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GlassGuy brianpark's article
Nov 10, 2022 at 9:23
Nov 10, 2022
Poll: How Do You Actually Feel About Cable Routing?
I'd be curious how this poll lays out with "age"(older riders knew only external routing while newer riders are used to the clean lines of internal), AND...how many people wrench on their bikes(if you only give your bike to a mechanic then routing is a non issue for you)
GlassGuy AKTA-mtb's article
Oct 25, 2022 at 5:54
Oct 25, 2022
Akta Apparel is "Another MTB Company"
Yep....$25 for my "mtb" specific shorts from Aamazon, complete with that same groovy zipper pocket and stretchy parts...they've taken a few tumbles and are fine, and even if they do rip I won't be upset
GlassGuy mikekazimer's article
Aug 17, 2022 at 12:56
Aug 17, 2022
Randoms: Chromag's Darco Ti Full Suspension Bike, New Tires, Apparel, & More - Crankworx Whistler 2022
@11six: No, not specifically. I bought it a while ago out of curiosity. I gave it the sit test to see if it would snap then put it aside until recently when the bars on one of my bikes seems it may be a bit too stiff, so...figured I'd give this carbon bar a trial. I'm sure if you type "carbon mtb bars" on amazon you'll get a lot of choices
GlassGuy mikekazimer's article
Aug 13, 2022 at 10:22
Aug 13, 2022
Randoms: Chromag's Darco Ti Full Suspension Bike, New Tires, Apparel, & More - Crankworx Whistler 2022
@11six: I've bought a couple of the "cheap" stems on amazon...they look really close to a $100 stem...no problems as well! I've recently put a carbon bar on a bike..looks exactly like a Race Face Next bar, without the logos. I've done a "two chairs and sit in the middle of the bar" test.... the "place bar over cinder block and do hard push ups" test..now it's on a real bike and I'll slowly get more aggressive on it. I'm leaning more and more that the "generic" brands are the same product without the expensive name
GlassGuy mikekazimer's article
Aug 12, 2022 at 7:54
Aug 12, 2022
Randoms: Magnetic Pedals, Vintage Bikes, & Prototypes - Crankworx Whistler 2022
@adventure-in: Yeah..I get it. Been riding(sometimes competitively) for 30 years. Some visors get loose and fall forward..if I'm looking down the trail then the visor can block some of my vision, or it's just a sensitivity thing...I don't like loose sleeves too...the fluttering distracts me! All personal choices..body builds, etc The visor on my current helmet is pulled back as far as it can and then zip tied to keep it yanked. I'd just remove it, but..I do admit helmets look less "cool" without it...and I tend to do some custom graphics which the visor is always part of :)
GlassGuy mikekazimer's article
Aug 12, 2022 at 7:02
Aug 12, 2022
Randoms: Chromag's Darco Ti Full Suspension Bike, New Tires, Apparel, & More - Crankworx Whistler 2022
@wyorider: Yep...I've pointed this out many times and normally get insulted for my "stupidity". I've been "sampling" different generic name components on one of my bikes for a while..most recently 11spd cassette and a pair of cranks...both are holding up as good or better than what anyone would want to believe...the cassette looks identical to an XT(and comes in an array of groovy colors), and has now lasted longer than the XT( i have a habit of trashing components due to weight and riding style), and costs less than half..the cranks feel stiffer than the SLX they replaced(and...groovy colors). I've got other bits and pieces on the bike that are "no name", and so far all doing well. Fact is...everything eventually breaks...having a big brand on it doesn't always mean it will last longer!
GlassGuy mikekazimer's article
Aug 10, 2022 at 5:17
Aug 10, 2022
Randoms: Magnetic Pedals, Vintage Bikes, & Prototypes - Crankworx Whistler 2022
I've never understood why MTB specific helmets have visors anyway...most(or at least half) trails exist under a canopy of trails eliminating the need to cover eyes from the sun(what I assume the visor is meant for)..yet road helmets don't have a visor(mostly all exposure to sun). I can say I think the visor looks a little cooler(more aggressive or something), but, I'm always zip tying the visor as far back as possible otherwise they eventually fall forward blocking my forward vision.
GlassGuy pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 3, 2022 at 8:22
Aug 3, 2022
Winner Announced: Travel Tuesday - Enter to Win a Trip to Tallahassee, Florida
@CDT77: I've been riding Santos for over twenty years..Santos is big..lots of variety. Some really good stuff. I've been going to Tom Brown more in the past year and I was very surprised! Not as big, but...more elevation...some techy/rocky stuff to get some skills going...a few areas where you can open up and get some speed...jumps course...some really nice vistas. I went there after a trip to North Carolina a few weeks prior and the terrain is fairly similar..just not as much elevation(obviously), but...plenty of fun. There's also a pump track and an RC car track!
GlassGuy pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 3, 2022 at 8:18
Aug 3, 2022
Winner Announced: Travel Tuesday - Enter to Win a Trip to Tallahassee, Florida
Pretty good summary. Speed is your friend for fun on trails here and so fitness is key! I've used my fitness/skills learned here in riding and surfing and traveled the world. Unfortunately the surf part is nearly impossible anymore...pretty much zero surf in the past year!
GlassGuy mikelevy's article
Jul 28, 2022 at 13:11
Jul 28, 2022
First Look: Norco's New Fluid Is For a Bit Of Everything
Reminds me of the first gen Transition Scout...same frame look, looks to be very similar geo...but...29 wheels, and 130 instead of 125
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