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- Squamish , British Columbia
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kramster yeticycles's article
Jul 16, 2014 at 14:48Jul 16, 2014
Rider Perspective: Jared Graves Holds On To EWS Lead
Nothing again Jared at all, as he's a legend. But his comment that the chain jumping off the 11t cog being a freak thing is not exactly 'freak' and is something I encounter way way too often with Shimano derailleurs. It happens repeatedly on all 3 of my bikes. I set the limit screw so it will barely get into the 11t and sure enough, over the next few days it will end up jumping over the 11t and jam in the frame. The limit screw will slowly drill itself into the softer material of the limit stop. Between this, and the extremely annoying problem of snapping derailleur cables every second ride on my DH bike (last one lasted 8 runs down Garbo), and every other week on my trail bike I'm almost ready to try the 'other' brand again. Anyone else getting this problem?
kramster mikekazimer's article
Jun 30, 2014 at 8:33Jun 30, 2014
Santa Cruz Nomad - Review
There's no question I would have bought one sight unseen if it was 26.
kramster lindapaluc's article
Jun 29, 2014 at 8:58Jun 29, 2014
Video: A Girl And Her Bike Are A Wonderful Thing
My wife and I have date night once a week in the bike park. She's a keeper.
kramster kramster's photo
Jun 28, 2014 at 2:46Jun 28, 2014
Posted in "The Post your DH bike thread."
Jun 27, 2014 at 17:10Jun 27, 2014
Added 5 photos to kram
Jun 27, 2014 at 17:01Jun 27, 2014
Added 4 photos to Buy-Sell
Jun 27, 2014 at 8:50Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014 at 8:50Jun 27, 2014
2011 Medium Carbon V10 2013 888 RC3 Ti I rode this frame for 5 months and then I gave it to my wife who then rode it about 40 times. I rode this fork for about 6 months and then I gave it to my wife who then rode it about 20 times. Pivots are tight, forks are smooth and stanchions are in good condition. Bike and forks are protected by 3M tape. Parts are of varying ages and condition, but plenty of life left in everything. Chris King Headset Saint 4 Pot Brakes Fox RC4 Shock Chromag Bars, Sunline direct mount stem Thomson Post, SDG Bel Air Saddle XO shifter, X9 derailleur. Cassette (reduced to 7 speed by removing largest cogs) Chromag chainring Race Face cranks MRP Lopes Guide Crank Brothers pedals DT Swiss rims with Ringle rear hub and generic front hub. (Couple of small dings but nothing major) Minion DHF Exo and DHR2 ODI lock on grips Will ship at buyers expense
kramster mikelevy's article
Jun 27, 2014 at 8:20Jun 27, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Why Do You Love It?
It's not an escape from real life; it IS real life. The bullshit mundane stuff we do everyday that is out if tune with the natural world, is so far from real that humanity as a whole has lost touch. Replaying the stresses of the past and worrying about the future. Living in the moment where nothing else matters but focusing on the present is pretty much the only way to taste reality. Biking allows me to do this regularly. That is why I ride.
kramster mattwragg's article
Jun 19, 2014 at 9:55Jun 19, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 4 Leogang DH - Finals
ScaryGerry quotes "I am not trying to get everyone to ride 27.5''... Everyone's preferences is not what I am debating here." "Why are you such an avid defender of the dinosaur wheel you call 26?" "27.5 faster sorry! One day you will have no choice but to hop on the train and when you do you will be wondering why you wasted so much time denying that fact..." "Technological advancements are present in all facet's of life. It's what humans do. We evolve. Why do you refuse to?" May wish to spend more time presenting yourself differently if your intent is being misunderstood. But it seems pretty clear to me that you are displaying contempt for anyone that refuses to 'evolve' to a bigger wheel, since they will have no choice one day; lest they become dinosaurs. You're making pretty big assumptions this early in the game to say that on all tracks for all riders that one is universally superior to the other. One factor that has been overlooked... most technical trails top speed is determined by the amount the rider touches the brakes. Not by how fast that bike is able to go. The top speed then becomes more relative to the riders ability to control the bike and make quick line changes and rail corners. This is not the case in pedally tracks where riders would go faster if they could, which seems to be the way WC is going unfortunately. But the world is full of tracks where the last thing you are doing is trying to push the bike to go faster into corners. To say that one wheel size is all advantage without any disadvantage is foolish, and only makes your argument look weak. You may be right, that 650B is faster at Pietermaritzburg, but I would bet money that it wouldn't be the case everywhere and under everybody.