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rupintart mikelevy's article
Nov 13, 2014 at 21:38
Nov 13, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
"most trials frames that utilize a disc mount tab that's already adjusted for a rotor larger than 203" was supposed to say "rotor larger than 160, such as a 203"...dunno how I typo'd that one....
rupintart mikelevy's article
Nov 13, 2014 at 21:05
Nov 13, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
lol @ comment negs. I'll bet a months of pay that my BB7 outperforms any other Avid out there, both in modulation and stopping power. No fancy fluid dynamics and differential equations necessary. No boiling fluid. No hose expansion. No leaks. It's a cable; it's modulation is as good as your finger is and the lever pull is literally 1/2 the effort which is why it's a SWORN AND TRUSTED combo by trials riders (no arm pump you get from hydro brakes since it's TONS easier to pull in.) Oh, your brake rubs? I'll turn a little dial on the calipers to adjust the pads and that's it. At most readjust with a 5mm allen wrench. At best with hydros you have a Hope Tech, but then you have 50 dials on your brake lever for something that's overly complicated to adjust pads. Simplicity is key, and the bike industry has for whatever reason forgotten about that. Clean Sweep rotor + BB7 + Odyssey Linear Slic cables + any vee lever > any hydro brake The weak link/negative to that set-up? Brake adapters are your bottle neck. While I've personally never broke one, most people opt for higher quality ones like Hope or other CNC'd options. However, most trials frames that utilize a disc mount tab that's already adjusted for a rotor larger than 203, which is why, again, it's the best disc brake set-up out there.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 13:14
Nov 12, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
The lever feel is crap...spongy, like all Avid brakes. The lever itself feels terrible under your finger. In the back of my head I know I'm going to need to service it soon cause it says SRAM/Avid on the side and is hydraulic. I guarantee you my BB7 with SD7 levers feel better than any hydro brake on here. Lighter lever pull, infinitely better modulation, strong enough for trials, don't fade during DH, and my lever doesn't feel like a sponge. If you are gonna get hydro brakes, you get Shimano, Hope, Magura, Formula...in that order.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 7:19
Nov 12, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
These brakes are meh at best. The only Avid/SRAM brakes worth a shit are the ones that use a cable.
rupintart pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 6:30
Nov 12, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Kickers, Spoke Protectors, and the RockShox Pike vs the Fox 36 fork
The new Supermax is NICE. Hell, the Lefty PBR on my wife's Lexi is WAY stiffer than a Fox 36, especially during braking let alone tracking in the corners. It's not for everybody (mostly because of price and aesthetics) but it's WAAAAAAAYYYY better than any Fox out there. this video explains it well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WlRqcAQr2w
rupintart pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 11, 2014 at 18:53
Nov 11, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Kickers, Spoke Protectors, and the RockShox Pike vs the Fox 36 fork
Lefty > * Honestly...."cost no factor" why in the hell is your only consideration a Fox? Oh....that's right, cause you have no fucking clue and just buy whatever the interwebs says.
rupintart JordanCarr's article
Nov 6, 2014 at 15:41
Nov 6, 2014
Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheelset - Review
I can simply use tire levers, what are you talking about? If you're using metal tire levers on anything you need to re-evaluate how you put on tires or grow some muscles. I can use crappy $1 plastic tire levers to put on DH tires....I do it every day....literally. Can't use alloy nipples? Are you kidding? It makes no difference what nipples you use if you build a wheel properly. If you're applying that much tension to ANY wheel it's going to break. And comparing an uber flexy Stan's rim to a rigid Enve is....lol. As for spokes causing rims to fail...meh, I call that being put in a shitty position. Much like how the only Fox forks to be complete shit where the CTD and lock-out doesn't work on a brand new bike is on 2013-2014 Scott bikes. "Oh...but those forks are fine on every other bike..." Yeah, it's the same kind of statement. Sucks that Enve got stuck with a shit lot of spokes, but that's the nature of mass production, you can get shit batches. Like the saying goes "The birds only peck at the best fruit..." So many people rag on Ferrari and how x car is faster and cheaper....well good, stay with you lower end stuff that is faster and cheaper; it's still not a Ferarri.
rupintart JordanCarr's article
Nov 6, 2014 at 14:10
Nov 6, 2014
Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheelset - Review
People will hate on carbon wheels because they can't afford them and haven't ridden them. Simply put. Ride a set...you won't want to ride anything else.
rupintart MarzocchiMTB's article
Oct 28, 2014 at 10:38
Oct 28, 2014
Marzocchi - Ask Us Anything
Less than 80 mm and a real man's wheel size, 26".
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