Long Term Review: Hunt 4Season Gravel Disc Wheels

Wow. I couldn’t believe my eyes when these wheels arrived, it wasn’t so much the wheels which are quite pretty in my opinion, but it was the amount of extras in the box: A set of internal cam QR skewers 2 Tubeless valves Spoke Key 2 spare spokes + nipples 6 bolt disc rotor adapters[…]

Review: Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX

The Topeak Ratchet Rocket has long been a staple of Topeaks multi-tool range, and for good reason. I’ve been using an older model for nearly 4 years now while tinkering in the garage and I just love it. Now that’s not to say that I use it for every job (there are better tools available)[…]

Garage: Pinnacle Arkose 2017 Build

Here it is, my new(ish) bike. The old Arkose is a really good bike but it was a frame size too big for me so it felt more like I was sat “on” than “in” the bike. It was also based around cyclocross geometry (high bottom bracket, short front-centre) which is fantastic off-road, but a[…]

Review: Pinnacle Dolomite LTD

I bought the Pinnacle Dolomite LTD back in August and I am very much in-love with this bike. The Dolomite comes equipped with a nearly-full Shimano 105 5800 group set, the only deviation are the non-series RS685 STI units and the RS805 brake calipers. The bike came with a front dynamo hub built upon Alex[…]

Long Term Review: Hope 20Five-Pro 4

What a difference 6 months makes, well ok, that’s an exaggeration. These wheels are just as solid as they were the day they came out of the box. Since sealing them up tubeless they’ve been hassle-free, although they could probably do with new sealant in the very near future (read: ages ago). My only real[…]

First Look: Pinnacle Dolomite LTD

I bought a new bike! You can check out the stock specs at: Evans Cycles I’ll be posting more about this bike as I put more miles on it.

Review: Topeak Mondopack Hydro

The Mondopack is a range of big saddle bags available from Topeak. There’s 4 models in the range. The Mondopack (1.2l), the XL (2l), the XL with straps instead of QuickClick and the Hydro (1.7l). The model I have is the Hydro. It’s a 1.7l saddle bag with a pocket at the rear to stash[…]

Ongoing Review: Hope 20Five Tubeless setup

Tubeless Easy? Well that depends on if you tape the rim correctly. I did not. It took me 3 attempts to get the first wheel to seal. 1st Attempt My first attempt was using Effetto Mariposa Caff√©latex¬†Tubeless Tape. I ran 2 full revolutions of tape, poked a hole for the valve, inserted sealant and used[…]

Ongoing Review: Hope 20Five with Tubes part 2

Just don’t. I’ve had more snakebite punctures with these wheels than I’ve had since I started cycling. If you have no plans to run these tubeless I would not recommend them. I have bought some new tyres and will set them up tubeless in the next day or so.

Ongoing Review: Hope 20Five with Tubes

UPDATED 04/06/2017: Added Pictures of Rim Bed and Tape. I’ve been using the Hope 20Five for around 200km now and I’ve now experienced my first puncture. This gave me the perfect chance to test out what they are like to work with at the roadside. Simple answer: I got a lift home. A simple glass[…]

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