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jameso

Member since Oct 2013 • Last active Oct 2019
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    I think it's as much about geometry as sus forks, but yeah, agreed. On the tyres point I think 650x47 or so works well as it helps road-like geometry stay possible and it's 'big enough' if the bikes fairly road-biased. Bigger wheels cope better with bigger bumps though. It's the other big pros-cons thing alongside bar type.

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    True and it's a format the Fargo has done well with for a long time. I just wouldn't want an off-road bike that feels like it's holding you back on the good trails (and tbh that's a personal thing but for me just having drops and that sort of geometry is a limitation vs what a 29x2.2 can handle on a rigid MTB) . Even the TD has some trails that are fun on the right bike, most tour+explore type of rides do. Anyway, all so subjective isn't it. Niches are good, means more of us get the bike we want.

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    Thing is, you could race the Divide on a whole load of different bikes and people do. A bike for riding US forestry and county roads and some basic byway type terrain at a good pace is easy to get mostly right. A bike that also handles tech stuff well in a way that makes it fun and involving like a good (even rigid) MTB should be, not so easy.

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    Not mine though I did ask if it was for sale. Via Colnago FB group. I know, Shimano on a Colnago, but still a great build. Maybe the nicest paint on a Master I've seen so far.

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    Stock S2L.

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    Maybe a different tyre spec. Just had a quick look. The tyre is ~34mm height from the rim edge at the centre of the tread, 34.5mm wide. Conti said they were from a sample run (these ones have a black RF strip) and came up a bit bigger than intended for production but I expect they were from a bunch of samples, maybe mixed specs there.

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    Odd. I have loads of space under the brake, enough for the guard which was only a bit close at that upper bracket point.

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    Got the standard guards on mine? No problem. Adjusted the front a bit from where it was from the factory with Kojaks, that's all. Edit-was the rear I think, not the front, I nudged the guard stays in a bit to make a bit more space under the upper stay bracket area as it was really close to the tyre. Only needed a few mm.

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    Those Conti tyres for Bromptons, I'm quite impressed. Had them on since they gave out a few samples in early August. The pair I have are said to be a bit bigger dia than the production ones will be, that would be good as they're big enough to be a tight fit on the frame when the rear under is folded under. But so far they've felt quick as well as comfortable (compared to Kojacks on there before). On poor road surfaces they're much smoother/cushier. I've let the pressure drop to the point where they felt a bit too soft, turned out that was 45PSI. At 65PSI they feel fast as well as comfy. Hope the production tyres keep as much of the volume as possible.

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    That bit of play is a standard feature - tolerances and variances etc. Can be minimised if you're handy with a Dremel or file and measure>cut>measure .. link https://www.facebook.com/groups/79619040­0521866/permalink/1333747316766169/
    It's my bike in the post, almost a year on all's fine and it still has only the tiniest bit of movement.

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