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warhorse RichardCunningham's article
May 14, 2013 at 12:48May 14, 2013
To the Point - Renton Coil Springs
Interesting. I have an RCS Ti coil on a Fox DHXRC4. Besides a .45# wt loss, the faster rebound of the Ti was the most noticable (I had to slow down the shock's damper). I thought it was due to the different modulus, not the lower mass. However, I just swapped that set up for a Cane Creek DB Air and so far, air is much nicer... Ask me Whistler this summer though.
warhorse RichardCunningham's article
Apr 30, 2013 at 8:05Apr 30, 2013
First Ride: Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon - 650B Ripper
Carbon rims for sure IF the costs were equivalent. They make a huge diff. Reality is the jump from aluminum to carbon is 10-50%-ish for a frame but 10 fold for rims (Stan's vs. ENVE for example). Thats the part I don't get.
Apr 26, 2013 at 10:45Apr 26, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Electronic Components
No thx on electronics for lots of reasons all well said above. I get the argument that goes, if you dont like/want it, don't but it, but... Prob is, you might not be able to get other good stuff without buying it. For example, if I want kashima and some damper adjustments, I also get a lock out on my fork and a propedal on my shock (both of which I never use and would rather not have because of added cost/weight and complexity). Electonics would certainly amplify that problem.
warhorse northwestdhdad's article
Apr 23, 2013 at 12:11Apr 23, 2013
Underworld Cup 2013 Course Previews
Well... looks fun 29 or 26. I wouldn't win on either, but on that course, I suspect my time would be but the same or better on my Bandit 29 vs my DH bike.
Apr 8, 2013 at 7:58Apr 8, 2013
Transition Covert 26 - Tested
My first thought on looking at the test bike was the head tube is too long so I'm not surprised by the concern re high front end. Size large Specialized Enduros also have long head tubes (plus similar head angles and 160mm forks). I didn't buy an Enduro last year because of the same complaint after a test ride. Eveyone loves the Enduro (except me, I guess). Why is the long head tube not cosidered a problem on that bike?
Apr 3, 2013 at 10:58Apr 3, 2013
Opinion: Mitch Ropelato Wins Fontana DH On a 29er Trail Bike
Hilarious. Best thing I've heard in a while. Mr. Ropelato: Not sure if you were trying to be funny or fast or both, but congrats on your win and thanks for the entertainment.
warhorse EyesdownFilms's article
Mar 18, 2013 at 18:36Mar 18, 2013
Video: Enduro. Past, Present & Future with Tracy Moseley
Interesting. I've raced enduro, but only in Oregon. Here, the bikes are quite varied but many of the fast racers are on shorter travel bikes (5-6") with slack head tubes, with light builds, 1x10 drive trains with chain guides and wide bar/short stem combos. Diff in Canada?
warhorse mikelevy's article
Mar 18, 2013 at 18:15Mar 18, 2013
Votec VM150 Team - Tested
A little too XC for a 5-6" bike IMO. Agree with praise for Nobby Nics but I think they are better than Hans Damfs for AM riding. Recently changed from 2.35 Hans Damfs to 2.25 Nobby Nics (both the spendy EVO, snakeskin, TL variants) on a 29" Transition Bandit. Of course 200g per tire makes a huge diff going up (esp on 29" wheel), but traction is also prob BETTER here in Oregon, and so far they can take a lot of abuse for a lighter tire.
warhorse pira's video
Mar 2, 2013 at 20:12Mar 2, 2013
Feb 22, 2013 at 14:15Feb 22, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Long Travel Single Crown Forks
I had a 6" AM bike that I used for everything (XC to DH) and it was good. Broke the frame and now I have a 5" trail bike (which I ride daily) and a 7" bike that gets used less but works way better at places like Black Rock in Oregon or Whistler. I considered a DH rig but when I've rented them at bike parks, they are too heavy (esp up front) and they have no pop on a jump. I would say modern gravity trails (groomed berms, big tables, gaps and drops with good transitions) are PERFECT for a 7" bike whereas the old school rougher stuff made more sense with longer travel. If I didn't think it would break, I might even ride the 5' bike at Whistler (A-line, Dirt Merchant and such, not Goat's Gully) because its so much fun to jump. But it would break.