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Oct 18, 2014 at 15:57
Oct 18, 2014
si618 Big-Col's article
Sep 23, 2014 at 18:19
Sep 23, 2014
Video: This Riding is Insane
Been happy with these: Will probably get a bit warm over summer in a month or two, but they are comfy.
si618 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 16, 2014 at 18:37
Sep 16, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Upgrade an Entry-Level Bike, Zee for XC, Bracing for Autumn's Chill
Only thing I don't rate in the SLX range are the shifters, especially since the lower covers fall off! Everything else is close enough to XT it doesn't matter. I've got SLX, XT and Zee cranks on my different bikes and can't detect any difference in stiffness. That being said, I've broken the clutch cam on my SLX rear mech, not hard or pricey to fix, but will probably give Zee a crack to see if it's better, although it may just have the same internals anyway...
si618 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 7, 2014 at 23:54
Sep 7, 2014
Results: 2014 World Championships, Norway - Finals
How was the look on Bulldog's face when Neko took the hotseat? Priceless :)
si618 scottsecco's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 19:41
Aug 27, 2014
Movies For Your Monday
Commiserations...22ºC and rising on this side of the hemisphere, woohoo! :)
si618 karl-burkat's article
Aug 24, 2014 at 22:27
Aug 24, 2014
Video: Oh Shit, a Bear!
@ray, roos do enduro? Seems legit! ;-)
si618 redbullbike's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 0:47
Aug 19, 2014
Just Announced! New Red Bull Rampage Course Unveiled Plus Athlete Invite List
Chill out j-t-g. He recently said* he's having problems getting his mental game sorted at big events, and you'd have to be pretty stupid to hit up rampage if you're not 100% committed. *
si618 mikekazimer's article
Aug 13, 2014 at 21:29
Aug 13, 2014
Spotted: Prototype Yeti Downhill Bike
貌似取消了坑爹的滑轨设计 translates as "seemingly cancelled slide design pit father" 沙发 as "sofa" So either these guys have been getting stuck into the rice wine, or google translate needs work...
si618 pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 3, 2014 at 23:06
Aug 3, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 5, Mont Sainte Anne - Finals
I thought the interview was classic, a more laid back man you will not find, even had the coolness to avoid swearing on the live feed, he was shitting himself waiting the remaining riders :) And how tough is Gee Atherton!
si618 mikekazimer's article
Aug 3, 2014 at 22:48
Aug 3, 2014
First Look: Giant Reign and Glory 27.5
Agreed, it was the main thing I had against the 2013 Reign at the time (Fox CTD damper issue wasn't well known until later), didn't stop me from buying one though, still no regrets, love my ride, and when the time comes I can get a new headset and stem, then turn my OD2 fork into a bar stool ;-) They've gone back to press-fit bb again, which makes sense on carbon frames but prefer threaded on AL, and getting a little fussy, I'd go the 150mm reverb over 125mm. Downtube guard and 12x142 both welcome additions, but haven't noticed that much flex or tyre rub against the seat stay. Reign paint job also looks the business!
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