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Singletrackmac vernonfelton's article
Oct 23, 2017 at 20:21
Oct 23, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
Maintenance and durability: I ride almost everyday and with 2 kids, 2 big dogs and a full time job, I am lucky I can get rides in. If I were to use my FS trail bike everyday I would need to do non-stop maintenance on the fork, shock and pivots, plus wear it out faster. Suspension life is short enough so why waste it on non-tech trails? Rigid is more fun on non-tech anyways. I use an '88 MB1 I picked up for $150 four years ago most days and the trail bike when I head to the higher elevations. MB1 is super comfortable and pretty much all I do to maintain its near daily operation is tire pressure, chain oil and keep it out of the rain. You think any of these modern full suspension super bikes will be operating in 30 years? Rigid is easy, fun and always ready to go.
Singletrackmac paulaston's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 8:32
Oct 12, 2017
Raaw Madonna - Press Release and Interview
Ya, had the murmur in mind when I suggested steel. I don't understand why there is no love for steel, lot of down votes to my comment. Obviously it works as the murmur was one of the fastest bikes dirt rag tested in this article. Single pivot, no links and steel faster than carbon wonder bikes with overly complicated suspension designs and way too many pivots. Why do complicated?https://dirtmountainbike.com/bike-reviews/trail-enduro-bikes/starling-murmur-steel-bike-thats-blown-us-away.html i still have my steel bikes from the 90's, and while old school, they are working and rideable after 30 years. Aluminum bikes maybe you get 10 years before being concerned with frame fatigue and potential crack and crash. How the shit is that durable?
Singletrackmac paulaston's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 7:02
Oct 11, 2017
Raaw Madonna - Press Release and Interview
Lost me on the whole "durable" and "aluminum" combo. Want to be unique and actually be able to stand behind that word "durable" used so much in the article... then make it out is steel!
Singletrackmac brianpark's article
Oct 10, 2017 at 0:03
Oct 10, 2017
Singletrackmac vernonfelton's article
Oct 9, 2017 at 19:02
Oct 9, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
Think that Troy will still be operating in 30 years from now? Do you think anyone would even want anything to do with that Troy in 30 years? No, to both, but your MB1 will still be rideable and desirable if kept up properly. And, strangely enough, I have no issues finding parts for those old bikes to this day. Wish they made bikes with the same quality they did back then.
Singletrackmac vernonfelton's article
Oct 9, 2017 at 18:56
Oct 9, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
Ya, well, my MB-1 is still going as strong today as it was back in '88. I have been through many cracked aluminum frames, worn out suspension forks and shocks and other broken parts since then, but the old trusty MB-1 is always ready to go and is rolling on pretty much all original parts. It's also a lot of fun on nontechnical trails where my modern full squish can make those same trails pretty boring. There are plenty of trails where I choose the MB1 due to the fun factor when the trails are pretty tame. Not every bike ride is a full face-helmet type of ride.
Singletrackmac RichardCunningham's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 19:54
Oct 6, 2017
WTB Scraper i40 Rims - Review
@Kramz: you mean 1" bigger bigger, right?
Singletrackmac briceshirbach's article
Aug 2, 2017 at 19:05
Aug 2, 2017
Three Cheers for Damp, Dark, and Deep
To ride in the rain or not really depends on where you are. Had a nice mountain rain storm yesterday afternoon here in North Lake Tahoe. I got my dogs, bike and gear ready to go as fast as possible so I could get out on the trails and enjoy the rain. Fantastic ride.
Singletrackmac pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 16:01
Jun 20, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
What about a pepper spray gun? How effective are those on animals and are they easier and faster to use than regular spray?
Singletrackmac MartinLortz's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 7:40
Jun 19, 2017
The Mountain Bike Tourist - Brevard, North Carolina
@ShreddieMercury: what is there that is not "cool" about guided tours on on days like pictured above? I don't see why anyone would have a problem with it, why do you?
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