Spykr

  • Member since Oct 14, 2012
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  • Los Angeles , California
  • Male / 19

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like.

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Spykr mikekazimer's article
Jul 23, 2014 at 12:40
Jul 23, 2014
FINISHED: Yeti Cycles - Ask Us Anything
Will you guys continue to have a single-pivot bike like the 575 in your lineup, or will every full suspension bike you make soon be replaced by a bike that uses some variation of your switch system?
Spykr pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 15:44
Jul 22, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Shimano XTR Brake Tips, One-By Chainring Choices and the Wrong Slopestyle Bike
I think I'm gonna roll with a Sramano "mod" instead of going 1x10. Lookin' a fair bit cheaper all around, and a 10spd switch would be cheaper down the road. Probably go with an SLX mid-cage though.
Spykr pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 11:01
Jul 22, 2014
Spykr pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 10:37
Jul 22, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Shimano XTR Brake Tips, One-By Chainring Choices and the Wrong Slopestyle Bike
I wish I could get a clutched 9-speed derailer! That would just make my life so much easier and cheaper! CURSE YOU PROGRESS! CURSE YOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUU!
Spykr pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 10:09
Jul 22, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Shimano XTR Brake Tips, One-By Chainring Choices and the Wrong Slopestyle Bike
Going to probably go 1x10 when my chain wears out. I'd need a new cassette anyway, and my chainrings are getting pretty worn out, so I figure...eh, why the hell not? My bike's currently 32 pounds and I have no trouble getting up every hill around me with a 1:1 ratio, so I'm figuring I can use the direct-mount 36t bling ring I've got and then put a 36t cassette on the back and roll with that. Or I'll just go the cheaper route and put 24+36 on the front and run whatever rear cogs and stay 9 speed.
Spykr mikekazimer's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 14:03
Jul 11, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: What Style of Grip Do You Prefer?
Thanks for the recommendation! Definitely gonna pick up a set once my current set wears down!
Spykr mikekazimer's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 8:52
Jul 11, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: What Style of Grip Do You Prefer?
Personally, I like a moderate-thickness grip. I have a pair of lizard skins which are a good thickness, but the pattern gives me calluses and blisters. But they're an incredibly awesome shade of hot pink so I'll deal with it for now. Giant's lock on grips have a really comfortable pattern, but they wear out extremely quickly so those are a no go. ODI's are always well constructed and last a good while, but their two most popular and easy to find models, the ruffian and the rogue, don't quite fit my hands right. I'm curious to try out their "Cross Trainer" or X-treme grips once my current lock-ons wear out as those look right up my alley. Currently I'm running a pair of Q2 ruffian clones I got from a friend for $5 because they were too short for his BMX bike. They have a cut-out in the palm area so the rubber is thicker against your hand but thinner on the finger side. I'm pretty happy with them, especially for five bucks.
Spykr pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 1, 2014 at 20:29
Jul 1, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - New Brake Pads and All Mountain Flat Pedals
I use both and have some delicious peach cobbler. And I'm not sharing.
Spykr bcenduroseries's article
Jun 30, 2014 at 18:41
Jun 30, 2014
Race Recap: BC Enduro Series #3 Hits Kelowna
I got to university in Kelonwa...and I think I might just stay for the summer semester this coming year!
Spykr RichardCunningham's article
Jun 28, 2014 at 9:33
Jun 28, 2014
Affordable Shredders From Mongoose: Teocali AM/Trailbike and All-New Boot’r Downhill Racer
Quite honestly 650b and 26" wheel/tires feel almost exactly the same, albeit with 650b smoothing out braking bumps a bit. It's just geo differences and steadily improving suspension that are making the new bikes "faster" than the old ones. That said, as much as I don't want to say this...If you're going to buy a new bike designed for AM and more aggressive riding, might as well go with 650b unless you're getting a dj, or entry-level machine (due to easier availability and better selection at lower prices of tires). The industry has decided it's the way to go, that's where they're putting their R&D funds, and that's the size that will be getting new products. It sucks that the decision has been made FOR consumers rather than BY consumers, but no amount of griping is gonna fix that now. Consequently, you can now nab little-used 26ers being dumped by scenester Chads with tons of money who need the "latest and greatest" thing, which means the students, younger riders, and folks with less cash coming in, can nab some pretty damn high-end stuff for pretty damn good prices. This is of course until 26" becomes a real rarity in a few years and the prices go up.
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