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jaal jaal's photo
Mar 16, 2015 at 20:40
Mar 16, 2015
650. I was hesitant to go bigger than 26 for a while, but this thing is just as whippable as any 26 I've had.

jaal paulaston's article
Mar 13, 2015 at 20:35
Mar 13, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Upsizing Your Frame?
Long WB, long chainstay enduro style bikes w short stem are already outdated in my view. Great for monster trucking straight lines but if you like working the terrain and having a fun whippable bike they are absolute dogs. Factor in the ridiculous prices and I'm moving on to agressive 27.5 hardtails w/ big fork, super slack HA, short wheelbase, short chainstay. Like 415mm short. Over the top fun, simple, cheap and 9 times out of 10 easy to whoop ass on the latest Carbon Enduro bro sleds.
jaal dudesofhazzard's article
Dec 3, 2014 at 18:20
Dec 3, 2014
Video: The Dudes of Hazzard, Business as Usual - Part Three
These guys are some of the smoothest, fastest corner rippers I've ever seen on film. So cool to watch.
jaal JbLiautard's article
Nov 15, 2014 at 18:12
Nov 15, 2014
Video: Weather Alert - A Warning to Ignore
What's so cool about locking up the back and swinging the ass end of the bike back and forth all the way down the hill? It's isn't any kind of cool, and even if you put aside the trail damage argument, it's simply not a demonstration of any kind of skill. I used to think that was fun...when I was ten years old. No wonder the pinkbike crowd goes apeshit for it.
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Jun 27, 2014 at 10:01
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014 at 9:57
Jun 27, 2014

Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon frame+shock

$1500 USD
2013 5.7 carbon, size Large frame. Kashima CTD shock w adjustable trail mode and pivot sag indicator. Shock is perfect, no dings or damage. The frame has about half a seasons worth of riding on it in the driest year on record in CA. It does have some cosmetic dings and scratches from rocks that get thrown up by the wheels. Mostly on the back side of the seat tube, bottom of down tube and inside the seat and chain stays. Some minor cable rub despite my best efforts with strategically placed clear tape. I've tried to show all that in the photos. Nothing major, all comsetic stuff. You wont notice it once it has the normal coat of dirt on it after the first ride. Linkage pivots are fine, no creaks. No headset or BB, includes rear thru axle, seat clamp and a couple spare der. hangers.

Jun 16, 2014 at 11:35
Jun 16, 2014

Liteville 301 Mk11 27.5/26" frame

$1500 USD
This frame is in very good condition. 140mm travel. It may be converted to 160mm with different rocker links available from Liteville. You may run 26 or 27.5 wheels on it. There are some minor scratches in the anodizing in a few spots, mostly on the drive side chainstay. I've tried to show it the best I can in the pictures. It includes seatpost QR, syntace headset, syntace rear der. rock guard gizmo, a leatherized rubber chainstay protector and all the manuals and some extra cable clamps. I have a syntace seatpost shim and pinch bolt collar available separately-you will need a shim like this if you plan on running anything other than a 34.9mm seatpost. Uses a standard threaded BB. Syntace offers a 10 year transferable warranty on the frame. The lower headset bearing went out and was replaced under warranty. The new one is slightly (and I mean slightly) tight feeling. It's works fine-you can't feel anything through the bars and it doesn't creak. I don't know why this is-its not crashed or damaged in any way that I can see but I mention this so you know what you are getting, and because I would expect someone else to do the same for me. It's fun, fast and very stable in rough stuff, suspension is nicely progressive and it pops off of stuff well without being harsh. Please contact me with questions. Thanks. Joe

jaal dylawn's article
Dec 18, 2012 at 13:34
Dec 18, 2012
The Argument for Long Travel Bikes - Opinion
The short travel article was much better quality and far more intelligent. This one reads like a butthurt teenager wrote it.
Jul 29, 2012 at 10:12
Jul 29, 2012

Hammerschmitdt! crankset

$150 USD
This is the entire setup, includes XO shifter, 2 bottom brackets and all the small parts you need, plus spares and rebuild parts. It's a two speed front transmission, equivalent to a granny and middle ring setup, except you can shift anytime. Shifts while stopped, pedaling backwards, under load, and the chain will never come off. Great for fast aggressive riding. Your frame must have ISCG tabs. this is over 500 bucks worth of parts. Call or email with questions. Joe 415 497 6900

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