scbullit36 mikekazimer's article
Jun 21, 2016 at 7:27Jun 21, 2016
From the Top: Transition Bikes
@veero: I don't ride a Transition at the moment but I have a vast amount of experience working on FS bikes from nearly all big manufacturers. Giant, GT, Kona, Trek, Cannondale, etc. In Transitions defense, I have never once experienced pivot bolts greased from the factory. I just replaced every bearing in my Kona Process with Enduro bearings and there was no bolt grease. I also completely disassembled my brand new GT Fury linkage because the bike was creaking after 1 ride...again no bolt grease. I think the only reason companies grease bolts (if they are greased) is due to the anodize. That stuff can cause your bolts to seize if not careful. If you are having problems with bolts coming lose, I have had a lot of success with blue thread lock. Also helps with the seizing prevention. Also, does Transition not use sealed bearings in their frames? How did you inspect the bearing grease? Did you physically remove the bearing seal? If you did, I suggest you just replace them now. They'll never be the same. I work a lot with bearings in general and once those seals are pulled after factory install it is usually a death sentence. Transition probably sources those bearings so they are coming pre greased...probably from NSK or NMB or something like that (mfgr label will be on the seal). Transition may have received a bad lot. Insufficient grease is a really difficult thing to catch my means of QC inspection...especially with the variety of sizes Transition is probably using. If you have to get new bearings...the Enduro ones are tits! As for the side load on your shock...that could be a problem. I wouldn't sweat the oil weeping like your shop said. I have the EXACT same shock on my Kona. Just installed it aftermarket so it is new. It weeps oil. Give it time...it will stop. With that shock, if the side load thing is going to give you issue, it will come in the form of noticable air loss. If you constantly find yourself pumping up your shock to maintain your sag settings...that may be from the side load. On mine...I maybe have to check my shock air pressure 1 to 2 times per season.
scbullit36 paulaston's article
Jun 16, 2016 at 8:55Jun 16, 2016
Loic Bruni Injured
@Tonyster2: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Nice...
scbullit36 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 9, 2016 at 19:19Jun 9, 2016
YT Industries - UCI WC DH - Leogang Fantasy Contest
men: 1. Hart 2. Gwin 3. Williamson women: 1. Atherton 2. Carpenter 3. Seagrave
scbullit36 vernonfelton's article
Mar 18, 2016 at 9:38Mar 18, 2016
Banned in the USA: Part 1
This article infuriates me. I don't live in an area that has many or any protected wilderness areas so I don't think any of my trails are in danger of getting banned BUT...some of the trails listed above are on my list of places I would like to ride. Pisgah!?!? I mean come on! NC is gaining some real ground as of late with some epic trails systems now they may get closed? This could be total ignorance and detrimental to the cause but...what happens if you ride in one of these wilderness areas? Are you chased down by a forest ranger on horseback? Does a helicopter follow you back to your vehicle? IF you do get caught, are you looking at jail time or a fine? Is anybody even policing it? I guess what I am saying is...if a bunch of duches start denying us access to our trails simply because they don't like us...F THEM! Solution, get fast, ride the once legal now banned trails, and try and catch me you d!ck$! Because...I could be dead or unable to ride a bike by the time a bill leveraging for riders rights passes through our worthless congress. Again, this could be ignorance on my part but...if someone started closing down my trails because they didn't like me? That is what I would be doing. Wouldn't stop me from riding on them...then I would just deal with the fallout after the fact...if I got caught. Man this article has me pi$$ed!
scbullit36 mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2016 at 11:20Feb 22, 2016
Specialized Announces Demo 8 Alloy
Looking at it from a glass half full perspective...it will certainly change the bike shops. If I am not mistaken, the bread and butter for most bike shops is parts and labor anyway. When a person who buys one of these direct sale bikes can't figure out how to put the front wheel or handlebar on the bike...or adjust the derailleur...where are they going to take it? Maybe the direct sale model could be good for the shops in the long run...they can wrap a 50 dollar bill around every bike that they build and not have to keep it in their shop generating overhead. Could be even better for he shops in the case of people who by frames and have no clue how to build or even source the correct parts for said frame. Shops could charge a consulting fee to source the parts for the bike...(in the event a customer wants to order parts on line)...or...the shop could order the parts and build the frame...in which case the shop makes out because the margin or parts is much better than the bike margin.
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scbullit36 the-rise's article
Jan 25, 2016 at 11:13Jan 25, 2016
Two Days Left to Help Matt MacDuff 'Raise the Loop'
I hope we get a Review Bazooka recap on this epic loop after Matt totally crushes it! Get rad Matt!
scbullit36 JKSR's photo
Jan 7, 2016 at 7:10Jan 7, 2016
That's what I have been hearing too. The only thing that has me kinda wigged out about that is...there was a sticker on the Fox shock on my Fury that said something to the effect of "Shock Tune XXXXX". I am just a bit afraid that GT and Fox collaborated on this bad boy to get the ultimate tune for the bikes leverage ratio and if I switch to the x2 I'll loose that. Maybe I wouldn't even notice the difference though. If I could put that x2 on it though...you're right...that thing looks and sounds really promising.
scbullit36 JKSR's photo
Jan 5, 2016 at 13:21Jan 5, 2016
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