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Balgaroth halo-wheels's article
Jan 18, 2019 at 6:56
Jan 18, 2019
Halo Release Entry Level Trail Wheelset & Tubeless Accessories Range
So micro fibers hey ? While plastic micro fibers are probably the mext big ecological scandal to come I hope that a bike company, sport suposedly green, is not using plastic based non degradable fibers for they tubeless sealant ... That it is non toxic and hazardous is one thing but so are plastic bag, that doesn't make it right tho.
Balgaroth jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 23:50
Jan 16, 2019
Video: Fairclough, Lucas, Payet & Cabirou on Scott DH Factory Team
@vinay: Really ? Like really ??? As much as I found the Session 10 to be cool it looks nothing like the former gambler. Session 10 is horizontal shock with a bridge in the seattube while Gambler had vertical shock with scissor linkage and much slimer tubing too. Appart from the fact they are both single pivot with shock linkages they are nothing alike.
Balgaroth jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 8:39
Jan 16, 2019
Video: Fairclough, Lucas, Payet & Cabirou on Scott DH Factory Team
@optimumnotmaximum: Proto was as boring as this one, former Gambler was original as least.
Balgaroth mikelevy's article
Jan 9, 2019 at 1:13
Jan 9, 2019
Review: Unno's Dash is Ultra-Exotic, Ultra-Efficient, & Ultra-Expensive
@BenPea: when you see sub 1m70 people riding and praising 29er I doubt 32ers would need to see a wast majority of over 2m riders. Put a few racers to it, have the media to push it, people will buy the hype. When you see many DH racers around 1m80 complaining about ass rub on their 29ers i don't see how smaller people can ride happily with those bikes. Or they never go near steep and technica stuff ? I guess 29er must roll pretty fast on bikeparks smooth motorways.
Balgaroth mikelevy's article
Jan 8, 2019 at 1:20
Jan 8, 2019
Review: Unno's Dash is Ultra-Exotic, Ultra-Efficient, & Ultra-Expensive
@BenPea: On this we agree. But if bike maker were honest they would simply adjust wheel size to the bike size, something Liteville does for exemple. Instead of making 29er in XS sizes which makes absolutely no sense, the same way than XL frames with 26er did. But even if 26 wheel suited well small riders they didn't stick did they ? So when bike makers decide to move on, because they will for the sake of novelty) will they keep some 29er XL for rider over 2m ? I'd be very surprised ...
Balgaroth mikelevy's article
Jan 7, 2019 at 22:04
Jan 7, 2019
Review: Unno's Dash is Ultra-Exotic, Ultra-Efficient, & Ultra-Expensive
@bohns1: mate of course it is ! Once 29er will be well accepted the bike industrie will either come up with bigger or smaller wheels. Since the addition of suspension to our frames nothing has been as good to sell bike and kill the second hand market by making all our bikes irrelevant so you would be a fool to don't think 29er are only a trend to be changed again within few years. Either selling it as "you need moar bigger !!!" Or as " lets introduce 28" for playfull bikes with the rollover of the 29er monstertrucks"
Balgaroth mikelevy's article
Jan 7, 2019 at 6:02
Jan 7, 2019
Review: Unno's Dash is Ultra-Exotic, Ultra-Efficient, & Ultra-Expensive
@zede: my exact thoughts mate ! Guy wants something lively and rides 29ers. I am not a big fan of the 29er trend but I can see benefits for the people that like this type of ride. But this is just BS period.
Balgaroth mikekazimer's article
Jan 6, 2019 at 10:23
Jan 6, 2019
Pinkbike's Editors Choose Their Ideal Geometry Numbers - Vote For Your Favorite
I voted none of them as there was too many 29ers and i got quite disappointed.
Balgaroth danielsapp's article
Dec 31, 2018 at 8:09
Dec 31, 2018
Neko Mulally Has Been Testing a 27.5 / 29 Wheeled Frankenbike
@FuzzyL: take another example front fork axle we had 9mm and 20mm. Somewhere somebody deceided 20mm was to "heavy" for enduro, brought up 15mm which ended up not being strong enough to end up with 15mm boost. When all this could have been fixed by using 20mm axles and letting us use our DH wheels on our enduro bikes, quite usefull when you like to have a set of spikes already mounted on mud wheels. Same goes with rear axle. Why not go 150x12 instead of 142x12 which was shit and then go 148x12 instead of admiting it was shit and just accept to go 150x12. And believe me I love innovation long time believer in gearboxes, anything suspension related and all but this type of BS made me quite sudpicious.
Balgaroth danielsapp's article
Dec 29, 2018 at 7:52
Dec 29, 2018
Neko Mulally Has Been Testing a 27.5 / 29 Wheeled Frankenbike
@FuzzyL: 10 years ago when we moved to square BB to ISIS BB everybody did welcome it as we were sick of either breaking the splindle or rounding the square splin. But ISIS showed some bearing weaknesses, you wouldn't end up with you pedals on the ground during a landing but it may not spin so well anymore. Then they introduced external bearing and fixe axis on one arm which solved all the problems and everybody was happy, once again it was a new standard that was aclaimed by everybody. Then they decided to give us pressfit BBs that were not solving any problem and creating some new problems, then BB30, then Boost, then DUB all of which have made our lives more complicated, killed the second hanf market and didn't bring anything new or usefull for the rider. So to aswer your question, roughly after 2010 Mtbiker started to reject so called innovation. The problem is that not many problems remain to solve, bikes are as reliable as possible nowadays.
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