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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    Steve - when you move between different shocks on the shock wizz, I take it you have to rename it each time?
    No, it doesn't 'know' your shock as such.

    You do a calibration, it then measures the travel and volume etc. It then saves that as the current item. I have no idea if you can then save that and it knows the info for another time etc, maybe it's something I should look into, but I just do it each time as a fresh item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    Low BB is something you do get used to (the Cotic appears very low).
    just learn to avoid ruts.
    We ride a lot of really rocky singletrack stuff so clearance is always an issue, ended up buying a specialised anyway.
    Sorry for the slight derail Weeksy, your bike looks mint.

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    Reading the usual horror stories on the SRAM GXP BB made me have a few thoughts, along with the lower BB on the bike compared to some, so thought i'd make a few small changes.

    Bottom Bracket swapped to a Hope Shimano BB
    2020-01-14_12-43-46 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    Crankset swapped to a 170mm Raceface Ride setup with a 32T
    2020-01-14_12-43-37 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

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    Was looking at the above picture and thinking "is that enough clearance on the cranks/swingarm?"

    So did checking and reading and went back in to check. I do think it's enough, fine. But then on checking closer on the drive side I noticed that the protrusion for the granny ring actually rubs the pivot bearing cover. So that's that, the gxp is back on again.

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    Both tyres setup Tubeless now. Didn't like the tread on the WTB Riddler for winter slop, so put a brand new WTB Trail Boss in there which is my usual tyre. Happily both wheels were taped with Stans tape, although one of the valve holes was a little rubbish so i taped a bit of that area just in case. We'll see how they stay up etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    I feel I rode things I wouldn't have tackled on the t130, in particular one drop which really gave me a sense of achievement after doing it, along with a surge of adrenaline that gave me the shakes. It may not be big to others, but it's on my limit. Happily, once I'd done it I was able to do it again and again, but with less fear this time.


    2020-01-11_12-38-03 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    How big is that drop? Looks bigger that the drops on Insufficient Funds at BPW.

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    Went out today to set up the Shock Wiz on the back ....
    And the fecking thing didn't record ( and thought my rear air pressure was 335 psi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    Went out today to set up the Shock Wiz on the back ....
    And the fecking thing didn't record ( and thought my rear air pressure was 335 psi ...
    I thought I had my Shockwiz lol.

    Did you click 'start new session' before setting off?

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    How big is that drop? Looks bigger that the drops on Insufficient Funds at BPW.
    Swinleyjump3 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    I thought I had my Shockwiz lol.

    Did you click 'start new session' before setting off?
    yes - but i suspect the tools in my backpack are a bit of a faraday cage. Try again tomorrow

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    Took the bike to Swinley today for some old school xc/trail stuff, also to set up the Shockwiz which based upon its settings I wanted way more air in thank expected even with the volume spacers installed.


    But as you can see, it seems happy now.

    2020-01-18_11-16-25 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
    undefined, undefined@undefined, fundefined, undefineds, ISOundefined


    The bike was just fantastic, I was expecting a downside on xc rides but I just didn’t see any at all, we did a few runs on Corkscrew which is a fun little trail and bury the dog which is tight and twisty, but it was fantastic. My mate who owns a t130 tried it a few times and loved the bike too and may have a dilemma now ha ha.

    Where it came into its own though was the later blues that it just flies down and launches itself off the jumpy bits with such ease it’s ridiculous. You carry more doors, more air, more distance but it feels like a stroll in the park.
    It could be argued when people say these big bikes just smooth out the trail and take away the technicality of it, I kinda get what they’re saying. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it just means you can attack things more and harder.
    But things I’d look at previously and give 2 thoughts to, now become irrelevant.

    One downside I guess, noisy brakes, god they’re horrific. It’s stops you pulling them as they squeal too much,!!!

    I had a couple of pedal strikes, but I’m sure the 170 cranks that arrived earlier today will help there too

    All in all, I love it!!!!

    2020-01-18_12-33-22 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    2020-01-18_05-10-20 by Steve Weeks - Flickr2BBcode
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    170mm cranks installed last night.

    Same boost offset, but a 32T ring instead of a 30T, but not too worried in that context either way, it was more about the crankarm length.

    2020-01-21_10-00-38 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

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    The G160 was on fine form, did the drops again, i wouldn't say they were EASY, but certainly didn't come into them with any doubts this time.

    2020-01-25_03-40-37 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr



    The wife did awesomely well on the new Liv E-embolden ! First proper time out there.

    2020-01-25_03-40-42 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr



    and of course, there was cake !!!

    2020-01-25_03-40-46 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

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    The G160 went to Bike Park Wales yesterday and was absolutely superb. Just as good the day before at Afan too. Didn't notice any climbing issues but wasn't exactly flying up.

    I did notice my red donut on the shock was pinned to the bottom yesterday but we were jumping lots and I'm not exactly small. But anyway I added 3 more spacers in the shock, now making it 7 in there and added 10psi to see if that stood it. But in its defence, I didn't actually notice it bottoming out etc, if it was, it wasn't a problem.

    The SRAM Guide brakes were a bit soft on the lever yesterday, even though they're at max reach point, not back to the bars, but soft anyway, so will get an avid bleed kit as mine are all Shimano and don't want to cross contaminate etc.

    Overall though, the bike along with the Swinley skills area and Jedi training have transformed my riding from where I was 12 months ago.

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