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KFuller ashbocast's article
Sep 22, 2017 at 12:20
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Roam Bike Fest: A Mountain Bike Festival For the Lady Shredders
I give major props and thanks to my male riding buddies for not falling into the un-supportive crowd. That said, when I want to get better as a rider, I follow my fellow females. It's the psychology of "if they can do it, I probably can, too, because they're similar to me." It's using *positive* comparisons by riding with people closer to my level, rather than a negative comparison of trying to learn from a pro/semi-pro whom I feel I will never, ever match up to. Not even close. For example, if I watch my husband clear an obstacle, I sometimes think: "He just got over that because he's so much stronger." I'm not intimidated, but my brain immediately assumes that this bigger, stronger, faster person who makes trails look effortless is on a whole other level than I am and I can't gauge accurately whether or not I really trust myself on something he just rode through. But if I were to watch one of my lady pals clear the obstacle, I would think, "OK, she got over it; I need to follow her line, mimic her moves and have her confidence." It's way more inspiring. Totally logical? Maybe not, but it has worked in improving my skills significantly over the years. YAY BIKES!
KFuller mikelevy's article
Apr 16, 2015 at 17:08
Apr 16, 2015
Rocky Mountain's New Adventure Bike - Sea Otter 2015
I'm secretly glad to see that 27.5+ is happening. I want to convert my hardtail 29er to a 27.5+ I don't race XC, so I'd rather be a little more comfortable with the extra cushion and more traction than on racy little 2.0s. And bikepacking sounds awesome, personally.
KFuller RichardCunningham's article
Mar 17, 2015 at 8:38
Mar 17, 2015
Wolf Tooth GC 42 Cassette Cog - Review
I've been using OneUp's 1x10 (with 1x11 range) conversion on my Yeti SB-66 for a while now. I absolutely love it; dropped a ton of weight off the existing triple setup and don't miss the extra gears (granted, for all-day rides, I use my lightweight 2x10 hardtail). I know there are a lot of arguments about whether or not these conversions work very well, and for sure there will be issues with derailleur limits. The shop I took it to for the work is extremely good and thorough, and they warned me that these conversions don't always work smoothly. They either shift nicely in the middle and have to jump to the ends, or they grind a bit in the middle to get smoothly to the ends. The guys at the shop also believe SRAM drivetrains handle these conversions a bit better, based on their experience. But in all, it's hard to beat the price, considering how spendy 1x11 drivetrains are. Don't expect miracles, get a really good mechanic to do the conversion, and you won't miss your 2x or 3x for a second.
KFuller anthill's article
Oct 16, 2014 at 12:39
Oct 16, 2014
Casey Brown and Poppy the Dog: Tail Gunner
Slow mo dog ears flopping FTW! Wish my mutt pup could hang, but she either wants to bite my rear tire or go off and chase deer and not come back. Ah, well.
KFuller dbaker's article
Apr 24, 2014 at 7:49
Apr 24, 2014
The B-Side: Death and Tacos
Good to see you here, Danielle! I always enjoyed your fresh, brutally honest, humorous columns in Bike. I'm estranged from my dad, and you reminded me here that I need to get out on a challenging distance ride and think long and hard about that... Pinkbike, you made a fine choice of columnist.
KFuller mikekazimer's article
Apr 14, 2014 at 8:50
Apr 14, 2014
RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review
Blah blah blah technical review IT'S GORGEOUS.
KFuller mikekazimer's article
Mar 24, 2014 at 7:24
Mar 24, 2014
Yeti 575 - Review
I'm just about to sell my 2012 575 (26"). After riding it for two years, I'd pretty much say exactly the same thing about it's characteristics as this review states. It's like riding a couch, which is good for a person with my lack of technical skills. Just point the bike and let 'er rip! It was a good way to dive head first into rocky, technical trails as a new mountain biker because it's very forgiving and builds confidence. But yes, it's soft and saggy in the climbs, and it's time for me to move on to more of an "enduro" bike that can handle chunder but not weigh me down so much on the long, grinding climbs that Colorado riding demands. I hate to say this, because I love Yeti, but it doesn't sound like the 575 has changed very much. If you want one, buy a used one and play to your heart's content. It's super fun to ride and takes a beating, but is not the greatest all-rounder.
KFuller mattwragg's article
Sep 27, 2013 at 14:49
Sep 27, 2013
Video: 12 Months 12 Stories - It's Not Always Sunny in the Movie
I really like the B&W. I think it enhances the sensation of "cold" when watching.
KFuller mattwragg's article
Sep 25, 2013 at 6:40
Sep 25, 2013
To The Point: MIPS
Bicycling Magazine (US) has provided a special, online link to its extensive story about MIPS and helmet regulations -- the histories and testing and status of both. It is worth a read:
KFuller mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2013 at 6:49
Sep 17, 2013
WTB, VP, and Element Case - Interbike 2013
$200+ for a phone case?!? Sorry, but I'll go with the other commentators and buy a cheap, second-hand beater phone to throw in my bag for emergencies. The only use I can see is for people bike touring or racing multi-day, self-supported routes on dirt roads and trails where they need to navigate a complicated route for several days in all kinds of treacherous weather.
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