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Some recommendations for MTB wheel builds…

MTB Wheel Build Recommendations Just thought I’d put some thoughts down on wheel builds for XC/trail/all mountain. Hopefully this’ll be useful if you either build your own or you want a set built for you but you’re not sure what to go for. Being upfront about things, Chasing Trails offers a no-compromise MTB wheel building service, so feel free…

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mtb photo session 2…

So, a long, long time after the day, here’s some of the photos from Dalby shot by James Rush at the end of August last year before he & his wife Jen emigrated to Canada. Would have posted them sooner but not had much free time for a while, the usual… Click a photo to view bigger

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Five Ten Sam Hill Monster Lo MTB Shoes

Five Ten Sam Hill MTB Shoes – First Impressions Time for a review. I’ve been using these for a couple of months now so thought you might be interested to know how they’ve been holding up. I’ve used Five Tens for the last 5 and a bit years, and believe it or not that’s been with the same 2…

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Superstar Nanotech pedals

I’ve ridden with the trusty DMR V8’s & V12’s since I switched from SPDs about 5 years ago. The last lot of V12’s expired recently though, and although they might have been fix-able, it was going to cost a good chunk of the new price in parts, so I thought I’d try something else. I’d have been happy with…

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2 really useful wheel building tools

Better tools for wheel builds This post is a review of useful tools rather than a wheel building tutorial! Cyclus 720158 Spoke Nipple Driver You can build wheels without a nipple driver but it’s a lot more tricky & will take longer. Most nipple drivers look like a screwdriver with a bent shaft. That kind is a hand tool…

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Green Oil’s Chain Cleaner & White Lube review

Green Oil Green Oil White Lube White Lube is a wax lube made of naturally produced ingredients. For best results it needs applying to a clean chain (see later). They recommend applying it to the inside of the chain as you wind the pedals backwards, which makes sense as then it gets to the chain rings & cassette as…

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