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  • mjsmke replied to the topic Maxxis combos in the forum Bike Forum 4 days ago

    I really fancy a 2.4 Ardent rear and DHF 2.5 on the front but can’t find the DHF with skin walls in 2.5.

    I can see it’s available in 2.3 but want a little wider.

  • mjsmke replied to the topic Changing cars – WWSTWD? in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Take it back to the dealer and say you will be away for work so need to drop it off a few days early.

  • mjsmke replied to the topic Life in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    My idea of adventure is just having time to explore ideas. I’m never board and don’t need much in the way of entertainment. My job means I’m around 30+ people every day who need support and attention, so when I have time to myself I often prefer to be on my own somewhere quiet and can hapily spend an entire evening sitting on the sofa without the…[Read more]

  • mjsmke replied to the topic Maxxis combos in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    The Assegai seems very heavy. I don’t need the tougher casing so think I’ll stick to some of the others recommended above.

    Looking at the skin wall versions I might have to go for them. They do look nice! Just wish there were more options for those.

  • mjsmke replied to the topic Maxxis combos in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    The worst bits are just wet mud. Nothing too claggy like clay. That’s why I was thinking Ardent.

  • mjsmke started the topic Maxxis combos in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    Hardtail has DHF front and Aggressor rear. Both 2.3 on 30mm rims

    Full sus has DHF front and Ardent rear. 2.3 and 2.25 on 25mm rims.

    I really like the combo on the full sus for dryer conditions but want something wider on the hard tail and something for a little mud too.

    I’m thinking 2.4 High rollers on both ends or a High roller on the front…[Read more]

  • If I had that kind of money to invest, I’d invest it in in something that can be used now, or use it to have more time to do the things you enjoy now. You could invest it to help later on in life but that is a gamble. You may not have the health when the money is available.

    I’d use it to pay a chunk off the mortgage now before interest rates…[Read more]

  • mjsmke replied to the topic Vans trainers in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    I miss the old style vans from several years ago that were much wider. The new style are far too narrow.

  • It seems odd that we are encouraged to re use plastic bags yet so many things are sold in plastic bags. I think shops should have the same rule and re use the plastic packaging their deliveries come in.

  • mjsmke replied to the topic A proper hipster question in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    GT85

  • Was planning to ride at Bedgebury this Thursday but the forecast has put me off.

    Can anyone recommend somewhere to ride where the forecast is dry, up to a 90 min drive from Bexley?

  • mjsmke replied to the topic 16 year old son smoking weed in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    I’d be more concerned about what else he might have access to or the people who have access to him. Or already might have in your house.

    From my own experience; my ex smoked weed and she quickly got into other stuff too with the opinion that it was fine and didn’t cause any harm. There were some bad people that she knew and I didn’t want anything…[Read more]