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Spykr RichardCunningham's article
Oct 23, 2014 at 0:58
1 days
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
As a second year geography major, I can fully assure you that unless you're doing something incredibly stupid (awesome) with your bicycle, putting a lefty of a similar A2C of your current fork on your bicycle, provided it doesn't have a HT as spindly and weak as a dry noodle, will most likely not lead to your headtube snapping off unless the bicycle has already sustained some kind of damage.
Spykr RichardCunningham's article
Oct 22, 2014 at 19:13
1 days
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
You can run a lefty on a non-cannondale frame just fine as long as you have the right steerer/adapter clamps, which cost between $90 and $200 bucks. Is it the best idea for an older frame with a straight 1 1/8" HT with minimal gusseting? Eh, not really, but a modern tapered or 1.5" HT will be fine!
Spykr brule's article
Oct 22, 2014 at 19:09
1 days
Check Out #2
I do a fair bit of nightriding, and if you can only have 1 light, I personally prefer mounting it on the bar. While it doesn't give you the ability to look around corners as well, a light on the bar gives the trail much more definition, which for someone getting into night riding, I feel is more important. Get something that's at least 1000 lumens; I've had good experiences with Serfas stuff and they have pretty good price points on it all. If you decide you like night riding, get a smaller, lighter weight light for the head, like the Bontrager model listed (Which is essentially a copy of the Light and Motion Urban series). I'd skip on niterider. yes they make good stuff, but they're no longer the class leader they used to be and not worth the premium price. Also don't get the $30 ebay magicshine knockoffs. The actual magicshine ones are decent (expect about 75-80% of the stated lumens and the batteries aren't fantastic), and a good way to find out if you like night riding without dropping a ton of coin. The knockoff magicshines are...Well just don't bother.
Spykr RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2014 at 18:15
Oct 20, 2014
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
They make a 29er version which is 130mm travel.
Spykr RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2014 at 18:05
Oct 20, 2014
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
Mecabeat: The service intervals for the lefties are a fair bit longer with the new hybrid bearing designs. No more need for bearing resets all the damn time and the internals, a modified rockshox design, are pretty durable. As for service costs...quite honestly they're not that much different than what most factory services are. Or if you're in the know a bit more, send it to Mendon Cyclesmith and get a lower assembly service for like...45 bucks. Dude covers half the return shipping too! The "nightmare" of keeping a lefty up and running hasn't held true for years, and I wouldn't trade mine for any other suspension...except for maybe a newer lefty.
Spykr rianedale's photo
Sep 23, 2014 at 10:04
Sep 23, 2014
This is a Felt Redemption, not a compulsion. A compulsion is a 145mm travel trail bike, whereas this is a 165 travel borderline freeride bike. BIG difference

Spykr mikelevy's article
Sep 22, 2014 at 12:06
Sep 22, 2014
GT Sanction - Review
Well hopefully it's less than my 2009 sanction which is somewhere between 34 and 36 pounds! (I haven't weighed Holga since getting new tires and an air shock in the back)
Spykr longnguyen's article
Sep 20, 2014 at 10:03
Sep 20, 2014
Day 2: Speed and Style - Kamikaze Bike Games
Looks like Mr. Alex Reveles is riding some new version of the GT Distortion! I have my interest very piqued! Any more details on that thing! Also, that mongoose looks strangely like a Corsair!
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Sep 5, 2014 at 20:38
Sep 5, 2014
Spykr mdelorme's photo
Sep 5, 2014 at 8:26
Sep 5, 2014

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