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Kiotae dan-roberts's article
Sep 7, 2020 at 6:44
Sep 7, 2020
First Ride: Privateer's New 141 Trail Bike - Across The Pond Beaver
100% agreed. I'm at 66 HTA and 76 STA and wouldn't really want anything more progressive for all around riding. Sure, some trails it would be nice to have more progressive geometry, but overall, it would be a negative. Same goes for super high AS numbers, they're counterproductive for more of the trails around here.
Sep 3, 2020 at 13:09
Sep 3, 2020
Cane Creek Announces the DB Kitsuma Shock
Great, as if my 6 year old doesn't have enough suspension nobs on my bike to mess with when I'm not looking.
Kiotae mikelevy's article
Aug 26, 2020 at 13:00
Aug 26, 2020
Field Test: 9 XC Bikes & the Grim Donut VS the Huck to Flat
The Grim Donut just screams "full face helmet or you're buying your dentist a Yeti."
Kiotae mikelevy's article
Aug 24, 2020 at 16:52
Aug 24, 2020
Field Test: 9 XC Bikes & the Grim Donut VS Impossible Climb
It appears a few folks aren't familiar with Poe's Law.
Kiotae mikelevy's article
Aug 24, 2020 at 7:31
Aug 24, 2020
Field Test: 9 XC Bikes & the Grim Donut VS Impossible Climb
Any other East Coasters look at this and shrug at the difficulty? I know cameras don't always convey gradient well, but this looks like basically every climb around me but with a few less roots/rocks and not as steep. Not saying I can clean this sort of stuff every time, but I know A LOT of riders who can zip up this terrain w/o a thought.
Kiotae mikekazimer's article
Aug 18, 2020 at 15:28
Aug 18, 2020
Ask Pinkbike: Fixing Rattling Brake Pads, Best Backcountry Bike, & Are Shock Lockouts Necessary?
I think this question provides the answer. Kidding, couldn't help myself.
Kiotae mikelevy's article
Aug 18, 2020 at 5:51
Aug 18, 2020
Field Test: Revel Ranger - It Just Wants to Party
@LeoTProductions: Yep, that's why I brought it up here. Although personally I'm happy with less than 100%. @eicca: For me, I'm not even after "pedals like a hard tail when seated", I'll gladly take a small efficiency loss to maintain traction. My normal climbs are steep, rooty, rocky and often damp. I ride a Knolly Fugitive with a coil which in no way feels snappy or fast on the climbs, yet easily outpaces the high AS bikes I've ridden on the same routes. Of course, on a long gravel slog it would be a different story, but I have a lever for that.
Kiotae mikelevy's article
Aug 17, 2020 at 9:14
Aug 17, 2020
Field Test: Revel Ranger - It Just Wants to Party
Unpopular opinion: AS values have gone too far to the point of being counterproductive for how a lot of folks ride. Fast feeling =/= fast all the time. Sure, high AS is great on gravel climbs, but on technical climbs there's way more to it than just having "efficient" suspension. It's the same reason that pumping your tires up to 35 psi feels zippy, but doesn't actually make you faster.
Kiotae jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 21, 2020 at 3:50
Jul 21, 2020
Yeti Celebrates 35th Anniversary by Releasing $9,900 Limited Edition ARC Hardtail
First time I've ever seen a limited edition bike cheaper than normal brand pricing.
Kiotae mikelevy's article
Jul 16, 2020 at 10:16
Jul 16, 2020
Why Are We Using 12-Speed Drivetrains? - The Explainer
My 12s SLX derailleur works great with my eagle shifter and cassette. Better than the eagle derailleur and way easier to set up since you don't have to use that stupid plastic b-tension tool.
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