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alexsin mikekazimer's article
Jul 27, 2015 at 13:15
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First Ride: 2016 RockShox Lyrik
I think it would be awesome to have some of these stiffness claims tested by some bigger riders. I'm 225lbs and need all the stiffness I can get. I was surprised that RS decided to offer a new fork that's only marginally burlier than the Pike, but that's cool because that's exactly what I want. That being said I would love to hear some feedback from a hard-charging bigger guy who can really push the structural aspects of the fork.
alexsin mikekazimer's article
Jul 24, 2015 at 9:00
Jul 24, 2015
Bontrager SE5 Team Issue Tire - Review
To the alternate brands I've tried in recent years (Specialized, Schwalbe, WTB): fool me once, shame on you. Stray from Maxxis again? Shame on me.
alexsin pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 21, 2015 at 16:58
Jul 21, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Hybrid Drivetrains, Wheel Weight Limits and Custom Jerseys
Or just spend $7 on a bike with gear that works. There's no need to spend that kind of cash and have to make everything big guy-capable. You'll need Stan's Flows at least, or better yet switch to carbon, which can be done reasonably cheaply if you go with Derbys. Even for XC use you'll need at least a Pike. Geometry notwithstanding, for a guy your size what's called a trail bike is really an XC bike. What's called an AM bike is really a trail bike.
alexsin mikelevy's article
Jul 8, 2015 at 19:59
Jul 8, 2015
SPOTTED: Öhlins Air Shock
Really? I'm 6'6" and ride an XL E29. I love it. I've been shopping for an eventual replacement and I don't see anything else out there that might do better. For now I'm going to wait and see what the E29 redesign looks like. For most brands the XL is kind of an afterthought, really a longer option for the L rider and don't do much for anyone over 6'5". The new push towards long and low means most companies are doing even their XLs with tiny head tubes, as if tall riders are having trouble getting their bars low enough. Specialized has always been really good about scaling up the head tubes. For the record though, the Yeti SB6C is absolutely massive in XL. Can't wait to see if they do a replacement for the SB95.
alexsin pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 6, 2015 at 8:18
Jul 6, 2015
alexsin mikelevy's article
Jun 23, 2015 at 20:23
Jun 23, 2015
Marzocchi is Dead, Long Live Marzocchi
I hope they can get it together. The products have looked great in recent years. I would love to see the Enduro 29 - the lack of a fork like this is the main reason I haven't switched back over.
alexsin yeticycles's article
Jun 22, 2015 at 10:30
Jun 22, 2015
Yeti Launches New Women's Yeti Beti Line of Bikes
Cool. So now that this is done can we get on with a replacement for the SB95? :)
alexsin revelco's article
Jun 12, 2015 at 9:35
Jun 12, 2015
MUST WATCH: Brandon Semenuk's ''Revel In The Chaos'' Trailer
That was awesome. However, 'chaos' is a strong word to use when describing dirt jumping, probably the most manicured and calculated mountain biking niche.
alexsin WhistlerMountainBikePark's article
Jun 11, 2015 at 11:48
Jun 11, 2015
The Garbo Zone Opening This Saturday
Make sure you leave a couple days to do some riding outside the bike park.
alexsin TransitionBikeCompany's article
Jun 11, 2015 at 11:03
Jun 11, 2015
Done: Ask Us Anything With Transition Bikes - Why Making Bikes is Fun
I find current frame geometry to be a revelation. Great climbing, great descending bikes. Being 6'6" I love the trend towards longer front centers and 150mm dropper posts make 19" seat tubes possible even for me. But I really struggle to understand the drive to minimize stack, especially on the bigger sizes. I get that smaller riders need help getting their bars low enough, especially with bigger wheels and taller forks. But why not extend the same courtesy to taller riders and give the bigger sizes longer head tubes? Nobody wants to run 3cm worth of spacers or a 40mm rise bar.
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