I have been reading Mike's words since the grimey handshake days...he was my favourite part of bikemag! Very excited to see his writing on my favourite MTB website too.
Nice little jacket, also cool to see my local trails on nsmb!
Beauty of a bike Rachid! I used to ride a Prime V2 and loved it, but am now on a Chromag Rootdown and as I am getting close to 50, really feeling the need to get back on a fully. I recently rented a megatower for a week and well...am now have a full on case of newbikitis. I was pretty set on getting a Titan but after riding and climbing on the megatower I think it may be not quite what I'm looking for...and this has me looking at the sexy new Prime V3. I'd love to hear your thoughts on how you feel about the extra climbing prowess of the Prime VS the descending prowess.of the Titan and if you could choose one bike...what would it be?
To give you an idea, I live in Cumberland on the island and the trails are pretty tame...fast, tech , flow...but do like to pop over to Forbidden a few times a year, maybe a Whistler/SilverStar trip or two too.
Anyway, as you own both I thought your input could be valuable. Thank you.
I think that the etiquette will be the biggest issue here, not really with old guys like me who are thinking about getting an ebike, I have been riding mtb for 30+ years and know the rules and attempt to be nice to everyone I come across out there, but someone new who get's an ebike because the look fun and are fast...may not know to slow down when passing, smile, wave, make jokes...this is a very social sport and I hope it stays that way.
As for the doing more damage to the trails because you can do more laps, I get that, but am not a fan of that argument, we would have to roll those super fit riders into the same category...does not make sense. Where this extra range can come into play is being able to open up trails further out, spread the user base out a bit more and open up opportunities to explore and recon land that was not viable before.
I am pretty close at pulling the trigger on one of these mopeds so I find it very helpful to see posts like this and people having a civil conversation about a topic that they may not agree with...thanks for this space Cam.
This! I would like to see them get a bit lighter, better batteries and more efficient and quieter drive units. E-bikes are here to stay and in their current form, I think they are great! My hope is that that the MTB versions stay as they are...if the torque gets much higher that's when issues will start happening. Now, for the commuting versions...that's where I can see things getting faster...but that brings it's own issues...
I am back on Alu now after my SixC's had issues with the pedal insert bonding...but that was after 4 years and I weigh quite a bit more than Vik...but also ride quite a bit less...lol.
Thanks, I hope it comes soon! (CK never seems in a hurry about this stuff though).
I have been waiting for this, I was going to go with SRAM but the loss of the trigger shifter was not optimal for me. The one thing I do not like is the spline cassette...I have CK hubs and would had to have to step down to a lesser hub just for this...ugh. I may have to go SRAM after all...NX cassette will work with my regular Shimano splined hub I am already using.
I'll check with my local shop, but I don't find the Vic shops carry much Magura stuff...so usually easier to get online.
I am running a MT5 in the front and MT4 on the rear and really love them, even with the stock pads they feel stronger than the Saints they replaced. I do want to replace the pads, any good links to get them at a decent price?
Me too! Once Finn starts putting it together and getting some confidence he will be all over the podium! Good to see Mark get back up there too, more of that please!
I believe they are fully round, no open ends like the Vittoria. I was interested in the Vittoria ones, but I hear after a while they get a little rattle-ey as the zip tie that keeps them together pulls at the foam and it loosens up a bit.
I am down for this! Longer seat tube, please!