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mtnbykr05 vernonfelton's article
Aug 22, 2016 at 16:19
Aug 22, 2016
Friday Randoms: Crankworx Whistler 2016
@choppertank3e: don't really think they "dropped" Danny. Seeing Danny and his spark fade through his time with Giant, I would presume it was his decision to look elsewhere. Any large corporate bike company uses their riders as a marketing tool, and bouncing them from one corporate event to the next. This tires and bores the rider, enough to suck out their drive to do better. Mitch Ropelato on Specialized is a fine example. They pushed so hard to have him ride what they wanted and you could see his results dwindle because he wasn't doing what he was most passionate about- Racing DH and Gated events, not Enduro on a 29'r. If that's really what he wanted, I'm sure he would be riding a Hightower and not a 5010.
mtnbykr05 mikekazimer's article
Aug 21, 2016 at 4:58
Aug 21, 2016
Connor Fearon's Kona Brocess - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@mikekazimer: any idea of travel or does it come out to be the same as a 134? I'd have to imagine that with shorter stays the travel is less, but maybe the linkages are playing magic to bring those numbers back up.
mtnbykr05 vernonfelton's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 20:47
Aug 20, 2016
Friday Randoms: Crankworx Whistler 2016
@ctd07: Fox has a service form online to receive an RA. You'll send it to them for an evaluation, and if it's under warranty they'll set you up at no cost. If it isn't, they'll call you and ask if you would like a new CSU. They've been known to stretch the time frame for known issues with an era of product, and I've even seen upgrades to kashima a time or two. *This is for US only and don't know how or what may differ for anyone South Pacific.
mtnbykr05 vernonfelton's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 8:07
Aug 20, 2016
Friday Randoms: Crankworx Whistler 2016
@bike98826: IIRC Santa Cruz's wheels are not hand built. I do remember just a few months ago that bikes were being delayed because their wheel building machine was down. Hand built wheels aren't always better anyhow. Maybe by a well-experienced shop wrench, but I've put my hands on many of hand built wheels released by companies that out of round, aren't straight, and don't have a balanced tension. When you're building wheels as fast as they have to, mistakes are more likely to happen. Ie: Intense. Intense had hand built bikes for years, but many of them came crooked, out of tolerance, hub spacing too wide or too narrow. They starting buying bikes from overseas and now their QC (and warranty!) has seen a massive boost.
mtnbykr05 vernonfelton's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 7:40
Aug 20, 2016
Friday Randoms: Crankworx Whistler 2016
@ctd07: when I bought my Reign, I took it completely apart, all the way down to the suspension pivots. To make sure that there was proper grease everywhere that needed it and that things were tightened down properly. Oh, and my Pike creaks too. Press fit BB? 90% of the new bikes on the market have a press fit. Get some black RTV silicone, slap it on the cups and the frame, and press it back in. Don't have the tools? Their cheap, X-Tools makes a nice for the money $50 press and all you otherwise need is a 3/4"-1" pvc or wooden dowel to pound out the BB. Creaky head tube? Use those same tools and if you have an alloy frame, grease the cups and bearings faces. If carbon, clean cups and frame and re-install. Internal cables? Get some 3/8" neoprene tubing and slide that over the housing/hoses or weatherstripping and wrap that around a d slap it back in. Seat tube creaking? Pull out your seatpost and grease the internal tube. Seat creaking? Drip some Phil's tenacious oil or chain lube where the seat rails connect with the saddle or replace the super cheap seat that spec it with because they expect 80% of people to find a better one to fit them anyhow. To you it sounds like a lot of reason why your bike sucks D, when the rest of us just see it as excuses to why you're being lazy about bike maintenance. And Fox warranties the CSU assembly for creaking FYI.
mtnbykr05 davetrump's article
Aug 18, 2016 at 8:18
Aug 18, 2016
Beat Down: Garbanzo DH - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@charmingbob: I do believe in 2013 Stevie raced the Garbanzo DH, Air DH, and Open DH, and won all three. If anything, this would be the main reason I would have liked to see more WC riders to show up and race Crankworx Whistler. In honor of Stevie in his home. I would also like to see all further Crankworx trophies be chainsaws.
mtnbykr05 davetrump's article
Aug 18, 2016 at 8:13
Aug 18, 2016
Beat Down: Garbanzo DH - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@onemanarmy: or they can do like Stevie did and carry the momentum from winning 3 DH events at Crankworx Whistler and continue to win World Cups eventually taking the overall. Crankworx is a different atmosphere to any WC; the relaxed vibe, multiple events and not just one to focus on, riders from all different disciplines slaying it in the park day in and day out, makes a rider feel as though they've been on a vacation, all while putting time on the dirt and between the tape. A break like that is a huge boost for any rider, both in mental but also towards their skillset. Come away with a couple podiums and you're on target for a successful season finish. If I'm not mistaken, I do believe Bruni has also carried his Crankworx success to win later races.
mtnbykr05 mikelevy's article
Aug 17, 2016 at 20:30
Aug 17, 2016
Now THAT Was a Bike - Wade's Retro Maiden - Crankworx Whistler 2016
Seeing as Fox now owns the rights to Marzocchi, I wouldn't think it would be that difficult to have them chrome them and slap a Monster decal on it. Even the stantion coating seems to fit.
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