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PLC07 mattwragg's article
Mar 6, 2014 at 5:353 days
Opinion: Why the Mountain Bike Industry Isn't Going To Listen To You
The advantage is that you wouldn't buy something you already have right? So they created something new so people would ditch their current bikes.
Feb 15, 2014 at 8:19Feb 15, 2014
Tech Tuesday: Handlebars - How Wide Affects Your Ride
You're right but after a certain point you get the adverse effect. Do pull ups/push ups with a narrow stance and then widen it slowly. Too narrow requires more effort, then you'll hit the "slightly wider than shoulder width" sweet spot and then beyond that width the energy cost for each single repetition will increase as you widen your stance. There is such a thing as "too wide" and it will drain you out.
Feb 6, 2014 at 16:27Feb 6, 2014
February Online Deals
I debated long and hard about getting a SB-66 or a Dixon 2 years ago. Went for the dixon mostly because I figured it would be easier to get replacement parts. With yeti dropping the SB-66, I can't be happier with my choice.
Feb 1, 2014 at 7:40Feb 1, 2014
Jan 12, 2014 at 13:02Jan 12, 2014
Pinkbike Product Picks
I have a "real" one and a cheap chinese knockoff of the same model (magicshine) and there is quite a difference. The real one works all the time, the build is better and it provides more light. The chinese version is built cheaper, heats up faster and tends to go haywire every now and then or just straight up shuts down for no reason. I ride with both, one on the helmet and one on the handlebars and I've often had to take one out and give it to a friend because their chinese versions stopped working for no apparent reason mid ride. They didn't want to buy the real thing, sometimes I feel like rubbing it in their face but I'm not enough of an asshole to let them pedal in the dark and risk injury to prove a point. I often ride solo and the very LAST thing I want during a nightride is having it die for no apparent reason 1h30 into pitchblack woods and that alone is very well worth the extra money for me. If you're chinese knockoff is good enough for you then fine, you save money and that's great but do NOT imply that a 30$ light is just as good quality wise compared to real thing, especially if you haven't tried anything else than the cheap stuff. They're not the same. Also, call me a hippy but the idea of buying shit stuff that doesn't last because "it's cheaper and I can just buy another one if it breaks" is quite selfish and not very environmental friendly (especially when it comes to batteries...) but I don't think that is an argument that holds much water on pinkbike. I understand that for cellphone covers, it's pretty much retarded to pay 40$ in store when you can get the same thing shipped to your house from hongkong for less than 5$ but buying unreliable gear because it's available and inexpensive just doesn't make sense to me.
Jan 12, 2014 at 12:59Jan 12, 2014
Pinkbike Product Picks
Yeah, I saw 119$ MSRP and I was like "sweet, prices are going down" and the sure enough, the comment section is a shitstorm about how expensive they are and about how their chinese light is so good (when none of them tried any other model for comparison).
Jan 9, 2014 at 5:13Jan 9, 2014
January Online Deals
Haven't tried the Zees yet, I've been waiting on a good deal for a while before buying them so I only got them this winter but quite frankly, unless they end up completely failing while riding, I don't think it can be anywhere near as disappointing as the CRs they replaced.
Jan 7, 2014 at 17:48Jan 7, 2014
January Online Deals
I had 2 pairs of juicy 5 and one was good, one was bad. I own a set of elixir CR (2010) on my DH bike and I never thought brakes could be that terrible. Gotta bleed them all the time and and the lever feeling is inconsistent at best to the point that I decided to trash them and buy Zees when I hardly ever bin anything that isn't destroyed, so it tells how much of a pain they were. Got a set of 2012 elixir 7 on my AM bike and to be honest I always thought they worked well until I started doing some big mountain riding, the levers started being inconsistent too and now I'm having a hard time trusting them anymore. Almost splurged on a second set of Zees but I decided to bleed them instead as they were my least terrible avid set so far. If they start acting up again, it will be brake shopping time. Avid is too much of a gamble. I like them when they work well but that never lasts long. I don't like talking shit about products because of one rotten apple but I think I've had enough bad experiences with avid now to see the big picture. I'm not sure if shimano is better but I'm done with avid that's for sure. Brakes are something you want to be able to rely on and Avid fails to deliver.
PLC07 briceshirbach's article
Jan 6, 2014 at 12:46Jan 6, 2014
From Where We Stand Episode 2: Oneonta, NY
The guys take the time to do a nice video to promote a region and you come in and you say it's the last place you'd go to. Then when asked where you'd rather go you can't even name a single place. If you're going to criticize something, at least make it constructive criticism because now you're just being an asshole. I know short videos don't always paint a good picture of how trails look like but that edit makes it look like a great area and it made me wish I had more trails like that around here.
PLC07 JordanCarr's article
Jan 4, 2014 at 10:30Jan 4, 2014
Devinci Dixon RX - Reviewed
Most 29ers don't come with 160mm forks, 2.35" tires, that kind of tube thickness, bashrings and or even a dropper post either. I took mine down some very gnarly world cup DH trails and althought it wasn't the perfect tool for the job (it is still a trail bike after all), it did the job just fine which is not something you could say about most lighter 29ers out there. The burlier the build, the heavier it's going to be, be careful not comparing apples and oranges.
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