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CarbonShmarbon jamessmurthwaite's article
May 16, 2020 at 9:49
May 16, 2020
Must Watch: Garrett Reynolds & Friends Raise the Bar for Street BMX in 'Always Fiending'
Can someone explain these BMX hubs that freewheel backwards yet engage when they pedal? And why aren't all hubs like this?
CarbonShmarbon danielsapp's article
May 5, 2020 at 15:18
May 5, 2020
Kenda Releases New Pinner Tire Developed with Aaron Gwin
I'll buy it when it's on sale for under $30. Then skid and shred it to oblivion as fast as possible to make way for the next on-sale-for-under-$30 tire. Business as usual.
CarbonShmarbon pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 10:45
Apr 30, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - Jesse Melamed, Remi Gauvin & Andreane Lanthier Nadeau
Hello team! In races, how do you decide how hard to push on climbs? Is there more priority on getting the course finished, or do you try and conserve energy for the downs?
CarbonShmarbon sarahmoore's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 22:18
Apr 20, 2020
6 New Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2020
@rockfield: the same thing happened to mine, in the wash. I used Lepage flexible plastic adhesive. Home Depot carries it. It welds the foam back together permanently, and I've been using them for 2 season since. Good as new.
CarbonShmarbon danielsapp's article
Apr 16, 2020 at 9:20
Apr 16, 2020
Video: 7 New Mountain Bike Tires - Pond Beaver 2020
@Trudeez: I agree. I've been running it on the back. It's been fine. Good, even considering how much mud it's seen. And yeah, I think I paid $23 for it last fall but I wouldn't opt for it at full price. All that said, I find it doesn't matter that much to me what's on the back as long as it hold air.
CarbonShmarbon mikelevy's article
Apr 13, 2020 at 21:52
Apr 13, 2020
CarbonShmarbon dan-roberts's article
Apr 7, 2020 at 16:15
Apr 7, 2020
First Look: Fox's New Float X2 & DHX2 Shocks - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated With Video)
Yup, very happy with mine. Best of all it's very easy to rebuild/service at home, with no special tools required.
CarbonShmarbon rossbellphoto's article
Mar 31, 2020 at 15:32
Mar 31, 2020
Bike Check: Greg Williamson's Commencal Supreme
I'm still firmly in the hate-white-forks camp. Or is it light grey? I'll let it slide if it's raw cast lowers with decals and a clear coat.
CarbonShmarbon OneUpComponents's article
Mar 31, 2020 at 15:22
Mar 31, 2020
OneUp Components Announces New Chainrings, Thru-Axles, & Large-Diameter Dropper Post
So we're all going to just pretend we don't notice the Shimano brake / SRAM rotor? The other way around, maybe. But not this. Never this..
CarbonShmarbon mikelevy's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 7:58
Mar 17, 2020
Review: RockShox's All-New SID Goes Bigger and Lighter
Oh good! Yet another, slightly different fork to confuse their already overlapped range. RockShox is the Mercedes Benz of MTB.
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