cookerq pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 27, 2016 at 21:44Sep 27, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Arktos vs Enduro, 29er Wheels, 4X Frames
Enduro 29 wheels, DT EX471's would be my #1 choice for durability. I'm fortunate to have access to plenty of demo events and these are the demo bike wheel of choice. All rounders I'd go with Stan's. I've abused a set of Arch ZTRs for the past few years. Tires measure wider on the Arch ZTR than they do on specialized Fatty 29 mm rims which are a full 10mm wider!
cookerq vernonfelton's article
Sep 25, 2016 at 22:05Sep 25, 2016
High Voltage: The Inside Line on Electronic Shifting and Suspension
Servos need to be reusable to get the replacement cost close to mechanical derailleur replacement. If the cost to replace a busted derailleur was withing 20% of a mechanical group I would consider it.
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Sep 13, 2016 at 21:02Sep 13, 2016
Sep 13, 2016 at 20:59Sep 13, 2016
2013 Santa Cruz Blur LTc size XL Bike is in excellent shape with some scuffs,scrapes, and a few nics. Most is from cable and heal rub. All bearings are tight and the bike rides smooth. Wheels are true with only a few paint nics. No dents or flat spots in the wheels. I bought this bike new knowing it would fit like a modern large with a short stem. Fit is similar to a L Bronson or 5010. I'm 6'1 and it me fine. Here is a rundown of the build: -Rock Shox Revelation World Cup 150mm fork full carbon crown and steer tube 15mm through axle -Easton Havoc wheels setup tubeless -Fox Kashima -Avid Elixir CR brakes R 160mm F 185 -Enve carbon RSR 760mm bars -Thompson seat post -SRAM X9 type 2.1 rear derailleur X5 shifter -Race face evolve crank, 30t narrow wide chainring (could use replacing) -Race face 60mm ride stem -Schwalbe Nobby Nic evolution pace star snakeskin 2.35 front -Schwalbe Racing Ralph evolution pace star snakeskin 2.25 rear -XT 11-36 cassette Spares included: Two derailleur hangers Schwalbe Smart Sam Evo Pacestar 2.25 (New in box) Kenda Slant six 2.5 DH casing (New) Kenda Nevegal 2.5 folding DH casing Stick-E (80% tread left) I can include a set of pedals if needed (Shimano spd trail or Crank Brothers candy) $1550
cookerq WAKIdesigns's article
Aug 31, 2016 at 21:14Aug 31, 2016
WAKi-bikes of the Future: Y-ME Schmetterling
Amish riders rejoice! Gwin, Ezekiel Jacob Alderfer is coming for YOU!
cookerq mikelevy's article
Jul 18, 2016 at 22:25Jul 18, 2016
Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol - First Look
Loving the reasonable BB height with a slack HT. So many of the progressive geo bikes can't be pedaled through corners up or down
cookerq RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2013 at 20:11May 22, 2013
Schwalbe Nobby Nic 650B Tire Review
The Dampfs are great for technical rock filled hard pack. While the Nics are more suited to off camber, rooty, and loose terrain. Dampfs are like Racing Ralphs and the Nics are like Rocket Rons, but on steroids. The Dampfs roll faster, are more durable, heavier and pack up with mud. The Nics shed mud like crazy, lighter, eat up loose soil, they tend to fold on hard pack and fall apart on rocks. These are two completely different tires. The Dampfs blast through nasty technical rocky sections and don't slow you down on the buff parts. They never seem to get hung up on anything, stay off the breaks and on the pedals and they do the rest. The Nics have this great characteristic where they don't stall when they start to slide, they actually accelerate. So when the front starts to wash out the wheel seems to start spinning faster rather than pack up and stall. Both are great tires but they have their place. With schwalbe tires you get what you pay for. If you buy the super light race day tires you'll shred them. If you get snakeskin hard compound you'll get plenty of fast rolling miles from them but they will be a hand full in the wet. If you get the soft compound you'll have no troubles with wet roots or moss covered rocks but if you run them in the hot dry summer they will roll slow and fall apart.
cookerq mikelevy's article
Nov 28, 2012 at 20:42Nov 28, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
I get a huge kick out of blowing by group of guys on DH bikes with Go Pro mounts and full body armor riding my XC hartail then riding up the sections they have to walk. Better yet is flying up on a guy on an FS 29er riding my CX bike and clearing a section he had to walk. Alot of riders have more dollars than sense. I have been demoralized by 60 year olds on early 90's rigids and have been dropped on the road by AARP members on hybrids.