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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭xxyyzz


    anyone have any idea when shimano are officially putting the new 12 speed stuff up for sale, my sram eagle derailleur is fcuked and i am sick of eagle and its finicky to setup bull**** :D

    You'll probably need a new hub because for some Stoopid reason they are only licensing the microspline design to a limited number of companies. Even hope aren't allowed use it. So far it's just Shimano and dt Swiss


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,410 ✭✭✭Icyseanfitz


    from the little research ive done it seems like it will work with eagle cassettes so hopefully i will be grand


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,771 ✭✭✭Tenzor07


    Though Bricks and Mortar shops are saying at least another month for XT 12 SPD


  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭Peter T


    Recently installed a dropper post on my bike and lord god does it change your rides. Picked up a brand X off one of the mtb facebook groups, had only been used as a test fit by the previous owner. Pretty easy to install (besides routing the cables internally). A must have in my opinion. Also picked up a pair of FiveTen Spitfire's from CRC on sale. Have only worn them twice but both in wet conditions, feet stay solid on the pedals now and dont move around which is a big bonus going over rough terrain on the hardtail. 2 Very successful purchases


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,598 ✭✭✭rizzodun


    A dropper post is one of those things you don't think you need until you finally get one, then you wonder how you ever did without.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭Peter T


    One of my favorite podcast channels with Danny MacAskill for this episode https://wearelookingsideways.com/podcasts/100a-danny-macaskill . Plenty of surfers, climbers, skaters, snowboarders and the like in other episodes if any of that tickles peoples fancy


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,561 ✭✭✭Eamonnator


    I completed a Red C survey this morning.
    Part of it was about Coillte, there was a comment section at the end, about what Coillte could do to improve. I recommended that they provide more facilities for mountain bikers.
    You're welcome.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,415 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    Eamonnator wrote:
    I completed a Red C survey this morning. Part of it was about Coillte, there was a comment section at the end, about what Coillte could do to improve. I recommended that they provide more facilities for mountain bikers. You're welcome.


    Hope you hounded them on the insurance industry, on how it's fcuking up our fun, and businesses of course


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,561 ✭✭✭Eamonnator


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Hope you hounded them on the insurance industry, on how it's fcuking up our fun, and businesses of course

    I serpently did, 100 cement.
    I got quite a lot off my chest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,771 ✭✭✭Tenzor07


    Eamonnator wrote: »
    what Coillte could do to improve. I recommended that they provide more facilities for mountain bikers.

    I don't think we should rely on a semi-state who's primary mission is planting and harvesting of pine trees, and processing them into paper and wood products.

    Outdoor recreational sites on state(coillte) lands should be managed by a separate entity with a focus on everything from walking, horse riding to mtb. The popularity of the coillte sites has exploded in the last 5 years, every weekend, sites around Dublin can barely cope with the level of car parking so it shows just how busy they are, and this needs to be managed properly.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,372 ✭✭✭iwillhtfu


    I think this forum needs a "mb's 'no such thing as a stupid question' bike maintenance thread" ;)

    Anyway here seems as good a place. Has anyone ran a 29r frame with a 650b set up? I'm interested in getting an on one hello dave frame from planet x but they're 29r and without opening any can of worms I'm not interested in going 29r and I'm really only interested in this frame as a long term build. Appreciate there are loads of other very good frames for similar money but they won me with the raw look.

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FTOOHD/on-one-hello-dave-frame


    FTOOHD_P4.jpg?v=bk


  • Registered Users Posts: 223 ✭✭Biopace


    I'd say a low BB would be the biggest issue, would you run it as 650b with plus tyres?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,372 ✭✭✭iwillhtfu


    Biopace wrote: »
    I'd say a low BB would be the biggest issue, would you run it as 650b with plus tyres?

    Yeah I was thinking that's the only real difference but google tells me all kind of madness, plus tyres might be an option alright and my fork will take a plus tyre.


  • Registered Users Posts: 223 ✭✭Biopace


    I was running 650b 2.6 plus tyres (Conti Barons), I seem to remember the overall height difference to 29er 2.3s was only about 8mm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,148 ✭✭✭✭Lemming


    Is it just particular frame you fancy iwillhtfu? If you're looking for a steel 27.5 hardtail, Cotic bikes sell their BFE frame for about £500-ish, and Airdrop bikes (another Sheffield number) are selling their Bitmap frames at a reduced price of £349 at the moment. On the other end of the scale if you have £900 spare, 18 bikes have their No.7 frames available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,372 ✭✭✭iwillhtfu


    Lemming wrote: »
    Is it just particular frame you fancy iwillhtfu? If you're looking for a steel 27.5 hardtail, Cotic bikes sell their BFE frame for about £500-ish, and Airdrop bikes (another Sheffield number) are selling their Bitmap frames at a reduced price of £349 at the moment. On the other end of the scale if you have £900 spare, 18 bikes have their No.7 frames available.

    Yeah it's more of a something down the line I fancied. I have a commencal Meta HT AM on order which is plenty enough for a hardtail but I also have an ohlins fork I wouldn't mind sticking on a frame at some point so there's no major panic.

    I was mad keen to get a cotic but they've stopped making 27.5 and moved everything over to 29r. I also looked at ragley frame but have since gone off them in favour of a longer slacker build.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,372 ✭✭✭iwillhtfu


    Biopace wrote: »
    I was running 650b 2.6 plus tyres (Conti Barons), I seem to remember the overall height difference to 29er 2.3s was only about 8mm.

    yeah they seem to work out that it's an 18mm drop in bb height and then you could probably claw some back with tyre choice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,148 ✭✭✭✭Lemming


    iwillhtfu wrote: »
    I was mad keen to get a cotic but they've stopped making 27.5 and moved everything over to 29r. I also looked at ragley frame but have since gone off them in favour of a longer slacker build.

    The link I sent you for the Cotic BFE is for a 27.5; or that's what it says. I know they have a BFE max which I thought was just a plus size tyre thing but now that you mention the 29er thing I'm not so sure [regards the Max].

    The airdrop Bitmap is definitely a 27.5, as is the No.7


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,372 ✭✭✭iwillhtfu


    Lemming wrote: »
    The link I sent you for the Cotic BFE is for a 27.5; or that's what it says. I know they have a BFE max which I thought was just a plus size tyre thing but now that you mention the 29er thing I'm not so sure [regards the Max].

    The airdrop Bitmap is definitely a 27.5, as is the No.7

    I just took a look there and it is I thought they had moved from 650b altogether but it was just the soul they were winding up. They might be back on the cards so.

    The air drop max is lovely and obviously very popular they're sold out. Probably a bit to steep a price though for a whim.


  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭Peter T


    "I have a fork so must build a bike" :D What about a Ribble HT 725 ? Stumbled across a pic of one yesterday. Looked good, no idea about ride or quality :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭covey123


    Lemming wrote: »
    Airdrop bikes (another Sheffield number) .

    Their Edit full suss is a tasty looking bike!
    Any feedback on them?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,372 ✭✭✭iwillhtfu


    I got a reply from planet x and they don't think there'll be any issues they've a few custom builds in 650b

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,148 ✭✭✭✭Lemming


    covey123 wrote: »
    Their Edit full suss is a tasty looking bike!
    Any feedback on them?

    Other than positive reviews online, I've not encountered anyone personally with one in Sheffield (yet) despite them being a Sheffield-based company so can't really say either way. I hadn't heard of them until they turned up at the annual Sheffield Urban Dual Slalom race a few years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 223 ✭✭Biopace


    covey123 wrote: »
    Their Edit full suss is a tasty looking bike!
    Any feedback on them?

    I have a V1 Edit, brilliant machine, probably too much bike for my meagre skills, but was massive fun when I was using it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭covey123


    For any trail builders out there,came across this,looks like a good deal;

    https://www.fireprotectiononline.co.uk/wildfire-rakehoe.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭xxyyzz


    Btr fabrications make the ultimate trail tool. It's expensive but you could honestly go to war with it. It's best suited to loamy forest conditions. https://www.btr-fabrications.com/products/trail-tool/


  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭Peter T


    The title of this thread is very fitting when I read the price on that. Will make my own when the time comes


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,415 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    Peter T wrote:
    The title of this thread is very fitting when I read the price on that. Will make my own when the time comes


    We just use standard tools, pick axe, shovels, loppers, bushmen, rakes etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭Peter T


    Same whenever I've been out doing maintenance with the gang. There's been a trail tool like above to hand but rarely gets used


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  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭covey123


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    We just use standard tools, pick axe, shovels, loppers, bushmen, rakes etc

    A mattock is definitely worth picking up if you don't already have one, really makes short work of digging


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