So trialled a 500m one I had in mind but have never done before. I usually stick to one area and lap the main trails there.
After 5ish dry days, JJs was veeery slippy, LyreLyre was a bit wetter than tacky and Igor/H2F was running great.
I've found discobrakes and uberbike pads to not last as long (I'd say between 1/3 and 1/2) as Hope Sintered pads. I think Hope ones are thicker but I haven't confirmed this.
Race Matrix had a bit of extra bite to it but I've gone back to Hope.
Slowing down less means I should go faster? o_O
I imagine if you ran the 250x75 then the bike would be sitting at ~10% travel at full extension and bottom out will be ~5% less getting you just under 200mm of travel. So like cycling between 10%-95% of what the frame was designed for on that wheel size if that makes sense?
Commencal said the 250x75 shock is fine or that using an air shock is fine? I find it strange if they said the 250 is fine.
99/100 times, bikes shouldn't run a different eye to eye shock. Theres the odd ones out there that might be able to but its quite rare.
Looks like the 27.5...
Item: Hope Bottom Bracket Bearing Tool
Location: Melbourne but happy to pay for post
Extra info: Looks like its discontinued. Was able to manage without it before but wouldn't mind the actual tool from Hope.
Great spot! Count me in.
Needs a few days to dry up after rain so worth keeping that in mind. Bottlecaps can get sliiiick.
Lyre Lyre is great. Good variety of features that link well together.
For the gravity inclined and pedalling declined fellows such as myself who required CPR at 15km , I...
Did this mod about a month ago on GX Eagle setup. Rear mech sits more firmly now and shifting has improved.
Should've pulled the pin on Prime 9 boxing day sale o_O ... would be a good iso tinker project
Yep all done.
Ah that block would be very useful. I'm fortunate that my Pedros tyre lever is a trapezoid shape and the perfect height to slide in the caliper so I can block 3 pistons at once relatively easily. The easy bleed kit makes life alot easier too compared to the old way o_O
The silicone grease helped alot with consistency of equal movement between the pistons so thanks for the tips.
As per Hope's extra tips section on the bleed instructions, making sure the nipple is pointing directly up made a perfect bleed much easier.
Had to take it off the frame and just sit...
Your long travel one will be fine. As mentioned above, get some DD/SG tyres.
On top of that, get some tyre inserts and thicker grips if needed.
Also worth getting more in tune with your suspension. Experiment with settings, see what feels and works better. Easier said than done but definately...