BikesBoatsNJeeps sarahmoore's article
Feb 5, 2018 at 9:49Feb 5, 2018
How to Install Tubeless Tires with IFHT - Video
Used the wrong valve stem, the Bontrager MTB rim liners used a brass valve stem that has an O-ring seal that seats into the rim strip. Supposedly it keeps the valve stem from being damaged in the odd chance you were to strike something and impact the valve stem from the tire side. Also, not really all that informative, funny or original.
BikesBoatsNJeeps mikelevy's article
Jan 25, 2018 at 12:02Jan 25, 2018
Failing the $2,000 Bike Challenge - Opinion
I built a Chromag Rootdown BA for just south of $1700. Full disclosure, I am a part-time shop tech and I heavily leveraged my EP options. The frame, fork, cockpit and wheels were all bought factory direct through industry deals. I'm a Trek Ninja, so I got my wheels, tires, cockpit through them, I called Chromag and they made me a great deal on the frame and pedals and MRP was extremely generous on the Ribbon. I bought the XT drivetrain and Magura binders at cost through my shop and Wolftooth gave me a break on the narrow/wide. When I decided I was going to buy a new bike this year, my first choice was a Fuel EX 9.8 through Ninja, but I decided I wanted to keep with the hard tail and spend less than the cost of the Fuel, plus I wanted steel, since I was sick of carbon bikes.
Jan 18, 2018 at 16:28Jan 18, 2018
There's a Fine Line Between Clever and Stupid - Opinion
@alexsin: Custom? I'm 5'10" with a long torso, I was considering going custom until suddenly bikes were built to fit me. If I were you, I'd find a custom maker and have one built.
BikesBoatsNJeeps RichardCunningham's article
Jan 12, 2018 at 11:11Jan 12, 2018
Ridden and Rated - Six Takes on the Multi-Tool
I just ride with guys that carry a bunch of extra tools and borrow those when I need them... Except when I'm commuting or doing some touring, in which case I carry the $10 tool I bought at Nashbar in the mid-nineties back when they had a brick and mortar store in Youngstown Ohio.
Dec 28, 2017 at 4:47Dec 28, 2017
Tech Talks: Tricks of a Mechanical Mind, Presented by Park Tool – Video
Use a box cutter to trim zip ties flush.
Dec 23, 2017 at 4:24Dec 23, 2017
Sam Pilgrim Off NS Bikes
Trek would be interesting... They already have a fairly veteran DJ/slopestyle crew, plus Trek Factory DH just released Muddy, so there is an opening there. Trek has a history of hiring veteran riders to help them develop product (Nyes, Cancellera, Contador) why not a DJ/Slopestyle legend.
Dec 23, 2017 at 3:11Dec 23, 2017
Win a Feedback Sports Bike Maintenance Dream Pack - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
I have an Ultimate brand bike stand I bought in 1994 that this stand is essentially identical to. The big difference is that mine has a truing stand attached to the little vertical extension at the top above the clamp arm. In the 23 or so years I've owned it, it's never been troublesome, and is the one bike tool I have from the 90s that hasn't succumb to shifting standards or wear and tear. The truing stand has become somewhat less useful since it can't easily hold thru-axle wheels, but otherwise it'll clamp any frame type and is lightweight, sturdy, folds up compactly and has been durable as hell.
Dec 15, 2017 at 11:49Dec 15, 2017
Suspension Travel - What's Your Ideal Amount? - Pinkbike Poll
150mm fork on my hard tail.
Dec 8, 2017 at 8:00Dec 8, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards - Suspension Product of the Year Nominees
Have a Ribbon, love it. Great service and communication from MRP on delivery. I haven't had an issue in the first season of use, looking forward to more seasons.
Nov 30, 2017 at 19:53Nov 30, 2017
'New' Bike Models Every Year - Does That Make Sense?
@enrico650: I seriously doubt these guys are overpaid.