Sunday, October 31, 2010

Garmin edge - Salzkammergut trophy

So this is the garmin file for the Salzkammergut trophy. A report of the trophy is coming soon.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

San Marco aspide superleggera

Used it for 2 months, the shape is good, looks nice, weight is maybe to much for a full carbon saddle and it's way to expensive !

weight: 113 grams (on my scale)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tune bobo

I used a tune bobo in my nicolai, this in combination with a Lefty. Why a tune ?
Because this is the best in combination with a lefty, you have limited space between the clamps.
I'm not so pleased with the result after using it for 12 months: the bearings are totally destroyed !
Yes it's light and goodlooking, but the bearings are rubbish !

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Project 321 adapter

This one I used for 12 months, it's verry stiff and easy to mount.
Price qualitity ratio is very good !
162 grams

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rotordisc test

Here you can read a test of the discbrake rotors (160mm) I tested, this in combination with XTR and Marta brakes:

Ashima ARO-08
++ price
++ weight
+ looks
+ power, even on longer dh's
+ life of the brake pad
- fragile
Conclusion: for me the best rotors ever used !



Magura SL
++ extreme good braking power
++ life of the brake pad
+ weight
+ looks
- price
- not enough cooling on longer dh's
Conclusion: The best rotors for XC use, but expensive



Magura standard rotor (marta)
+ power
+ braking power
- weight
Conclusion: not bad for a mudbike



Alligator sawrotor
+ good braking power
+ price
+ looks
+ cooling
- fragile
- life of the brake pad
Conclusion: verry good rotors, but they eat to much pads



Avid G3
+ looks
+ cooling
- price
- weight
- -  power, maybe the discs were made on a monday morning, but they really suck !
Conclusion: not my cup of tea



BBB
+ power
+ cooling
+ price
- Fugly
- - weight
Conclusion: not bad for a mudbike, and they are heavy.



XTR
+ power
+ looks
+ cooling on long dh's
+ life of the brake pads
+ - centerlock
- weight
Conclusion: very good stuff, but it's centerlock



XT
+ power
+ cooling on long dh's
+ life of the brake pads
+ - centerlock
+ price
- looks
- - weight
Conclusion: good price quality, but to ugly

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stan's

Below a picture of the new Stan's valve:

Fox 2011

Below some pics of the 2011 version, with a titanium T-piece

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Manitou Skareb Elite

Used it for 4 years, and this is my experience:


+ weight
+ looks
+ rebound
+ SPV
+ reliable
+ PM discbrake mounts
- stiffness

For it's age, it's a really good fork, nice damping --> they say Fox is the reference ... For me, this is equal !

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Samox BB

Just mounted a Samox bottom bracket, don't know what to expect about it. I hope it's good shit, but the future will bring clarity.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Easton

What do you like the most about Easton ?

Cannondale Scalpel 2011

Below you can see eliflap's C'dale scalpel. A beauty with an extreme lightweight of 8,79kg.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Soumagne (tt)

Een kleine 43 km met 800hm, veel veldwegjes en asfalt. Enkel één stukje bos hebben wij gehad, zonde ! Waarschijnlijk was dit een eenmalig bezoek aan Soumagne.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Specialized Stumpjumper

This was my bike for 4 years:

Nothing else then fun, 4 years long. The frames are not stiff at all, the weight 1,55kg size medium and the geometrie is extreem good. Nice downhill, superb uphill.
After 28 000km and my frame was totally destroyed, it flext a lot, so speci R.I.P.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Apple Ipad

Two weaks ago I bought an Ipad, so here you can read my opinion.

+ battery
+ navigation
+ functionality
+ programs available
+ design

- weight
- no usb, card reader
- no phone function
- why ist there a cam ??
- you need a pc to transfer photo's and music/video's

Do I like the Ipad? Bwha its not bad, but I like the iphone a lot more.
The iphone is more compact, better handling en better to carry on.....
So I'm not yet convinced....

Xtr bb

So, 9000 km's and my bracket bearings are totally destroyed, mud, water, sand, ...
The weight of the xtr bracket is 104 grams, not bad. The bearings are pretty good, especially price/quality. Now I mounted some samox bearings, wonder how they will do.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Push rp23

Always wanted to test a Pushed fox, so I contact TFtuned.
I bought a rp23, they pushed it like I wanted, fast shipping, nice packed. It was verry nice working with the TF people !

The following step was mounting it on my nicolai and ride, ride, ride ...

And do I like it ? YES I do like it !
But the only question I have is, why did I bought a Pushed rp23, I dont use it's ability's.
For me there are only 2 stands, on or propedal. So a tip for you guys, and girls, take a pushed fox rp2.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

DT 240s hub

Here a picture of my oldest hub, a DT 240s.
This hub is so extremely good, pretty light, reliable, superb bearings, good body, .. but the decals are so fugly.

268 grams

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cycling in the U.K.

I've been to England for a while, and what is pretty strange, there a so less bikeshops !
Yes they have Chainreactioncycles, but a local bikeshop ? Bikers on the roads ?

But I'am happy they have some belgium beer over there :-)