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NickB01 henryquinney's article
Feb 28, 2023 at 9:59
Feb 28, 2023
Review: Crankbrothers' New Mallet Trail Pedals
FWIW my Mallet 2s are coming up on 12 years old with one bearing replacement and one axle replacement (snapped on a massive flat landing in Whistler which was fair), and my Mallet DHs are coming up on 8 years old and haven't had any service work done on them, so in terms of reliability I'd say mine have proven to be quite reliable.
NickB01 edspratt's article
Nov 5, 2021 at 4:29
Nov 5, 2021
Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
@truenorthsimon: I haven't come across 533d before so had to Google it, it did not disappoint #PEES
NickB01 henryquinney's article
Sep 12, 2021 at 2:59
Sep 12, 2021
Field Test: 2022 GT Force Carbon - Longer, Lower, Idler
@mtbtrekracer: I'm coming from a Capra Pro Race which was carbon everything and very stiff and quiet, so the more mid-level alloy A2 was always going to be an interesting change. I think the flex I'm feeling comes from the independent rear seatstays and 29er rear wheel - it's not too bad just noticeable by comparison. My plan was to get inside the frame and foam it up nice and tight to get rid of the cable movement, however there aren't any easy ways to get into the downtube on the alloy model so no easy fixes unfortunately. I spent a few days in Whistler with a rental Fury and got along with that very well, so quite interested to try out the new Force. Ideally I'd love to spend a bit of time with both options to see which one works best, though based on the current market I'd be lucky to see either in the flesh any time soon!
NickB01 henryquinney's article
May 19, 2021 at 4:17
May 19, 2021
First Look: The All New YT Capra Covers Both 29" and Mixed Wheeled Platforms
Not to take away from your from your bizarre one man rampage against YT bikes, but if you're going to go down that route it's worth noting Ferdinand Porsche was quite literally a decorated member of the Nazi party... Just sayin'
NickB01 mikekazimer's article
Oct 18, 2019 at 2:01
Oct 18, 2019
First Look: The 2020 Commencal Furious is Bike Park & Freeride Friendly
You'll also notice on the Race model the lowers are from the Boxxer 29 and photoshopped on poorly - if you look carefully you'll see two rebound adjusters.
NickB01 jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 4, 2019 at 2:24
Oct 4, 2019
SRAM AXS and Eagle Boss Joins YT as Head of Development
@b45her: I call bullshit on your statements, having previously dealt with all service and warranty issues for YT in Australasia over the past 4 years - which covers thousands of YT bikes - I never dealt with half the issues you're talking about. I saw one alignment issue, a couple of threaded bolts which isn't abnormal for any brand, and I can assure you the carbon frames had a miniscule structural failure rate. And fyi, no YT frame uses Torx heads anymore, and hasn't done since 2017. The only thing that is even remotely accurate is the e13 droppers were less than brilliant, and the recent TRS+ rims were a bit soft, but otherwise completely talking out your arse.
NickB01 jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 4, 2019 at 2:07
Oct 4, 2019
SRAM AXS and Eagle Boss Joins YT as Head of Development
FFS - Gwin was far from 'ditched'. YT offered him a contract extension at his already high rate, but he tried to jack up his price and when he found out YT wouldn't pay it he left to go find a team that would. When he found out no one else would take him he tried to go back to YT after their offer had expired, who told him to take a hike. Why do you think he had to make his own team?
NickB01 mikekazimer's article
Aug 13, 2019 at 22:41
Aug 13, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Enduro is Bigger & Burlier Than Ever
That's alright, show them with your $$$. If you don't buy it they might bring out a 27.5 version that we actually want to buy...
NickB01 mikekazimer's article
Aug 13, 2019 at 22:31
Aug 13, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Enduro is Bigger & Burlier Than Ever
@zyoungson: all 3 of mine have been smooth as butter, and given my job in a previous life I know the failure rate like the back of my hand - any QC issues were no worse than I've seen from many other brands including Specialized. Capra's are good bikes, I'd still recommend them to anyone.
NickB01 mikekazimer's article
Jul 18, 2019 at 2:31
Jul 18, 2019
Freeride's Alive - Riding the 2020 Yeti SB165
@mikekazimer: The wheel size debate is silly as I don't give a damn what others ride, but it's no longer about which is better but rather a fight to remain relevant as the industry seems keen to push 27.5 out of the picture. Don't mistake, I've really enjoy riding a bunch of solid 29's, but the 27.5 equivalent has always been better for me and I'd like the option to keep it around. When every review of new bikes only pushes 29ers, and you list traits of 27.5 bikes as being a negative for simply not being a 29er of course the uninformed public are going to steer in the that direction, and just based on the above comments there's no denying the bias recently. Do you know the amount of customers I've spoken to recently who thought they should buy a 29er but had no idea why, in many cases being the complete opposite of how they actually liked to ride? But here's the main point: you can't say 'pick the bike that makes you happiest' when you don't have that option anymore.
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