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Pisgah danielsapp's article
May 6, 2020 at 9:00
May 6, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: Psycle Werks Wild Hare
I owned three Wildhares (one broke (warranty) and the other "wore-out" as Chuck Densford said (I got a crash discount for that frame)). I still have the last (Obviously, I don't ride it anymore). My first was polished with the AD-10. I think I still have some decals. I also still have a very nicely machined bushing press. I liked the bike, but it made me swear-off bushing bikes. The plastic bushings would slowly eat away the frame and cause perma-slop. In later models, I think Chuck added steel inserts at the frame/bushing contact points. I doubt any manufacturer uses bushings at the main pivots anymore.
Pisgah jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 20, 2020 at 6:43
Feb 20, 2020
Throwback Thursday: Vintage John Tomac Footage From the Early 90s
I rode a Mag21 for a while. They were considered top notch! And don't forget looooooong stems and top tubes; very steep head angles; and, of course, nothing but 26. I've still got a 93 Cannondale Delta V that I use on a trainer. The thing is so long, I feel like I'm laying on the top tube. Adds to the trainer suffer-factor.
Pisgah sarahmoore's article
Dec 9, 2019 at 11:47
Dec 9, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Trek Top Fuel - The Featherweight That Packs a Powerful Punch
@brianpark: I don't doubt that seal-up rear shock positioning is better for routing. But I do believe water flowing on fork or shock seals will eventually make its way into the suspension. I'm not suggesting modern seals allow water to openly gush down the stanchions, but the fact remains that water runs directly on the seals. In fact, my forks become contaminated far faster than my (standard mounted) rear shocks. The fork contamination/water is coming from somewhere, most likely from water slowly penetrating the seals. It sounds like the Trek shock is mounted to simply accommodate cable routing, which is probably another side-effect of internal routing. Mybaben makes a good point too.
Pisgah sarahmoore's article
Dec 9, 2019 at 9:46
Dec 9, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Trek Top Fuel - The Featherweight That Packs a Powerful Punch
Why is the rear shock upside down? Now sweat and rain can fall directly on the seals. We already deal with that on the front. And Knock Block? I liked my Trek bikes of the past, but until Trek gets its head on straight, I'm out.
Pisgah PilchardTV's article
Aug 19, 2019 at 8:37
Aug 19, 2019
Video: Spotlight on the Fans in 'Crowdworx' - Crankworx Whistler 2019
I think PB needs more Crankworx articles....
Pisgah mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2019 at 10:30
Aug 15, 2019
Review: Trek's All-New 2020 Fuel EX Trail Bike
"I won't moan too much, but I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't tell you that I bumped up against the steering-stopper while trying to get up technical climbs during roughly half of my rides. Granted, they're probably not the kind of climbs that most riders have to face too often, but it's a factor for me so it might be for you, too." This quote speaks volumes
Pisgah sarahmoore's article
Jul 30, 2019 at 11:36
Jul 30, 2019
Video: Mountain Biker Narrowly Avoids Hitting 2 Bear Cubs
Same thing happened to me once. This all happened very quickly: The cub was to my left and wanted to cross the trail. So the cub ran along side of my front wheel for a second then scampered in front of my wheel to cross the trail. In my peripheral vision to the left, I saw a large dark animal moving (which I presumed to be mom). My stomach dropped and legs kicked into overdrive. The riders behind me had to turn back. I couldn't go back. Very scary moment.
Pisgah singletrackZach's article
Jun 27, 2019 at 10:31
Jun 27, 2019
Randoms - Outerbike Sun Valley 2019
I came close to buying a Jamis Diablo in the late 90s. Thank god the bike shop couldn't get one for me.
Pisgah paulaston's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 6:42
Mar 10, 2019
First Look: Crud Catcher XL Fender
Why can't someone make a fender like the old Dirt Diggler and just forget it...?
Pisgah mikekazimer's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 8:30
Feb 5, 2019
Review: The 2019 Pole Machine Has a Serious Need For Speed
@Mondbiker: Yes. I can say with certainty that not shielding the shock and seals from mud will cause premature wear. Most bikes have the seat tube act as a rear shock fender.
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