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by Leerowe76
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?
Replies: 23
Views: 538

Re: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?

Bust my chain many years back before quick links were a thing, p*ssing down with rain the chain was twisted beyond repair had to walk & roll when i could back to Llandegla centre where the car was parked around 4 mile. Actually hung the chain in a small tree on the old old red trail and believe it o...
by Leerowe76
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road friendly 29” mtb tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Road friendly 29” mtb tyres

Bontrager XR2'S good rubber small block fast rolling, decent :-bd
by Leerowe76
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear bones anthem
Replies: 23
Views: 444

Re: Bear bones anthem

Artie Fufkin wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:49 pm
Naah,
Surely- Riders on the Storm by The Doors
Especially for those weekends away in Wales!
Big Doors fan so :-bd
by Leerowe76
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

fatbikerbill wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Quite liking my orbea oiz tr.

The tr means 120 travel front and rear, so not especially racey. Mines been good for 160km and summer bike packing duties

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JESiLuP9EWaDB5hV9
Looks nice mate
by Leerowe76
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Anyone else get the 'Can't be arsed' feeling?

Done it myself the other day, good weather for riding had the afternoon to myself as well got kitted up walked downstairs just stopped and ended getting changed and sat watching the tele box :???: happens now n then mate i guess
by Leerowe76
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

James Hayden seems happy with his new Canyon Neuron .. https://youtu.be/NRAz6NP9_N4 Love the fact he went with Shimano too, Sram being like butter an all. Thats another thing most munfacturers are chucking Sram on everything these days, I would of purchased by now if that wasn't the case I'm sure
by Leerowe76
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Same here... thinking of a 120mm travel bike that will take either bottles or a frame bag (of some use). SC Tallboy was in my list too but I’ll have a look at Colin’s Orbea recommendation and the Scott Spark/Salsa Bikes too. Son seems to have commandeered my secondhand Whyte too; so I have an excus...
by Leerowe76
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

https://ibkbike.uk/specialized-epic-evo/421-1123-epic-expert-evo-carbon-29-mtb-specialized-2020-gloss-spruce-sage-green-888818546459.html#/322-size-l This is leading the race at the moment, just wondering is anyone has used this place, concept store in Spain last few 2020 bikes. size large sold out ...
by Leerowe76
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

I went through this a couple of years ago. Scott Spark, Orbea Oiz, salsa and Spesh Epic were my choices. In the end I got a deal on a Spesh Epic comp and love it. I would say the brain rear shock could be a love/hate thing - I don’t mind it but the clinking if not set up quite right could annoy. Ri...
by Leerowe76
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Deffo want the 2 cages in the frame, Quirky i know :lol: 2 cages 'in' the frame rather than on the frame? So both in the front triangle not on the downtube? The latest Kona hei hei and cannondale scalpel se do this at 120mm travel. Bet theyre both good. Orbea as mentioned too. Yes in the frame, Kon...
by Leerowe76
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

I went through this a couple of years ago. Scott Spark, Orbea Oiz, salsa and Spesh Epic were my choices. In the end I got a deal on a Spesh Epic comp and love it. I would say the brain rear shock could be a love/hate thing - I don’t mind it but the clinking if not set up quite right could annoy. Ri...
by Leerowe76
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:50 am
Orbea Oiz would be another obvious option and, based on my experiences with the Occam, would likely be my first choice.
Yes indeed, its in the mix for sure
by Leerowe76
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

I usedmy old Spesh Camber Evo with a Decathlon bottle cage mount strung below the down tube: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDBTKu2nLGQ/?igshid=19mmv0fxd2156 Only criticism i have is the seat tube angle isn't steep enough, but it is still on the original layback post so I'll change and lengthen the st...
by Leerowe76
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Cheers Simon but I've since sold the EX-Fuel on and the Procaliber is also up for sale, 2 bikes being replaced with one (to many steeds in the stable). The Supercal is nice but theres better out there price wise :-bd
by Leerowe76
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 33
Views: 674

Ultimate full suss do it all

A little bit off subject from bike packing but maybe in the market for a full suss do it all marathon mile munching kinda machine, full suss 120 travel 2 bottle cages(must have). Specialized Epic Expert Evo is top of the list at the moment, but does anyone own/use/want something that sounds similar ?
by Leerowe76
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 751

Re: Coffee bags or other options

Hotel and B&B sachets of coffee and sugar, very simple very light and take up no room :-bd
by Leerowe76
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drive train cleaner / degreaser?
Replies: 18
Views: 407

Re: Drive train cleaner / degreaser?

Currently using Green Gunk on the chain and cassettes only, general cleaner on most of everything else. Second what Matt uses on the chain, the Fenwicks sponge thing is great.
by Leerowe76
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 888

Re: WRT August?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:18 am
What were the proposed dates for the August WRT ?
The Bank holiday at the end of the month.
Right, can't make the WRT, but hoping for the BB200 TBC hopefully get on that this year :YMPRAY:
by Leerowe76
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 888

Re: WRT August?

What were the proposed dates for the August WRT ?? I'm sure I was away but can't remember what the dates were :???:
by Leerowe76
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 597

Re: Welsh coast to coast

I’m after a gpx file for the welsh coast to coast route for some arm chair planning. I know there are several versions; is the consensus the one put together by Ian is the best of the bunch?? How long do you want to be out for? What % of off-road and how technical? Hey Matt, have you still got the ...
by Leerowe76
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 919

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Gernerally having a good look around and a good wonder about stuff, enjoy the views/scenery etc
by Leerowe76
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?
Replies: 27
Views: 934

Re: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?

Mate of mine when we rode the Alps had the same issues with hotfoot has since bought wider fitting shoes, but also reset your cleats back as far as you can, hope this helps you out
by Leerowe76
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: New sleeping mat required

What kind of thickness would anyone recommend for the colder months ?? cheers in advance
by Leerowe76
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: New sleeping mat required

I'll keep my eye on this thread as I'm also in the market for a new mat getting a little fed up of falling off my Numo now tbh :lol: Anyone have any experiences with Dumo or Cloud Base from Alpkit ?
by Leerowe76
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bib shorts, again...
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Bib shorts, again...

Used DHB shorts for several years and then switched over to Endura Pro260 shorts owned for 2-3 years now, they've had heavy ish use covering aound 6-7000 miles a year but recently the pad split right on the gooch on 1 pair so I've replaced both pairs and the misses bought me some Pro SL Endura bib s...