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b-mack rideSOK's article
Feb 26, 2015 at 12:12
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Video: How Low Can Bryan Regnier Go?
Why is he pushing his bike? I thought this was Enduro Bro!
b-mack pivotcycles's article
Feb 14, 2015 at 7:40
Feb 14, 2015
Video: A Singletrack Valentine in Queenstown, New Zealand
Ah, I remember what it's like to not have kids..
b-mack WoodwardMTB's article
Feb 8, 2015 at 15:49
Feb 8, 2015
Video: 10 Year Old Jackson Goldstone Jumps Mega Ramp
Thank you @WAKIdesigns, that needed to be said... Father of three.
b-mack b-mack's photo
Feb 7, 2015 at 16:12
Feb 7, 2015
It's made out of straight gauge chromoly. The tubes do not have to be nearly as thick as aluminum or carbon to have the same strength, and single pivots are incredibly common. No, it doesn't bend and has little flex...it's one of the most durable frames ever made.

b-mack WoodwardMTB's article
Feb 4, 2015 at 20:42
Feb 4, 2015
Video: 10 Year Old Jackson Goldstone Jumps Mega Ramp
No need to sell your manhood @bikermaniac101... Just build one up. Most fun you can have on two wheels.. http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/11029270/
b-mack mikekazimer's article
Feb 1, 2015 at 8:42
Feb 1, 2015
17 Race Bikes - RockShox Enduro Challenge
I've actually wondered why we don't see more pros opting for a normal post at some Enduro races. If the timed stages are mostly down and rugged, then the ability to put the post up quickly may not be necessary or worth the weight and complication...at the end of the stage, just flip the QR and put it up for the climb.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 8:32
Jan 29, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Replacement Wheels, Front vs Rear Brake, Everything About Tubeless
You're right about all of that @downhilladdict. My tubed success can be attributed to a lot of things: No stupid low pressures where both tires and rims are damaged (24 front, 26 rear on Schwalbe SGs right now), 25mm internal width rims, good line choices, etc. But it's not like I ride all flow trails either...Northstar and my local canyon are famous for their wheel eating terrain. Most of my flats over the years were a direct result of me experimenting with lower pressures to see what I could get away with. The truth is, if riders are running pressures low enough to pinch flat, they are also dinging up thier rims and that doesn't bode well for a tubeless set up either. Dual ply tires, run at reasonable pressures for your terrain and speed are surprisingly good at avoiding flats. I totally get tubeless for single ply, but in my opinion, going tubeless on a dual ply dh set up should be done for reasons other than avoiding flats. Gwin's run where he pulled his tubeless set up off in a hard turn is great evidence of that.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 28, 2015 at 16:13
Jan 28, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Replacement Wheels, Front vs Rear Brake, Everything About Tubeless
Standard tubes on the DH bike for 13 years... I can count my flats on one hand. Tubeless is overrated on dual ply tires.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 28, 2015 at 8:15
Jan 28, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Replacement Wheels, Front vs Rear Brake, Everything About Tubeless
I have set up Outlaws in exactly the way described as well as other rims. Be aware that if you are a light rider or not all that aggressive in turns all should be okay if the tire fits tight (a tubeless ready tire is HIGHLY recommended). However, if you are heavier, corner hard, land sideways, or wish to avoid the unpleasant experience of peeling a tire off the rim at high speed, I would recommend either the split tube/Stans Strip method or just go a proper UST tire/rim set up. Just putting tape and sealant on to make a tubeless set up is sketchy at best without some kind of bead security. People need to be aware that the tube is normally an integral part in securing the tire to the rim and without it you run a major risk of burping.. or much worse. I really wish PB would mention this in articles instead of just "tape, sealant, and go".
b-mack danyul's photo
Jan 26, 2015 at 21:13
Jan 26, 2015
It's nice to see even some legends still believe in tubes..

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