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  • Mark Westlake
  • Inspired Arcade brakeless build
  • Filmer/photographer for different people.
  • Bristol, UK


  • Posted in thread: Cap's new Mirror Red finish Arcade on 01-19-2017 at 02:56 PM
    Whoever put that front tyre on should look for a new career...Yeah, I gave Cap a lot of shit
    for that. He stuck his bottom lip out and gave a load of bluster about it being really tight
    once he'd fitt...

  • Posted in thread: Cap's new Mirror Red finish Arcade on 01-19-2017 at 01:19 PM
    This thing is pretty sweet. I hate the fact Cap has a nicer looking bike than me now.
    Considering he's the one who had a red frame, green rim tape and yellow brake hose, I have no
    idea how he's actual...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie? Tubes feel like they are coming through rim holes? on 01-11-2017 at 08:02 AM
    I have seen a couple of the Pro bikes unintentionally fitted with the rubber-style rim tapes
    rather than the plastic-type (PVC) ones, so it might be worth checking if the bulges feel
    plasticy or rubbe...

  • Posted in thread: New Ozonys in 2017??? on 01-11-2017 at 07:52 AM
    They did a promo video for the prototype (aka first of the production run) and it looked like
    there'd been some judicious use of hammers to make sure there was chainring and tyre clearance.
    That all s...

  • Posted in thread: Sram Descendant Cranks - Trials Setup on 01-10-2017 at 02:52 PM
    Bikes are supplied to dealers and framekits are supplied to customers with full length steerers
    now - think they're around 230mm or something like that.

  • Posted in thread: New Ozonys in 2017??? on 01-10-2017 at 02:50 PM
    They showed some photos of some stuff a little while ago from some event but it kind of looked
    like the designs needed work...

  • Posted in thread: Magura MT7 vs Hope Trialzone on 12-15-2016 at 08:19 AM
    The only good thing about the MT6 is that you get marginally more pad clearance, but that's
    about it really - the MT7s have a lot more power which is why they also have that little extra
    flex.If you'r...

  • Posted in thread: Magura MT7 vs Hope Trialzone on 12-14-2016 at 07:57 AM
    If you're able to get the mount faced that should help.For a firm lever feel though, don't go
    for the Magura brakes. They're super powerful, but the lever blade itself isn't super solid
    feeling so the...

  • Posted in thread: Hey toolbag. on 11-29-2016 at 04:07 PM
    In "Unexpected outcomes" news, I did not expect that link to work.

  • Posted in thread: Roughly 90% Sure I Just Jit My Pants on 11-08-2016 at 02:44 PM
    That acronym turned out to be a lot more vanilla than I was expecting it to be.

April 17, 2015  •  03:39 AM
Saw your grip post on uk. I had the half nelson race face grips they are ok but open end.
The new Gwin grips are super thin and closed end with alloy cap covered in plastic, single collar. I would recommend these minus the bullshit pricing. 45 CAD

I have used those long thin grips from toyo about 10 years ago only slide on rubber grip i would use.

I now use racquet ball tape but you might rip this stuff with all your bmx shenanigans. I have small hands so only use thin grips.

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