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SSKRides ChainReactionCycles's article
Aug 27, 2019 at 12:14
Aug 27, 2019
Video: Split Second Finish Puts Sam Hill in Sight of World Title
Fan of Sam - but this Championship should have an asterix. He was never the fastest. Maes was crushing it until injury/suspension; Rude has been dominant since he came back from suspension. Eddie Masters probably wins it if not for his injury and Florian Nicolai was just filler. Obviously, if you think the suspensions are legit, you disagree. Still, Sam's not responsible for what other riders do or if they get hurt, and the record will still show him as the Champion.
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Aug 7, 2019 at 21:10
Aug 7, 2019

Small Salsa Spearfish - Custom Build

$2500 USD
Custom Salsa Spearfish - Gorgeous and perfect for long epic rides! Well used - typical scrapes and dings, with a rough section of paint missing behind the seat tube. Travel is 100mm/80mm, rides rough stuff well, and handles like a hardtail on the flats. The specs: Fox Factory Stepcast Fork (100mm) Fox Factory Rear Shock (80mm) 1x11 XTR 9020 Drivetrain XT Brakes Thomson Dropper Thomson Carbon Bars Ibis Carbon Wheels Brooks Cadmium Saddle Maxxis Ikon Rubber This is my baby and although I’ve dinger her plenty, she is well cared for. Chain lubed after rides, regular maintenance done by my LBS.

SSKRides brianpark's article
Jul 31, 2019 at 9:49
Jul 31, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Who is the Most Stylish Mountain Biker of All Time?
@youknowitsus: I dig Phil, but nobody rides like Semenuk.
SSKRides pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 25, 2019 at 11:51
Jul 25, 2019
The Privateer: Visiting Fox Racing & Pivot Cycles Plus New Bike Day
Hey man - keep your chin up. At the end of the day, you're living a dream for the rest of us. Obviously a bit of pressure, but be yourself. The only suggestion I would make is - forget about the results and have fun with what is a pretty special moment in your life. Cheers mate.
SSKRides remymetailler's article
Jun 26, 2019 at 14:51
Jun 26, 2019
Video: Remy Metailler & The Pinkbike Privateer Ride the Most Difficult Lap in Squamish
Ah - so much good riding. Props to Adam for being willing to pass on that line. On camera, that's got to be tough, but good to see safety is a priority. So much skill.
SSKRides pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 20, 2019 at 11:21
Jun 20, 2019
The Privateer: Factory Pro Suspension Testing & Setup in Portugal
Suspension setup is basically magic if you ask me. It seems absurd that Adam didn’t adjust or dial in his settings on his own. Ah well - time to go ride!!!
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May 30, 2018 at 15:39
May 30, 2018

Yeti SB5+ X01 TURQ - Medium

$4500 USD
Yeti SB5+ Turq series - X01 Build, w upgraded Yeti 780 Carbon Bars and Ergon SM30 Saddle. In great condition but with a few marks on one stanchion. Not ideal, but it does not impact performance. Hit me up! From BIKE Magazine Bible of Bikes: Two schools of design have emerged within the plus-size market: One builds bikes around either plus-size or normal tires, but intends for compatibility with both, while the other goes all-in on plus. The 127-mil-travel SB5+ falls into the latter category, fitting up to a 3-inch-wide tire between its conspicuously elevated stays. As one would expect, Yeti's initial plus offering makes use of the Switch Infinity system, which is a carrier on rails housed above the bottom bracket. The translating pivot increases anti-squat at the settle point where pedaling happens, and then changes direction deeper in the travel for increased suppleness. The system feels well-suited to plus size, with the tires' added traction complementing its anti-squat characteristics. In tandem with the 74-degree seat-tube angle, this makes the SB5+ one of those bikes that will have you taking another look at those previously un-climbable pitches, though you will need diligent stroke timing to avoid pedal strikes. Plus-size tires add rolling resistance, but our test crew noted that the SB5+ rode lighter than most other plus bikes. Yeti's high-end Turq carbon is partially to thank here-it shaves about half a pound compared to Yeti's lower-cost carbon. When pushed into corners, the supportive midstroke kicks in after the deformation of the tires, and there was plenty of suppleness on tap deeper in the stroke. Because of those big, soft tires, the SB5+ isn't as sure of itself at high speeds and when dealing with jumps or high-G corners. It has a confident feel in technical terrain, though, thanks to its relatively long 1,190-millimeter wheelbase, reasonable 67-degree head angle and 150-millimeter-travel Fox 34 fork. Given that all three testers felt it was one of, if not the top-performing plus-size bike in this year's Bible, it's clear that the SB5+'s commitment to big tires pays off on the trail.

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