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Mar 4, 2023 at 14:13Mar 4, 2023
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New take off Sram Code R w/220,200 rotors$200 USD
These are new, full sets, lines connected, unused Code R take offs with adapters and 6 bolt 220/200 rotors, from ‘22 Kenevo SL
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Dec 24, 2022 at 11:11Dec 24, 2022
Pinkbike Editors' Christmas 2022 Wish Lists: Workshops, XL MX Bikes... & Better Cheese?
Someone in a place, like say the Bay Area in CA, needs to arrange a swap with Levy. Someone with a track prepped Miata or two has him down for a week or two of driving Laguna, Sonoma, Thunderhill. In exchange, said nice person gets a week or two of riding the best BC has to offer, with Levy guiding, transportation included. Levy, you need to get on a track with a proper car, with for real track set up, get this itch scratched, while you're at it, get down with carts at the Sonoma cart track. I sold my 944 S2, and 996 long ago, which I regret fiercely, but you wouldn't have reached the pedals anyway, fortunately you'll fit just fine in a Miata which is the way to start, no question. Just be careful at Sonoma Raceway, there are walls and tire barriers that will make the deal a bit expensive, it is a track no to be missed though.
Dec 7, 2022 at 10:25Dec 7, 2022
Field Test: Santa Cruz Hightower - Extra Normal, Extra Good
I'm 6'4", went for the Stumpy in S6, the best bike I've owned by far, if for the simple reason, it fits. It also has perfect geo for a trail bike. My SB 150 was too small. At least SC is getting the stack height right and offering a true XXL, they have gone too far on pricing, especially considering listing a frame only pricing on the website is most likely fiction. The current overstock of parts and the pricing thereof, makes building up, the way for sure. The SJ frame only came in a distinctive color to sweeten the deal. Spech is the bargain these days for well designed, well made carbon with spot on Geo. The LBS has been having to warrantee GX AXS mech's, they are having issues with build quality, it seems this somewhat of a trend, Fox shocks as well.
Oct 4, 2022 at 10:29Oct 4, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 146 - Progression, Regression, and How to Keep Improving
Listening to this last night after going on line and getting the most basic info on Alicia's condition was just too hard, had to stop. Can't say enough how we look forward to seeing the report on her up top, have to assume that will mean she's out of the woods. Having broken C6, shattered C7 and coming within MM's of full paralysis and spent time at Vancouver hospital, you guys bring her good food as soon as she's able. I'm past 60 and a junky for this sport, and find getting good aerobic condition (rode the white line for 35 years, raced for ten, always had a very good VO2 max), very hard. Not being able to get good zone 2 training is a real problem on MTB, runner friends that still compete at this age say it is absolutely essential to going long and fast, especailly being older. I just did my first ride on a ebike at altitude, and damn it, if the obvious didn't hit me, you can easily get good zone 2 training on a e bike. I was fixated on e bikes being just cheating and now I realize that's all wrong. Both of the Mike's are still young enough to be over training, always going hard, not getting in enough lower heart rate riding, one of them (Kaz) should get the book, there are many, talk to runners and make a disciplined effort this winter and report what they find, I would bet he will be faster. This is not just a occasional day goofing off, a bit more involved. This is the main reason the roadies are more fit than us MTB riders.
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Sep 6, 2022 at 22:55Sep 6, 2022
Yeti SB 150 Turq XL$3300 USD
'19 SB 150 Turq. I am the orig owner, didn't ride it much for the first almost two years, recovering from serious injury. I am a older rider and this bike has never been in a wreck. Not a Excellent grade because of a few nicks, only two of which get through the Invisiframe. I'm leaving the Invisiframe on, new owner can decide what to do, it was a perfect application. I have close up pics of anything that is a noteworthy blemish. I really love this bike and if it were a size larger I would never give it up. I'm 6'4", very long arms, long legs, I put my money on it and got a Stumpy in S6, and it's just way better to have that full size in reach and stack, FINALLY, we are getting bikes for tall people!! I miss the Yeti pedal and suspension platform though. If you're somewhere around 6' I think it will be perfect, the geo on these bikes has held up very well, there are a great many new bikes out there with almost the exact geo and numbers, I have left quite a bit of steer tube and I think the new owner will appreciate this. I would prefer to sell is local so the buyer is able get hands on, this always is better and I'm willing drive a bit of distance for a serious buyer. Thanks for looking. PS, the Hayes D's are fantastic, I wish I had them on the new trail bike -original Fox X2, not many miles on it never serviced -Lyrik 170 Ultimate 2.1 RC2, only one lower leg service at reg suggested interval, some scratches on the right decal, stations perfect -Hayes Dominion A4 with 203 front and rear -Ibis 938 alloy wheels with almost new specialized tires -Solid XO1drivetrain with nearly new chain and good 1295 cassette, 175 cranks, mech is a little scratched but works just fine -Fox transfer 150 post with Woolftooth lever
Nov 19, 2021 at 11:17Nov 19, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 90 - Is Supre the Future of Trouble-Free Drivetrains? (with Cedric Eveleigh of Lal Bikes)
On a different topic and important to many, I would think. Early in this podcast everybody dismissed AXS as just OK and not any kind of truly important. For those of us with impaired grip ( I broke my neck 2 and a half years ago, ulnar nerve damage) the AXS system is a complete game changer. Not having to swing the thumb through a complete lever travel is a real difference in maintaining grip. I'm guessing there are many riders out there that for one reason or another have grip strength issues that would be very very happy if they invested in the switch. The shifting is nice and I wouldn't go back, it's that good, but the dropper operation if you have grip issues is off the charts better. Great podcast PB, I listened to them all, saving them for while I did neck therapy. It's the little things that get you through the tough times.
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Jun 29, 2021 at 11:47Jun 29, 2021
Video: Ben Cathro Gets Back to Racing at Crankworx Innsbruck - Embedded
Fantastic content. Can't help but like this guy and pull for him. I'm 6' 4" and finally getting to see what a tall guy has to go through to ride like this is so great, so helpful. (struggling in and out of the gondola!, I had to laugh, shorter folks don't know what we go through) I can't wait for all of the coaching video sessions. Ben, I may have a tip, Nunn's or equivalent electrolyte tabs in water all day and all night. I find I can't drink enough plain water and the tabs help immensely. Being from Scotland maybe you don't deal with constant dehydration like we do here in California.
Skilldream remymetailler's article
Jun 5, 2021 at 11:10Jun 5, 2021
Video: Remy Metailler Coaches a Local Squamish Rider with Some of his Top Riding Tips
This is great, definitely a clear demonstration of the more vertical position. I'm 6' 4", I don't think this is the same for tall riders. We still don't have bikes with enough head tube to be in the position Remy is riding in. It's a interesting problem, the ratio of the size of a bike to the rider when you get to tall people is just so different. Remy please take a tall rider out and make these adjustments, I have not doubt you can come up with some useful suggestions and they might be a bit different. There's been much attention given to longer chain stays for bigger sizes, it's neglected that we also need longer head tubes, hopefully bike designers will finally give us some really proper designs soon, the new Spechy S6 is of great interest, can't wait to demo one.