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scbullit36 gojammedia's article
Mar 30, 2014 at 7:14
Mar 30, 2014
Entries Open for Massanutten Yee-Ha Downhill
Yeah no doubt! I tried to email the race coordinator to see if the race could be moved to the following weekend and the email address provided didn't work! If people have to choose between Mtn Creek and Massanutten the vast majority is going to pick mountain creek all day long. Massanutten is fun but it's no mountain creek and the Yee-Ha isn't part of a race series.
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Mar 26, 2014 at 11:39
Mar 26, 2014
Selling
Mar 26, 2014 at 11:37
Mar 26, 2014

Giant Glory 0 Size Medium

$2400 USD
2013 Giant Glory 0 size Medium with multiple upgrades...but one downgrade. Upgrades Include: - E13 LG1 R Downhill Cranks - Cromag Fubar OSX Handlebar - Spank Director Stem - Spank EVO 35 Rear Rim (Stock DT Hub)...this rim is indestructible... - E13 Chainguide (Bash Guard says FSA but the guide is E13) - Race Face Chainring - Spank Spike Pedals (included) Downgrades: I replaced the Boxxer WC fork with a Boxxer Race. The Boxxer Race has a FRESH professional rebuild with all new seals and oil. The fork has not been ridden AT ALL since the rebuild. The reason I downgraded the fork is because I just had the Boxxer WC custom tuned by S4 Suspension and it is now on my new DH bike. I have all 3 springs for this Boxxer and I can send them with the bike at the buyers request. I also have the low rise top clamp that I can send at the buyers request. So here is the deal with this bike. I ride it from May to the end of June. Then I crashed and broke my hand which did not allow me to ride the bike again until September. From September to the end of the season I only rode it 3 times because my hand still wasn't 100%. The bike is fairly lightly used and it has been well maintained as I am a former bike mechanic. The only real downside to this bike is there is a dent in the downtube. The dent is not structural because it is nowhere near any welds. It is purely aesthetic. That being said, if you are a stickler for aesthetics, the dent could be covered up by one of these bad boys... http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTB-Carbon-Fibre-Frame-Protector-RockGuardZ-Giant-GLORY-2010-2014-/141185166019?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20df4aaac3 I have one on my trance and it is incredibly effective and weighs nothing. If you are interested in the bike and have any questions please let me know. Also, Please refrain from asking for more photos. I am taking the bike to have it boxed up for shipment after I post this listing so the potential buyer doesn't have to wait 10 days after the auction ends for me to ship the bike. If you would like a photo of the dent I can email it but that is the only other photo I have. If you are interested just send me a message on PB and I will get back to you. Buyer pays shipping and I will pay to have the bike professionally packaged at my local shop. Thanks for looking!

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Jan 3, 2013 at 8:02
Jan 3, 2013
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Jan 3, 2013 at 8:01
Jan 3, 2013

Sram XO DH Cranks 170 mm

$400 USD
$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 6:15
Jan 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.
scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2012 at 6:25
Nov 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 6:24
Nov 19, 2012
Selling
Nov 19, 2012 at 6:23
Nov 19, 2012

Giant Glory 0 Medium

$3100 USD
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!

scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Nov 12, 2012 at 6:56
Nov 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.
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