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groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 17, 2014 at 10:01
3 hours
Ask Pinkbike - Goggles for Half-Shell Helmets, More Fork Travel or a New Bike, and Pro Fitness Advice
Just to add my .2: Waki is dead on WRT rolling resistance. The biggest factor, over offroad surfaces, is how much deflection is transmitted up to the rider, vs absorbed by all the moving parts below them(including arms & legs.) you can feel this when you keep the bike light through a bumpy section, & exit with more speed than you would if you had stayed passive on the bike: when you get light, you absorb more energy before it counteracts the momentum of the heaviest portion of the rider bicycle system: the rider's torso.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Dec 17, 2014 at 6:58
6 hours
Bliss ARG Vertical LD Backpack - Review
they replied with pics of how it attaches in another comment. NO WAY JOSE
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Dec 17, 2014 at 6:52
7 hours
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition - Review
I rode one of those bikes until 2 years ago ('05 demo 8 ) & the geo is fine, if you're looking for a freeride bike. Which makes more sense for those of us who ride downhill in the woods, rather than at the park or at a race. It has the plain 6mm eyelet, & there's no way I could replace the shock today. There's other things you could complain about with that bike (weight, for one,) but it's geo has aged remarkably well compared with some of it's contemporaries. You miss the point, when you point out that you can buy other shocks in the Specialized mount NOW. because I could have bought a replacement shock for my demo 10 years ago too. The problem is when specialized changes their shock mounting standard, yet again, sometime in the future, & the supply of shocks that will fit those bikes dries up, leaving those frames unusable, even though they're fine otherwise. All because it MIGHT prevent running a bottle. I say might, because that mojo HD 3 seems to have space for 2 bottles just fine.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 21:54
16 hours
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition - Review
The older demos have an plain eyelet the diameter of a M6 bolt, as all the pivot bearings are in the actual rear triangle. so good luck finding a shock with an M6 diameter eyelet. All I know about the wishbone stuff is that it's proprietary, but I'm not sure how, never had one apart. you can't just buy an off the shelf shock for it, from what i've heard from people who've had problems. It's funny how many people complain so much about packs, as I remember when everybody hated bottles, & were super stoked to be able to carry enough water for an all day ride. I don't have a problem with packs, they're ten times better than the first ones that replaced bottles, & I still want to carry more water than a bottle can hold. I don't think the added friction during movement is a big deal, it's the initial resistance to movement, the "sticktion" that I think is the problem, & I could feel the difference in my old demo with one less bushing, so it's not insignificant.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 12:33
1 days
Video: Bell Super 2R Helmet Impact Testing
When I say enduro riders, I'm talking about racers, as the most likely reason for them to completely redesign this helmet so soon after they introduced it, is their sponsored athletes clamoring for a way to avoid the 2 helmet problem.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 12:30
1 days
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition - Review
Everything's a trade-off. I'd take no bottle cage over no replacement shocks availiable in 5-6 years. Try getting a shock to fit older Demos with bearing rear shock pivots, for instance. It's a custom eyelet that nobody makes.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 7:12
1 days
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition - Review
People diss Specialized because you can use a wishbone without making a proprietary shock eyelet, there was even a bike with it reviewed here a few weeks ago: the new Ibis Mojo HD3. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/ibis-mojo-hd3-review.html
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 7:07
1 days
Video: Bell Super 2R Helmet Impact Testing
Is that this year's parachute? I thought the chin guard wasn't removable anymore, starting this year.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 7:06
1 days
Video: Bell Super 2R Helmet Impact Testing
Exactly. It's intended to keep enduro riders from having to carry 2 helmets. If it won't stand up to enduro racing, then it's not doing it's job.
groghunter scottsecco's article
Dec 15, 2014 at 19:43
2 days
Pinkbike Awards: Slopestyle/Freeride Athlete of the Year Nominees
There are no losers, & it is impossible to pick.
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