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MrPink51 jasperwesselman's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 17:28
Oct 20, 2017
One Lap With Luke Strobel - Video
@dustinbmx74: I love how they left this in the video. It's like, Shred, shred, shred, PSA, more shred. I've broken more ribs than I care to think about. Wish someone would have warned me about all the bonehead things I would do later in life.
MrPink51 jasperwesselman's article
Oct 18, 2017 at 13:46
Oct 18, 2017
One Lap With Luke Strobel - Video
Muddy tires + slippery log = "Ah, Hell NO!"
MrPink51 ProductionPrivee's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 12:29
Oct 12, 2017
Production Privée Release New Shan nº5
@ledude: As long as the geo number are good, short travel 29ers are a blast. Would love to see the steel version of the Evil Following. At least in terms of geo.
MrPink51 ProductionPrivee's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 12:02
Oct 12, 2017
Production Privée Release New Shan nº5
@flavio-san: I forgot to mention. You say carbon is cheaper. But I disagree. Although the dollar cost is lower, the long term cost is higher. Look at the environmental impact, the lack of recycling options, and the health hazards, and you will see carbon has a lot of hidden costs, that I for one, am no longer willing to pay.
MrPink51 ProductionPrivee's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 11:58
Oct 12, 2017
Production Privée Release New Shan nº5
@flavio-san: Steel frame should not have a rust issue if it's prepped properly. There's usually an anti-rust coating on the inside, and paint on the out. There are Ti bikes too. Like the Nordest Bardino Ti hardtail. Looking forward to when some of these steel MTN brands do stainless or Ti in a full sus. In terms of weight, I bet a Ti bike could be built up very competitive in terms of weight. I've done the hike a bike over logging trails, climbing on downed timbers. And, yeah... the weight can be notice-able. But, I am going to switch to a steel frame. Very likely this PP Shan.
MrPink51 nolevers's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 15:06
Oct 11, 2017
Downieville Downhill Now Boasts 7,000 Vertical Feet of Descending
@usa-dh-racing: You're crazy. =D I mean that with the utmost amount of respect!
MrPink51 ProductionPrivee's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 14:47
Oct 11, 2017
Production Privée Release New Shan nº5
@PHeller: I agree that complex shapes are easier on a carbon frame. Just look at the differences from carbon to hydro-formed aluminum to steel tubes. But, a lot of the linkages could still work on a steel bike. And, most bikes being ridden are still using a basic single pivot, or horst link. Evil and Yeti have pretty complex suspension designs, but I think you could do a VPP, DW link in steel and that would be pretty rad.
MrPink51 ProductionPrivee's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 13:19
Oct 11, 2017
Production Privée Release New Shan nº5
Because you can sell "High end" plastic at a premium and make it in China for cheap. Sorry, you're right, there are carbon fibers in there too, between all that glue. Carbon and Aluminum are both easier to mass produce, but also worse for the environment. For instance, how do you recycle a carbon frame? Anyone? Shit, man... what's going to happen to all these carbon frames? I've owned a couple carbon frames, I'm guilty too. But, I've moved back to steel. PP has really nailed it with this bike. And, the pricing (and rolling Chassis) shows they are looking out for the consumer. Right on PP!
MrPink51 nolevers's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 13:08
Oct 11, 2017
Downieville Downhill Now Boasts 7,000 Vertical Feet of Descending
60+ MPH, man... you're flying! Honestly, I think your thinking km/h. KOM on 3rd Divide hit 36.9mi/h! But yeah, it's a fast trail for sure.
MrPink51 vernonfelton's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 17:03
Oct 5, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
The rate of new standards is dizzying. While hubs (shown) is a recent issue, I think Bottom Brackets are the worse offender. Partially, because I ride road a lot. But yeah, the lack of standards is pretty damn ridiculous. So, here is my question to the industry panel: Is there some sort of review process that we can put in place to ensure that A) we don't slow down innovation, B) we vet the idea before putting the thing into production, and C) Bicycle brands will realize that by rushing to adopt a new "standard" that ultimately won't be successful long term, they are hurting the community and themselves. Looking right at you big S, with your 142+ hubs. Pfffff!
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