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DrSam mikelevy's article
Nov 24, 2022 at 16:10
Nov 24, 2022
Opinion: What Are Your Worst Bike Habits?
@fabwizard: Surprisingly no, I mean even without the speakers we're not that quiet but they tend to move away when there's some loud techno stuff.
DrSam mikelevy's article
Nov 23, 2022 at 18:00
Nov 23, 2022
Opinion: What Are Your Worst Bike Habits?
I wouldn't put the guy with the Bluetooth speaker down. Where I am right now, they use that to prewarn hikers that like to stray into the mtbiking trail and who usually tend to stay in the blindspots. Prewarn slow bikers or motivate those of us who are exhausted, most of the time we don't like being pass by a guy with a Bluetooth speaker. Also to scare off wild boars, they're the obvious danger over here, we've had bikers blindsided by them, etc.
DrSam mattbeer's article
Nov 9, 2022 at 17:51
Nov 9, 2022
Field Test: 6 Downcountry Bikes Hucked to Flat in Slo-Mo
@tacklingdummy: Naaah, downcountry is already the enduro to all-mountain bikes. And enduro already stuck.
DrSam mikelevy's article
Oct 28, 2022 at 17:14
Oct 28, 2022
Tech Week 2023: Pole's New Vikkelä Ditches the Motor, Keeps the 190mm of Travel
@mtbforlife4: I think most have forgotten about the 'enduro bro'. Colour coordinated and matching.
DrSam seb-stott's article
Aug 3, 2022 at 5:55
Aug 3, 2022
First Look: All-New Bird Aeris 9
Yeay the mega am is back. Love it.
DrSam mikekazimer's article
Jul 27, 2022 at 19:57
Jul 27, 2022
Review: Maxxis's New Forekaster Tire is Heavier & Better Than The Original
Loved the Forekaster, used it for my rear tires previously. It's a great all-round trail tire, where I lived, especially in mud, but the thin sidewalls was always its weakness. Being a heavyset fellow, the sidewalls squirmed whenever I had to turn hard, it was a bit unnerving. If this solves that issue, I'm game to buy it after my current set wears out.
DrSam edspratt's article
Feb 13, 2022 at 22:21
Feb 13, 2022
DrSam pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 18, 2022 at 17:56
Jan 18, 2022
Video: $180 vs. $2400 Drivetrain - Budget vs. Baller Episode 6
I like this series, it's pretty much what I'll see out in the trail with my buddies. There'll be one who goes all out on the purchase, down to titanium spokes, bolts. And then there will be one guy who goes alibaba everything. I hope the next series will examine what works and what doesn't and then we'll have a build of reasonably specced bike for normal guys and then one reasonably specced one for privateers meant to last a season and a small maintenance budget.
DrSam mattbeer's article
Dec 27, 2021 at 16:19
Dec 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Much Do Water Bottles Influence Frame Design?
@catweasel: actually I did not mean I need less water in higher altitudes, just that it feels less of negative/discomfort carrying one where it feels cooler, which is why I carry a backpack with a water bladder. Sorry if that didn't get through.
DrSam mattbeer's article
Dec 27, 2021 at 10:01
Dec 27, 2021
Burning Question: How Much Do Water Bottles Influence Frame Design?
Probably a matter of perspective and ride location. As a person who have ridden with backpacks, fanny packs and just a bottle, I find that the location where I ride influence what I'm willing to carry. In my local riding trails, closer to sea level, being so humid, tight jungle, carrying a backpack just pisses me off. It is a bit of a contradiction really, in a hot and humid area, you really need to stay hydrated and carrying a pack allows for more water but it also makes you perspire more, and carrying weight on the back when it's humid is no joke - you get tired more and feel the effects faster. I end up carrying one only when doing trail works and I need to bring the tools. Otherwise I'll just bring a bottle and plan my ride. On higher elevations where it's cooler and no humidity and especially in less jungle type locations, I have no problems carrying a backpack, I can ride with it for hours. So a bike that has proper bottle mounts and location, is god send, it'll be one of my criteria when I look at a bike. It allows for flexibility in my configuration. One of the main reason why I keep eyeing the stumpjumper as my next bike if I ever get a chance to buy one.
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