Singletrack addict. 3hr all mountain rides.
throttlemire mikekazimer's article
Jun 20, 2016 at 14:22Jun 20, 2016
Yeti SB4.5c - Review
@salespunk: Interesting stuff, especially since I have a Nomad3 and a SB5c. There's no doubt the Yeti is more responsive to pedaling. I haven't done any stopwatch testing like you have and I agree that wheel tire combo makes a huge difference, but it's not everything. The factor you haven't mentioned is the weight - a longer travel bike is usually heavier and that will also climb slower and require more energy. Making a really light long-travel bike will compromise it's durability and capability in the fast and chunky stuff. I got the Yeti because the Nomad3 is overkill on so many trails. My Yeti is the perfect trail bike and only rarely in over it's head.
Added 14 photos to 2015-Nomad
Jun 6, 2016 at 7:49Jun 6, 2016
Jun 6, 2016 at 7:48Jun 6, 2016
2015 Carbon Nomad. Medium. Great shape and ready to shred. Rockshox Pike 160mm. Full rebuild in March at Bike Religion Cane Creek DBAir. DT Swiss Limited rims (27mm wide) on DT Swiss 350 hubs SRAM X01 11spd drivetrain with Shimano cassette (10-42) Brand New shifter cable and housing SRAM X01 Carbon cranks with MRP 34t chainring KMC Gold chain Ethirteen chain guide SRAM Guide RSC brakes - 200 front (brand new), 180 rear KS LEV Integra 150mm dropper Easton 35 x 50 stem Race Face SixC carbon bar (760mm) WTB Volt saddle Schwalbe Magic Mary front tubeless Michelin Wild Rocker (reinforced) rear tubeless Troy Lee ODI Grips Azonic fender No pedals and bottle cage not included
throttlemire mikekazimer's article
May 9, 2016 at 16:23May 9, 2016
Santa Cruz Bronson: Review
Run a fast-rolling tire on the back (WTB Breakout) to help with the understeer.
Added 7 photos to PraxisWorks-BB
Mar 23, 2016 at 11:55Mar 23, 2016
Mar 23, 2016 at 11:53Mar 23, 2016
$85 Retail. PraxisWorks BB30 or PF30 Conversion BB to M24/GXP. Bearings are good as new and roll super smooth. For 73mm BB30 or PF30 mountain frames. Allows use of SRAM GXP (24/22 spindle) cranks. Full specs: http://www.praxiscycles.com/product/conv-bb-sramgxp-isis2-mtn/. Price includes shipping and paypal fees.
throttlemire mattwragg's article
Sep 22, 2015 at 12:42Sep 22, 2015
Why Every Mountain Biker Should Visit Rotorua
Don't drink the cool-aid. Stuff like this is what got me so amped I did the EWS race there in July. I spent three weeks in NZ and Rotorua was the most disappointing. I hate to be a downer, but I won't be going back or telling any of my buddies to go there. The south island looks like the place to ride. Rotorua smells like sulphur, is pretty unsightly, the trails aren't that great and the accommodations suck for the price. There's not enough vertical there to really have fun. Go to the Pacific NW instead.
throttlemire RichardCunningham's article
Sep 22, 2015 at 12:33Sep 22, 2015
Bike Show Walkabout With RC - Interbike 2015
The scary thing about e-mtn bikes is that people who would not normally buy a mtn bike would buy an e-mtn bike and then take it on trails. I think this is what is giving some manufacturers a money-grubbing boner. Increase market share? More sales? New technology to prostitute? They salivate at all that crap. Real mtbrs know these things are bad for the sport and our image. Fortunately, consumers have the most impact and the last word. If you truly don't want e-mtn bikes, then boycott any brand that sells them, even if it's your favorite. If a brand owns a spinoff company making e-mtn bikes, then boycott that brand and let them know. WE can't rely on brands to be responsible and think about the welfare of the sport, trails and the sport's image. They are in business to make money, which is fine, but they need to be kept in check and the only thing they will pay attention to is what hurts or helps their sales.
throttlemire Cannondale's article
Sep 9, 2015 at 11:25Sep 9, 2015
Video: Weir, Osborne and Cruz Surf Nor-Cal Loam
Skid it, don't ride it. Sad too see how many times they locked up the rear wheel to get a "roost" shot. Real roost is without brakes. These guys are all super talented and faster than me, but it seems they are following the crowd in this video. BTW, both SoCal and NorCal have good gnar, you just need a local to show you or go hunting for it.