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DARKSTAR63 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 2, 2015 at 8:39
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Results: World Cup DH Lenzerheide - Timed Training
I think he simply can't help spanking people at this point.
DARKSTAR63 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 24, 2015 at 9:16
Jun 24, 2015
Ask PB: Foxy vs Mega, Fast Rolling Rear Tires, and Crank Arm Lengths
I completely shredded a knob off my Muddy Mary taking a chunk of the casing with it. Never seen anything like it. In addition to the wear issues, this put me back on the Maxxis train.
DARKSTAR63 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 24, 2015 at 5:14
Jun 24, 2015
Ask PB: Foxy vs Mega, Fast Rolling Rear Tires, and Crank Arm Lengths
Rock Razor is nice rear tire. It's a race weapon IMO not a good trail tire. Cornering grip out back is an on/off switch but it works well. the soft compound disintegrates after a solid handful of spirited rides however the trade off is Spider Man grip on roots and rocks. I ran it paired with a Muddy Mary while I was very satisfied with performance it rolled so slow I felt it negated anything gained from the Rock Razor. Overall rolling speed was worse than the HRII/Ardent combo I had been on. I am now running a Minion DHRII on the front, due to a failure of my Muddy Mary .... It is better than the HR2 in every single way. Lighter, faster, better grip. I would recommend it as a front or rear. It's fantastic.
DARKSTAR63 yeticycles's article
Jun 22, 2015 at 11:16
Jun 22, 2015
Yeti Launches New Women's Yeti Beti Line of Bikes
It's so true, what gives with the colors? The red one is hot!
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Jun 22, 2015 at 10:24
Jun 22, 2015
Pinkbike's EWS Pro Rides - We Ride Justin Leov's Trek Remedy
I didn't even have a Reaktiv on my Remedy ('11 model year) and I can say mid stroke bob was minimal with the DRCV. It really does work well, unless you push the bike hard, then you are blowing through travel and bottoming left and right. I found I was forced to run less sag than I would otherwise prefer to counter this. The Monarch is ace when it comes to ramping up- it is more active though. Its active yet controlled nature is my favorite part about the Monarch. I would say this helps find traction everywhere, including climbing. So at the end of the day the DRCV was more efficient but left a lot to be desired when riding the bike anywhere near its potential. With the Monarch I can always use the flood gate and in the mid position to reduce bob while still having some activity from the shock. With both a Slash and Remedy to ride sure, I wouldn't bother swapping out your Reactiv either, but if you are on a Remedy and have to choose the best option I would say go with a RS. Again, I have not ridden the new Reaktiv versions so I really couldn't say which is better, just offering some thoughts on my set up.
Jun 22, 2015 at 6:35
Jun 22, 2015
DARKSTAR63 mikekazimer's article
Jun 22, 2015 at 5:58
Jun 22, 2015
YT Capra CF Pro - Review
29 Bronson makes more sense to me.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Jun 18, 2015 at 9:28
Jun 18, 2015
Opinion - Tag, You're It!
Instagram above all should be used as only a small piece of the equation. It's a fad, one that is already starting to wear thin with a lot of people. it can be used effectively as you say... who actually reads through an essay of hashtags.... A few, to the point, seems like a better idea.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Jun 18, 2015 at 5:25
Jun 18, 2015
Opinion - Tag, You're It!
While I think it can get silly, this piece is a little over cooked. Hash tags present a way to search for photos, I tend to put #trek under photos of my bike and I'm no sponsored rider, I only aim to expose the photo to people looking at Trek's maybe they might come across mine? I enjoy Trek's product and don't mind the "free" marketing. It's all in fun, I don't take it very seriously. As far as sponsored riders go, I like when they put all of those hash tags and @'s in there, a lot of times it can refer me to accounts I didn't know existed, photo's I enjoy looking at. The hashtag can be used the way it was intended as a search function. and makes instagram an enjoyable experience. Is there plenty of narcissism and shameless self promotion ? Sure, of course, but you can find that most places on the web. I try to not let it get to me.
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Jun 18, 2015 at 4:57
Jun 18, 2015
Scott Launch 27.5" Plus Bikes
Yeah I have nothing against them... just seems not for me. I enjoy precision ... I like to slice and dice.
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