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KJP1230 Polygonbikes's article
Aug 6, 2019 at 7:39
Aug 6, 2019
Video: Kurt Sorge and Friends Send Huge Chutes
The technical ability of the riders and the drone pilot are outrageous. If we dialed back the 360 spins/perspective changes of the drone footage by 35%, I think we've dialed-in the new standard for how to shoot our sport.
KJP1230 sarahmoore's article
Jul 29, 2019 at 20:35
Jul 29, 2019
First Ride: Yeti's 2020 SB140 Doesn't Want to Be Confined by Race Tape
@dontcoast: Yep. I suggested the longer offset since you'd be reducing travel, increasing head angle, etc.
KJP1230 sarahmoore's article
Jul 29, 2019 at 10:35
Jul 29, 2019
First Ride: Yeti's 2020 SB140 Doesn't Want to Be Confined by Race Tape
At a minimum, the 130 and 140 are different from the 150 and 165. The shocks on the later mount to the down tube instead of the seat tube.
KJP1230 sarahmoore's article
Jul 29, 2019 at 10:10
Jul 29, 2019
First Ride: Yeti's 2020 SB140 Doesn't Want to Be Confined by Race Tape
Funny you mention this. I've always noted that the industry (in general) seems to "jump forward" about every 4-5 years. Once you see the trend, it makes your buying/upgrade interval pretty straight forward. :)
KJP1230 sarahmoore's article
Jul 29, 2019 at 10:06
Jul 29, 2019
First Ride: Yeti's 2020 SB140 Doesn't Want to Be Confined by Race Tape
As you'll note in most of the reviews, this take on geo requires a "forward shift" in rider weight to get the best from the bike. For those that ride aggressively, a 36 is absolutely the right call. Yeti says it all the time "we build our bikes for where we ride." If you live in Denver, or plenty of other places with chunky, gnarly trails as your everyday, you'll understand that a 36 is very much deserved descents.
KJP1230 sarahmoore's article
Jul 29, 2019 at 9:59
Jul 29, 2019
First Ride: Yeti's 2020 SB140 Doesn't Want to Be Confined by Race Tape
@dthomp325: You could always under-fork the spec build on the 130. Swap out to a 52mm offset 130mm Fox 34. Dramatic change to head angle and less weight. Eliminates the need for Yeti to make a bike at literally every possible travel range.
KJP1230 sarahmoore's article
Jul 29, 2019 at 8:42
Jul 29, 2019
First Ride: Yeti's 2020 SB140 Doesn't Want to Be Confined by Race Tape
I really don't get the "Yeti = Bling" thinking. Their prices for complete bikes seem exactly in line with similar bikes/spec from Specialized, Trek, Santa Cruz, Ibis, etc. Hell, even their frame sets are only 10% more expensive than mid-tier brands like Transition, while offering a newer take on geo and a more sophisticated suspension layout. Are they as affordable as a Guerilla Gravity, nope. As budget conscious as a Giant or Marin - nah. But they make kick ass machines with exceptional suspension attributes.
KJP1230 mikelevy's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 20:56
Dec 4, 2018
Field Test: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29
I could not agree with you more. It takes all of 2 seconds, and you can do it on the fly. It instantly takes a bike which is a killer on the way down, and make it a respectable climber. We're all looking for the downhill bike which will climb well - but flipping a switch a few times a ride is too high a price? C'mon!
KJP1230 mikekazimer's article
Aug 29, 2018 at 12:30
Aug 29, 2018
Video Interview: Leo Kokkonen, Pole Bicycles' Founder
CNC allows you to fabricate the bike in 2 pieces and glue/bolt the frame pieces together. This is essential for 7075 aluminum, as it cannot be welded. 7075 aluminum offers many advantages over traditional 6061 and 7005 aluminum alloys, with strength and stiffness on par with steel, better weight and longer fatigue life. Seems like a novel, aesthetically interesting and all around kick-ass application when you are trying to find an alternative to carbon.
KJP1230 mikekazimer's article
Aug 19, 2016 at 10:02
Aug 19, 2016
Trek Slash 29 - First Ride: Crankworx Whistler 2016
So now that Trek has gotten rid of the "full floater", what separates this suspension from Dave Weagles Split Pivot found on DeVinci (i.e. a fancy term for a single pivot that brakes ever-so-slightly better, but not as well as a horst link)?
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