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.
Matte or Glossy Finish? Question:
EliasFritzen asks in the All-Mountain/Cross-Country Forum
: I am looking into getting a 2019 Trek Remedy 8! My first full suspension all mountain bike. It comes in two colours, matte black and gloss Miami green. Now, I was thinking about the durability of the paint and from what I have heard, the gloss tends to last much longer, however, I prefer the matte. Also, I work at a bike shop in NZ and the only available colour in NZ is matte black, but I do have the option of ordering the green one.
FiveTen Maltese Falcon - Possible to replace cleat nuts? Question: @freerider11
asks in the Bikes, Parts, and Gear Forum
: So, I've somehow managed to strip out one of the bolt holes on the cleat nut of a pair of FiveTen Maltese Falcon shoes. Anyone know if the cleat nuts are replaceable on FiveTen's? I know most Shimano shoes allow you to replace them, and Shimano cleat nuts are readily available. However, can't seem to find anything specific to FiveTen and nothing that confirms if it's even possible. Hope so, as the shoes are basically brand new...
Where do bikes go from here? Question: @Gmoneyog1
asks in the All-Mountain/Cross-Country Forum
: Since I was a kid so much has changed...Carbon fiber is becoming a more affordable option and e-mountain bikes are a thing. I am now trying things 5-6 years ago I thought would never really catch on and it's insane how quickly this industry has moved and I am very thankful to grow up in this time period. How much more can they do?