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Spykr markusgreber's article
Jun 28, 2015 at 10:44
Jun 28, 2015
Photo Epic: UCI Marathon World Championships - Selva Val Gardena, Italy
In a marathon race, lightness isn't the #1 priority in the bike. It's still very, very important, but when the race lasts 87km, the riders are on there for hours at a time, and as such, the bike needs to be tougher and with a greater emphasis on rider comfort and fatigue reduction. The RS1 is supposed to have better dampening than the SID, better small bump compliance, and a more plush stroke, which makes it a better choice than the stiffer SID, which is better suited to hardcore hammering for a shorter amount of time. Look at the bikes here: they look...normal. They're not ultra stripped down like normal XC race bikes, their tires have more tread, the brakes have bigger rotors, pedals have a bit of a cage or platform around them for greater foot support, many of them are running with bar ends or more ergonomic grips, stems aren't at -45 degrees. These bikes are built for a different purpose: XC yes, but a different kind of XC.
Spykr markusgreber's article
Jun 27, 2015 at 21:59
Jun 27, 2015
Photo Epic: UCI Marathon World Championships - Selva Val Gardena, Italy
Downhill is rad, XC is intense, Enduro is awesome, 4x is cool, but marathon riders have my greatest respect.
Spykr markusgreber's photo
Jun 27, 2015 at 21:58
Jun 27, 2015
CONFETTI!

Spykr ns-bikes's article
Jun 18, 2015 at 9:16
Jun 18, 2015
NS Bikes in the USA
Most shops in the USA are registered with BTI, so you can go to almost any bike shop that's not a specialized dealer, a tri shop, or refuses to sell mountain bikes, and order NS's dirt jump frames, components, and some FS frames.
Spykr TransitionBikeCompany's article
Jun 11, 2015 at 9:57
Jun 11, 2015
Done: Ask Us Anything With Transition Bikes - Why Making Bikes is Fun
How many lab coats must be worn to properly engineer a bike, and is this affected by whether beer is sipped normally, shotgunned, or eschewed for the most caffeinated coffee this side of Alpha Centauri?
Spykr RichardCunningham's article
Jun 5, 2015 at 0:21
Jun 5, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: What is a Fair Price for a Mountain Bike?
Ya'll are still great though. Mountain bikes are fun, and a lot of riders are rad peeps. A lot of riders are the opposite, but that's how people do. Now go ride your damn bike and then clean your damn bike so your local mechanic doesn't need a hazmat suit in order to touch it!
Spykr RichardCunningham's article
Jun 5, 2015 at 0:16
Jun 5, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: What is a Fair Price for a Mountain Bike?
High-zoot components are awesome, but in practical usage, there's almost no difference in actual performance between high-tier and mid-tier stuff (except maybe in suspension. Sometimes.) Furthermore, be honest; most people who ride mountain bikes, or any bikes, treat their rides like crap, and only get them cleaned once a year when they get it tuned up. After several rides of dirt, dust, mud, sand, neglect, etc...XTR is gonna feel almost exactly the same as SLX, XX1 will be indistinguishable from X7, house brand bars are the same as boutique made-in-domestic market CNC'd whatever, fancy clipless pedals are just as smooth or rough as cheaper ones, and your expensive hand-built wheelset feels just as meh as a $300 OEM wheelset when they're both wobbly, out of true, and the hubs aren't adjusted right. Pinkbike is a minority of riders; a minority of bike lovers who treat their rides like spoiled children. Most riders don't do shit until something is broken, and only want the name of a part because cyclists are shallow, image-obsessed dorks.
Spykr pinkbikeaudience's article
May 12, 2015 at 23:21
May 12, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Used Carbon, Shoe Advice, Replacement Cranks and Super Gravity Tires
If you're gonna buy a HD, just get the "performance" one honestly. Cheap, last well, good tread, and while not technically tubeless, they work readily.
Selling
May 6, 2015 at 21:25
May 6, 2015

Felt Compulsion LT3- nearly new, mechanic owned

$3000 USD
2014 Felt Compulsion LT3, size small (16 inch) almost like new with just a few tiny scuffs on the handlebar caps and drive-side chainstay. That's it. It's set up tubeless (the proper way, not ghetto'd!), and is waiting for the perfect rider to throw a leg over it and shred! This bike is in like new, has never been wrecked, and has less than a dozen rides on it. After every one of those few rides it was meticulously cleaned, detailed, and babied. It climbs and descends better than any bike I've owned ('07 c'dale prophet, 08 compulsion, '09 GT sanction, '13 pivot mach 5.7), and is all in all a fantastic piece of carbon fiber and aluminum with 2 wheels on it. So if it's such a fantastic bike, you my be wondering just why I'm selling it. Well, it's not by choice, that's for sure! I bought this bike while back home from college on winter break in early December. At the time it fit PERFECTLY and I thought for sure I finally had THE bike that would be mine for years to come. I got just a few rides in before break was over and I had to return to Canada for college. I locked this up in the family garage, covered it with a tarp and blankets to keep dust and dings away, and went back to school with spirits high, and eager to finish the semester and return home to my new baby. Unfortunately my body decided that would not be the case, and after a small growth spurt, this black-and-orange enduro-matic, all mountain-tastic bicycle is too small. As you can imagine, I'm not super happy about that, but the bike's gotta get sold if I can even hope to afford a new bike in the proper size. I know nobody likes to see "THIS BIKE RETAILS FOR $XXXXX AMOUNT!" in ads, but this bike costs $4000 new, and apart from a few tiny scuffs and a little tiny wear on the rear tire, it's like buying a new bike. I have kept every single piece of owner's information included with the bike, every manual: everything. Bottomless tokens for the fork, spare metal cable clips if you want to change the cable routing, even a few orange anodized aluminum bolts for stuff! Specifications Weight (with Shimano clipless pedals and tubeless): 28 pounds, 4 ounces. Frame: Compulsion LT3 Carbon (Felt calls it "UHC Performance" if marketing terms matter to you!) front triangle, aluminum rear triangle, THREADED 73mm bottom bracket: no press-fit silliness Size: 16" (Small; fits up to 5'7". I'm no longer 5'7" which makes me sad) Fork: Rockshox Pike RC (Rebound, compression. Charger damper, includes bottomless tokens) Rear shock: Rockshox Monarch RT Shifters: SRAM X7 Rear Derailer: SRAM X9 type 2 Front Derailer: SRAM X7 Cranks SRAM X7 2-36-Bash Pedals: Shimano clipless or Animal BMX BPE flat pedal: your choice! Brakes: Magura MT2, 200mm rotors front and rear Stem: Felt 60mm, ultralight top cap and carbon spacers Bars: Felt bars: 740mm wide, 1/2" rise Seatpost: KS E-Ten 100mm dropper, 30.9 diameter Saddle: Felt-branded saddle with cro-moly rails. Nothing fancy, but lightweight with a great shape and pretty darn comfy! Wheels: WTB Speed Disc i23 (Tubeless!) Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 (set up tubeless with fresh sealant) Rear hub spacing: 12x142, shimano style BELL: IT HAS A BELL.

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May 6, 2015 at 20:37
May 6, 2015
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