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hypermoto MaximaBIKE's article
Jul 16, 2014 at 9:22
Jul 16, 2014
Maxima Racing Oils Partners With Kyle Strait and Cam Zink
Rockshox denied warranty coverage for a customer's Boxxer that I sent in due to "incorrect Maxima fork oil being used in the damper", which the customer had used in an attempt to improve the feel. That makes me think that even if Maxima makes some of RS oils, the formula is different. In any case it voided the warranty, which blows no matter which why you slice it.
hypermoto MaximaBIKE's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 9:05
Jul 14, 2014
Maxima Racing Oils Partners With Kyle Strait and Cam Zink
Unfortunately this is typically true. I've been rebuilding forks professionally for 10 years, and unless the manufacturer says otherwise, factory oil is always the best choice, even if it isn't the highest grade of quality (Rockshox has a cheap, gas-like smell and feels somewhat gritty on the fingertips). The main reason is that oils have almost no real standards to compare to one another. One guys 5wt will have totally different properties than another guy's 5wt. The feel and valving are based on the factory oil that the designers use, so if you want to get factory performance its usually the smart move to stick with stock. I will change it up with alternate brands that I've tried and I know will have the desired change in performance, but this is only for special tuning situations when the stock setup isn't cutting it.
hypermoto GuerrillaGravity's video
Jun 23, 2014 at 7:26
Jun 23, 2014
Cheers! Thanks for that.

hypermoto GuerrillaGravity's video
Jun 9, 2014 at 19:10
Jun 9, 2014
Anyone know what song this is?

hypermoto seanstdenis's article
May 18, 2014 at 19:43
May 18, 2014
Bikes of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park - Opening Weekend 2014
Your name is Max Schwaeble and you're running Conti's? Dude, you realize there's a brand named after you right? Get some Magic Mary's on that rig!
hypermoto Racement's article
May 18, 2014 at 11:53
May 18, 2014
Race Recap: iXS Downhill Cup Round 1 - Maribor
Maribor and Schladming? How are all the top teams not jumping ship and racing IXS? Those two venues alone make it worth it.
hypermoto Racement's article
May 15, 2014 at 14:43
May 15, 2014
iXS EDC Round 1 in Maribor/Slovenia Preview
How is that not on the WC every year? That track is all time.
hypermoto EmilyBatty's article
May 2, 2014 at 19:29
May 2, 2014
Rider Perspective: When It Rains It Pours
The Enduro Children would make a great team name
hypermoto rachellefrazer's article
May 2, 2014 at 11:51
May 2, 2014
SRAM Introduces Roam 40 and Roam 30 Wheels
A square tire profile rolls slower, because you have more surface contact with the ground. Yes it will give more grip, but you need to strike a balance between rolling resistance and traction. For most 2.3 tires I find a 23-25mm internal width to be spot on, but the trend of 30-40mm rims is ridiculous unless you're rocking 2.6 Michelin DH tires.
hypermoto mikekazimer's article
Apr 28, 2014 at 19:46
Apr 28, 2014
First Ride: Santa Cruz Nomad
^^If you could have two bikes you gotta go Solo and Nomad
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