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by dday
26 Sep 2016, 12:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CX or Road for Central London. <£1400
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: CX or Road for Central London. <£1400

When I added a cross bike to my stable, I was trying for a flat bar. The bikes that drew me in had drops, and the effort and cost to convert them to flat bars was beyond my willingness to make the change. Now that I've been on the cross a while, I'm glad I went with drops. Most of my riding is on im...
by dday
17 Sep 2016, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hi! New to forum, advice required!
Replies: 20
Views: 1451

Re: Hi! New to forum, advice required!

Depending on the surfaces you're riding, even an entry level bike will carry your weight just fine. And you won't be at that weight for long. If anything needed to be changed on the bike you end up with, it would be wheel sets. But I'll wager even these will be more than adequate for your needs. My ...
by dday
12 Sep 2016, 5:05am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Looking at new bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 10582

Re: Looking at new bikes

Sticking with hard tails on entry level bikes is a good choice. I don't ride extreme, but I do spend a lot of time on brutal rocky trails. Both those bikes look good, one a bit heavier than the other, and the differing wheel sizes suggest you should get some time on both if it's possible. On my last...
by dday
12 Sep 2016, 4:32am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: 29 incher - all hype?
Replies: 63
Views: 70842

Re: 29 incher - all hype?

I've had chance to try a lot of different bikes, and as others commented it's the bike that will make the biggest difference for your riding style. A better built wheel will outperform a cheaper or intro level wheel. And today you'll likely have a split between 650B and 29er. I've had both 26 and 29...
by dday
12 Sep 2016, 1:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New tires – no direction arrows – put on different ways on bike. Issues?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: New tires – no direction arrows – put on different ways on bike. Issues?!

I've purchased a few road tires that did not have a mounting directional indicator and was told to consider the tire asymmetrical. My 23s and 25s don't displace enough water to be concerned with channeling water, but my current tires (also Continental Gatorskins) do have the arrows so I dutifully fo...