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rattpoison mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 12:46
Jul 25, 2014
Flat Pedal Foot Placement For Best Results
I also noticed that it's far easier to clip back in after a loose "inside foot out" corner with the cleat further back than forward. Try aiming at a point on the ground(or a bug) with the ball of your foot vs the middle of your foot... easier to find the target without looking down.
rattpoison mikekazimer's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 23:38
Jul 22, 2014
FINISHED: Yeti Cycles - Ask Us Anything
In addition to that question, what is the biggest suspension design regret or the poorest performing idea/system whether it came to production or not?
rattpoison rachellefrazer's article
Jul 16, 2014 at 9:15
Jul 16, 2014
Juliana Furtado Primeiro - Review
" It means women (not every one) may become confused as to what a lady's bike really is, and may reject standard men's bikes with a woman's seat, not knowing any better." I completely agree! Many people are caught up in women's specific geometry and think it's something magical. I have had customers reject perfectly fitting bikes "made for men" because it wasn't a women's specific model. I explained that they just need to be sized correctly to find a reach that fits their torso length and to find a seat that works for them (stock womens' seats can be far from comfortable). But no, they thought that there were some special angles and geometry despite my explaining that the head angle, BB height, and chainstay length stays the same whether it's an XS, or XXL, or men's or women's, etc. However, if they simply want an XS unisex model when the manufacturer only makes a S, then i understand.
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Jul 13, 2014 at 0:47
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 13, 2014 at 0:40
Jul 13, 2014

Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 26" - Lyrik - XT - 1x10 - Reverb

$2300 USD
This is a Stumpjumper Evo Frame built from the frame up with the best parts, including XT compnents and a Reverb dropper post. This is the 26" version with the ultra-short 16.5/420mm inches and low BB that makes it so playful. The 650b version has 17"+ stays. •New components with ZERO miles added for the sale: Shimano XT clutch rear derailleur, XT HG95 chain, XT brake levers. •RockShox Reverb dropper adjustable seatpost. •RockShox Lyrik: Mission Control damping(HSC/LSC adjust), 115-160mm adjustable travel, and 2 springs included. •Popular clutch derailleur and RaceFace narrow/wide ring 1x10 drivetrain for zero dropped chains and no noise. •Full XT drivetrain includes crankset and XT shifter(2 upshifts per click vs SLX and SRAM's single). •The best PF30 bottom bracket: Praxis Works collet style BB stays quiet and allows you to replace cartridge bearings vs replacing entire Shimano cups. •Maxxis Minion DHF singly ply super tacky 2.35" tires on front and rear in great condition! 90%+ tread. •Wheels handbuilt with DT-Swiss Prolock nipples, DT-Swiss double butted spokes, 28mm wide rims set up tubeless with Stans strips and CaffeLatex sealant, DT-Swiss internals, 20mm front hub, 142 thru axle rear with DT-Swiss RWS axle. •Auto-Sag Fox CTD rear shock. •Bearings in good condition. •Pedals not included. There's quite a few things that make this particular build unique to stock OE(original equipment) builds: parts are not downgraded to improve the sale price. 1. The biggest complaint in every review of this bike is the flimsy stock 32mm forks that ruin an otherwise great bike. The Lyrik has 35mm stanchions, a 20mm thru-axle, and this version has the most reliable adjustable travel system from 115mm for XC to 160mm for descending. The stock fork is 150mm. This difference allows the bike to be run with a steeper geometry and lower front end for XC and climbing, as well as having the stiffness/travel/geometry for descending. Unlike cheaper Lyriks, this has the premium Mission Control damper(vs Motion Control) with both high speed and low speed compression adjustments plus the DH floodgate modification to improve descending capabilities. Fork has been rebuilt with a complete RockShox rebuild kit. 2. The Formula brakes on stock Stumpjumper Evo's are the 2nd biggest complaint and they can be seen for sale as so many people have taken them off. Again, another detail that ruins an otherwise excellent bike. Levers are new Shimano XT and calipers are Shimano BR-M666. 3. The stock Specialized Command post can be problematic(I work at a dealer) and has set positions vs the Reverb's infinite seat height positions. 4. Small details that make a big differnce: No downgraded drivetrain such as lower end shifters, no unreliable stock PF30 BB, seatpost clamp with dropper post routing, ESI silicone grips, and tires with the premium soft rubber compound vs entry-level OE tires. Condition: NEW items(as in zero miles, installed for sale) include Shimano XT clutch 785 rear derailleur, XT chain, and XT 785 brake levers. The rest of the bike is in used, but great condition. Not abused or shuttled. 100% mechanically sound. The biggest cosmetic imperfections can be found in the photos: mark on non-driveside headtube, mark on "S" of non-driveside downtube, mark on driveside downtube between "D" of "Specalized" and headtube(photo 1), and shoe wear on non-drive chainstay(last photo). Lyrik fork is older than frame and has marks from car rack. Rear wheel has 2 dents in it, but has been straightened and trued. Reverb seatpost could use a rebuild, but 100% operational. Ridden by a 140lb rider who is a previous service manager at a shop and a cyclocross team's race mechanic for an entire season. Bike was never shuttled, abused, and was well maintained. Currently, there are several local people interested, so I'm open to offers but will not deviate far from the asking price. Let me know if you have any questions. -Ron

rattpoison mikekazimer's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 1:13
Jul 11, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: What Style of Grip Do You Prefer?
Although many grips look similar, I found that ODI have definitely found a stickier/tackier compound that some other Ruffian look-a-likes. Experience in the moto industry pays off.
rattpoison mikekazimer's article
Jul 9, 2014 at 9:37
Jul 9, 2014
Chris King / Stan's Flow EX Wheelset - Review
Does anybody have experience running these rims on a "Whistler bike"? I'm talking about the upper half of the mountain with the rocky chutes as opposed to wide jump trails.
Jul 8, 2014 at 13:01
Jul 8, 2014

Works Components 2 degree headset cups

$50 USD
I installed these cups on my Ironhorse Sunday. 2 degree cups for 123-129mm head tube. 1 1/8 steerer and standard 1.5/49 head tube on DH bikes. I will post photos later today. Here is what I have: http://www.workscomponents.co.uk/20-degree-zs49---zs49---traditional-15-reducer-headset-59-p.asp

Jul 8, 2014 at 12:56
Jul 8, 2014

Wanted: Sportsworks rear wheel loop

$25 USD
Hello, If you have an old Sportsworks (pre Thule T2) bike rack and have a rear wheel loop to sell, I am looking for 1 ring/loop. I'm willing to compensate whatever may be needed for the trouble to attain and ship me that loop. Thank you very much. -Ron

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Jul 8, 2014 at 12:52
Jul 8, 2014
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