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JDFF mikekazimer's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 21:40
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Race Face Turbine Dropper Post - Review
I've had one for about 3 months now. Initial set up requires detail, which is fine. It's actually a little counter intuitive to deliberately have slight play in the cable, but that's actually what allows the brake to engage. So set up cable slacker than shift cables and it works fine. However, just this week I have noticed the pressure/weight required to drop post has increased. Return has slowed down too, which makes me think there is some sort of stiction issue? Anyone else experiencing this. Resistance up and down, but full extension still ok, no slipping though.
JDFF mikekazimer's article
Jun 20, 2016 at 21:17
Jun 20, 2016
Yeti SB4.5c - Review
@SteveDekker: I'm so glad I don't ride in the desert;) In the PNW, I can go 5-20 miles on one water bottle (normal weather). On longer rides I take a steri-pen (uv water filter about the size of a small multi-tool). However, for steri-pen you need clear flowing streams. So a great example of legitimate different approaches to different riding locations/climates.
JDFF mikekazimer's article
Jun 20, 2016 at 5:44
Jun 20, 2016
Yeti SB4.5c - Review
I ride a Process 153, and will admit that underside the down tube mounts aren't ideal. HOWEVER, they are better than nothing. I can easily access water bottle on climbs, no tire/clearance issues, and never lost a bottle. I do use bottles with caps to keep mud off, which is a simple adaptation. So in the end it looks weird, but works completely fine.
JDFF LadLife's article
Jun 18, 2016 at 9:32
Jun 18, 2016
50to01 vs. Vanzacs - Video
I thought it was "Kraft Dinner" up there?
JDFF paulaston's article
Jun 15, 2016 at 13:25
Jun 15, 2016
Pinkbike Tech: SWAT Your Bike
They have expander threaded system, and are very secure in bars as long as not over tightened. Takes about 60 seconds to fix a flat in a race run with a C02, it's pretty slick and only a matter of time until most Enduro racers have them. Yes, I minute is a long time, but salvageable over an entire race series or even a multi stage race.
JDFF olympicdirtsociety's article
Apr 20, 2016 at 13:53
Apr 20, 2016
NW Cup Opening Round - Track Preview Video
Yes, roots gone. Kinda of mixed emotions about this, but it is what it is. There are two berms and a table top on lower "Knuck" now. Overall lots of "improvements" to all the trails. It's good to see new trails being built and old trails being re-vamped. But even my 6" trail bike loved the root sections on lower Knuck, oh well. No complaints though, super impressed with all the work that has gone down!
JDFF adamprice's article
Apr 11, 2016 at 19:47
Apr 11, 2016
April Online Deals
I can't decide if I'm more excited to pedal my XT 10 speed past the first 12 speed Eagle I see on a climb.....or verify that the first Eagle 12 speed I see belongs to a dentist or surgeon. I'm thinking most likely a dentist, but not certain.
JDFF OregonEnduro's article
Apr 4, 2016 at 14:46
Apr 4, 2016
Oregon Enduro Series Announces Two Dates for 2016
@PacificPointer: How does State economics influence a race series? If you are getting at funding available for trailbuilding, I'd be curious to see some numbers. I recognize some areas in WA have a wealth of volunteer hours and dollars, but many rural areas (with sweet trails don't). I'm pretty sure COTA has been scratching out trails just as long as any group in WA. The difference? Terrain, soils, riding culture, agency logistics, etc.... Additionally, a good event doesn't have to have amazing trails (let's face it the best trails in either state are unsanctioned anyhow). A good event needs to be organized, prepared for unexpected circumstances and respect its customers. OES has routinely blown these aspects over and over. I have so many examples, if that is what you want to see here. Let's just put OES out of its misery Yes, it was a pioneer, version 1.0, visionary. But in order for Enduro to thrive in the NW, OES, needs to die and come back something else. How about a Cline Butte race? I'll give OES, one thing....Excellent logo, marketing, videos, write-ups! Would be very appealing to anyone watching from the web and not actually participating.
JDFF OregonEnduro's article
Apr 1, 2016 at 14:14
Apr 1, 2016
Oregon Enduro Series Announces Two Dates for 2016
@thrasher2: I Don't know the answer to that. I have only done one OES race and it was a logistical nightmare, not to mention timing was really questionable. I have done many other Enduro races in Washington and BC. The CDC series and BC Enduro Series are quality events with really good stages. It doesn't matter if you are Pro or Cat 3, everyone gets treated with equal respect. Which seemed to be lacking from my one OES experience.
JDFF OregonEnduro's article
Apr 1, 2016 at 11:40
Apr 1, 2016
Oregon Enduro Series Announces Two Dates for 2016
Glad to see "Enduro Bubble" is applying the squeeze with quality events in adjacent areas.
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