Search found 1341 matches

by ootini
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Winter gravel

PaulB2 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:31 am
I think review copies are the only ones that exist yet
might just have to hang fire for a bit
by ootini
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Winter gravel

I'd say WTB Resolutes fulfill your criteria for B, C and D. The only downside I've found has been the sidewalls (though I've subjected them to some pretty serious underbiking). Not tried them yet, but the new casings should help with point A, and also tick off E. I looked for the Resolute in SG2 ca...
by ootini
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Winter gravel

Delv4 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:20 am
Riddlers that bad? I've just removed the Gravelkings and put Riddlers on
They grip and ride very nicely, but where I ride ive ended up with nearly a flat on every ride over the past few months. They have very little resistance to sharp things
by ootini
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Winter gravel

hello. Sorry for yet another tyre Q Having lost my rag with WTB Riddlers im after alternative tyres with: A. Better puncture protection B. Grip that will cope with gravel, bridleways and hard paved surfaces over the winter, possibly year round. Forget proper mud, that calls for the hardtail. C. Can ...
by ootini
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 948

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

A few i can think of.
Clwyd Gate.
Horse shoe pass.
Killings Hill on the Great orme, Llandudno.
All North Wales.
by ootini
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 243

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

Borderer wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Just fit decent tyres and be done with it.
Im wondering if this is my answer...
by ootini
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 243

Tubeless - An idiots guide

Hi. Im getting really hacked off with getting punctures on almost every ride on the WTB Riddlers on my Arkose. Apparently the wheels on my bike are compatible with a tubeless set up. I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of just how much of a ballache setting them up will be? Im assuming I...
by ootini
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 8009

Re: What are you listening to now?

This:
https://youtu.be/aKy-GykxRyQ


Id urge anyone who's not heard of Ultrasound to listen to this song at least once
by ootini
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recording an ITT
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Recording an ITT

Ahhhh I think this is the bit I was unsure of.
You can turn the phone off too if you wanted and Strava starts recording again where you left off when it's switched back on.
Thanks
by ootini
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recording an ITT
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Recording an ITT

I've yet to do an "ITT" in any competitive sense, I prefer to take my time and relax, however it's always a possibility I guess. With that in mind im curious as to how you record an ITT attempt. Im assuming Strava is the app of choice, but how do you record over multiple days? Do you stop the days r...
by ootini
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question - everyone can play.
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: A question - everyone can play.

Yep.
by ootini
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:11 pm
when will you have the Criterion bags available Stu?
Should be by the end of this week hopefully - although I'll be away from Sun until Wed of next week.
No panic Stu. I can hang on.
by ootini
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices

With all this in mind... when will you have the Criterion bags available Stu?
by ootini
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices

Bang for buck seems to lean toward the Alpkit offerings. Specifically, the Sky-high 500 at a similar weight to the Lamina, but a limt of -4*c, and cost of around £150. Question is, is this really an upgrade or a sideways step? Sideways Look at the comfort rating rather than limit rating. Comfort is...
by ootini
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lamina to Alpkit bag choices
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Lamina to Alpkit bag choices

hi. I currently have a Mountain Hardwear Lamina 35 sleeping bag which I like but I fancy an upgrade. Based on experience with the Lamina I'd say I sleepwalk, and I'm comfortable to uts EN limit rating of 0*c or thereabouts. Bang for buck seems to lean toward the Alpkit offerings. Specifically, the S...
by ootini
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel tyre - Resolute v Ravager
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Winter gravel tyre - Resolute v Ravager

Also, I'd forgotten, but the Continental Mud King 1.8 is an option. But i guess once its that muddy, you just get the hardtail out...
by ootini
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New to bike packing with a child
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: New to bike packing with a child

This is a couple of years old now, but may be interesting.
https://bikepackingonabudget.wordpress. ... ach-trail/
by ootini
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel tyre - Resolute v Ravager
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Winter gravel tyre - Resolute v Ravager

A lot of the routes and trails local to me get quite gloopy during the winter months so I'm considering swapping the WTB Riddlers on my Arkose for something a little more mud friendly / MTB-esque. I only have a 700c wheelset at present, so the two current contenders are the Maxxis Ravager and WTB Re...
by ootini
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike next week
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Offa's Bike next week

Pm incoming
by ootini
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OMG! The faff!
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: OMG! The faff!

We've all been there, well, I have. Realising half the stuff you brought with you was crap and the rest was pointless. Getting in to the mentality of taking what you need , as opposed to what you can is a big thing. Remember the scene in Mel Brook's classic Spaceballs? Lonestar, Barf, Vespa and Dot ...
by ootini
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Forest of Dean
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Forest of Dean

Thanks everyone!
by ootini
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Forest of Dean
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Forest of Dean

Hi. Anything from sub 10 mile family friendly loops, through to 30-50 milers suitable for a hardtail would be great.

Thanks
by ootini
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent repair tape or patches
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Tent repair tape or patches

Our family tent has a few knicks and small rips in the fly. What would be the recommended repair material? Tape? Glue on patches? Other?

Thank you
by ootini
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Roof box and bike carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: WTD: Roof box and bike carrier

PM sent