Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-23-07, 03:01 AM   #1
ChrisCummins
Clueless Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Derbyshire, England
Bikes: Team Saracen X-Ray
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Team Saracen X-Ray

Hi all,
my name's Chris, I'm 16 and I live in the countryside in England. I've just recently had my bike serviced, and am after an impartial and honest opinion on how suited my bike is to the kind of cycling I want to be doing.

I enjoy doing jumps and pretty heavy duty off-roading. There's a woods near I live with lots of jumps from little 18" kickers to larger 4-5ft jumps, so ultimately I want to have a bike that can handle those kinds of jumps.

So far it seems to be doing OK on the smaller jumps and medium off-road terrain, the major two points I would like to improve is the traction and the braking. I am looking for some upgrade tyres, and so far, these look to be the most promising. Does anyone have any experience with them, or could they recommend a better tyre , prefferably around the same price range?

The other thing I would like to upgrade is the pedals, as at the moment, I have a tendancy to slip on the current ones (plus, I think the black plastic ones look slightly tacky). How about these?

Whole bike pic (NOTE 1: The back tyre needs a new inner tube! Completely flat. NOTES 2: Yes, the seat is held together with duct tape ):


New front forks fitted:


Back view:


Any comments appreciated.
Chris
ChrisCummins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:45 AM.