jbam19

  • Member since Dec 13, 2011
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  • Eugene , Oregon
  • Male / 25

If a tree falls in the woods, be the one to hear it....Live. Ride.

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jbam19 mikelevy's article
Feb 7, 2014 at 6:45
Feb 7, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: The Local Bike Shop
If you support your bike shop, that shop will in turn support you. My local shoop doesnt make me pay MSRP and barley bakes a dime off of me anymore, because they know I am a young guy without a ton of cash, ive always been a loyal customer and I am always sending in business. Building up a rapport with your local bike shop will legitamatly get you better deals on new parts than anywhere online, even used parts...I will say I did just buy a frame online because my LBS doesnt cary a brand with an aluminum dirt jumper and I was able to get it here for free in 2 days, I will be getting my BB, headset and other small parts at the shop of course.
jbam19 RichardCunningham's article
Nov 22, 2013 at 6:53
Nov 22, 2013
Pinkbike Poll - Should Racing Be Restricted to Production Bikes and Components?
Its a tough call, I came from moto, and even though I am a little younger I miss the works bikes of the 80s and 90s. I think mtn biking is following the path of moto 10 to 15 years ago; lots of money and development, the sports gaining popularity, production bikes and parts are becoming so consistent strong and light, not to mention lots of local places are having some major races. There are a few ways to make money in the sport you love: get famous by photos, videos etc, or competition (whether it be racing or slopestyle). The difference between moto and mountain biking is this: we have seen time after time where the prototype has failed the rider or the rider just slips up (Gwin's brakes last year, and Smith fell over first turn on the very bike pictured in this article). Practice makes perfect, and the best privateer riders will have a day to prove to the big wigs that they are the next Smith, Gwin, or Atherton. No Blackbox, RAD, or any other special prototype will show off the skill you possess better than you. ..At the end of the day its not the bike, it's the rider.
jbam19 mattwragg's article
Oct 16, 2013 at 9:52
Oct 16, 2013
Commencal Supreme DH 650B
@bouldertom I love the 450CC enduro/MX bike comment. UPVOTE for you good sir...........I think I would trade the carbon road bike in the lineup for a carbon cyclecross bike, I just cant do road specific....OH and dont forget about the 26" Klunker/ beach cruiser (with coaster brake) for fire-roads and rides with the ladies!
jbam19 mattwragg's article
Oct 16, 2013 at 9:47
Oct 16, 2013
Commencal Supreme DH 650B
Just throwin my 2 cents into the mix here: I have a Kona entourage DL for the free ride season 26" and I love it, 650b would ruin the abilities it has, and I pass by bronson's and solo's all the time. I have ridden a bronson 650b and the Kona Process 134 (also 650b), my opinion is that 650b will be great for people wanting 1 bike, trail riding and keeping up fitness during the off season. I have a Kona Taro 29er for fitness in the winter months, but after riding the 650b process (I liked it over the bronson) I think the 650b bike fits my riding style better for the off season (I like to go up, but bomb down, the 29er can feel funny at times). I am not the greatest climber, I slip on the gravel sometimes and have to put a foot down, it is a lot easier to get the 650b wheel going, accelerating, than the 29er (I will say my taro is a 1x9 and both the bronson and process had granny gears). I think the place 650b has is: enduro/trail riding (not lift assisted bike parks), and for smaller riders who dont really fit into the 29er realm (my riding buddy is 5'2'', he doesnt really fit any 29er). It is just another size available to get more people into the sport of riding bikes. 650b enduro bikes dont do anything amazing, you can find better 26" DH and Freeride specific rigs along with 29er XC specific rigs that will do what they are designed for, I think 650b enduro bikes are for people who cant afford 2 or 3 bikes and would just prefer one bike (I have a Freeride/dh rig, 29er, and dirtjumper in my fleet).
jbam19 dbaker's article
Oct 14, 2013 at 7:17
Oct 14, 2013
2013 Red Bull Rampage: WIN
I think I am the only one who thinks T-Mac's run was a bit underrated, his hand built drop was HUGE!
jbam19 devinci's article
Sep 10, 2013 at 12:55
Sep 10, 2013
Video: The Short Cut
I ride MTB and break everything, seriously, SRAM and Shimano probably hate me because I have warrantied so many new parts....I want a road bike for fitness, I always say I would break one in 5 minutes, but what I have seen in this video, and others, I am mistaken. My lbs is having a problem selling road bikes, this appeals to a wider market.
jbam19 JulianCoffey's article
Aug 18, 2013 at 20:16
Aug 18, 2013
Video: Pinkbike Official Red Bull Joyride 2013 Recap
Just pause at 6:39-6:41 if you want to see his broken leg, it looks pretty tweaked, his foot is touching his other leg and you can see the bend...hope he gets well soon
jbam19 JulianCoffey's article
Aug 18, 2013 at 20:09
Aug 18, 2013
Video: Pinkbike Official Red Bull Joyride 2013 Recap
GOODNESS! pause at 6:39 if you want to see Martin's broken leg, he is bent over and something just doesnt line up...wait till you see it!..Hope he heals up quick he is one of my favorites.
jbam19 mikekazimer's article
Aug 9, 2013 at 13:55
Aug 9, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Mountain Biking Unplugged
one of the most (commuter)-biking friendly cities in the world: Eugene, Oregon....apparently it is illegal if both wheels come off the ground, big load of sh*t if you ask me.
jbam19 mikekazimer's article
Aug 9, 2013 at 6:31
Aug 9, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Mountain Biking Unplugged
Thank goodness i didnt ride with anything last night when I did some urban riding. Bike cops stopped my friend and I, asked for ID or if we had anything on us, gave them a fake name, address and everything, got away citation free, cause they couldnt find me (well my alias Sean) in any system and couldnt call me out about lying cause I was on the ball with answering their questions. If I would of had any wallet, phone or ID on me I would have been screwed.... suck it popo, im off the grid even in the city!
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