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Saidrick mikelevy's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 12:55
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Riding Jared Graves' Prototype Yeti SB6c
Good read, more articles like this one please. I too run my Fox fork at 70lbs. Jared Graves is really starting to transcend the sport beyond racing. By letting a journalist test ride his actual bike, he is putting himself into the realm of legends like Tomac, Cunningham, Garcia and Hans Rey.
Saidrick lindsaybeth's article
Aug 10, 2014 at 9:22
Aug 10, 2014
Ladies Get To Downieville In September
This is a great place to ride. I have been there three times ( including once this year) and intend to go again next year. But more importantly: events like this are growing the sport. In the last five years I have seen more females that are riding serious bikes, on real trails and hauling @ss, than in my first fifteen years combined. When it comes to trail access, there is strength in numbers.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 31, 2014 at 13:23
Jul 31, 2014
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
But at the end of the day the bigger wheel size didn't impress me. I am going to ride my bike until it dies and then buy used. I think that the industry has seen the last of my dollars for new bikes.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 31, 2014 at 13:21
Jul 31, 2014
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
I rode a bike with 160mm of travel with 650B wheels. It weighed a good 4-5lbs more than my bike with 160mm of travel and 26" wheels. Bigger wheels means bigger frames for full suspension.bigger frames equal more weight. The extra weight and size was noticeable, the extra traction that you allude to was noticable.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 31, 2014 at 12:22
Jul 31, 2014
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
Never mind Willie, You're doubting my "experience " even though physics confirms it. The freight train analogy was really a compliment. Meaning the 650b bike descend like it is on rails. But the extra weight and extra turning radius are part of that trade off... Which is what different size wheels are : trade-offs.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 31, 2014 at 10:01
Jul 31, 2014
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
Yes, I did: Norco Range. And for the record, I did recommend a 650B bike to a friend because it did fit what they wanted the bike to do.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 31, 2014 at 7:49
Jul 31, 2014
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
I tried it, the 650b felt clumsy underneath me when riding it. The bigger wheels will descend like a freight train... But it will also jump like a heavy train and switch lines like a heavy train. Most people stopped complaining about the new wheel size because we understand the industry decided to disenfranchise the 26" rider. If the 650B is so much better, then how was Jared Graves able to win on a 26" last year?
Saidrick mikekazimer's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 16:35
Jul 14, 2014
Preview: Kona's 2015 Lineup
Wow, Kona that's how you sell bikes: 1. Give the customer real choices within your brand. 2. Make the prices fair: not cheap, but also getting a killer spec without spending 5 digits on a bike. 3. Make a bike that is fun to ride. Mission accomplished.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 8, 2014 at 14:27
Jul 8, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Buying New vs Used, Which 29er and Shift Cables
I think what RC means to say is that a 3 year old bike with ZERO maintenance is approaching the point of needing service. I still see pro-flex bikes on the trail.
Saidrick mikekazimer's article
Jul 4, 2014 at 8:40
Jul 4, 2014
First Ride: Scott's New Gambler and Voltage FR
The gambler looks weird, but I like weird. The tuneability of these bikes is definitialy something more companies should do. And the free ride bike specific bike is always nice to see. I wasn't really a fan of Scott bikes before, but now I am...
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