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jaydmf redbullbike's article
Jun 2, 2016 at 16:13
Jun 2, 2016
jaydmf mattwragg's article
May 12, 2016 at 12:16
May 12, 2016
Pit Walk: EWS Round 3, Ireland
Kerry king signature glasses arent they ?
jaydmf rachellefrazer's article
Apr 7, 2016 at 12:40
Apr 7, 2016
RockShox's New Super Deluxe Shock - First Ride
@j-t-g: Forgive me if im wrong dude but surely the issue is still going to remain as currently each existing size has 3 different rebound/comp tunes in order to deal with different leverage ratios/ amounts of travel. In your example of the reign surely the issue is that the rebound tune is to low for the heavier riders and a change to H tune rather than mid is all thats required? (im not sure what tune giant went for btw this is just an example). youd get the reverse for the lighter rider. but no manufacturer is going to spec their bikes with shock tunes based on rider weight theyd go for the middle ground any one outside of that will always need some form of custom tuning. I get what theyre trying do ie make manufacturers build a frame around a specific shock size which has specific characteristics/tuning but they could achieve the same with the existing sizes and just phase out the sizes that dont work. changing to metric is just a money making exercise surely.
jaydmf mikelevy's article
Jan 19, 2016 at 13:36
Jan 19, 2016
Marzocchi and Fox - What's Happening Now?
They only need to do 2 things. 1) brand new z1 ie take the 350, tweak the shit of out of it and cap the travel at 150 and keep the price below the pike/yari if it has the classic marzo feel with some climbing ability its be a winner. 350 should not be a £600+ for when the likes of a mattoc can be picked up for £350. 2) bring back the 66, 35/38mm single crown long travel (160-180) with air and coil options again below the price of a 36 or lyrik. it needs to be what the original 66 was ie a beast Bomb proof, long service intervals, easy to service when required, an acceptable price and not too far off the mark when it comes to weight and they'll sell like hot cakes. Sadly this is everything fox is not, id love to see marzo make a come back but i think we'll see history repeat unless they really move back to the drawing board and remember why people bought marzo in the first place. i.e forks that can take serious abuse and not bat an eyelid
jaydmf davidarthur's article
Jan 11, 2016 at 11:01
Jan 11, 2016
Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail - Review
Thats fine Thom, i have a lot of people i know who have the total opposite opinion and are hardtail only . All i will say is from the people i know who ride, generally the ones that put a lot of time in on hardtails (mainly because back in the day they couldnt afford FS) are the faster riders. You can debate the reasons why forever and a day but thats the general trend that ive seen, so IMO there is some truth to this whole ht theory. Maybe not as much as everyone makes out but there is some truth to it. I also do think people should start off on a HT, in the same way you dont start off on motor bikes buying a 1200 cc super bike, its gonna end in tears as you dont know how to handle the damn thing :P
jaydmf davidarthur's article
Jan 11, 2016 at 10:23
Jan 11, 2016
Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail - Review
Lol some people do ride rigid and enjoy it, horses for courses. Fs are fun too just generally more expensive to run and id say overall i have a bigger grin on my face after a spin on the ht. Nowt wrong with having either so lets all just chill out. As to why fs ? Generally people have full sus for comfort, and i by this i am talking about the vast majority of uk riders who are not out hitting super gnarly shit but just trail riding. Fs defo is an advantage for dh and the gnarly stuff, a hardtail is never gonna keep up on there (fun to give it a go tho).
jaydmf davidarthur's article
Jan 11, 2016 at 9:37
Jan 11, 2016
Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail - Review
People like hardtails cuz theyre just plain fun ,maybe slower i dont know i couldnt give a shit i just tend to have fun on mine. Also find it a bit of a challange to try and keep up with the full sussers. And you can argue til blue in the face they are defo less maintenance/ cheaper to run than a full sus so long as your not buying cheapo alu frames that snap every 2 seconds
jaydmf davidarthur's article
Jan 11, 2016 at 3:59
Jan 11, 2016
Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail - Review
My only complaint about the new blue pig is the frame pricing. 100 bucks more gets you a stanton made from 631 and same geo, for 20 bucks less, you can have a cotic bfe with some 853, although you lose the bolted rear end, and a hope headset. Why do they want so much for generic 4130? Even the piglet is more expensive than the bfe
jaydmf pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 23, 2015 at 15:02
Dec 23, 2015
Pinkbike Awards - Suspension Product of the Year Nominees
Do love it, long travel single crown never went away and any body that wanted a burly trail bike has been using 36s or lyriks with the travel dropped for years. Also, love the fact its a pic of a YARI
jaydmf paulaston's article
Dec 22, 2015 at 14:49
Dec 22, 2015
Chris Porter Talks: GeoMetron 29" Prototype
in the MTB industry what comes around is all around, when 26 comes back remember atoadaso, a f*@!$n' atoadaso
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