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AProulx mikelevy's article
May 18, 2017 at 14:05
May 18, 2017
Ban the Berms? – Opinion
Berms have their use and place, but I also find the current over-abundance of super groomed flow trails a bit nauseating. There's nothing quite like the adrenalin rush provided by nailing an off-camber rooty corner, where lightly feathering the brakes or not touching them at all are the only options. I also like rocks and slippery roots very much... You know, things you should expect on your typical mountain bike ride. :)
AProulx pinkbikeaudience's article
May 12, 2017 at 18:59
May 12, 2017
Atherton, Hart, and Carpenter Fort William BDS Helmet Cams – Video
"...he looks comfortable on the track..." Euphemism of the week!
AProulx vernonfelton's article
May 12, 2017 at 12:27
May 12, 2017
Brilliant or Bullshit? – Pinkbike Poll
Some options I find were missing: - No-roadie geometry (long & slack) - Wide bars + short stem - Hydro disc brakes - Anti pinch-flat systems (Procore, Huck Norris, etc.) I also find questionable to put together 31.8 and 35mm handlebars. The former was a great improvement over 25.4mm, and is seems the later offers not benefit.
AProulx Fox-Head-Inc's article
Apr 5, 2017 at 20:34
Apr 5, 2017
Ride Your F#%king Bike - The Movie - Watch Now
Just watched it with a gigantic smile on my face the whole time! Great movie about having fun! Thanks for that!
AProulx mikekazimer's article
Apr 5, 2017 at 5:14
Apr 5, 2017
RockShox Launches New Reverb Remote - First Look
@bankz: I realize that, but it could be argued that a Reverb does share some aspects with a suspension fork. My point was that people may have unrealistic expectations. They seem to accept that suspensions require maintenance and breaks, but droppers should never be serviced.
AProulx mikekazimer's article
Apr 4, 2017 at 8:05
Apr 4, 2017
RockShox Launches New Reverb Remote - First Look
To counter-balance all the negative posts about the Reverb poor reliability, I just want to mention I still run the Reverb I bought in 2012. This is on my main bike, not on a backup bike that is never ridden. The barb thingy snapped on two occasion in crashes (my fault). Yes, this part is clearly a weak part of the original design, but apart from that it has a faultless reliability. I did send it to the shop for a complete overhaul after 4 years of use, but that's it. In comparison, my Fox fork and shock required much more love than that. Changing the lubrication oil on the fork a few times per year, damper oil change every year or two. Just this winter, it cost me 600$ in service for my fork and shock on this bike (new air spring assembly, new bladder, etc). I'd say the Reverb on the same bike has an amazing reliability in comparison. Note: Yeah, I realize my story is anecdotic and many people got problems with their Reverbs. I just want to say that some reliable units do exist in the wild! :)
AProulx AJBarlas's article
Mar 30, 2017 at 9:45
Mar 30, 2017
10 Pumptrack Bikes from Crankworx Rotorua 2017
Makes sense for a mtb festival. Thanks! Interesting to see I got neg propped for my post...weird!
AProulx AJBarlas's article
Mar 30, 2017 at 9:02
Mar 30, 2017
10 Pumptrack Bikes from Crankworx Rotorua 2017
Are they required to have a front suspension? It seems to me that a rigid fork would be faster and lighter. Also, are they required to ride a mtb? A 20" race BMX should be faster.
AProulx vernonfelton's article
Mar 24, 2017 at 11:29
Mar 24, 2017
Does It Matter Where Your Bike Was Built? - Pinkbike Poll
I like the idea of still having bike manufacturing in other parts of the world than Asia and I try to support more local manufacturing when I can. It is an important factor in the purchase decision, but it is not the only one or the most important. In my past 20 years of riding, I owned a Devinci and a Balfa DH bikes, both made in Québec, and I currently own a Standard 125R BMX bike made in Iowa. All the others were made in Asia: Specialized (4), Giant (1), Pivot (1), Voodoo (1), Devinci carbon (1), Intense BMX (1), Redline BMX (1). I am thinking (every single day) about pulling the trigger on a Chromag Surface as my next bike purchase.
AProulx MartinLortz's article
Mar 7, 2017 at 6:52
Mar 7, 2017
The Mountain Bike Tourist, Quebec Road Trip Part Two - Mont Sainte Anne
MSA is an absolutely amazing place for AM riding. It has just the perfect balance of old-school and new-school trails. It has all styles covered: Steep and gnarly; Technical rocky and rooty; Fast stuff from flowy singletrack to rocky double tracks; etc. The best part is that everything connects very well from the top of the mountain, so the best way to enjoy the mountain is to ride an AM bike and get to the top with the gondola. I've been riding there for about 20 years and I still can't get enough of it. :)
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