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Mountain Biking

Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by Zefan, 2 Mar 2015.

  1. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 16,005

    That's another two delivery dates come and gone. Was supposed to be today, no joy. TNT turned up but my bike wasn't there. Got the bike shop to get onto CSG (owners of GT) and TNT to see exactly what's going on and am still waiting for them to phone back with any further details. This is getting to be beyond a ******* joke now.
     
  2. Jonny ///M

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    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

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    What bike have you ordered?

    Generally once it's left CSG it's within a day or so, the dates are changing loads as my bike moved from the 7/11 to 12/11 to 17/11 but I can see it listed as dispactched on CSG so should see it by the weekend.
     
  3. FireTwo

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Jun 2015

    Posts: 412

    dont use Muc Off sealant

    only stans, after filling with 120/140ml go for a ride so it gets shaken around fully.
     
  4. PC777

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Dec 2018

    Posts: 824

    Another checking in not liking tubeless at all, first saw it about 7 years back a colleague with sealant that had popped on him on the way to work. Used to use slime innertubes and Schwalbe marathon puncture proof tyres myself instead for commuting, very heavy but almost no chance of getting a puncture.
     
  5. Malevolence

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    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

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    https://www.gtbicycles.com/gbr_en/avalanche-expert-3073 - large frame in black with 29" wheels.

    Had a phonecall just before the shop shut saying that nobody had got back to them. They're shut tomorrow but the owner says he'll get onto them first thing in the morning from home and then give me a call when he knows something.
     
    Last edited: 17 Nov 2020
  6. Jonny ///M

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    Nice bike! I'm sure it'll turn up soon, if it's with Tuffnells then it'll be lying in a warehouse somewhere.
     
  7. Malevolence

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    I'm beginning to think otherwise. The shop is shut today, but had a text from the guy who runs the bike shop earlier saying that he'd been in contact with CSG this morning and they were unable to give him an answer as to where my bike currently is. Says that if there's nothing definite by tomorrow morning then they'd have to see about sorting out something different, which is not good as this is the bike I want. Was told by one of the other guys in the shop that when **** like this happens they try to source the next bike up, they take a slight loss but the customer gets a better bike. Thing is the 'Expert 'is the top of the line Avalanche, so there's nothing to bump up to.

    Might be a bit cheeky though and ask them to knock a few quid off a GT Zaskar LT AL Expert or change the order to a Cube Reaction TM.
     
  8. Jonny ///M

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    Reaction TM are into January as it's a brand new frame. We're waiting on one at the moment.


    All the GT bikes are shown sold out so I doubt they'll be able to just pull something out the hat. I ordered 10 Cannondale trail 7/8 and they were supposed to be March 2021 but they got moved a few months. More recently ordered some more and they were shown January but now moved to June. Higher end trail se are August :o
     
  9. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2009

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    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    No chance I'd say of getting anything before middle of 2021 that's not in stock
     
  10. Malevolence

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    Still no news on the GT, looks like it either wasn't shipped from the manufacturer, is hiding in warehouse on the dock after being left behind or fgell off the back of the wagon during transport.

    So, look what I rode away on today :D:D:D

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jonny ///M

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    Oh there is a reaction TM. I must speak to my rep the lying ****!
     
  12. Malevolence

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    Apparently there is. :D And the sizing really threw me. That above is a small frame, yet rides and feels exactly the same as the large framed Reaction Pro I tried out before settling on this one. Consensus in the shop is that the addition of the dropper post adds the extra inches. Gotta say, it's a massive step up over the 2009 GT Avalanche I was using to get around.
     
  13. GuruJockStrap

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Quick silly question guys.

    Looking to purchase some Maxxis tyres. The standard tyres that came on my Voodoo Bizango were 29 x 2.25.

    Assume 2.30 tyres will be fine?
     
  14. Kelt

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    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    Yup.
     
  15. Indigo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Feb 2011

    Posts: 2,324

    Location: Middle Earth

    Shame about the GT but that's a tidy looking bike that Cube @Malevolence :)

    I ordered a Sonder Frontier on my Cycle to Work scheme two weeks back. It was approved today and been given a build date of 4/1/21 so something to look forward too in the new year.

    It will come built as a front suspension bike but they also do a rigid fork which I've paid an extra £50 for so I can use it on some bikepacking trips next year too. Really want to see a lot of Scotland on it.
     
  16. Repta

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Jul 2008

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    Location: Surrey

    Yea no issues with 2.3, wouldnt any wider on rear as clearance isnt great. Front though isn't an issue going wider.
     
  17. GuruJockStrap

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Installed these tyres and didn't get the dramatic "pop" on either front or rear. Looks to be seated evenly all round on the rim and absolutely zero sealant escaping when up to 30psi (unlike the spares I installed earlier in the thread which were not really tubeless ready)
    .
     
  18. PapaLazaru

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Dec 2009

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    Location: RG8

    6 months after ordering, I've had an email that my Whyte 905 V3 has arrived in the store. Just in time for my usual packing up MTB for 2 months as the trails round here are all swamped so I normally hit the road bike till February. :D
     
    Last edited: 26 Nov 2020
  19. breadturbo

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Oct 2005

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    Curious if anyone here has used the Tannus tyre armour? I do a fair few rides every week on my MTB but this time of year I am getting several thousand punctures from brambles on the tracks and
    am looking for something to prevent it.
    The youtube videos I can find seem to rate it highly, but that's youtube and I trust it as much as Rishi :p
     
  20. DereksDontRun

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Oct 2013

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    cant you just go tubeless? surely easier and less problems than an insert?