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Paleboy dariodigiulio's article
Jun 29, 2023 at 9:35
Jun 29, 2023
Review: 2023 Yeti SB135
At $10 000, it's heavy for a small-wheeled, small-ish travel, carbon frame machine. The finicky maintenance is not a win either but plenty of dentists will have their tools & wallets ready to roll.
Paleboy mikekazimer's article
Jun 26, 2023 at 4:39
Jun 26, 2023
First Look: 2024 Commencal Meta V5
Terrific bikes but they had more visual flair a half-dozen years ago or so. These days they look like every other generic bike on the market: nowhere near as distinctive.
Paleboy christiefitz's article
Jun 1, 2023 at 11:01
Jun 1, 2023
Check Out: Mons Royale's SS 23 Apparel, A Tiny Torque Wrench & Key Lime Pie Protein Powder Save $200 USD for basically the exact same glasses.
Paleboy dariodigiulio's article
May 4, 2023 at 10:08
May 4, 2023
Ask Pinkbike: Supportive Pedals, Fork Upgrades, Dropper Choices
I've got back and forth extensively over the last 10 years with both the SPD system and the Crankbothers pedals, although I've only used the smallest platforms of SPDs while using both Mallet and the smaller Eggbeater models. The SPDs are much easier to get in and out of, while the eggbeater mechanism seems more vague and noticeably more difficult to engage and disengage: I've had the silliest moments of just toppling over sideways from not being able to unclip quickly enough with the Mallets while dabbing though sections of trail. I've dicked around with pins and shims etc. but it remains a problem. The upside is more float and a better clipped-in feel, at least to me. I really like the added platform support of the Mallet but I'm going to switch over to the Shimano XT Trail SPD this season as they seem to have more platform and appear to be the choice of most of the Pinkbike editors. The internet loves them.
Paleboy mikelevy's article
Dec 15, 2022 at 18:04
Dec 15, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 156 - Fall Field Test Companion & BTS in Whistler
Lots of love here for the too-cool, new and improved yellow Trek Fuel EX - and none to be found for the previous generations apparently - but for $150 CAD (or $100 USD) you can get a headset kit to slacken the HTA 1 or 2 degrees from a number of different companies for almost any bike. These have been around for many years now so it's not like Trek are re-inventing the wheel here on this model in this regard. Also, you still have to cough up extra dough on top of your $10 750 purchase for the privilege.
Paleboy mikelevy's article
Sep 10, 2022 at 3:40
Sep 10, 2022
First Ride: Trek's New Fuel EX Has More Travel & More Adjustments
@charlesnunez: Agreed. I have a 2017 Fuel (which is apparently unrideable there’s days due to its 74 degree STA and 66.5 HTA) and the Knock Block has never been an issue for me on tight technical switchbacks or in any other situation. I’m not defending it as some Trek fanboy and don’t have a problem with them doing away with it if that’s what their engineers decided to go with with the new model. I just don’t understand all of the venom on PB.
Paleboy seb-stott's article
Mar 9, 2022 at 18:53
Mar 9, 2022
Paleboy pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 6, 2022 at 6:20
Feb 6, 2022
Video: $3,800 vs. $10,000 Used Mountain Bike - Budget vs. Baller Episode 8
This is basically the same components as the 2017 Trek Fuel I bought in 2019 for under $2500 CAD. On a budget but saved lots of money by buying a ride that’s a few years old. (Probably not these days with the shortages and supply chain issues) My buddy and I have both gone this route and are happy with our rides. I’d rather have lightly used and scuffed but with decent, reliable components than $6000 with lousy entry-level components.
Paleboy seb-stott's article
Jan 24, 2022 at 9:09
Jan 24, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: How Reliable Are Modern Mountain Bikes?
The aftermarket E13 cassette has been by far the biggest headache on my ride over the last 2 years: the top section split in half one season and then the bottom aluminum section had a bunch of cogs just randomly shear right off the next. To their credit, they did warranty it both times but overall I lost about 2 or 3 months of riding due to it, which is a big deal up in Canada where we have a shorter window to ride in decent weather. (Also my only MTB due to budget and space)
Paleboy mattbeer's article
Jan 7, 2022 at 14:53
Jan 7, 2022
Spotted: Another Prototype High Pivot Bike in North Vancouver [Updated with Responses from Rocky & Commencal]
I’m jealous of that ride: next used gravel bike when they become available
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