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  • hexhamstu
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    Finger tape!

    I’ve been struggling with a finger ligament problem for ages, a climber friend told me to try finger tape. WOW went for a ride today and it was the best ride I’ve been on in a long time. The weather was shit, it was the same trail I’ve ridden a thousand times but my finger didn’t hurt every time I pulled on the bars!

    Premier Icon Stiggy
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    Proper mud tyres, always kept the same tyres on year round then heard good things about the Maxxis Beaver, gave them a go and now have fun in the mud! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Front and rear crud catchers. Look shit but less mud in my eyes and keep my arse dry ๐Ÿ™‚

    Muke
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    29er specific Crud guards
    and going tubeless.

    plus one
    Member

    New bike ๐Ÿ™‚

    dobo
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    cx races and converting my cx tyres to tubeless

    Yetiman
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    Trailstar compound Hans Dampf up front…can’t believe how grippy it is.

    wurzelcube
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    New gear cables and a TF fork service… Night and day difference

    yunki
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    This keeps help keep my rack a lot more secure than the old p-clip solution that I was using.. which in turn keeps yunki Jr’s seat in a better position, which keeps his toes from catching my heels..

    Which was really starting to upset my equilibrium

    Premier Icon benji
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    Garmin Edge 500 and Strava, kept me motivated all year to train and not slack off, having my best ever cross season.

    mud monster
    Member

    Shimano AM41 Shoes has made my Day!! Much lighter than my 5 tens. ๐Ÿ™‚

    hexhamstu
    Member

    Also a type 2 mech, feel much more confident pedalling hard over the rough stuff.

    gee
    Member

    Hope V Twin on my cross bike. Brakes that actually work!

    GB

    nwill1
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    Reverb…game changer!

    cheers_drive
    Member

    Out front Garmin mount. So much easier to read.

    GEDA
    Member

    Building a mini pump track, 5 foot drop off and gap jump in the garden. Now just wondering how I can build something bigger. Improved confidence, cornering and jumping no end.

    jambon
    Member

    KS LEV post
    Spesh Butcher Control tyres
    These bars: http://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=2&c=94&p=1063&

    All 5 star purchases

    razorrazoo
    Member

    Swapping my cove hustler frame for a 5 spot frame, total game changer. Component wise, reverb and Hans Dampf front tyre.

    deanfbm
    Member

    New pikes and going from a nobby nic to a rubber queen on the rear (putting the baron i already had on the front), conditions have got muddy, but feels like summer levels of grip again.

    pinetree
    Member

    Reverb. I was always cynical about them, but now that I’ve used one, I doubt I’ll go back. They’re great!

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Steel framed 29er.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Fatbike

    Dropper seatpost

    the ยฃ20 bundle from planet x, that includes overshoes, gloves, 3 pairs of socks and a woolly hat.

    Kept me nice and toasty last week on the commute and the quality is better than expected to-date.

    earlanderson
    Member

    Going 29er single speed and rigid, major fun ,light and fast ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    Strava for ‘sessioning’ climbs to see how fitness improves, as I’m too lazy to press the chrono start on my watch.

    Leaning the bike but not me (if that makes sense) into corners.

    Moving from a 2002 FSR to a 2009 FSR frame – like night and day.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Lights. I couldn’t see owt before in the dark.
    Reverb too.

    Premier Icon wiggles
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    this video

    robbieh
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    Jelly babies, quick energy boost when I need it and I love biting their heads off first ๐Ÿ˜†

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Giving up gluten. My muscles work now!

    IanW
    Member

    Defeet gloves, wiggle 12 quid , perfect.

    rj
    Member

    12mm bolt through rear wheel

    Cathkin Braes – no mud

    Premier Icon billyboy
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    Anthem 29er. Never would have thought it was my type of bike…but I’m loving it

    toppers3933
    Member

    having a bike has vastly improved my rides. been without one for a little while.

    matther01
    Member

    Dropper and wide carbon risers

    Premier Icon chrisdw
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    ESI grips and my Shimano M162 shoes

    Oh and morning porridge!

    trail_rat
    Member

    New rear rim…. My race bike has been immobile for 2 years because of it being busted.

    Now ive entered a race and even trained and things just because the bikes rebuilt and in gwo.

    Wearing a hat under my helmet. No more head colds for me.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Santa Cruz Blur LTc
    I’m riding things I used to bottle out on when on my beloved 456ti!

    Premier Icon stewartc
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    XX1 Drive train, Float X rear shock and Solo-air Pikes upfront, a major difference bar some early problems.

    andyrm
    Member

    Onza Ibex tyres, absolutely fantastic. Running the 2.25 FR on the rear and 55a 2.4 DH on the front. Fast rolling, lightish and ridiculous levels of grip when pushed hard. Good strong side walls too.

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