JustinVP Hadfield-Marketing's article
Jun 23, 2014 at 11:59Jun 23, 2014
OneUp Components Releases RAD Cage
@MrDiamondDave - Well aren't you special. Some of us ride trails with hard climbs. Long climbs. That are hard. Do 5 hours of tech and then report back to us. Horses for courses, my friend.
May 30, 2014 at 10:35May 30, 2014
First Look: Shimano XTR Di2 Electric Shifting
My initial reaction was "why?" to the idea of electronic shifting. But as I'm cleaning off my bike from a muddy ride last night, I think electronic shifting could have real benefits in wet regions where mech cables get nasty in a ride or two and your shifting starts to suck in short order. I "should" replace my cables monthly, but I do it maybe three times a year (5mm full length housing helps). It also seems like 11 speed is fairly pointless with this system, might as well have 9 or 10 speed. But at least we will have the option to run it 1x11 (in a few years when it trickles to XT). Great to see a battle between SRAM and Shimano right now for the future of shifting. Good for the sport. Now let's see some trickling down.
JustinVP rachellefrazer's article
May 2, 2014 at 8:11May 2, 2014
First Ride - SRAM X1 Drivetrain
HUGE opportunity for a company to come out with full cassettes to compete with both SRAM and Shimano. Just give us an 11 speed 10-42 that fits on a standard cassette at a $200 MSRP and you'll make yourself a whole lotta money and make a whole lotta riders really happy. SRAM too expensive and derailleurs still not durable enough. Shimano ignored the market. OK, who's going to step up?
JustinVP JordanCarr's article
Mar 27, 2014 at 10:13Mar 27, 2014
Park Tool EK-1 Tool Kit - Review
@Kainerm Ever been on a bike trip to somewhere remote? If not, you should try it! Stuff breaks, and if you don't fix it, you don't ride. And I'm cracking up at the roadie hate. Sure, some are just on the coffee shop, team jersey circuit, but many are just people loving riding bikes. Most great dirt riders also spend time on the road either training or riding to work and will crush you going both down and up. Power up your legs, don't be a weakling.
Aug 17, 2013 at 22:53Aug 17, 2013
Aug 16, 2013 at 11:48Aug 16, 2013
Crankworx 2013 - Altitude 770 Rally Edition: Best Bike at Rocky Mountain
Then you aren't the target audience. You might be more interested in the less-burly 790 MSL. Aggressive tires, wide rims and burly rear shock always weigh more than the lightest parts. Especially tires. Looks to me like Rocky has a winner on their hands. I'm personally glad to see that not all 150mm+ bikes are anorexic.
JustinVP SramMedia's article
Aug 1, 2013 at 12:28Aug 1, 2013
SRAM X01 Drivetrain
I'm waiting for some clever company to come out with 11-42 11 speed cassette that works on a standard freehub body. Maybe it's not doable based on spacing, but it would be a killer app. Or just wait another year until we have the X9 level product from SRAM. Shimano will eventually jump into the 1x11 game so there's competition once again. Drivetrains have gotten really good lately. Even 1x10 SLX stuff is awesome. This 1x11 is even awesomer.
Jul 5, 2013 at 17:36Jul 5, 2013
Push Industries Air-Volume Tuning Kit for Fox/Trek DRCV Forks and Shocks
They build them from the factory so that 90% of riders "use most of the travel", not to screw you out of your money. If you ride extra hard or have a broader definition of what a "trail ride" is, then you'll blow through your travel. This is common on many/most brands of bikes. If it wasn't true, then the majority of riders would complain about not being able to use all their travel. One tune can't do it all for everyone. I found this on my '08 Remedy with the OEM RP23. I had to pump it too firm to keep from bottoming hard on my local rides and risk snapping my frame. I threw a small air can on there (available from Fox) and found it resisted bottoming nicely! Easy and cheap upgrade, just like this kit from PUSH is an easy and cheap upgrade.
Apr 16, 2013 at 14:47Apr 16, 2013
An Exclusive and In-Depth Look at Kona's 2014 Carbon Operator
I bike that didn't brake would be a problem. A big problem.