London via Suffolk
They were all 27.5’ers. What’s current thinking on 29 vs 27.5? I fancy a 27.5 but I think it’s only because it’s different to my other bikes. And ‘chuckable’.
Just been having a browse through mtbs in my local shop - mostly whytes. Is it just me or do the massive 1x dinner plates look a bit ridiculous? Are there any that don’t? Do people still run 2x these days?
Can anyone see any massive barriers to upgrade on the cheaper Nucleus VR? Old standards etc
Also looks a bit like this which can’t hurt:
Good shout on the fork. That may be the clincher for me, as well as the nicer paint job...
Do you reckon 170 pounds better ?
Just ordered one of these from Wiggle - absolute steal at 429:
Question is - is it worth spending 150 extra and getting the VRX version (1x, slightly better brakes and fork)? Could use my new platinum 20% discount from ordering the one above to get a bit extra off the VRX then return the VR. Or does it just look better because of slightly better paint and an all black fork? Would spending more for a dropper in the cheaper model be a better investment? Will my chain always be falling off on the 2x (don’t remember dropping chains much back in the day)? Enlighten me.
Haven’t MTB’d since I was about 16, v v excited.
Some more info:
Just fitted 53mm Bluemels to my CdF with 43mm continental sport contacts underneath. If anyone’s interested or thinking about doing the same. Didn’t require too much adjustment.
Totally off topic but...good LBS to get mudguards fitted around Whiteladies? Always go to BikeUK who are great but wondering if there’s anyone else out there.
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