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CONomad pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 10, 2018 at 0:45
Nov 10, 2018
Video: Friday Fails #44
To me his whole run seemed like balls over brains/ feat over form, which while you can't learn if you don't try, I think maybe slowing down and developing the skills needed for any 1 feature before linking them all together might benefit him a before going forward haha.
CONomad SaskiaD's article
Nov 8, 2018 at 23:36
Nov 8, 2018
Video: Manon Carpenter & Monet Adams Adventure Through Iceland's Beauty
@Richt2000: I hate to agree with you but I think for the average outdoors loving tourist you're pretty well on point. Been 4 times, first time 2006n last this spring and I really hope they institute some sort of visa system as it's just become a giant mash pit around anything that is easily accessible. We got stuck in a traffic jam along the southern ring road as some twat's blocked off both lanes of traffic to film a wedding music video. There we're 200+ people at every sight with 3 hours of Reykjavik... and this was in April! Icebike though is still on my bucket list as I'd love to see some of the more remote aspects of the country.
CONomad SaskiaD's article
Nov 8, 2018 at 23:28
Nov 8, 2018
Video: Manon Carpenter & Monet Adams Adventure Through Iceland's Beauty
With as overly tourist's as iceland is these days I think icebike is about the only real way to go these days. Icebike's tours look like an awesome way to use your wheels to get away from the crowds and see iceland in it's natural state. Iceland does have some beautiful areas and lands but unless you like seeing everything on the golden circle with 45 bus loads of tourists who are completely ignorant of the natural world around them, save your money and go to BC, Montana/Utah/Nevada, Georgia, Siberia ect... for unspoiled nature right out your front door.
CONomad paulaston's article
Nov 7, 2018 at 22:55
Nov 7, 2018
Review: Cube's 29" Downhill Bike - the Two15 SL
He compared it to the trek because of all the bikes on test it is the one that most closely matches the geometry and feel. The Commencal and Norco are both big long bikes that place stability at mach speed in the rough over flickablity and pedaling platform firmness.
CONomad danielsapp's article
Nov 6, 2018 at 2:41
Nov 6, 2018
Review: Thule RoundTrip Traveler Bike Bag
Yeah but if I'm going to remove the forks it doesn't make sense to have such a huge bag, hence changing to the bmx bag for frame and fork. Like I said the plus side of dealing with the smaller bmx bag on planes, trains and rental cars are huge. I'd rather take the fork off than mess with it (running coil acs3) makes more sense to me to mess up a small bolt that can be replaced than to take apart the fork.
CONomad danielsapp's article
Nov 6, 2018 at 2:36
Nov 6, 2018
Review: Thule RoundTrip Traveler Bike Bag
@andydd: that's cause you're British and spoiled with eu plane tickets... it's easy for a bike to cost more than your 100 pound seat. When you're used to paying at least 600 to get basically anywhere in North America the bike feels cheap haha
CONomad danielsapp's article
Nov 6, 2018 at 0:32
Nov 6, 2018
Review: Thule RoundTrip Traveler Bike Bag
I've spent 15 years now living and traveling abroad with my bike. To be honest if you have a xlarge bike (or in newer geometry terms a medium to large) you are pretty much screwed, yeti's like above are actually pretty small. I had good luck with Evoc bags for years until I got onto a newer bike last year and have had to abandon it. What I've been using for the last year now with an xl supreme 29er is taking evoc's bmx bag and putting my frame and fork into it. Then putting my wheels into a separate wheel bag. Works out well because I have ample weight room and can pack all my clothing ect around the bmx bag, tools into the bottom of the wheel bag and in the end I have more space, with less restrictions. This also massively helps with rental cars (trying to get a car tall enough for a bike box is a bitch!) Fitting a frame box and wheel bag is easy even in small hatchbacks.
CONomad mikekazimer's article
Nov 2, 2018 at 13:05
Nov 2, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather Have an Air or Coil Sprung Shock on Your Trail Bike?
Big rider here too (6'5, 220lbs) coil fork is the only way to go. You should really look into Push, I really recommend it, but make sure you send them the fork too. Just swapping out the air for coil won't give you the full benefit without them retuning the calving, both for your specific bike a body weight, but also for the coil spring rather than the air. My last 36 was amazing and I'm having it done for my new 29er too.
CONomad RADON-BIKES's article
Nov 2, 2018 at 12:11
Nov 2, 2018
Radon Launches New Swoop 170 Enduro Bike
German's already have a test ride reported on it. Sounds pretty good from what they're saying! https://www.mtb-news.de/news/2018/10/31/radon-swoop-29-infos-preise-eindruck/amp/
Oct 29, 2018 at 4:37
Oct 29, 2018
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