Bikethrasher

I'm a Trail rider through and through.
I'm never satisfied, Thus I am constantly searching for the perfect trail bike. This being the case. I spend lots of time and money demoing bikes. I generally don't comment on bikes unless I've ridden them. I sacrifice pretty much everything for the sake of owning really nice bikes.

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Bikethrasher yoannbarelli's article
Jun 28, 2016 at 21:09
Jun 28, 2016
Stage 16 at Trans-Provence with Yoann Barelli - Video
That's a real track. Loose raw and unpredictable. The way it should be.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Jun 24, 2016 at 20:43
Jun 24, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Can Today's Mid-Travel Trail Bike Be Significantly Improved?
Do our bikes really need bigger training wheels?
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Jun 13, 2016 at 6:49
Jun 13, 2016
Devinci Troy Carbon RR - Review
I was hoping to ride the Carbon but they only had a Medium. So I just Demoed the aluminum framed Troy and it was and absolute blast. It's a bit heavier but the thing ripped. Dropping the fork made a big difference in its climbing for me. A CC Double Barrel with the climb switch would be a nice upgrade though. Especially if you climb a lot of fire roads.
Bikethrasher liammurphyfilms's article
May 5, 2016 at 4:44
May 5, 2016
Ambitions, Featuring Emily Batty: Episode 6 - Video
I broke my index finger many years ago and starting using my middle finger to brake and never went back. It seems to give me better grip when I brake. To each their own though.
Bikethrasher RockyMountainBicycles's video
Apr 30, 2016 at 11:36
Apr 30, 2016
video
It's time to put away the fancy bikes! Dig out an old steel Hardtail with a crappy fork and barely working brakes and gasp 26" wheels. You will feel alive again. Best thing I've done in years.

Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Apr 28, 2016 at 17:19
Apr 28, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
@RichardCunningham: So what your saying is that Shimano is working on a gear box. That would explain why they have been so far behind Sram as of late. If anybody can do it well they can.
Bikethrasher vernonfelton's article
Apr 17, 2016 at 7:00
Apr 17, 2016
Magura's New MT Trail Brake - Sea Otter 2016
@MaxAlary: I've bled many many sets of brakes mostly Shimano and Formula. Some older Maguras and a couple sets of Avids without any major issues. Take a second and Google Magura brake issues and see what you get. Maybe it's the same issue you have with your Formulas. Which I find odd because I have a set of R1s that are now 5 seasons old and I barely have to touch them. I haven't have to blead them since in installed them. I sold by friend a used set of The Ones for his DH bike. To replace Avids. He then got a set of Saints. Which by any standard are really good brakes. He switched back to the Ones because they had more power didn't fade as much and never needed bled. I get your point on shop guys not always being on point. But the Magura Rep and factory Techs couldn't get a good bleed on those brakes. Sorry but that's inexcusable. If you can't make your own product work you shouldn't be selling it......
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Apr 16, 2016 at 20:05
Apr 16, 2016
6 Questions with Danny MacAskill - Sea Otter 2016
Danny and Chris in the same video.
Bikethrasher vernonfelton's article
Apr 16, 2016 at 5:38
Apr 16, 2016
Magura's New MT Trail Brake - Sea Otter 2016
Couldn't agree more. I bought a set of MT7s from my local shop. I couldn't get them to bleed right. So took them back to the shop. Who before they even started said they were the biggest pain in the ass to bleed. They tried for several hours with no luck. Just so happened the Magura rep was in town. He spent several more hours trying to bleed them with no success and got my whole and I mean whole new carbon bike covered in mineral oil. Next we sent them back to Magura. They show up 3 weeks later. They seemed ok but had shit for power. Luckily for me my local shop where I bought them agreed to take them back and refund my money. I will not buy another Set of Magura brakes. Buyers beware check USER reviews before you buy bike parts.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Feb 25, 2016 at 22:21
Feb 25, 2016
Will 2016 Be the Year of the 29er? - Opinion
All this does is make me want to ride my beater 26" steel Hardtail even more.
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