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PHeller RichardCunningham's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 9:18
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Pinkbike Poll: What If....?
@Skooks: Not just that, but having ridden quite a few Knolly I'd best their ride dynamics as "meh".
PHeller RichardCunningham's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 9:17
13 hours
Pinkbike Poll: What If....?
@Skooks: Mmmm nope. I'm talking about aluminum bikes that are as light if not lighter than their carbon versions. Using Knolly as an example is silly, as they don't do anything special with their frames. Their aluminum bikes are significantly heavier than their carbon versions. Liteville on the other hand, produces very lightweight frames from alloy and hasn't gone carbon largely for that reason.
Oct 20, 2017 at 16:15
1 days
PHeller RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 13:59
1 days
Pinkbike Poll: What If....?
The aluminum vs carbon debate needs drive another looking into aluminum frame construction. Specialized is doing it with the Chisel and it's Smart Weld technology, but seriously, we had 4lbs aluminum frames just 5 years ago, but suddenly they've all disappeared: replaced by heavy steel frames or expensive carbon ones.
PHeller COMMENCALbicycles's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 9:06
2 days
Brannigan and the New Commencal Meta HT AM - Video
The problem is that many hardtails are not that light. Everyone will try to sell you on the aggressive hardtails, but most of them are just too damn heavy to justify the price. $800 bucks for a 6.5lbs steel frame? My 160mm full suspension frame weights 7.5lbs. What sense does that make? When you say want lightweight, be critical, ask about frame weight, and don't take "but it's burly" for an answer. Demand under 5lbs, and yes, sometimes that means aluminum or carbon.
PHeller vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 11:00
2 days
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
@jjwillTOmaui: Oh sorry I didn't realize riding was all about the jumps.
PHeller vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 9:01
3 days
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
I'd like to see more lightweight hardtails with proper reach, cheap retail prices, clearance for 275x3.5 or 29x2.6. Bike that can be XC raced on Saturday and bikepacked on sandy/snowy trail on Sunday.
PHeller vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 8:15
3 days
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
Flames incoming: I always though the fascination with long travel hardtails was a quirky one. Especially hardtails that weigh as much as most full-suspension bikes and some frames that cost as much too. To me, hardtail = light/fast/efficient/cheap(er). BMX, Trials, XC, Bikepacking, and general long distance riding all seem like great uses for a hardtail, but there does become a limit. I see so many people oggling $1000 7lbs steel hardtails with 65ยบ HTAs and 160mm forks. What a strange bunch they are. Then again, we're also a group who often prefers to pedal our two-wheeled cycle rather than let the motor do the work, so we're all a bit strange I guess. Even those rigid diehards.
Oct 18, 2017 at 16:14
Oct 18, 2017
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