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warhorse mikekazimer's article
Jun 4, 2015 at 13:09
Jun 4, 2015
Opinion: The Dirtbag Life
hmmm... Predictable refs to the use of food stamps and welfare to support the "dirtbag" lifestyle in comments. No mention of public $ to support the inevitable health care needs. I submit that minimizing debt and consumption while getting outside and remaining fit are excellent goals. However, living only to recreate is hollow and selfish and requires others to carry you.
warhorse natedh9's photo
Apr 11, 2015 at 18:21
Apr 11, 2015
Cool. POD worthy, maybe more than that. Nice job, Nate.

Mar 28, 2015 at 16:43
Mar 28, 2015

Complete Body Armor Kit

$95 USD
Complete Kit Includes: Helmet, SixSixOne, XL Goggles, Optic Nerve Chest, Spine and Shoulder Pads, SixSixOne, Adult Large Wrist guards, SixSixOne, Large Elbow pads, POC hard shell, Large Knee/Shin pads, POC hard shell, Large Buyer pays shipping.

Mar 28, 2015 at 15:39
Mar 28, 2015

Intense SlopeStyle 2 frame, size L

$375 USD
SPECS: 2012 Intense SS2, "Hot Rod Orange". Size Large, 17.75" seat tube, 24" top tube, 13.5" BB height. 65 deg head tube angle, w/ 160mm fork (also accepts 180mm fork). 6 or 6.5" rear travel, VPP 2. 8.5"x2.5" shock NOT included (but mounting hardware is included). 135mm rear wheel dropouts w/ DTswiss 10 mm thru-axle included. 31.6mm ID seat tube, w/ Intense QR clamp included. Full 1.5" head tube accepts AngleSet or std headsets. ISCG 05 mounts 73mm Bottom Bracket tube COMMENTS: Very fun at the bike park. Has the strength and geometry of a DH bike with a lot more "pop". Not compatible w/ a front derailleur. Dent in R side seat stay (cosmetic only, see pic), but frame is straight w/ good pivot bearings. 3M Clear Bra paint protection in most exposed areas.

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Mar 28, 2015 at 15:15
Mar 28, 2015
warhorse pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 11, 2015 at 13:02
Mar 11, 2015
Ask PB: My First DH Race, Larger Frame Causes Problems, and Tame Those Nasty Cables
RC; The recent shift to longer top tubes and shorter stems confuses me. Theory: Assuming the same reach and stack (and head angle) are achieved with the 2 diff setups, then the wheel base is longer and the front axle is farther forward relative to CG and handle bar. You would therefore need to get more forward on the bike to weight the front wheel the same amount. Real world anecdote: I've gone back to longer stems (50mm to 70mm on my trail bike and 35mm to 50mm on my freeride bike) with big improvements in cornering and I no longer feel too far over the bars. I'm 6' tall and ride a sz L 2014 Uzzi and a sz M 2015 Spider comp 29. So why are shorter stems/longer top tubes better?
warhorse WAKIdesigns's photo
Dec 23, 2014 at 7:38
Dec 23, 2014
Looks like we are straddling the fence on wheel size in 2018.

warhorse robertbbr's article
Dec 20, 2014 at 13:10
Dec 20, 2014
Interview: Tyson Swasey and the Rise of Ahab
Best video in good while. Strong work to all involved!
warhorse RichardCunningham's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 17:26
Dec 16, 2014
Pinkbike Awards: Product of the Year Nominees
Back to back on a freeride bike (7"/26), which sees everything from trail to bike park duty in the wet and dry, I'd say both the Magic Mary and Minion DHF (super tacky) are nice tires. They're both soft and grippy in corners and knobs show wear quickly but the Magic Mary doesn't fly apart in 100 miles like Hans Dampf or Nobby Nic. Neither is fast rolling but the Magic Mary is faster. In combo with the Rock Razor out back (summer) or Hans Dampf in rear (winter) The Magic Mary in front out performs a Minion DHF by a noticeable degree. Product of the year? hmmm... Significant? Yes.
warhorse mattwragg's article
Nov 20, 2014 at 12:25
Nov 20, 2014
Opinion: 500 Euros of Freedom
@haychaser. Your right, its not a new topic. But, it seems to me that most PB content is focused on technical riding on nice (but complex) FS bikes. And Amen to that. The modern trail bike is a wonderful thing and what I ride the most. However, 3 or 4 yrs ago I was inspired to build a single speed, belt drive, hard tail by an MBA article (before RC left). That thing makes boring XC fun (family rides for example) and truly needs close to zero upkeep. Ditto for my 5 yr old DJ bike around town. If I had to chose one bike, it'd be the trail bike, but its good to be reminded of the advantages of the simple bike occasionally.
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