My own 4 bikes consist of 3 classic mountain bikes with old school 26" wheels and one more modern bike with 27.5" wheels. In the last century you had no choice. If you wanted an MTB you were getting 26" wheels but in 1999 the first 29" tires for off road use became available. It … Continue reading 29 inch wheels.
I got a bit of a shock when I found that the shock absorber on my Boardman mountain bike would cost around £350 to replace. Even with a discount it's being offered by a big supplier, Chain Reaction Cycles, for £279. How can they be so expensive? All they consist of is a tube containing … Continue reading A bit of a shock.
Tyres wear out and have to be replaced but the choice of tyres for mountain bikes is overwhelming. In Formula 1 motor racing all drivers have the same choice of 5 types of tyre. Hard, medium, soft, intermediate and rain which are all made by Pirelli. You might imagine that the situation would be simpler … Continue reading A new tyre and a case of vandalism.