dh is my passion, but dont mine earning it on the way up. Im a lifer.
Founding board member of Mount Shasta Mountain Bike Association (MSMBA).
cthorpe paulaston's article
Dec 3, 2016 at 12:342 days
Pinkbike Poll: Fashion or Function?
If this bike did turn out to be the holy grail of bikes. Most people who thrashed its appearance would probably flip a 180 with their opinion and start praising its every aspect. Theres no accountability for internet comments. So people jump bandwagons, spew and reiterate what jargon they see as the norm. I would bet a lot of the people who thrashed it also complain that all bikes look the same and we need something refreshing. Ultimately, until people are speaking from experience and have seen it in person. Online banter is more or less irrelevant. I can think of several bikes that dont photograph well, yet in person are magnificent looking. I hope the creator can brush it all off and continue his work. He should.
cthorpe Cannondale's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 15:522 days
Welcome To Weir's Backyard Adventure
nice shuttle rig fleet!
cthorpe pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 30, 2016 at 12:36Nov 30, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Innovation of the Year Winner
Anyone who has yet to try a dropper will disagree with this winner, and I can understand that. Anyone who is familiar with droppers will likely agree this is well deserved and is in all likelihood the direction dropper will go. Larger diameter like your stanchions, less flimsy and more durable. Dropper are as amazing as the author states. Yet they are shit in terms of reliability.
cthorpe pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 29, 2016 at 10:51Nov 29, 2016
Devinci to Step Away from UCI Downhill for 2017
@likeittacky: I agree with you that Stevie would not like this decision, but to say its purely a decision based on business politics is a bit un-empathetic and potentially arrogant. There is no way for any of us to know what those close to him went through or are going through. Im sure the entire WC DH team (mechanics, drivers, all of them) were deeply affected and its completely possible critical people in the program were simply beaten emotionally and didn't want to continue as assembled. You cannot expect a team to jive the same and just move on after a big lose. Every minute of their days at work were probably stinging reminders of what happened. We have to assume they made the best decision based on the circumstances and how those involved in the program felt. We as partakers in the sport will move on. We have to let Devinci Racing move on how they see fit.
cthorpe mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2016 at 7:31Nov 17, 2016
The Best Piece of Gear - Opinion
RaceFsce Evolve cranks and Hadley hubs. Both been going on 8 flawless years across 3 bikes.
cthorpe jasonfitzgibbon's article
Nov 9, 2016 at 14:51Nov 9, 2016
Our Land: Traversing Oregon - Video
great looking overland rig, and bikes, and photos, and video!
Added 4 photos to for-sale-items
Nov 4, 2016 at 19:39Nov 4, 2016
Nov 4, 2016 at 19:36Nov 4, 2016
I changed to a different reach stem so selling this one. It is in perfect working order. Has a scratch by one of the steer clamp bolts from another bikes brake lever while on a bike rack. Doesn't affect the function in any way. Other than that its like new. For 35mm bars. 50mm reach. 6 degree +/- reversible offset Asking $50 shipped. Firm on price. Will come in Race Face stem box like it was new. I think I even have a Race Face sticker I can toss in.
cthorpe VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 1, 2016 at 20:29Nov 1, 2016
How Damper Oil Flow Is Controlled - Video
I'd be curious to know which valve configuration they feel is best. Not from a tunability standpoint but from a works and rides best.
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