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Drew-O mikekazimer's article
Oct 7, 2021 at 10:46
Oct 7, 2021
Cascade Components Releases New Brake Calipers - Sea Otter 2021
I'd be all for a way to improve or revitalize Codes with reasonably priced after market components. But it's awfully hard to see buying them when you can get an A4 complete setup WITH DISC for the same price...
Drew-O mikelevy's article
Oct 5, 2021 at 10:55
Oct 5, 2021
Video: Flight Attendant - RockShox's Self-Adjusting Computer-Controlled Suspension
Interesting move by SRAM to introduce with but provide no info on prices and availability. If they had I suspect all the reactions would be to the price. Letting people get used to the idea and maybe start coveting these items, THEN springing the shocking price tag is probably a savvy strategy.
Drew-O jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 30, 2021 at 12:42
Sep 30, 2021
Racing Rumors 2022 Part 1: Luca Shaw to Specialized, Martin Maes to Orbea & More
Counterpoint: Greg + Laurie on Syndicate would put 2 of the most dissimilar top riders on the same team, which would be entertaining. It always blows my mind that totally different body types, bikes, tires etc. (e.g. Greg vs. Laurie) end up within a second of each other over a full DH course.
Drew-O mikekazimer's article
Sep 15, 2021 at 6:35
Sep 15, 2021
Review: 2022 Devinci Spartan HP - The Sturdy Trail Smasher
I’m used to 30lbs as the “quite respectable” weight target, but it seems like 35lbs is the new 30lbs with these high pivot bikes.
Drew-O mattbeer's article
Sep 7, 2021 at 12:50
Sep 7, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Norco Range C1 - The Pedal Friendly 'Downhill' Bike
The lower link pivots around the BB, right? That's a cool design but seems like a real potential maintenance hassle. I've owned and loved 2 Norcos, but found them hard to live with occasionally. Stuff like cable routing, PF92 BBs and chain slap pads were not my fave, though Range seems to have the latter sorted. Good thing the important things (geo and suspension) are so dialed.
Drew-O mattbeer's article
Aug 31, 2021 at 8:01
Aug 31, 2021
An In-Depth Look at the Canyon GeoBend Concept with the Industrial Designer Marvin Henschel
The non-triangular rear end would reduce chain slap I suppose. Though I’d guess it’s mainly an aesthetic choice; it highlights the lack of a bulky rear cluster and derailleur. Definitely a cool looking bike, though as a taller fellow I’m with you in wanting variable CS and HT options. And if you do that you kinda lose a lot of the advantages of the modular build I’d think.
Drew-O jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 26, 2021 at 6:53
Aug 26, 2021
7 Custom World Champs Commencal Supremes
Williamson is riding around on NON-PERSONALIZED TIRES like a damn peasant. Unacceptable.
Drew-O mattbeer's article
Aug 24, 2021 at 16:05
Aug 24, 2021
Review: Ion Rascal Select Boa Shoes
@gabriel-mission9: I agree, but I would also strongly suggest anyone with a Superdeluxe that doesn't love it send it off for custom tuning by Vorsprung. Much cheaper than buying a new "upgraded" shock, and in my experience the results are actually better.
Drew-O mattbeer's article
Aug 24, 2021 at 8:10
Aug 24, 2021
Review: Ion Rascal Select Boa Shoes
Shoe looks fine, what can you tell us about the Transition Spire?
Drew-O alicialeggett's article
Aug 23, 2021 at 16:29
Aug 23, 2021
Round Up: Fresh DH Bikes for the Second Half of the Season
So are Trek, Canyon and Specialized riders all running DHR2s front and rear? Blacked out for Trek and Spesh of course! It's an awesome and classic tire I'm just surprised there's such a consensus on the DHR2, no blacked out DHFs or Assegais or Dissectors (Troy's signature!) in sight....
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