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TomBasic karl-burkat's article
Jun 4, 2014 at 19:10
Jun 4, 2014
Must Watch: Road Bike Freestyle
I can't stand these videos. Trials riders can do their magic on anything, so that they're doing it on a roadbike is different, but not much more than that. An example is the fixie crowd. They can do neat and impressive things, but that doesn't make it cool. It's like doing a bunch of technical flip-trick stuff on a penny skateboard. You might be able to, but why would you? Like, bomb the hill or do major slides! A cool road bike video would include mega lean angles and major speed in an urban environment, where that speed would get you some foot-out/foot-up sliding and some air, like the famous pic of that road rider boosting air going over that bridge. I'm not going to argue with you guys. I've NOT said these riders aren't talented, I've only said I can't stand these videos. I know I'm not the only one.
TomBasic mattwragg's article
Mar 10, 2014 at 12:20
Mar 10, 2014
Mudhugger Mudguards Now Available in US and Europe
Blah, blah, blah. It's a matter of personal taste. Having ridden in Ottawa winter snow/salt, Georgia red clay, and other muddy areas I am very much a fan of fenders. It's just a matter of adapting them to suspension designs and making them wide and rigid enough to be functional. Yes, I'm a fooking prima donna, and yes, I don't like getting mud up my backside, all over my Camelback, all over my car, all over my rug at home, nor in my washing machine. That Georgia red clay stains, too. Now go cry to your momma how someone didn't care about your "I'm muddier and therefore manlier" line.
TomBasic bosnianrider's photo
Feb 7, 2014 at 12:50
Feb 7, 2014
We have a very sticky clay mud in southern California, here in the US, that looks similar to this. It will easily double the weight of your bike, and it is extremely hard to wash off. You would think that you could let it harden, and then it would crack and fall off, but since it's clay, it just adheres that much more when it dries! Nasty stuff.

TomBasic rkuhn's photo
Feb 7, 2014 at 11:27
Feb 7, 2014
Hi Rob, Did you get this based on my plug that I made in the Oneup Components product review?

TomBasic rkuhn's photo
Feb 7, 2014 at 11:26
Feb 7, 2014
Nikoniko, the guy's on Ebay: He's got other innovative items, too.

TomBasic mikelevy's article
Jan 25, 2014 at 0:13
Jan 25, 2014
Pinkbike Product Picks
What I said is that there IS a need for cooling devices. Not everyone can handle heat as well as others. I have actually had the privilege of getting heat stroke, and I can tell you that "sweating it out" only works when you're in arid climes. When it's humid you're toast. By the way, heat stroke might not kill you, but it can incapacitate you enough that unless you have someone to help you you're in deep shit. You can get to the point where you can't even walk.
TomBasic mikelevy's article
Jan 24, 2014 at 12:01
Jan 24, 2014
Pinkbike Product Picks
You can laugh at Skeletor in his cooling vest, up there, but there IS a need for cooling devices. If you ride in arid climates like the Phoenix desert you can mist yourself, but then you also have to carry the extra water. But, if you ride in the humid south, like Atlanta, evaporative cooling is a no-go, and a cooling vest makes perfect sense. I've ridden in both places and keeping cool during the summer is no joke. Of course, $198 is way out there.... Chinese version coming to Ebay soon for $19.99.
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Jan 13, 2014 at 23:23
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014 at 23:22
Jan 13, 2014

Specialized Hardrock MTB frame 17" medium

$70 USD
I bought this as a complete bike for some of its parts and do not need this frame. This frame has been mostly stripped of its original paint, but there is still some primer visible. Included: - Derailleur hanger. - Bottom bracket cable guide. - Seat post quick release. Specs: - 3 lbs. 15 oz (without the above items). - 21.75" actual top tube length, approx. (plugged this info. into Specialized 2009 model year to get "17" size). - Uses 1 1/8" traditional headset. - Uses 30.9mm seatpost. - Disc brake, only. I have other parts for sale WITH this frame (frame needs to be sold, first, before I will let go of other stuff) in case you need help with your build: - Various headsets. - Suspension fork. - Stem and handlebars. - Seatpost and seat. - Bunch of grips. - Pedals. Thanks!

TomBasic mikekazimer's article
Jan 8, 2014 at 18:11
Jan 8, 2014
Suntour RUX - Review
Used to have a Manitou Nixon that required 4mm and 6mm allen wrenches for the axle. As I carried the thing in my car frequently and needed to remove the wheel to do so I hated it and eventually got a Marzocchi 55 with a tool-free front axle (2011 model). The Marzocchi setup works excellent and has never given me any problems. Concerning the Rux fork, here, I'd rather use my pocket knife or the screw driver blade on my multitool to pry out the lever than use wrenches. Ultimately, Suntour needs to make the thing gunk-proof, but I am no fan of having to use wrenches if I have a tool-less option.
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