Trail builder, Bike rider, Nature enthusiast!
Contributor in building Mt.Bachelor bike park and a few other local projects. Bend Oregon local, outdoor enthusiast.
Apr 21, 2022 at 13:07Apr 21, 2022
Added 8 photos to Buysell
Oct 18, 2021 at 9:40Oct 18, 2021
Oct 18, 2021 at 9:39Oct 18, 2021
This is the bike right here, the V2 sentinel. This thing really does it all, and if you have seen any reviews or ever rode a transition I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I bought this frame from project bike back in June 2020 and built it up with fox 2021 factory suspension. The rear shock just came back from fox and is a 2022 reservoir and shock as I originally had the coil on this bike. The fork was serviced at the beginning of the season and has only seen a handful of rides. The rest of the bike, aside from the frame and the Chris King headset, are brand new. Yes, brand new. I just got a new Transition spire and swapped the XT built kit right over so if you want exact specs it’s the same build out as a spire XT factory build on their website. If you have any other questions feel free to let me know. Cheers!
DavidofTheDirt RichardCunningham's article
Aug 9, 2019 at 16:57Aug 9, 2019
Review: e*thirteen's TRS+ 12-Speed Cassette Offers a Whopping 556% Range
Too Bad their 556% range wont make up for the fact everything E*thirteen is garbage, had a trs+ cassette on my YT Capra and out of the box I have had problems with it, the "awesome" system that allows you to take it off without any proprietary parts is flawed and the set screw loosens on me constantly, only creating my a MM or two of play but its enough for it to make the chain want tot jump on the next cog. I've tried to fix this problem and it always comes back, i just switched to full Sram, flawless.
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May 27, 2019 at 16:38May 27, 2019
DavidofTheDirt mikekazimer's article
Sep 10, 2018 at 19:26Sep 10, 2018
Review: YT Capra 29 CF Pro Race
I purchased the Capra 29" CF this year and I'm not going to sit here and say its perfect, cause out of the box its definitely not.. but neither is any other bike on the market for $3800. I definitely agree with this article in the fact that this bike is too progressive and with the super deluxe RC3 rear shock it would hit the mid stroke and pack out super bad in the rough, I switched over to Fox DHX2 coil and its feels amazing now. definitely think they could work on the drivetrain, the E*13 cassette runs like shit with the Shimano spec, really disappointing for it to run so poorly out of the box.
DavidofTheDirt mikelevy's article
Jul 27, 2018 at 13:21Jul 27, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: What's the Most You'd Spend on a Mountain Bike?
I think this is really enlighting on where the market is going, even over the past three to four years I think the price of a good full suspension mountain bike has drastically dropped do to demand. You can now buy a fully capable bike for $3000 with built up with the big two, a dropper and a 1 X11 or 1 X 12 drivetrain, I remember when I got my first bike (2009) it had a $5800 MSRP (new) and came with about the same build as bikes 2k less today, even with inflation. Although we all bitch about new standards and no being able to buy parts, you have to give it to the industry for making solid machines for a avarage rider.
DavidofTheDirt giantbicycles's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 10:05Jul 20, 2018
Must Watch: Reece Wallace Goes HUGE for Rampage
One of my favorites riders, absolutely love the passion for riding that shows through in all his edits! Hope he gets the spot/recognition he deserves. #reeceforrampage
DavidofTheDirt danielsapp's article
May 28, 2018 at 16:23May 28, 2018
Spotted: New Santa Cruz V10?
Is It just me or does the New V10 look exactly like the Old V10? Obviously they haven't heard about the session..
DavidofTheDirt pinkbikeaudience's article
May 1, 2018 at 17:19May 1, 2018
Brandon Semenuk's 'Gallery': A Visual Feast - Video
...A mtb video you Have no choice but to watch twice.
Video by DavidofTheDirt
Pete and Yoann Are Rocket Surgeons - Video
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