Been riding all my life and started dirt in '82 when I lived @ Mammoth. Been in the bike industry since '86. Been all aspects of the IBD shop side to National/International AM and OE side so seen and thing or two. Have had the great honor of working with Sam Patterson (am in Sram), Felix Gimondi, Kelly McGregor, Joe Breeze, Peter Sagan and many others. Also just about every major PM in NA. Amazing the places life takes you.

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NWintheUSA dariodigiulio's article
Aug 28, 2023 at 16:31
Aug 28, 2023
WTB Develops New 750d Wheel Size
Makes sense to me. 700c on 63cm and larger looks like an out of proportion clown car. Correct the trail and move to proper chain stay length for the biggies. Perfect OE application is the KHS Flite 747 (a Leonard Zinn derived bike). That has 200mm cranks and the larger hoops really would be mathematically correct. If there is a market it will catch fire - then get reflected in the larger OE world. We’re talking custom frames for people used to buying special due to their circumstances. I’ve got a GT Tachyon w/ the D size wheels. That one sorta flopped.
NWintheUSA ibiscycles's article
Aug 9, 2023 at 8:10
Aug 9, 2023
Ibis Announces New Oso Price & Specifications
I want a bike that looks just like a Marin Wolf Ridge Pro - lucky me!!
NWintheUSA mattbeer's article
Jul 24, 2023 at 11:20
Jul 24, 2023
Review: Devinci Chainsaw - Primed for the Bike Park
RIP Steve Smith. Pity the article did not mention the bike’s namesake. Long live Chainsaw indeed!
NWintheUSA dariodigiulio's article
Jul 11, 2023 at 15:51
Jul 11, 2023
First Ride: SRAM's New GX Transmission
@hamncheez: Agree and up it a notch: I rode my ti hardtail single speed to switch things up and had a blast. Makes you aware of line choices and make you harden up with momentum. Full boing/gears for lazy fast days - SS/hardtail for days you want a full sensory work out.
NWintheUSA edspratt's article
Jun 27, 2023 at 20:58
Jun 27, 2023
Electric-Powered Weirdness from Eurobike 2023
@BarryWalstead: Totally agree. The robot machine bikes will not be known as “normal”. It’s still a moped - harden up buttercups.
NWintheUSA brianpark's article
Jun 22, 2023 at 8:28
Jun 22, 2023
Brian's Day 1 Randoms - Eurobike 2023
@eddlessride: A bit of hollow crank forging history here. TH Industries/FSA was the first to do a hollow cold forged 7005 series alloy rather than the standard 6000 series (Gravity Light 7005). Very expensive process and at the time 60% stiffer than Saints. If you are a fan of cold forged parts it would be great to see this process carried on and perfected.
NWintheUSA Mandownmedia's article
Jun 12, 2023 at 22:25
Jun 12, 2023
Bike Check: Milan Vader's Cervelo ZFS-5 Short Track Bike
Interesting: “This modification aims to optimize the bike's performance for the demands of short track racing.” Basically we can’t make a properly efficient bike even when locked out. Might as well go full 90’s XC and make the thing of elastomer - that would be more interesting.
NWintheUSA dariodigiulio's article
Jun 11, 2023 at 7:19
Jun 11, 2023
First Look: 2023 GT Fury Carbon DH Bike
Total class move on the supporting the Privateer class winner.
NWintheUSA mattbeer's article
Jun 3, 2023 at 9:15
Jun 3, 2023
Title MTB Releases New Connect Flat Pedal
@BikesBoatsNJeeps: And the original Deore Touring kit!
NWintheUSA mattbeer's article
May 31, 2023 at 23:09
May 31, 2023
Title MTB Releases New Connect Flat Pedal
I’m the 1st to comment - do I win a set?!
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