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mecabeat paulwatt's article
Jan 16, 2017 at 10:21
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Kovarik's Revenge - Video
Interesting, it was actually two intense for me!
mecabeat AJBarlas's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 12:01
Jan 13, 2017
SUNringlé Charger Expert AL Wheelset - Review
Hozan makes a spoke threader for $100. It's great for a shop to have for spoke replacements, when a customer has one or a few broken spokes. It's not practical for threading a whole wheels worth at a time, but for a small shop, it means they only have to carry a few boxes of different blanks. Everyone is usually willing to wait a few days to special order spokes for a wheel build anyway.
mecabeat RichardCunningham's article
Jan 11, 2017 at 0:41
Jan 11, 2017
BikeYoke DeHy - Review
Yea, if he had talked to an actual mechanic, or someone from sram about this, they would have told him that changing the air pressure will either cause it to fail prematurely from over pressurization, or sag from being under pressurized. The air spring is not the speed adjustment, that's the whole point of the hydraulic actuation, the whole point of owning a Reverb. Most Reverb posts I've encountered usually only need a quick lever bleed, not a big deal. Taking away the return speed adjustability from a Reverb is just silly and shows a lack of understanding of the product.
mecabeat solosproductions's photo
Jan 10, 2017 at 1:54
Jan 10, 2017
That's very magmanimous of you to say.

mecabeat LadLife's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 18:40
Jan 9, 2017
50to01: Tight Lines Loose Minds - Video
What do you mean? Looks like a fun break-in session on some newly built lines. Maybe you've never contributed, so you've never been around when this kind of fun is going down? Everyone's encouraging and cheering each other on. Nothing but fun and camaraderie. Unless this is some kind of inside joke, I'd say someone's a little jelly.
mecabeat vernonfelton's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 14:40
Jan 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review
@WAKIdesigns: Cool, me too. Santa Cruz just keeps making their bikes more and more aesthetically pleasing, so I'm always attracted to them and want to like them. I may have to borrow a Hightower and bring a shock pump with me on a couple rides. I like the numbers, and the Sriracha & Red one is sexy.
mecabeat vernonfelton's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 10:51
Jan 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review
@WAKIdesigns: Some people are more aware of these subtleties than others. If you don't notice, that's fine. You're having fun and saying people shouldn't worry and just have fun like you. Others, like me, do notice differences in suspension behavior, and while I can, and have had fun on Santa Cruz bikes, I feel like I have more fun on others. There's no "blaming the bike", it's just preference. I'm not worried. I can still ride the way I wan't to ride on almost any bike. You're coming across as though you think it's ridiculous to even have this discussion. As if no one has the ability to account for all the variables that go into affecting the way a bike feels. Maybe the majority of mtn bikers worldwide don't, but where I live there are many that do have the experience and critical thinking to discern the individual properties that affect the handling characteristics of a bike. We're all getting out and having fun at the same time as being able to discuss our preferences and experiences. We have the resources and ability to test multiple setups and experiment with configurations. Of course, I'm not going to base any decision I make solely on what anyone says on Pinkbike, but it's still interesting to hear peoples opinions that are outside my local scene. Why do you want to shut that down? Seems like you're actually oversimplifying people.
mecabeat vernonfelton's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 1:44
Jan 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review
@WAKIdesigns: If you can't feel how much more sluggish VPP is to bunnyhop than DW, Maestro, or even FSR, than you either have your shock oversprung, which may be the case if using a coil because VPP has such a narrow range of tolerance where it will work properly, or you're clipped in and lifting the pedals, which is just wrong and potentially dangerous. If that's the case, you may want to put some flats on for a while to reset your form and finesse.
mecabeat vernonfelton's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 1:02
Jan 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review
@WAKIdesigns: No, within each category of bike there are some designs, such as Santa Cruz, which are more "glued to the trail feeling", which is great for speed if your riding style is to plow through the rough and dig into corners until the natural exit. Not as fun for those who like to float and skip over the rough, and pop out of corners at will.
mecabeat AJBarlas's article
Jan 6, 2017 at 17:19
Jan 6, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - What's Your Dream Gearbox Bike?
Looks like flex city. Some people like frames like that, but I like the responsiveness of a stiff frame so I can pop quick and put the bike where I want. That flexy, delayed diving board effect is good for people who like to plow through the rough rather than float over it.
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