I've been riding since '97. I have the notable distinction of having made my living by spending 8hrs/day on my bike way back when. And then I switched to dirt...

I'm into all mountain riding with friends and cyclocross racing.

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Grizzly134 mavic's article
Nov 1, 2023 at 9:47
Nov 1, 2023
Mavic Releases 25th Anniversary Deemax Wheelset
Wait, Mavic still exists? Who knew?!
Grizzly134 mikekazimer's article
Sep 29, 2023 at 14:12
Sep 29, 2023
First Ride: SRAM's New Powertrain Motor
@PtDiddy: The Reverb is the part I object to, not the AXS part. From what I understand, the wireless aspect of almost every AXS product on the market has proven quite reliable. Reverbs are widely considered flawed, and they're grandfathered in via that left shifter, at least until someone hacks in the Magura version or SRAM gives up on the hydraulic dropper idea.
Grizzly134 mikekazimer's article
Sep 29, 2023 at 8:22
Sep 29, 2023
First Ride: SRAM's New Powertrain Motor
I hate the integration. Mostly the dropper that they keep pushing that somehow manages to be both super expensive AND heroically unreliable.
Added 11 photos to Buysell
Jul 31, 2023 at 17:20
Jul 31, 2023
Jul 31, 2023 at 17:18
Jul 31, 2023

Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Frameset, S3

$1300 USD
Selling a Stumpjumper EVO frameset, size S3 (medium). Condition is excellent. Frame was ride wrapped when new, and has been on 6 rides (3 in Oakridge, OR, 3 in Bellingham, WA). Available for shipping in North America. I very briefly loved this bike (handling, suspension, build quality), but ultimately decided on going with more travel. Selling to pay off that other frame. The frame has a scratch by the right rear dropout, pictured. A stick went into the derailleur, and the hanger/derailleur/chain rotated backwards, as per the UDH design. No structural damage, no other cosmetic damage to the frame. (The derailleur and the hanger survived this event and I was able to simply loosen and rotate them both back into place and finish my ride immediately afterwards. I would definitely recommend the UDH design after that experience.) Also available to the frame buyer are the following parts, which are pictured but NOT otherwise included: Bike Yoke dropper, 180x31.8mm (with adapter) - $150 Cascade Components Linkage - yields 155mm of rear travel and increases progressivity of the leverage curve - $125 PLEASE NOTE (8/15/23): I've had several messages about selling the Cascade link seperately. I want to hold off in case the frame buyer wants it. FRAME BUYERS: I have overwhelming interest in the link. You get first crack at it, but I will not be including it without the $125 due to high demand, so please do not ask. MRP Guide/Bashguard - $50 Included at no charge for the frame buyer - RRP Proguard rear fender, Wolf Tooth seatpost binder bolt in anodized purple, stock headset cups for geo adjustments, stock internal storage bag and bladder Local pickup in Bellingham preferred. I accept PayPal for shipped transactions, Paypal or Venmo for in-person transactions. For buyers outside of Bellingham, we can negotiate shipping and PayPal costs on a case by case basis, but I will ONLY ship insured for the full purchase amount, and I will not do a "Friends & Family" transaction. Let's all stay safe and use these tools to protect ourselves in this online world, shall we? Manufacturer's link here: Pinkbike Reviews Carbon: Alloy:

Grizzly134 dariodigiulio's article
Jul 11, 2023 at 13:23
Jul 11, 2023
First Ride: SRAM's New GX Transmission
@danielfloyd: Can confirm 100% that that particular setup works just as well with 170mm of travel at both ends, through the Beastly Braking Bumps of Bellingham.
Grizzly134 mikekazimer's article
Jun 14, 2023 at 13:25
Jun 14, 2023
First Ride: 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer
I think its just on the eyelet that rotates more, like on all the Santa Cruz models. Those don't seem to see the problems you experienced, even though that eyelet is more vulnerable since it sits closer to the spray from the rear tire. I wonder if they Rocky design allows more flex to reach the eyelet?
Grizzly134 mikekazimer's article
Jun 14, 2023 at 9:18
Jun 14, 2023
First Ride: 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer
I'm just guessing that revisions like the Penalty Box and a slightly steeper seattube angle will also make it to a few other models that are more relevant to me. If this is anything to go off of, I'm be REALLY excited to see the Instinct/Altitude. I'd love to say, rent this bike someplace more aggro than my home terrain. No disrespect to this bike, but its just more than I need. I don't understand why some people are saying this is ugly and the previous ones looked good. To me this just looks like an extension of those models. Do you guys not like the color or something?
Grizzly134 dariodigiulio's article
May 9, 2023 at 9:03
May 9, 2023
First Ride: Canyon's New Torque:On
Again with this headset cable crap. I think the very best thing we can do is vote with out wallets. Friend considering a through headset cabled bike? Mercilessly make fun of them and deride their bike choice. There's a Propain demo at an event coming up, and I intend to loudly let the rep know that I'm interested in their AL frames that offer a normal routing option, but that I will not consider riding anything with through headset routing. Its not that person's fault, but the feedback needs to reach the manufacturers, and finding real constructive critcism in the PB comments section is a punchline at this point. The annoying thing is that we, the market, are vocally rejecting this, but given how long product development cycles are, there are probably still more bikes forthcoming that will use it. I'm sure those product managers see the train wreck down the tracks, and are powerless to stop it. Still, those companies deserve to be punished for considering it in the first place. Someone there should have said that the emperor was wearing no clothes.
Grizzly134 dariodigiulio's article
May 8, 2023 at 23:39
May 8, 2023
Review: We Are One Convergence Carbon Wheelset
@thenotoriousmic: pinkbike commenters are growing wise to Shimano's cheap stuff? I don't know. I expect my opinions to be ill-received here, so I'm as surprised and you are. Also, I found the Superboost rear hubs for sale CHEAP, which also helped me take the risk when I bought my hub.
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