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Reply to: Is driving getting worse?
I think Graham S has hit the nail on the head
As per the car parking thread it seems like people are just generally getting more selfish arseholeish – and cars + congestion + stressful commutes seem to bring out the worst.
Plus a element of this
More cars on the roads, phones and toys in cars make it easier to be distracted . Cars are more capable of travelling fast and people get frustrated if they can’t use all that extra power.
Plus idiots who speed, don’t forget them
But what gets me is the slow speed manoeuvres, especially in car parks etc. Some of the stuff I’ve witnessed is unreal. If I drove like some of these idiots during my test, there’s no way I’d of passed!
My neighbour is a prime example, the other day whilst stood in front of her car – well, about 6ft away emptying my own. She courteously informs me to ‘be careful’ as her car always rolls forward first, whenever she wants to go in reverse!Posted 3 years ago | Go to post
I’ll take a set of XTR caps please, and would be interested in a XT set alsoPosted 4 years ago | Go to post
As ever, down to budget really and if it’s not going to be a daily driver – I’d go for the high top. If it is going to be used just for trips away and not a dual purpose vehicle, personally I’d get a proper motorhome and that’s coming from a VW Transporter addict/owner!Posted 7 years ago | Go to post
Yeah, that’s what I was getting at – a new 1K hardtail will just be a shiny new version of what you already have. With regards to the Cube geometry, you’ll find they’re steep ish angle wise, which results in a more arse up heads down riding position, compared to some other brands and models. All depends exactly what you’re looking at though in order to get a true comparisonPosted 8 years ago | Go to post
If It was me I’d go for the full suss option – a newer hardtail wont be hugely different from your existing Hardrock. Plus a full susser may push you onto, or at least let you try out more demanding trails…Posted 8 years ago | Go to post
I’m with Convert on this one…problem with frame, Orange took the cheaper option and repaired. Repair obviously didn’t fix the problem so I would’ve thought they’d of repaired again or replaced. Crap service IMHOPosted 8 years ago | Go to post
Reply to: Recommend me … A folding bike
Ditto the above, nothing folds aswell and as easy in the real world as a Brompton – simples. Don’t waste your money on anything else, yes they’re relatively expensive, genuine parts are expensive also when it ones to servicing, but they are worth it. I wouldn’t like to be commuting and in a hurry to fold/carry a Dahon on/off a busy train…Posted 8 years ago | Go to post
Reply to: cheepest place to buy a xm 819 36 hole
Plenty, but nothing as simple, strong and easy to set up UST as the Mavic rims. Have been running XM819’s for longer than I can remember, they’re great. I’d consider selling your hub and getting a 32h unless you’re gonna lose a lot of cash in doing so…Posted 8 years ago | Go to post
Reply to: xt 775's better than elixirs?
I’ve run Saints, XT’s & Elixirs…For ultimate power and if you’re not fussed about weight then Saints are the ones to go for. As mentioned, very bleed sensitive and Goodridge hoses sharpen the feel up no end aswell. Have been a Shimano brake fan for years, but now love my Elixirs. More fiddly to bleed, but once done properly they are amazing, soooo much power and lightweight to boot.Posted 8 years ago | Go to post
Eh, you seriously think the above hardtail looks ‘gorgeous’… 😯Posted 8 years ago | Go to post
Giant Reign X – Close apart from a bit more travel
Save yourself a couple of hundred £ and get a Marin Wolfridge/Attack Trail – live with the air shock, they ride awesomePosted 8 years ago | Go to post