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by EddieJ
25 Feb 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Where are all the mountain bikers?
Replies: 33
Views: 13489

Re: Where are all the mountain bikers?

Taking the long way home from the pub tonight.
by EddieJ
25 Feb 2018, 9:25am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Where's your favourite off-road ride and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 6497

Re: Where's your favourite off-road ride and why?

I'll expand upon this a little later, but for me, my yearly trip to the Swiss Alps provide easily the best riding. The ride below is 10.4 miles of climbing with an elevation gain of 8,721ft. I do this climb every year, and have yet to get bored of it. https://s9.postimg.org/ezmv8eue7/ride_2.jpg And ...
by EddieJ
25 Feb 2018, 8:41am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Where are all the mountain bikers?
Replies: 33
Views: 13489

Re: Where are all the mountain bikers?

With the weather you get in the UK, maybe mountain biking is not that popular with riding through the mud and slop all the time? Just a guess on my part because I live in a dry climate. My self and my regular riding pal are out three nights a week, and usually manage to squeeze in a weekend day tim...
by EddieJ
15 Dec 2017, 10:55am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: mondraker panzer r or cube nutrail race
Replies: 1
Views: 6568

Re: mondraker panzer r or cube nutrail race

They both have their plus and minus points, and whilst I run both an SRAM and Shimano set up on my current bikes, my preference is for Shimano, and to me the Cube represents better value, especially as it comes already equipped with a dropper post. I guess that much comes downs to whether you want S...
by EddieJ
23 Oct 2017, 10:07am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 60
Views: 5623

Re: Taken the plunge.

You know full well that your bike is illegal to use anywhere than on private land that has no public access or right of way. You are even going to lengths to avoid stating the bikes nominal watts and have taken things even further by having an incorrect data plate fitted to the motor. By doing so, y...
by EddieJ
21 Oct 2017, 7:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 60
Views: 5623

Re: Taken the plunge.

Okay Kwackers, what is the nominal wattage for your BBS02?







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by EddieJ
21 Oct 2017, 10:38am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 60
Views: 5623

Re: Taken the plunge.

Either way I wait with baited breath for them to pull me over, although I won't bother holding it. All well and good until you are involved in accident. You will be riding a motorcycle, and this bike when finished, will require registering and insuring to make it legal for road use. You will also b...
by EddieJ
21 Oct 2017, 8:38am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 60
Views: 5623

Re: Taken the plunge.

The Bafang BBS02 does not meet UK EAPC requirements as it is not a 250w nominal motor, which means that by fitting it, you are riding a motorcycle and as such it can only be used on private land that has no public access or rights of way, or on the road after having registered and insured the bike a...
by EddieJ
20 Oct 2017, 9:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Taken the plunge.
Replies: 60
Views: 5623

Re: Taken the plunge.

You mention only one downside, but I can think of another. http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/electric-bike ... -bike-law/




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by EddieJ
25 Sep 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyre question -SORRY
Replies: 6
Views: 7333

Re: Tyre question -SORRY

I run Hutchinson Toro's back and front on one of my hardtails, and on my second hardtail a Schwalbe Racing Ralph on the front, with a Schwalbe Rocket Ron on the rear. I quite like the loose feel that the Racing Ralph on the front gives. The Rocket Ron struggles for traction during the wet winter mon...
by EddieJ
5 Sep 2017, 7:24pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: are electric assist bikes the future ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 1723

Re: are electric assist bikes the future ?????

It can work both ways. :) It was riding an eMTB that got me back into the saddle, so building my fitness without adding to an on going knee complaint and muscle wastage issue. But is also the same bike that has got me increasingly interested in riding my analogue mtb in preference for enjoyment and ...
by EddieJ
7 Apr 2017, 7:44pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Derailleurs? Gears and all that stuff?
Replies: 5
Views: 9503

Re: Derailleurs? Gears and all that stuff?

You mention you are a "beast of a man". In that case I would be looking at coil suspension forks, rather that air sprung, as the latter do have weight restrictions. Even though modern air forks have improved over older versions, you could still find yourself popping the seals quite often....
by EddieJ
21 Mar 2017, 7:27pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Want to start mountain biking - what bike model should I buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 16284

Re: Want to start mountain biking - what bike model should I buy?

Like others have already said, unless buying used, then forget a full suspension bike at that price bracket. Okay I am biased as I own three KTM mountain bikes, but leaving that biasness aside, you will struggle to find a better spec of mtb within that price range, than the superb KTM Ultra 1964. Th...
by EddieJ
26 Feb 2017, 8:47am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 20405

Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

I hate flat pedals, but if I were to use them, then the DMR V8 would be my choice.

SPD Shimano XT all the way for me.
by EddieJ
12 Feb 2017, 8:38pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 11520

Re: Mudguards

clip-on rear fenders would also be annoying when going downhill and moving back with your bum off the saddle, this thing being right in the way... :? Exactly. And as all of my bikes run dropper posts, the issue would be made even worse. Mudguards are only of any use for riding disused railways line...