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  1. Glad I listened to the users here!

    I've had my VR for almost 7 weeks now. I was 'lucky' enough to get laid off from my old job within a few days of the purchase, so I've had plenty of time to ride - just over 215km showing so far. The only problems I've hit (apart from the paint finish) have been the battery disconnecting -...
  2. second proper clean, paintwork is awful!

    So I'm a couple of weeks into E-sommet VR ownership, and I'm enjoying how the bike rides. I was pretty shocked to see how bad the paintwork is on the frame though - especially the crossbar. I'm not aggressive when it comes to cleaning. I use muc-off & a soft brush on the heavily soiled bits...
  3. Bike park wales today

    I was chatting regularly with the lad in charge of uplifts today, and apparently there were two guys on EBikes who hadn't paid to enter the park! We saw them on the uplift road. One fella on a Vitus, the other on a haibike. That takes 'cheating' to a whole new level...
  4. gear indexing

    So I've pretty much got my E-sommet VR ready for it's first proper ride (bought from CRC). I couldn't check the cassette lockring torque because I don't have the tool - it'll hopefully arrive tomorrow. I spent a good 15 minutes checking the shifter operation on the workstand after reading...
  5. SOLD 2018 Focus Jam2 plus Ltd: £1800

    Bike / Product Year: 2018 Manufacturer: Focus Model: Jam2 plus Ltd Asking Price: £1700 Size: LARGE Description: Hi, Due to a severe case of upgrade-itis, my 2018 Focus jam2 plus Ltd is for sale. I've owned this beast for a little over 2 months and it's been a hoot. I originally bought it for...
  6. Stick, upgrade, change? (upgrade-itis)

    I've been riding my Jam2 plus pro a lot since I got it in March. I'm learning and pushing and it's been a hoot so far. My riding has been a balance of local trails & bike parks. I'm starting to tackle bigger obstacles at higher speeds. My Jam2 is completely stock, suspension wise, and I can't...
  7. brakes - upgrade or bleed?

    During last night's ride, on a tarmac section, I noticed that my rear brake didn't have enough power to lock the rear wheel, even if I put all my weight over the handlebars. Even with me off the bike and pushing, with the lever pulled almost right in, the wheel wouldn't lock. Both levers feel...
  8. Pedal strikes

    I had a few clangers this morning - directly into the rhs crank arm. Bad enough to score the alloy! Is this something I should be worried about?
  9. Thule bike adapters for an easybase 949

    I thought I'd ask here; I already have a thule 949 easybase towbar mounted carrier for my transit camper. It came with the bike adapter rails & wheel clamps - but they're not big enough for the 2.8 inch recon+ tyres on my Jam2. I was wondering if anyone here knows of bigger wheel clamps...
  10. Warranty transfer? Is this normal?

    The original owner of my Focus Jam2 purchased it new from Rutland Cycling in January this year - it's just over 3 months old. So in theory, there should be 21 months of warranty left? Apparently not! After enquiring with Focus bikes on FB, Focus will only acknowledge warranty claims in the...
  11. replacement spare wheelsets

    I attempted to swap over my Maxxis recons for Schwalbe Big Bens yesterday. I managed to do the front, but trapped the rear inner tube under the bead, ripping a hole in it once the bead seated on the rim. It took me over an hour and was a pig of a job. I think my idea of changing them back for...
  12. Talk some sense into me (HT vs FS)!

    Here's the dilemma. I used to have a cube HPA race 500 hard tail for commuting up until about a year ago. It was great, and pretty handy off-road on gentle singletrack stuff. Then my Daughter arrived and I found I didn't have time to ride for fun anymore. And I rarely used it for commuting, so...