Bikethrasher

I'm a Trail rider through and through. I'm never satisfied, Thus I am constantly searching for the perfect trail bike. This being the case. I spend lots of time and money demoing bikes. I generally don't comment on bikes unless I've ridden them. I sacrifice pretty much everything for the sake of owning really nice bikes.

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Bikethrasher jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 6, 2019 at 16:16
Jun 6, 2019
Hope Questions Lack of Parity in Shimano Micro Spline Licensing
Ha! I speak with my wallet. All my bikes are Shimano Free. Have been for years.
Bikethrasher DaveRome's article
May 4, 2019 at 5:25
May 4, 2019
8 Gorgeous Bikes from the 2019 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia
@jpc25: Ha Perfect I finally made Troll status on PB. Maybe you should google compound curve isoloc joints and see for your self how they should actually look. You should notice that there should not be gaps that need filled with epoxy. I do hope the builder doesn’t get all butt hurt about my critique but learns from it.
Bikethrasher jamessmurthwaite's article
May 3, 2019 at 7:07
May 3, 2019
Bikethrasher mattwragg's article
May 2, 2019 at 17:08
May 2, 2019
Counterpoint: We Need Suspension Lockout Levers
I must have ridden that same 150mm travel wonder bike you rode Matt. Most over hyped bike of the year in my opinion. After two demo rides and lots of fussing with the suspension I just never got comfortable on that bike. I never use the lock out on any of my bikes. Suspension is supposed to move. Just ride the damned thing already.
Bikethrasher DaveRome's article
May 2, 2019 at 7:03
May 2, 2019
8 Gorgeous Bikes from the 2019 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia
@adriemel83: Since when was bonding fiber to wood difficult?
Bikethrasher DaveRome's article
May 1, 2019 at 19:04
May 1, 2019
8 Gorgeous Bikes from the 2019 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia
@smithcreek: As a tradesman and wood worker of over 20 years I’d have to agree.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Apr 21, 2019 at 10:12
Apr 21, 2019
Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds
@sampolicky: I’ve seen it. SRAM makes an 8 speed e drivetrain as well. But for some reason it still weighs as much as the 12 and it’s crazy expensive.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2019 at 17:49
Apr 20, 2019
Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds
@WAKIdesigns: I love the range of my XX1 but I don’t need all the gears. Wide range less gears. SRAM makes an 8 speed wide range drivetrain and Box makes one as well that I’d like to try out. The Alps have some wicked steep trails. Definitely steeper than here. I’ve been to the UK but I haven’t ridden there. But considering the amount of top level DH riders coming out of the UK I’m guessing they have some good riding. Most of the trails in Eagle are steep up an steep down. Fast and flowy. The front range has plenty of brutally steep climbs and descents but are much rockier than the trails up here.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2019 at 12:16
Apr 20, 2019
Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds
I live in Colorado and only use about half the gears on my XX1 cassette. I could easily get by with a six or seven speed cassette. I’m totally fine with the bigger gaps between gears I’m always double or triple shifting anyway. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s high time we ditched the super tight Roadie gearing. Less is more sometimes. Love the bike. Steel is real.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2019 at 5:58
Apr 13, 2019
Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride Replica - Sea Otter 2019
@stuggidavid: That and the 160mm fork. There was one on Vital the other day. Bike of the day. I’ve done this is with my 5010 and my TRC with great results. PS this generally voids the warranty.
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