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  • Fresh Goods Friday 673 – The Mashing Perfectly Edition
  • stwhannah
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    Merry October to you and and all! We shall do our best to keep your mountain biking stoke levels as high as is feasible.

    By stwhannah

    Get the full story here:

    https://singletrackworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/fresh-goods-friday-673-the-mashing-perfectly-edition/

    nickc
    Full Member

    Anyway, GO GOLDSTONE!

    I believe this is called nailing your colours to the mast. **** jouro impartiality, eh? 🤣
    Also, finally some tan walled tyres that are the correct shade of tan. Might get some of those. Just ordered some jaunty winter socks as well, thanks for the heads up, those Madison merino socks last for ages, and I normally go through socks quickly

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    Yak
    Full Member

    Smashpot?

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    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    Also, finally some tan walled tyres that are the correct shade of tan

    Black?

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    I’ve opted for a set of Hutchinson Griffus 2.4 in Bronzewall.

    Eldest_oab is running them, he really rates them.

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    duncancallum
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    135 quid for a tyre inflator…

    Get in the bin…

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    stumason10
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    I’ve been running the Griffus in 2.4 and 2.5 flavours on my Orange Stage 5 when it went to the Alps this summer. Great tyres. Popped some Toros on my ebike and they are great too and set loads of PBs on trails I ride all the time. But they are like Magic Mary’s in knob size so feel a bit draggy, however, the times appear to prove other wise.

    On the ebike I’ve now popped the 2.5 Griffus ebike on the front, and in the wet weather last weekend it was brilliant, loads more grip than DHF Maxterra, damped like a EVO Shwable Super Trail and made in France, rolls better than the toro and has more lateral grip.

    Big fan of Hutchisnon tyres now I’ve spent some time on many variations. And a I am serial tyre tinkerer so I’ve tried plenty of others from Maxxis and Schwable. Temped to try the Wyrm on my more XC focussed hardtail.

     

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    GavinB
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    135 quid for a tyre inflator…

    …is what I came here to say.

    stumason10
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    One thing to note the 2.5 Griffus is a different tread pattern to the 2.4. 2.5 more like the lovechild of a DHF and a DHR.

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    Woo
    Full Member

    Instant mash in FGF? Life is looking good.  Read Ronald Turnbull ‘s Book of the Bivvy to lean of the ultimate meal: haggis and instant mash cooked and eaten under the Shelter Stone.

    mattcartlidge
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    Cheapest good alternative to £135 inflator? Wife has a compressor but as noted the brass presta adapters are crap.

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    vmgscot
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    Thankfully, it was closed during our trip…

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    charliedontsurf
    Full Member

    The park shop inflator…. worth every penny when you run a workshop (and charge people £10 labour to change an inner tube)

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    johncoventry
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    I like the idea of the tyre inflator but not at £136 so will stick to removing the core then blasting the air in to seat the tyres then put the core back in to inflate with the track pump or brass adapter.

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    rickon
    Free Member

    I’ve had my Park Cable cutters for more than 15 years, and they still cut like new. They’ve had a well used life. Totally worth the money.

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    This amazon link air hose is much less painful on the pocket than the park one. Can’t promise its any good mind as I’ve not had any reason to buy one.

    Otherwise this ebay one is much cheaper than either and bit more sophisticated than the brass adapter

    Sufficiently so I’ve just ordered one though always been happy enough with the adapter to be honest.

    onewheelgood
    Full Member

    I got a Prestaflator, but at £60 it’s quite painful too 

    chrismac
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    I hope the pressure gauge is more accurate than the one on thier track pumps. 

    I bought a griffus tyre this summer in the alps as it was £50 v £100 for a maxxis and I was feeling tight. Anyway what a revelation it’s been brilliant and is still going strong. It’s so predictable and grippy but doesn’t want to make me feel like I’m dying dragging it up the climbs. I’m a bit of a convert

    doomanic
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    Dunno what’s going on with that Amazon link, but hopefully this will work; https://amzn.eu/d/16ksQC6

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    mahalo
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    £135! theres absolutely nowt wrong with them little brass adapters…

    MiloBloom
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    I agree with pulling the presta stem to seat tires. The brass adapter works fine to inflate a tire and it doesn’t really matter if it leaks. I actually have some really cheap plastic adapters that work the same as the brass. But I’ve never been able to seat a tire with the presta valve core in (except for Reserve valve cores, which work great but expensive). With the core pulled my Schraeder inflator head seats well enough against the presta stem, no adapter needed.

    davidmoyesismydad
    Free Member

    Re the griffus the 2.4 is rear specific and the 2.5 front specific…totally different tread patters ,I wouldn’t reccomend the 2.4 up front round hebden this time of year 

    Northwind
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    You can literally just chop the end off one of the dirt cheap car inflators (if you get a cheap compressor, you might even already have one, along with the hose and air duster and terrible paint gun) and fit a bike pump head. Might take a couple of attempts to get one that plays nicely with the hose, but since they start at around £3 you can buy an awful lot of em for the price of that Park one. Or I suspect that this’ll do the job nicely too, if that’s took much work?

    Also those Park cable cutters are ****. They feel amazing til you’ve done a few bikes and then they blunt and become sort of cable-crushers instead. Wire rope cutters are what you want and every bike shop has a set. Silverline do some, £8 on Amazon, they’re even blue. They work almost as well with the first cut, better by the 10th cut, and they last for ages. Though, I have to say the cable-end ferrule squisher on the Parks is really good.

    (Park ones are ironically really decent spoke cutters, or for other similiar wire- weirdly they blunt quickly with bike cables but once they reach that level of bluntness they’re very robust. Mine may have been crap for bike use but they’ve still been really useful over the years)

    zerocool
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    Save yourself a lot of money, buy Schraeder valves and a decent car inflator. Or spend £99 on a Presta to schraeder adapter

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    I always assumed Park pretty much gave those to workshops then everyone had a laugh when regular punters paid the ridiculous price for one? A few years ago I’d have paid a few quid for something similar but these days it’s rare I even need the Flashcharger to seat a tyre. Tubeless really has improved a lot.

    zerocool
    Full Member

    @mattcartlidge – the best thing we’ve found was cutting a little bit of tubing (I think it was from an old bleed kit (?) that fit over the Presta valve. Works a charm for compressors. 

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