1. RichardB

    1991 Raleigh MTB, thoughts please

    Massive long post, sorry. I have a Raleigh Amazon MTB from 1991. Frame and forks in good condition, other components tired. Paint and decals almost perfect, as I tend to look after things. It was my only bike for a while, then became the ‘holiday bike’ when in France, and finally it’s been in...
  2. BurningLegs

    29" MTB tyres - £10 each/£15 the pair - collection in Eastleigh, Hampshire

    I have a Specialized Purgatory and Continental Mountain King, both 29" x 2.2" available for £10 each or £15 for the pair. Collection in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Plenty of tread/wear remaining in these, I just don't have a 29er MTB at the moment so don't need these.
  3. H

    MTB Forks Advice

    I picked up a carrera Sulcata really cheap and have changed a few parts. I like the ride In fact it’s lighter than my friends Vulcan the only downside is mechanical brakes. Maybe a service will make them better The forks on it are Suntour XCM 30 29er. Any suggestions on a decent upgrade get...
  4. Hicky

    Cube 240 child’s mtb

    It’s been owned by us from leisure lakes Bury since brand new. Both my sons have cut their teeth on it hence it has some war wounds(see pics for details). The bad parts first for honest, to get it looking great it would new revoshifters as they’re little battered however they still work and some...
  5. K

    Beginner MTB bike

    Is there anything fundamentally wrong with this bike? Looks low to mid range to me but I don't know much. It's a bit small for me I think, hence the huge amount of seat post showing but it all works OK. It was free to me and it's been on my turbo. I have a road bike for exercise but want...
  6. Proto

    MTB - what size?

    Daughter is about to buy a hard tail mountain bike, probably a Trek Pro Caliber. She’s 172cm tall. Does she buy a small or medium? If it helps, her road bike is 52cm Cervelo R5, slammed 12cm stem. Saddle height about 720mm, 170mm cranks. Thanks
  7. Brads

    Old MTB Resurrection

    Alright all. As I said somewhere else ( I think) I came home to find this in the driveway. Left for me by a neighbour, not an unusual thing as I have a rep for faffing with old bikes. Impressive set of dildo's attached to the front not withstanding , it's actually not a bad old bike. Mid...
  8. wafter

    26" MTB Tyres, Oxford (OX2) *NOW GONE*

    These were kindly donated to me (along with some others) by another forum member, but I've taken what I need and have no use for these. We have the following: - Michelin Wildgripper PR Rear, 26x2.1" / 47-559 - Maxxis Summotorother 26x2.1" / 47-559 - Unbranded 26x2.1" All are wire-beaded and...
  9. Broadside

    Focus MTB broken frame

    A friend has got a Focus MTB with a broken frame. It’s a full suspension bike, the chain stays hinge just behind the bottom bracket, part of the hinge point has sheared off. The sheared part looks to be well beyond repair, does anyone know if it is possible to get hold of a replacement chain...
  10. Dan Ferris

    Trek MTB Size Guide

    Hi All a quick question on Trek MTB sizing. I'm 5"5 and looking through the website it looks like both Small and Medium frames would suit. Unfortunatly with the current restrictions i'm unable to go and try but my desire to purchase is getting stronger. I was wondering whether anyone else of...
  11. Hicky

    Mtb wanted.

    Well the youngest has finally outgrown his hand me down Cube and is ready for a proper sized bike....what is available within Mcr or Rochdale-Huddersfield type areas....?
  12. MTB2020

    What do you think of: husband and wife sharing single electric MTB. Any comments welcome!

    Sharing a single electric mountain bike:smooch: My husband and I have been thinking about getting a single electric MTB to share between us to save on money and garage space. That way I can ride it with the dropper seat down on our casual family rides in the country (and actually ride the...
  13. MonsterEnergy

    How to Tricks and Skills for MTB

    How on earth do you do a bunnyhop. When you lift your front wheel up, i can't pull the back up. Mind you, my bike weighs a ton
  14. S

    What size MTB wheel to get

    Hi everyone I would like to get a rough terrain bike, mountain bike seems the most rugged. I want it for Forrest roads, littered with loose stones, gravel and muck, but pot holes are my worst issue. I don’t want to spend a lot, seeing bikes with 26, 27.5 inch wheels in the second hand market...
  15. ChrisEyles

    Cheap chinese MTB handlebars... beware!

    Over the years I've bought quite a few cheap & cheerful bike parts off ebay from China. They take a while to turn up but generally have been excellent, at a fraction of the price you'd pay at the LBS or UK online sellers. However, I recently gave my MTB a once over now the mud is subsiding...
  16. nmfeb70

    Claude Butler MTB?

    Hi, I am thinking of buying this Claude Butler MTB as a second bike. I ride about 40 miles a week on all terrain and in all weather, I'll be alternating between both bikes. Is anyone out there familiar with this bike and could offer any advice? They are asking £90 for it. Thanks.
  17. MonsterEnergy

    MTB Trails near me

    I live in Kirklistom, Scotland, and wondering where the nearest bike park or trails are? Anyone help my out please.
  18. DCBassman

    Merida Big Nine 40 D hardtail 29er MTB, 2014 model, 19" frame

    Condition is good. It has certainly seen some action, but altogether is in good order. Spec: 6061 alloy frame, 19inch, 5'6" to 5'10" so far as I can work out. Suntour XCM 100mm fork. Shimano Altus 3x9 transmission, 44-32-22t front to 12-36t rear (original spec 11-32t), new chain and cassette...
  19. nickg

    Mtb issues

    Right, I bought a 2nd hand cube mtb last week. Not had a real chance to ride it until today. A couple of issues I've noticed 1 - what tyre pressures to do run a 27.5 wheel at? 2 - Hydraulic disc brakes- was on a downhill section and got a bit carried away, applied the rear brake and it was not...
  20. nickg

    New to mtb

    I'm after some advice and I know its personal preference. But just a rough Idea would help me. Been offered a Giant Talon 2 for £250. Now this is 18mnths old I can get the 2020 model for £600. So is the 2nd hand a good price or not? Also is that bike any good for a newcomer to mtb? I done a...
  21. N

    Marathon plus mtb

    I want some! 26" 2.1 but preferably 2.35. I think minimum £26 each plus postage annoyingly I did save the sites who are selling them cheapest. The exception is spa which want £44 for the pair Including postage BUT they are different to the ones on Schwalbe site. I assume an updated version...
  22. Kernow_T

    Brand new with tags: Alpinestars Kevlar MTB Knee Socks XL/2XL - tenner posted

    The Alpinestars Knee Sock is Lightweight, non-restricting knee sock which contains DuPontトᄁ KEVLAR® fiber to provide an additional layer of protection when used in conjunction with knee guards. Durable stretch Kevlar with elastic mesh at back of the knee for ventilation. Elastic edge with...
  23. MahatmaAndhi

    Ribble MTB from the 90s?

    Hi all and happy new year, I was in a local charity shop today dropping some stuff off and had a look at the bikes whilst I was there. One caught my eye which was a Ribble MTB. It was chrome all over and had a Deore LX groupset. It looked pretty old, probably as old as my Marin Pine Mountain...
  24. figbat

    Gravel bike from old MTB

    Below is a combined summary of a series of posts I made on another forum over the course of this project. I’ll post it in order as if it were happening now, but obviously you'll get the finale straight away. My project. Over time we have accumulated a number of bikes in our household. One...
  25. MonsterEnergy

    Carrera MTB

    What does everyone think is the best upgrades to do on my carrera hardtail mtb?
  26. johnnyb47

    MTB or Road Bike

    Hi. I've been enjoying the old Mtb of late. Its heavy cumbersome and slow compared to my road bike, but saying that it does have alot of positives. Even though i ride alot slower i can still cover decent mileages in comfort. In fact i would say its more comfortable than the road bike. With the...
  27. Heltor Chasca

    Lock on MTB Handlebar Grips and Over Thumb Thingies

    My grips on my hard tail swivel about and can give me blisters. I am after lock on recommendations with a budget of £20.00. Not the Ergon palm grips which I have on my cargo bike as I want dynamic control and movement of my hand. I need something suitable for long days in the saddle so...

    Ali frame MTB worn drop out problem help please.

    Hello all, My lad (a destruction engineer) has been using my Ali frame MTB for work he was complaining that the rear tyre was rubbing on the frame when I inspected it the wheel was slightly loose and has rubbed the frame drop out meaning it is now permanently loose. Is there any fix for this ?
  29. ChrisEyles

    21.5" (L) 1992 Claude Butler Pagan MTB frame £10 ONO

    Retro steel MTB frame for sale - I've put it up for £10 on the 'bay, but will take £5 on here, just want it to go to someone who might use it rather than have it take up space in the garage. pics here: IMO the colour is slightly unfortunate, but you...
  30. MachersMan

    MTB suggestions please.

    I have road bikes but find it hard to find the motivation to get on them during the wetter, colder months. So I'm thinking of purchasing a MTB and doing some off road riding this winter. For some reason being wet and cold on a road doesn't appeal to me but being wet, cold and muddy in a field...
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