kramster scottsecco's article
Jun 18, 2015 at 14:07Jun 18, 2015
BUILDER: Stephen Matthews
You'll likely never meet two nicer guys than the Matthews brothers and they shred harder than most. Great write up and amazing photos.
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Jun 15, 2015 at 22:33Jun 15, 2015
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Jun 12, 2015 at 10:00Jun 12, 2015
Posted in "Post pix of your Nomad"
Jun 10, 2015 at 16:08Jun 10, 2015
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Jun 10, 2015 at 11:17Jun 10, 2015
Didn't think it would be firm enough, but get's me just under the recommended max sag and feels sweet. Will see how it goes on some high speed terrain in the coming weeks. Nice thing is that this spring used to rub the shock body on an RC4, but the DVO Jade has a narrower body and it doesn't rub. Happy days :)
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Jun 10, 2015 at 11:01Jun 10, 2015
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Jun 10, 2015 at 10:56Jun 10, 2015
kramster mikelevy's article
Jun 10, 2015 at 8:17Jun 10, 2015
Shimano XTR Trail Drivetrain - Review
That's what I'm running. XXTR. Shifts perfectly. Also running XSaint on my DH bike. 7sp Sram DH cassette with 10sp Saint shifter/mech.
kramster WanderingWheels's article
Jun 8, 2015 at 9:06Jun 8, 2015
The Martha Creek Makeover - Donate and Win
I was there a few days ago and confirm that this track is far from dead. Suspension is for bumps. The more the better. Everyone 'shuttles' Whistler, Fort William, Mt 7. A few other places that are far from dead. This is a very worthy cause, and Martha will remain epic and well worth a visit. Thanks to everyone involved in this project. Can't wait to get back after the work is done. I live 6 hours away, and have donated.
kramster paulaston's article
May 29, 2015 at 16:56May 29, 2015
EWS Prototypes: Ohlins Downhill Fork
My DH bike with a DVO Emerald weighs 34.9lbs. I know what a 30lb bike feels like, and for DH 35lbs is light enough. Losing more weight is going to give you less stability, regardless of whether you are losing durability or performance. I've said this a lot, but there are 3 places where you shouldn't be too concerned about weight and that's suspension, tires and brakes. Take it out of everywhere else, and you can have a 35lb DH bike, or a 28lb Nomad like mine with a coil Jade shock, 2.35 minions and saint 4 pot calipers. Losing those 3 things to save weight seems foolish to me. And that speaks nothing of service intervals. I don't get why people who aren't competitive to the 10ths of seconds at top tier racing care about weight over durability. So many people who don't even race fail to choose products that keep them riding instead of servicing, and that's why the industry has gladly accommodated that demand by supplying forks with 20ml of oil. It's straight up stupid for people outside top 20 nationals to run that shit. Rather ride your bike than fix it? Rather have highest performance than lowest weight? Get an Emerald or something with more oil in it than a sewing machine. And ditch that air shock on your trail bike while you're at it.
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