Archive for October, 2010

Tionghin’s Mountain Bike Servicing Package


A mountain bike servicing will always be essential if you want to maintain your bike for maximum life and performance. A well maintained bike performs at its best and also ensures that your components last longer. All the training in the world won’t help if you get a mechanical fault in a big race, so limit those chances by being well prepared. We provide an overhaul bike service which involves stripping your bike down to the frame and its components.

Full Mountain Bike Service at $100 for hardtail and Full Mountain Bike Service at $120 for full suspension.

Overall process done during the overhaul of your bike,

Wheelset

  • Clean and lube internal bearings
  • Clean and lube internal freehub or spring/pawls mechanism
  • Clean entire wheelset
  • Alignment dishing of wheelset and spokes tension
  • Disassembly at first and assembly of tires and inner tubes in the end of process

Drive Train

  • Clean and lube chain
  • Clean and lube rear derailleur including Jockey wheels bearings and bushing
  • Clean and lube Cassette
  • Clean and lube front derailleur
  • Clean and lube Crank chainring and pedal thread
  • Clean and lube Bottom bracket bearings and shell

Disc Brakes

  • Clean and align piston of disc caliper
  • Clean and lub seals of caliper piston
  • Clean brake pads
  • Bleed brake system if necessary
  • Alignment of caliper to rotor
  • Dishing of rotor

V Brakes

  • Clean brake pads
  • Clean and lube V brake caliper and springs
  • Alignment of V brake to rim

Frame

  • Clean and lube fork seals external
  • Clean and lube headset bearings
  • Clean and lube bottom bracket treads
  • Full-sus frame will be stripped entirely and overhaul of pivot bearings to clean and lube

Cockpit

  • Clean and lube all necessary bolts and pivot points
  • Shifter internal mechanism will be clean and lube
  • Shifter inner cables will be clean with pressure and lube

Final

  • Pedal bearings or bushing will be clean and lub
  • Torque level of bolts will be torque to specific manufacture specifications
  • Set up and assemble entire bike completely and ensuring safety by testing all necessary test on the bike to little details on all bearings and moving pivots on the bike!

*Please note all service charges are for labour only, and any parts required will be at additional cost.

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Transition Bottle Rocket!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Transition Bottle Rocket!
Custom custom customize! Read more below..


The final complete build!


Fox DHX 5.0 for the roots in the trail!


The cockpit with Shimano Pro Atherton Oversize Stem, Shimano Pro Athertons handlebar. Sram X7 shifters and Hope Mono brakes. Deity Components Enoki Flanged Lock On Grips.


2011 Rock Shox Lyric RC2DH, Mission Control DH. Hope Pro 2 hubs with wheelsmith spokes and Mavic EX721 rims!


Deity Components Vendetta Crankset with Deity Components Alibi LT Sprocket, supported by E13 LG1. Also Deity Components Decoy Pedals for the foot grip!


Sram X7 rear derailleur with SRAM PG990 Cassette 9sp, and SRAM PC991 Chain 9sp.

Components List
Frame: Transition Bottle Rocket with Fox DHX 5.0
Fork: 2011 Rock Shox, Lyrik RC2DH – Solo Air 170mm/Maxle Lite 20mm axle
Headset: FSA integrated headset
Wheels: Hope Pro 2 Front 20mm (32hole), 135mm x 9mm Rear Hope Pro 2 hubs(36hole), Mavic EX721, Wheelsmith spokes with Wheelsmith brass nipples, Hope Red Stainless steel Quick release
Tires: Intense Rubber 2.3 Front and Back
Saddle: –
Bar: Shimano Pro Athertons mid rise Handlebar
Grip: Deity Components Enoki Flanged Lock On grips
Crank: Deity Components Vendetta Cranks
Brake: Hope Mono brakes
Rotor: Hope 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(front) and Hope 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(rear)
Stem: Shimano Pro Atherton, 70mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Truvativ Team seatpost
Pedal: Deity Components Decoy Pedals
Cassette: SRAM PG990 Cassette 9sp 11t – 32t
Shifters: Sram X7
Rear derailleur: Sram X7
Front derailleur: None
Chain Guide Device: E-13 LG1
Chain: SRAM PC991 Chain 9sp

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Manitou Circus Comp DJ Fork Review at Crankzone!

Manitou Circus Comp DJ Fork Review at Crankzone!

Here is a suspension fork that’s so much fun that the folks at Manitou even sent it out with a clown nose! Manitou has managed to integrate fun as well as technology into a new DJ (dirt jump) fork called the Circus. Richard Travis from Manitou told me part of the fun was to find an artist from outside the bike industry to put a unique and fresh spin on things. As Richard put it “(We wanted to) capture something different and non-bike like, something challenging but weird enough to remind you that the freaks are out there.” Very cool. The artist opted to use almost Python-esque graphics of clowns and other related paraphernalia which I was more than happy to adorn my fork with.

On the technical side of things, Manitou has two versions: the Circus Comp which I am reviewing and the more advanced Circus Expert. The Comp version that I received features 32mm 4130 chromoly stanchions that look like they can take a beating; and not just any kind of beating, but a full on gang brawl. The chromoly ensures this fork will last a long time, withstanding hundreds of hits and jumps. To keep the internals from bashing themselves to bits, Manitou added a unique dual bottom out bumper arrangement, an extra measure of protection for coming off big jumps and going into full compression.

The Circus also has a new casting for its lowers which increases strength, stiffness, and durability. Manitou went and tweaked their new Absolute+ damper and tuned it specifically for jumping, increasing the high-speed compression dampening a touch. You can jump with the Circus in lockout all day long without damaging the internals thanks to its high-speed shim stack (you probably wouldn’t want to do this, but for lazy folks it’s possible).

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Jon Wells, one of the shredders who did some of the initial testing on the Circus (other riders like Dustin Greenall, Steve Romaniuk, and Garett Buehler rock the Circus DJ as well). Jon has put in some time on this fork and gave me a few pointers on setting it up. With his suggestions in mind and after a few hours riding the fork myself, I managed to get my Circus dialed in super fine.

Setting up the Circus Comp was rather easy. It took about half an hour to get the steering tube measured, cut, and star nut installed. It took another 15 minutes to get the fork on the bike and the front brake attached. Make sure you follow all instructions and torque settings for optimal results.

The Comp is a coil spring pre-load unit which does not require air to set. I found a few clicks (clockwise) was enough to get the right amount of sag (I personally use very little with this shock). The adjustment on the pre-load along with the spring that is supplied is good enough for riders up to about 220lb. During the winter months when I’m not riding every day my weight tends to migrate to nearly 200lbs and this fork works well for me.

After setting up the pre-load, I like to work on setting the compression (ABS+) knob. I typically turn mine in all the way to lockout then back it off about 3 clicks. In terms of rebound I prefer to set things right smack in the middle. I find this combination of compression and rebound settings works best, giving me a fork that has just enough give in it to take the sting out of almost anything while still giving me full feedback from the course.

I really loved the quick response of the Circus, especially running around the pump track. I found the fork was always working for me rather than trying to play catch up as I cycled the fork up and down over the track. If you take a peek at the video below, paying close attention to the fork as it’s rolling over the pump track, you can see that it tracks perfectly without bouncing. This is a great trait for any fork to have: the fork is holding your mass up while controlling and isolating the movement of the bike. In the case of poor tracking you would see unwanted movement which often feels as if the front end goes mushy.

For a fork that is under $400, the Circus Comp is tough to beat. The fork works perfectly, it tracks well on the pump track and off the jumps, and I have to say it puts a big smile on my face. If you’re planning on hitting the local jump park frequently I would recommend you give this fork a close look. As an added bonus you get some really fresh graphics to make the fork uniquely your own. And don’t forget your clown nose!

Circus Expert Specs

  • Weight: 4.7lbs/2133grams
  • Travel: 80, 100mm & 130mm
  • Legs: 32mm Stanchions straight wall 7050 Aluminum
  • Spring: Firm (extra firm available in Aftermarket) w/Air preload
  • Damper: ABS+, lockout & rebound adjust
  • Hub/ Axle: 20mm Hex Lock
  • Features: Double bottom out bumpers, 4 decal sheets and clown nose
  • Cost:US MSRP $449
  • Straight 1-1/8″ steer, 6 inch post mounts

Circus Comp Specs

  • Weight: 5.3lbs/2406grams
  • Travel: 80 & 100mm
  • Chassis: 32mm Stanchions straight wall 4130 Chrome Moly
  • Spring: Firm (extra firm available in Aftermarket) w/ mechanical preload
  • Damper: ABS+ , lockout & rebound adjust
  • Hub/ Axle: 20mm Hex Lock
  • Features: Double bottom out bumpers, 4 decal sheets and clown nose
  • Cost:US MSRP $399
  • Straight 1-1/8″ steer, 6 inch post mounts

I like to thank the folks at Manitou for providing the Circus DJ Comp for review.

Available soon at Tionghin from Manitou!

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2010 Eurobike: Hayes Bicycle Group – Prime Disc Brake – Expert and Pro

Hayes announced the coming of the PRIME brake some time ago and it looks like things are finally falling into place. Check inside for a video overview as well as product highlights on the Prime Pro and Prime Expert disc brakes.


Joel runs through the details behind the Hayes Prime Expert / Pro disc brake

The Prime is designed to offer tool free contact/reach adjustment and increased braking power over their Stroker brake. They’ve developed a new rotor as well to match this new brake.


Hayes Prime Pro Brakeset.

Hayes Prime Pro

  • Tool Free Dead Stroke (essentially pad contact point adjustment)
  • Hayes premium disc hose
  • Two piece floating rotor standard
  • Titanium hardware (clamp screws, bridge bolts, mount bolts)
  • Anodized aluminum hardware (mount washer, banjo, banjo bolt, pivot bolt, pad pin)
  • Lazer etched graphics
  • Titacon lever bushing
  • Sintered metallic pads
  • standard hose grommets
  • Titanium push rod
  • Premium finish
  • claimed 385g


Hayes Prime Expert Brakeset.

Hayes Prime Expert

  • Tool Free Dead Stroke (essentially pad contact point adjustment)
  • Hayes standard disc hose
  • Stamped stainless disc rotor
  • steel/aluminum hardware (clamp screws, bridge bolts, mount bolts)
  • steel hardware (mount washer, banjo, banjo bolt, pivot bolt, pad pin)
  • Pad printed graphics
  • Titacon lever bushing
  • Semi-metallic pads
  • no hose grommets
  • Steel push rod
  • claimed 415g

Rotor sizes

  • V5 – 140mm
  • V6 – 160mm
  • V7 – 180mm
  • V8 – 203mm
  • V9 – 224g

Available soon at Tionghin!!!!!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Gt Avalanche women edition!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Gt Avalanche women edition!
A gift for the wife… Andy’s wife must be really happy with it! Read more below…..


The complete build…!


The front of the complete build.


Wheels lacing with Sun Ringle Pink Camo MTX33 with Pillar Gold TI spokes and Chris King Pink ISO hubs! Manitou R7 MRD ABS fork for the front absorber.


Cockpit well with Thomson Elite stem, Race Face Next SL carbon handlebar, Sram XO pink shifters with Hope TechX2 pink brakes for the braking!! Lizard Skin pink grips.


Classic GT headbage logo and Chris King inset headset.


Race Face team crankset, Sram X-9 front derailleur, Xpedo Titanium City road pedal in pink!


Sram XO pink rear derailleur, Sram XO pink cassette, KMC X9SL chain.


Hope floating pink flower rotor to finish off the TechX2 brakes.


Great matching colours!

Components List
Frame: Gt Avalanche women edition in XS size
Fork: Mnaitou R7 MRD, 100mm, ABS, 9mm standard axle
Headset: Chris King Inset headset
Wheels: Chris King ISO Front, 135mm x 9mm Rear hubs, Sun Ringle MTX33 Pink Camo Rim, Pillar Gold TI spokes with Wheelsmith brass nipples
Tires: Continental Race King SuperSonic 2.2 Front and Back
Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
Bar: Race Face Next SL carbon riser Handlebar
Grip: Lizard Skin Pink grips
Crank: Race Face Team Cranks
Brake: Hope TechX2 Pink brakes
Rotor: Hope 6 bolt floating Disc, 160mm(front) and Hope 6 bolt floating Disc, 160mm(rear)
Stem: Thomson Elite, 100mm length, 25.4mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite seatpost
Pedal: Xpedo Titanium City road pink pedal
Cassette: Sram XO Pink cassette 11t – 34t
Shifters: Sram XO Pink
Rear derailleur: Sram XO Pink
Front derailleur: Sram X-9
Chain Guide Device: None
Chain: KMC X9SL Gold chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Annual sale for 2010 Manitou Fork at GREAT discount prices!!!

2010 Manitou R7 @ $780, $840(w MILO) Price on sale at $600 and $650(w MILO)!
Absolute + damper technology to provide externally adjustable low-speed damping, and internally tuneable high-speed damping.

  • Intended for XC, or Cross Country
  • TS Air Spring: Linearity and Plushness
  • Travel: 100mm
  • Axle: 9mm Standard
  • Brake: Disc Specific
  • Steerer Tube: Alloy
  • Stanchions: 30mm Aluminum
  • Crown: Hollow Crown for Light Weight
  • Size: 26″
  • Option: With/Without MILO
  • Weight: 1584g
  • Colour: Gloss White, or Gloss Black

2010 Manitou R7 MRD @ $1030 Price on sale at $780! Carbon MRD at $900!
Absolute + damper cartridge technology to provide light weight, externally adjustable low-speed damping, and internally tuneable high-speed damping.

  • Intended for XC, or Cross Country
  • TS Air Spring: Linearity and Plushness
  • Travel: 100mm
  • Axle: 9mm Standard
  • Brake: Disc Specific
  • Steerer Tube: Alloy
  • Stanchions: 30mm Aluminum
  • Crown: Deep Bore Hollow Crown for Lighter Weight
  • Size: 26″
  • Without MILO
  • Weight: 1408g
  • Colour: Gloss White, Gloss Black, or Carbon ($1200)

2010 Manitou Minute @ $720 Price on sale at $600!
Absolute + damper cartridge technology to provide light weight, externally adjustable low-speed damping, and internally tuneable high-speed damping.

  • Intended for XC, Trail, or All-Mountain
  • HexLock Axle: Improved Steering Precision
  • MARS Air Spring: Light Weight, Suppleness of a Coil Spring
  • Travel: 100, 120, 140m, or 140 IT (travel adjust)
  • Axle: 9mm Standard & 20mm Hex
  • Brake: Disc Only
  • Steerer Tube: Alloy
  • Stanchions: 32mm Aluminum
  • Crown: Hollow Crown for Light Weight
  • Size: 26″
  • Without MILO
  • Weight: 1640g (100mm), 1670g (120mm), 1705g (140mm), or 1750g (140mm IT, $810)
  • Colour: Gloss White, or Gloss Black

2010 Manitou MRD Minute @ $1010 Price on sale at $850!
Absolute + damper cartridge technology to provide light weight, externally adjustable low-speed damping, and internally tuneable high-speed damping.

  • Intended for Cross Country, Trail, or All-Mountain
  • Coil Spring: Linearity, and Plushness
  • Travel: 100, or 130mm
  • Axle: 9mm, or 20mm Hex
  • Brake: Disc Specific
  • Steerer Tube: Alloy
  • Stanchions: 32mm Steel
  • Crown: Hollow Crown for Light Weight
  • Size: 26″
  • Without MILO
  • Weight: 1550g (100mm), or 1690g (130mm)
  • Colour: Gloss White, or Gloss Black

2010 Manitou Drake @ $520 Price on sale at $430!
Absolute + damper cartridge technology for externally adjustable low-speed damping, and internally tuneable high-speed damping.

  • Intended for XC, Trail, or All Mountain
  • HexLock axle: Improved Steering Precision
  • ACT Air Spring: Linearity of a Coil Spring with Adjustable Perload
  • Travel: 100, or 130mm
  • Axle: 9mm Standard & 20mm Hex
  • Brake: Disc Only
  • Steerer Tube: Steel
  • Stanchions: 32mm Aluminum
  • Crown: Deep Bore Hollow Crown for Lighter Weight
  • Size: 26″
  • Without MILO
  • Weight: 1970g (100mm), or 2000g (130mm)
  • Colour: Gloss White, or Gloss Black

2010 Manitou Match @ $440 Price on sale at $380!
Absolute + damper cartridge technology to provide light weight, externally adjustable low-speed damping, and internally tuneable high-speed damping.

  • Intended for XC, Trail, or All Mountain
  • HexLock axle: Improved Steering Precision
  • MARS Air Spring: Light weight, Suppleness of a Coil Spring
  • Travel: 100, or 130mm
  • Axle: 9mm Standard & 20mm Hex
  • Brake: Post Mount Only
  • Steerer Tube: Alloy
  • Stanchions: 32mm Aluminum
  • Crown: Deep Bore Hollow Crown for Lighter Weight
  • Size: 26″
  • Without MILO
  • Weight: 2305g (100mm), or 2400g (130mm)
  • Colour: Gloss White, or Gloss Black

Hurry down to Tionghin while stock last! Limited set.

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Intense 951!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Intense 951 with custom anodize linkage!
Been months since the bike arrives at the door step for Henry and today its here with custom parts all and completely build!


The complete build!


The complete build upfront!


Rock Shox Boxxer World cup with FSA gravity direct mount stem and Sunline V1 handlebar with ODI Rouge grip. Saint shifters and Avid code brakeset to complete the front cockpit!


Wheelset are laced with Hadley DH 20mm front and 150mm x 12mm rear on a Mavic EX823 with DT competition spokes.


Hutchinson 2.3 tubeless tires running Joes sealant.


The Intense Headbage…


Shimano Saint cassette on 28t to 11t, Saint SS shadow rear derailleur with Sram PC991 9 speed chain.


FOX DHX RC4 with DSP TI spring, Shimano Saint crankset with E-13 LG1+ chain guide.

Components List
Frame: Intense 951 with custom anodize linkage
Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer, 203mm, World Cup, 20mm thru axle
Headset: Cane Creek Integrated headset
Wheels: Hadley DH20mm Front, 150mm x 12mm Rear hubs, Mavic EX823 Rim, DT competition spokes with DT brass nipples
Tires: Hutchinson 2.3 tubeless tires running Joes sealant Front and Back
Saddle: Prologo
Bar: Sunline Vone OS riser Handlebar
Grip: ODI Rogue lock on grips
Crank: Shimano Saint crank in 83mm
Brake: Avid Code
Rotor: Avid G3 6 bolt Disc, 203mm(front) and Avid G3 6 bolt Disc, 203mm(rear)
Stem: FSA Gravity, 40mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter direct mount stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite seatpost
Pedal: Shimano DX M647 Clipless SPD Pedals
Cassette: Shimano Saint 11t-28t
Shifters: Shimano Saint
Rear derailleur: Shimano Saint SS shadow
Front derailleur: None
Chain Guide Device: E-13 LG1 plus
Chain: Sram PC991 9speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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