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sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 17, 2015 at 14:49
Feb 17, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Can Tires Be Too Wide? Should I Be Using All My Shock Stroke? Is 140 Millimeters Enough Travel for Enduro?
Yea that sounds about right. The Kendas are massive. I had a 2.7 Kenda and it barely fit with a boxxer.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 17, 2015 at 12:48
Feb 17, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Can Tires Be Too Wide? Should I Be Using All My Shock Stroke? Is 140 Millimeters Enough Travel for Enduro?
Also, as many already know, the listed size of a tire varies greatly from brand to brand so be careful when choosing. A 2.5 Maxxis is not the same as a 2.5 Schwalbe or Kenda.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
Feb 16, 2015 at 7:00
Feb 16, 2015
First Look: OneUp Components DH Block
I agree that it seems kind of pointless for most applications. I use a similar product on my DH bike because it's a single pivot with a lot of chain growth. Being able to use the larger cogs, even only up to a 28t means I have to keep my chain pretty long. In my case, site I don't need the 3 big cogs, running this allows me to trim a good deal of links off the chain which makes the lower gears that I do use run better and I have that much less chain bouncing around.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 3, 2015 at 15:33
Feb 3, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: What to Bring on a Ride, How to Train for Enduro, Should I Abandon 26-Inch Wheels?
I think thats it exactly. Its not that there is a new wheel size (options are great), its that the 26" wheel is basically being phased out very quickly and its likely going to force many people into having to buy a new bike if they want the latest components.
sino428 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 13:07
Jan 29, 2015
Kyle Strait Signs with Commencal Bikes
Bike sponsorship is like anything else a business. The bottom line is that these companies can't pay everyone top dollar. Its just not possible. What likely happened was his GT contract was up and Commencal made him a really nice offer that GT wasn't able or willing to match. They are clearly gearing up this Commencal USA campaign and were looking for a headliner and decided to make a big offer to Kyle. There likely isn't much more to it than that.
sino428 redbullbike's article
Jan 22, 2015 at 22:31
Jan 22, 2015
Video: How to Print a Mountain Bike
So what am I missing? Either the big bike companies are your totally ripping is off, or this guy's bike, while clever, is a new set of teeth waiting to happen.
sino428 zeptechniques's article
Jan 21, 2015 at 6:15
Jan 21, 2015
ZEP'S How-To: Mythbusters and How to Learn
Yea you have to point more than just the knee. There has to be torso and hip turn involved as well, all pointing where you want to go. But the knee is what will help with weighting and weighting the pedal, if you chose to use the technique of dropping the outside pedal.
sino428 zeptechniques's article
Jan 20, 2015 at 21:27
Jan 20, 2015
ZEP'S How-To: Mythbusters and How to Learn
A small technique someone taught me was to point the inside knee the direction of the turn (like Peaty) in the side by side picture. By turning the knee it automatically in weights the inside foot a bit, causing the outside pedal to drop. The further you turn the knee the further the outside pedal drops. It helped take the thinking out of it for me. Just point the knee where you want to go.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 16, 2015 at 9:45
Jan 16, 2015
GT Factory Racing Add Bell, iXS and Jeep as Sponsors
Jeep is owned by Fiat, which makes and entire line of vans similar to those that Mercedes makes under the "Fiat Professional" brand name. I'm sure the Athertons will also be hooked up with some sweet vans when they needs as well.
sino428 mikelevy's article
Jan 15, 2015 at 17:29
Jan 15, 2015
Opinion: The Bearded Woman
I think if you read Mike's original review of that Salsa fat bike it somewhat validates what the anti-fatbike crowd is saying in a way. Because in one breath he said "I had more fun on the Bucksaw than on any other bike I've ridden in the last few years", but then a few sentences later says "it's still relatively slow and ungainly compared to a traditional mountain bike. It does make complete sense as an extremely entertaining second or third ride in your stable". I've always kind of seen these bikes the same way. They look super fun as a change of pace or in certain specific conditions (snow, mud, sandy trails etc) but they aren't really on par with or something that will every be able to keep up with or replace the traditional mountain bike. Like a luxury if you can afford 3 bikes. Sort of like a swallow tail snowboard. Awesome if you happen upon a day when you have thigh deep powder, but pretty much useless compared to a more traditional snowboard in normal conditions.
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