Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul-searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand-picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented.
Protection from WildlifeQuestion:
Pinkbike user munney asked this question in the All-Mountain, Enduro, and Cross-Country forum
I'm just wondering what, if any, type of protection against a bear or mountain lion attack people bring with them during a ride. I don't feel comfortable carrying a gun in my pack while flying down a mountain, but maybe some bear spray. What do you carry out there?
Climbing on Semi-Slick Tires Question:
lyfcycles says in the All Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum: Just wondering about the climbing ability of tires like the Rock Razor and Minion SS. Been thinking about putting one on the back end for that rolling speed, but I'm primarily on hilly cross-country type trails and wasn't sure about their climbing ability on dusty hard-pack trails.
Improving Brake Modulation?Question:
Pinkbike user @lcpcan
asked this question in the Mechanic's Lounge forum: I have a sweet set up on my Ibis with the SRAM Guide RSC, but I weigh 115lb and I am struggling with overly aggressive stopping/ jerking especially at high speed. I cannot figure out how to modulate the brake.
While I realize this is not its primary function, I have played with the contact point adjustment in hopes that it would help with modulation. But while it is great for optimal hand positioning, I haven't found it has much impact on modulation.I would love to be able to have a bit of a range in my brake. I know these brakes are top of the line and are sought after for their stopping power... For sure I could be better on my bike and more precise, but is there a way to increase the modulation of the brake?
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