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jtn1989 dbaker's article
Oct 14, 2015 at 15:51
Oct 14, 2015
9 Questions with McGarry - Red Bull Rampage 2015
When you see the headcam of Brendog's run though, with the double canyon he built - gap isn't as large as the proper gap, or as big as some of the other drops, but the technical aspect of it and the rest of his line was sweet! Defo not a boring, fast run down the mountain!
jtn1989 PedalingInnovations's article
Oct 6, 2015 at 1:29
Oct 6, 2015
Pedaling Innovations Introduces the Catalyst Pedal
I have Eu46 feet, use 5.10 freeriders on specialized beanies with a mid-foot placement, because that way the arch of my foot naturally curves around pedal to give loads of grip on my DH bike and on my trail bike. Can still pop around all over the place, but wouldn't say it makes me a strong pedaller. When I used to ride on the balls of my feet they'd slip all the time. What I'm getting at is that for me, mid-foot gives better grip (without stupidly oversized pedals) but I can still confidently have fun!
jtn1989 samuwell's photo
Oct 2, 2015 at 4:32
Oct 2, 2015
Or not as I've just realised your selling it :'(

jtn1989 samuwell's photo
Oct 2, 2015 at 4:31
Oct 2, 2015
I like this.

jtn1989 samuwell's photo
Oct 2, 2015 at 4:30
Oct 2, 2015
Still looking fine! Just recovering from a hernia repair, but maybe a chilled DH ride (with uplift) could be on the cards end of Oct/beginning of Dec?!

jtn1989 jtn1989's photo
Aug 22, 2015 at 16:57
Aug 22, 2015
The SX frame is designed around a 100mm fork. Using a 150mm will slacken the head angle (good for descents), bring the bars towards you (bad for reach/climbing), raise the bottom bracket (bad for cornering), and slacken the seat angle (bad for climbing). In my experience with the SX, which I rode at Revolution bike park in Wales, Rogate and Triscombe (all with 140mm up front), changing the fork to 120mm to bring it more in line with the design made the bike about a billion* times more lively and fun on all trails. Sure, I lost some "monster-trucking" ability, but that's not really the goal for me with the SX or what it's designed for despite the amazingly progressive yet grippy rear end!! so with the reverb, I got the longest externally routed one they do, which has 125mm travel and as far as I can remember a total length of 425mm (I think!!). works fine for me at 6'3" (admittedly, cant get it quite high enough) but is perfect for my girlfriend who's 5'8". For routing the cable I used the first brake/derailleur guide near the headset, then up to the top tube just above the rear shock's front eyelet and used a ziptie. It's not perfect (when the seat is up, the cable kinda runs diagonally but it doesn't get in the way) but the other option was to drill a hole near the bottom bracket and go internal like this guy but I didn't fancy losing warranty! *vague estimate

jtn1989 jtn1989's photo
Jul 16, 2015 at 1:03
Jul 16, 2015
Yeah it's rad with a reverb. to be honest, at the moment my girlfriend uses it more than me while I use my 26" stumpy evo! a 150mm Pike might upset the geo a bit? one thing I like about it so much is that the bottom bracket is crazy low and so corners like nothing else. I'm running 120mm Revelation (it was originally 140mm but I stepped it down).

jtn1989 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 2, 2015 at 6:59
Jul 2, 2015
Lenzerheide DH WC Fantasy Contest - Win a Scott Voltage FR Frame
Men: 1. Atherton 2. Gwin 3. Loic Women 1. Atherton 2. Carpenter 3. Seagrave
jtn1989 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 12, 2015 at 2:05
Jun 12, 2015
Leogang DH WC Fantasy Contest - Win a RockShox BoXXer WC!
1. Greg Minaar 2. Aaron Gwin 3. Gee Atherton 1. Rachel Atherton 2. Manon Carpenter 3. Emmeline Ragot
jtn1989 natedh9's article
Jun 8, 2015 at 2:15
Jun 8, 2015
Fort William Downhill WC 2015: After the Storm - Finals Photo Epic
French riders have their rear on the right I believe, hence how he could skid and point at the same time?
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