cookerq ibiscycles's article
Jan 11, 2017 at 8:11Jan 11, 2017
Ibis Announces 2017 Enduro Race Team
Where is the HD3R?
Dec 16, 2016 at 13:15Dec 16, 2016
Ryan Leech's Flat Pedal Challenge
For folks getting a pair of shoes/pedals check out the Specialized 2FO. I had a pair of Giro Jackets and tried Five Tens but they just felt like fancy skate shoes. The 2FOs have a stiffer shank and canting like you get with a clipless shoe. They match up great with Race Face Chester pedals
Nov 16, 2016 at 16:16Nov 16, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Best Value of the Year Nominees
Race Face Chester pedals should be on here. Not only are they half the price of comparable pedals but lighter too. They should be on every bike that needs OE pedals.
cookerq mikelevy's article
Nov 3, 2016 at 22:31Nov 3, 2016
Pit Viper Polarized Glasses - Review
I got an unbranded pair of these with a cheap Poulan chainsaw. My favorite riding glasses were the cheap safety sun glasses my work would give us. They had the same adjustments as these which is probably why they get such good reviews. The problem with those is they were would scratch so if you breathed on them
cookerq mikekazimer's article
Oct 3, 2016 at 22:23Oct 3, 2016
Race Face Turbine R Wheels - Review
I was thinking the same thing. For a bit more you can have I9s which are lighter, prettier, and I'm sure stiffer. This type of product is likely aimed at OEMs. Folks look at the retail price of the rims not realizing they'll be on an online retailer the end of the year for 45% off.
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