Backyard Bike Checks: Show Your Bike Some Love and Win

For the past few years, the Bike Hub crew have been bringing you Bike Checks from the Cape Epic.

 

Since things didn’t quite go according to plan this year, we thought we’d turn the focus on the many bikes now confined to garages or spare rooms, dreaming of a life beyond Zwift.

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Introducing Backyard Bike Checks


Yep, it’s pretty much what it says on the box. You showing your bike some love by showing it off (and giving it a wash first). Take some photos of it in your backyard, on a balcony, your spare room or on a couch… anywhere really as long as it is at home.

 

Update: We've extended the competition end date until 30 April 2020 and announced our first winner. Details below.

 

 

Win one of two Muc-Off hampers


Keep your bike in top shape even after lockdown with some goodies from Muc-Off. One lucky participant will win a hamper of bike care products.

 

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Muc-Off Bike Protect
Muc-Off Bike Protect is the ultimate liquid bicycle protection. Preserve and freshen your bike with Bike Protect’s incredible water dispersing action! It’s a perfect ‘all over’, after-wash corrosion inhibitor due to its extremely high oil content.
(1 x can)
mucoff-bike-wash.jpgMuc-Off Nano Tech Bike cleaner
Using our state-of-the-art Nano Tech formula, Muc-Off cuts through grime quicker than you can say “OMG!” regardless of the weather or riding conditions.
(2 x bottles)
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Muc-Off Wet Chain Lube
Muc-Off Wet Chain Lube is an ultra durable, long distance bicycle chain lubricant and oil that’s been specifically formulated to excel over long distances in wet or muddy conditions.
(3 x bottles)

 


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Bonus Prize


Muc-Off No Puncture Hassle
You will never go flat with the Muc-Off No Puncture Hassle. 'No Puncture' is designed and tested to be far superior to tradition vulcanised rubber repairs. 'No Puncture' is an anti-puncture device which instantly seals any hole up to 5mm in diameter.

 

For more info on the Muc-Off range check in with the local distributors, Adventure Inc.

 

 




213 Comments

Matt, Apr 03 2020 10:20

Tips - Uploading photos

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Matt, Apr 03 2020 10:50

I'll start things off.

Say hello to my very stock standard 2019 Specialized Epic Expert Evo. 

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Might be time for a new tyre and some rim decals...  :huh: emergency plug of a hole right on the bead. It's held up pretty well.

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ouzo, Apr 03 2020 11:18

I was planning on pulling all the bikes out for a group photo.

Not going to happen today with the weather here, but will contribute to this thread when I pull them out.

NotSoBigBen, Apr 03 2020 11:25

I was planning on pulling all the bikes out for a group photo.
Not going to happen today with the weather here, but will contribute to this thread when I pull them out.

Show me yours and I'll show you mine [emoji12][emoji12]

Eddy Gordo, Apr 03 2020 11:29

Dman, I need to get my bikes washed!

Pieter1, Apr 03 2020 11:32

My Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail. Can’t post picks of alles as it is in our flat in Kuwait but parts are as follows: 2019 Lyrik RC 2, Fox DPX2, Spank Oozy Trail 345 wheelset, Sram NX 11 Drive train, One Up V.1 dropper, Spank Oozy Pedals, Spank Oozy stem, Spank Spike bars, Spank lock on grips, Spank Oozy seat, Shimano XT M8020 brakes with a 200mm rotor in front and 180mm in the back.

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Edit: One from behind. After I took this pic I adjusted the B screw so the chain tension is better.

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Edit: Saw you need three pics. Before the wash.

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My On one Inbred is a parts bin bike. Old XT cranks, Gusset chainring, Rapide sprocket, Rapide ss chain, Nuke Proof seat post, Wtb Seat, Spank Spike Pedals, Surly Karate Monkey fork, Funn Stem, Spank Spoon Bars, Superstar hubs, Spank Subrosa Rims, XT Brakes 200mm rotor in the front and 180mm in the back.

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Help.Me., Apr 03 2020 11:40

Who is going to show his e-bike first ??  :whistling:  :whistling:

CharldT, Apr 03 2020 11:56

I give you my 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3

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Parts List:

Suspension: 2018 Fox 32 RC2 Fit (3 volume spacers), 2017 Cane Creek Db Ail IL (5 volume spacers)

Drive Train: 170mm Sram GX crank, Sram X1 shifter and derailleur, Sunrace 11-46, KMC chain

Wheelset: Kore Realm 3.0 on Hope Pro 4 with Wheelsmith  spokes and nipples

Brakes: Shimano XT M785, with 180mm Ice Tec Rotors front and rear, metalic finned pads. Updated the brake levers by replacing the plastic pistons with titanium alloy pistons.

Cockpit: Truvativ Black Box Jerome Clementz 750mm Bars, Dartmoor Trail 50mm Stem, ODI Rogue Grips, Lyne 125mm Dropper post with under bar lever and Fabric Line Elite Saddle.

 

Need new rubber and suspension service post lockdown

 

Duane_Bosch, Apr 03 2020 12:05

Are we allowed to post 26ers? My prettiest bike is a 26er.

Pieter1, Apr 03 2020 12:09

I give you my 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3
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Parts List:
Suspension: 2018 Fox 32 RC2 Fit (3 volume spacers), 2017 Cane Creek Db Ail IL (5 volume spacers)
Drive Train: 170mm Sram GX crank, Sram X1 shifter and derailleur, Sunrace 11-46, KMC chain
Wheelset: Kore Realm 3.0 on Hope Pro 4 with Wheelsmith spokes and nipples
Brakes: Shimano XT M785, with 180mm Ice Tec Rotors front and rear, metalic finned pads. Updated the brake levers by replacing the plastic pistons with titanium alloy pistons.
Cockpit: Truvativ Black Box Jerome Clementz 750mm Bars, Dartmoor Trail 50mm Stem, ODI Rogue Grips, Lyne 125mm Dropper post with under bar lever and Fabric Line Elite Saddle.

Need new rubber and suspension service post lockdown

These bikes have always been sexy for me. I like the blue. Sweet bike!!

Eddy Gordo, Apr 03 2020 12:21

I give you my 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3

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Parts List:

Suspension: 2018 Fox 32 RC2 Fit (3 volume spacers), 2017 Cane Creek Db Ail IL (5 volume spacers)

Drive Train: 170mm Sram GX crank, Sram X1 shifter and derailleur, Sunrace 11-46, KMC chain

Wheelset: Kore Realm 3.0 on Hope Pro 4 with Wheelsmith  spokes and nipples

Brakes: Shimano XT M785, with 180mm Ice Tec Rotors front and rear, metalic finned pads. Updated the brake levers by replacing the plastic pistons with titanium alloy pistons.

Cockpit: Truvativ Black Box Jerome Clementz 750mm Bars, Dartmoor Trail 50mm Stem, ODI Rogue Grips, Lyne 125mm Dropper post with under bar lever and Fabric Line Elite Saddle.

 

Need new rubber and suspension service post lockdown

What, no Mongoose in the mix!!!

CharldT, Apr 03 2020 12:25

What, no Mongoose in the mix!!!

haha, the only mongoose left in my stable is in pieces

fanievb, Apr 03 2020 12:28

#VARKHART

 

Frame:  2014 Giant XTC Comp 29er

Fork: 2017 Rockshox REBA RL

Wheelset: Stans Arch Mk3 // Hope4Pro Evo

Tyres:  Vittoria Sugaruao ® // Vittoria Barzo (F)

Handlebar: Ridefarr Farbar

Grips: Red Monkey     

Stem: Giant Contact   

Seatpost: Giant Contact Comp       

Saddle: Ridefarr

Brakes: Shimano XT

Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle

Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle

Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle 10-50

Crankarms: Shimano XT

Chainring: Rapide OVL 34t

Pedals: Look S-track      

Bottle cages: Lezyne Flow –side entry

Other: Giant Garmin Mount w GoPro intergration

           Token Ninja BB

           Custom Mudguard

           Specialized SWAT Chain Breaker

 

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NotSoBigBen, Apr 03 2020 12:30

Are we allowed to post 26ers? My prettiest bike is a 26er.

Nah ....a46b1c9ff4283ca0cdbb14cf27b66000.jpg

CAAD4, Apr 03 2020 12:40

Are we allowed to post 26ers? My prettiest bike is a 26er.


If you have to ask....

ouzo, Apr 03 2020 12:55

Are we allowed to post 26ers? My prettiest bike is a 26er.

I shall be posting pics of a 26er as well as a 650b

I am prepared for full BikeHub Lockout

Super Sywurm, Apr 03 2020 12:58

Look at all these shiny bikes.  It seems that people have time to wash their bikes. :thumbup:

Me rida my bicycle, Apr 03 2020 01:11

Scott Spark 940
since I have bought her I only did a 2 day race and another short ride before the lockdown so needless to say I am dieing to go for a ride. I have changed more things than I have had rides on her.

Upgraded wheels to Flow on Hope pro 4,
Fat Maxxis EXO rubber,
Crank to XO1 carbon,
Seat to Fabric scoop
And ESI extra chunky grips.

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CharldT, Apr 03 2020 01:17

Not sure if multiple bikes uploads are allowed...

but here is my 2014 Merida Big 7 CF Team

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Parts List:

Suspension: 2014 Rockshox Sid XX

Drive Train: 175mm Shimano Xt crank with 34T oval, XT M8000 shifter and derailleur, Sunrace 11-50, SLX chain

Wheelset: WTB Frequency I 23 on Stans 3.30 with Alpina double butted spokes and nipples

Brakes: Avid Elixir 5, with 180mm HS1 front and 170mm HS1 rear, semi metalic pads.

Cockpit: Raceface Next 725mm Bars, Funn Stryge 70mm Stem, Spank spoon grips, Xfusion Hilo 100mm Dropper and Fizik Tundra 2 Saddle.

Slowbee, Apr 03 2020 01:18

I give you my 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3

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Parts List:

Suspension: 2018 Fox 32 RC2 Fit (3 volume spacers), 2017 Cane Creek Db Ail IL (5 volume spacers)

Drive Train: 170mm Sram GX crank, Sram X1 shifter and derailleur, Sunrace 11-46, KMC chain

Wheelset: Kore Realm 3.0 on Hope Pro 4 with Wheelsmith  spokes and nipples

Brakes: Shimano XT M785, with 180mm Ice Tec Rotors front and rear, metalic finned pads. Updated the brake levers by replacing the plastic pistons with titanium alloy pistons.

Cockpit: Truvativ Black Box Jerome Clementz 750mm Bars, Dartmoor Trail 50mm Stem, ODI Rogue Grips, Lyne 125mm Dropper post with under bar lever and Fabric Line Elite Saddle.

 

Need new rubber and suspension service post lockdown

Who cares about the bike, look at the green grass! From Gordons Bay nogal !

CharldT, Apr 03 2020 01:20

Who cares about the bike, look at the green grass! From Gordons Bay nogal !

haha, that the only small alive and green patch. My staffie destroyed the rest. Only rough my bike will see in awhile is the longish grass. must probably mow the lawn tomorrow, seeing that I cant go ride

CAAD4, Apr 03 2020 01:38

I shall be posting pics of a 26er as well as a 650b
I am prepared for full BikeHub Lockout


Some Oaks are tendering for bans around here, with this 26er talk. There is a vintage thread somewhere... Don't make me press the report button.

Headshot, Apr 03 2020 02:44

This bike is the cleanest its ever been since new. I've just replaced the rear derailleur cable which required dismantling the suspension pivot to get the outer through the chainstay. It was easy enough to get it out of the cable port up top thanks to the removable covers the frame uses. I broke the chain on my other bike and looked for a worn replacement for it. This bike donated its original chain, now over 2 years old, which had just reached 50% wear and its now running sweetly on my 10 speed hard tail. I bough the cheapest SRAM chain I could find at R285 odd for this bike and its working great. I also replaced the derailleur hanger recently. The wheels are new. The rims were cheap and the rear one has taken  huge strain already but at least I have proper 32 spoke hubs front and rear. I'm looking at getting a narrower stronger rim out back. tyres are Aggressor EXO's at both ends. The front is on backwards - done by accident, but I've left it and if anything it grips better than it ever has. For our local rocky and dry trails I find the tread on the aggressor quite grippy enough but I'm keen to experiment a bit this winter.. The Yari fork has been brilliant - I upped the travel to 180mm and it just works, consistently. Brakes are the standard Guide R's which I hated initially but now quite like. The rear brake needs a warranty replacement for the dreaded "sticking piston when hot" issue. Front pads are still original. The grips are Nukeproof Horizons and match the Spaz top cap colour from my previous Enduro. I liked the Ripmo AF bike name so I made an AF decal for my bike from an old Race Face sticker. The dropper post has already had a service - see the shiny label... Got the bike from Revolution who helped me brilliantly with the warranty claim on my old frame.


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Waynemol, Apr 03 2020 03:06

My current daily rider - 2010 Raleigh spinning bike with garmin speed and cadence sensor

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kk6gan, Apr 03 2020 03:16

My Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail. Can’t post picks of alles as it is in our flat in Kuwait but parts are as follows: 2019 Lyrik RC 2, Fox DPX2, Spank Oozy Trail 345 wheelset, Sram NX 11 Drive train, One Up V.1 dropper, Spank Oozy Pedals, Spank Oozy stem, Spank Spike bars, Spank lock on grips, Spank Oozy seat, Shimano XT M8020 brakes with a 200mm rotor in front and 180mm in the back.

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Edit: One from behind. After I took this pic I adjusted the B screw so the chain tension is better.

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My On one Inbred is a parts bin bike. Old XT cranks, Gusset chainring, Rapide sprocket, Rapide ss chain, Nuke Proof seat post, Wtb Seat, Spank Spike Pedals, Surly Karate Monkey fork, Funn Stem, Spank Spoon Bars, Superstar hubs, Spank Subrosa Rims, XT Brakes 200mm rotor in the front and 180mm in the back.



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Daaaaaamn, that GG Megatrail is a thing of beauty! Does it ride as good as it looks?