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 mikekazimer's article
Jan 17, 2017 at 5:51
1 days
HT T1 Pedals - Review
Exactly I paid $50.00 for my most recent set of XTRs. They are easily found for around $80-90 dollars. XTs are in the $60-80 dollar range and as little as $40.
Bikethrasher parker-squires's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 14:09
Jan 13, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Maintain Your Full Suspension Frame?
@t1000: I agree to that. But with the wacky weather we have here in Colorado lately. I rode fresh pow this morning and managed to get in a quick ride this afternoon. Good Day of riding
Bikethrasher cedric-gracia's article
Jan 6, 2017 at 12:30
Jan 6, 2017
C├ędric Gracia's Santa Cruz Hightower Bike Setup - Video
@Racer951: Have you ridden a DJ on regular trails? I ride mine everywhere and it's hands down the best cornering bike I have ever thrown a leg over. So naturally getting that seat out of the way helps me. Adding a 170mm dropper to my trail bike made a big difference in how fast I can go through a corner. Who are you to tell me what length post I use? I'll put whatever parts on my bike I want. That's what's great about bikes. Find out what works for you. Not Bikeshop Guy, not Internet guy, not your friends, you. Thankfully the industry isn't listening to short sighted people like you.
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Jan 6, 2017 at 7:23
Jan 6, 2017
New Year, New You? - Opinion
Continue to hoard 26" tires. Finally upgrade my useless rear shock. Fully accept that I will be riding my current bike for many more years. Ride with my kids. Spend more time rock climbing it's the best thing I've ever done to improve strength on the bike. Continue to not ride my road bike. Sell all the kids toys so we can afford to buy them new bikes. Road trips. Lots of road trips. Thanksgiving out on Sand Flats in Moab. Demo some bikes. Maybe I'll actually ride one good enough to make me sacrifice all other spending for a year or two. So I can actually afford it
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 10:10
Jan 5, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
As usual we all need to read between the lines here. SRAM and Shimano are both telling us they already have a production ready gearbox, but won't release it until they have sucked the derailleur pit dry. In my opinion SRAMs Eagle drivetrain is as good as a derailleur system can probably get. Yes you can add electric motors and what not but as far as gear range, shifting, and reliability are concerned. How much better can it get. I've barely touched my XX1 Drivetrain in the last 3 years. Of year round use. On the other hand my wife's Shimano stuff requires constant attention. But that's a different story. So what I am getting at here is the evolution of derailleurs is almost at its peak. When it tops out. Both Sram and Shimano will release game changing gearboxes. Probably sooner than they would like you to realize. Constantly changing standards have guaranteed them revenue. Nobody in this business wants to kill that cash cow. I can see it now Pink Bikers bitching that the new Vulture 1 gearbox. That has 20% less drag and is 138grams lighter than the Condor1. Won't fit in last seasons frames. To make matters even worse the DiB XTR box only fit one Pivot frame. But supossably the DiB XT would fit at least a dozen frames. First world problems. Poor Mtn bikers we have it so bad???? Start saving you beer money ???? because bikes are about to get stupid expensive. On the plus side 26" wheels will again reign Supreme. It will be sicentificly proven that they require less watts to turn. Making up for lost watts in the gearbox. In turn making them more efficient than a 9er???? You don't say? I'm here just to keep things interesting. Cheers ????
Bikethrasher TransSavoie's article
Dec 31, 2016 at 14:52
Dec 31, 2016
Bikethrasher giantbicycles's article
Dec 31, 2016 at 14:47
Dec 31, 2016
2017 Giant Factory Off-Road Team News
Craig gets the dream job. Congrats man!
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Oct 17, 2016 at 21:11
Oct 17, 2016
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 18:04
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@makdthed: Silly little man. I've ridden 3 different EBikes 2 had throttles one was pedal assist. They were all fun kinda like hooking up with a fat chick. Battery powered bikes are in their infancy. Do you really believe manufacturers are really going to restrict speeds for long? Sorry that's just not going to happen. If I can make my RC Monster truck go from 40mph to 70mph standing back flipping beast. By merely switching batteries. You honestly don't think Ebikers wouldnt do the same thing? Sorry your not fooling anyone here. As the poll above clearly shows EBikes are not Mtn bikes. It's time you man up and go it on your own Ebiker. The Mtn bike community wishes you all the best.
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 10:50
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@mgolder: Bullshit. There are more than a few EBikes that will do 50mph with a mere twist of the throttle. And yes they can dig a plus sized trench. Even do proper burn out as well. I've seen it with my own eyes.
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