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Post by Sean9002 » Feb 15 2017 5:36pm

brumbrum wrote:
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always pictured you as much taller! :lol:

How do you find the balanceof the bike with so much rear weight? that trials tire must be smooth riding but heavy!
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Post by brumbrum » Feb 16 2017 2:49am

Haah, yeah, i have lost a lot of weight since taking my avatar picture :wink:


Yes, the rear tyre is heavy. Maybe too heavy. It does soak up all lumps and bumps amazingly well compared to the other 3" tyre which in itself was far better than any mtb tyre. But the weight penalty of the new 3.5 tyre which is also radial contruction making it even more heavy for its size was something i over looked before buying :roll:
12 to 13psi is all that is needed and the tread is about 11 to12mm deep. The rear wnd of the bike is fairly anchored to the ground. when the front gets airbourne the rear seems t almost forget to take-off :lol:
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Post by Quokka » Feb 17 2017 5:37am

How much clearance do you have from the rear tire to the swing arm? Must be getting close wirh that monster. Rear tire looks super tough
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Post by brumbrum » Feb 17 2017 4:54pm

Quokka wrote:How much clearance do you have from the rear tire to the swing arm? Must be getting close wirh that monster. Rear tire looks super tough
There's only about 2-3mm , but enough space for there to be no rubbing. I had to widen the rear mud guard for it to fit over the tyre. I used a heat gun on the plasitic and molded it over the tyre once warm. Then attached it to the swigarms and then heated each side while shoving some screwdriver handles between the tyre and the inside of the mudguard. It now fits :lol:

The tyre is as heavy as a lead balloon. I may end up going back to a 3" that is not a radial construction. If a tyre has an 'R' next to the sizing in its description or of course on the tyre i think its best to avoid. I want this tyre purely for getting through thick wet mud and sodden grass hills/mountain sides.. nothing more.
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Post by brumbrum » Feb 19 2017 8:51am

Took advantage of a dry spell thinking a few places may have dried out a little. It was a very foggy day and muddier than expected.
My rear 3.5 tyre performed as good as the dogs danglies :D

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The manitou dorado forks have been amazing so far. I did a 23 mile scouting mission looking for new trails and stumbled across a purpose made dirtbike jump course and twin slalom race circuit. The funny thing is i have skirted by this location many times and just happens this time to poke my nose up a different track and.... Hey presto!
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Post by Doctorbass » Feb 19 2017 11:24am

Very cool build! 8)

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Post by brumbrum » Feb 19 2017 1:57pm

Doctorbass wrote:Very cool build! 8)

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Thanks Doc. Yes, i am quite obsessed with it. I have much better turning circle with the new manitou forks. They must have a little more caster angle pushing the legs more forward than the Rockshox forks i was using before.
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Post by Wheazel » Mar 09 2017 9:37am

Cool build, but I don't get how you can ride without a full mudguard setup.
I find bikes close to useless without em.
I had my years of cold and wet ass on my road hybrid. Never again. :x

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Post by brumbrum » Mar 09 2017 2:56pm

Wheazel wrote:Cool build, but I don't get how you can ride without a full mudguard setup.
I find bikes close to useless without em.
I had my years of cold and wet ass on my road hybrid. Never again. :x
I haven't found a good solution as yet for a front guard, but yes, i do need one as my face takes a lot of crap. Rear mudhugger is good for up to a 23" diameter moto tyre. I have been looking for a front 'THE Industires' front guard for my manitou forks but cannot get one in U.K
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Post by the12be » Mar 09 2017 3:58pm

https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/the-in ... /b722/c258

I am also looking for a The front mudguard but can only find this one but I am also looking at this

https://www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei= ... start=40&*

As I have 300mm travel super monster T's forks

hope this helps you and if you find a set of the old The guards point me in that direction please ill do the same

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the12be wrote:https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/the-in ... /b722/c258

I am also looking for a The front mudguard but can only find this one but I am also looking at this

https://www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei= ... start=40&*

As I have 300mm travel super monster T's forks

hope this helps you and if you find a set of the old The guards point me in that direction please ill do the same

Thanks for the links. it seems the clear guards are all that can be got, i have read they are much lower quality plastic than the original colour ones. Will keep looking and let you know if i stumble on any.

300mm forks, thats just boasting lol.

Here's a cheap n cheerful solution for a front face spray guard if used backwards... https://muckynutz.com/mudguards/fat_bik ... nder_black this one is for fat bikes so is fatter and longer than the others for sale.
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Post by Wheazel » Mar 10 2017 5:46am

My personal opinion is that most mudguards that are available are inferior.
Of course there is a design aspect to most of them, and the common problem is that they cover too little.
Mud and water is flying everywhere.
I have more or less come to the conclusion that I will need to make them to get them the way I want.
3d printing in abs and cover with fiberglass might be an experiment for the summer.

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Post by the12be » Mar 10 2017 8:50am

Thanks I am thinking on just using a topeak xc1 and turning the mounts upside down and clamping them to the top part of the forks may just work

ps have you tried taking your bike to llandegla mtb park red route (11 miles) I love that place flowing route perfect for big e-bikes in my opinion

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Post by brumbrum » Mar 10 2017 1:04pm

the12be wrote:Thanks I am thinking on just using a topeak xc1 and turning the mounts upside down and clamping them to the top part of the forks may just work

ps have you tried taking your bike to llandegla mtb park red route (11 miles) I love that place flowing route perfect for big e-bikes in my opinion
Never been up that way, opposite side of the country to me, but it looks pretty awesome. I have to make my own trails and try and stay stealth under cover in the woods wherever possible.
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Post by the12be » Mar 10 2017 3:25pm

Awesome :D

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Post by brumbrum » Mar 11 2017 1:42pm

the12be wrote:Awesome :D

I've decided to make my own front mud guard by using a spare rear mudhugger.
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Post by Jonboy » Mar 11 2017 2:32pm

Howdy Bro.. where's that track And? waw a winter has passed & we haven't been out bog snorkeling! Light nights are coming.. hey some time soon, have to give it some hell on the fire roads if u like... :D

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Post by brumbrum » Mar 11 2017 3:40pm

Jonboy wrote:Howdy Bro.. where's that track And? waw a winter has passed & we haven't been out bog snorkeling! Light nights are coming.. hey some time soon, have to give it some hell on the fire roads if u like... :D

Haaah! Great to hear from you Jon :D . Yep been doing more tinkering than riding due to mud, mud and more mud. Ploughing the land is fun at the time until i get home and have to clean the crap off the bike.

The track is at the back edge of Caerphilly. Its called the Van Trails and is just off Van Road. I'd seen it beofre on google maps and thought it must have been a working quarry. Ended up stumbling on in real life whilst scouting for trails. Your boys would love it. Its been designed with different difficulties. I've been there a few times and its usually empty. There are signs that it gets used for races,, maybe in the summer months. I guess its been there a year or two.

Would love to hit some fire roads soon. Clocks go forward in two weeks so things are looking up. Done a few changes to the bike, and had a few crashes along the way, and am now juggling two kids!!
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Post by ljbuzz » Mar 12 2017 1:18pm

where is that track you found.

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Post by brumbrum » Mar 12 2017 5:37pm

ljbuzz wrote:where is that track you found.

Its in the post just above yours
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Post by the12be » Mar 15 2017 2:36pm

found that front guard but can't get it in UK

https://the-industries.com/collections/ ... -fender-dh

I will email them see if I can get it

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Post by brumbrum » Mar 15 2017 4:17pm

the12be wrote:found that front guard but can't get it in UK

https://the-industries.com/collections/ ... -fender-dh

I will email them see if I can get it
I ended up making one out of a spare rear mudhugger guard. I xhopped it down a bit and heated the plastic sides and moulded them around the top of my forks. I will try and put up a photo
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Post by spektrolyte » May 04 2017 6:14pm

At last. UK guys with eBikes!

I'm in the Forest of Dean. planning on building a FUTR. This is all new to me, could use some experienced folk to hook up with.

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Post by brumbrum » May 05 2017 1:27am

spektrolyte wrote:At last. UK guys with eBikes!

I'm in the Forest of Dean. planning on building a FUTR. This is all new to me, could use some experienced folk to hook up with.
Hi mate, i,m in S.Wales. My bike looks like this at present...

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I have recently added a front 19" moto wheel and mx tyre , with mx tyre on rear too. Front mud guard is a modified rear mudhugger. Bike is in bits at the moment waiting for new swingarm bushings to arrive from Canada :roll:

You would be more than welcome to join me for a ride or if you need any advice please message me. Btw, i have left you a private message.
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Post by nickjs » May 17 2017 4:53pm

Awesome build ! Wish I still lived in S.Wales got some of the best trails around !
I like what you did with the thermomplastic to protect the controller from mud and spray , do you have a link for where I can buy the stuff?

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