- Cheap stuff that works?
The reason I ask is I have had little or no joy with budget components. I never usually buy them but recently bought a Cube LTD SL 29er and the bike is pretty good but the headset and BB have been wrecked in less than 10 rides. Cleaned and greased properly. Upgraded the Fox forks to the FIT performance model and not really impressed, not terrible though.Posted 5 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
shimano chainsets (and BBs IMO though others will disagree)
on-one / p-x frames (esp for ss – some think they foul up if you get chainsuck with gears)
(secret with headset and bb bearings is to fill ’em up with heavy grease before use, IMO – some say not to but it works for me)Posted 5 years agoKevevsMember
deore.Posted 5 years ago
FSA XL2 headset
aldi 5watt light
ALDI cycling kit in genereal, gloves, jacket, winter cycling trews, socks
ASDA fingerless gloves
2nd one for bolle safety glasses.
Ebay – got a brand new Rocky Mountain Vertex frame for £150 shop liquidation. Pisses on any on one.
STW Classifieds – blokes that buy good stuff, never use it, then sell it cheap.ThrustyjustMember
Safety glasses from Screwfix, as stated above. Buy for a fiver, use for a couple of years/ get scratched and chuck and get a new pair.Posted 5 years ago
I like Michelin tyres. Always look for end of range. Tubeless and just happy to ride them Find it nuts to pay £45 a tyre for a bike !!
Shimano SPD’s ……. buy them, run them, er….. keep running them.
On One smoothie headsets………… sorry I lied there 😉
Some Decathlon clothing isnt too bad for the money either.honourablegeorgeMember
mikewsmith – Member
My verdict on cheap comes at the end of life.
+1 on Camelbaks – I just sold one which I’d used for five years or more. It had been through every sort of crap imaginable, been fallen on, put away dirty, never cleaned.
Gave it a clean, cleared all my stuff out of it, and there wasn’t a thread out of place, every zip, buckle and clip was as new.Posted 5 years ago
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