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08-31-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

The Exotics are fitted to a 2013 Crosstrail, IS...

The Exotics are fitted to a 2013 Crosstrail, IS was the norm then, along with 9 speed cassette and triple, yes triple, chain rings. Cant beat it.

Was in the Lake District today, no Crosstrail...
08-29-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

No adjustments at all, everything transferred...

No adjustments at all, everything transferred across. Its a mtb fork, QR wheel compatible. Geometry is good as far Im concerned, have used it for 90 mile road ride, mix on/off road epics &...
08-19-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

Crosstrail adventure ...

Crosstrail adventure
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07-28-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,465
Posted By Ajh800

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07-07-18, 06:53 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

Replaced the old 35mm (1.4) Smart Sams with 40mm...

Replaced the old 35mm (1.4) Smart Sams with 40mm (1.6), they were well worn, new ones a bargain 9.95 each from Merlin cycles.
All ready for more crosstrail adventures....
07-04-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

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07-04-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

Thanks for the appreciation, the view point from...

Thanks for the appreciation, the view point from Sutton Bank is breathtaking.

The forks are ‘eXotic’s by carboncycles. Really stiff and light, cost is about 95 & a good upgrade if you don’t mind...
07-04-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

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Cross trail fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,877
Posted By Ajh800

2016 Roubaix Pro Disc Race Di2

Picked it up 5 days ago. I was tempted to convert my 2014 carbon sirrus to drop bars, having massively upgrading 80% of it.


The discounted prices, 25% across the range initially tempted me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,877
Posted By Ajh800

Will do one later today/tmwr. Picked bike up on...

Will do one later today/tmwr. Picked bike up on Thursday, rode a 104mile, 8800ft route yesterday 👍

Di2 is fantastic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,877
Posted By Ajh800

25%+ discount

pick up a roubaix sl4 pro disc race udi2 next week :):) 28% off.


nearly bought the Roubaix disc comp last September, however put it off in hope of a discounted 2016 model this year. LBS couldn't...
05-07-16, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,934
Posted By Ajh800

Following a wet & windy 3 day 'Tour de...

Following a wet & windy 3 day 'Tour de Yorkshire', I went out and was blessed with sunshine and mid-teens C:)
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04-25-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,934
Posted By Ajh800

Out and about 518014

Out and about

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11-03-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,934
Posted By Ajh800

The Giant looks good. ...

The Giant looks good.

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Did you...
11-01-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,934
Posted By Ajh800

Thick fog all day at home, calling for ride to at...

Thick fog all day at home, calling for ride to at least 1000ft for the chance of some autumn sunshine. Well worth the effort.

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10-03-15, 03:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,472
Posted By Ajh800

If it makes you go quicker, feel faster, want to...

If it makes you go quicker, feel faster, want to ride more often, why not :)

I like the reactions from the staff in cafes when having a break, some horror, bewilderment, humour - every type of...
10-02-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,672
Posted By Ajh800

If you used drop bars they would be considerably...

If you used drop bars they would be considerably narrower than 62cm, 62cm wide flat bars have been and gone on my bike, currently 480mm.


Decent ergonomic grips, bar ends, correct stem length &...
10-02-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,472
Posted By Ajh800

Still waiting for the castelli gear. Guess it's...

Still waiting for the castelli gear. Guess it's got 'lost' somewhere. China having a week off at the moment, but no doubt will arrive. Other sidi kit arrived, for $28 can't go wrong. I used their...
09-30-15, 01:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,472
Posted By Ajh800

Made me laugh The shame of being married to a...

Made me laugh The shame of being married to a MAMIL, a Middle Aged Man In Lycra | Daily Mail Online...
09-17-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

The most positive improvement with the carbon...

The most positive improvement with the carbon fork, for me, is the lighter front end. The bike is much quicker and more responsive.
09-16-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

The snow helps. 477647

The snow helps.

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09-13-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,214,519
Posted By Ajh800

Nice bike, what size frame is it?

Nice bike, what size frame is it?
09-13-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 247,204
Posted By Ajh800

Hello, Sirrus is now 13 months old, getting on...

Hello,
Sirrus is now 13 months old, getting on a bit now but still puts a big smile on my face - It's had a few face lifts since collection, many seem common to other sirrus owners, but one change...
09-12-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ajh800

I use 25mm, tried 28mm and they were a bit more...

I use 25mm, tried 28mm and they were a bit more comfy. A CG-R seatpost may help. Going 650 would increase rolling resistance & wider tyres even more so.

Lots of cons going 650, I don't see many...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ajh800

Nice to read I'm not the only nutter riding long...

Nice to read I'm not the only nutter riding long commutes. I do a 45 mile round trip. Depending on shift pattern usually 2 times a week, often 3 times a week & only did 4 times once.

3 times a...
09-12-15, 02:47 PM
09-12-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

The wheels that came with the bike only lasted 50...

The wheels that came with the bike only lasted 50 miles, bearings were rough. Exchanged them under warranty for some Shimano MT55's plus 50.

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The wheels are better all round,...
09-12-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 171,356
Posted By Ajh800

I have these forks on my crosstrail, they are a...

I have these forks on my crosstrail, they are a nice bit of kit. The weight difference compared to stock pogo forks is huge & will transform a bike into a more agile, responsive machine.
09-10-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,472
Posted By Ajh800

My latest acquisitions (cheap from China) -...

My latest acquisitions (cheap from China) - definitely fit the MAMIL category

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Still some warm Autumn days ahead, and when it gets cooler

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Should go ok with the Sirrus
09-10-15, 12:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,472
Posted By Ajh800

+1. DH Gate also bargain prices. Whatever...

+1. DH Gate also bargain prices. Whatever you wear, make sure you're visible to traffic/other road users. Don't understand riders wearing black attire, especially in the dark, low light...
09-09-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,472
Posted By Ajh800

Kitted out in bib shorts and jersey. It's comfy,...

Kitted out in bib shorts and jersey. It's comfy, suitable and adaptable for the weather & there's no access for bees, wasps or other beasties.

Nothing wrong with being a MAMIL
09-08-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 247,204
Posted By Ajh800

Checked out the 2016 Roubrus comp disc today at...

Checked out the 2016 Roubrus comp disc today at LBS, stealth black! What a beauty, with drops or self moded with flat bars.

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I want one.
09-05-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,710
Posted By Ajh800

If you go for Mavics & intend to keep them for a...

If you go for Mavics & intend to keep them for a while, get a few spare spokes - they'll be rare in 5 years time. My Crossmax XL's are gathering dust due to a broken spoke and replacements no longer...
08-31-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,058
Posted By Ajh800

My Tiagra front shifter is back to front , the...

My Tiagra front shifter is back to front , the red marker is far right when on the smaller chainring.

So, what's the point?
08-29-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,317
Posted By Ajh800

The sirrus comp disc is a good option, like you...

The sirrus comp disc is a good option, like you said - better components all round.

Should be some good discounts on 2015 models if you phone around. Regarding not upgrading, I doubt you'll enjoy...
08-24-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By Ajh800

I considered going SPD-SL, to the extent of dura...

I considered going SPD-SL, to the extent of dura ace carbon pedals. Instead I opted for Shimano A600, spd's.

Weight wise, only a few grams difference and the extra platform surface is a...
08-23-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,959
Posted By Ajh800

Nice work BigL, any plans on tyre upgrade? ...

Nice work BigL, any plans on tyre upgrade?

CG R seatpost amazing bit of kit. Give us an update on the Specialized bar-ends, put some on my sirrus lat week and the verdict is still open, so...
08-22-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,524
Posted By Ajh800

Just seen a hybrid with a bunch of roadies go...

Just seen a hybrid with a bunch of roadies go through town London 2 Newcastle Cycle (http://www.ride24hr.com/newcastle-to-london-24)

300+ miles in 24hrs.

What a ride!
08-22-15, 01:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,524
Posted By Ajh800

Encountered this problem due to 31.8mm bars. ...

Encountered this problem due to 31.8mm bars. Solution was to fit 25.4mm bars. Didn't want to buy a new 25.4mm stem to fit 25.4mm bars so resolved problem by getting some 25.4mm to 31.8mm shims and...
08-04-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 64,054
Posted By Ajh800

Interesting thread and mind boggling how the...

Interesting thread and mind boggling how the Sirrus is evolving - for better or worse.

Is this 'retro' carbon pro, better or worse (2014)

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08-02-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,120
Posted By Ajh800

What tyres were on before? Great seatpost, have...

What tyres were on before? Great seatpost, have you noticed much difference?
08-01-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ajh800

Shimano Deore skewers offer the best value for...

Shimano Deore skewers offer the best value for money, reasonable weight, good reliability & function well. Many doubts about Titanium skewers, Chris King advise against them for their hubs and...
07-24-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,120
Posted By Ajh800

Thank you, it's the comp - and a very...

Thank you, it's the comp - and a very underestimated bike.

Fitted Shimano A600 pedals instead of the dura ace carbon ones as planned. The shoes that arrived didn't fit as good or feel much...
07-11-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,120
Posted By Ajh800

Time for some routine maintenance on the Chris...

Time for some routine maintenance on the Chris King R45 disc hubs (front today).

Axle removed, next job is to remove the spring clip/weather seal to expose the bearings.

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Have a look...
07-10-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,934
Posted By Ajh800

One picture by Giant1 in the forest has snow,...

One picture by Giant1 in the forest has snow, Evgeny sunny, sandy beach. Mud on other pics, JBC on his 29'er in the sun...........................

Great pictures lately and pleased to say it's...
07-10-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,604
Posted By Ajh800

Forget the price of component's,, I've heard the...

Forget the price of component's,, I've heard the price of fish & chips is a weeks wages down under. A few portions of those makes your bike feel heavier.
07-10-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 64,054
Posted By Ajh800

It's not doing it for me, the extra large dorc...

It's not doing it for me, the extra large dorc disc on the rear wheel is pig ugly.
07-10-15, 03:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 64,054
Posted By Ajh800

Never understood the 1 x 11 40T Front, & 10-42T...

Never understood the 1 x 11 40T Front, & 10-42T Rear setup concept on a bike like the Sirrus, didn't make much sense. A 50/34 and 11/32 cassette will get you up 25%+ gradients without too much...
07-03-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,934
Posted By Ajh800

Nice summer day - off work - new saddle - bike...

Nice summer day - off work - new saddle - bike ride time :)

Headed west to Swaledale, Cote de Grinton, just past Richmond and a steep climb (26 mile point) in the tracks of legends from last years...
07-03-15, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,120
Posted By Ajh800

Put a new saddle on, SDG Bel Air RL. Other...

Put a new saddle on, SDG Bel Air RL. Other saddle was a SDG Bel Air 2.0, but was no where near as comfortable as a previous RL. My last ride highlighted moments of discomfort so ordered from Chain...
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