Saiyan66 sarahmoore's article
Jul 1, 2020 at 11:27Jul 1, 2020
2020 Sea Otter Classic Cancelled, Virtual 'Sea Otter Play' Event Announced for September
@FlysDown: How dare you use facts!
Saiyan66 brianpark's article
Jun 5, 2020 at 9:19Jun 5, 2020
Race & Accessibility in the Mountain Bike Community
How about #AllLivesMatter?
Apr 7, 2020 at 8:51Apr 7, 2020
Video: Behind the Scenes of Jolanda Neff's Career Threatening Crash in Pisgah
Jolanda - Keep your head up, we are all rooting for you. We know you are going to come back stronger than ever. Luca - Take good care of her, women like her only come around once in a lifetime.
Feb 25, 2020 at 8:34Feb 25, 2020
10 Things You Only See on Racers' Bikes
@WAKIdesigns: I agree with you here. The industry at large has come to the conclusion that more power = better brakes. You see the tests here on pinkbike: which brake is most powerful? Honestly who cares. If you are not inducing brake fade due to overheating and are not at the limit of your hand strength then you don't need more powerful brakes. Every disc brake that I have ridden in the last 20 years has had enough power to lock up the tire under any circumstance. Why is more power needed? I am running Magura MT7's right now which are one of the most powerful on the market and I don't like them because of the extreme light pressure required to lock them up. I personally find that it is easier to modulate with a little more pressure at the lever. There were brakes in the past that were just plain too powerful. The shimano dual rotor/triple pad/water cooled system comes to mind. I rode Shaums March's bike many moons ago with this system and it was stupid powerful. In talking to him about it he said that he soaked his pads in WD40 to give them less "bite".
Saiyan66 newmencomponents's article
Jan 28, 2020 at 11:26Jan 28, 2020
Newmen Announces 2020 Handlebar Collection
Pretty good range of available bars, but all of them with the same sweep up/back? Seems like a variety of bends would be more enticing to customers.
Saiyan66 crankbrothers's article
Jan 16, 2020 at 11:06Jan 16, 2020
Crankbrothers Launches USA Synthesis Carbon Wheel Demo Program
I have had zero negative experiences with Crank Brothers products and I am in the market for a new wheelset so I think I may be one of their "target" customers. Here is my take: I would love to demo a set of these and the concept seems well thought out, but the price is prohibitive. I spent $5K on a high end carbon wonderbike (got a killer deal) and I just cant bring myself to shell out half of that on a set of wheels. The performance gain to me is irrelevant when the cost of entry is so high. I personally would say that $1800 on a carbon wheelset is my max budget and that's pushing it.
Saiyan66 brianpark's article
Jan 7, 2020 at 12:47Jan 7, 2020
RC Retires: A Tribute to Richard Cunningham
Thank you Mr. Cunningham for helping me become a mountain biker. I remember reading articles authored by you and looking at bikes that you designed when I was as young as 10 years old. It never failed to ignite in me a stronger passion for mountain biking and I only hope that I am successful in stewarding that in my own children. Enjoy your retirement and best wishes.
Dec 11, 2019 at 11:35Dec 11, 2019
Adolf Silva Posts Footage of Crash That Broke His Femur and Kept Him Out of Rampage
Its the new pinkbike field test segment: Huck to Splat. Hope you heal up well, a femur break is a serious one.
Saiyan66 mikekazimer's article
Dec 11, 2019 at 7:16Dec 11, 2019
Review: Scott Gambler 900 Tuned - A Sub-35 Pound Downhill Bike
Scott sports is killing it lately. Keep up the good work.
Saiyan66 PrivateerBikes's article
Dec 4, 2019 at 7:17Dec 4, 2019
Video: Privateer Bikes Does Timed Testing On Their 161 Prototype in Morzine
^ This. Need more raw finish aluminum bikes on the market.