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sino428 mikelevy's article
Nov 26, 2014 at 19:31
1 days
Spank Spike 800 Race Vibrocore Handlebar - Review
That's funny, the Rentals are the bars I found to be uncomfortable and got rid of. They are a 7 and 5 sweep. Coming from just an 8 and 4 sweep it was terrible.
sino428 mikelevy's article
Nov 26, 2014 at 8:19
1 days
Spank Spike 800 Race Vibrocore Handlebar - Review
Exactly, its all somewhat preference. There are many brands (some you mentioned) that all make nice products, so quality wise they will all be good and do the job. But as Rdot84 pointed out, they will feel a bit different. I've only been riding downhill for a few year and used to think the way you do. I had the same set of bars for 4 years on my old DH bike. When I built up a new bike I bought new bars not thinking to much about the back and upsweep. Maybe its juts because I became so used to what I was riding but a 1 degree change in both up and backsweep made the new bars feel terribly uncomfortable. I could not get used to them and eventually sold them and bought something with a similar bend to what I had.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 19:44
Nov 24, 2014
Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson Re-Sign With Norco Bicycles
I have no idea what Jill's thoughts and reasons really are but there are a few things to keep in mind. One main one being that she is pretty old as far as a bike racing career goes (33) and has been racing bikes professionally for a long time. From being one of the top BMX riders, to a top 4x rider, and now climbing the ranks of DH. To most of us that sounds like a dream but I'm sure that after all the years of traveling and racing and pressure that it starts to take its toll. At this point in her life and career I'm sure there is a certain appeal to cutting back on the travel and staying closer to home, riding in a more relaxed atmosphere etc.
sino428 mattwragg's article
Nov 21, 2014 at 5:41
Nov 21, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Will You Be Spending Your Winter?
I think it's just that in places like you mention with a lot of snow, many people just choose to ski or snowboard instead and really there is nothing wrong with that. Those sports are equally as fun if you are at an equal skill level so you can't blame people for choosing the proper weapon for the given conditions.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 7:31
Nov 19, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
You should set up your suspension however you want it. But that doesn't change the fact that there is a physical limit to how much preload you can put on a spring before you run into trouble, which is all I think the article is trying to point out. You get to a point with preload where simply switching to a stiffer spring is much more beneficial.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 16:48
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
Yea for sure. You need to know exactly what you need before you go buying expensive Ti Springs.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 14:59
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
When it comes to springs I don't think its so much about the actual weight of steel vs the weight of titanium. I'll take your word that the actual weights of the metals themselves are similar. Its the properties of the metals that allow a titanium spring to be lighter, mainly that the Ti is more flexible that steel. This means that to produce a Ti spring of the same spring weight as steel, its takes much less actual material because they can space out the coils and use less coils overall per spring. That's where the weight savings comes from. Its not that the actual material is that much lighter.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 17, 2014 at 22:08
Nov 17, 2014
Video: Ken Block's Urban Shuttle Car
Do you think all the mountain bike videos/movies you watch are shot in one take?
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 17, 2014 at 10:14
Nov 17, 2014
Video: Ken Block's Urban Shuttle Car
I don't get this argument at all. What does his race results have to do with these videos. To again relate it to mountain biking, look at a guy like Remy Metailler, who puts out some of the most rad mountain bike videos out there. How would he place if he entered a world cup race? Do we shit on his videos because he wouldn't sniff the podium?
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 17, 2014 at 9:56
Nov 17, 2014
Video: Ken Block's Urban Shuttle Car
If cars aren't your thing thats cool. But I'm not sure how anyone on Pinkbike can sit here and complain about rehashed videos, or how he's doing the same thing just in a different location etc. I mean what exactly is most of the content on this site? Its videos of people riding bikes. Yes, the bikes change and the locations change, but ultimately most of these 'edits' are the same thing. There is nothing groundbreaking in 99% of them.
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