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Varaxis mikelevy's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 22:44
Apr 12, 2014
Emily Batty's Trek Superfly - Pietermaritzburg World Cup
Varaxis mikelevy's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 10:49
Apr 12, 2014
Sam Hill's Nukeproof Race Bike - Pietermaritzburg World Cup
How the F did the welder get into that space above the top tube-seat tube junction, to weld that gusset there.
Varaxis mikelevy's photo
Apr 10, 2014 at 22:03
Apr 10, 2014
Looks like that could stop a train

Varaxis natedh9's article
Apr 9, 2014 at 21:54
Apr 9, 2014
Track Walk - Pietermaritzburg DH World Cup 1
Interesting to try and find the pattern in the different photog's styles. Was thinking that Nathan liked depth, trying to include foreground objects when possible, shadows, and getting that bokeh (background blur) look "just right". Matt seemed to like dynamic range, contrast, vibrancy, and a sort of glowy brightness. It's like Nathan was the dark side to Matt's light. I personally think Matt's photos of landscape look more appealing, but Nathan's pictures drew me to take a closer look at all the various details throughout the pic, as opposed to only really glancing at what was glowing brightest in Matt's. Wouldn't mind seeing a whole lot of Matt's shots, but I find that each of Nathan's seems to tell a longer story than Matt's. It's kind of like the difference of feeling as if I were there (Matt's), versus the feeling of being told the story/experience (Nathan's).
Varaxis mattwragg's article
Mar 28, 2014 at 9:31
Mar 28, 2014
Specialized Go 650B
What chainguide is that? Want!
Varaxis mikekazimer's photo
Mar 27, 2014 at 18:50
Mar 27, 2014
That picture angle of the Yeti 303 Carbon is freaky. I know it has a seat tube, but you just don't see it in that pic

Varaxis RichardCunningham's article
Mar 19, 2014 at 11:09
Mar 19, 2014
Formula ThirtyFive 29 Fork - Review
CRC had the 33 120mm for $800 or so. Was thinking about it for my ASR5c at one point in time. Was looking forward to this at one point in time, due to the hype of their spring rate tuning and weight target. Then the Pike came out... then I realized I didn't really care for a fork upgrade, due to the price.
Varaxis RichardCunningham's article
Mar 19, 2014 at 10:47
Mar 19, 2014
Formula ThirtyFive 29 Fork - Review
Here's some fork stats I just looked up: Fox 34 29 - 51mm offset*, 552.8mm AC, 140mm travel, 2040g Float, 2090g TALAS (source: RockShox Pike 29 - 46/51mm offset, 551mm AC, 140mm (source: Cannondale Lefty Supermax - 60mm offset, 536mm** AC, 130mm, 1850g, + ~150g for steerer (source: * = all 29er 34s are 51mm. Not sure where RC's 47mm comes from, as it's either 44mm for standard 32 Float 29 or 51mm ** = unofficial and unverified, add 10 to compare more directly to the others The Revelation 120mm that might have been on the RIP9 before the Formula fork supposedly has 528mm AC and 46mm offset. Not sure where the 25mm extra height figure comes from. Is the listed Formula's "Axle-to-crown: 540mm (measured)" not correct? Didn't bother looking up the X-Fusion Trace, White Bros/MRP Loop, Manitou Tower, Suntour, Marz, Magura, DT Swiss, GermanA, RST, or whatever other forks. Too bad the Deville and Mattoc aren't available in 29er. Though, I'd rather spend the money on a stiff and light frame and wheelset before a high performance fork on a 29er. Though, on a smaller wheeled bike, I'd be all over the best fork and tires I could get. I could point out the BS in RC's articles all day, but I at least get the impression that the fork is good.
Varaxis mikekazimer's article
Mar 17, 2014 at 23:47
Mar 17, 2014
To The Point: Understanding Bottom Brackets
Who's answering these questions? The author/pinkbike personnel?
Varaxis RichardCunningham's article
Mar 17, 2014 at 11:00
Mar 17, 2014
Intense Tracer 275 Carbon - Review
My mistake is that I test rode expensive bikes... and they got me to feel like I wanted to re-experience that. My current go-to bike suddenly felt inadequate. I've tried to upgrade it when I found sales, and enjoyed the novelty factor of each upgrade, but it doesn't seem to have an overall balanced feel, where the performance in the front doesn't quite match the rear like it did when it was stock. I've had to adapt to each change, requiring some tweaking of the component setup and my riding style to smooth out the ride. Buying new gets you exactly what you want, without the hassle of selling used parts and scouring for deals, so you can spend more time riding and enjoying new things. If I were a reviewer, I'd have fun for the novelty factor of trying something new alone, but it would also be interesting to keep refining my senses to try and notice all the little nuances.
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