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Mtn-Goat-13 sarahmoore's article
May 10, 2021 at 10:06
6 hours
6 New Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2020
@nurseben I have been using Shadow Conspiracy (bmx) shin guards for dangerous / park / ultra-gnar MTB and they are light, breathable, and work well - easily underlap any pad I use (Gform E-line & Pro X2's). Easily has stopped the shin-rakings I was getting for a while... and like $35/40. Cheeeep.
Mtn-Goat-13 nkrohan's article
May 10, 2021 at 9:56
6 hours
Ridden & Rated: 11 of the Best New Men's Riding Pants
@SuperHighBeam: great input thx - I actually have some Norrona gear but shy of their wacky sizing standards (or stated sizes) it fits quite well - I have a 2013 fleece that still looks bomber, fits well & people ask about constantly b/c now they don't make that style & it still looks mod & fresh. I have looked into their pants but at $2-300 / pair, haven't jumped. Totally true about US Big & Tall - its for huge people, not tall / skinny. We have no place in this world... Just learned of this yesterday - check out dirtyridesmtbapparel.com - custom made / fit stuff you can have made exactly to your measurements for pants, shorts, jerseys (incl prints too I think) so I'm def thinking of a bulk order for this midsummer for fall. They have a 5-6 week turnaround time.
Mtn-Goat-13 mikelevy's article
May 10, 2021 at 9:51
6 hours
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers
@brianpark: Will do... no low-hanging fruit jokes for short people here. I assumed you might be an expert on any bike topic, but I wasn't aware of either 1) your inseam or 2) sensitivity to tall rider topics and 3) I'll be sure to also ignore short-rider questions too (since I already do) so it'll all balance out. You have enough expertise & humor otherwise to more than make up for the lack of input on this one. Heads up to other tall riders that dirtyridesmtbapparel.com (UK) offers custom pants / shorts, jerseys, etc - just learned of this after this post so that's a start.
Mtn-Goat-13 nkrohan's article
Apr 29, 2021 at 19:39
Apr 29, 2021
Ridden & Rated: 11 of the Best New Men's Riding Pants
@CHsurfer: This is way late but what size pant did you buy & whats the actual inseam on it? Endura does not list inseams anywhere at all - just waist, and Med is "33-35" - that's it. Curious what size you got. I'm 6'5'' but wear a 32 or 33 waist & 34 inseam but most mtb pants seem to be floods vs. longer these days, the reverse of what you'd expect
Mtn-Goat-13 alicialeggett's article
Apr 28, 2021 at 15:50
Apr 28, 2021
Burning Question: How Long Are Bike Shop Service Lead Times Right Now?
I'm in western NC which is flush w/ riders but most shops can still do quick-n-dirty quickie work on the fly, but otherwise its a week out to "schedule" then 3-4 waiting on the bike after dropping it off which is just slack. 1) I totally get having to book out a week or two - fine. But when anyone's slot is coming up, don't sit on the bike for 3-4 days - get software that lets you know what work has been completed and whats coming up and ETA to dropping the bike off within a few hrs or day - ON DECK 2) that being said once CV19 hit and every Dick & Tom flooded the shops w/ their outdated 90's & 2000's crap that's hardly worth fixing - I bought tools & started reading / watching vids not just on repairs but on normal maintenance, so i've saved $100s and lots of otherwise lost ride time by doing my own work vs. bitching about my ride sitting in a shop 3-4 days AFTER the scheduled "appointment" 3) wheels are the exception to my gripes. Wheels are the most complex bike part to work on so I don't bother. On out one of my local shops installed spokes incorrectly & then stripped all the nipples truing the wheel, I bought a new wheelset from a certified badass locally who can easily replace spokes or true the new set w/o problem. This is the kind of thing no video or book is ever going to teach you. Wheels are something you prob have to wait on, at least for now. Its 2021 - the software (or just brainpower) exists now to just have people schedule out ahead of time then drop the bike off just before it can be worked on.
Mtn-Goat-13 mikekazimer's article
Apr 24, 2021 at 10:08
Apr 24, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 58: Debunking Mountain Biking's Biggest Myths
@GBangShredder: Good to know - agreed. Funny that most other scribblers here are so unwilling to just discuss anything, its all Hatfields & McCoys opinion backed by pitchforks. I prob won't bother anymore. People with injuries would argure your last point (as would I as I age & get more crumbly & pathetic). I'm would also not compare pedal vs. ebike as "sports" and find zero interest in watching ebike anything. Will say that e-riders trying to nuke pedal riders strava times are douches tho. Have had to rat out a few of those in my local riding area where ebikes aren't even allowed by they have gall enough to attempt to take out koms / top 10s from standard riders. That's truly lame.
Mtn-Goat-13 mikekazimer's article
Apr 23, 2021 at 16:24
Apr 23, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 58: Debunking Mountain Biking's Biggest Myths
After banging my head against the wall of ebike Libs & pedal-only Cons here I've decided both crews ain't homeys, are whining c***'s who can't discuss or even consider other's ideas, and who are little better than your angry windbagging granddad - nothing but dogma & cliches & BS...why bother trying to discuss either of these two-wheeled terrorists. What bores On a better topic: my intro to PB years ago was that Levy was a jerk & why is he so annoying but I quickly got on Team Levy pretty quick. Now, with 3 weeks of no Levy in the podcast I find myself ear-surfing the podcast from the beginning to hear his antics. Levy: your are missed. Some (and maybe not most) of us will be happy when you get done playing ice shuffleboard...
Mtn-Goat-13 mikekazimer's article
Apr 23, 2021 at 16:10
Apr 23, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 58: Debunking Mountain Biking's Biggest Myths
@GBangShredder: Fair enough - I'm sure the e-runners will have their own Olympics & strava segements soon. My points in all this are 1) ebikes are here to stay, like it or not and I'm not an ebiker and 2) all the down-arrowing here is laughable at best, a cowardly anonymous attempt to shut others out even if they are annoying jerks. Thought I'd get in the mix & comment, discuss, but there's no real discussion here - just brick wall opinions on all sides & a wizzing match that looks more like FB than homeys. Prob won't bother much again w/ all the snowflakes on all sides here. Came to talk riding, not skiiing
Mtn-Goat-13 mikekazimer's article
Apr 23, 2021 at 7:57
Apr 23, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 58: Debunking Mountain Biking's Biggest Myths
@fabwizard: can't seem to reply anywhere now, maybe for typing p**** (with the stars). Ah, the snowflakes today. Why even bother
Mtn-Goat-13 mikekazimer's article
Apr 22, 2021 at 14:30
Apr 22, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 58: Debunking Mountain Biking's Biggest Myths
Saw both comments below - I hear ya and def agree about the US / UK nonsense & gobshite (damn, love that word) BS by instigators. But this is bikes and tho I'm not on team ebike - they are in fact here to stay, spam comments or not. I hear ya, but its probably just better to let people speak & totally ignore them vs. taking them on. I dont' see any e vs. reg bike holocausts coming up either (in my area they're entirely not allowed - so far) so its not even an issue yet. Also - whats' the "lie" here - ebikes are better than analog? Easily happening in politics - not seeing that on Pinkbike forums... Ditto that opinions not all w/ same value - but this isn't Fakebook w/ Russian bots Bendovers who want a king vs. a president so the analogy seems extreme. Case in point: I got a bunch down-arrows just for saying "ebikes are here to stay and if you don't like one, don't buy one" - when I could care fucking less about ebikes at all, just acknowledging the reality of their existence & sales. Facts. Result: rabid whack-a-mole cowards shove down my comment to eliminate it. Ultimately I don't give a shit - this is just bikes & a comment board, but it is zealous & fundamentalist censorhip at its root to do that - this is just bikes. I feel pretty good discussing those here even with dipshits.
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