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DRC MX bike lift £36

Ru­pert Paul, MCN con­trib­u­tor 6 months

At £36 this ap­pears to be a cheap, highly por­ta­ble way to get both wheels of a bike off the ground at the same time. How­ever, it only works if your bike has a flat, smooth sump area at least 230mm above the work­shop floor. This is ideal for an en­duro bike, but rules out vir­tu­ally all road bikes, even the ones with a bash plate or a pair of match­ing frame tubes – they are sim­ply too low to get the stand un­derneath. My Yamaha XT660R is only just tall enough to fit on (the stand can ex­tend higher if needed by means of a thread on the sup­port tube). Ac­tu­ally lift­ing the bike is easy enough, even if it’s heav­ier than the rec­om­mended 150kg (my XT weighs about 185kg). As long as you take care the bike ends up sta­ble enough for clean­ing or main­te­nance.

It’s a very handy dirt bike stand. Sadly its height and weight re­stric­tion mean it won’t trans­fer to many road bikes – with the pos­si­ble ex­cep­tion of tallish trailies and some clas­sic light­weight Brit mod­els with cra­dle frames. So it’s of lim­ited use for your av­er­age road rider.

EBC re­place­ment brake discs £174.19 front and rear

Bruce Dunn four months Th­ese are pat­tern re­place­ment discs for my SDR200 project. The Lit­tle Yamaha was never of­fi­cially im­ported to the UK, mean­ing that some of the parts are very dif­fi­cult to source. So I was pleas­antly sur­prised when I dis­cov­ered EBC had them listed and in stock on their web­site. They’re made in Bri­tain to the ex­act same di­men­sions as the orig­i­nals, and are ma­chined out of rolled stain­less steel and coated in zinc to pre­vent cor­ro­sion. They fit per­fectly. All EBC discs are de­signed to be used with their brake pads, so I’ve teamed them up with a set of their or­ganic FA Se­ries pads (£17.02).

They’re a bit costly but it’s the price you have to pay for qual­ity pat­tern parts.

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ebcbrakes­di­rect.com FOU MO R NT HS

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