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hypermoto mikelevy's article
Aug 28, 2014 at 15:20
1 days
Cube, Birzman, Hope - Eurobike 2014
Unfortunately PB missed an important detail I saw on another site regarding the new Hope cranks. They aren't quite ready for sale because they've decided to scrap the polygon standard for splined setup. Apparently it will make the switch to carbon down the road easier. Regarding the E13 polygon system, its a German DIN standard that is used in several industrial and military applications. It would be difficult to pursue any legal action over something so readily available to anyone who wants to use it.
hypermoto karl-burkat's article
Aug 11, 2014 at 10:22
Aug 11, 2014
Course Preview: World Cup DH in Meribel
Moto now has live GoPro feed during the races, they can jump to it during the race. That for me is the future of DH coverage, top 10 riders get one mounted up so we can see the spots where setting a camera in the woods doesn't work.
hypermoto karl-burkat's article
Aug 11, 2014 at 9:30
Aug 11, 2014
Course Preview: World Cup DH in Meribel
Hopefully they tape it wide and let the riders choose how they want to ride it. Sam Hill and Danny Hart I'm looking at you two to step it up here and show us what you can do with a blank canvas. Should a cracking final round of an already fantastic season. I'd like to see this one become a regular if Schladming keeps getting left out.
hypermoto mikelevy's article
Jul 29, 2014 at 18:41
Jul 29, 2014
FSA K-Force Brakes - Review
For one end only. That's right, for one of these you could have a complete set of XT's with rotors. I love innovation but they need to work on that pricing. Ouch.
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.
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