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Smevan lunatyk's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 15:24
Jun 14, 2018
Bike Check: Yoann Barelli's Commencal Meta 29
Those blue pedals have spoiled my afternoon ;P Crank Bros all out of red ones?
Smevan rossbellphoto's article
May 31, 2018 at 16:40
May 31, 2018
Tech Randoms - Fort William DH World Cup 2018
Before he crashed at Fort William in 2016, Maes was holding a top 25 position pretty consistently, so it seems like a long shot to expect him to challenge for the podium. It's cool to see him back at the sharp end in the EWS though, after some bad luck.
Smevan pinkbikeaudience's article
May 14, 2018 at 15:54
May 14, 2018
Final Results: EWS Olargues, France 2018
@dj100procentenduro: The next race will definitely be interesting - we'll get to see if this is a temporary shake-up, or if Hill gets right back on top again
Smevan pinkbikeaudience's article
May 13, 2018 at 11:14
May 13, 2018
Final Results: EWS Olargues, France 2018
This isn't going to do much to put back Sam in the overall standings though, unless his form really does start to slip - Dailly, Rude, Maes and Nicolai were all on less than half of Hill's points in the standings and of those, only Nicolai was in the top 20 coming into the race. The points difference from 1st to 6th means they'll move up, obviously, but if no-one in the top 15 has had a good finish this weekend, all the shuffling's going to be happening below Hill and Oton, who'll stay on top with a few hundred points buffer to everyone else (their close finish means their points difference will barely change).
Smevan vernonfelton's article
Mar 2, 2018 at 11:06
Mar 2, 2018
Wolf Tooth ReMote Light Action - Review
Agreed. That way, you can always use Matchmaker clamps or I-spec shifters to keep the cockpit clean as well. You could even make like Cecile Ravanel or Jerome Clementz and use an old twist grip. It's quite easy to get the indexing spring out of the cheaper SRAM ones for a smoother action and then you have a decently clean setup which probably isn't a lot heavier than the Wolftooth either.
Smevan mikelevy's article
Feb 15, 2018 at 14:04
Feb 15, 2018
Good Ideas Executed Poorly - Opinion
The key to smooth-running pedals is to use journal bearings - as long as you keep them full of grease, journal bearings have no metal-on-metal contact and there aren't any moving parts, so there genuinely is no wear; literally none at all. I'm a big guy, ride my bike without much finesse and don't service my pedals more than once a year, but have had 10 year's life out of a set of pedal built like this, which only gave up once the rubber seals perished. The two sets of Specialized Bennies I have at the moment are both going strong after 2 years, with one grease replacement. The only trade-off is that journal bearings like this usually have a hair's width of vertical play in them all the time, but when you're standing on them, rather than wiggling them in your hands, your weight is obviously only ever pressing down, so you can't feel it.
Smevan mikekazimer's article
Jan 13, 2018 at 4:01
Jan 13, 2018
The Eyecatchers: 7 Intriguing New Bikes - Opinion
Tantrum definitely have one of the coolest suspension designs out there. PinkBike gave it a pretty great first ride review a while ago, but they probably deserve more attention than they're getting atm. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-tantrum-missing-link.html
Smevan mozz's article
Dec 29, 2017 at 14:26
Dec 29, 2017
What is the Forum's Sexiest AM/FR/Enduro Hardtail of 2017? - Pinkbike Poll
Surprised to see BTR were missing; thought the new Cotic BFe might have made an appearance too.
Smevan RichardCunningham's article
Nov 24, 2017 at 6:51
Nov 24, 2017
Eminent Cycles Launches the Haste - First Look
@pinhead907: You're right, I'm around 6'2", so I'm largely talking about L/XL frame sizes, rather than trying to forcibly fit mile-long chainstays on everyone's bikes ;) Then again, most bikes have 435, rather than 425mm CS now and the world didn't end, so slightly longer CS probably wouldn't hurt anybody. Short rears are a genuine problem on larger frames, though. My point about Santa Cruz wasn't that they aren't a valid comparison (they're probably quite a good one), but they've spec'd some pretty nonsense CS lengths on bikes like the Chameleon, so comparing another bike to a Santa Cruz doesn't guarantee that its CS lengths aren't nonsense too. They seem to still be in the rut of spec'ing short CS across all their bikes, without thinking whether that's actually the best way to do things. A lot brands only make one-size rear triangles because it save a load of cost on carbon mould tooling, but it's a silly way to design frames.
Nov 20, 2017 at 19:36
Nov 20, 2017
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