mattpatt

Grew up in New Zealand.
Live in WA state.
Like bikes and building trails.
DH and FR are my favorite kind of riding.

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mattpatt JulianCoffey's article
Mar 25, 2014 at 5:56
Mar 25, 2014
Added 4 photos to Stuff-for-sale
Mar 16, 2014 at 9:03
Mar 16, 2014
Added 4 photos to Misc
Feb 17, 2014 at 12:12
Feb 17, 2014
Selling
Feb 17, 2014 at 12:11
Feb 17, 2014

Magura MT8 disc brakes, pair, like new + extras

$320 USD
Just got these back from Magura after the recall, they've been reconditioned, bled, with new pads and are essentially like new. Included is a brand new replacement lever, and a service kit. Incredible power and performance for the weight. Read PinkBike's review: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Magura-MT-8-Disc-Brake-tested-2011.html

mattpatt konaworld's article
Dec 12, 2013 at 7:34
Dec 12, 2013
2014 Kona Process Platform - Big Massive Fun Times 3
Awesome work guys! Cool to see a couple mates shredding.
Added 1 photo to Stuff-for-sale
Dec 8, 2013 at 11:43
Dec 8, 2013
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Selling
Dec 8, 2013 at 11:43
Dec 8, 2013

NEW Fox Shox 34 Talas 29" 140 Kashima FIT CTD 1.5" Tape

$875 USD
Brand new 2014 Fox 34 29" adjustable travel fork with new and improved TALAS low friction spring and ramped up CTD. Bought fork for the purpose of building a 29er, but decide to go 27.5", so it' never been on a bike. Best 29" fork money buy.

mattpatt jasperwesselman's article
Dec 4, 2013 at 9:32
Dec 4, 2013
Video: Matt Patterson's Trans-Provence 2013 Recap
The TBLTc was a borrowed bike (actually so was the Bronson), but I only rode the TB for one day in order to have visual continuity with the TP footage shot in france on the Bronson. So I guess what I'm saying is, I'm not really in a position to comment much on the TB. The bike I borrowed had a 34 TALAS which I think was 150/120, and felt nice. The Bronson had a 150 Pike, which I would have extended to 160mm if it were mine, just to keep that front end up a bit more on some of the steeper/faster parts of the trail. I'm in the process of building a Bronson, and I plan to run a 160mm 34 on it. Good luck for TS in 2015. I'm hoping to go back to Provence that year.
mattpatt jasperwesselman's article
Dec 3, 2013 at 20:28
Dec 3, 2013
Video: Matt Patterson's Trans-Provence 2013 Recap
Tough decision between two very sick bikes. I think it boils down to which wheel size works best for you. 27.5" is pretty dang close to 26 really, but the cool thing is, the frame designers can put a bit of a BB drop into the frame, so you get that low-slung feeling riding it. Most of the time riding the Bronson at TP though, I forgot I was on it, it's like riding 26 really. 29er on the other, for me, at 5' 7", is a bit too much wheel to work with. I've given it a good try, and while I can say the wagon wheels maintains its composure under some pretty rowdy situations, I just couldn't get into the bike like with a smaller wheel. I had to work really hard to lean it in the corners, and off jumps and stuff, I just felt like I was buzzing my but on the rear tire and lacking the "body suspension" to work it underneath me. I suspect that would be a different story if I had legs and arms a couple of inches longer though. I also think it's a question of riding style as to what suits you best. Best thing to do is ride both wheel sizes a bit before committing if you can. And after all that, if you already know what wheel size you want, then just get that bike, since they both are hella sick whips!
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