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scbullit36 dart-bikes's article
Mar 15, 2013 at 8:09Mar 15, 2013
Contest: Name This Frame From Dartmoor Bikes
Since Dartmoor is located out of Poland... Dartmoor Strzępić - (Shred) Dartmoor Harmonia - (Harmony) Dartmoor Natura - (Nature) Dartmoor Przejechać - (Ride) Dartmoor Las - (Forest) Dartmoor góra - (Mountain)
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Jan 3, 2013 at 8:02Jan 3, 2013
Jan 3, 2013 at 8:01Jan 3, 2013
$400.00 USD OBO!!! These cranks are brand new! They were pulled off a 2013 Giant Glory 0 before it ever left the shop! The item details are as follows: Crank Arm Length - 170 mm BB Size - 83 mm (not BB30) Crank Arm Material - Carbon Chainring Size 36T All 3 BB spacers and pedal washers are included. It should be noted that these cranks are a difficult to find color scheme with a polished spider and chrome XO branding. Typically these cranks aftermarket have the black spindle with the red and white XO branding. Will ship to US and Canada only. Free shipping via USPS. Payment Via Pay Pal or if local cash upon pickup. Message me if interested. Thanks for looking!
scbullit36 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 3, 2013 at 6:15Jan 3, 2013
2013 Predictions: RC and Mike Levy Weigh In
I had a Giant Anthem 29er and went back to a 26" wheel. The 29er was definitely a fast bike and it rolled over just about anything. You really didn't have to stress too much about line choice especially in rocky terrain BUT...on tight technical single track or trails with limited sight lines and abrupt tight corners...riding a 29er is like trying to negotiate a school bus through the woods. I can't speak for a 650b bike though. Choose your weapon based on your local trail situation I guess. If you live in a place where your trails are wide open and you can spot your line from a mile away then a 29er will rip. If you live in an area where your trails are tight, narrow, and have limited sight lines...26" bikes are much more nimble and keeping momentum up isn't as critical. If you loose momentum on a 29er (which could happen often on super tight trails) they are IMO more difficult to get rolling again.
Nov 27, 2012 at 6:25Nov 27, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
I feel like a follow up article should be written explaining the benefits of downsizing TO downhill bikes. I mean everyone I know who came from a moto background just absolutely KILLS on a DH bike (case in point Aaron Gwin). I personally started out in XC/ trail riding and BMX then progressed into DH but I noticed that near 100% of the people I ride with who came down from moto immediately pick up DH and crush it...I feel like they have to work a lot less than I did coming up from XC and bmx.
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Nov 19, 2012 at 6:24Nov 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012 at 6:23Nov 19, 2012
I'm selling a 2012 Giant Glory 0 in a size Medium. Some of the key features of the bike include: Sram XO 10 speed derailleur Sram XO 10 speed shifter Rock Shox Boxxer R2C2 DT Swiss Wheels Sram Descendant Cranks Cane Creek Angleset Avid Code Brakes Kenda Excavator RSR Tires (80% tread on rear 90% front) This bike has been ridden from May 2012 to October 2012 and shows typical signs of wear representative of 6 months of riding. There are a couple of scratches and chips in the paint but there are no dents anywhere. The stanchions have no scratches. In the 6 months I have owned this bike it has been meticulously maintained and is mechanically as good as or better than new. I have rebuilt the bike and greased the swing arm pivots twice so the frame makes no creaking or popping noises. In addition the fork was professionally rebuilt with Enduro Seals in August. The wheels have less than a dozen rides on them. I had a set of Crank Brothers Opium Wheels that I used for 5 of the 6 months I owned the bike. The bike is completely stock with the exception of the Kenda Excavator RSR's ($80.00 ea) and the Cane Creek Angleset ($150.00). I also replaced the rear brake pads with the Avid metallic pads in September. MSRP on this bike is about $5500.00 without the angleset (which replaced the crappy FSA angleset that did not work properly). All in all this bike is mechanically a 10/10 and aesthetically about an 8/10. In terms of performance...this is one of the better bikes I have ridden. The unified rear suspension design keeps the rear wheel planted to the ground in corners and under braking. The wheel base is a bit shorter than some of the other DH bikes on the market but that makes the bike a bit more responsive on some of the tighter trails. The bike weight is somewhere in the neighborhood of 37-38 lbs so for a DH bike it is pretty light. If you are looking to get into racing or if you just want a bike to shred this thing is the ticket. It has all the high end components in perfect working order and is being listed at a entry level DH bike price. I will ship this bike to anywhere in North America but will not ship to a PO Box. Also, buyer pays shipping. Thanks for looking!
Nov 12, 2012 at 6:56Nov 12, 2012
EXCLUSIVE: DVO Emerald Inverted DH Fork - First Look
Guys I gotta say after reading this article this seems to be a really well thought out high quality fork. I especially like the tuneable damper. To be totally honest...it seems like you looked at all of the known short comings with everything on the market today and just completely eliminated them. I hope I see some of these at the races in 2013 and ideally would like to be riding one by 2014. I only ask that you please get this to market at a price the majority of riders can afford. From the looks of the photos this thing could be in excess of 2K...If you can get it to the market for less than a Dorado but comparable to a Fox 40 or a Boxxer WC...I'll be sold.
scbullit36 mattwragg's article
Oct 12, 2012 at 8:19Oct 12, 2012
Roc D'Azur 2012: Cavalerie DH Gearbox Bike
There is a reason that we don't see many belt drives on MTB bikes IMO... I have seen first hand on these belt drives where a stone the size of about a pea gets sucked up into the gear (because the belt acts like a conveyor belt essentially) and the added tension as a result is usually enough to rip the belt or sometimes break it clean. These belts generally have to run pretty tight and according to the mfgr of these drives (or at least from what I have seen in the past) you have to verify proper tension by strumming the belt like a guitar string and listening for a certain pitch...no joke. It will probably be more quiet than a chain but one may be substituting derailleur drive issues/ noise with belt replacement issues...If you plan on racing this thing...make sure you have an ample supply of back up belts...because guaranteed nobody else at the race will have one and they may be tough to come by at a local shop.
Sep 20, 2012 at 10:27Sep 20, 2012
Random Products Part Four - Interbike 2012
Your British mud may also have something to say about the slot on the frame that the lower link runs through...structurally that seems like it may be a good idea but functionally...I can just hear the mud grinding between the frame and the link on a muddy course. I don't know...maybe there is more clearance there and the photos just don't do it justice but it looks fairly tight.