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HendersonMike nkrohan's article
Oct 4, 2019 at 16:48
Oct 4, 2019
9 Mountain Bike Grips Ridden & Rated
Yes! Rev Grips for the win. They work for me, and are really a game changer. Totally took away all my arm pump issues. I have had mine for over a year now on my Scott Gambler DH bike. I plan to get them for my Enduro/Trail rigs when their grips wear out.
HendersonMike danielsapp's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 10:43
Sep 11, 2019
First Look: Ibis' New Ripmo AF is Coil-Compatible & Aluminum
This will NOT be a great 1 Bike quiver, only because NO Bike will! However, this bike would make a great 2 Bike Quiver, maybe get this and an Ibis Ripley CF for the other bike. Looking at the Geo numbers, this is what the Ripmo CF should be. Many people have complained the Ripmo CF's suspension curve is way too regressive, and it's HA not slack enough. I absolutely Love my Ripmo CF. I have a 2019 Ripmo CF with XX1 build kit and Fox X2 and Fox Grip2. To me, my Ripmo comes closest to being a ONE BIKE QUIVER. The Fox X2 with 4 spacers on my Ripmo makes the bike fairly linear at the end of it's stroke (way too regressive with only 1 spacer). 4 spacers makes the bike takes the square big edge hits better. I am only 165 lbs suited up though, and I would not recommend a Ripmo CF as a shredder if you weigh over 175 lbs because I feel at 165, 4 spacers is perfect, if you weigh anymore than that, you will not get the tune you want. However, a Ripmo AF with it's more progressive linkage would be great for the bigger riders! I want to try a -1 Degree Angleset on my Ripmo CF to take it to 64.9 Degrees (what the Ripmo AF has now), but I am hesitant to only because I don't want to take away from it's MOST AWESOME TRAIL manners. Also, going -1 degree is not crucial for me since I also have a BronsonV3 with X2, and a Scott Gambler DH bike, in case I want to get a little more rowdy. I have cleared technical uphill sections with my Ripmo CF that I have never cleared before, and I want to keep it this way (going -1 degree HA might change all that). For those of you who are thinking of getting this Ripmo AF, do it! You will not be dissapointed. It's suspension curve must be great since it can work with a coil shock, and Ibis DW-Link Bikes are the most awesome peddlers.
HendersonMike meagerdude's article
Aug 2, 2019 at 14:44
Aug 2, 2019
HendersonMike meagerdude's article
Jul 31, 2019 at 13:30
Jul 31, 2019
7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated
@meagerdude: , at the moment I have 3 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bikes and 1 Aluminum (me DH bike). I guess some of the custom wraps with graphics does make the bike look better. It is just the clear taping that I am not a big fan of anymore. However, in the future, I can see myself using those special graphics since I have no problems paying for Fox Fork Decals and Ibis Wheel Decals to personally Bling my bikes.
HendersonMike meagerdude's article
Jul 31, 2019 at 11:43
Jul 31, 2019
7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated
@meagerdude: , I used plain old Racers Tape like you did. The main reason I do NOT use it anymore is because I just think it looks ugly. I still do use Racers Tape in limited amounts, just inside the chain stay and the underside of the downtube, and places where there is cable rub. I just don't use it all over the bike anymore because I feel it is a waste of time and makes the bike look ugly. Currently I have 4 Mtn Bikes and none of them have Racers/Helicopter Tape all over them. All 4 of my Bikes get ridden and crashed, and all 4 still LOOK GREAT! despite NOT using the Racers Tape they still look great. I just find the little scratches are not a big deal anymore, and I am pretty good with paint, sand paper, a polishing stone, so now I see no need to put it all over the bike.
HendersonMike meagerdude's article
Jul 31, 2019 at 7:42
Jul 31, 2019
7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated
@andydhteam: , if it works for you or anyone, then I SUPPORT you guys 100%. I though will never use any tape again, it is a lot of work to put on, makes the bike look like crap, on the smaller crashes, the tape gets scuffed and wadded and makes the bike look uglier, and it does NOT protect from the big crashes. That is just me though, but if you like it, have at it.
HendersonMike meagerdude's article
Jul 30, 2019 at 21:43
Jul 30, 2019
7 Protective Frame Tapes Ridden & Rated
@NYShred: , agree man! to me it is like clear plastic furniture cover, except that does not really protect like furniture cover does. Learning how to paint is much easier the the bike looks better, but not just that, you can even customize the painting.
HendersonMike jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 23, 2019 at 15:23
Jul 23, 2019
Enduro World Series Announces 2020 Calendar
Wow! no U.S. Rounds. What is wrong with Keystone or Winter Park? Lost of EWS quality courses all in and around the Rocky Mountains.
HendersonMike ericpalmer's article
Jul 23, 2019 at 15:20
Jul 23, 2019
18 DH Bikes from Loosefest XL
@Franzzz: forgot to add, best of all, Mommy will Protect me from those Meanie Carbon Bikes!
HendersonMike ericpalmer's article
Jul 23, 2019 at 15:01
Jul 23, 2019
18 DH Bikes from Loosefest XL
@Franzzz, no doubt about that, but the best thing is she gives me good advice, like to make sure I wear a sweater when it is 25 Degrees Celcius outside so I do not catch any sickness. ;-) Hugs to you!
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