Railing ruts and nailing...
chillindrdude mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 2:58Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
It's ironic that there is a sizeable number of "mountain bikers" that don't see an issue or distinction between a bicycle and a motorized bike, but nearly all US land managers do.
chillindrdude vernonfelton's video
Sep 24, 2016 at 22:46Sep 24, 2016
If electric shifting isn't wireless, I don't see it as a great enough improvement over cables. On the other hand, I would totally use electronic actuated dampers. The accelerometer algorithm would be the most important piece, it would be cool if you could actually look at your ride telemetry and then tailor fit damping rates for more efficient bump absorption or pure efficiency.
chillindrdude devinci's article
May 10, 2016 at 16:22May 10, 2016
Tragic News - Stevie Smith Passes Away
We are all diminished by Steve's passing. Rest easy Chainsaw.
chillindrdude vernonfelton's article
Mar 18, 2016 at 5:34Mar 18, 2016
Banned in the USA: Part 1
IMBA can go eatadik. They oppose STC because it could possibly usurp their power as the voice of "responsible" mountain bikers. Their sustainability mantra is "horsesh!t" (pun intended). Nearly every IMBA-supported/managed trail is a smooth dirt track. A snoozefest of a time, similar to just riding an indoor trainer. And any interesting features are neutered and watered down to cater to the lowest possible denominator, devoid of any progression. I oppose IMBA.
chillindrdude RichardCunningham's article
Feb 18, 2016 at 7:15Feb 18, 2016
Enduro vs Trailbike: Marriage and Divorce - Opinion
It is obvious to say but suspension design and geometry has allowed 120mm travel bikes to be competent descenders. The right progressivity with the right valving can make the bike feel planted and bottomless. Whereas you may give up tenths (or even a second or so) in the downhills, the efficiency of a short travel bike makes that back up in spades on the flats or climbing. I'm no fan of climbing, but giving me a faster overall speed, allowing to ride longer, faster IS appealing to me. The terrain near me also dictates my choice of bike. I think if I lived in the Pacific Northwest or BC, a 150-160mm travel bike would make more sense. The terrain I ride daily just isn't as technical or downhilly. I owned an Enduro 27.5 but it was just too much travel, hence I sold it and got an Evil Following. I am still amazed by its composure when it gets steep and rough. TL;DR I agree with the article. In my case, all that's needed for me is my Evil Following and a DH bike and that will cover 99% of the riding I do/enjoy.
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Feb 1, 2016 at 7:50Feb 1, 2016
Feb 1, 2016 at 7:50Feb 1, 2016
2015 Zealous Division 29er hardtail FRAMESET! please NOTE: this is a FRAMESET! this includes everything except for the fork. ALL you need to make this bike complete is a fork and bottom headset race. (i may have one lying around) This was my winter/training bike. never raced. In EXCELLENT condition. I pilfered the front fork to complete my 29er enduro bike. So this bike is just sitting around. I need the money for a CX bike. Specs: XT brakes Shimano XT 10 speed rear der and shifters SRAM XO carbon cranks your choice of diety flats or crank brothers candy pedals renthal/raceface/easton cockpit Sun-ringle Charger Pro wheelset. Size is XL, i'm 6'2" and this fits me well. will fit someone 6' or taller. Price INCLUDES shipping to continental US buyers, canadians will pay for shipping. Please make me some offers!
chillindrdude scottsecco's article
Feb 1, 2016 at 7:10Feb 1, 2016
In Memoriam: Kelly McGarry
RIP. the sport is diminished today. :(
chillindrdude pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 1, 2016 at 14:05Jan 1, 2016
Is This The World's First 'Crowd Designed' Bike?
i've had both vpp and dw-link. for dh applications....i like the vpp better, very supple and bottomless. for all around trail, the dw-link surprisingly pedaled better, was efficient but never felt harsh, less mid-stroke wallow.
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