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7imothy mikekazimer's article
Oct 16, 2021 at 7:56
20 hours
Opinion: Freeride is Dead, Long Live Freeride
Love Rampage, its been rad af forever, but it's been tough watching competitors ragdoll their way to surgeries and long recoveries this year. As far as freeride goes, when I come across dudes in the woods riding random shit off trail it irks me. Constantly worried the wrong people see that kind of thing and that it would lead to threatened access somehow.
7imothy mattbeer's article
Oct 16, 2021 at 7:36
20 hours
Pinkbike Poll: What Are You Most Picky About On Your Bike?
Dang, I feel like manufacturers really skimp on stock brakes too and that is far and away the winner here. Having just ridden my first rental bike I definitely felt the cockpit setup was off and the creaky noises bugged the hell out of me. I wonder how much of our pickiness is just what we get used to over time.
7imothy mikelevy's article
Oct 14, 2021 at 13:56
3 days
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 85 - Is the Red Bull Rampage Too Slopestyle?
Thought for sure y'all were gonna get going on aliens for a second at the beginning...
7imothy mikelevy's article
Oct 14, 2021 at 9:01
3 days
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 85 - Is the Red Bull Rampage Too Slopestyle?
On bike companies pumping out bikes on calendar years like cars, I have always wondered why they feel the need to push out a 2021 rig that is indistinguishable from the 2020 bike. Would almost be better if they had more time to actually develop changes and then just numbered them like iphones instead.
7imothy mikelevy's article
Oct 7, 2021 at 16:14
Oct 7, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 84 - Explaining RockShox's Computer Controlled Suspension
@rickybobby18: it's interesting I'd never really thought about that as far as trade offs between the two go. I've been saving and researching to upgrade to a full sus, but this last week made me question how I'm going about it a little. So I will probably just prefer a stiffer rear end at first? Or it just takes some getting used to pedaling on the full sus? Because it damn near ruined that first day for me.
7imothy mikelevy's article
Oct 7, 2021 at 11:11
Oct 7, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 84 - Explaining RockShox's Computer Controlled Suspension
@mikelevy: that's what I've been assuming, the guy at the shop had me stand on it and do a test before we left, but maybe I'm just a heavy pedaler? I'm so used to the static rear end at home too. I think I was just disappointed that it didn't feel like I was riding 3000 dollars more bike
7imothy jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 7, 2021 at 9:23
Oct 7, 2021
7imothy mikelevy's article
Oct 7, 2021 at 8:45
Oct 7, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 84 - Explaining RockShox's Computer Controlled Suspension
Sounds like a pretty rad piece of tech that I am going to allow to trickle down to my price range and get a round or two of updates for a few years. I do have some questions from a crazy week I had in Moab last week though.... I have always ridden a hardtail, but we rented full sus bikes in Moab for the week to try out and they were nothing like I expected. I was on a Rocky Mountain Instinct and on day one I had more pedal strikes than I've had over the last 5 years put together. It was awful and messed with my rhythm all day. I also felt like there were times when I was getting bucked by the suspension, which was another new sensation. I think it felt more tiring too despite being in better shape than previous trips. I had ridden Moab a few times on my hardtail in years prior and remember having a great time, same trails even. My riding partner had an easier time with it, but I was super frustrated. On day two I switched the shock to as firm as it would go and that helped a bit. Did the shop set my bike up wrong? Am I just used to riding a different style of bike? Is the RM instinct just not for me? Definitely made me feel like I could keep waiting to upgrade to the full squish life.
7imothy mikelevy's article
Sep 2, 2021 at 14:25
Sep 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 79 - What's The Future of eMTBs?
@onemanarmy: maybe that's the case right now, but in 5 or 10 years? And we are on the same page about trails being shut down due to usage. I guess I should clearly state my point that the difference between them already isn't that clear-cut and we need to have a continuous discussion about access and hash out when e-mtbs have gone too far to be on normal MTB trails to avoid said closures. I think e-bikes are cool, and totally plan on getting one to get groceries and run around town someday when they are cheap, but access is precious and we have to be active about ensuring trails aren't being closed/abused.
7imothy mikelevy's article
Sep 2, 2021 at 13:28
Sep 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 79 - What's The Future of eMTBs?
@onemanarmy: but it has pedals too, which to me, muddies the water a little, was just pointing out that the line between e-mtbs and electric motorbikes is going to get blurry. If someone was pedaling this up a trail would it be an e-mtb? And motorcycles are based off of bikes too aren't they?
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