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CTDchris danielsapp's article
May 19, 2019 at 11:50
May 19, 2019
5 Bikes and a Few Tech Randoms: Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
Cannondale is getting their shit together again it seems. Love them or hate them Cannondale is one of the most iconic MTB brands and it is right propper seeing them back at it as they should. That bike is HOT!
CTDchris edspratt's article
May 10, 2019 at 11:55
May 10, 2019
Video: Lo-Fi Style and Flow with Danny MacAskill
love the newschool freeride vibes that are happening in MTB right now that was dope
CTDchris Chromagbikes's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 14:31
Apr 5, 2019
CTDchris RichardCunningham's article
Mar 19, 2019 at 8:56
Mar 19, 2019
Best in Show Award Winners - NAHBS 2019
man, I love custom built stuff but so much but why are custom bike builders always such wierdo hipsters? half these bikes are super sweet and the other half are just bad acid trips
CTDchris danielsapp's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 13:12
Feb 28, 2019
REI to Sell Bontrager Parts & Cannondale's Full Lineup
Nope. Just seen these two big companies wrangle small businesses by the balls too many times. plus I really don't like the crap they carry and I've never found anything there, literally anything I would actually buy from them.
CTDchris paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 13:07
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
This is an insane review. need more popcorn. It is interesting to see many of the people behind Enve have left recently, and then to see this. Also, I have a pair of LB downhill rims on my SB66. Cracked the front pretty bad somehow after two seasons, not a a catostrophic failure but I am done with carbon anything on my bike. I think it worked great as a rim, and I must say LB was great to deal with, but the big issue in my opinion is carbons poor performance near the spoke holes. I believe what happened with my rim is a spoke was over tensions and popped through the laminate allowing further cracking. Aluminum is just so much tougher in this critical area that while a carbon rim might be stiffer and "better" while perfectly set up they are much more prone to failure from slight maladjustment. Also, my LB rims could not keep a tire on at higher pressures. I usually like to pump my tires up a bit higher for the road ride to the trailhead, and multiple times the rear exploded off the wheel blowing sealant everywhere. Never any higher than 40psi mind you. under 30psi and they seemed fine but still was quite the day wrecker to have your tire explode before even hitting dirt. I also have carbon Easton DH bars (havocs or something I forget, 35mm clamp) and they are junk. They are light sure, but the amount of creaking and upward flex they have when pulling up on the bars is not cool. backsweep is also strange too. Have a pair of Renthalls sitting and waiting to be put on and will be building up some new aluminum wheels as well (anyone have some good 26" wheels with strong high engagement hubs they are trying to sell? For real people, stop buying carbon! When your aluminum bike parts finally expire they get turned into beer cans and if you dont want to deal with disposing of them your local scrappers will pick that stuff up from the curb in minutes. That really should be the end all arguement for us! At most you can save 2 lbs from your bike, just take a dump and get a little stronger!
CTDchris danielsapp's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 10:44
Feb 28, 2019
REI to Sell Bontrager Parts & Cannondale's Full Lineup
I refuse to shop REI and backcountry. Their selection is mediocre and too broad and their buying and returning policies are brutal on small companies. They are not good for any of the industries they sell too, and the prices arent good either. I would much prefer to buy direct. Here in utah you can pick new transplants out from a mile away based on the head to toe fresh REI kits. People easily drop thousands there which could just as easily have been spent at an LBS or real ski shop.
CTDchris pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 23, 2018 at 12:12
Dec 23, 2018
Win Giro Havoc H20 Jacket & Shorts - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
just got two pairs of new Giro snow goggles and lid, been riding their stuff for a long time, as always super high quality stuff, these look dope too!
CTDchris danielsapp's article
Dec 22, 2018 at 14:15
Dec 22, 2018
YT Officially Parts Ways With Aaron Gwin & Neko Mulally
@blum585: but specialized dont win races
CTDchris vernonfelton's article
May 19, 2017 at 9:25
May 19, 2017
Recon Gen-2 R5 Shuttle Rack – Review
Love it, as an industrial designer I hate seeing plastic BS designed by some intern whose never participated in the activity they are designing it for and made in a factory by someone who will also never participate in that activity. Simplicity, strength and usability when well considered creates an aesthetic that will always win in my book. PROPS to a one man show competing with companies with hundreds of employees. That is the American Dream my friends.
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