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NickB01 mikekazimer's article
Oct 16, 2017 at 20:23
23 hours
Santa Cruz Nomad 4 - Review
You could get a YT Capra, they're 170 front and back, look incredible, and won't cost you nearly as much.
NickB01 AJBarlas's article
Oct 16, 2017 at 15:12
1 days
Rémy Métailler Denied US Entry, Won't Be At Rampage
This years Rampage is going to be the biggest the world has ever seen, believe me.
NickB01 mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2017 at 14:12
1 days
TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brake - Review
@TheRaven: But here's the funny thing, it's opinions like yours that drive the "silly" long-term, heated debate: "This whole argument centered over "modulation" is so silly. If you take "lever feel" out of the equation, Shimano's brakes are in another league. I mean you need SRAM's four-piston brakes just to match the power of Shimano's two-piston brakes. SRAM has nothing for Shimano's four-piston sets. And then reliability? There's no contest." Pretty aggressive argument no? I disagree so massively with that statement that I then have to give my opposite opinion, wherein I won't ride Shimano brakes on my bikes. When in actual fact yes, the difference over-all is small. Everyone just ride your damn bike.
NickB01 mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 14:01
Oct 12, 2017
TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brake - Review
@rcybak: You don't seem to have a very good understanding of modulation, no one thinks modulation is the inability to lock a brake by squeezing hard. Its the fact that I don't have to use all that power that makes good modulation, and something Shimano struggles more with. As Mike clearly states, being able to easily control the line between too much and too little braking, and therefore continuous rolling traction, is a major benefit. @bentown: Shimano has almost as many reliabilty issues as Sram, deal with it. I have a faulty Saint with a sticky lever blade in my garage right now.
NickB01 mattwragg's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 18:28
Oct 5, 2017
Opinion: Save the DH Bike?
@endlessblockades: Same here, I plan to race both DH and Enduro on my Capra this season. I haven't ridden a DH bike in a while and I feel comfortable with my current 170mm setup.
NickB01 brianpark's article
Oct 1, 2017 at 14:34
Oct 1, 2017
The Bike That Won the Championship - Finale Ligure EWS 2017
So... Flat pedals, 32T chainring with Eagle, no water bottle mounts, normal frame reach, no super long dropper, and normal bar width? He clearly doesn't give a cr*p about modern 'trends', and I love it!
NickB01 mikekazimer's article
Sep 29, 2017 at 22:19
Sep 29, 2017
SRAM Code RSC Brakes - Review
Not for a while, but I know a few bikes will start coming out with them next year as an OEM special.
NickB01 mikekazimer's article
Sep 1, 2017 at 13:08
Sep 1, 2017
e*thirteen's New 29er DH Wheelset and Tires - Eurobike 2017
@hamncheez: I'm pretty sure it isn't, the Capra is. The 27.5 Jeffsy may not have the same impact as the 29er, but it's my pick of the two bikes.
NickB01 pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 27, 2017 at 15:17
Aug 27, 2017
Final Results - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
@jaame: EWS riders use alloy as they can be 'fixed' easier on trail, they'd still be stuffed but at least somewhat rideable to minimise time loss over the remainder of the day. DH runs are one sprint, and carbon rims are more reliable with teams going through significantly less rims per year - Gwin ran one set most of last year, the SC Syndicate wheel / rim replacements went down almost 94% switching to carbon between 2010 and 2012, yet how many rims does the average alloy rider go through at Ft William alone? Yeah it was a nightmare for Minnaar, but thats because he hit a bad line and his tyre came off. But if you want to rank rim performance based on a tyreless run on one of the toughest DH tracks in the world then go nuts.
NickB01 pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 8, 2017 at 17:25
Aug 8, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Tubeless Setup, Cleat Trouble, Wide Tires
@BenPea: I'm used to jamming my foot into Mallets with reckless abandon, even if you miss you're still quite secure on the pedal - easy stuff. However, on one of my first road rides using Shimano SPD road pedals, when the lights changed I went for the sprint and went to jam my foot into the pedal. I hit the none clip side, my foot slipped off at great speed and I went flying sideways into the very old man beside me, knocking him off his bike and into the middle of the road. I was the very definition of the "SPDs made me look like a f*ckwit at the traffic light" guy...
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