JTH22
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    05 October 2009
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 BBB BHG-42 Interfix MTB Handlebar Grips
BBB BHG-42 Interfix MTB Handlebar Grips
These ergonomically designed Kraton grips with soft inserts and gel palm support are very comfortable due to the anatomic shape and give excellent hand support.
 
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Comfortable and good build
Posted09 November 2013
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JTH22
fromBradford, West Yorkshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
"I was getting pains in my hands after lengthy day rides and wanted to reduce the pressure by increasing the handle area in contact with my hands.
These grips fit perfectly and what's more, you can leave the end caps off, if you use bull-horn handles like me, and they fit serendipitously well. It looks like they were designed to fit the handles.
8 months in, the colour nor the rubber has perished in any perceivable way and they clean up with normal soap and a light brush."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 Schwalbe Marathon Original GreenGuard Rigid MTB City Tyre
Schwalbe Marathon Original GreenGuard Rigid MTB City Tyre
The original archetypal high quality touring tyre has now been completely revised. Designed to fit MTB machines if riding in and around town etc. Options included all 26" (MTB) sizes and also childrens bike tyre options (16", 20", and 24").
 
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Soft, Grippy MTB Town/Touring Tyre
Posted29 July 2013
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JTH22
fromBradford, West Yorkshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"The 1.75" width is an excellent size for MTB replacement. The tyre fits snugly onto the 26" rims and looks 'right' thanks to it's width. The thicker Green-Guard construction means the tyres are always 'soft', like riding on a layer of 'dough' all the time. It does mean that the rolling resistance is higher, but not as much as a MTB tyre round town of course. Perhaps slightly more than City-jets.
Indeed that is a small price to pay too for rare punctures. The tyres hold a high presure too, up to 85 PSI, and this softness remains which is a good thing where comfort is concerned. This also makes them very quiet - one can only hear the chain turning!
The construction is tough and side-walls 'ribbed' for strength. After fast trail rides, there are no cuts or gashes in the rubber, not even the tread pattern itself.
If you want long-lasting, comfortable, town and leisurely touring tyres, these perform very well for the investment."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, Versatile, Good Fit, quiet rolling, grippy
Cons: Limited Color Choices, medium weight, moderate rolling resistance
+3points
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 City Jet MTB Tyre and Tube Set
City Jet MTB Tyre and Tube Set
A tough and robust city tyre.
 
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Great for town and tours
Posted09 December 2009
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JTH22
fromBradford, West Yorkshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
"Put these on my full suspension mtb, just for those work commutes.
I have to say they are good. They'll also take you off road too, but not through slippy mud.
Best sneaky plus,is through the wet, the tyre profile acts to displace the water sideways, so there isn't alot of spray and your feet don't get alot from the front wheel.
If you have alot of weight, from luggage, i.e panniers, I did get punctures under these circumstances. Easy to get off and on the rim too."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Versatile, practical performace
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 Immobilise.com ImmobiTag Electronic Cycle Protection Kit
Immobilise.com ImmobiTag Electronic Cycle Protection Kit
A bike is stolen every 71 seconds in the UK. Tag and protect your bike with ImmobiTag, an easy-to-fit device that's embedded into the bike frame and is almost impossible to remove.
 
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Deterrant and a bit of a cure...
Posted09 December 2009
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JTH22
fromBradford, West Yorkshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
"Great deterrent to would be thieves.
The Stickers for the bike could be more 'sticky'.
Peace of mind, a little. Of course it won't stop your bike being taken, but if it is, at least there is a hope...
Also, check with your local police force they have HF ID radio tracking equipment. Just e-mail them, and if, like mine, they don't have it, they get it. Otherwise there is little point."
Pros: Great Value, Lightweight
Cons: not widely known by police forces
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 Super Bud Expert 2009
Super Bud Expert 2009
The Super Bud Expert is built around the advanced 4 bar aluminium frame and features Rockshox Recon SL RL forks, giving 100mm of travel, and Suntour's Raidon LO Air 165mm/38mm Rear Shock.
 
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Focus on this Bike!
Posted09 December 2009
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JTH22
fromBradford, West Yorkshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"So I have been the proud owner of this particular bike for a couple of months now and it looks as good now as it did out of the box, so that the first point - it looks good!
Performance? Well it has worked hard, I have managed to do long distance fast paced road riding, long tours (with luggage) and not to mention the spec for the bike -moutain bike riding. Result? - It will do all these, but generally I would stick to off road jobs. Still impressed it kept up with some nippy road bikes!!!
Features? Not the top spec in the world, yet there is a gut feeling that you have a reliable piece of engineering here, nothing 'fancy' to go wrong. Even so, the performace is maintained, lockouts are just that for example. Rear shock is wonderfully adaptable; provided you have a shock pump capable of up to 300 psi. Brakes are great on two 185mm rotors. There is also the added bonus of a pop-lock for those 'Recons'; a nice touch.
The biggest feature for your money is the chainset and rims, super duper good. Slick changes in all terrain and so easy to maintain afterwards. Can't fault this. The rims are so slick looking, yet strong and smooth, smashing.
Finally, after test riding other bikes, (hardtails too), when you ride this bad boy, you feel 'in' the bike, not 'on it'. This is rare; yielding a fabulous feel and level of comfort that makes every ride shear pleasure. Big bang for your buck, no other spec has all the pros for minimal cons ----- 'focus' on this brand."
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, Great Value, High Quality, Versatile, practical, easy to maintain
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 Road Overshoes
Road Overshoes
A waterproof neoprene overshoe with super-smooth styling designed for road cycling
 
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4 / 5
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Warm feet for the winter?
Posted12 November 2009
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JTH22
fromBradford, West Yorkshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"A decent product here, tested these in torrential rain purposely going through big puddles so they were submerged in the spray from the wheels. Result?
Dry and warm feet. The overshoes proved worthy and effective.
The point to note this was not a long term test, so whether water would leach in from underneath is unknown.
One drawback is that the neoprene is not durable and if you over stress the seams it will tear. Also walking alot with them on your shoes will wear the fabric out underneath as well. So a good investment if you are willing to look after them."
Pros: Good Fit, Great Value, effective
Cons: Limited Color Choices, Wears Out Easily
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 Crosstown City Tyre
Crosstown City Tyre
Panaracer's Crosstown 700c tyre is the ultimate choice for the commuter or tourist who wants maximum puncture protection and the added safety of increased reflectivity when riding at night.
 
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Good, but don't push them too hard
Posted05 October 2009
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JTH22
fromBradford, West Yorkshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
"These are just ok tyres. Thay served the purpose well, however...
After about a year the rubber degrades and begins to split all over, not good for the money or relative to other brands.
Also around 12 months later, after a hard emergency stop, it had torn away the rubber, pretty much leaving the innner tube exposed. This, annoyingly caused a puncture some twenty metres later, all because these tyres fundamentally failed in their purpose. After that I went to another more reliable brand.
The only good thing is that they are fast tyres and initially good performers, just don't take them off road or skid on them."
Pros: Good Fit, fast tread
Cons: Low Quality, Poor Quality, Wears Out Easily
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 Black Forest Pro 2009
Black Forest Pro 2009
The Black Forest Pro offers the rider a good performance Alloy Hardtail at an amazing price using a mixture of Shimano's SLX and Deore XT components.
 
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What a bike!
Posted05 October 2009
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JTH22
fromBradford, West Yorkshire
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 19-24
Interest : Cross Country MTB
Level : Occasional
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"So after trying many bikes, this one turned out very sweet indeed! The best aspect about this bike are the rims, Mavic CrossRide Disc and the tyres. Makes the bike look very trim; it's like it has the equivalent of 29 inch wheels!. Lightweight, easily in the top ranks and has an excellent component set up.
It is also supremely stiff. For a non-hydroformed classic style construction, it's better than carbonfibre. For instance, there is little or no movement between the back tyre and the frame when you put 14st. on one pedal.
Took the bike through mud, rivers, rocks, road and everything else and it performed, at speed too, thanks to those wheels. Look out for any models with those rims.
One draw back is on quality of the frame, it is the same frame focus use throughout the range, and so has rear v-barke mountings, would it be so hard not to weld these on for such models?
Also you will need a chain stay protector as the chain really whips about on downhill rough ground, taking hefty chunks out of that brilliant paint scheme.
Otherwise a 'can't go wrong' bike for the intrepid XC rider. Just note it is not a sit down and ride bike, so comfort seekers are not advised."
Pros: Attractive, Great Value, Lightweight, Versatile, stiff
Cons: Expensive, Limited Color Choices
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 Schwalbe Marathon Original GreenGuard Rigid MTB City Tyre
Schwalbe Marathon Original GreenGuard Rigid MTB City Tyre
The original archetypal high quality touring tyre has now been completely revised. Designed to fit MTB machines if riding in and around town etc. Options included all 26" (MTB) sizes and also childrens bike tyre options (16", 20", and 24").
 

Does this tyre have the reflective sidewall strip?

Yes it does. Both sides and very reflective even when dusty.
1 year, 4 months ago
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JTH22
Bradford, West Yorkshire
 
 Schwalbe Marathon Original GreenGuard Rigid MTB City Tyre
Schwalbe Marathon Original GreenGuard Rigid MTB City Tyre
The original archetypal high quality touring tyre has now been completely revised. Designed to fit MTB machines if riding in and around town etc. Options included all 26" (MTB) sizes and also childrens bike tyre options (16", 20", and 24").
 

What is the max. recommended psi

for http://www.wiggle.co.uk/schwalbe-marathon-original-greenguard-rigid-mtb-city-tyre/ ?

thank you
Maximum recommended pressure is 70 PSI (5.0 Bar)

Pressure range is 45-70PSI
1 year, 4 months ago
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JTH22
Bradford, West Yorkshire