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MikerJ danielsapp's article
Jun 15, 2018 at 17:09
Jun 15, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Use Tire Inserts?
FTDs are a godsend on our old school DH. It's fast, steep, rocky, and slick where you need both traction and rim protection. And yes, I run them with the heaviest DH tires I can find.
MikerJ mikekazimer's article
Jun 1, 2018 at 18:17
Jun 1, 2018
The World's Longest DH Bike: Isak Leivsson's Pole Machine 200 - Fort William World Cup 2018
@coadymacmillan: They can use two smaller, thinner tubes - one on each side of the shock. This is said to give the same strength at the same weight, but the tubes themselves become more prone to damage being thinner.
MikerJ mikekazimer's article
Jun 1, 2018 at 18:14
Jun 1, 2018
The World's Longest DH Bike: Isak Leivsson's Pole Machine 200 - Fort William World Cup 2018
@Asmodai:This is incredibly clever and consistent. The measures of weights and distance are actually tied together.
MikerJ mikekazimer's article
May 29, 2018 at 3:37
May 29, 2018
Review: Ibis Ripmo
Or vs the Yeti 5.5...
MikerJ mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2018 at 19:54
May 22, 2018
Review: MRP Ribbon Coil Fork
I had to talk with MRP about this myself before I could wrap my head around it. It functions similarly to a HSC adjustment. Actually I'd say it has quite a pronounced effect on preventing bottom out, but doesn't seem to create much high speed damping early in the travel - which is good in theory at least. I like the fork. It works well. If it remains smooth and is easy to service I'll be a happy camper. The review mimics what I've felt about the fork for the most part. What I noticed most about the fork is its "composure" with fast hard descents. Can't say it feels a whole lot smoother/plusher, but it does feel more "controlled". I know that is pretty subjective, but it does let me ride faster. I may be all wet, but my theory on air forks is the rebound coming out of deep travel on a highly progressive air spring is too much for the rebound damper to handle at that point in travel and that creates a less controlled, less damped feeling.
MikerJ mikekazimer's article
May 19, 2018 at 19:06
May 19, 2018
First Ride: Pivot's New Trail 429
@TheOriginalTwoTone: rims are disposable. Good hubs are not. Retiring a beat rear dh wheel leaves a good hub left over for a rebuild. Unless u r a xc racer one burly hub standard fits across the board.
MikerJ mikekazimer's article
May 18, 2018 at 7:02
May 18, 2018
First Ride: Pivot's New Trail 429
@dan23dan23: What is wrong with that is people are not quick enough to realize it is just a standard DH axel width. Been around a long time. The idea of using the same hub on my dh and trail bike... pretty good if you ask me. Pivot not selling the bike as a frame only is the bigger issue. My understanding is because too many riders can not of grasp the hub is basically a dh hub. They get confused very easily, couldn’t build up the bike, and make pb jokes about it.
MikerJ mikekazimer's article
May 3, 2018 at 15:06
May 3, 2018
4 Reasons Why You Should Enter a Race This Year - Opinion
Super D was the "working man's" race. A race you could show up to on your trail bike and win. Great idea. What happened to that?
MikerJ paulaston's article
Apr 25, 2018 at 6:24
Apr 25, 2018
Renthal Push-On Grip Ultra Tacky – Review
These look nice but just always end up coming back to Oury's. Not sure why but I just can't get use to smaller diameter grips - never could. My mits aren't that big either.
MikerJ raceface's article
Apr 18, 2018 at 18:23
Apr 18, 2018
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