Martin Pettit

  • tallmart10 replied to the topic New groupset for old bike? in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    I switched from a 2×10 to a 1×11 on my Scott Spark 26″.

    I used:
    XT M8000 11 Speed Trigger Shifter 
    XT M8000 Shadow+ 11 Speed rear derailleur
    Sunrace MX8 11 Speed 11-46t Cassette 
    Deore XT M785 26-38 180mm
    SRAM PC1170 11 Speed Chain

    I had to add some spacers to the 2×10 crank tabs to get a decent chainline, 5mm from memory, but that works like a…[Read more]

  • tallmart10 replied to the topic 26" or 27.5" in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Nice, mine’s gone all 1 speed, 2.4″ tyres, dropper and a bit blacker..

  • tallmart10 replied to the topic 26" or 27.5" in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Interested in this. I have an old 2009 26″ carbon Scott spark which is still a fab bike to me – but then I don’t ride other bikes. I don’t have the funds to replace it with A new equivalent, but did wonder how it would compare to a newer 2014-2105-kind of age big wheeled version (29 or 27.5). They go for about 1200 – 1300 pounds which is much more…[Read more]

  • +1 for the Economist.

    Truthful reporting backed by scientific evidence