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ctd07 mikekazimer's article
May 26, 2016 at 4:11
1 hours
Trek Announces Fuel EX 27.5+
So now you need a propriety stem, spacer and headset to go with your new tyre, wheel and axle size standards, to go inline with your extra bottom bracket and shock length standard.... forgive me if I've missed any standards, I cant keep up! Just putting it out there, I think trek are trying to corner 'a' market! Not sure which!?
ctd07 mikekazimer's article
May 26, 2016 at 4:03
1 hours
Trek Announces Fuel EX 27.5+
Its happening in enduro already if you look at vital or dirtmtb, not that pb would publicise anything negative about the retired downhillers past time of 'enduroing'. 'e-bike used for practise at an enduro race' lol
ctd07 mikekazimer's article
May 26, 2016 at 3:58
2 hours
Trek Announces Fuel EX 27.5+
That's exactly what plus size bikes are all about, its a new dumb standard to do the same job but a different way, grip obtained through soft compound and aggressive tread is replaced by an increased contact area to achieve grip, reduced rolling resistance created by a narrower tyre is obtained by low profile tread and hard durometers, competative weight is achieved by paper thin sidewalls and in return, pinch protection by increased tyre volume... So in a parking lot test or at a smoothed out trail centre, the bike will feel virtually the same... However once you start pushing the sidewalls feel vague and the bike feels bouncy and doesn't dig in when leaning over on loose terrain, but that's fine if you're a slow poke... Plus tyres are a pure marketing gimmick Imo, the industry wasn't happy with everyone buying 650b, now they're trying to peddle something else to the consumer, albeit by force, again!
ctd07 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2016 at 15:04
3 days
Inside Specialized Racing: Jared Graves - Video
Haha dungey only won so much as villipoto and Stewart were out, Stewart was up there on the first race til dungey took him out, he never got his confidence or flow back for the rest of the season
ctd07 paulaston's article
May 20, 2016 at 3:39
May 20, 2016
Mavic's 2017 Quest XA Carbon Wheelset - First Look
Poe? Like one of the most important features that never gets mentioned...
ctd07 RichardCunningham's article
May 16, 2016 at 14:57
May 16, 2016
BMC Speedfox 02 Trailcrew - Review
I lost interest at the word 'Enduro'... Can we please have a campaign to have the word replaced with 'Dentist' or 'Mid-life crisis'!!?? Also, no need to rave on, like a vegan can't stop telling people they're a vegan, about 30+mm rim widths, 'the extra stiffness of boost', 'increased roll over of the larger wheels', carbon everything or flouro coloured riding apparel as these are all a given when Enduro is in town and don't need to be reiterated. Riding 160mm slacked out bikes at blue run trail centres, where 100mm's is plenty, isn't going to help you keep up with the ex Moto and dh riders anyway, they will always be faster on the downhills as they have more skill....
ctd07 mikekazimer's article
May 15, 2016 at 5:24
May 15, 2016
Push Elevensix - Review
Duh there are slits down the threaded section you lock the screw into, you don't just lock it in any position on the threads lol
ctd07 mikekazimer's article
May 14, 2016 at 21:55
May 14, 2016
Push Elevensix - Review
Can pb please do a review of the ellevensix vs avalanche woodie vs ext storia vs fox x2 etc - would love to know what the best coil shock money can buy is
ctd07 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 7, 2016 at 4:23
May 7, 2016
Wiggle Chain Reaction Deal to be Decided by June 30th
@SteelCityMTBer: That bike shop I liked was actually in my hometown in England, I've never found a decent shop outside of the uk, I'm sure they're there, but who knows where!? I've searched each town I lived in and been disappointed most the time. I'm a mechanic by trade, so I hate fixing my bike, I've done enough fixing stuff in my life I try to do as little as possible at home, but I have to fix my own bike as I cant trust my lbs to do a good job :-/ don't get me wrong, id still rather pay to have it fixed as I'm lazy as
ctd07 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 6, 2016 at 17:27
May 6, 2016
Wiggle Chain Reaction Deal to be Decided by June 30th
Ah how good is my lbs world cup downhill team and their web edits!!?? Err not! Fact is 98% of bike stores I've been too are shite and I wouldn't trust them to change a tyre. I'm a competent mechanic myself and can service my own suspension etc, bikes aren't hard to work on at all. I've had brake pads fall out on my way home from my lbs, got my bike back in far worse condition than it went in after a service, had some young kid try to tell me a he'd set a brake up spongy and pulling to the bars because that how he liked it, not because it obviously needed bleeding. I've had a suspension fork come back and the last 2" didn't work any more; another guy wouldn't sell me tubeless sealant without trying to sell me stans rim tape, valves and new tyres despite me repeatedly telling him I was already running tubeless and just needed more sealant, he said the sealant would only work with stans tape and valves lol.... The list goes on. I've only had 1 lbs I've trusted and that gave good service in 30 yrs and 3 different countries I've lived in, I've HAD to use CRC that whole time and they've been flawless!!!! Lbs are dying because their prices for simple things are extortionate, they underpay their staff so only end up with teenager employees and they have no clue how to fix a bike or give good advice or customer service.
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