Category Archives: Bike talk

Worn out yet??

I came home today to be greeted by two things: a pool of dog sick a lovely box of bike bits: I’m guessing you’re not going to be interested in a post about dog sick, but maybe the bike bits? … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions…

Mark™ and I are doing the CRC Llandovery MTB Marathon tomorrow – 100km.  Um….not sure how we’re going to fit in 100km – it doesn’t start until 10, and it took us 5:40 to do 100km last weekend on the world’s … Continue reading

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How an uppy downy seatpost changed my life…

Well, OK that’s a slight exaggeration.  For the last few weeks, I’ve been riding with a Rockshox Reverb uppy downy seatpost, and while it probably hasn’t significantly changed my life, it has changed my riding. I expect at this point, you’re … Continue reading

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Tubeless…an update

You’ll remember a few weeks ago that I went “tube-ish” – tubeless rear, tubesome front.  Well, since then, I’ve patched the hole in the front tyre and got myself some Stans NoTubes gunk, and I’m pleased to report that my … Continue reading

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I’ve gone tube-ish

The world of mountain biking is split down the middle….do you stick with inner tubes, or do you go tubeless?  (see below for an illustration). There’s all sorts of advantages claimed for tubeless setups…less rolling resistance, less punctures, lighter, you … Continue reading

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That was a good week

I’ve had a really, really good week’s training…I actually feel like I’m making progress!  It was so good, I even threw in an extra turbo session.  Finished off the week with a very very muddy ride in the North Downs … Continue reading

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Gear for Winter Riding??

All the snow and ice we have in the UK right now (plus spotting two cars being driven in London with snow chains on!) got me thinking about spiked tyres for bikes, and whether snow chains would work…no surprise to find … Continue reading

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Would this really be cheating??

I wonder if there is anything in the rules about electrically assisted bikes? That thing actually looks like it has proper suspension and brakes…but I guess recharging it in the middle of the Rockies might be an issue. Go here … Continue reading

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Another Bike Testing Day

Mark and I spent a couple of hours today testing a bikes.  You’ll know that I’ve tried the Trek Fuel EX, and loved it…I can’t actually think of a reason not to buy it, but being sensible, I thought I … Continue reading

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