Trying to bring Christianity into biking. Love every ride.
Mitch7Yeti vernonfelton's article
Mar 2, 2018 at 9:47Mar 2, 2018
Wolf Tooth ReMote Light Action - Review
I have the Sustain kit for my Reverb B1 with a the Remote lever integrated into my XTR brake lever and man, what a ridiculous improvement over stock! Better actuation, perfect lever shape, design, and feel. And the post is much more snappy and rises much faster too. Unquestionably worth the money!
Feb 5, 2018 at 18:23Feb 5, 2018
Spot Mayhem 29 - Review
It was custom built for the guys at Spot by Dirtlabs(?) I believe. I know the guys at Spot so they lent it to me for a bit to try out. The only bad part about it was giving it back.
Feb 5, 2018 at 11:25Feb 5, 2018
Spot Mayhem 29 - Review
I call mine the Flying Tomato. The paint code is Matte Hot Tomato.
Feb 5, 2018 at 11:23Feb 5, 2018
Spot Mayhem 29 - Review
I love my Mayhem, best bike I've ridden for my purposes. Pedals like no other, and with a 140mm Pike it's very capable. I'll be putting on a burlier rear shock and that makes a big difference too. I had a Rollik before it and with a Float X2 it completely changed the feeling of the bike. Glad to see one got reviewed!
Mitch7Yeti paulaston's article
Jan 26, 2018 at 12:04Jan 26, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Does Bike Weight Matter?
I'm curious to hear some people weigh in on this...
Jan 11, 2018 at 12:08Jan 11, 2018
Please read the full ad before contacting me with questions. (I know it's long, sorry.) Thanks! (P.S. Buyer pays all shipping, packing, and PayPal costs) Hey Pinkbike, I have a 100% custom XS mountain bike for sale. Read the full following description for the build/model explanation. This bike began its life as a 2015 Kona Lana'i that I bought to build for my now ex-GF. The only stock part of the bike (original bike shown in last photo) is the frame and headset. Every part was upgraded for maximum performance and custom tailored to suit the riding style of someone who would fit this frame. This bike is NOT female specific, it is a unisex XS frame for people around 4'10" to 5'4" tall. The only reason this bike has "Spot" decals on it is because I ride as a brand ambassador for them and thought it would be a cool touch because the bike was supposed to stay in the "family" so to speak. I thought about getting some Kona stickers off of eBay to properly label it, but honestly at this point I just want to sell it. This build took me about 3.5 months to complete, and the frame was taken down to bare metal and professionally powder coated candy purple (looks amazing in the sunlight, harder to see the proper color in the photos). The bike is absolutely mint, no scratches anywhere, it literally looks new. There is one minor scuff on a stanchion, but it's higher up and literally doesn't affect anything. The wheels spin true and it was just tuned. This bike is perfect for smaller kids, female riders, or anyone who falls in the size range. I showed the bike to some buddies after I got it back from powder coat and they were drooling over how good the purple looked. It hasn't been ridden since I built it, I gave it to her and we broke up shortly after and she gave it back before it was ever ridden. Here's the reasoning behind each part of the build. The fork is the biggest deal for smaller bikes- because riders are always lighter and often most bikes this size you can find are quite cheap, they come with coil forks that light riders can't compress meaning they're essentially riding a rigid bike. Even if it does compress under a lighter rider, the dampening is poor and the fork doesn't hold up long. I put on a Fox Float 32 because it is an air fork with a proven damper- the pressure can just be dropped based on weight until the rider is using their travel effectively. I totally rebuilt the fork when I put this bike together, so it has 0 miles, and fresh oil and new seals. I even custom ordered the lowers decals to match the purple and silver colorway. The drivetrain is an extended range 1x10 (with an 11-42 cassette and a 30t NW chainring) which gives ease of shifting and an amazing range, perfect for the size of a rider fit to this bike. The wheels are tubeless ready which can reduce both flats and rolling weight. (The bike has tubes at this time) The Maxxis tire combo ensures great grip for any rider and low rolling resistance. The short stem and wide bars give amazing control, confidence, and stability to the rider compared to many bikes this size with a long stem and narrow bars. The mechanical disc brakes have great power and were chosen for their ease of use and low maintenance compared to hydraulic disc brakes. Even the carbon seatpost was chosen because it helps take the harsh jarring of aluminum seatposts away. The wheels are 26", which some argue is outdated, but if you're short enough to need a bike this small, then 27.5" or 29" wheels just prove too cumbersome in handling issues and weight to be practical (which is why only the medium through XL sizes in this model come with 27.5" wheels) When I got the bike (pictured stock in the last photo) it weighed 31.04lbs, and as pictured it only weighs 26.74lbs. For someone small enough for this bike, that weight loss is a BIG deal. Any extra weight affects handling and especially pedaling performance. Also as a side note, if you see the price and wonder how a bike that cost $529 new is suddenly worth $775, think about how every part has been upgraded so significantly, along with the custom paintwork and details that went into this thing. I guarantee you'll never find another bike in this size, of this caliber, and with this much attention to detail for a price anywhere near as good. That is, if you can even find one at all. (Trust me, I looked for a long time and couldn't find anything.) Here's a full parts breakdown: Frame: Kona Lana'i (Professionally powder coated candy purple) Fork: Fox Float 32 (New seals, oil, decals) Wheels: Bontrager Duster (Perfect shape, smooth bearings, spin true, tubeless ready) Brakes: Shimano Deore Levers on Tektro Calipers (New cables and housing) Rotors: Shimano RT-66 (180mm front, 160mm rear) Crankset: Race Face Ride Chainring: Race Face NW 30t Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow Plus (w/ clutch and OneUp RAD cage upgrade) Shifter: Shimano Deore (New cable and housing) Chain: SRAM PC-1051 Cassette: Shimano XT (w/ 42t OneUp extender cog) Front Tire: Maxxis High Roller II 26x2.4 (Like new) Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25 (Great shape) Bars: SMAC Innovations (720mm wide) Stem: Intense (50mm) Grips: Ergon GA2 Seat Post: Carbon Fiber (For good comfort and compliance. Also, light weight and looks) Saddle: WTB Speed She (Brand new, can be swapped for a unisex saddle if preferred) If I've left anything out, let me know and I'll get that info to you. The price is firm given the time and money I've invested in building this thing. (Yes, I actually took it from that stock white and orange Kona to what you see in the pics.) I haven't even valued any of the custom work involved in building this thing. Just call, text, or PM me at the number under the "contact" tab above if interested or with any questions. If the ad is up, the bike is still for sale. Serious questions or buyers only please. Let me know if I can help with anything. Thanks for looking!
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Jan 11, 2018 at 12:04Jan 11, 2018
Dec 8, 2017 at 8:23Dec 8, 2017
Hey PB, I have an awesome brand new, never ridden Fox Float DPS Evol rear shock. It came on a bike I bought but I already had a build lined up, so I don't need an extra! No morning hardware included- it is specific to your frame. Shock size is 200x57 of 7.875x2.25. Price is firm, and buyer pays the $15 shipping and PayPal fees (so that means $265 total shipped). Thanks for looking!
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Dec 8, 2017 at 8:17Dec 8, 2017
Mitch7Yeti RichardCunningham's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 12:47Dec 1, 2017
Bike Yoke Shifty: SRAM Derailleur Upgrade - Review
Totally agree guys, I meant no harm by it. I'm OCD about certain things, mainly related to my bikes and truck (think checking the oil and then pressing down on the dipstick 10 times to confirm there's absolutely no chance it's the slightest bit uninserted.)
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