Nov 23, 2015 at 6:16Nov 23, 2015
Downhill Taxco, Mexico 2015 - Results
Way to go Neko! Top 5! Sweet!
scbullit36 raceface's article
Nov 11, 2015 at 7:14Nov 11, 2015
Contest: Who is Chester?
I heard Chester's lines were too big for Remy Metailler!
Nov 4, 2015 at 12:17Nov 4, 2015
The bike is in nearly perfect mechanical condition and super quiet. The only thing that could make this bike more quiet than it already is would be a clutch type rear derailleur. There are a couple scratches on the frame and handlebar (pictured) but the fork is flawless. The fork looks almost as new as when I bought it at the beginning of the year. There is a little bit of discoloration on the stanchion (pictured) but it was there when I bought the fork (new) and it is not a scratch. None of the suspension seals are leaking and the fork performs as new. I had the brakes bled at Snowshoe Resort in August of this year and since then they have been issue free for me. The rear derailleur, although scratched, shifts flawlessly through all the gears. The wheels have some scratches but are nearly perfectly true. Spank wheels from my experience are almost indestructible. The bike is spec'ed as follows: Fork: Marzocchi 380 C2R2 Ti (26/27.5) Rear Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Wheels: Spank Spoon 32 Tires: Kenda Honey Badger 90% (RSR Compound Front) Handlebar: Spank 777 Grips: Eargon GE1 Grips Brakes: Avid Elixir R's (New bleed done on Aug 2015) Rotors: (Hayes 203F 180R) Seatpost: Easton Carbon Saddle: SDG Ti Rails Rear Der: Sram X9 10 Speed Shifter: Sram X9 10 Speed Chainguide: Straightline Silent Guide Cranks: Truvativ Decendant 36T (BB Replaced Sept 2015) Stem: Deity Fantom (48 55) Pedals: Spank Spike Cassette: Sram DH 10 speed In addition to the bike, I am selling a TON of extra parts to keep this bike running for a long time. All of this stuff is included in the price so if you buy the bike you also get the extras free of charge. The extras include: Wheels: Shimano Saint Hubs with Sun MTX 33 wheels and SLX Centerlock Rotors (203/180) - Just re-built the front hub. Rear hub is still smooth. Rims have some dings and such but MTX hoops are cheap and rim transfers aren't that complicated...and these were my back-up's. Brake Pads: 2 pair new in packaging. Frame Hardware: - All new pivot bearings (bearings on frame are still good) - Extra rear dropouts - Extra pivot bolts (including main) Extra Shock: X-Fusion Vector Coil Extra Tires: - Set Maxxis DHF's 70% - Set Specialized Storms (mud spikes) 80% - 1 Maxxis Wet Scream (mud spike) New - Set Schwalbe Muddy Mary 70% This package is pretty much everything someone would need if they wanted to get into the sport of DH racing or even just DH in general. It would be excellent for someone just getting into it at the CAT 3 level but would also be well placed at a CAT 2 level. I raced this bike for a year at the CAT 1 level and was able to be fairly competitive (usually top 4) against people with sub 38 lb 27.5 wheel bikes. At the end of the day, this was probably the most reliable bike in my garage and it is super easy to wrench on post race (which is probably why it still runs so smooth). In terms of shipping, these items would probably arrive in multiple boxes over multiple days. So don't be alarmed if the bike shows up first then the extras start pouring in later. Ideally, I would like to sell this local pick up only. If I have to ship it somewhere, I will cover the first 200 bucks only. Anything over 200 bucks (including the bike packaging at a shop) is on the buyer. From my experience, if I am covering the first 200 bucks, the buyer may only be responsible for an additional 100 or less. Text or call at: (four_one_two) - (four_one_seven) - (one_four_eight_three) Thanks for looking!
scbullit36 RichardCunningham's article
Nov 4, 2015 at 6:39Nov 4, 2015
Shimano Di2 XTR - Long-Term Review
Somebody who buys this equipment just to say they have it then hangs the bike in their garage next to their Lambo.
Oct 27, 2015 at 7:11Oct 27, 2015
Review: Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29
@Rflyrel - I may be wrong about Carbon manufacturing in China. Maybe it's changed. But as of 2008-2010 I have seen first hand what a big name brand company was paying for carbon frames coming out of China. Now China's economy has changed vastly since then so I would imagine the prices have also gone up. Secondly, I never said anything about Taiwan. In-fact I believe carbon AND aluminum bikes coming out of Taiwan are much better and higher prices are more justified when compared to Chinese made frames. Again, I am basing this on first hand experience with frame prices and quality coming out of China in the 2008-2010 range. Thirdly, if you read my original post, I did make mention of Trek's prices being at least somewhat justified being that they do have in-house composite manufacturing which is incredibly expensive and as you mentioned very difficult to stay competitive with off shore carbon manufacturing. So you say SC has bikes coming out of both China and Taiwan? I would be curious to know if the split is Aluminum bikes coming from Taiwan and Carbon from China or does it go even further with the C bikes coming from China and the CC bikes coming from Taiwan. If it is the latter, I think the price delta between the 2 tells the story and perhaps really drives home the fact that big mfgrs are way overpricing their China made carbon frames. On the other hand of both the C and CC bikes are made in China, I think that still begs the question as to why the big mfgrs are so expensive because everybody's frame is made there. If anything, the volume of carbon and number of frames purchased by a company like Specialized compared to SC should entitle them to a bulk discount...which again begs the question...why are the big box guys so $$$. If anything they should be the ones bringing this high end stuff to the people at much more reasonable prices. And BTW, Although Trek and Specialized still being USA owned is very admirable, it's irrelevant to the point. I mean are you arguing that it is justified to throw more money their way for something as intangible as USA ownership? At least when Cannondale was profiting off of the USA mantra you knew you were getting a USA made bike.
Oct 26, 2015 at 13:14Oct 26, 2015
Review: Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29
Why is it that a companies like Intense, Transition, Commencal, YT, Santa Cruz can put out bikes comparable to this one for in some cases THOUSANDS less? But the big mfgrs like Trek, Giant, Specialized, etc. regularly come out with this BS? I mean you could purchase an XX1 level Santa Cruz CC Carbon Tallboy for 1K less than this Trek. You would think that bigger companies with more purchasing power (when it comes to spec'ing their bikes) would be able to offer prices comparable to a Transition, or SC, or YT etc...just based on their sales volumes alone. But instead they gouge the heck out of the customer and justify the price by...? Specialized is probably the worst offender. Trek can at least claim US based manufacturing resulting in higher costs but Specialized...where are you guys coming from with your prices? Specialized S-Works Camber 29...9800 bucks? Thousand dollars more than this Trek and it is made offshore in China where carbon mfg is dirt cheap? How do you justify that? And don't tell me it is the RS1 fork because it is only 200 bucks more than the Factory 34 Float on this Trek...if that. At the end of the day people will buy what they wanna buy and I am sure this post will generate some neg props because it is centered around pricing but...if someone is paying that much money for a bike while competitors are offering pretty much the same thing at substantially less...you would think one would ask where there money was going?
scbullit36 redbullbike's article
Oct 14, 2015 at 7:04Oct 14, 2015
Claudio's Course Preview: Red Bull Rampage 2015
@mojomaujer...maybe a recumbent bike with mtb tires would be more your version of mountain biking.
Oct 9, 2015 at 12:04Oct 9, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: What Area of Mountain Bike Technology Needs the Most Improvement?
Bring back the threaded BB please! BB92, BB30, PF30 etc. is a horrible pain in the a$$ imo and you can't keep it from creaking to save your life! At least that has been my experience so far...
Aug 3, 2015 at 12:31Aug 3, 2015
GT Bicycles - UCI World Cup DH - Windham Fantasy Contest
1. Gwin 2. Bryceland 3. Mullaly 1. Atherton 2. Carpenter 3. Seagrave
Jun 29, 2015 at 8:16Jun 29, 2015
The 2016 UCI MTB Calendar
I was just at Snowshoe this last weekend and rumor is...it will be freshened up big time for the Pro GRT. Supposedly resurrecting 2 of the road gaps that were previously on course as well as some of their more gnarly rock gardens. Could get pretty rowdy there this year.