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DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's article
Apr 24, 2017 at 16:43
Apr 24, 2017
Marin Wolf Ridge: First Ride
I have just realized that, from reading the comments here. I had no idea that people were choosing bikes because of aesthetics. Actually, I have no idea what these aesthetic standards might be. It's just a factor that I never thougth about in the slightest.
DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's article
Apr 24, 2017 at 16:37
Apr 24, 2017
Marin Wolf Ridge: First Ride
From my perspective as a bike designer, what matters is that it works. Lightness, rigidity, and the fulfillment of the various kinetic parameters. You don't set about creating a beautiful looking bike, whatever that might be. It's completely irrelevant, to the degree that the word has no meaning whatsoever, besides what concerns the fulfillment of the aforementioned parameters. What happens is actually the opposite. When a design works well, it becomes what people want and it becomes coveted and admired, namely aesthetically. For example, the Santa Cruz VP Free in my opinion, looks rather cumbersome, not aesthetically pleasing at all. Still, its suspension system has now become widely adopted by many brands. It's no longer hurting eyes because it has been proved to work.
DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's article
Apr 24, 2017 at 14:42
Apr 24, 2017
Marin Wolf Ridge: First Ride
I usually hate black bikes and wouldn't say the polygon is a looker, but I like the looks of this Marin very much.
DavidGuerra mikekazimer's article
Mar 12, 2017 at 10:50
Mar 12, 2017
Maxxis Unveils Tubeless Ready DH Tires, More 2.6” Options
@DARKSTAR63: Of course that a new tire is something to get excited about. It's a crucial component, and also one of the cheapest components, and one that you will be replacing from time to time anyway. So comparatively speaking, what is there to get excited about with something that a: you can't afford and b: doesn't make as much difference as a tire does? Maybe you don't care about tires because you never took them to the limit? You sound like someone with more money than riding abilities, which is the opposite of those looking for top 26" tires for their old machines.
DavidGuerra davidarthur's article
Feb 20, 2017 at 14:54
Feb 20, 2017
Fox Attack Q4 Cold Weather Short - Review
TLD's moto shorts are made with a stronger, heavier, sort of plasticky fabric which I imagine won't let water in as easily. And which I also dislike for that reason. They are or used to be very popular, are strong and can be ordered from China for little money.
DavidGuerra mikelevy's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 9:36
Aug 20, 2016
Curtis Keene's New Specialized Enduro - EWS Round 6, Whistler
36t is the logical choice for Eagle. Nothing special about that. Even with 29" wheels... You can see on this page that 36x50 on 29" is exactly the same as 32x42 on 27.5".
Jul 27, 2016 at 15:51
Jul 27, 2016
DavidGuerra mikelevy's article
May 2, 2016 at 13:03
May 2, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is the DH Bike Dead?
There is no such thing as a DH bike. A bike goes to where you go with it. I use my "DH bike" as an all-mountain bike. With a dropper seatpost, 10-42 cassette and fast-rolling 60a tires front and rear, I can do absolutely everything with it.
DavidGuerra paulaston's article
Apr 20, 2016 at 6:30
Apr 20, 2016
Aaron Gwin's Winning YT Tues - Lourdes DH World Cup 2016
@DangerDave2dot0: Neither Maxxis nor Onza are "young". However I remember the first two tires that I bought in 1992 were a Hutchinson and a Onza, and those were the top brands. Maxxis was around but it simply stood for cheapness. Not something that you would want on a good bike. It took a long time until I started to see Maxxis as a good brand.
DavidGuerra mattwragg's article
Apr 18, 2016 at 8:27
Apr 18, 2016
Schwalbe Magic Mary - Review
It takes high pressure for the tire to set into the rim. Go to a car or truck workshop where they have a high pressure tire inflation system. That's what I used to do for the hardest to set tires, instead of going to a fuel station pump, but now I pressurize a 2l soda bottle to 70 or 80psi, and then release the air from there directly into the tire, which works perfectly. You should also spread soapy water on the tire beads before. And remember to remove the inner part of the valve before, so the air can flow better.
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