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mentalhead ENVE's article
Apr 9, 2014 at 11:34
Apr 9, 2014
Video: ENVE M-Series
I didn't buy a walmart bike. My bike was Scott hardtail bike, which I don't think you can find in your walmart stores. But it was lower end spec bike, yes. And I made it mid to high end bike. Similar upgrade steps for everything including wheelsets. And wheelsets was definitely not the most noticeable change on the bike. I gave this example, because it is a perfect example for bike upgardes - starting from the lower end components, where you can feel the biggest difference when upgarding. It's somehow obvious, don't you think?
mentalhead ENVE's article
Apr 9, 2014 at 11:05
Apr 9, 2014
Video: ENVE M-Series
Sorry for disapointing you, but I upgarded lot of parts of my first xc/trail hardtail bike from lower end components, to mid level and above and I benefit from all of these upgrades, but I mostly did it on my fork upgrade (coil suntour to air rockshox), brakes (mechanical to hydraulic), hadlebar (it gets wider), tyres (much better grip) and I will put my new wheels after all these things. Yes, my Mavic rims will bent much harder, and I shaved some grams (not so many) and we all know that rotational weight is much more noticeable (I know there is something called Physics, even if I wasn't the biggest fan of it), but I would ever go for suspension or braking upgarde, before I look at my wheels. Not to mention even drivetrain alternatives with the new 1x trend. I'm not saying wheels are not a good improvement. For me personally they are not on top of the list. And for the price of a new frameset I wouldn't even say the "wheelset" word on public.
mentalhead ENVE's article
Apr 9, 2014 at 6:07
Apr 9, 2014
Video: ENVE M-Series
You never had as dramatic improvement as by a wheelset? I see no way wheelset to improve my bike more than a fork, brakes, handlebar or a dropper seatpost. It depends on what are you replacing and what are you replacing with. Wheelsets are part of a bike when you can get some compromises (unless you go for a really heavy wheelset) in favor of a better suspension, dropper post or better tyres. Well, if all these components of your bike are top notch then maybe wheelset is the way to go. But I'm pretty sure you can get similar wheelset in terms of weight for half of the price.
mentalhead JordanCarr's article
Apr 9, 2014 at 3:07
Apr 9, 2014
Intro to Fatbikes: Don't Knock It 'til Ya Try One
Ouch, I'm sorry for you guys. Well, Canada doesn't always sounds like a mountain bike heaven, then ;)
mentalhead JordanCarr's article
Apr 9, 2014 at 0:07
Apr 9, 2014
Intro to Fatbikes: Don't Knock It 'til Ya Try One
Come on PB! You throw this Fat things to us during the off season and no one really cared about them. Now the season is started and you are throwing the snow theme and the fat things again. Are you serious? Is Canada still not rideable?
mentalhead RichardCunningham's article
Apr 8, 2014 at 7:32
Apr 8, 2014
First Ride: RockShox RS-1 Fork – Carbon, Inverted, Expensive and for 29ers Only
Title says four reasons not to be interested in this fork. Thank you PB, for such an informative title, so I can skip the whole article and not waste my time on it. More article titles should be like this.
mentalhead pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 8, 2014 at 1:10
Apr 8, 2014
First Look: ENVE Debuts Four New Carbon Wheels
1000$ for a rim and there is no 559 option for M50 and M60. It seems that April fools will last longer this year.
mentalhead Nate-at-BikeCo-com's article
Mar 25, 2014 at 3:10
Mar 25, 2014
Tech Spotlight - 5 Minute Bubble Bleed
As mentioned above you can get same kit for 1/3 of the price from ebay. I got one and quality is more than enough for bleeding brakes. Didn't try yet to split atoms with them though. These are plastic syringes, you know. There's no ultra-hyper material involved in them. As for the fittings, all you need is to find the right fitting that can be screwed in and some o-ring. Both costs almost nothing as the syringes do cost nothing, as the hoses cost nothing. Asking 50 euros for these thing is the best joke bike industry is making with us. And people who do pay 50 euros for couple of syringes deserve to pay 10000+ euros for bikes and 200+ euros for bike shorts.
mentalhead Nate-at-BikeCo-com's article
Mar 25, 2014 at 0:59
Mar 25, 2014
Tech Spotlight - 5 Minute Bubble Bleed
50 euros for a couple of syringes that actually costs a few cents?! No, thanks. There are much cheaper options out there and if you can make this kit yourself it will cost you less than 3 euros, without the torx tool. This bottles solution seems amazingly simple and a plastic bottle shouldn't cost more than a few cents. This would be perfect for bleeding Avid brakes, as they need bleeding quite often. You'll still need to fully bleed brakes, when it's time to change the brake fluid, but this is not a job you do often.
mentalhead orbea's article
Mar 24, 2014 at 1:29
Mar 24, 2014
Video: Orbea Enduro Team 2014
I like the style of the guy with the blue clothes
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