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bikeddict kurtdefreitas's photo
Nov 2, 2013 at 1:40Nov 2, 2013
bikeddict mikekazimer's article
May 24, 2013 at 1:04May 24, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Bike Setup - How Picky Are You?
as a bike mechanic. even though i am able to get my hands on any tool i want to fix my bike, a proper cleaning station and all the lube and TLC i could want.... my bike is still dirty most of the time. that doesn't mean it doesn't function; brakes, suspension, bearings and drive-train are maintained to a functional order at all times. even though i can get cheaper rates at the bikeshop, im a uni student (POOR) so i still lube and clean old gear cables, sand down my brake pads, re-grease my sealed pivot bearings and do other dodgy, free or cheap fix ups. keeping a bike rolling isn't hard. you just need to know how to make it cheap, simple yet effective. And almost any bike shop here in Australia I've been to is happy to accommodate customers who have a limited budget. there is always a cheap option when fixing something.... (it might be short term, but it'll keep your bike rolling). therefore before you start trying to bribe your way into a bike shop with food and beer. maybe just ask if they can accommodate your financial situation. not that that food or beer is under appreciated ;)
bikeddict khsfactoryracing's article
Mar 25, 2013 at 18:04Mar 25, 2013
Video: Team KHS at Reaper Madness
did he crash at 1:46????
bikeddict home-team's article
Mar 23, 2013 at 18:09Mar 23, 2013
Taipei Cycle Show Day 3 Randoms
steel slayer! too bad i ride alloy bikes....
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Feb 14, 2013 at 19:28Feb 14, 2013
bikeddict dylawn's article
Dec 18, 2012 at 0:53Dec 18, 2012
The Argument for Long Travel Bikes - Opinion
i think that the other article focused on the fun factor more than anything else. it never rebuttal-ed the use of adequate suspension for terrain. rather focused on riders getting back to their roots and having fun on a bike no matter what the travel length is.
bikeddict mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2012 at 0:31Nov 27, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
for the first three years of riding i rode a hardtail bike racing dh, riding trails, 4x and pretty much every other type of riding on one bike. when it was eventually time to upgrade i went to a freeride bike. having 7 inches under my belt and 3 years of experience on a hard-tail i can confidently say that i was able to keep up to most local riders and even did pretty well in some races against bikes with an extra inch or two. after 3 more years ive eventually beaten that bike into the ground. upgrading once again to my first dh bike (giant glory) i can truthfully say that in so many instances the bike has resulted in a lack of speed rather than a increase in it. sure straight high speed choppy terrain it eats up but if you get into any type of steep tight corners it gets caught and slows me down. again i believe that my experience riding bikes with progressively bigger suspension has greatly enhanced my ability to maneuver the colossus of a bike. my next bike will definitely be a shorter travel all mountain/freeride bike. not only did i enjoy the shorter travel bikes more but the versatility went through the roof! So thank you for this article. i take my hat off to you sir and agree 100%
bikeddict SramMedia's article
Nov 19, 2012 at 20:57Nov 19, 2012
SRAM pART Project - NYC
free wheeling has got to be the best piece of art Ive seen! i want it so bad! http://www.sram.com/partproject/new-york/art-detail.php?id=142
bikeddict karl-burkat's article
Nov 13, 2012 at 0:29Nov 13, 2012
LAST DAY TO VOTE: 2012 Photo of the Year Starts Now - 32 Photos Selected
some of those comparisons were so hard to choose from: Bryce Piwek and Colin Stewart for example. both deserve to go into the next round!
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Nov 6, 2012 at 20:27Nov 6, 2012
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