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05-15-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,135
Posted By Dazza

Its a bit subjective this debate...I rode my XtC...

Its a bit subjective this debate...I rode my XtC with a rigid fork for a few months, it wrecked my back and the short length of the fork gave it a much to road bike style front end stance. It turned...
05-15-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Dazza

Its a post mount mate, will the part you linked...

Its a post mount mate, will the part you linked definately work? if so ill try and track it down over here,

thanks for the help so far
05-15-09, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Dazza

6 - 8 inch adapter for Avid Juicy Carbons, possible?

I have two bikes at the moment (Giant XtC SE3 with marz AM3's and big 8inch rotor disc brakes 'the name of them evades me', and a Specialized P1 All mountain, with Marz AM SL's and AvidJuicy Carbons...
02-05-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Dazza

Yeah true, ill take it to a real fast XC course...

Yeah true, ill take it to a real fast XC course near me and batter them in ;)

Cheers for the comments :D Does anyone have any ideas on what pressure to run in the fork? Froot Loops?
01-27-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Dazza

Setting up the new rig (forks/brakes)

Bought a Specialized P1 All mountain a while ago, along with some Marzocchi AM SL's and Magura Louise Carbons. Replaced the forks and brakes and been out on a few runs, to be honest the brakes are no...
12-02-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By Dazza

Servicing a Giant MPH hydro brake system

Overhauling the bike at the minute and the brakes definately need bled/new pads. Its a Giant MPH system that came standard on the older XtC bikes.

I have been looking for MPH pads but can't find...
09-06-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Dazza

Changed the forks as i needed something a bit...

Changed the forks as i needed something a bit quicker on the road to and from the trails, plus the Manitou Axel elites were disgustingly bad. The seat is rather tilted forward indeed, didnt notice...
08-25-05, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Dazza

Upgraded a few bits on my bike. (pics)

Have a Giant XtC SE3 in case you guys didnt already know. Thought the Manitou Axel elites were pure dung, so i thought it change them and made another few welcom changes while i was there:
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04-25-05, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By Dazza

My XtCSE3 has had risers, wider tires and softer...

My XtCSE3 has had risers, wider tires and softer grips fitted. Nothing major, but its running like tripe at the minute, shifting is horrible, brakes are nowhere near as sharp as they should be and...
01-16-05, 08:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,101
Posted By Dazza

My mate has a little gold bell on his handlebars,...

My mate has a little gold bell on his handlebars, the ones wrapped around those Lindt chocolate rabbits. Also has one of those tree shaped air freshener on it from time to time.
11-07-04, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Dazza

Yeah, i know it isn't a 100% sound idea, but im...

Yeah, i know it isn't a 100% sound idea, but im going to stick with it anyway


cheers
11-07-04, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Dazza

Yeah i thought about that, maybe giving audible...

Yeah i thought about that, maybe giving audible beeps would improve the feasability, although it may be hard to hear, while trying to steer your steed as vertically as possible without getting...
11-07-04, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Dazza

Yeah and you were banging in the other sense of...

Yeah and you were banging in the other sense of the word. ;)
11-07-04, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Dazza

Also totally forgot, i have a questionnaire that...

Also totally forgot, i have a questionnaire that requires filling. You don't have to do be a DH rider, would give a nice spread to have riders from both sides really.


"1. What kind of riding do...
11-07-04, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Dazza

Idea for new MTB product. (Electronics project)

For my A-level (year before university for you americans ;)) Technology & Design project i am making an electronic device, which would potentially be used for Downhill mountain bike riders (or rally...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-04, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Haha what a load of BS. They would see a lot more...

Haha what a load of BS. They would see a lot more culture in one of the smaller more remote areas, but i suppose that doesn't generate enough money.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-04, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Wales is a beautiful place also, my brother (in...

Wales is a beautiful place also, my brother (in those pics) went to university in Bangor, in Wales. I visited him a few times, and apparently Bangor is one of the best regions in UK for mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

MY god Rob fantastic pictures! :eek: That...

MY god Rob fantastic pictures! :eek: That picture of Cinnamon bay is defo my desktop, looks like paradise! Maho bay also looks quite acceptable ;) .

Cheers dude!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Hehe no problem, me and my brother had a good...

Hehe no problem, me and my brother had a good laugh taking those two pictures! The region we were in then was amazing, really annoying on and off type rain. We had a really long satisfying climb to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Haha that reminds me of a time we were lost in...

Haha that reminds me of a time we were lost in Ennis (the town George Bush visited in the summer, missed him by one day!) and we asked a woman to point us in the direction of the nearest youth...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

True, i couldn't believe how friendly some people...

True, i couldn't believe how friendly some people could be.

This one guy who owned a youth hostel (funny man) greeted us, and showed us our rooms etc. 15minutes later we get a knock on the door,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,641
Posted By Dazza

The mushrooms can do that to a person :D

The mushrooms can do that to a person :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Galway really was fantasic, we ended up staying...

Galway really was fantasic, we ended up staying for about 3 days there, met a really friendly Italian guy called Luigi, a funny dude to say the least! Some day ill go back to Galway for longer, get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Your definately right about the drivers Cycliste,...

Your definately right about the drivers Cycliste, i remember travelling into Sligo on that trip, it was the busiest road i have ever seen, and a few of the drivers obviously didn't see our bright...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Nope, just the leprechauns! :roflmao:

Nope, just the leprechauns! :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

They are indeed my friend, you ever been there?...

They are indeed my friend, you ever been there? Nice place, especially when the weather is that good, and there are hot american tourists everywhere! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Thats true, we thought about renting a bike...

Thats true, we thought about renting a bike around Aran, but we took a tour bus, a welcome change :) You really don't want to trust the weather here, always expect the worse, which is why the only...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

These are the rest, another cliff photo, and some...

These are the rest, another cliff photo, and some more scenery, also a weird set of statues in Galway.

The cows were by the side of the road one time we stopped for a rest, and they are the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-04, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Dazza

Two week Ireland tour (pics)

In june, me and my brother took off from our doorstep (Londonderry) and set off for Cork, travelling along the west coast, staying at various youth hostels along the way.

We made a few problems...
09-27-04, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By Dazza

Can't see it dude. Love the look of those bikes...

Can't see it dude. Love the look of those bikes though, good luck out there.
09-27-04, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Dazza

haha thanks a bunch dude thats great! Hopefully...

haha thanks a bunch dude thats great! Hopefully get some real footage this weekend!
09-26-04, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By Dazza

I havent laughed that hard in ages! Thanks.

I havent laughed that hard in ages! Thanks.
09-24-04, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Dazza

I carry spares and patch the popped ones when I...

I carry spares and patch the popped ones when I get home. Its easier than struggling in dirty puddles holding the tubes underneath to source the leak, just for it to re-appear because the patch was...
09-24-04, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Dazza

I'd keep them, it's not like you will make a huge...

I'd keep them, it's not like you will make a huge weight saving! ;)
09-24-04, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Dazza

Kickass, ill send it right now! Cheers bro.

Kickass, ill send it right now!

Cheers bro.
09-23-04, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Dazza

Got some footage as a test, just few wheelies...

Got some footage as a test, just few wheelies bunnyhops etc. Looks a lot lower quality than that of the LCD on the camera. Anyway ill get it sorted and head out on the bike this weekend and get some...
09-22-04, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Dazza

Thanks guys, good info! I just looked through the...

Thanks guys, good info! I just looked through the manual and found a USB driver and digital imaging software, so i will experiment a bit with this, and try and find out how to add music.

Chances...
09-22-04, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Dazza

Making an MTB video... any advice?

Me mum bought Dad a decent Sony video digital8 camcorder that he never uses, so i hopefully will get some footage of me and me mates mucking about on the trails.

Do any of you know how to record...
09-22-04, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By Dazza

Maybe in the US, but in the UK it was available,...

Maybe in the US, but in the UK it was available, maybe i bought it early 2004, i honestly can't remember, but its listed as 2003 on the Giant website ;)

Giant Uk 2003 XtC SE3...
09-21-04, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By Dazza

I have a 2003 XtC3, and word of warning, don't...

I have a 2003 XtC3, and word of warning, don't use it for anything more than light XC.
09-10-04, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,818
Posted By Dazza

Damn right, we have had staffies in work (vets)...

Damn right, we have had staffies in work (vets) which are required to have a licence for IIRC, and they have been totally calm and affectionate. On the other hand the most trouble we have had with...
09-06-04, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dazza

Phiber i also thought about that (hence the 46...

Phiber i also thought about that (hence the 46 ;)) Marin bikes are nice.
09-06-04, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dazza

A Whyte 46, or a Specialised Enduro Pro. A...

A Whyte 46, or a Specialised Enduro Pro.

A De Rosa King for road.
09-06-04, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,176
Posted By Dazza

So they say, other forks I have had do not have...

So they say, other forks I have had do not have problems with mud clearance, the Manitou does, and flexes like nothing else i have felt.



You can judge me by my opinions on the internet and...
09-05-04, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,176
Posted By Dazza

I just hate the reverse arch casting they use, I...

I just hate the reverse arch casting they use, I have an Axel Elite on my XtC, and the legs of the forks are so easily compressed toward each other. You can literally with one hand grab the dropouts...
09-05-04, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Dazza

paintballdude, remember that for trials a LONGER...

paintballdude, remember that for trials a LONGER stem will be worse, unless it has serious rise in it, as this would make it easier to rock the bike back and forth.

Check out this pic for...
09-05-04, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Dazza

A shorter stem is your best bet IMO for wheelies,...

A shorter stem is your best bet IMO for wheelies, as it allows you to get your weight further back. A longer higher stem is better for the variety of trials stuff (hops).

My advice, depending on...
09-05-04, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,176
Posted By Dazza

Just realised the Chase i saw was from last year,...

Just realised the Chase i saw was from last year, and this year they are sporting Manitou forks, which i hate, so i will not be choosing the Chase.

Anyway whatever happens ill buy a bike and post...
09-05-04, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,176
Posted By Dazza

Ok guys thank you for your help, i think i may...

Ok guys thank you for your help, i think i may end up bypassing the Norco Manik in favour for the Cannondale chase II with a Dirt Jumper III fork, do you guys think that this fork would perform...
09-04-04, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,176
Posted By Dazza

Marzocchi Drop off triple clamp forks.

Does anyone know how these forks perform? They are fitted to the Norco Manik im looking at, so im wondering what they are like, as i searched and found an archived post on here saying they `sucked`...
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