groghunter

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groghunter paulaston's article
Aug 23, 2016 at 10:43
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Bergamont EnCore 9.0 - Review
Then you didn't read the article, as they spell it out quite clearly: "Using carbon on the chainstay made it possible to have it as short as it is without using heavyweight forged parts or strong bent tubes (with more risk of cracking) at the yoke area." They used carbon on the chainstays because it made engineering sense, & didn't want to build a Trek Slash that breaks it's chainstays every six months. Heck, Devinci uses carbon seatstays on both the carbon & alu bikes.
Selling
Aug 21, 2016 at 12:22
Aug 21, 2016

Troy Lee KG 5400 Knee pad, Medium

$50 USD
Brand new, a little too big for my stick legs.

Selling
Aug 21, 2016 at 12:21
Aug 21, 2016

650b/27.5 takeoff wheelset DT Swiss Rims/Formula Hubs

$225 USD
Takeoff from my new bike(Devinci Spartan,) ridden twice. Still perfect, round & true. Front is 15x100, rear is 12x142, driver style is XD.

Aug 21, 2016 at 8:47
Aug 21, 2016
groghunter mikelevy's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 9:43
Aug 19, 2016
Cane Creek DBcoil [IL] - Crankworx Whistler 2016
Also, the people who are going air on DH bikes are often the fastest of the fast; they need more progressivity than us mere mortals, & any decrease in weight can mean more money for them. You can argue all you want about how "if it's good enough for the pros, it's good enough for me" but most of us wouldn't ride DH on the tires they do, because we need something that can stand up to our less than smooth riding, & lasts longer than a weekend.
groghunter vernonfelton's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 8:10
Aug 19, 2016
Pivot Firebird - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@OldOtter: There's some fairly techy bits. No jumping from boulder to boulder silliness like old school DH courses, but enough for a trail with far too much climbing to be fun on a DH bike.
groghunter vernonfelton's article
Aug 18, 2016 at 18:19
Aug 18, 2016
Pivot Firebird - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@dthomp325: Thanks! I guess that part was targeted at anyone who might think we don't have good riding here, not you specifically.
groghunter vernonfelton's article
Aug 18, 2016 at 15:08
Aug 18, 2016
Pivot Firebird - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@dthomp325: FWIW, as a Tucson rider, there's a bit of a myopia regarding disciplines other than XC here. I've been treated like I'm "not a real mountain biker" more than once because I ride technical stuff, & don't do 25-50 mile days. Partly because of that, a lot of out of town people think that's all Tucson has to offer, but it's not true! We aren't Val di Sole, but we've got some fun techy riding! Go check out some youtube clips of La Millagrosa or Bug Springs!
groghunter vernonfelton's article
Aug 18, 2016 at 12:45
Aug 18, 2016
Pivot Firebird - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@fastandlow: A rubber guard is not as burly as a skid plate, & doesn't give them a place to hide that cable. My bike has the der cable exit on the top side of the downtube, & follow the line of the pivots, no loop required. AND STOP FUCKING YELLING.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Aug 18, 2016 at 11:07
Aug 18, 2016
SRAM Acquires ShockWiz Suspension Tuning Tool - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@WAKIdesigns: Seems like I'd be ordering from the same place. Only US distributor I could find was SuspensionWerx, & they only do service+install, not just selling the kits. & I don't really want to ship my fork to Canada, either(& if I was going to ship it off, might as well send it to FAST, rather than just get a different rebound piston.)
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