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Posted on: December 9, 2010
I get a message box that says path not found and other stuff. My PC or a problem at STW HQ?
OOO working now!
Just a general comment and not really aimed at your bike in particular.
Really REALLY don’t like the look of the Crank Bros wheels.
Yeah got my 1′s and 0′s the wrong way round
The CB wheels are quite marmite. I like them and they suit some bikes more than others, but I can see why some people may not find them to their taste.
Not wanting to be critical, but if you’re testing bikes for a consumer bike mag then getting madison to replace a component is a bit of a cop out… now the reader doesn’t know if they have a quality control issue or whether you just had contaminated disks (something 30 seconds with Isopropyal alchol would have solved – 5 quid from maplin) – couldn’t you try the old set up after cleaning to get to the bottom of the issue?
Ewan, I tried cleaning the original discs with alcohol and replacing the pads before making any complaint about the brakes, as mentioned in the previous report. Despite the new pads and cleaned rotors they still didn’t perform as I expected them to. At this point I could have repeated the process ad infinitum until the brakes worked as I’d like, or not as the case may be, or replace the discs to see if they were in fact the problem or if there was a problem with the rest of the system. By replacing the discs I could deduce the problem was indeed contaminated rotors rather than a problem with anything else. Hence, from that, I can say that there isn’t a problem with quality control, but I had contaminated discs. How that happened, I don’t know, but if you were to buy a new set of SLX brakes you shouldn’t experience the problems I had as it was a dirty disc issue rather than a quality issue.
Sim, that’s quite interesting – sorry couldn’t remember the stuff in the previous report. But it’s stuff like that whcih is useful to know!
How do you contaminate metal rotors? As they are bare metal rotors can the contaminate simply be cleaned off?
Only if you have the correct solvant.
This is a VERY interesting topic (the contaminated brakes) and to my mind is something that should be investigated and a very useful article(s) produced on the topic. I for one do not have the cash to buy new pads/rotors/brake sets if I were ever to encounter this problem. This is obviously not an issue for reports on Long Termer bikes. But it is just the sort of thing that could be in the mag that is “new” (eg not the “it’s winter, time to test winter clothes, it’s summer time to test short sleeve shirts”). I’m not having a go at the mag, just pointing out that this is the sort of topic that I, and I feel, a LOT of the ST massive would like to read about. Better than just the next annual test of the latest disk brake sets.
Doesn’t suit as content for the magazine IMO.
That’s what the website is for. And maybe it is something that will be turned into a web piece.
why cant you put these videos on vimeo like you used to? when i do get to view them it takes about 5 mins of waiting before i can view them?
I can’t believe you don’t like the look of them Cobalt wheels.
Of course they suit some bikes more than others.
The colour options are especially nice.
We put a blue pair on a blue Ibis Mojo before xmas, and I nearly wet myself with glee when I saw it.
How did you end up getting on with the Terralogic & Five combo? i was thinking of doing a similar setup myself.
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