kathwill ridebmc's article
Feb 18, 2015 at 13:22Feb 18, 2015
François Bailly-Maître and the BMC Trailfox TF01 get Shimano XTR Di2
Running Di2 on my road bike and it is brilliant. Flawless shifting and the auto front derailleur trim is a nice feature. Would be a bit reluctant to run it on the mtb given the environment I ride in. Would hate to go through several $600 derailleurs a year vs. the $55 Zees
kathwill scottsecco's article
Feb 16, 2015 at 11:37Feb 16, 2015
Movies For Your Monday
Remember riding the Circus with Dan and the guys. Unrelenting sketchiness without anywhere safe to bail in typical Dan style. And we were riding crap bikes by today's standards with Magura rim brakes. Feel lucky to have survived those days.
Feb 15, 2015 at 9:22Feb 15, 2015
First Look: Giant's New Carbon Glory 27.5
Sorry Waki but my carbon DH has held up far better than the multitude of Alu and steel frames I have cracked over the years. And carbon can be repaired (locally)as easily as Alu which needs to be welded, heat treated and re-aligned, but obviously not as easily as steel. My frame has seen 4-5 days a week year round for several seasons on The Shore with a bunch of Whistler days thrown in. Really can't find a harsher enviro to test durability. I agree there is no sense in building a carbon chain stay though.
Feb 14, 2015 at 17:38Feb 14, 2015
I season of use. Selling it because I am running a different brand of fork this year.
Feb 11, 2015 at 21:06Feb 11, 2015
Opinion: Shiny Objects Aren't The Answer
Have to agree. I can afford a new bike buy why spend the money. Plenty happy with my 2 year old DH bike with many parts still from the last build and my even older little bike. Would rather spend more time on the trails and less in the office.
Feb 9, 2015 at 17:25Feb 9, 2015
Norco Range C 7.2 - Review
The problem with the bike industry is the multiple layers of distributorship. Motorsports have often eliminated this. Even YT in North America has a middleman, hence the increased cost in comparison to Europe. Talk to anyone in the industry about the difference between OEM, distributor, and retail costs. That's why CRC and other online retailers are so much cheaper because there is no middleman involved. When I used to get deals on Banshees I still had to order it through Trident rather than through Banshee which was based in North Van at the time.
kathwill RichardCunningham's article
Feb 2, 2015 at 12:32Feb 2, 2015
BMC Speedfox SF02 XT - Review
My 2011 Enduro has it.
kathwill COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 18:13Jan 29, 2015
Kyle Strait Signs with Commencal Bikes
I am in the same boat with XL frames. Why should I hand over a couple grand to the shop just for making a call to order the bike, especially when they initially wouldn't go to bat for me when my frame did fail.
kathwill pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 27, 2015 at 21:01Jan 27, 2015