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New MTB for under 400 $ (buying cheap)

Buying new, cheap mountain bicycle (MTB) for under 400 dollars

Updated: 07/05/2021. Which mountain bicycle (MTB from now) to buy if you only have $ 400? Based on today’s prices, that’s considered rather cheap, so in this article I’ll recommend “the least bad” models in this price range. Contents: Introduction What kind of MTB to seek for under $ 400? 29-inch wheels MTB for under … Read more

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Shimano XTR M9100 – (honest) overview of a new 12 speed MTB groupset

Shimano XTR M9100 new Shimano MTB groupset - review, technical specifications etc.

Updated: 19/01/2021. In the summer of 2018, a new MTB groupset Shimano XTR M9100 saw the ligth of day. What are the first impressions? What do the technical specifications look like? What has changed? In this post I’ll give an overview of the new XTR M9100 groupset. Rear chainrings are often referred to by a … Read more

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Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 03 – 300 km – painting the bicycle

Painting a bicycle

Updated: 09/09/2020. Previous posts from this test: Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 02 After the first 300 kilometres there were no more problems – all was working perfectly. It was the time for the first chain lubing – since the factory grease was done after 300 km. However, … Read more

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Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 02

New cheap BSO-bicycle long term test

Updated: 25/04/2019. Previous part: Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01 First 100 km and first problems. 1st problem – all the left original bolts started loosening All the bolts that weren’t replaced, or “reinforced” with nylon locking nuts, during the first service, got loose and it all started rattling. During the first service, the … Read more