Best Kit of 2008 – Forum Users Choice
Singletrack have had their awards and the last issue of the magazine had the staff choice; so what are the forum dwellers favroite bits of kit from 2008.
It start by nominating home brew lights – Night riding is fantastic and what is better then doing it on the cheep with a light from Tesco and some plumbing bits from B&Q.
Rules: Must be something you own or use regularly.Posted 9 years agoSwayndoMember
I’ve built up 2 Dialled Bikes’ bikes this year and think they are both wonderful. The Alpine sneaks it over the Mk1 PA as I’ve been places with it that I have never been confident taking a HT before. Strange thing is, I’ve just sacrificed its bits to build up a 5 Spot, but I’ve no intention of selling it.Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
Pair of Â¬Â£15 LiDL MTB shoes. Taken a right battering, so far, and show no signs of giving up. Proof that a lot of other branded kit is a rip-off.
Oh, and the Â¬Â£9 Tesco 3W torch. Proof that other, far more expensive lights are a rip-off.
And just to show I’m not a total skinflint; Sealskins waterproof socks. Sooo nice to have nice warm, dry feet!Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
nickc; yeah, I suppose you’re right. You can CHOOSE to be ripped-off, or not!
I’ve bought top-branded ‘mtb’ kit, and much cheaper non-specific stuff, and there’s very little difference in quality, if any at all, with most of it. I appreciate some things are made by smaller companies, and are always going to cost a bit more than stuff that’s made in huge volume in huge factories staffed by people on very low wages, but there is still a lot of stuff that is simply over-priced.
For balance, for example; I’ve bought Hope hubs, which cost a good bit more than other equivalents, and been glad of the investment in quality. So, as you say, ‘choice’…Posted 9 years ago
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