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Simonpurdon pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 5, 2016 at 8:28
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Simonpurdon scottsecco's article
May 4, 2016 at 10:46
May 4, 2016
MUST WATCH - Dean Tennant: Higher Calling 2 - Video
Anyone else want to scrape the end of their handlebars on some stuff?
Simonpurdon pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 28, 2016 at 13:18
Apr 28, 2016
Team Videos - Cairns DH World Cup 2016
Anyone understand what they were doing with Greg's shock?
Simonpurdon ericpalmer's article
Apr 19, 2016 at 11:21
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Simonpurdon mikelevy's article
Sep 3, 2015 at 13:41
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Simonpurdon paulaston's article
Sep 1, 2015 at 11:46
Sep 1, 2015
First Look: Pyga Stage Max - Eurobike 2015
I do understand what you are saying, I am not denying the logic in it either. Although, I don't see what the relevance of what the bike does without the spring set or with the rear shock deflated? It isn't designed to run like that and could completely understand if something were to go wrong if you did do that. I am merely arguing that if it were to have a detrimental impact on the ride of the bike, it simply wouldn't be there. I can't speak for Pat, but I do know him, and I know there will be a reason for it. I also don't think that just because he doesn't use fsr or split pivot, doesn't mean to say he is dodging patents. The whole range of PYGA bikes use the brakes mounted on the seatstay, bar the hardtail, and the reviews I've seen on the OneTwenty and the Pascoe have all been extremely positive, not only locally but internationally too. No mention of bent rotors, and if you can now tell me that those guys can't ride hard, well that is being a bit stubborn. He was a pro downhiller himself; the guys who test the prototypes extensively, Mark Hopkins etc. all ride hard. Something like this wouldn't go unnoticed if it was going to be an issue.
Simonpurdon paulaston's article
Aug 31, 2015 at 7:51
Aug 31, 2015
First Look: Pyga Stage Max - Eurobike 2015
I own one. Have ridden it hard for over a year, with the original rotors (that were cheap ones, R200 = approx. $16 USD), still intact, inline and working perfectly. Also running cheap Deore brakes. Don't know how you are jumping up and down, but have to agree with Baracuda42, you must be doing something pretty wrong. Still maintain the fact that Pat is a perfectionist, he wouldn't put something on his bikes that doesn't work, let alone that is fundamentally flawed.
Simonpurdon paulaston's article
Aug 30, 2015 at 3:28
Aug 30, 2015
First Look: Pyga Stage Max - Eurobike 2015
I also don't see how they're moving away from the gravity market with the Pascoe and the OneTwenty all getting facelifts with the recent range thats been released. Just like any company wanting to grow, they're just expanding into other markets.
Simonpurdon paulaston's article
Aug 29, 2015 at 12:33
Aug 29, 2015
First Look: Pyga Stage Max - Eurobike 2015
Morewood isn't new to this, I think if the design wasn't working by now, he would've changed something. All the previous model PYGA dual suspensions run the same braking system and they work. Look at the Plus5 concept, why haven't any of the big companies thought of this? It shows his attention to detail. He wouldn't be putting something on his bikes unless he was 100% sure it was right. Don't be a doos.
Simonpurdon paulaston's article
Aug 29, 2015 at 12:30
Aug 29, 2015
First Look: Pyga Stage Max - Eurobike 2015
Until you ride any PYGA, reserve your comment. Trust me.
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