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TEAM-ROBOT RichardCunningham's article
Aug 21, 2014 at 8:53
Aug 21, 2014
First Look: Diamondback's Affordable Downhiller - the 2015 DB8
You can't get a warranty in the Pinkbike buy/sell section.
TEAM-ROBOT dbaker's article
Aug 20, 2014 at 12:51
Aug 20, 2014
Playing in the Big Leagues: Carson Storch
So rad. 8th ain't bad for your first time in the big leagues.
TEAM-ROBOT RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 11:56
Aug 19, 2014
33 Enduro World Series Bike Checks
And Spunk, you might just be dealing with bad tunes on those inline shocks you've ridden. I'm 185 pounds but I ride like a bag of bricks, and I need a mandatory compression tune on every shock I ever get. Most stock bikes come with a compression tune that's five or six times too light for me. If you purchased an aftermarket Float X it probably has a medium/medium compression and rebound tune, whereas a lot of complete bikes come with a light/light.
TEAM-ROBOT RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 11:52
Aug 19, 2014
33 Enduro World Series Bike Checks
I'm one of the riders in the photos, Charlie Sponsel on the Blue Felt near the bottom. I like my Float X, but I never had any problems with the damper on a standard Float CTD or RP23 heating up to the point where I perceived a significant loss in damping. Those little turd shocks can put up with an amazing beating. I can't speak for air shocks from other brands because I've only ever ridden Fox, but in my experience a Fox air shock is a pretty bombproof thing. As for the EWS, I know a lot of guys switched to coils for the last round due to the damper fade you mention. I didn't, and I didn't have any noticeable problems. As for air vs. coil, the spring rate tuning you do on a modern air shock with volume reducing spacers is invaluable. You can turn a crummy bike into a great bike with a 50 cent piece of plastic. You cannot tune a bike's wheel rate the same way with a coil. The real golden age will come when we can get air shocks for trail riding with volume adjust, some sort of lockout-y thing, and REAL compression adjust knobs. And I mean from Fox or Rockshox, I wouldn't touch a Cane Creek DoubleBlowout Air with a 10 ft. pole.
TEAM-ROBOT basecampnorthwest's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 11:32
Aug 19, 2014
TEAM-ROBOT basecampnorthwest's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 11:25
Aug 19, 2014
CDC Round 3: Rainier Enduro
That was the funnest race I've been to in a long time. Great trails, great turnout, great beer, great food, great camping, great location. Trey, you're nailing the parts of race promotion that matter to me. Don't sweat the write-up too much. But maybe next time put photos of me in the write-up next time please, because I want to be famous.
TEAM-ROBOT basecampnorthwest's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 11:22
Aug 19, 2014
CDC Round 3: Rainier Enduro
I was there, and rode all the trails towards the end of Saturday as one of the last racers down. Palisades had a couple pre-existing ruts that were burned in a little deeper, and a few switchbacks with more evidence of braking into them. So there was *some* evidence of wear on Palisades. Friday morning we did a pedal up Suntop, and it was absolutely HAMMERED from horse use. Suntop looks 1000% better on Saturday afternoon after two day of racing than it did before. Also, where do you get off calling these trails "natural treasures?" There is nothing natural about them. The trees and creeks and moss are natural, but the trails? Humans built them. More specifically, humans built them for fun. And if the trails were built for human fun, I assume they can used for human fun without violating the intent of the builders, and perhaps even be maintained for years of ongoing human fun. Pretending like mother earth put those trails there and that any disturbance violates the natural order is a common and useful logical construct for keeping people off your special favorite local trail/area/wave.
TEAM-ROBOT basecampnorthwest's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 10:33
Aug 19, 2014
CDC Round 3: Rainier Enduro
Where did that guy come from? Is the Sierra Club on Pinkbike now?
TEAM-ROBOT mikelevy's photo
Aug 18, 2014 at 10:34
Aug 18, 2014
Waki, you're tripping if you don't care about geo charts. Yeah, sure, the average consumer doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground, but to anyone who knows anything you can tell 99% of how a bike rides from a geo chart, some suspension kinematics curves, and the answer to these three questions: Does it break or come loose all the time? Is it loud? How much does it weigh? It's not like bike design is some sort of unholy alchemy where engineers and designers cast spells and incantations and supplicate to the bike gods in the hope that their bike handles well. There are measurable, numerical reasons one bike handles better than another. And a lot of those measurable, numerical reasons live on the geo chart. You should know all this already, though, "Mr. 420mm Chainstay Advocate Guy."

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Aug 6, 2014 at 13:13
Aug 6, 2014

Brand New ALL BLACK Reverb, 30.9mm

$199 USD
This is a brand new in box 125mm drop Rockshox Reverb, in all black size 30.9mm. Box comes with owner's manual, hose routing accessories, endure collar, bleed kit, and 120ml bottle of Reverb oil. This model features the seatclamp-mounted hose routing. Seatpost can come with an XL Felt Compulsion frame (with a 30.9mm seat tube) for an extra $1000. http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1617620/ Buyer pays shipping, paypal accepted.

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