millsr4

I raced bmx as a kid but didn't so much as touch a bike for over ten years. I found myself looking for a new outlet when it wasn't snowboard season, then I found mountain biking... there's no looking back now Wink

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millsr4 vernonfelton's article
Aug 29, 2016 at 6:29
24 hours
Dear Bike Industry - Opinion
@dsut4392: In theory the principal of communism could work but in reality, not so much...
millsr4 vernonfelton's article
Aug 27, 2016 at 6:35
3 days
Dear Bike Industry - Opinion
@dodgecitycycles: For me its about ease of maintenance. I go through a lot of bottom brackets because of the wet conditions we ride in often in Bellingham. Yes threaded bottom brackets creak too but headset bearings slip in and out of a headset by hand, pressfit BB's do not... It's easier and a lot less risky to unthread grease and rethread a bottom bracket than it is to press in and out bearings or cups from a frame. Its also annoying that the main reason for press fit BB's is just to lower manufacturing costs and help increase that companies bottom line...
millsr4 mikelevy's article
Aug 22, 2016 at 13:15
Aug 22, 2016
Ghost's H AMR X Adventure Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@PHeller: I definitely agree with you that if you can't fix your gear you should take it into the wilderness... I've used the single speed fix many times myself even on shorter rides. I was just reenforcing Ghost's reasoning in that they want these bikes as maintenance free as possilbe, and even for an experienced mechanic, gearboxs take much less maintenance in the long run. Where I live it rains ALOT. If you want to ride in the winter you WILL go through drivetrain components quicker than dryer places like Arizona. I end up replacing every piece of my drivetrain every year. For this reason, and my rate of derailleur destruction I mentioned originally, the initial cost of a gearbox isn't as big of a deal...
millsr4 mikelevy's article
Aug 22, 2016 at 7:07
Aug 22, 2016
Ghost's H AMR X Adventure Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@hamncheez: Yea but then you have to be mechanically competent to be able to complete the repair if there are issues. That was their point, Ghost wanted this bike as maintenance free as possible. I know I am personally tired of bashing my derailleur and replacing it one or more times a season... with how light an efficient bikes are in all other respects these days I'm still genuinely surprised gear boxes haven't become more popular. Gear box, coil sprung, and good pedaling; if the geo is on point for descending this could be a contender for my new rig!!!
Aug 21, 2016 at 22:15
Aug 21, 2016
millsr4 mikelevy's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 6:42
Aug 19, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Who Will Win Red Bull Joyride?
@NR8productions: The whole reason Andreu got into the fest series was because he got sick of contest riding, i.e. Redbull Joyride... I'm pretty sure he's on film saying this in a few different clips.
millsr4 vernonfelton's article
Aug 14, 2016 at 7:32
Aug 14, 2016
The Evolution of the Specialized Enduro
Love my pitch! It's still going strong! Although the new stumpy seems to be pretty similar in geometry and intent...
millsr4 mikekazimer's article
Aug 11, 2016 at 17:43
Aug 11, 2016
EWS Race Tech: Jared Graves' New Specialized Tires
@abtcup: What size rim are you mounting them to? I run 26"x2.3" butchers on a rim with 25mm internal width they are over 2.3" wide...
millsr4 redbullbike's article
Aug 2, 2016 at 18:57
Aug 2, 2016
Red Bull Rampage 2016 - Rider List Announced
It's gnarly, not knarley...
millsr4 mikekazimer's article
Jul 13, 2016 at 7:01
Jul 13, 2016
100% Aircraft Helmet - Review
@Adamknowles: You can ride with a half shell at bike parks on this side of the pond if you want to... that's how I broke my nose... one of the three times at least...
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