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 TransitionBikeCompany's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 10:04
Mar 21, 2015
Video: A Good Hardtail is Like a Good Espresso Coffee
Took my beater Hardtail out for a rip this morning. No name fork that barely works and I don't care. One brake that sorta works. One gear and all steel. Pure and simple and always puts a smile on my face.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 8:08
Mar 21, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Are Name-Brand Components and Interchangeability Worth?
This is a argument is pretty rediculous. The fact is when you buy a high end mtn bike it's pretty much the same bike the pros are riding. Yeah they are expensive but we can and do get the best of of the best. When you buy a high end Moto from the dealer. Your getting a bike that isn't even close to what the pros are riding. It's not even remotely close. Consider this the Fork on James Stewart's Suzuki is rumored to cost over $60,000. No kidding. Don't think for a second they stopped at the fork. His bike would cost well over a 100k to replicate. An over the top pro mtn bike build might run 12k.
Bikethrasher NinerBikes's article
Feb 19, 2015 at 6:38
Feb 19, 2015
Trail Report - Sarlacc Trail
My biggest grip with Vail is that they have over 5000 acres to work with and they utilize less than a thousand of that for riding. There is no reason that Vail can't have a bike park on par with Whistler. The towns of Eagle and Avon have both spent some money on trails and are already seeing money come back into the towns because of those trails. Since then there has been talk of greatly expanding the trail System on Vail Mtn. Lets hope they take a trip to Whistler to see what a real bike park should look like first. Vail is big enough that it could easily have over two hundred miles of trails. Their full lease covers over 7400 acres. From Vail pass to Red Cliff.
Bikethrasher NinerBikes's article
Feb 18, 2015 at 19:23
Feb 18, 2015
Trail Report - Sarlacc Trail
The mayor of Vail Andy Daly bought it with some partners. For pennies on the dollar. Vail people for what ever reason haven't embraced the mountain bikers they way they embrace the ski race crowd. Even though the last World Cup Mtn bike race held on Vail mountain drew the biggest crowd ever to Vail. The town of Palasade was talking about running a shuttle from town up to powder horn. They have also been talking with powder horn to get the lifts running in the summer. Apparently there is a pretty good trail system that runs all the way back to town. Hopefully it works out. I think it would benifit both Powder horn and the town of Palasade.
Bikethrasher yeticycles's video
Dec 15, 2014 at 17:07
Dec 15, 2014
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Home sweet Home!

Bikethrasher pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 11, 2014 at 14:11
Nov 11, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Kickers, Spoke Protectors, and the RockShox Pike vs the Fox 36 fork
Having ridden about 100 miles or so on the new 36. I'll keep my Pike. Not that the 36 isn't good. It just isn't as good as my Pike.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Nov 7, 2014 at 9:46
Nov 7, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Oval Chainrings?
I've been running Rotor rings for many years now. They work well for me but they aren't for everyone. They are easier on my knees and I can push harder gears for longer. My XX1 setup took a bit to get used to round rings again. I finally got a Rotor Rex 32t ring for it. Noticeable improvement for me. Thinking I could easily get away with a 34t. Even up here in the high country.
Bikethrasher LilShredderBikes's article
Oct 27, 2014 at 9:07
Oct 27, 2014
Video: Lil Shredder Bikes in Whistler
My sons been working as hard as a 7 year old can to get one of these. Maybe Santa will help out his cause this year. And a pass to Winter Park.
Bikethrasher pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 20, 2014 at 8:24
Oct 20, 2014
Video: My Girlfriend is a Mountain Biker
My wife's a mountain biker. Gets all bumbed out when she can't ride. Gets all pissed when she can't keep up. Currently saving every penny she can for a new bike. She doesn't care that my bike is the most valuable possession I actually own. She doesn't freak out when I buy parts I don't really need. She doesn't like to cook or clean, and she's not really social. But I could care a less about all that. Our 2 little Rugrats are Mtn bikes too. Live to Ride. You can work til you die.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Oct 11, 2014 at 6:46
Oct 11, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Should Enduro Transfer Stages Be as Tough as Pro XC Climbs?
Don't mess with a good thing. Leave it up the the promoters to mix things up as they wish. Some easy transfers and some hard. It keeps things fresh and fully tests riders abilities. The climbs on many Enduro transfers are already as hard if not harder than most pro XC courses. In order to access the terrain the better enduros are held on. Big long climbs equal big long descents. But that being said you should be able to make the transfer without having to race it.
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