Having a bit of a clear out of the workshop/components that did not make builds, grab a bargain, all listed on ebay. More to come over the next couple of days.
Starting your titanium journey
Did you know you can start small on your titanium journey? You don't need to jump straight in with the frame. There are lots of titanium options to feed your addiction!
The Travers titanium headset cap and matching (or contrasting) titanium bolt for instance.
25% off stock Garbaruk chainrings
25% off all Garbaruk chainrings we have in stock. Click to see the list.
Bumped into Royalty
Bling Bling Nextie Chromium
Not everyone wants subtle! These stunning Chromium Nextie graphics would really add a touch of bling to any bike!
Nextie Solid Wrap Black
Nextie is all about mix and match to suit your needs. Check out these Nextie carbon rims 46mm 29er front NXT29XM46 and 41mm 29er rear NXT29XM41 both with subtle solid black wrap logos.
The problem with working with quality brands and building bikes is that you don't want to hand them over to the customer! Sadly I do and this is another bit of bike porn that his heading out to a lucky rider!
This Gold Garbaruk Cassette really highlights the amazing quality and machining that goes into every product they produce. This 11 speed XD 10-50 is lighter than the equivelant SRAM XX1 version at just 300g
I love plus tyres but....
I make no secret of the fact that I love Plus tyres, whether it be 29er or 27.5/650b the ride quality, simplicity and weight saving is faster, smoother and is far more user friendly both in the workshop and especially out on the trail for pretty much all enviroments. (Unless you prefer a more gravity rich playground).
Saying that the Maxxis Ikons 27.5 x 2.8 I have/had on my Travers RUSSTi EVO are almost bald and have served me well over the last almost 3 years but with winter approaching it is time for a change.
The one area that the Plus (and fat) tyres are not that great in is mud, especially hard pack with a layer of greasy crud.
So....the Ikons have been binned and replaced with a set of Continental Cross Kings 27.5 x 2.2. Luckily when building up the RUSSTi EVO I had planned to do this and specced the Nextie Premium 41mm rims which can handle most tyres sized up to 3"
As you can see the from the photo below the Ikons 2.8 are quite a bit larger and measure 69mm on the 41mm rims and the Cross kings come in at 57mm. There is only a 12mm (17%) difference but that isnt the full story, the Ikon have a larger volume and thus a larger outer diameter so the ride and feel is quite different. You can feel the Cross Kings are much harsher due to the lack of volume but do cut through the mud better and give more of a bite in the slippery corners.
With the lower speed and the extra cushioning due to the softer surfaces its worth the compromises but come the drier months the Plus tyres will be straight back on!
Taste the rainbow!
Broken biscuits - Nextie fat rims
Broken biscuits! Mistake happen! we have 4 Nextie NXT90WD-II that have been drilled incorrectly. The drilling is moved one to the left so the valve hole does not align with the normal gap large gap. Normally this would be a problem because it would be tricky to get the pump in but with Fat bike rims there is plenty of room but its not correct so we are offering them at a discount 25% off.
All 4 rims are Matte with no logo
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