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mentalhead mikelevy's article
Jul 18, 2014 at 2:10
Jul 18, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Feel Influenced by the Pros?
Energy drinks are so bad for the health that they should be banned. Beer is definitely the way to go, but only after the ride, unless you go for lazy riding with beers in between :) I wouldn't buy a beer however, only cause Peaty is drinking it. I have my personal favourites and I'll stick to them, thanks. As for the equipment, bikes and components. It's stupid to ride what pros are riding, because they are being paid to ride these things. The opinion of the community regarding some product is what you should be considering. We all know Pike is good fork, Hope make some great brakes, Zee is great derailleur, no matter who is riding them on the circuit.
mentalhead elflamingo's article
Jul 17, 2014 at 2:01
Jul 17, 2014
Premiere: All In One - Full Length Film
Yeah, so bad she appeared for so little. I think we need more girls in the full length movies. Girls can't shred as hard as the best boys out there, but it is always a pleasure to watch a girl, riding her bike. I can only think of Micayla Gatto segment in Alchemy and that's all. No other girls in the most popular movies comes to my mind. And Gatto's segment in Alchemy is one of my favorite in the movie. So beautifully shot. Look at the snowboarding movies, where they have more girls involved.
mentalhead pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 16, 2014 at 13:43
Jul 16, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Damper Trouble, Adjustable Travel Forks, and 26" or 29" Wheels for Beginners
@bkm303, I meant the big travel full suspension bikes, not the 29ers :)
mentalhead pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 16, 2014 at 9:40
Jul 16, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Damper Trouble, Adjustable Travel Forks, and 26" or 29" Wheels for Beginners
@elbandido77, rigid fork is not helpful in any way, but it's not bad to start with a hardtail bike as you'll get used to how to use your body for absorbing the bumps. This is also good think when riding. Cruising everything on a straigth line is fun thing, but you will not learn that much from it. Everybody is talking for how some bikes are forgiving, but to learn you need to make a mistakes, so forgiving bike is not always the best thing. And I don't get why you speak of narrow handlebars and cantilever brakes. I don't say to ride bikes from past century, but to ride a bike that will help you to develop some skills and techniques. It's you, not the bike that needs to cut off the mistakes during a ride.
mentalhead pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 16, 2014 at 0:08
Jul 16, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Damper Trouble, Adjustable Travel Forks, and 26" or 29" Wheels for Beginners
I'm pretty sure you can develop proper techniques better on a 26" bike. You'll need to choose your lines a bit more carefully and you can corner a bit more easily. Two good things to start with - master cornering and learn to pick up the best line.
mentalhead mikekazimer's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 10:11
Jul 15, 2014
Preview: Kona's 2015 Lineup
Well, I needed dropper post since day 1 I was on my bike. I was even thinking to invent it. And I wasn't the only one on that boat. But I'm not about to get into wheel size debate. You think bike of this kind needs bigger wheels, I think it doesn't. It's something called opinion and everyone has their own. In fact this bike is pretty much like what I'm riding at the moment - big travel all mountain beast that can eat everything. They called it niche bike, then called it Enduro, then someone decided it's no longer capable bike as it has 26" wheels. In fact my bike is miles more capable than I am.
mentalhead mikekazimer's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 6:04
Jul 15, 2014
Preview: Kona's 2015 Lineup
The results in the WC Downhill doesn't make a favor for that switch to 650B, so I wouldn't use that as an argument. The reason for switching to 650B is because this is the trend currently and everybody wants to take a part, not because there is an actual need of doing it.
mentalhead mikekazimer's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 5:12
Jul 15, 2014
Preview: Kona's 2015 Lineup
Lyrik is 170mm of travel with a 20mm axle. It's light and stiff fork and I'm absolutely lovin' it. I've heard only great things for the new Pike, no doubt it's amazing fork, but it's different purpose fork. Lyrik got it's place and the Process 167 is exactly that king of bike that needs that kind of fork. And there is no such a thing as a wrong or right wheels size. Face it.
mentalhead mikekazimer's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 5:06
Jul 15, 2014
Preview: Kona's 2015 Lineup
It come with extra 30mm of travel for that less than an inch wheel difference. I think it's done right. And you can shred everything on it - natural terrain, bike parks... everything.
mentalhead mikekazimer's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 13:33
Jul 11, 2014
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