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Snowsed341 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 19, 2019 at 10:03
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Video: Josh Bryceland on Switching to Cannondale, the State of DH Racing, & More
I am from the N of England but have lived in the States for 20+ years. I can actually understand him very well. I actually lived 10 mins from where Burgtec is located. I think its the expressions that lose people. The accent is very broad but not that bad.
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 23, 2018 at 9:28
Dec 23, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
@SintraFreeride: Fair enough man, makes sense.
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 22, 2018 at 8:23
Dec 22, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
@SintraFreeride: I also run Schwalbe MM and HD 2.35 not sure I would ever go down that low but if it works for you then i guess it works. I also weigh 215 geared and pretty sure my wheels would be destroyed at that psi.
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 21, 2018 at 8:58
Dec 21, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
@SintraFreeride: at tire pressures that low how is the tire not folding over in hard cornering. Why would you want to pedal around a wheel that weighs a ton when you can just inflate your tires to what is required. Procore is for racing and running 14 psi in the front is asking for your tire to roll over. I guess i just don't understand the logic of riding pressures so low. I am assuming we are talking about tires in the 2.3-2.5 range. If you are running 2.6+ i can understand why the lower pressures are needed.
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 21, 2018 at 8:52
Dec 21, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
@gnarnaimo: and i'm guessing you have never ridden in Socal!!!! We are not blessed with hero dirt daily. We are riding harsh, rocky unforgiving dusty, dry terrain. We don't ride groomed bike park laps or maintained trails. I am actually jelly of what you get to ride, but most of us in the southwest watch these videos and laugh when you guys are complaining about dry conditions. I grew up riding in England (similar weather to PNW and Whistler) and the dirt in that hemisphere reacts very differently to what we experience. Recently we received a few days of rain. It just dried out a week later but the rain created rut city, loose rocks everywhere and actual trail work has to be done to rebuild the trail. I am not discounting that you guys have some very rocky terrain, but i am commenting on the sections of trail that are being ridden in these videos.
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 20, 2018 at 23:18
Dec 20, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
@SintraFreeride: 14-17 psi means wrecked wheels and destroyed tires. Tire pressure is personal but at that psi you are asking for issues. I generally run 23F - 25-27R
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 20, 2018 at 21:19
Dec 20, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
@catweasel: I'm not saying its not possible, what i am saying is that from the videos that terrain looks almost perfect. Colorado like Socal is rocky.
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 20, 2018 at 21:02
Dec 20, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
I think what makes me laugh is that they complain about EXO casing tires. In all the videos they are riding in they are blessed with black hero dirt and almost perfect trail conditions. I have ridden EXO casing tires forever in the rockiest, dustiest, dryest, tire slashing conditions in SoCal. I have flatted once in 5 years and it was a huge burp. I am 215 geared and ride in the top 5% ( that's top 100 times out of about 10000 on some DH trails) on almost all DH trails in Laguna. I do understand that for racing DD is better because of the risk of flatting and ruining your race. What i don't understand is how they flat tires so much. Maybe you should try not smashing the bike through everything you ride and actually avoid the rocks that flat tires. I really don't understand how these 150-160 lbs rider/testers destroy tires and wheels. I think maybe you should learn not to take terrible lines and then maybe you would not flat every week. I do understand that accidents happen and things break but at the frequency you are breaking and flatting maybe its your riding and not the product????
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 18, 2018 at 15:52
Dec 18, 2018
Field Test: Pivot Firebird 29
@islandforlife: its not the elite, its the performance on the GX model. It has the Grip 1 damper not the Grip 2. I still think the Grip 1 is better than the fit 4.
Snowsed341 paulaston's article
Dec 18, 2018 at 11:30
Dec 18, 2018
Field Test: Pivot Firebird 29
Riding the GX version of the Yeti SB150 and its pretty awesome. I doubt the extra 3000 to get the X01 is more than 5% better in performance. I could see the Grip2 being better obviously and the hubs, but drive train is a wash and i upgraded the brakes to TRP Quadiems. I am actually thinking of going coil for the rear shock.
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