talderson Arbr's article
Nov 30, 2016 at 14:303 days
The Arbr Saker - UK-Made Carbon Enduro Bike
• 100% anti squat characteristic for pedal efficiency • Removal of chain tension feedback and interference what?? anti-squat is "The suspension being limited by the drive force of the chain to eliminate pedal bob". how can you have 100% anti squat, and no chain tension feedback......They're just blindly plugging buzzwords in here and hoping no one understands them.
Nov 23, 2016 at 12:04Nov 23, 2016
Selling my RC4 off my old style carbon demo. The frame was replaced on warranty and I am looking to upgrade to an Ohlins. Shock had a full service last season. Only trades(I will add cash) I will entertain are for an Ohlins, CC double barrel, or fox DHX2.
Oct 27, 2016 at 9:49Oct 27, 2016
You Don't Need to Learn on a Hardtail - Opinion
While you certainly don't NEED to learn on a hardtail, I personally think it's beneficial for learning the fundamental skills of mountain biking. On a hardtail there is much less leeway for bad line choice, twitchy brake activation, and bad body positioning/riding in general. Being forced to really hone these skills makes people a better rider when they finally get a more expensive, more capable bike. You can also get a much better build kit on your new hardtail then if you bought a similar priced full suspension bike, and for the average new rider, a $3000+ dual suspension bike is overkill. It's no different then learning to motorcycle on a 250 before you step up to a 600cc sport bike. Sure, you can learn on the 600 right away, but its not necessarily the best idea.
talderson mikelevy's article
Oct 7, 2016 at 11:14Oct 7, 2016
Heckler's Rock: The Final Heckle - Video
This year Hecklers rock was out of hand. It wasn't a good natured party rock like past years, it was a shit faced mob hurling things at bystanders, professional racers, and generally being a bunch of assholes. Drinking, cheering and getting naked = good. being belligerent and throwing full beers at racers and bystanders on a chairlift is unacceptable. This is why we can't have nice things.
Sep 23, 2016 at 10:50Sep 23, 2016
2014 Slayer. All stock parts except rear derailleur, the stock XO broke and was replaced with a GX. Suspension got a full service last season. Selling to buy a plastic bike.
Sep 15, 2016 at 9:31Sep 15, 2016
Tradeshow Trendspotting - Opinion
I find it hilarious we're making special frames just to fit 2.6 and 2.8" tires.... This was the normal tire size back in the early 2000's for most Dh and Freeride bikes.
talderson Chromagbikes's article
Aug 26, 2015 at 9:58Aug 26, 2015
Video: Stephen Matthews Goes Old School on The Shore
The title/intro text got me hyped to see some old school elevated stunts and teeter-totters. Possibly the first time I've been disappointed by fast paced, well filmed loam shredding. Honestly though, great clip. I was just too stoked on ladder bridges
Aug 14, 2015 at 8:33Aug 14, 2015
First Look: Race Face Turbine / Easton Haven Dropper Post
Dropper posts are expensive because A) they don't make very many and B) they have lots of precision parts that are not allowed to fail. If you got a machine shop to make you just the clamp/stanchion piece, it would probably cost you $450 once you had it anodized. Quit your bitching, if you cant afford it, use a regular seat post. They're still cheap.
Aug 4, 2015 at 10:41Aug 4, 2015
First Ride: 2016 RockShox Lyrik
GavElliott, Axle size is more about stiffness than breaking the axle. Your wheel will probably crumple before you snap a 15mm axle.
Jul 27, 2015 at 11:57Jul 27, 2015
First Ride: 2016 RockShox Lyrik
The new Lyric should just replace the Pike. Seeing as it is really just an improved pike. Plusher and stiffer for only 150g extra? Why would anyone buy a pike at that point....? Then make a new 26-27.5 fork with 37 or 38mm stanchions and a 20mm axle for the actual "park bike" crowd and call it the Totem
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