- Member since Aug 3, 2010
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- Clearfield , Utah
- Male / 42
Jul 30, 2014 at 17:002 days
Riding FOX's New 36 - First Ride
No really, American industry threw a fit when former president Jimmy Carter suggested we adopt the metric system in the late 70's. No American politician has had the balls to bring it up since.
ChampionP RichardCunningham's article
Jul 26, 2014 at 6:28Jul 26, 2014
Opinion: A Secret Trail and an Argument Against E-Bikes
Mountain bikers sure do love to panic about this technology called electric bike and treat it as the end of the world. I'm a mountain biker of the first wave described in RC's editorial. I also see his point and he has a valid reason to think these vehicles could threaten our recreational way of life. Something never mentioned in these "scary" articles is the benefit of e-bikes. I don't want them on our singletrack either, but they will make great transportation to and from work, or just around town as commuter bikes. For people like me who are slowly becoming disabled as the years roll by, I would ride an e bike to work instead of a car. You can put panniers and baskets on it to get groceries and beer runs for those who still like beer and wine, etc. I like to ride my old hard tail to work most days, but would consider an e bike on brutally hot days so I don't show up to work exhausted and overheated, as well as snowy or rainy days. I think the bicycle manufacturing industry should focus marketing towards converting motorists into e-bike commuters, instead of getting lazy people onto our singletrack by eliminating a climb or two, only to have them quit anyway from blisters, forearm pump and sore taints, cause most non cyclists are racist against chamois and Lycra as well as breaking a sweat on a hill.
Jun 9, 2014 at 17:47Jun 9, 2014
Trek Slash 9 - Review
The pike is available with dual position air spring, which drops travel to 130mm with the flip of a switch. I have this feature on my lyrik rc2l and it has worked great since day one. Rct3 has lsc adjustments similar to fox's CTD adjust. The pike I looked at on the 29 enduros had like 6 or 8 clicks of lsc then the floodgate lockout. I'd prefer a pike just because of 35mm stanchions, however fox just updated the 36 float to 27.5 and 29 so they're a contender again for all mountain forks. I rode a 29 fox 34 with 140mm travel and 15mm axle for a few rides and really thought it was so flexible that I would have bought a pike if it was my bike, but Fox 36 are available with 20mm axle with no quick release. Now it's even harder to say one is better based on numbers alone.
Jun 5, 2014 at 16:31Jun 5, 2014
Opinion - It Should Be Hard, Shouldn't it?
I like all kinds of trails, honestly. To me the caveat of "growing the sport", is dealing with crowds and traffic on trails. This means people going slow in front of you, groups of hikers forcing you to go slower down a trail you just worked your ass off to reach the top. And of course, equestrians stomping potholes in the springtime mud. I guess solitude and the quiet of the forest are more important to me than trail features.
ChampionP mikekazimer's article
Jun 5, 2014 at 16:15Jun 5, 2014
Lapierre's New DH Bike - First Look
I'm only bummed about new wheel sizes because I can't carry over many of my parts like my wheel set and lyrik fork, etc. I was upgrading over the last few years and planning on buying a nice 26" frame. Now my hubs will need adapters if I lace up 27.5 rims because 12mmx142 and 15mm are the norm, and bb shells, on and on. On the bright side, there are lots of low priced 26" on the used market! If and when I get a new bike I have to decide between two different wheel sizes I don't know the whole truth about. Without time riding these wheel sizes on the trails, I could pick the wrong size and be stuck with an ill fitting bike for the next five years or so.
ChampionP ambatt's article
Jun 4, 2014 at 20:22Jun 4, 2014
Bitches Brew - Don't Drink the Haterade
Could he be attempting an ironic joke? Because of the subject matter of the article, it could be sarcasm, and they still don't have a font for that on the internet.
May 28, 2014 at 23:47May 28, 2014
Riding FOX's New 36 - First Ride
America still uses inches for measurement so machinists and factories didn't have to buy new tools. I went to elementary school in Britain and used metric for everything. But talking to machinists (I'm also a machinist by trade) about metric system is like banging your head against a wall. They all say," It don't make no sense!" We'll have to wait for old timers and rednecks to die off before Americans convert to the more logical metric system.
ChampionP Rossimo37's article
May 20, 2014 at 14:14May 20, 2014
Video: The World's Most Famous Trail Dog is Back - Lily Shreds 2
If you ride with dogs, and watch the video, you can see that the pace is not too fast for the dog. She looks so fast because she is small, and good filming and editing helps too. I know, and I think most dog owners here know, my dogs limitations such as heat, distance, terrain, and decide if it's a good idea to take her on any given ride. I will give Lily's owner the benefit of the doubt.