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MortalWombat mattwragg's article
Oct 14, 2012 at 1:49
Oct 14, 2012
Roc D'Azur 2012: Yasujiro Speedbike
Run 20" tires, and drop the seat until it is just barely above the rear wheel. Throw pegs on the rear axle for your feet and pegs further up for your knees. Drop the bars a few inches (run a shorter head tube if possible), and strap 60lbs of barbell weights low down on the frame. Find a really, really big hill.
MortalWombat mattwragg's article
Oct 14, 2012 at 1:40
Oct 14, 2012
Roc D'Azur 2012: Yasujiro Speedbike
This is a very pretty but not particularly functional version of a gravity bike. The real thing has 20 wheels, much, much lower seating position, and usually some barbell weights thrown on to increase terminal velocity. For those people who say road bikes are faster, I can tell you with certainty that they are not. I have passed cars on a freeway on mine (around 75mph), and I have a super shitty one based on a bastardized BMX frame. I know a guy with a much nicer one than mine who broke 85 coming down Mt. Hood, according to his GPS. These things also can carry speed through a corner much better than any road bike, assuming you have decent tires (Maxxis Hookworms are one of the better tires availible for 20"). There is simply nothing on two wheels without a motor that can touch a gravity bike.
MortalWombat JulianCoffey's article
Oct 9, 2012 at 10:07
Oct 9, 2012
Red Bull Rampage 2012 - Saturday: Utah Yard Sale
Man, doing this shit without at least a neck brace is pure insanity. I don't even want to WATCH this stuff without my Leatt on. Seriously, I'm not one for mandating protective gear, but someone is going to get killed at one of these events if Redbull doesn't start requiring at least a basic level of protection.
MortalWombat nouser's article
May 18, 2012 at 17:16
May 18, 2012
Reality Redesigned: The GAUNTLET Ep7:HAB-1
Where do the wheels go? All the tubes are bent in the wrong direction... Also, this completely skips over the main reason to have a pivot around the bottom bracket, which is that allows you to run a single speed setup without a chain tensioner. Commencial, Kona, and a number of others make a bikes with bottom bracket pivots for that reason:, That shock placement is terrible as well. Having a partial top tube like that creates a massive bending moment about the end connected to the head tube. Basically, the basic idea is alright for a 4x or slopestyle bike, but it isn't particularly innovative and this particular execution is poorly done.
MortalWombat nouser's article
Apr 10, 2012 at 17:15
Apr 10, 2012
RR Peoples Choice Award: All Mountain Gearbox Frame
The internals of the gearbox are what would make this bike unique. Why aren't there any detailed diagrams of it? Swoopy front triangles and the imaginary carbon forks do nothing for me. I want details! Also, render your models in perspective, not parallel. Parallel is useful for design work, but it makes everything look wonky as hell.
MortalWombat fraserbritton's article
Apr 2, 2012 at 10:08
Apr 2, 2012
A Final Day at the Fork.
The bottom of the closest trail to the river is at least a mile away, and the entire area is undergoing clearcut logging. There was absolutely no harm coming to the environment as a result of the trails at North Fork.
MortalWombat MortalWombat's photo
Feb 19, 2012 at 19:21
Feb 19, 2012
It depends on where you are.

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Jan 29, 2012 at 16:18
Jan 29, 2012
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Jan 29, 2012 at 16:17
Jan 29, 2012

Specialized Big Hit (medium)

$200 USD
I bought this frame used and rode it for a little less than a year without any issues. I serviced the pivot bearings about 6 months ago, so those should be good to go for the foreseeable future. It is cosmetically... rough around the edges, let's say. It is in great shape mechanically, however, and it has a lot of riding left in it. No dents or cracks, just a lot of scratches and cable rub, and a little chain-slap. -Adjustable travel (5.5" or 6.3") -Fox Vanilla R shock (500lbs x 2.30 spring installed) -3 way adjustable motion ratio -5.4" head tube -73mm BB shell -Sweet "Shred the Gnar" sticker Throw some decent components on it and it would make a great Whistler bike. I rode it there 2 or 3 times, and it did just fine.

MortalWombat hanussen's photo
Dec 7, 2011 at 22:23
Dec 7, 2011
Psh, that's pussy shit. Check this thing out:

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