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Singletrack addict. 3hr all mountain rides.
throttlemire RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 21:25Apr 11, 2014
First Look: 2015 Shimano XTR – Eleven Speed Cassette - Choose Your Drivetrain
WHat MTBs need is less complexity and 1x systems accomplish that by losing the front mech. It's a trend that will not go away and Shimano are dead wrong on this. I ran a Shimano 1x with Shadow Plus and Narrow/Wide ring and the chain retention sucked compared to my X01. SRAMS RD is a big part of why the chain stays on without a guide - again decreasing complexity. I agree we don't need the gear range of 10-42, but SRAM played it safe to mimic a 2x10 that a lot of people were using. All of the cool features of XX1/X01 would have been fine with a 10-speed cassette. Why Shimano is not doing a wider range cassette is a mystery. So many people will buy one. Shimano XTR Spandex RAce Snobs will buy the group to be part of the club, but XTR seems so pointless now.
throttlemire pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00Apr 7, 2014
Ibis' New Ultra Wide Carbon Rim Wheelsets
I've been running 35mm wide rims (Salsa Gordos 29er and Velocity P35 650b) and the improved traction, rollover and compliance is great. Running low tire pressures is possible, but the tire will still squirm when ridden hard so I use normal pressures. I'm sold on wider rims, but 41 mms seems too far. I noticed that with some tires, the tread looked like a mohawk and the sidewall was sticking out farther than the side nobs! Not good. I believe 32-35mm OD is the sweet spot. Be careful with frame rub too on such wide rims. The weight and price look great!
throttlemire redbullbike's article
Apr 3, 2014 at 17:26Apr 3, 2014
Video: How to Score Speed in L.A. on a Mountain Bike
LA is not where the good SoCal riding is. Just look at where Richie Schlayer stays in the winter - Laguna Beach in OC. San Gabriel Mtns near LA are awesome, but actually not in LA like the Santa Monica Mtns are. We've got great riding, just not in LA.
throttlemire mattwragg's article
Mar 6, 2014 at 20:22Mar 6, 2014
Opinion: Why the Mountain Bike Industry Isn't Going To Listen To You
Anyone who thinks the "industry" is forcing any technology is naive and clueless. Take the wheel size conspiracy. It didn't start with "industry" it started with outsiders - upstarts - obsessed enthusiasts. They went with the idea and people tried it, liked it and then demanded it from the "industry." Ask Santa Cruz. They were going to update the TRC with 26" wheels, but they had so many calls asking for 27.5" they would have been stupid not to make it in that size. It's the consumers who drive the innovation, demand and ultimately the increase in price of products. Specialized is the epitome of "industry" and they were late to 29ers and late to 27.5. Doesn't look like forcing new technology to me. We want faster, lighter, stronger, better, etc. The industry responds, but it drives up the price year after year. The next bitch fest will be centered around electronics - suspension, drive train or whatever. It's already here - Zesty uses electronics to control the suspension. Companies are bastardizing bikes with electric motors. As others have said, the best way to influence "industry" is with your wallet.
throttlemire dylawn's article
Feb 27, 2014 at 10:07Feb 27, 2014
Life In The Loops - Being A Bum
@robito: Sorry, but you're wrong on this one. I have not had health insurance for seven years. I'm way healthier than most people who have health insurance. Instead of paying high premiums, I buy high-quality food, ride often and enjoy my family and friends to keep me healthy. We've been conditioned to believe we need health insurance, but when you're sick a doctor is going to give you toxic drugs 9 out of 10 times that won't cure you. Also, 87% of health care spending is in the last 10 years of life!! This article is about quality of life. He has found it riding his bike which surrounds him with positive people and has even made him a healthier person by eating right, doing yoga and smiling a lot! Of course having money is great, but if chasing the $$ gives you a terrible quality of life, then it's not worth it. Everyone needs to find what works for them.
throttlemire RichardCunningham's article
Feb 3, 2014 at 9:01Feb 3, 2014
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Reviewed
Had mine for a month and came off a Carbine 275. I waited two months to get mine (another two month wait for the Stealth color). Worth the wait and every penny. VPP is solid, but this version of DW is on a whole other level. Bike does everything better with less effort and more speed. RC got it right with riders paying for progression with their own flesh and blood. I stacked pretty hard last week, going down on my face. This bike is so fast that a full face helmet seems like a good idea! It climbs so well having a XC bike seems like a waste of money. I know some of the geo numbers look off, but it all comes together on the trail.
throttlemire mikekazimer's article
Jan 27, 2014 at 10:20Jan 27, 2014
Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 - Review
I went from a CTD shock and now have the Float X. YOu can't compare the two. I almost gave up on Fox (I did on their forks), but the Float X is amazing. Also, it plays very nice with a Pike on a Mach6.
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Jan 26, 2014 at 7:40Jan 26, 2014
Jan 26, 2014 at 7:39Jan 26, 2014
2013 Medium Intense Carbine 275 MTB. Wheels are 27.5/650b. I just got a new bike and transferred many new parts to this bike, listed below. Normal wear and tear. No cracks, dents or structural damage. 2011 Fox Van 160mm Kashima 36 fork. Fork will come with two extra springs. (scratch on right stanchion) 2013 Fox CTD (with trail adjust) shock with Kashima (travel is 5.5" or 6") Brand New Shimano XT front brake Brand New 180mm front rotor Brand New front brake pads Brand New Grips Brand New Truvativ Stem Brand New 11-36 10sp Shimano Cassette Brand New Shimano XT rear brake Brand New 160mm rear rotor Brand New rear brake pads Brand New Kenda Honey Badger rear tire Near Brand New Continental Trail King front tire (two rides, still has whiskers) KMC chain one month old Easton Carbon Havoc Bar XT 10spd Shifter XTR Shadow Plus RD Stans Flow EX wheels with Stans HD hubs (excellent condition) Truvativ Noir Carbon Cranks Wolf Thick/Thin 32 Chain ring MRP Chain Guide Crank Brothers Joplin 4 dropper post WTB Volt Saddle Chris King Headset SRAM Bottom Bracket Bike is ready to rip. Serious offers only please. $100 to ship. Thanks.