Super Cheap Tyre Inserts | GMBN Tech Show Ep. 41
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Super Cheap Tyre Inserts | GMBN Tech Show Ep. 41

October 8, 2019

– Welcome back to another
weekly GMBN Tech Show; coming up on the show this
week, we check out a couple of new bikes form Cannondale, Propain
have got a new carbon version of the Tyee mountain bike,
and we check out some really cool stuff, from Nukeproof,
as well as all that amazing stuff for new guys. (blade slicing) (digital tones echoing) So, our first up, although
it’s not the latest news, I wanna talk about that
new Cannondale Habit; so this is 130 mil travel
bike, and it’s actually a little bit different
than the previous Habit, so this is a brand new bike,
technically, for Cannondale for 2019, and we know that
Cannondale are gonna be doing some more new bikes;
we’ll get to that in a minute, now, this brand new Habit
actually looks like it’s the start of something
very new and very different for Cannondale; now,
previously, there was the Habit, the Trigger, and the Jekyl;
the Jekyl being the Enduro bike, the Trigger being the
trail bike, and the Habit being more of a sort of an XC travel bike, but also available in the
Bad Habit, so that was the 27 plus size, now the
Habit is stepped up now, to 130 mil travel, and it looks
like the Trigger has taken a bit of a back seat, and
it’s not really in the range, but that could mean that’s
also about to be redesigned. But I suspect that it’s
actually gonna disappear from the range, and we’re gonna
see a new version of the Jekyl coming in the next few weeks;
now, this new design has got a radically different look
for Cannondale, so they’ve adopted the four-bar system
now, it’s quite a classic design on there, but they’ve got
some interesting features on there, so the frame
design is made of carbon, it’s aluminum out back, it’s
got a few, extra, little, special things on it, so it’s
got proportional response suspension tubes, so
essentially, the pivot points are very, slightly
different across the sizes, to basically give you a
better response per rider size and weight, after all, why
should someone that’s riding a size XL have exactly the
same setup as a size small? Now, in the past, we’ve seen
this from Norco and other people, where they change
the chainstay links, accordingly, to make the
geometry proportionate, but we’ve not seen it
with suspension other than manufacturers specking
different tunes on shocks, but of course, the tune on
the shock doesn’t change how a bike feels, it just
changes what the shock can do to that bike, so I
think this si a really cool approach from Cannondale,
and I’m all for it, if it means the smaller
and the taller riders get a bike that genuinely
works the way it should do for their size. So bravo, I think that’s
really good, so the head angle up front is 66 degrees,
which is okay; I think that’s fairly average now, these
days; I might have expected it to be slightly slacker, though,
especially with the sort of stuff we’ve been
seeing that bike doing, now interestingly, it’s got
an offset in drive train on there, now I say interestingly,
because not many people are actually doing this,
but it’s not surprising for Cannondale, ’cause
they do like to do things a little bit differently,
and essentially, this means that it can build the back
end of the bike with less wheel dish on that, and
make it a bit stronger, and hopefully, more
durable in the long run. Now, I definitely think the
Habit looks like a really tidy bike, and it kinda
reminds me somewhat, of a little bit like a YT
Jeffsy crossed with perhaps, a Canyon Spectral;
certainly not a bad thing, because we know the
suspension platforms on both those bikes works really
well, and the frame layout looks really good to boot, so
I’ve got high hopes for this, but I definitely want to be
looking further down the line, and see what’s gonna happen
when that new Jekyl arrives, now more news from Cannondale,
they’ve just released the new version of their
Moterra Neo, so that’s 130 mil travel e-bike, well, the
frames 130, it runs a 140 fork on the front, now in the
past, I’ve had two versions of the Moterra; I’ve also
had the long travel version, but that looks like it’s been
axed, and unless there is another long travel
version coming; who knows? Time will tell, but if
you want to see a bit more about this bike in particular,
you’re gonna have to tune in to the EMBN weekly
show, ’cause they’ve got the scoop on it; next up is
the revised version of the Propain Tyee, so it’s two
models in carbon fiber; there’s the regular
model, and there’s the all mountain model, now the all
mountain’s slightly less travel; it runs 145 out
back, and 150 up front, whereas the regular version
runs 160 front and rear. Now, this is very much
a trail riding bike, but definitely loved by the
downhill riders out there, ’cause it’s well-known for
being able to handle a lot of rough terrain, and being
very playful whilst doing it, now look at some of these
images on screen; I think you’ll agree that it’s a really,
really nice looking bike, now it’s got revised geometry
on it now, for the 2019 model, so it’s a steeper
76 degree seat angle, which is fantastic for
climbing, basically, the steeper the better, I think you
could go higher than that and it would still work, but
people might frown upon that, so up front, it’s a 65
degree head angle, so that is just geared up for smashing
down hills, and it’s got a longer reach and a lower
bottom bracket on there; there’s also 10% more
Anti-Squat at the sag position as well, so just to really
help it climb properly; there’s bigger and better
bearings with dust covers on there, so it’s gonna be
durable at handling demanding conditions, whether that’s
super dry or super wet, Tyee, the name in case you’re
wondering, means the chief in Native American. And finally, in news, Nukeproof
have just released a range of super lightweight springs,
so the steel springs, they’re designed for Enduro
riders, and incredibly cheap, and incredibly light, so
this is them on the screen right now, so up to 40% lighter
than regular steel springs, even less than some Titanium
spring, too, and they’re available for 2.25 to 2.5 inch
shocks, so they’re biconvex in shape; they’re available
from 350 to 600 pound weights, and between 400
and 500 pounds, this is in 25 pound increments, so
that’s actually really good, because that’s the most
common sort of area for people to ride, and actually at
the price, which I’ll get to in a minute; you could
afford to buy two of these, with over 25 pound difference,
compensating for riding with or without your riding
pack; if you want to do a race, for example,
sling off the riding pack, just carry the bare minimum
on the bike; you’re gonna want it to be a slightly lighter
weight, whereas if you’re riding all day with a heavy
bag, you’re gonna need to of course, spring that
slightly heavier to cope for that. Obviously, with an air shock,
it’s easy enough to just chuck in a bit more wind,
but you can’t really do that with a coil spring, so I
think this is really cool, and the price, that I’ve
been trying to talk about, 69.99, so the Fox version of
this spring, so the Fos SLS springs; they retail for
about 150 quid, so that’s just an idea of how expensive some
of these super lightweight steel springs can be; I
think way to go, Nukeproof, I think that’s fantastic,
personally, I’ve not ridden a coil shock for some time,
and I will be swapping my 275 Nukeproof out, back to
29 again, ’cause I absolutely love the 29, so I’m
definitely gonna consider going for coil shock to
give that a bit of a try, so more news on that soon. (electric echoing) alright, now it’s time
for Bike Cave of course, this is the section of the
show where you get to send in pictures of your amazing,
your tiny, your huge, all the places where you fix
your bikes; you store your bikes, it could be a ropey
old garden shed that you’ve had for years, it’s full
of spiders and stuff, wherever it is, we love
’em, and we want to see ’em, so send ’em in, use the
uploader, the link is on the bottom of the screen,
there, and first up is from Sean in Connecticut, USA; “I’ve
just built this bike cave, “’cause I bought a new
bike, and I’m always fixing “friends’ bikes to save a bit of cash; “I’ve got a Diamondback Clutch 2, “Kona, Illinois, and a
specialized road bike,” cool, got nice little peg
boards set out the back, there, plenty of tools hanging
up, looking good at bay, and Martin’s 90 degree rule;
we need Martin back in here, actually, I haven’t had him for a while, need to go and disturb him,
he’s always disturbing me, but looking good, so you
got the drill on the back there, as well, toolbox; oh,
you got a grinder too, nice. Plenty of stuff, got your
helmet saved; it looks like you’ve done something similar
to me, and used old kitchen worktop and stuff, so that’s
great, got a sink in there, too; nice, I’m liking that
Diamondback, I like the whole yellow backend on there,
yellow wheel, yellow backend, white linkage, and the rest is
all-out, murdered out black, that’s pretty cool, innit? I’ve not seen that, but
I’ve seen the red version, I think yours looks way nicer,
and nice Norco there, too; looks like you’ve recycled
another bit of carpet, too, to absorb all the gunk
that comes off your bikes when you’re working on
’em; looking good, dude, nice park work stand there,
as well, in the corner, I’d much rather see the work stand out, and a bike hanging from it,
but I guess you have to store these things away, but
looking good, dude; thanks for sending that one in, Sean,
next up is from Leo in Sydney; nice, “my apartment I just
moved into, just moved from “a big garage to a city
apartment, I have made a mini “bike corner in my bedroom,”
now, that’s a really stylish apartment, as well, looking
good, mate; I love the brick in there, that’s cool, and
around the side of the bed there, you got your Muck
Off and is that drive train cleaner, I think, and
then your cycle helmet and a bunch of other stuff;
nice looking Canyon there, as well, all in black, sweet
looking bike, mate, nice. That’s a really good use
of space, and actually, when you’re looking from the
other angle, you barely even see that stuff’s there,
tidy; good work, mate, alright, next up is from
Tyler in Connecticut again, wow, okay, so two people
from the states, nice; “I’m 14, and my family moved
into a new house just before “I was born; my Dad, who owned
a few bike shops in the past, “made our bike cave to
work on and store many of “our bikes,” you have got a lot of bikes, “I’m very fortunate to have
all of these tools at my “exposure whenever I need
them,” dude, you’ve got a massive fleet of bikes
there, so your bike is the kinda in the process 153,
but I can see another Kona out the back, there, a couple
of tandems stashed in there too, so road bikes,
looks like a gravel bike, can’t quite see from that
angle, no, you’ve got loads of bikes; how many
bikes does someone need? Not enough, is the question,
N plus one, isn’t it? Looking good, mate; nice
selection of tools in there as well, looks like you’ve
got everything you need, I definitely approve of
those little trays, look, he labeled them up, as well;
proper if you’ve got OCD, that is; nice, oh,
that’s the business end, that’s what I wanted to
see, so you’ve got your big roll cabs, real sturdy,
homemade workbench there, you’ve got everything,
massive bolt croppers down the back, there, but
yeah, he’s got a six inch vice, sweet; plenty of good
stuff in there, Tyler, looking good, ah yeah, there’s
your Kona; yeah, that’s the color, that looks rude;
so there’s two other Konas in there, as well, then;
two yellow ones, nice. So what are they, Process 111’s, perhaps? Really like the 111 actually,
that’s the 29er with 111 mil travel out back;
120 or 130 on the front, but you’ve got a big boy
bike, there, super good, and we are out of the
Bike Cave; please continue to take shots of your bike and
where you work on your bikes, we love seeing them, and
genuinely, it doesn’t matter if you’ve got the biggest garage
or the tiniest little shed; whatever it is, we love
seeing where you look after your stuff; send ’em in, guys. (electronic echoing) Alright, now it’s time for
Rewind, which is out retro vintage section of the GMBN
Tech Show; this is where we look at where stuff came from,
what it progressed to, how we got there, some
old bikes, some old photos from racing; whatever it
is, it’s old and vintage, and mountain bike related,
send it in, we love seeing this stuff, please continue
to do so, and also, if you want to know a bit
about where things came from, perhaps the story of
Camelbak, or those dreaded Girvin Flex Stems,
anything you want to know, talk to me, and we’ll
make it happen for you; use the uploader to send
your pictures in, this week, I’ve got a load, I’ve been
going through our emails, as well, but the uploader
is a lot easier, so please continue to use that, it
makes it a lot easier for us to put a show together, and
get your stuff on the show, so first up is from Jeff
Ratty, “Hi Doddy, I was getting “my car fixed, and stumbled
across this old Trek edition “VW Jetta, it was a special
VW that was around 1997, “and the car had Trek logos
and matching roof rack, “Trek bike, and it also
had embroidered seats with ‘the Trek logo on,” I didn’t
even know these things existed dude, this is
sick; this is so cool, I mean, it’s just a Jetta,
really, with a couple of badges on it at the
end of the day, but I love that this is a Trek edition
car, and it also came with a bike; there’s no longer
the bike, oh, you’ve got the advert for it, too;
right, cool, let’s have a look at this, then. Let’s play this, oh no
way, so this is definitely a 90s style video, that’s for
sure; sweet, I don’t think you’d want to go and jump
those bikes over that car, it would probably snap in
half; looking good, though, I love it; totally didn’t
know that VW did that co-lab with Trek, that is really
cool; you should’ve bought a car, mate, it’d be a good
run-around; so good, Jeff, I love that; I totally
never knew that existed. Are there any other
collaborations that have existed out there, bike browns with
maybe clothing manufacturers, or anything like that; I’d
love to know, if anyone knows this sort of stuff, ’cause
I was totally unaware of the VW Golf and Jetta
Trek editions, but yeah, send ’em in if you’ve got
any news and stuff like that; next up is from Tommy
Strider, this bike is lush, so “it’s my 1999 Stumpjumper
FSR XC, full Shimano XT, “except for the XTRV brakes,
and an MRP X rated link;” I tell you what, mate, that
is a seriously nice looking bike, I totally remember those
bikes; I used to sell those in bike shops, in fact,
yeah, looking good; the condition of it is unreal,
and there’s that MRP link, that is well trick; look
at that Fox Float shock, I love how retro it looks,
oh you’ve had it PUSH tuned, nice; nice touch, got some
braided SRAM hosing on there, looking good; those XTR feed
brakes would last for me, really, really nice; nice
to see the red sit on the front there, too, classic FSR design, especially, I think that’s
so well, and they still do that so well, looking good,
Tommy; thank you for sending that in, next up is from
Steve Ward, “Hi Doddy, here’s “some pictures of my giant Cadex,” ah yes, I remember these;
“having owned it for nearly “20 years, at the moment, it’s
running Rockshock solo fork, “but as you can see by
some of the other pictures, “I’ve still got the original
for setups; I’m thinking “of converting it back to
original,” I would; the solo is a nice fork, but it looks
a bit too big on there, to be honest; I think
I’d go back for that, what is that, is it
completely a rigid fork? Looks like one, yeah, I’d go
back for that, looks great; nice to see the Panaracer
Smoke and Darts on there, they look absolutely
immaculate; are they reissues? They look too new to be originals;
I used to love the Smoke, I think that was one of
the coolest tires ever, as a combo, I think they
still cut the mustard, now, if someone made them
again with fresh casing, but nice to see that
Cadex frame, of course, that was lugged with carbon
tubes on there, really quite futuristic, but wicked, thanks
for sending that one in. Guys, absolutely loving this
retro stuff; please continue to hunt out the retro stuff,
it might just be stuff you’ve seen in the bike
shop that’s really old; whatever it is, send it in. (electric whirring) And now, we’re into top
mods; this is all about the modifications you make
to your bikes to personalize them, to make them your
own, make them a little bit different to ones in the
shops, a little bit different, more importantly, to your
mates’; whatever upgrades and modifications you make
to your bikes, however big or small, send ’em in,
text some pictures, tell us what you’re working on;
tell us what you’re doing to your bike to make them
your own, we love that stuff; get them into the uploader,
again, the link is on the bottom of the screen,
right there, and of course, you can email us as well, but
the uploader is super easy, and it’s much better for us
to be able to find your stuff, so first up is from Tom in
USA, so I recognize this bike, yeah; “this bike was featured
on the GMBN Tech Show during “a Rewind section a month
ago; since then, I’ve been “tinkering away at it,”
so bike in question, classic GT Avalanche,
beautiful color wader, really, really nice; a pair of
Judy SL’s on the front, I think that was the
best of the three Judy’s; there’s the XE, the SL
and the DH, DH being red, SL being yellow, and the
XE being kind of a bronzy kinda color, looked a bit
cheap by comparison to those; I think the yellow one is the
one, “so I’ve been swapping “out the old three by seven
drive train, and hacking “on a one by nine setup,”
tidy, “carbon handlebars “and new Panaracer tires,”
oh, so they’re reissues, wicked, so Smoke and Dart
reissues, nice; good touch. “Most parts I sourced from
another bike, which somebody “abandoned at my apartment
building and a shop that sells “tons of used bits, prior
to doing this build, “I had only done one, very
basic bit of bike maintenance, “so thanks for the excellent
content, which got me through,” oh, sweet, dude; “here’s
the full mods list,” wow, you’ve done a lot to this,
so “FSA K Force Carbon bars, “660 mil, Bontrager 90 mil
stem, Tektro brake levers, “Ornate lock on grips, Cane
Creek top cap, Tram GXP “bottom bracket and cranks,
Race Face 32 tooth narrow “wide chain ring, SRAM 1134
cassette SRAM, X7 derailleur “and X5 shifter, and a SRAM
chain, WTB dual duty wheels, “and Smoke and Dart reissue tires.” Next up, you’ve put some
different pedals on there, and a full route cable set
on there; oh man, it looks really cool, and it’s really
cool to see a retro project bike, but you’ve just sort
of renovated it enough that you can still ride
it now; that looks mega, oh, I keep saying it, but
I’ve got to do my own one; that’s classic, it looks
really cool; okay, next up is from Zack in Texas; “I’ve
modified my bike with an urban “camo vinyl wrap,” oh mate,
that is amazed, we’ll say GMBN on it, dude, that looks
amazing; you need the black and white GMBN jersey to go
with that bike, that is sick, “ODI grips in red, and red
Race Face Chester pedals,” oh, I love the wrap; tell
me more about the wrap, where did you get it done? I didn’t realize you
could get bikes wrapped; that is a really, really
good idea, and pretty good actually, if you don’t want to
commit to doing a paint job, get it wrapped; I know we
have Invisiframe in the UK, but that’s like a clear
wrap for protection, rather than color; that is
really cool, nice upgrade, nice; thank you so much
for sending those in, guys; keep ’em coming, and keep
making all those little adjustments to your bikes
that make them your own; it’s the best thing to do,
it’s really, really cool. (electric whining) So, Tech of the Week this
week, is the brand new, Nukeproof ARD system, so
that’s Advanced Rim Defense; you guessed, it is a rim,
well, it’s a tire insert basically, to protect
your tires and your rims, against pinches, splits,
and of course, to enable you to ride harder in more
demanding conditions, available in 27 and a
half, and 29 inch models, and they’re very, very cool;
so, one of the aims that Nukeproof try to do, was
to make sure that they’re actually realistic in use,
and has a lot of different options available in the market,
like CushCore, for example, now, Neil fitted some CushCore
to his bike for the EWS, and although the whole point
of running something like this, a, to keep your tire on, and
b, to give you rim defense, and of course c, to make sure
that a tire doesn’t split when you’re impacting
against rocks really hard. Finale is notorious
for that sort of thing, so Neil wanted to make sure
that he finished the race at all costs, so he fitted
one of those CushCores, but he said, just fitting a
CushCore was so much effort, that he thought, “what’s
gonna happen if I actually do “get a puncture, I’m stuffed,”
so he ended up putting a tube in it, because it was
such a faff, and he ended up running a tire really hard
for his race; I think he was running 30 pounds, maybe higher than that, it kind of defeats the
purpose of running a system like that, ’cause you want
to be running a tire softer, in order to maximize on that
grip; now, this was something that Nukeproof took into account
when they designed these, because they wanted you to
be able to actually install your tires correctly, and take
them off when you need to, so they’re very easy to fit;
we’re gonna have a video on this, soon, and one of
the cool things about them is they’re slightly loose
in fit, but when you pump them up, that actually
sucks straight onto the rim, and can help hold the tire on. Now, although that’s not
necessarily one of the major points on the USPs, Colin
Grant actually used these for all year, in his EWS
season, and previously, he had managed to tear tires
off the rim when cornering, and he hadn’t managed to
do that with these fitted, so that’s kind of a nice bit
of security and piece of mind; but here’s the cool stuff
about them, so they only weigh 130 grams each; that’s almost
nothing, that’s so light, they of course, they’re
available to fit 27 and 29 inch wheels, in a pack, you get
two of these, and you actually get two copper valves, and
you get your instructions; now, they solve to do pinch
flap protection, rim protection, and they have no sealant
absorption, so your tire sealer will continue working correctly
with them; now, the best thing about them, is
they retail for 49.99, that’s in the UK, so just to
put that into perspective, if you wanted to get a set
of CushCores, front and rear for your bike, it’s gonna
cost you about 150 quid, so these are under 50 quid for
a pair; now, I reckon these are gonna be really, really
good, and they’re gonna go like hotcakes, because
even if it just gives you partial protection on your
rim, your tire and everything, it’s gotta be a good
thing; more on this soon, when we’ve ridden them,
and now we got us a rap, that’s another GMBN Tech
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  1. Used to be a Cannondale fanboy back in the day of Super V . Lost interest as soon as the kept changing the frame design each year and stopped being made in USA.

  2. I have just bought tyre inserts from a company call Ratbite. Absolute mission to fit the tyre afterwards but they are cheap. Would be cool to do a test review on a load of brands.

  3. Hi Doddy. I watch GMBN, GMBN Tech and EMTB. Besides the Bike Vault (sorry to Martin, Blake, Neil, Jess) nothing is as interesting as your show. Besides, the Bike Vault judging has been pretty sloppy. The Bike Cave is where it's at!!! When is the best day to send in pics for Cave, Mods, etc? Is there a day or schedule that you go thru submission entries? Love the show. Thanks bud!

  4. if you had a flat whilst running kush core and you wanted to fit an inner tube, would you also have to remove the kush core or not?

  5. Thanks for featuring my bike (the camo wrapped yt). You were asking about the wrap, I did it myself with vinyl purchased from

  6. Hats off to you sir great vid I generally watch the first bit skip the middle and watch the end portion well done to nuke proof was going to do a ghetto tyre insert job but these just might tempt me at that price for two

  7. I ride Cuch Core and it works perfectly! Getting low tire pressure without the negatives and no issues getting the system on and off. Would love to see a comparison between these and the Nukeproof ones, especially given the price difference.

  8. the rear mudguard on the Propain bike looks ridiculous while the shock is totally open to mud from the wheel. it is the stupidest mtb frame I've seen.

  9. How about the Kona edition Ford Focus? Maybe that was only in the states.

  10. #askgmbn do you have any tips for setting up a rear shock for a heavier rider? More volume spacers? Piggy back shock? Air vs coil? Thanks

  11. About collaborations between car and bike manufacturers that I always hoped would happen, but never did: Suzuki and Giant. (You have to be old BTW…).

  12. #askgmbn what's the best way to clean your helmet? I take it into the shower and clean it with shampoo, but I don't know if that's the best way.

  13. Cushcore isn't hard to install. You just have to learn the proper techniques. In fact sometimes it's almost easier to put tires on with cushcore, there's something to push on in the tire. I don't even ever use tire levers unless it's a dh casing tire. which kind of defeats the purpose of cushcore anyway because the sidewalls are so stiff already. Having ridden cushcore for nearly two years now I can't see myself going back. Also the guys at cushcore are rad people. Always a good time seeing those guys, and that makes the company worth you business.

  14. 're cush core, Ali Clarkson does a really good Video on his you tube channel, and shows how to fit them so easily. I followed this and no problems. Plus when you take out profit and overheads how much of the £40 odd quid represents the quality value of the materials used on the nukeproof? Will they last, how durable are they?

  15. Daddy, Love the show but saying the name is in Native American is like saying, I speak European. It means Chief in Chinook.

  16. Daddy, Could you explain fork offset and how it works with head angle, trail and how it affects performance? Thanks

  17. Ford did a partnership with Kona in the early 2000s. They did a Kona Edition Focus ZX3 hatchback. Basically a Focus with a roof rack, tire tread trim, some logos, brown paint – and a Kona Blast!

    From an article in Super Street magazine:
    "In the market for a new car and a new mountain bike? Now you can have both for one low monthly payment. How could you possibly do that? Easy, silly, with the new Kona Mountain Bike Edition Ford Focus. Ford recently teamed up with Kona Mountain Bikes (whose other bike models sport brain-tickling names like Stinky and Dudu-seriously, we love it) to design and produce 5,000 special-edition Focus packages. What you get: a 2001 model Kona Blast bike (not even available yet except in this package), a bolted-down luggage rack/fork-mount bike rack on the roof, side moldings made of bike tire tread (very cool), easily removable/machine-washable seat covers, serious heavy-duty black rubber floor mats, and-oh yeah-a 2000 Ford Focus."

    Panaracer are still making the Smoke and Dart!

  18. Looking forward to the review on the tire incerts. I have been running procore with some success. I still have managed to crack one rim with it on, but at this price I would go with nukeproof for my next enduro bike

  19. hi all, i know it's a huge ask but in your reading this could you please follow me on Instagram? I'm trying to get to 1k!!! its @kupiecksawery_mtb

  20. Those inserts seem sweet! I look forward to the install video. At that price, I'll be adding them to my Christmas list!

  21. Interesting on the Nukeproof inserts. I've been eyeing PTN Pepi's tyre noodle myself at least for the rear as I am looking at moving to a carbon rim and thought it would be nice to give some rim protection from rock smashes.
    Maybe I try the Nukeproof insert instead but at least there are some affordable options there.

  22. #AskGMBN hey guys love your content. I have a 2017 Kona hei hei 29" and I am looking to upgrade my rear suspension. What would be the best shock for roots and rocks and bumpy trails. and what's the difference between all of the different rock shock monarch line up? Would love your help.

  23. Doddy I am gutted I did not see this video last week, As 2 weekend ago I ripped a hole in the side wall of my back tyre.On the first bit of single track of the ride. I put a bit of old tube inside over the hole & put a tube in & finished off the 40k ride the wife & I were on. I got home to order up a new tyre & looked every were for a tyre insert to try & help out with side wall damage (as this is the 3 tyre I have ripped a hole in the side wall & followed your video on sowing up the side wall to keep using the tyre, But only on the wife's bike but don't tell her). I found the Vittora air liner at just over £50 for one. If I had seen this video I wound have got the NUKEPROOF ARD & got 2 for the same price ish.
    Good video's keep up the good work.

  24. That story about Neil getting all worked up about flats was hilarious. He said he changed his pressure after feeling Sam Hill's tires too. Isn't he a little guy? They don't get flats…

  25. #askgmbn How does doddy get along with those steeper seat tube angles? Im looking at owning a full sus bike in the future but, this new trend with super steep seat angles is driving me away…

  26. Great show. Was wondering when those nuke proof springs would be available, I could not find any info on there site.

  27. @gmbntech @doddy help me out please. I ordered a dtswiss xm 1501 wheelset. But in the front wheel box was a dtswiss M1ANN center lock rear wheel. Chainreactioncycles didnt had that front wheel no more. So i was thinking to sell the "wrong front wheel". But i can find nothing online about this M1ANN wheel, bit a single custom wheel build of a canyon spectral from 2016. What kind of wheel did i get?

  28. I’ve got 21 mm inner width rims, and two questions: are all tire inserts optimized to use with any rim width? And, what would you say are the best inserts to hold my wheel in place while riding hard?

  29. I need to win the syncros give away. Got a brand new carbon epic frame and I need a finishing kit. Doddy better hook me up

  30. After spotting that tandem in the bike cave, any chance we can get a video of the GMBN guys on a tandem mountain bike? I spotted an "old" couple shredding the trails in Surrey hills a few years back and would love to see what you guys could do with one.

  31. Why would anyone buy one of the new Cannondales over a YT Jeffsy? More expensive and it's not even full carbon frame like the YT… same suspension design (difference leverage curve ok, but similar). Makes zero sense.

  32. I wasn’t sure what you meant when you said “the tune of the shock doesn’t change how the shock feels, but it changes what that shock can do to the bike.” Could you please explain #askgmbntech

  33. Off topic! you got a beautiful picture behind you (downhill world cup helmets collection)! where can we find it?

  34. #askgmbntech My bike is 2 years old and I have never done any suspension service. Should I do just a lower leg service or a full one?

  35. I worked for a vw dealer in the UK in the parts dept for 8 years and never came across this version. I reckon it was a US model and was never available in the UK or Europe.

  36. Panaracer Smoke and Dart is available as a reissue, I came very close to buying some, but I've got my eyes on some Fire XC Pros instead. 🙂

  37. I currently use cushcore.
    Where I ride it's very rooty usually muddy. The lower pressure helps with traction and the insert keeps the sidewall stiffer.
    So, working with installation and changing or removing the tire…there is definitely a trick to it.
    Removing can be a real challange, the tough part is getting the bead broken and pushed down into the well of the rim.
    Expect them to put up a good fight and you to drop a few "F" bombs.
    You're knuckles won't be happy either.
    I really believe in the insert theory and plan to try the nukeproof ones, especially at that price!

  38. I have Cushcores. Have worn out 3 rear tyres since install and they must be working ok as I haven't had any issues with my Wheels. The inserts still look in good condition when I change my Tyres.

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