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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:52 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Needs new XTR or you're just not gnarly enough

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:05 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Bollox64 wrote:
Delayed from March, finally got it today 8)


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Not my kind of bike, and as such I hadn't heard of it until about 10 minutes ago, but I'd like to see more and hear your experiences. You gonna do a readers bike thread? :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:24 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Very cool Alec 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:51 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Some pics from the Passporte du Soleil 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:36 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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thats a tidy carbon weave. pure sex


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:15 am 
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Looks a nice bike! Price is in line with most brands too. Still expensive though.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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12 quid for a single bearing is taking the proverbial. Bloody likely nasa dont pay that much :evil:


One thing I find odd, and a bit annoying, is that they wont sell a single item if they normally retail as a pair. Was trying to get a replacement pedal and despite them making the bloody things, they said they only sold pairs.

And actually now that my goats got, their brake are nowt like their early brakes for power, and the metal they now use on the caliper appears to crumble away. If thats corrosion from just not cleaning :? thats worse than anodes ive seen on the bottom of boats, that have been suspended in salt water for 5 years :?

Just too many innovations and redesigns they've got to make all that investment back. although judging from the current products these are redesigns nobody needed.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:04 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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My new E4 brakes are the most powerful I've ever had, including recent XT, Deore and various old Hope.

My only personal criticism is that the anodising doesn't always give a consistent colour. I have two blue stems, one lighter than the other. My OCD doesn't like that.

Otherwise I think Hope are ace. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:36 am 
BoTM Winner
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dyna-ti wrote:
12 quid for a single bearing is taking the proverbial. Bloody likely nasa dont pay that much :evil:




Lifetime frame AND bearing warranty on the HB.160. :D


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