ryan83 YTIndustries's article
Jan 19, 2017 at 9:192 days
YT Adds More Sizes, Updates Build Kits for 2017
As intriguing as these mail-order companies are, ordering something online means a headache when another manufacturer's part fails. Some bike shops may help you get something warrantied but they probably aren't going to send you out the door with free demo or take something off inventory to get you back on the trail. If I look back on my last 3 bike purchases (all through a shop), I had random parts fail. Some of these parts include: CC rear shocks (3 of them), Rockshox Revelation fork, Sram X01 cassette (3 of them), XTR pedals, Sun hub, new SRAM Guide RSC lever, a Maxxis tire and probably a couple more that I'm forgetting. If I would have had to deal with Sram directly it would have been a nightmare. Also, most shops will knock $500 or more off MSRP. If they won't, go somewhere else. Just a few things to consider before making a large purchase.
ryan83 adamprice's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 7:57Jan 13, 2017
Online Deals January 2017
That Knolly is actually a great deal.
ryan83 AJBarlas's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 7:50Jan 13, 2017
SUNringlé Charger Expert AL Wheelset - Review
Sun hub issues are not an anomaly. I broke 2 Sun fat bike hubs which suffered the same exact failure. Obviously the above hub is different but I find it curious that I had the same issue with it breaking under pressure.
ryan83 CaneCreekCyclingComponents's article
Jan 10, 2017 at 8:48Jan 10, 2017
Cane Creek's New DB AIR [IL] Shock + OPT and DROPT Remotes - Press Release
While I agree a recall may have been justified that's only based on anecdotal evidence. I have also met a lot of riders who are still rocking their original Inlines issue-free. That said, I had 2 Inlines fail before being offered an upgrade to the DB AIR CS. I was a little annoyed that I had to pay $100 to upgrade but my DB AIR CS is no doubt an amazing product. I put over 200 hours of abuse and it still felt amazing before I had it rebuilt. I'll take my chances with that over the lame Float, explosive X2, or the consistently disappointing performance of the latest RS rear shock offerings...
ryan83 mikelevy's article
Jan 10, 2017 at 7:30Jan 10, 2017
Ridden and Rated - 5 Trail Bikes
They probably like to review bikes that people can buy. The Jeffsy has been sold out for a while now in the US so what's the use of doing a review on it?
ryan83 vernonfelton's article
Jan 9, 2017 at 9:25Jan 9, 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy/Hightower - Review
Evil is not cheaper and you can't even buy a Jeffsy due to supply (at least in the US). That said, Santa Cruz has a lifetime warranty, better resale, and a great long-term reputation. I don't own any of the above bikes but I would say SC is a level up from Evil and YT.
Jan 4, 2017 at 14:34Jan 4, 2017
ryan83 vernonfelton's article
Dec 30, 2016 at 6:57Dec 30, 2016
Five Ten Freerider EPS - Review
I bought the blue/yellow Impact VXi's and they only lasted a few months before the sole separated from the shoe. They were awesome and sent me a new pair in grey/black (my request) and they are running strong after 120+ rides this season with DH and long days on the saddle. I'd wager they would last another season.
ryan83 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 8, 2016 at 7:32Dec 8, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Suspension Product of the Year Winner
There is no discernible difference between the recommended intervals because comes down to the usage and your interest in having a better performing fork. The more you change the oil, the better your fork will feel. Less stiction means dampers that function well. But in case you are wondering: Pike calls for removing the lowers every 50 hours and "the rest" every 200 hours. https://sram-cdn-pull-zone-gsdesign.netdna-ssl.com/cdn/farfuture/x7W1QSXggty6eyvRkZB7p4OYIM3sApQ67nWHhPhdduo/mtime:1471279267/sites/default/files/techdocs/gen_0000000004461_rev_e_2014-2017_pike_service_manual_english.pdf Fox says 125 hours for a "full service". They figure most high useage riders will drop the lowers and change the oil a few times a year. http://www.ridefox.com/service.php?m=bike&ref=topnav