Dec 7, 2016 at 12:151 days
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Component of the Year Winner
My only issue with Eagle (and most 11/12 speed 1x systems) is cassette wear. I wore out three XT cassettes in 2016 - and this was frustrating even with a relatively inexpensive cassette. A $400CAD cassette is just insane. Or at least, I'd pay it if I could reasonably expect it to last two seasons. I'd also be happy for a weight penalty if that meant longer life.
Dec 7, 2016 at 9:301 days
e*thirteen's TRS Race 9-46 Tooth Cassette Now Available
@fartymarty: A year lol. I'm getting less than six months per XT cassette and there's nothing to suggest this, Sunrace or SRAM options will do any better.
Nov 30, 2016 at 13:17Nov 30, 2016
Alutech Unveil the Sennes DH 29
So that's a 40 for 29" wheels? Is that about to become available?
Nov 30, 2016 at 9:48Nov 30, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Innovation of the Year Winner
Seems like we could better achieve these goals by moving bikes to 34.9 internal seat tubes like the Evil Wreckoning? There will always be fit limitations with those 170mm+ droppers but that's life. 34.9 would offer more space for internals in every size.
alexsin mikelevy's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 8:53Nov 28, 2016
Alchemy Arktos Custom - Review
I'm with you. To me custom means CUSTOM. Custom geo, custom paint, custom part picks.
alexsin raceface's article
Nov 25, 2016 at 11:34Nov 25, 2016
Wade Simmons: Grab Life by the Onesie
*grab life by the front access hole
alexsin enduromtbtrainer's article
Nov 20, 2016 at 9:58Nov 20, 2016
Assess Your Season, Rest and Cross Train
Part of not being able to get the mental reset you're craving in the gym is doing the right kind of work. If you're running on a treadmill or using an elliptical of course that is not going to match the psychological demands of riding. Maybe you need to up the weight. Stick to big compound joint lifts like deadlifts and squats, then move into more powerful fast movements like the clean and jerk. Once you can do those safely try mixing them into Crossfit style workouts that alternate sprinting (running, a rowing machine, etc) with some heavy lifting, keeping rest to an absolute minimum. Those workouts are as demanding as anything you can do on your bike. If you're not getting the mental reset you need you need more reps, more sets, more weight or less rest between efforts. Can you run a mile in 6 minutes? Can you deadlift 2x your bodyweight? TL;DR if your workouts are boring find yourself some better workouts. It's good to get off the bike and do some other kind of hard work. Not everything has to be the same as the bike.
alexsin TheProsCloset's article
Nov 17, 2016 at 16:11Nov 17, 2016
Looking Back with Missy Giove - Video
Calling particular episode "Pros & Cons" would have worked.
Nov 16, 2016 at 8:29Nov 16, 2016
SRAM Eagle Drivetrain - Review
@mikekazimer: Safety third!
Nov 10, 2016 at 11:39Nov 10, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Innovation of the Year Nominees
What is Eightpins solving that going to 34.9 won't?
Nukeproof Mega 275 and 290 - First Ride
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