• Member since Apr 25, 2012
  • Eagle , Colorado
  • Male / 37

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. It really Pisses me off when I waste 0-70 bucks and a day of riding a bike that got a great review and it comes up short. Still haven't ridden a 9er that I'd buy over a little wheeled bike but I still demo a bunch every year.
I sacrifice pretty much everything for the sake of owning really nice bikes.

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Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 7:01
2 days
Kyle Warner Interview and Bike Check
Always good to see hard work paying off. Congrats on your result in a race where sooooo much can go wrong. Ride on Man
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Feb 18, 2014 at 15:51
Feb 18, 2014
Devinci Troy Carbon SL - Review
You might be right about the shock tune. Bike rumor mentioned something about the first Batch having the wrong tune on the shock. On the test bike they rode in Sedona. I've talked to a couple guys that have Troys down in Fruita and they are claiming its one of the best bikes they have ever ridden. I for one want to ride one before I pass judgment. Most of the snow is gone in Fruita so hopefully ride one in the next couple weeks. I'll post comments after I ride.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Feb 17, 2014 at 12:22
Feb 17, 2014
Devinci Troy Carbon SL - Review
I don't understand why Devinci is sending every reviewer the SL kit and not the RR kit which has a 150mm fork and a XO1 drivetrain, Chromag bar and Stem and Hans Dampfs. These changes in componets should greatly improve the ride of this bike. Interestingly enough the RR kit is only $100 dollars more than the SL. Devinci, Shit all manufacturers for that matter. It would be wise to consider the reviewers and their readers before your send out bikes for a review. Most people on Pink bike are All mtn or DH. That being said, sending Pink bike a trial bike with XC Parts on it. Doesn't make much sense. The readers of Bicycling might appreciate the SL kit, but, based on all the reviews I've read on the Troy. Pretty much all the rest of us would prefer the more aggressive RR Kit. I still want to ride this bike but it sounds like I need to bring along my bar, stem and, my Pike. So as not to get the wrong impression.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Feb 17, 2014 at 7:04
Feb 17, 2014
Devinci Troy Carbon SL - Review
On my Enve Am wheels the 2.35 Hans Dampf in 27.5 measure 28" even with 22psi. The 2.25 Racing Ralph's measure 27&1/4. At 26psi. On my other bike with the same Enve AM wheels in 26 the 2.35 Hans Dampf measures 27&3/8" with 22psi. The 2.25 Racing Ralph's are 26&7/8". At 26 psi Hope this helps.
Bikethrasher NinerBikes's article
Feb 5, 2014 at 12:19
Feb 5, 2014
Video: Nate Adams on the Niner WFO 9
Every time I see a Niner I can't help to think of a quote from a certain MTB Mag. The RIP 9 goes through tight sections of trial with the grace of a Tractor trailer going through a McDonalds drive through
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Jan 27, 2014 at 6:29
Jan 27, 2014
Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 - Review
Part of the problem is mixing Fox with Rock Shox. The high speed rebound rates are too different. I had this issue on Ibis HDR. I was riding for a while last fall. Not matter what I did I couldn't get the suspension balanced. So I called a friend a Rock Shox. He basically said, "we tried for amost a full day to get an HDR with a Pike on the front a Fox shock in the rear to play nice and it just doesn't work". He said they keep telling manufactures to not mix suspension, but many do. I'd say put a Monarch Plus on the rear and see what your missing. Manufactures please learn from this. Don't mix Suspension Brands.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Nov 13, 2013 at 7:21
Nov 13, 2013
Race Face Next SL Cranks - Review
Completely agree. My SRAM XX crankset is four seasons old and has been on 3 different frames soon to be transferred to another frame in the spring.
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2013 at 19:25
Sep 30, 2013
Ibis Mojo HDR - Review
They run small. I'm 5'11" and the XL fits me perfectly.
Bikethrasher BigMtnEnduro's article
Sep 7, 2013 at 12:42
Sep 7, 2013
Video: Big Mountain Enduro 4 - Durango, Colorado
There's hundreds of miles of trails in Durango and plenty are butter smooth. As far as the climbs go that's just the way it is in most of Colorado. RC likes to call it Huff and Puff country. Steep as hell up and steep and fast as Hell down. The pain is worth it though.
Bikethrasher BigMtnEnduro's article
Sep 4, 2013 at 7:00
Sep 4, 2013
Video: Big Mountain Enduro 4 - Durango, Colorado
The riding in Durango is easily some of the best in the country. The trails combine buff flowey single track with enough tech to keep you honest. Many thanks to all the volunteers who build and maintain the trails there.
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