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^ pedal grip.


Adidas bought FiveTen. The soles on these are excellent for pedal gri


I like these but got some new Adidas hi-tops in the recent online sale, so the gf will probably kill me if I buy these too. I don't understand how/why they are MTB shoes though, they look like snazzy hi-tops.

Under Armour Undeniable Duffel Holdall 3.0 XS SS18 only £12.99 @ CRC Chain Reaction
Found 19th JulFound 19th Jul
bargain £23-24 everywhere else Under Armour’s classic duffel bag is the perfect multifunctional carrier that is ideal for weekends away, visits to the gym, work trips and more. C… Read more
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Damn. Needed a gym bag


OOS now


Picked up the medium (61L) for 15.50 on prime day but this is a decent deal of a bit on the small side.


Really good bag for the gym. Fits in a Pure Gym locker no bother - the larger one doesn't. I paid a fair bit more from amazon a few months back. Hot price imo.


Both options out of stock already!

Shimano SLX M7000 disc brake £49.99 per brake (£100 a pair) @ CRC
Found 6th JulFound 6th Jul
I have these brakes and they're superb, they cost me a fair amount more than this current deal, but they're worth it. I would suggest ordering a right hand front brake and a left h… Read more
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No worries Wilson. Have you checked the pads for signs of wear? It might be that if the brakes haven't been used very much then they need to be used some more so that the pads can bed in properly. Find some hills /gradients and start to put them to use (check that the brakes actually work before you go flying down a hill.....) If the pads are resin ones then changing the pads to sintered ones if you still aren't happy with the performance of the M446s could also be worth considering. Shimano brakes generally have a good reputation across the range, but if it remains a problem then check out problem solving methods on the internet/ YouTube, or get them checked out at a bike shop. Even though the SLX brakes are considered a good price, £100 is still a fair amount of money to fork out, especially if you can get your existing brakes to work properly. Good luck!


Hi sorry it took so long to get back to you but I was thinking ahead and have only had the second hand bike delivered it was in mint condition as it had hardly ever been used the brakes that came with the bike are Shimano M446 hydraulic disc brakes at the moment there is loads of movement of the brake lever and the brakes aren't that sharp


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Check with Trek. Might only be rated for about 160 rotors that frame. But yeah they would fit either way. But frame might not be tested for large 180/200 rotors

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Vitus Vitesse Evo 105 (2018) £999.99 @ CRC
Found 6th JulFound 6th Jul
Full carbon, full 105 groupset. Reduced from ~£1500. Listed as £1149.99, but they currently have a deal on for another £150 off.

Now showing £1349.99. at wiggle.


Not sure if this would work - I think it can't be combined with any other offer, and I think the £150 off would count. That might be why chain reaction was offering this at £1150 while wiggle had already reduced to £1000 (now oos)


And if you join British Cycling for about £20 you get another 10% off at CRC

WTB SX19 29" MTB Wheelset Inc Ranger Tyres - £69.99 @ CRC
Found 1st JulFound 1st Jul
Saw that these had been posted before but expired at 89.99. Interested in them and wondered if they would fit to my Bizango. Unfortunately not, but noticed that they're back in sto… Read more
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Probably, but mine has 29" on replacing the 700c originally. If your current wheels are 700c. 29" are exactly the same size. CX bikes usually are able to fit a wider wheel too. Check the discs though.


If I buy another SRAM 10 speed casette and a pair of brake rotors, would these work on my Pinnacle Arkose 2 (2015)? Seems cheap just for the wheels alone. EDIT: Answer is yes, I think. Existing wheels are 135 and 100, I think I just need to buy 2 x brake rotors and bolts, a spare cassette, and then anything else required to bolt the cassette down? £65 with the newsletter discount, seems stupid not to. I'll put my slicks on the stock wheels and use them on the road and turbo trainer, and I'll keep these tyres for when my WTB nano comps wear out.


If you look throught to the last couple of photos and, zoom in you'll the mounting points for the discs. RRP £250, these seem like a steel for a spare set of wheels. Great find OP. (y)


thank you


Looks like these use quick release on both. The Bizango has a thru-axle on the front so it won't fit.

Mavic Crossride Quest MTB Tyre 2017 29" - £8.94 @ Chain Reaction Cycles (+£2.99 P&P)
Found 23rd JunFound 23rd Jun
Mavic Crossride Quest MTB Tyre 2017 29" is £8.94. Same tyre at Evans Cycles is £29.70 so may be useful to someone!

Cheers ordered a couple. I hope these fit my bizango!


It wasn't Marathon pluses it was a more budget Marathon tyre and it was some years ago. I think they were something like £4.99 to £7.99 in a sale at wiggle but I think full price was only about £14.99 each. They weren't great tyres and quite light. It wasn't a huge number of years ago but I don't think tubeless was a thing at the time. It's a confusing line up with many of their tyres called Marathon. They looked more like the Marathon supreme or City Jets but had a lighter colour sidewall. The tyres that replaced them were a cheaper generic brand and much better tyres but heavier with it.


That's curious, I'd heard the marathon pluses had sidewalls thick enough to work for a tubeless setup. Ah well, off topic but I need to take a tape measure to my rims as I can't find sizing information. They're labelled cannondale C2, came with 700x40C tyres and are quite deep but that's about it. Would love to fit some even bigger tyres on for comfort though the 40Cs aren't bad.


I had some schwalbe marathon's and while the tyre tread area was thick the sidewalls were quite thin and I had problems with the tyres as the sidewalls perished before the main tread that you would expect. Some of the generic cheap tyres have quite thick sidewalls. I'm thinking perhaps the thin sidewalls aid tyre rim compatibility. The chart I linked to is a definitely a general good guide to compatibility and safe use.


I've been looking to answer the same question FunkiestMonkey and so long as you have clearance at the forks, no mudguards to get in the way you can use a tyre as wide as you like, e.g. this thread where someone uses 2.25" tyres on a 14mm inner diameter rim The greater the mismatch between rims and wheel the greater the chance of you attempting a turn and having your tyre make it while you continue onward without a front tyre. This also says nothing of rim and bike strength, as bonzobanana says if you want to land a 2 metre drop on a road bike with no suspension but a fat tyre you probably won't have a bike afterwards.

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Vitus Razor VR Road Bike 2018 40% Off £359.99 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
Found 22nd JunFound 22nd Jun
Good value for an entry-level road bike with Shimano Sora 9-Speed.
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How do you get the reduced price? Or has this deal expired?


gone up to 600 now


If you were buying from a bike shop you could test ride both bikes and the choice would be easy,however i can only suggest you should notice the improved gear shifting with 9 speed,also take a look at the cranksets the Sora one is the same design as the higher end shimano cranks,nothing wrong with the Claris one but the sora is stronger and more rigid,so with these differences the VR should give a faster feeling smoother ride. Have to agree there's a big difference in how much better it looks without the yellow sticker (y)


its the same alloy , joined in the same way So thats quite suprising !

Vitus Sommet VRS 27.5" Suspension Frame 2018 (includes piggyback shock worth £475) down to £629.99 on CRC chain reaction (+10% BC discount
Found 22nd JunFound 22nd Jun
Vitus Sommet VRS 27.5" Suspension FrameThe Sommet VRS is a go anywhere, do it all frame. Designed for Enduro racing, making it fully capable of All Mountain adventures and Downhil… Read more
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It was more than obvious he was having a laugh. Chill buddy. Heat.


You expect me to read through your entire post history to see if you are being sarcastic or not? :/


(party) I wish my frame had been £630.. that’s cheap as chips compared to my cc frame


The irony is I fully know what this is.. just a bit of sibling banter between me and the poster.. I think you need to read my comments on £90 bikes which I only like as it puts people off cycling that blocks up the roads


Let me guess, a bike for you is just a lump of metal to stick in the shed to get rusty. You might use it once a decade at most. That's if you can pull yourself away from your £600+ mobile phone or £1000 TV, Oh the irony.

Osprey Talon 18 Backpack £48 @ Chainreaction cycles (free P&P)
Found 22nd JunFound 22nd Jun
Thought this was a good price as it's 65-70 in most other places, RRP 80. Note this price is for the RED version in either S/M or M/L sizes, and the 2017 version. Can't vouch for i… Read more
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It shows £64 now


I had an Altura Morph Verso which fell apart (straps failed after a year - they replaced it but both zips and the straps started failing on the 2nd after the 2 year warranty expired). Loved it while I had it because it was so easy to switch from backpack to pannier and had lots of pockets to organise stuff. I replaced it with an Ortlieb Vario. One big compartment plus 2 tiny open pockets, an external zipped compartment you're supposed to use for the backpack fittings (I shove it inside and use the pocket for other stuff) and a zipped mesh bag inside. Needed to get a case for my laptop. So far it's amazing - completely waterproof, comfortable, easy to switch to pannier mode (though not quite as easy as the Altura) and secure on the back of the bike. It seems indestructible (comes with a 5 year warranty) so far... It's ridiculously expensive though, whereas the Union 34 masterblaster recommended is ridiculously cheap. They're nice wee bags but mine isn't very secure in pannier mode - it's come off a couple of times and trailed along the ground. The hook to attach the bottom has bent out of shape. Put a bungee round it and it's great for the price.


I use a union 34 pannier/backpack you'll find some on eBay, brilliant panniers AND backpacks


Any advice on a BackBack / Ruck-sack Pannier ?


Ordered! Thanks OP

Vitus Razor Road Bike 2018 30% Off £349.99 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
Found 17th JunFound 17th Jun
Cracking deal on an entry level road bike. 9/10 in cycling weekly review.
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My Ridgeback speed is giving way after 3 years. I just spent £130 on repairs and replacements and yet problems are still returning. Wheels not being true, clicking of sometjing whilst I cycle, wheels brushing on brake pads, etc etc. I think it's time for a new bike. I ride around London alot. Roughly a 35 minute commute to and another 35 back from work. I use it daily, could this be a bike for me? I'm 90kg, and like cycling with speed :)




Does anyone know if this comes with pedals?


But yet you have cherry picked the Brompton whilst ignoring the Farley which was the fork and not carbon - or how about the Genesis steel fork recall. As to this being carbon but your context was taking advise from a friend that engineers carbon bikes as stated not to buy used without scanning. Is this a used bike that you are buying second hand? Are you supplying your own bias? Are you failing to give the full picture including Carbons very strong positives? The Design and engineering is everything - differing materials have different properties and the engineering of that material is the key to its success. It is easy enough to state the various different properties for carbon, steel, the alloys (6xxx and 7xxx used in biking) and even titanium. However, we have already done this cycle and I understand you don't like carbon - personally I like my steel, aluminium and carbon bikes in different ways for different uses as they are engineered differently to cope with. Even what is considered the worse, most brittle material and quickest to fatigue you can see being pushed way beyond the bounds of anything you would be capable of (big boned or not) when engineered accordingly.


Brompton recall was for a bottom bracket wasn't it or was there more than that. I make the point about carbon because if you park the bike up and then come back to find it has been knocked over etc it may internally be damaged. It just isn't durable and may not be ideal for an everyday bike dropping into potholes on occasion. That is the point I'm making you are sacrificing safety for performance and lightness. Sometimes you read threads and reads like people view it as safe and strong as steel or aluminium but it isn't. My understanding is this bike does have a carbon fork so carbon durability and safety is pretty much on topic. Many manufacturer's give a lifetime warranty on steel or aluminium frames and forks but only a short guarantee on carbon forks like 2 years. This varies by manufacturer but its common to see this.

Rock shox Reba RL 120mm 27.5 15x100 Non Boost Suspension Fork down to £199.99 @ CRC chain reaction (£180 British cycling discounted
Found 11th JunFound 11th Jun
Bargain , one week only Don’t forget Quidco Save a further £19.99 if you use a british cycling discount code (costs £35 a year including third party liability cover)
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just got them, they are going back, silver stancions, not black as per pictures and description (mad)


Yep bought one to replace my current Reba which have silver stanchions and QR, last used pair sold for £135 on eBay, I have the hope adapters so a stiffer front end, better looking stancions for a possible £59 upgrade, I just need a new hacksaw blade, win win


Great all-round fork. Absolute bargain in my opinion.


You still bought one (highfive)


Big discount, heat from me.

Selle Italia Maxflite Gel Flow Saddle £54.99 @ Chain reaction cycles
Found 10th JunFound 10th Jun
The MaxFlite Gel Flow uses a suspension that gives all-over cushioning without any moving mechanical parts. The front of the saddle features a combination of "Active Suspension" an… Read more



Best price I’ve seen for a long time, great saddle too


That is not true Everybody knows you cant get a bike for 50 quid. They start at 70 on gumtree and ends about 250 where the high end carreras are.


Surely you'd get mud/water splatter right through this saddle? :S


Looks good to me too.

Vitus Nucleus V 27.5" hardtail mountain bike at CRC for £319.99
Found 8th JunFound 8th Jun
Normal price is £400, these are only sold by CRC & Wiggle (same company now). This is the 2018 model in 'V' (lowest, aka v-brake) spec. Spec: 6061 aluminium frame, tapered h… Read more

Yeah no tourney as far as I can tell either. I guess if the cassette had been 8 speed that would be part of the tourney groupset but its not its 9 speed maybe that is the confusion. My point about the suspension is unless you check you could assume it was disc compatible as they have obviously intended to give that option as both the frame and wheels are so seems like an oversight not to also have disc compatible front shocks. Still a nice bike though but a hydraulic disc brake set and new front shocks is a big lump of money on top. Personally I think its better value to get a bike with the parts you want from new rather than upgrade later it often works out cheaper.


Full spec is here Doesn't seem to be any Tourney on it. Not sure about the FD, it says Shimano, but the model number is Microshift. Doesn't really matter. V-brakes are fine, I'd upgrade the front suspension before the brakes anyway, so I don't see a problem there.


Doesn't look like the front suspension is disc up-gradable but the frame and wheels are. So to upgrade to a reasonable spec mountain bike will need new front suspension which will be very expensive. On the page it says tourney at the top but what component is tourney fitted to it? Bottom bracket? If the forks were disc upgradable this would be better value, as it is I think its ok value.


dont forget the extra £10 for the clearout code

Ghost Kato 1.6 Hardtail Bike 2018 £299.99 @ Chain reaction cycles
Found 6th JunFound 6th Jun
Ghost Kato 1.6 26” Hardtail Bike Ghost Kato 1.6 26” Hardtail Bike is designed to be super agile and nimble on the trail. The alloy frame’s short chainstays and the 26” wheels mean … Read more
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26” seem to be getting obsolete on downhill, a championship hasn’t been won on one for quite a while, I see exactly what you mean with 29, I recently did an enduro event and those on 29ers had a lot more struggle on the tight switch backs, Decided to get 27.5 for my main bike, although 29er on my fast XC bike is definitely the speed machine


It's nonsense to suggest 29" wheels are becoming the standard. I personally can't stand them along with others, as it feels like you are cycling a bus regarding the handling. They turn so awkwardly. 26" is still the best for fast downhill due to the more nimble handling with 27.5" best for cross country (in my opinion). 29" is only suitable for very tame mountain biking or if you are well above average height for fast downhills. All 3 will remain widely available for the next 5 years.


Great thanks always useful to have that sort of info. I only use the bike to go across trails to work so wasn't really planning on taking it proper off roading but probably will take it to Sherwood Pines as that isn't far from me. For info the tyres are CST Patrol. But i don't really think it matters. I did it on the bike to work scheme and bought one of the cheapest bikes at Evans as that is who we had to use. I was intending on getting the rockrider but could only use Evans unfortunately. I only intend on keeping it for a year and then will change for something else. I do wish I had got hydraulic brakes though and it does sometimes struggle shifting gears. Thanks for your help


It just takes a while really, reading, watching youtube videos, etc. There isn't a direct key. The Evans bike 6061 aluminium - this is ok. Some bikes will be cheap steel, but aluminium alloy is no problem. fork - Suntour XCT, this is the cheapest fork from Suntour, it will weigh over 2kg and perform very poorly. Better with a rigid fork (less than 1kg) front dereailleur - this isn't particularly important, but Tourney is the lowest from Shimano, ok but bottom line rear derailleur - more important, and again very low end gears = 21 = 3*7, 7-speed is very low end shifters ef41 - these are also Tourney, if you google it. Ok but not good. tz31 - freewheel, this obsolete technology, now everyone uses cassettes chain - not really important pedals - uh, these are probably rubbish but easy to change brakes - mechanical disc brakes are not good, you want hydraulic, and preferably Shimano handlebars, stem, headset, grips tyres - no name brand weight - 15.08kg, this is pretty heavy. Weights are hard to compare but entry-level mtbs are normally around 14kg the ghost kato is much the same except cassette instead of freewheel, 8-speed which is better. also the ghost has Shimano hubs, which are the very entry level ones, but quite ok, which no-name ones may or may not be. Also Michelin tyres


Carrera Subway is always a good choice for general road riding plus reasonable off road use. However if he really wants to do off road seriously that isn't the bike to get or he wants the fastest road bike there are better alternatives, the Subway is a great bike for people who are unsure what and where they are going to use the bike as its competent to good for most uses. So many halfords stores across the country its worth popping in and seeing what he thinks of the different bikes but the Subway is the best all round strong bike.

Garmin Fenix 5s £359.99 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
Found 4th JunFound 4th Jun
Garmin Fenix 5S GPS WatchGarmin’s premium, multisport watch that will accurately track your performance, training and recovery in one compact, stylish design for everyday use. Tur… Read more
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Cheapest way is to sign up as a BC cycling fan for £23 a year. You get your 10% off at CRC, halfords and Cycle republic. £100 min spend at CRC though...


What’s the cheapest way to sign up with BC? Haven’t cycled much since I came off my bike a few years ago so not sure that I’d use any other benefits.


I have small wrists (can't wear most smartwatches) but can wear the 5s comfortably all day, it's much smaller than some of the previous Fenix watches.


Is this big given it’s the smallest version they make the Fenix 5 in?


Nice watch but still a little big on small wrists.

fox 34 / fox 32s 120mm / 140mm MTB Suspension Fork (27.5 / 29) down to £249.99 @ CRC
Found 1st JunFound 1st Jun
bargain price for these forks, please note they are non boost ie regular 15x100mm thru axle, best price ive seen before is around £445 on bike compnents germany, still retailing hi… Read more
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Good value for an aftermarket fork. Shame I don't need one at the moment.


Decent forks and decent price.


Great price (y) 🏻


Great deal here - wish I rode enough to justify upgrading my Marvel Pro! Heat :)