Willie1

Long Time motocrosser who crossed over to biking a couple years ago.

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Willie1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2014 at 14:34
6 hours
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
I have ridden the bikes backl to back, and its like switching to better tires, or a new better fork/shock combo. Not earth shaking, but enough of a difference to make it worthwhile.
Willie1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2014 at 14:31
6 hours
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
If it was a disadvantage, they would drop it. Look at the demo fiasco last year. Gwinn got a custom rear triangle, then the first two rounds he didn't even ride the demo this year. Losing sucks for PR. The "new" has to be at least equivalent to the old, or it will not make it. PS: I don't care what you ride. I like what I like, and don't think a company should drop 559 if they can sell them. If they can't, it only makes sense to drop them.
Willie1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2014 at 14:29
6 hours
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
A national level MX bike is $50-150k (Not a stock bike- they are OK at the local level up to intermediate. After that it takes a pile of money to race competitively.) Racing is expensive. DH, BMX, Enduro are the cheapest wheeled sports out there.
Willie1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2014 at 14:26
6 hours
Willie1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2014 at 14:26
6 hours
Announced: Santa Cruz 650B V10
This is so old. most of the people bitching stopped after riding the newer bikes. There's a handful of pretend riders who say they don't like 650b after riding one, but personally, the difference is moderate, like going from 1.95 tires to a good 2.35 tire. The 2.35" tire is theoretically less nimble, but the difference in ride and traction are outweighing the slight downside.
Willie1 redbullbike's article
Jul 29, 2014 at 9:36
1 days
Video: First Look at the 2015 Specialized Demo
Nobody is bitching about the wheel size? I don't understand! This is a well designed bike from what I can see.
Willie1 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 29, 2014 at 7:24
2 days
Ask Pinkbike - Out of Control Rear Derailleur, Flat-Pedal Rider Switching to Clips, and a 24-Inch Wheel Question
You are getting neg propped because you are asking people to make sense :). A lot of people have no experience whatsoever, and they neg prop the knowledgeable people into oblivion. Its the biggest negative about this site.
Willie1 mikekazimer's article
Jul 28, 2014 at 14:37
2 days
Transition TR500 - Review
Carbon is repairable. I have done it, and have made carbon parts in my garage. Aluminum can be welded, but you have to re-heat treat the frame after welding. Not something many can do at home.
Willie1 mikekazimer's article
Jul 28, 2014 at 14:34
2 days
Transition TR500 - Review
Cornering and stability are tradeoffs. You can't have both, but you can get a good balance. DH is splitting from park in terms of user needs. Park riding needs more nimbleness, whereas DH is all about speed.
Willie1 mikelevy's article
Jul 23, 2014 at 12:01
Jul 23, 2014
Spank Oozy Trail295 Bead Bite Wheelset - Review
Of all the rims I've used to build wheels, Spank were my favorite before I switched to carbon rims. They are damn fine rims.
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