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Everything posted by BigToe

  1. Just don't hang your bike off the back of the rack. Get one that your bike stands on and is clamped. The rest is covered above!
  2. For what it's worth. I ran Pro One's which stick like *h*t to a blanket on the road, loved them. The GP5000TL have been disappointing in that they have perished quite badly on the wheels I had hanging in the garage. I was surprised at how bad it got and how quickly, but they were also great.
  3. Maxxis Ikon 2.1 at the back or Race King 2.1 at the back. Run Ardent, Ground Control, Nobby Nic 2.3 upfront and you will have the best of everything. Tyre pressure is critical as well and skill.
  4. DM me if you lost your at Hennops.
  5. I just took mine off my bike. It was rubbing against the shock (Trek). Haven't posted it for sale yet. You can have it for R600
  6. If you are set on having Rekon all round.... would rather consider a Rekon on the front and Rekon race at the back.
  7. I've always preferred a narrow rear...
  8. Thats quite a footprint for the back. I typically run a 2.1 at the rear gives more than enough cornering and braking grip for me, and the rear is easier to 'catch' if it goes walk about!
  9. If you are looking for that amount of travel - the Spark is not for you. The Scott Genius or Pyga, Camber, etc is more aligned to what you need.
  10. Tyre opinions are many and varied...! Opinion of one... remember its XC (tyre on the left is REAR and on the right is FRONT) Spez - FastTrack/Ground Control OR GC on both wheels works very well Maxxis - Ikon/Ardent <- personal choice Pirelli - Scorpion 'H'/Scorpion 'S' Vittoria - Saguaro/Barzo or double Barzo Conti - RaceKing/X King Schwalbe - Racing Ralph/Racing Ray or Rocket Ron or even better the Nobby Nic Most have run the above at some point and for XC you wont go wrong. Crossmarks are bulletproof but heavier than most and thats not where you want weight for XC!
  11. Barzo at 2.35 should be very good on the front at the right pressure. I'm keen to try it when my Ardent gives up. You could probably run it at the back as well. From experience on a Mezcal. Its a rear tyre only! and keep far away from any wet muddy tracks. I made the mistake of thinking it would be ok in Sabie in Feb...how wrong I was....lucky to have survived that mud. Great in winter in SA - Mezcal loves dry and hard conditions to roll fast.
  12. My go to weapon https://cyclefactory.co.za/shop/accessories/pumps-co2/floor-pump-ryder-airtank-2-0/
  13. https://www.alpinestars.com/collections/mbk-shorts/products/hyperlite-v3-shorts?variant=31632443015226 If you can find them locally. Get a pair.
  14. Brands I know that do big sizes. Cannondale Trek Canyon (<- mine is a 2XL - I'm 1.97m) Google is your friend!
  15. 100% correct, that is what the Distributor must do for the retailer. Keep stock based on historical and industry experience, and maintain the integrity of the supply chain. Take forward cover and work with the manufacturer to make the relationship and the business work.
  16. The fact that this question must be asked is probably the saddest post on the hub today! Massive fail for a great bike! Obviously SA isn't a big market for the Canadian brand but they failed to keep an eye on how the brand was being run locally and how quickly 'they' found out that maintaining a brand needs a good network of retailers to sell, service and support the customers investing in the brand. Real pity.
  17. Its essentially how the used car market operates...buy the car at the lowest price possible (as a dealer) and then clean it up and list it for what the market on average will accept...
  18. If I understand your question...you will need to adjust the aluminium leg up on the one side.
  19. I run Ikon at the back 2.2 and Ardent up front 2.3 lots of grip and braking grip is very good. The tyre doesn't let go easily. Back in the day I ran an ikon and nobby nic 2.3 upfront also a great combo. Given your internal width I would run a 2.1 at the back and a 2.3 upfront and maybe run them a touch harder to compensate for the lightbulb effect.
  20. Agree on all the above - while I haven't run Sram 12 speed I have run Sram before, but the XT 12 speed is ace! I am running an X01 cassette.
  21. Orange sealant --->> not a good experience for me. Dries too quickly and sticks to everything (inside tyre walls, levers, hands..).
  22. For me it was trial and error around how the bike reacts at different pressures. Started at 8 ® and 7 (f) and settle on 6 and 5. As you know the tubeless set up allows for lower pressure and it works so well on our crappy roads. Less fatigue on the hands and arms. I place handling and comfort as number 1 priority on longer rides. I prefer the softer front and the confidence in my current set up gets me through corners a lot quicker.
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