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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.
Ricardino mikekazimer's article
Oct 2, 2018 at 5:02
Oct 2, 2018
Review: Shimano Saint M820 Clipless Pedals
I'm currently using these Saint pedals with Giro junction shoes. Before these I was using cageless Shimano spd pedals and I was constantly switching between those and flat pedals so I thought I would give these Saints a try. As far as clipping in and out they feel very similar. They do feel a bit more solid under my shoes because the small platforms on each side of the mechanism contact with the treads on my shoes which run on each side of the cleat. Other than that the cages and pins do not contact my shoes when clipped in. They are solidly built but they don't feel at all like flats with my normal shoes. I can really feel the lumps of the spd mechanism but they are a bit better than riding cageless. Good enough anyways that I don't bother switching to flats when I ride with the family or the BMX track with the kids. I'm missing the flat pedals though.
Ricardino BWinder's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 5:24
Sep 18, 2018
Destination Showcase: Exploring Vallnord Bike Park, Andorra
It is true that the best place to stay is around La Massana so that you don't have to drive. We stayed in Ordino which is a quite town with great restaurants and plenty of parking but I didn't find the drive up to the bike park bad at all it only took us 15 minutes.
Ricardino BWinder's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 4:29
Sep 18, 2018
Destination Showcase: Exploring Vallnord Bike Park, Andorra
Loved it! I took my family too. I have two girls ages five and seven and they quickly mastered the pump track. There is also a kids park there which you can buy a day pass for and there are plenty of rides and stuff to keep them occupied. They were stoked all day :) and BTW the restaurants are great in Andorra and affordable too.
Ricardino TitoTomasi's article
Jul 30, 2018 at 13:35
Jul 30, 2018
Video: Crossing the Pyrenees by Bike in 10 Days
Awesome man! Thank you for sharing this. Yes the GR trails in Spain rock! An enduro bike definitely the way to go for the GR's. I have my favorites but I have never done something like this but would love to. I know there are some guided tours but they might be for the more xc endurance crowd and avoid the technical descends. If anyone knows of Pyrenees tours that do something like this please do share.
Ricardino FilipZuan's article
Jul 24, 2018 at 14:47
Jul 24, 2018
Video: Switzerland's Most Downloaded GPX Route
I should also mention about the ticks. I've never been bitten by a tick in all of my life growing up in California or the 6 years I lived in Spain but in the first 6 months living in Switzerland I have been bitten a few times. My neighbor who mountain bikes with me got bitten and contracted one the diseases that they carry, got sick, and had to be put on antibiotics for 2 weeks. So if you go you should consider bringing repellent, some tweezers, and dress to protect yourself. Now when I go out I tuck in my shirt and wear knee long lycra under my baggy shorts and knee pads. Make sure to check your body (underneath your clothing) including your underarms and groin for ticks after you have been outdoors and if you've been bitten look for symptoms. Happy travels! :)
Ricardino FilipZuan's article
Jul 24, 2018 at 14:28
Jul 24, 2018
Video: Switzerland's Most Downloaded GPX Route
I'm living in Switzerland now and my experience so far is that the bike parks are cool but Switzerland severely lacks cool technical single track trails for mountain biking. The ones that exist are probably off limits to bikes. In Switzerland if the landscape is not vertical than it is probably developed for agriculture or livestock pastures and most of it is private. I've done quite a bit of riding with locals in our local mountains and have also done organized rides in other parts. There is a total lack of places to ride bikes for families with young kids and total lack of infrastructure for bike touring and commuters. I cannot take my kids to town or to school without having to ride on roads with cars. There seems to be an ant-bicycle attitude there according to some of the locals I speak to. My wife has to be there for work for the moment but I have taken my kids to spend the summer in Spain where by contrast in the cities there are loads of dedicated bike lanes, parks, natural public areas and the trails for mountain biking are killer. Unfortunately the Swiss fantasy is just that.
Ricardino mikelevy's article
Jul 1, 2018 at 23:48
Jul 1, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Is There a Chain Guide on Your Bike?
I have friends who say they never drop chains but I've seen them drop chains and I ask "what was that?", "nothing" :)
Ricardino danielsapp's article
Jun 15, 2018 at 0:15
Jun 15, 2018
Review: NX Eagle - SRAM's New Affordable 12-Speed Drivetrain
Sram realizes that their xd driver can never trickle down to the lower end and be a universal standard. They just saw Shimano release their brilliant new xtr system which has a huge future. So they release this big heavy cassette backpedaling from xd and this is brilliant how? You can already buy lighter Sunrace cassettes with this range. Why would I buy this? To run a wimpy Sram read derailleur that will twist up like a coil when I snag a twig?
Ricardino mikelevy's article
May 31, 2018 at 23:53
May 31, 2018
RĂ©mi Thirion & Amaury Pierron's Race Bikes - Fort William DH World Cup 2018
Does anybody recognize the pedals they are using?
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