Koin radek's article
Dec 25, 2014 at 23:49Dec 25, 2014
What Did You Get For Christmas?
Not really a Christmas present, but since my birthday is on the 21st I'll count it. Girlfriend took me on a surprise mountain bike trip! She got all the gear packed and loaded up while I was at a dental appointment. Said "Get in the car" and we took off. Totally unexpected. Was an awesome trip!
Koin mikelevy's article
Jun 18, 2014 at 18:53Jun 18, 2014
2015 Trek Fuel EX 27.5 and RE:aktiv Shock
Are we gonna see a review of the bike as well?
Koin mikelevy's article
Jun 14, 2014 at 22:38Jun 14, 2014
Trek's 2015 Remedy 29 Carbon
Seems like they've finally got a component group spec that I like! XO1, XT brakes, and a PIKE!
Koin leelau's article
Mar 16, 2014 at 20:27Mar 16, 2014
Learn More About Your Local Bike Shop
Ahahaha! Stumpjumper 29er for downhill! You've got to be kidding me! Talk about not knowing the products! I won't lie, the shop I work at has had its moments where I felt like we didn't do our best for the customer, but there are also a lot of customers who arn't bikers who come in and expect the whole world handed to them on a silver platter. Also there are guys who come in who think they know everything about the products we sell and are snobs about it, won't let us talk, and then leave angry because we couldn't read their minds or match online prices. Or even the customers who come in as a couple and the guy thinks he knows everything about what his wife/girlfriend needs, and ends up trying to put her on a madone so she can ride with him - when she really just wants a townie or a fitness bike. At the shop where I work, everyone does everything (mechanics do sales and sales guys do some repairs), although most of the sales guys are hardcore roadies, while most of the mechanics (myself included) are mountain bikers. When we have a problem at the shop regarding information on a sale, most of the guys are honest and tell the customers that they don't know the information, but will get another employee who does. There have been plenty of times when I've been taken to the sales floor to explain mountain bikes, and plenty of times I've been caught on the sales floor with a roadie or triathalon question where I had to grab a dedicated sales guy. These things happen and not everyone can be expected to know everything. Although, freerabbit and phantommtb, your experiences sound like those guys were just snobs or lacked a sense of adventure! I don't agree with any of them. Except for the mechanic who knew fox 36 seals were the same regardless of coil or air. I love tackling repair jobs that seem near impossible or that I don't know anything about. It just makes me a better mechanic in the end. And 3 years to do a repair is outrageous!
Koin mattwragg's article
Jan 10, 2014 at 20:33Jan 10, 2014
Hong Kong Trails - Calm Amidst the Chaos
KYing, are u Chinese American by chance? Cause ur making all of us Chinese American riders look bad. That's very a old school way of thinking - like my grand parents and their WWII mindset. Don't draw attention to yourself cause you'll be killed, and save everything and waste nothing - which makes sense up to a point. While I think you have valid points, you also have to realize that people are evolving their mindsets all over the world. 100 years ago racism was acceptable in our country, today not so much. The same goes with traditional Chinese thought. Perhaps the only people who thought they were dumb tourists were the people who think anyone who isn't like them or doesn't think like them is dumb or inferior. Yes the streets are crowded, yea they might look like tourists, but that doesn't matter. They aren't idiots just cause they are a bit different from the majority population. Streets are crowded cause people drive too damn much. I doubt they pulled stunts in super crowded rush hour anyways, and were probably very considerate of their surroundings and other people. No need to talk about them as if they are rude inconsiderate jerks, you weren't there. See, I have an opinion too. I'm probably reading too much into it but yea. KYing, I think your opinion is valid and you're entitled to it, but opinions are like penises. They're great to have and it's fine to be proud of yours, but don't go whipping it out every chance you get, and certainly don't try to shove it down someone's throat. I think that these guys visiting Hong Kong was an excellent experience for them to understand a bit more about Chinese culture and to experience a different lifestyle. It's also great cause they are exposing more people to our sport and at the same time, taking riders (like me) who don't have the opportunity to travel, on a trip somewhere far away. Just my 2 cents.
Koin mikekazimer's article
Nov 11, 2013 at 12:51Nov 11, 2013
Pinkbike Roadtrip: Bike Review Roundup in Sedona
Totally agree. I just graduated and am having trouble getting enough time or energy to ride. Been riding to work a lot on the road bike, but it's not the same as trails man. In college, i could ride a lot more than i can now. That was awesome. Of course i didnt have the best bike, but I really enjoyed it. Now I get home from work and am exhausted. Then theres still the job hunting to find my "career" job. But for now my low paying temp job will suffice. Pays the bills after alll. Maybe I should go into a grad program somewhere with more trails. Take out a few more loans, and ride every day, haha.
Koin trek's article
Jun 4, 2013 at 18:15Jun 4, 2013
Contest: Win An $8000 Custom Trek Project One Mountain Bike
Shoot, that new Fuel EX 29er is looking sweet! And if you guys don't like the bikes available and win, just get over it. A free bike is a free bike after all.
Koin brule's article
May 27, 2013 at 10:10May 27, 2013
Video Game - Downhill Supreme
This will help me cope with not living anywhere near any mountains, haha. At least until I can make a trip.
Koin JulianCoffey's article
Mar 19, 2013 at 21:58Mar 19, 2013
From The Top: Marzocchi
I ride a second hand 04 Z1 Drop Off 1. Never had to maintenance it, the previous owner never did any maintenance either. Works like a champ, ETA and all.