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JakeEPooh mikekazimer's article
Mar 25, 2020 at 19:46
Mar 25, 2020
Field Trip: Kona's $1,499 Honzo - An Overgrown Dirt Jumper
These reviews are tremendous. I love how they're treating this value segment.
JakeEPooh mikelevy's article
Mar 24, 2020 at 19:44
Mar 24, 2020
Field Trip: Vitus' $2,000 Mythique 29 VRX - The Value Trail Bike Defined
That was a great review. You guys do a tremendous job of not being snobby or dismissive of the price point. Plus I feel like I have a decent sense of what that bike is and how it might feel to someone like me. Sounds like that's exactly the sort of bike 80% of us should be riding.
JakeEPooh mikekazimer's article
Mar 23, 2020 at 20:36
Mar 23, 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Pinkbike Field Trip - Value Bike Edition
I'm super stoked for these tests! I freaking love pinkbike!
JakeEPooh dan-roberts's article
Mar 22, 2020 at 10:29
Mar 22, 2020
Enginerding: What Is Anti-Squat & How Does It Actually Affect Mountain Bike Performance?
I wish I'd taken the time to learn how to properly quote and bold text before posting, dammit.
JakeEPooh dan-roberts's article
Mar 22, 2020 at 10:28
Mar 22, 2020
Enginerding: What Is Anti-Squat & How Does It Actually Affect Mountain Bike Performance?
This just blew my freaking mind: ”Anti-squat is a good thing then, to combat the natural want of the bike to squat and compress the suspension. *While the acceleration of your bike might not change with or without anti-squat*, if you have some combating then you’re more likely to keep your CoG in a constant position, maintain a more favourable bike geometry and keep the load at your rear contact patch at a more constant level.” Holy crap, all this time I've been working under the assumption that higher anti-squat values somehow translated into more pedal forces contributing to moving the bike forward, but this seems to be saying it's just making me feel better about the lost energy by minimizing bob?! I'm an idiot!
JakeEPooh mikelevy's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 13:35
Feb 18, 2020
Review: Six Months on Structure's Wild Looking Cycleworks SCW 1
@landscapeben: ''elite'' has nothing to do with it. Probably some odd quirk of neurology, like a small lesion in some cortex or other. ????????????
JakeEPooh mikelevy's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 13:28
Feb 18, 2020
Review: Six Months on Structure's Wild Looking Cycleworks SCW 1
@TheR: You might be right, I suppose. That's why I said I couldn't imagine being conscious of a bikes aesthetics influencing my purchasing decision. If so, my self delusion goes all the way down to my core. On the other hand, you seem to be falling for the same psychological tap I alluded to, where another way of thinking is so alien it seems easier to believe the other person must be lying, at least to himself. We're all nations unto ourselves I suppose, eh? In my case I've had to accept that I'm the one with the messed up mental wiring. I mean aesthetics really seem to matter to just about everybody. I just don't have a sense of how inanimate objects are supposed to look. I don't find certain buildings uglier or prettier than others, I don't have design cues I like or dislike in cars, and I find the idea of colors clashing or going well together completely nonsensical.
JakeEPooh mikelevy's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 8:39
Feb 18, 2020
Review: Six Months on Structure's Wild Looking Cycleworks SCW 1
@landscapeben: I know I'm the freaking weirdo here, but to me it's absolutely baffling that people have opinions and preferences about the aesthetics of different bikes. If I didn't know better I would say nobody really does, instead it's some sort of near universal group lie or communal self-delusion, sort of like how sociopaths can't really accept or even conceptualize the ideas of guilt or empathy. I honestly can't comprehend being consciously aware of a bike's looks affecting my desire to own/ride it.
JakeEPooh mikekazimer's article
Dec 16, 2019 at 14:11
Dec 16, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon 90 - The One That Broke
@Dangerous-Dan: Super-interesting information, man. I wish I'd been smart enough to get an engineering degree. Sigh... ???? I've no idea if the axle failed due to fatigue, but after reading that I sure would like to know if it was.
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Nov 25, 2019 at 10:22
Nov 25, 2019
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