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kathwill LamaCycles's article
May 21, 2013 at 21:512 days
Video: Matt Macduff - Welcome to Octane One
Have to agree with the earlier comment that the BMX edits are way more rad. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Movies-For-Your-Monday-May6-2013.html Check out Demolition parts.
Apr 24, 2013 at 11:38Apr 24, 2013
Enduro and the Politics of Practice
Hey dirtjumper771, well recognized in the Sports Medicine literature that drinks like Red Bull decrease performance.
kathwill mikelevy's article
Apr 22, 2013 at 20:31Apr 22, 2013
First Look: Gamut, 3T, and Race Face - Sea Otter 2013
Been running the Six C over the winter. Beat the crap out of it and slammed the crank ends and bashing numerous times. Still run perfectly true.
kathwill cloverleaf's article
Apr 12, 2013 at 13:16Apr 12, 2013
Pinkbike Product Picks
Been riding them for 6 months and they have been great. Was sold on them after seeing my buddy fall 10 feet into a creekbed landing on his knee on a boulder. He got up and was able to walk his wrecked bike out the remaining 20 min's. Would strongly recommend running them with the shin pads. No chance of slippage, unlike my old POS RaceFace armour.
kathwill deityusa's article
Mar 13, 2013 at 10:33Mar 13, 2013
Deity Launches the Cavity 31.8 and Locust DM Stem
4 piece stems like the locust are sketchy. Ran a similar style stem for a while. Tonnes of side flex given the lack of a connection between the 2 mounts, which also increases the focal loads on the bars. Also could never get the stem to grip the bar tight enough to prevent it from rotating, even with friction paste. Constant creaking was also rather disconserting. Maybe for AM if you are a small rider. Otherwise would not recommend risking it. Just go for the Hope one peice crown/stem. Nothing else can touch it.
Jan 23, 2013 at 15:08Jan 23, 2013
Tested: Shimano Zee Rear Mech
Same experience. Clutch mechanism is very bulky.
Jan 23, 2013 at 8:27Jan 23, 2013
Tested: Shimano Zee Rear Mech
Been running a Zee derailleur for a while. Works great but the clutch mech is very bulky and prone to impact. Already wrecked 3 of them. Sram works just as well but much less bulky.
kathwill ChainReactionCycles's article
Dec 17, 2012 at 14:35Dec 17, 2012
Merry Christmas Everyone from CRC!
I have always tried to support my local shops, but at least here in Canada the current retail model if F'ed. Nobody actually stocks anything. Most times I go in and ask for a part, I have to wait for the shop to put their order through the following week. If I am lucky, I have the part in 2 weeks. If I am unlucky (approx 1/3 of the time) distriubtor doesn't have it and I am looking at 1-2 months. I have been waiting 2 months for an easton spoke nipple. Easton USA won't send me them because my local shop has to order it through OGC who won't order it because it is off season. Try getting any part for your bike from Nov to Feb. Pretty damn tempting to order on line and have it in a week at half the price. Shops can't even order parts directly from local manufacturers because of exclusive distributorships. Shops who adapt, provide good service and look at innovative business models will suurvive. Those that don't are hooped.