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Freerideguy14 mikelevy's article
May 1, 2015 at 1:41
May 1, 2015
First Look: Easton Heist Wheels
I'm well aware of a few people who do this actually. I'm sure there are deeper effects aside from just tires rubbing on the frame or fork if anything. Like changing geometry when adding larger diameter wheels and what not, but hey, I know a guy who does it on Transition's new Surpresser and he still rips.
Freerideguy14 mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2015 at 0:10
Apr 15, 2015
OneUp 44 Tooth X-Cog - Review
2x and front derailleurs are slowly becoming extinct my friend. Unlike all those commercials, more is not ALWAYS better.
Freerideguy14 vatosteve's photo
Mar 29, 2015 at 19:34
Mar 29, 2015
Beauty!

Feb 28, 2015 at 11:40
Feb 28, 2015
Freerideguy14 sterlinglorence's photo
Feb 24, 2015 at 20:15
Feb 24, 2015
Love how every frame he's got a smile!

Freerideguy14 PaulTohill's video
Feb 18, 2015 at 17:20
Feb 18, 2015
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Trail looks prime for this time of year...I've got to get up there in March

Freerideguy14 mikekazimer's article
Feb 16, 2015 at 12:52
Feb 16, 2015
First Look: Giant's New Carbon Glory 27.5
@WAKIdesigns, okay okay, I see your argument, and I suppose we can both agree (respectively to everyone else as well) that it all comes down to rider preference. I personally prefer a much more responsive, playful, and (to my belief) ultimately faster ride. Like motos on the track, granted DH racing isn't track racing, stiffer suspension is faster. I can't fathom racing a DH bike, or Enduro bike with soft suspension set ups because I feel so slow when taking each hit I personally feel speed is lost when it's all absorbed. So yeah I personally prefer the super responsive and snapiness that carbon has, (as well as stiff suspension) for all types of riding purposes including DH tracks. With that, many others will be in complete disagreement and that does make a very valid case to carbon being obsolete (in the most practical ways at least). That view of carbon or style of riding is 100% OKAY. And truth is, some of those riders may still want carbon because it's the "newest" technology, it looks cleaner, or just to fit in. Which is also totally fine, but to your part, carbon has several applications within the bike industry, many functional and many not functional. At the end of the day, you can't hate on a company for trying to push more expensive products up our ass, they're big corporate business' what else should we expect? As much as we'd love to believe they're in it 100% for us, it's a business and it's how they make their living as well :)
Freerideguy14 mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2015 at 14:53
Feb 15, 2015
First Look: Giant's New Carbon Glory 27.5
@WAKIdesigns, well I suppose it's no question who is not a fan boy of carbon here. Where I totally agree that for MANY people, carbon pedals (not a thing?), hubs, brake levers, chain guides and such aren't necessary, the handlebar and stem statements you make are way off. The thing I love about my carbon components, the stiffness, more direct pedal feedback and snapiness, especially in and out of corners. Now earlier you said it can be too stiff, specifically for handlebars? I would assume you mean in bump feedback to your hands or what not. Which would be a totally false statement, considering carbon fiber is less dense than any metal used in bikes, it transmits less incidental bump feedback. Go ride Whistler (the braking bumps specifically) for half a day with the non carbon bars of your choice, then get on a pair of SixC bars and Renthal soft grips and you'll be thanking me. You might actually be too hard headed for that but your hands and forearms will at least be thanking me. In a general sense, how about we lay off what other people decide to spend their money on? I'm sure PLENTY of carbon owners ride more than twice a week FYI. It's their hard earned money, and no other man (or women, except wife and such...) should be commenting on ones money and how they spend it.
Dec 1, 2014 at 11:36
Dec 1, 2014
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