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Mountain Biking

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

  1. breadturbo

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,540

    The problem is the thorns, all the paths round me seem to have brambles/thorns down the sides so it's almost impossible to go anywhere without hitting a bunch.
    I have tubeless on my ebike (Giant trance-e) and that gets the same effect.
     
  2. Kelt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 11,826

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    Why not just buy tires with built in protection?

    My Schwalbe Land Cruiser plus tires cost less than this insert.
     
  3. breadturbo

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,540

    I have WTB Vigilante downhills on at the minute, I should have said I do a fair few drops and enduro style trails, they still get penetrated by the thorns I also use 27,5x2.8
     
  4. [email protected]@]{

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 998

    Location: Merseyside, UK

    I've used Tannus armour. (not a fan of tubeless)
    Bit more difficult to fit the tyre than without an insert, but no issues with it. It added a bit more support to my thin walled tyres (vittoria mezcal)
     
  5. ichabod crane

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,195

    Location: York

    Been a while since I have posted in here! I have been running the PP Shan for sometime now but always still craving another full susser so I have ordered something new, it has a long lead in time though so won't be available until spring next year :( but should be here for the good weather and hopefully open borders to Scotland!

    Teaser of what is to come for those interested :)

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  6. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 16,025

    Anyone have a link to a multitool that has a 12 speed chain tool for around the £20 mark?
     
  7. ichabod crane

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,195

    Location: York

    It is not a complete multi tool but I have one of these which is small and does most things needed - https://mtzoom.com/products/handy-multitool
     
  8. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 5,972

    Location: Location: Location:

  9. Jonny ///M

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 10,363

    Potentially wrong guy.


    Haven't saw your username in ages. Where you at a Innerleithen meet a good few years back?

    On a santa cruz or intense?
     
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  10. ichabod crane

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    Location: York

    Aye possibly was me, had both of those at some point and organised a few Glentress / Innerleithen meets on here.
     
  11. Jonny ///M

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    That was a good day out pre the world we now live in.
     
  12. ichabod crane

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,195

    Location: York

    And so it begins...

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  13. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

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    Very nice :D

    Had to abandon today's ride - started off nice enough

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    Then got a bit sleety

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    Then I bonked :mad:

    Then the snow got heavier

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    Then I remembered I should have put more sealant in my tyres to deal with that slow leak which was getting quicker by the minute then after two co2 canisters and it staying inflated for about 5 minutes and the snow got heavier we sacked it off and headed back which was tough with a fully deflated tyre and no go left in me

    Anyway new tyre, valves and sealant ordered andnwill.be heading back to do the loop properly at some point .....
     
  14. dacads

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Sep 2012

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    Location: Valhalla

    Good effort anyway, been a few weeks since my last ride

    Realistically will probably be March until next one, lazy me

    Maybe need to get a turbo trainer? :p
     
  15. DereksDontRun

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Oct 2013

    Posts: 1,159

    That looks ace, where is it? Almost looks Peaks or Lakes area?

    I made it out last weekend for the 1st time since I had Covid last month. Just a short ride and I found myself out of breath sooo quickly. Hopefully will be back to "norm" soon
     
  16. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

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    It was (apart from having to abort :D)

    Yeah, high peaks around Hayfield area, will defo be heading back

    In other news - pootled along with my Mrs this morning (she was doing an 11mile run) - different bike, another puncture (tube this time) so about 5 miles home on a very soft and slippery back wheel :rolleyes:
     
  17. Begbie

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    Was it the tyre or the snow that caused the sacking off? I can excuse the tyres :p

    First ride on the new bike today, also the first off on the new bike * 3. Really should've took it somewhere not so gnarly for a first go.
     
  18. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Mar 2011

    Posts: 6,259

    Location: Kent

    I haven't been out for a ride since the middle of October on my scotland trip (with a stop off in the peak district). Local riding in the mud and filth just hasn't had the same appeal, for some reason! :p

    Started to order some parts for my new frame which should be due early Jan(ish) - dropper, headset, brake discs, and a Manitou Mezzer Pro LE sterling silver for my Jeffsy, as the Fox 36 factory currently on it will be going on the new build :D
     
  19. ichabod crane

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,195

    Location: York

    What are you building? I finalised my build today as follows, some parts I will source and some my LBS will get and they will complete the build when the frame drops next year :)

    Forbidden Druid - Cosmic Eggplant
    Fox Transfer
    Fox Factory 36
    Burgtec cockpit
    Hope X2 brakes
    X01 groupset
    Hope Fortus Wheelset
    Hope BB & Headset
    Onza Porcupine tires

    Cannot wait!
     
  20. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Mar 2011

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    Location: Kent

    Oh, I'm jealous, the Druid in that colour looks awesome. :cool: I was trying to work out the headbadge!

    Hope X2 brakes though, do you prefer the dual piston ones? Hope V4's on both my bikes, love them! 203/180 on my jeffsy, 180/180 on the new bike to get them warmed up faster.

    I'll be building a Nordest Lacrau 2 Ti Pinion gearbox frame, C1.12 gearbox with the Gates belt drive
    Fox Factory 36 in 150 or 160mm travel
    Brand X 200mm dropper
    One up carbon bars
    DMR Defy stem
    Hope V4 brakes, 180mm rotors
    Pinion/Hope hubs, DT swiss rims (haven't decided yet if it'll be a 27.5/29 mullet or a 29 front and rear - depends on tyre clearance)
    Hope Headset
    Vittoria Mazza/Martello tyres
    Rimpact inserts


    The fox 36 has an RRP Bolt on pro guard, and along with the gearbox, belt drive and titanium frame, it's an 'ultimate winterproof hardtail' build that will require just a hose down every few weeks, and means my lovely YT Jeffsy Pro Race won't be covered in mud for 6 months like last winter!