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
Aug 14, 2014 at 9:07
Aug 14, 2014
First Look: Five Ten 2015
The Spitfires look like normal high-top skate shoes. The Freerider/Freerider Contacts look like normal lower-top skate shoes more or less. The Kestrel's look like a mashup between a race XC shoe and a sneaker, which I actually kinda dig. In the end they all look like shoes to me, which is good because that's what they are. Things to be worn on your feet to keep them attached to your pedals and not destroyed by said pedals and other elements. Sure, none of 'em may be anything stand out or worshipfully-stunning pieces of engineering, but...They're -shoes-. They all look 90% the same when they're covered in dirt, mud, grime, grease, and sweat anyway! That is, if you're actually using them for their intended purpose and not just gawking at them all day! That's what bicycle are for.
Spykr mikekazimer's article
Aug 12, 2014 at 20:40
Aug 12, 2014
First Ride: DVO Diamond Fork Prototype
OOHHUUUNNNGHGHGHNYEEESSSS black stanchions. Sexiest damn thing on a suspension fork. I want several.
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Aug 3, 2014 at 21:18
Aug 3, 2014
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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.
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