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Ricardino danielsapp's article
Dec 11, 2018 at 1:15
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Field Test: Giant Trance Advanced 29
I was sold on this bike until I saw that it has a press fit bottom bracket. Really! 2019 and we haven't gotten rid of press fit yet?
Ricardino mikelevy's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 1:46
Dec 7, 2018
Field Test: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29
"1) Thank you for acknowledging that a bike doesn't pedal particularly well even though you were more kind than I would have been. They pedal like a wet mattress imo." I agree, I have a Stumpy as well. I think they should emphasize this point even more though, they didn't put this issue in the Cons section and it looks like a lot of these guys are missing the hint and the bike is still getting a lot of praise. This is a trail bike and it should pedal well, to today's standards, and it doesn't. It's just too bobby when pedaling through rough sections and I end up having to lock up the shock. I've tried to adjust the shock but I just can't seem to find a good tune/middle ground. It's definitely the FSR system which I think needs a complete redesign. As far as the geometry, I think there are people who will love it. This bike is shorter than most of today but I think it fills a niche for people who want shorter bikes.
Ricardino mikelevy's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 1:18
Dec 7, 2018
Field Test: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29
It's not just climbing, I end up having to lock out the suspension when pedaling through rough sections on my Stumpy because it just bobs too much. I've tried adjusting it but I can't seem to find a good middle ground for climbing and descending. The FSR system needs a complete revamp.
Ricardino mikekazimer's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 23:34
Dec 6, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB150
But if any of these frames are worth big money it's this Yeti. The attention to the rear supension design and frame details are way above the others. Compare this frame with the Specialized that they just field test for example, what they are charging for that is a joke.
Ricardino mikelevy's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 12:53
Dec 5, 2018
Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9
@mikelevy: I'm totally hooked on these field tests! I think they're the best thing out there right now.
Ricardino YTIndustries's article
Nov 22, 2018 at 12:44
Nov 22, 2018
YT Introduces New Limited Edition Top-Spec Alloy Capra
@DrPete: usually the lower cost carbon models are made with lower grade carbon so.....
Ricardino mikelevy's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 1:49
Nov 4, 2018
SunRace's New 1X Drivetrain is for the Groms - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
It's great to see that Sunrace recognizes the need for more options on kids bikes. Like others have said here, the lack of smaller crank options is the biggest problem when building our kids bikes and not being able to easily change things out as the kids grow. BTW I put a Sunrace 11-46 11spd cassette on my bike and I am very satisfied with the quality.
Ricardino VitusBikes's article
Nov 1, 2018 at 4:59
Nov 1, 2018
Vitus Launches 2019 Mountain Bikes
These bikes are killer! I spend a lot of time on an Escarpe riding knarly rocky trails when I'm in Spain and every time I think, I wish my bike felt more like this, the one that I paid 1100 more euros on that starts with an S. Unfortunately I have to stick with mine for a while but a few months ago I bought my wife a Sentier and I find myself sneaking off with it :)
Ricardino pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 29, 2018 at 0:01
Oct 29, 2018
POV: Brendan Fairclough's Red Bull Rampage Run
One of the best runs! I had my wife's father watching with me who knows nothing about mountain biking and he was more blown away by these knarly lines than the slopestyle tricks. Sure the slopestyle tricks are like fireworks (I watch slopestyle too) but it's these lines that get the WOW! reaction so I don't buy it when they say that it's the slopestyle tricks that attract more audience. And please don't bring back the big ramps and wood features, it turns it into a circus style event. Keep it freeride!
Ricardino sarahmoore's article
Oct 9, 2018 at 22:40
Oct 9, 2018
First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal
Great looking bike! Too bad it has a bb30 bottom bracket :( After rebuilding the one on my bike I realized what a bodged system it is, plastic press in cups, thin bearings, plastic shims between the bearings and axle, preload adjuster and sometimes washers and wavy springs to remove slack. It's a shame they put all the great work in designing a frame with great geometry and suspension linkage then they put this bodged bodged system on it.
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