si618

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si618 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 9, 2014 at 0:37
Dec 9, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
...2013 model Reign 1, so pretty much twice the price.
si618 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 8, 2014 at 20:08
Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
I own a 2013 Reign 1 and agree with you. At least they've killed OD2, but a pity they went back to pressfit. Not fussed about internal cables, actually prefer externals on my model since it's not routed under the bb and downtube, but I reckon that rubber downtube guard needs to be longer and a bit wider, as my aftermarket carbon guard has taken impacts higher and on the edges of the downtube.
si618 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 8, 2014 at 20:07
Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
FWIW, I paid $AUD2.4k for mine (RRP was 3k), even with the better suspension and drivetrain that's a pretty big jump in only 2 years.
si618 JbLiautard's article
Nov 16, 2014 at 0:01
Nov 16, 2014
Video: Weather Alert - A Warning to Ignore
For sure! Some trails are built for lots of rain, so have good drainage and an appropriate tread surface. Others get destroyed by people who probably have no idea how much work goes into building them.
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: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/g-form-elbow-pads/rp-prod109300 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...22ÂșC 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! ;-)
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