• cobrakai replied to the topic Genesis vagabond or…. in the forum Bike Forum 2 weeks ago

    I think me and Malvern went through the same thought process.

    Was very keen on the vagabond but had never really used drops, so I borrowed my mates croix de fer for a week. At the end of the week I still wasn’t keen. Just felt more comfortable and in control with a flat bar so got the longitude.

    Got 2.1 29er maxxis crossmark. With 40psi they…[Read more]

  • cobrakai started the topic Handlebar cafe Winchester in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I’ve walked the dog here for years so watched it being made.

    Just cycled from Bishops Waltham and this is my first time inside. Bloody impressed.

    It’s a shame that a lady came up to tell me her son’s red YT jeffsey was stolen last night and could I keep an eye out for it.

    It’s a great spot to break up a ride.

    BTW I have no affiliation with…[Read more]

  • I bought Meindle at the recommendation of my BiL. Absolutely bullet proof but the soles were like walking in clogs. Fine for soft ground with gaiters on though.

    For all round use I bought Salomon GTX high boots. So comfortable and great ankle support which I need. I know they won’t last as long but I need comfort. It’s been a year now of long…[Read more]

  • Every day is a purple day. 😁

    I learned xc on tracks in Norway on army planks, so heavier kit. For me it was all about technique.

    It helped with efficiency for ski touring which was the main goal.

    I personally wouldn’t go on a full on xc holiday, maybe a day or 2 on the trails as part of a longer touring/alpine holiday.

    Looking at the locals,…[Read more]

  • All in we’re spending 3k for a family of 3 in the last week of Jan. Me the wife and our 4 year old daughter. That’s flights and passes too.

    It’s expensive compared to the DIY trips we did before the little one came along but the benefits are almost too many to list. Time to ourselves, structured child care, no cooking etc.

    Me and my wife clicked…[Read more]