More Mountain Bike Related Links
The links below are present because we think they’re useful, not because of ‘link swaps’ or similar schemes. They’re either brands Chasing Trails uses, has used, or would use if something along those lines were needed. One or 2 might not be directly MTB related but hopefully are still of interest.
Smoove Chain Lube
They have a bit of a reputation for being hard to fit – as they are a product supplied by Chasing Trails, we offer a great value fitting service if required. Just get in touch.
Also on trial for the past few months, the DVO Topaz rear shock brings a good level of performance
Steve rides a Ribbon Coil on the full suspension bike which matches the rear for plushness & performance. A fork can sometimes feel harsh compared to the rear shock even when set up well, but the Ribbon seems very balanced.
It can be internally adjusted for travel, from 140 to 160mm for the 29er/650b+ version and 150 to 170mm for the standard 650b. Same goes for the air sprung models.
Chasing Trails supplies MSC so you’d maybe expect the above praise, but Steve was riding them beforehand. Being small allows us to supply stuff we use (or would use) over just a random selection of stuff.
*’the wider range than standard’ cassettes may sometimes need some kind of adapter to match the shifting of a standard set-up.
Uberbike bottom brackets have replaceable stainless or ceramic bearings and the top-hat spacers are available as a spare too, minimising waste. It’s annoyed me over the years that you have to chuck away perfectly useable bits from certain brands when the bearings wear out. It’s now possible to replace bearings with most external BBs but the bearings for Shimano, for example, are an odd size that’s not easy to find. It’s also more difficult to do & Shimano don’t recommend it.
Wolf Tooth Components
MTB Clothing & Related
Can’t remember how they came to attention but well worth a look I think. Not directly cycling related but many cyclists like quality & this is a big aim.