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.
Switching Back to Flat Pedals Question:
Lee598 asked in a PM: I have been riding mountain bikes since our local Sears brought them in around the mid 80's. About 10 years ago, I started riding with clip-in pedals. In 2012, I had a work-related accident, broke my leg/ankle, and no longer have the ability to twist my right leg to get out of the pedal. Riding with flats and 510 shoes is great going down the trail, but climbing (my right foot the most) wants to come off the pedal. So, I was hoping you would know of some sort of other options to keep me connected without being clipped in.
180mm of travel for enduro racing? Question: @DTolson
says in the All-Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum: I'm looking at getting a Cube Fritzz 180 HPA Race 2017, but I don't know if 180mm would be too much for enduro racing in the UK. Any thoughts?
Crash replacement frame on old parts or new, lower-spec bike? Question: @humoroususername
says in the All-Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum: I'm facing a decision here. I can get a crash replacement YT Capra for €1100 and put all of my old parts onto it--the replacement frame is a 2015 Carbon Fibre Comp 1. Most of my parts have been through three race seasons by now. My suspension will need a full service and the wheels are true...at the moment. Everything works, but it's looking well used by now.
Alternatively I can just buy a Jeffsy AL One for €1999. The spec looks pretty similar to what came on my Capra and I think a Jeffsy is actually more suited to my local terrain. I know it's aluminum, but if my last one was aluminum it would still be alive. The shock and fork look to be lower spec although I rarely use the pedaling platforms I have.
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and we'll look to answer it for next time.