Dec 17, 2014 at 13:40Dec 17, 2014
Pinkbike Awards: Product of the Year Nominees
Bibs are awesome but I wear baggies over them for 2 reasons. I don't want my nuts freezing off and I definitely don't want to ride out with half an ass cheek hanging out because I crashed which I often do.
Dec 16, 2014 at 16:06Dec 16, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Goggles for Half-Shell Helmets, More Fork Travel or a New Bike, and Pro Fitness Advice
The elevation masks in the gym make no sense. The point is to train low and sleep high so unless your college gym is letting you take it home at night it's pretty much worthless and will only serve to give you a shittier workout.
Dec 8, 2014 at 11:43Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
I've had two rockshox forks with dpa and they both failed pretty miserably. I swapped in solo or dual air (not dual position) cartridges and they ride fantastically now. There's just too much that can go wrong with dpa and I don't personally feel the manufacturing tolerances are there to prevent it happening. When my fork suddenly went from 140mm to 0mm of travel in the middle of a rock garden I knew I was never riding dpa again.
Dec 8, 2014 at 11:40Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Didn't pinkbike just give put this thing in it's suspension product of the year awards?
Dec 5, 2014 at 7:24Dec 5, 2014
FINISHED: Ask Me Anything: Dan Atherton - Escape. Create.
Dan, have you and Gee ever had a competition to see who can produce a more human looking smile? I know it would require a lot of hard work but I think you could take him.
WestwardHo rachellefrazer's article
Dec 4, 2014 at 13:57Dec 4, 2014
December Online Deals
The hubs are definitely lower quality but I got a set of aluminum havocs for my trailbike for like $300. They've been fine for over a year now.
WestwardHo mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2014 at 7:09Dec 2, 2014
Pinkbike Awards: Trail / All-Mountain Bike of the Year Nominees
It does seem like these bikes are in a completely different category than "trail" but the marketing machine ain't gonna feed itself if you think the 120mm bike you already have is good enough for trail riding. Maybe Washington sucks but these bikes seem like overkill for a lot of the "trail" around here.
WestwardHo mikelevy's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 7:18Nov 12, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
So I have an SLX front and an Elixir 7 rear (yeah, I know). I'm just waiting for the elixir to blow so I can replace it with another SLX but it's on the back and it's not horrible. However, I've noticed that the Shimano brakes will squeal in wet conditions INITIALLY... like after a long climb, they will squeal on the descent until they heat up and get some of the water off. The Avid rear squeals THE WHOLE time down. So yeah, both brakes squeal but the Shim doesn't squeal for nearly as long.
Nov 11, 2014 at 12:40Nov 11, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Kickers, Spoke Protectors, and the RockShox Pike vs the Fox 36 fork
I have not tried this fork but I'm like super gnarly so I know I will need to swap it out immediately with another fork I haven't tried. I also don't know much about suspension but I'm confident spending another $1000 on a brand new bike will make me significantly gnarlier.