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DavidGuerra danielsapp's article
May 23, 2019 at 7:25
May 23, 2019
Aaron Gwin Comments on Injured Ankle, Broken Cranks, & More
I must give a word in defense of e*13, having already had a couple of strong hits of the bb axle side of the right crank arm of my TRSr cranks against standing rocks with no cracking. Well, no less than that would be expected either. On the other hand, I have managed to rotate one arm of a set of SRAM GX dub cranks against the other. That may even be a failsafe against breaking...
DavidGuerra BWinder's article
May 21, 2019 at 7:56
May 21, 2019
Bike Check: Sophie Riva's Ancillotti Scarab 29 - Superenduro Punta Ala 2019
I think single pivot frames with linkage actuated shocks like this and Evil Bikes's should be the standard in the bike industry. And I even mean in any application, from XC to DH. It's stiffer and less maintenance-dependent than the ubiquituous FSR or multi-arm single pivot designs. This one in comparison with Evil's, has a somewhat lower center of gravity, a little more space for the bottle, and it just plain looks awesome. I could see five or more brands all making variations of this, executing the basic design in slightly different ways. The demand seems to be there!
DavidGuerra mikekazimer's article
May 12, 2019 at 7:10
May 12, 2019
3 Pro Enduro Bike Checks - EWS Madeira 2019
More travel at the front is a modern trailbike trend. 8" of rear travel is a sort of minimum for dh, while forks never had more than that (with very few and irrelevant exceptions). This setup in particular is not unbalanced at all.
DavidGuerra ChainReactionCycles's article
May 11, 2019 at 4:45
May 11, 2019
Video: Sam Hill's Custom Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019
@chriskneeland: Also my motivation to go to 29" was the extra grip offered by the larger diameter tires. The 26" bike already handled small and large obstacles more than fine.
DavidGuerra ChainReactionCycles's article
May 11, 2019 at 3:16
May 11, 2019
Video: Sam Hill's Custom Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019
It could be like "wow, he won on a 29" bike! He can win on anything! It's all about rider skill". Why is it not like that? Because 29" is considered to actually be faster. Some even call them cheater wheels. So the answer is really simple. A win on 27.5 emphasizes rider skill and is therefore "champ" and a win on 29" is like "the bike did it". Now, we know that these are exagerations and that it's always the rider that does it, but the perception that 29" gives you an advantage is why a win on 27.5 gets more "rider credit". These are obvious facts that don't seem to sit well with some people, as the downgrading of my previous comment shows.
DavidGuerra ChainReactionCycles's article
May 10, 2019 at 17:39
May 10, 2019
Video: Sam Hill's Custom Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019
@jaame: However with his signature shoe and all... He has an image to look after. It's not just a matter of whim, I think.
DavidGuerra ChainReactionCycles's article
May 10, 2019 at 17:36
May 10, 2019
Video: Sam Hill's Custom Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019
@jaame: It doesn't seem like you are addressing me, but he said that he has raced with clipless pedals as well. It's obvious that he would have tried them at least. I think his religion is bikes, period :)
DavidGuerra ChainReactionCycles's article
May 10, 2019 at 14:02
May 10, 2019
Video: Sam Hill's Custom Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019
@chriskneeland: Yes, reach ain't bad. Back in 2012 I didn't find anything as large. It does surprise me that 26" bikes were still being made in 2014. As for 26" enduro bikes with modern geo, I still know of none.
DavidGuerra ChainReactionCycles's article
May 10, 2019 at 13:12
May 10, 2019
Video: Sam Hill's Custom Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019
@chriskneeland: Great. But you really have nothing to complain about. Even if 27.5 bikes stopped being made, which could only mean that there was no demand for them (which won't happen). It would be better for you, you would be able to get great used bikes and parts for cheap. That's not the case with 26". Head angles are too steep, bb's are too high, frames are too small. If the current state of 27.5" seems unsatisfactory to you... switch to 29"!
DavidGuerra ChainReactionCycles's article
May 10, 2019 at 10:30
May 10, 2019
Video: Sam Hill's Custom Nukeproof Mega 290 - EWS Madeira 2019
@chriskneeland: BTW. What bike gave you the bad impression of 29ers?
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