Sep 13, 2017 at 19:09Sep 13, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
It is quite clear that a lot of people are very against the whole "e-bike" thing, and I get that, I used to consider myself to be lumped into that group too. Then I tried one and I can see where they have a home... whether its someone who has had knee surgery and just cant put out the power to ride for an afternoon anymore, or someone who has deep pockets and god awful cardio... it is certainly a niche market, but they are still very much a bicycle suited for certain peoples needs. Without the system on it functions 100% as any bicycle would, just stupid heavy. I, however, can think of only one time I would have personally benefited from an e-bike, the mountain variety specifically: A close friend who works a well paying job, loves to snowboard, looking for new summertime hobby... i'm like "hey dude, theres a demo day coming up, why not come with me and give mountain biking a try, you'll love it"... demo day rolls around, everything is going well, until we're 15 minutes in and he's on the brink of a heart attack... had he demo'd an e-mtb that day, I would have been able to enjoy more than 15 minutes of trail, served by a 2 hour commute... Would I get one? Maybe if I make it to being an old man i'd tool around town on one, sure, they're pretty fun.
Aug 12, 2017 at 11:09Aug 12, 2017
The harsh reality of being a shop mechanic is that you spend more time working on other peoples bikes than you do riding on your own. This bike was bought fall of 2015, sat in my bedroom until the spring of 2016, and has since seen at the very most, and i'm being generous here, 200 miles of use. Don't get me wrong, I love the bike and love the way it rides, but i'm a fat slob who can't handle riding more than 10 miles at a time on my very rare days off. It is a used bike, but as a mechanic I have gone to great lengths to make sure she stayed in good health. I have since started working in a different bike shop, and feel I should actually be riding one of the bikes that we sell, so i'm listing this for sale at a stupid good value over the stock version. It is a used bike, so small scratches are expected and I've done my best to photograph them. There are a couple on the fork lowers, not the stanchions, but I can't get them to show up very well. The bike itself has several upgrades: -Industry 9 torch enduro wheels, which have about one full season of riding on them, they still spin entirely true and I have two spare spokes to go along with them, as they were included with the wheels and I never did need them. -Brand new (no more than 5 miles on them) Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" and DHR II 2.4" tires set up tubeless, as well as the original Schwalbe Hans Damf Pace Star and Trail Star folding 2.35" tires which have plenty of tread life left. -Chromag BZA carbon bars, 35mm clamp, 800mm wide 5 up 8 back with 18mm rise. -Race Face SixC carbon cranks, with booties, as well as a second set of crank boots, On it is a 30T narrow wide ring... the bash guard is sized for the original 32T ring that came stock, so it looks a tad silly, but functions all the same. -DMR Vault pedals. -WTB Rocket Race saddle, have the original if you want it, probably a little dusty, and wasn't anything special.TLD The Fox float X2 rear shock received a servicing from fox when it was sent out to take care of the recall that came floating through last year, and the forks have received fresh oil baths are appropriate intervals. All pivots have been pulled and cleaned every 3 months during use, everything performs as new, but a little preventative maintenance never hurt anybody. The chain has been kept clean and lubricated, (we have a sonic parts cleaner in the shop which does a great job) and I will throw in a NIB Shimano 11sp chain. Cassette and chainrings have signs of use, because I did actually ride the bike a couple of times, but are in damn good shape and perform flawlessly. I would prefer a local pickup, not only because boxing a bike isn't super fun, but because I'm sure that seeing it in person would give you more confidence in buying the bike. I will however ship anywhere within the US, and I'll work with you on the shipping side of things because that shit aint cheap. EDIT: I did just receive a Shockwiz from SRAM today, should anyone be available for a local pickup of the bike, you would be more than welcome to utilize it in order to dial in the suspension to your preferences. This was my only challenge owning the float X2 shock, the thing is hyper-tune-able and the shockwiz definitely helps to simplify that process. TLDR: Upgrades: -i9 Torch Enduro wheels ~$1200 -RF SixC Cranks ~$450 -Chromag Carbon bars ~$130 -DMR Vault Pedals ~$140 -WTB Rocket Saddle ~$60 Freebies: -NIB 11 Sp chain -Schwalbe Hans Damf 2.35 tires -Stock Saddle -Spare Der hanger -2 spare spokes (1 drive 1 non-drive) -Shock pump I know most people don't just have $3000 kicking around, but with everything into this bike, it's one hell of a value for being as gently used as it has been. Should you care to see pictures of anything else, or want to come swing a leg over the bike, feel free to contact me. Thanks for looking. Frame: Mission All Mountain 27.5, 160mm 6061-T6 weapons grade aluminum with hydroformed top tube, butted / formed down tube / seatstays, under arch seatstay bridge, tapered head tube knuckle box technology, ISCG 05, 142x12mm e-thru axle drop out Fork: Fox 36 Float 36 Factory, 160mm travel, Fit Cartridge High Speed Compression w/ ext. rebound, butted Alloy 1.5 Tapered steerer, 36mm Easton aluminum stanchions, magnesium lowers, w/QR15 Thru Axle Rear Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory, High/Low Speed Compression Adj, High/Low Speed Rebound Adj, Mission 27.5 Pro/Frame, 8.500, 2.500,RM Headset: FSA No57 Taper 1.5 / 1 1/8"standard cups, Sealed Cartridge Shifters: Shimano XT M8000 11-speed, right only Front Derailleur: Who needs one? MRP XCG Chain Guard Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 Shadow Plus Crankset: Race Face SixC 30T Cinch Narrow Wide ring Bottom Bracket: Race Face BSA 30 Pedals: DMR Vault Chain: Shimano HG700 Cassette: Shimano XT M8000, 11-42t Brakes: Shimano XT BR-M8000 Hydraulic Disc, Ice Tec 180mm/180mm Rotors Wheelset: Industry 9 Torch Enduro 26mm internal 31mm external Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" and DHRII 2.4" installed -- extra Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5x2.35, folding, tubeless ready, snakeskin sidewall, TSC compound Handlebar: Chromag BZA Carbon Fiber 35mm clamp 800mm width 18mm rise Stem: Race Face Atlas 35mm Clamp, 50mm length Grips DB4L "Lock on" 135mm Kraton Seatpost: 30.9mm Rockshox Reverb stealth, fresh hose kit and fresh bleed for the brand new 1x specific remote Seat Clamp: Chromag bolt on collar. Saddle: WTB Rocket Race installed -- DB Race M-series saddle w/hollow ti alloy rails in a to-go bag
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Win with Fabric Box Hunt
Real talk, the DND is my favorite riding glove.. ill happily trade some dollars to somebody for a pair of larges..should they be found... just throwing it out there.
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May 22, 2017 at 8:29May 22, 2017
Pimp My Bike – A Money Can't Buy Prize With Push Industries
As an engineering student that would make one hell of a field trip.
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May 9, 2017 at 4:48May 9, 2017
Scott Spark 900 - Review
@properp: Scott bikes include a sticker sheet with 10 clear adhesives to be placed in areas where cable rub might occur. It comes in the little box with the reflectors that the send with it, so maybe some people overlook them.. but I install most of them on the frame before the bike goes onto the floor anyways.
Mar 21, 2017 at 15:20Mar 21, 2017
Ask Pinkbike - Wide Rims, Knee Pads for XC, and Code Brakes
Right? I run like 26 and 29 because i'm gettin pretty flabby these days.