"Don't worry, you won't get pregnant--I'm a cyclist."
Added 2 photos to Tracer2
May 24, 2016 at 23:452 days
May 24, 2016 at 23:442 days
Whazzap whazzap whazzap! I'm selling my old reliable that served me well. See specs below: ○Tracer 2 aluminum frame. VPP suspension; 150mm Fox float shock with one spacer inside. I also have brand new lower links that Intense gave me for free. ○Fox 36 160mm fork custom tuned by The Bike Shop in Lake Forest, CA (hence the custom stickers). It originally was a 36 TALAS, but it's been converted into a Float for plushness. The tuning involves things like straightening the stanchions and buffing out the sliders buffers on the lower legs to get a smoother action from the fork. I wish I could take this fork with me, but since I have a 27.5 now it's not possible :( ○Cane Creek Angleset at 1 deg slack. I have the other cups for .5 and 1.5 angling, and I *believe* I have the old standard headset as well, which you will get. ○Reverb seatpost, just bled recently by yours truly ○Hope seatclamp ○Race Face Atlas stem (50mm) and bar (750mm measured straight end-to-end with grips). The grips pictured there are Ergons, but I took them for the new bike so I'll give you the Race Face Half Nelson grips in gray that was there before. I also have a Race Face Respond 45mm stem with a 10 deg rise if you prefer that one, but you'll have to pick one or the other and I'll install it for you. ○Race Face Respond crankset 170mm ○e13 bash guard ○Absolute Black oval chainring 32t, which means you have a 32t at your strongest pedal stroke and 30t at your weakest. ○Shimano XT rear derailleur, 10 speed cassette (36t), chain, and shifter ○Shimano Zee brakes with 180mm rotors ○Mavic Crossmax SX 26" wheelset with Maxxis Minion DHF front and Tomahawk rear, tubeless setup. The wheelset itself is tubeless compatible (no rim tape needed). I also have extra spokes for this wheelset. ○NSB colored brake adapters and fork cable clip in red ○Saddle not pictured but I have an Intense-branded saddle (looks like a WTB Silverado copy but a bit wider). ○No pedals included with this bike There are lots of tiny scratches on the inside of the chainstays and some on the seatstays from regular riding. You can also see a light spot on the seat tube where the cable used to rub the metal. I fixed it already, and the frame has been checked by the mechanics at Jenson USA as being still structurally sound, but they did tell me to re-route the cable before it gets worse (which I did). I always clean the drivetrain after every ride, fyi, The Reverb hose is wrapped around like you see in the picture so that when the post is fully compressed, the hose doesn't get in the way of your foot (a trick SRAM suggested). I'm planning on parting-out the bike if it doesn't sell in a few weeks, but I'll see if I can get rid of it as a whole first.
uphill-blues vittoria's article
May 21, 2016 at 0:39May 21, 2016
How To Corner With Anneke Beerten and Rachel Throop - Video
The last time I encountered a password-protected video was when I accidentally ended up in a porn site.
May 17, 2016 at 23:55May 17, 2016
BMC Speedfox 02 Trailcrew - Review
@ReformedRoadie: Jamis has some of the best names for their bikes: Defcon, Dakar, Dragon, Komodo, Zenith... They also have great specs and a great website for information. But the bikes, oh the bikes...
uphill-blues devinci's article
May 10, 2016 at 22:12May 10, 2016
Tragic News - Stevie Smith Passes Away
I'm Canadian for a day today, because I want to feel this tragedy even more so. I just have to keep in mind that he left this life doing what he loves doing, so that beats being bedridden and dying of cancer or diabetes. I'm going to ride my bike with more fervor from now on.
May 1, 2016 at 1:05May 1, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
I was pushed into going "1x" when I used to work at a bike shop. I was afraid that I might not be able to do some of the climbs on my local trails, but the guys at the shop said "if you can't climb it, it's probably too steep to climb anyway." They also assured me that I'll get used to cranking a bigger gear combo--and they're right. I will never, ever, go back to 2x again. I'm even waiting for when road drivetrains adopt 1x as the norm. I see Eagle as a way to appease the weak climbers, which is fine. But at the same time I feel we're at the point where we're discouraging developing fitness. God only knows how many squats and lunges I do to get better at pedaling.
Apr 28, 2016 at 22:57Apr 28, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
But how does all this help me get laid?
uphill-blues RockyMountainBicycles's article
Apr 12, 2016 at 1:27Apr 12, 2016
Dumbing Down the Shore - Video
My favorite bike video by far! It was Madeira Dreamin' for a while, then the promo for Santa Cruz's Solo/5010, and before that it was Cotic's video "What would Rocketman do?" Just realized all three have great music in common too.
uphill-blues paulaston's article
Mar 2, 2016 at 22:35Mar 2, 2016
MilKit Tire Sealant Injector - Review
Just another way for the industry to take your money. Next year they'll have the "boost" version.
uphill-blues mikelevy's article
Mar 1, 2016 at 23:56Mar 1, 2016
KS' Wireless Electronic Dropper Nears Production - Taipei Show 2016
Awesome! Now instead of just shitty performance, we have shitty electronic performance!