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Spykr mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2017 at 11:40
Nov 27, 2017
Production Privée's Steel-Framed Shan N°5 - Review
Spykr mikekazimer's article
Sep 8, 2017 at 0:52
Sep 8, 2017
Manuel Fumic's Cannondale Scalpel Si - Cairns XC World Champs 2017
@tsheep: Allowing fat tires on CX race bikes would be like outlawing mud. It just wouldn't be cyclocross.
Spykr mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 20:37
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
I know it's kinda sorta literally your business to sell shiny bike bits and all, and you probably have a bit a stake in this, but holy hell. Step away from the kool-aid bucket and get the hell outa the cargo cult compound.
Spykr paulaston's article
Apr 7, 2017 at 12:48
Apr 7, 2017
Check Out - April
I've got one (sans the torque wrench parts), and it's a lovely piece of kit! Can get new bits anywhere (standard replacement sizes), really solid driver, pouch is lovely, got a velcro belt loop on it, everything snaps in great. I friggin' love it!
Spykr AJBarlas's article
Jan 7, 2017 at 11:32
Jan 7, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - What's Your Dream Gearbox Bike?
Are these all super cool? Absolutely, especially the Honda RN-01, which holds a special place in my heart for glorious things that never truly were in the bike world. Ultimately, though I would love a choice of a gearbox bike, none of them fulfill a need I have in mountain bikes, as I would get fairly little use out of a downhill bike or all-mountain bike. In a shorter-travel guise, 120-140mm range, then yes, I'd take a gander!
Spykr pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 11, 2016 at 10:36
Dec 11, 2016
Win a Fuji Auric 3.5 - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
@yerbikesux: This may very well be the greatest comment ever written on pinkbike.
Spykr pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2016 at 12:29
Dec 5, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Best Value of the Year Winner
It really depends on what level you're riding at. Your average rider, and most avid or experienced riders will feel little performance difference between low-mid, mid, and high-mid groupset levels, provided they're adjusted well. If you move up 2 steps, yes, the difference is noticable. But going NX->GX or, say SLX -> XT, less so. But here's where stuff matters. Quality durability. Not only do higher end components work better, but (there are exceptions of course, like with ultra-boutique mega-light stupid, but beautiful parts) they tend to retain that quality of working better for longer amounts of time. For me personally, I've ridden bikes with parts all over the map, and when stuff is adjusted well, it all works nicely, but when you own the bike and ride it day after day, the differences really do become apparent, primarily in shifters, which really are the heart of your drivetrain because they control everything. NX is fine, and it works, but if you ride it compared with X1 or X01 there is a distinct feeling of "it doesn't work as well as it could be". So if you're someone who is used to high tier stuff, and you drop down to low-mid tier stuff, the difference is gigantic and all the little quirks become more apparent to you as a rider. But in all honesty, for dependable, workhorse compoments that will do everything you want day in and day out and not complain, mid -> mid-high level is where you want to aim. XT/SLX, X1 or X1/GX. Putting it all back into perspective, all you really "need" to ride your bike is an SS setup, tires, and no suspension. EVERYTHING else is just a bonus.
Spykr mikekazimer's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 19:10
Nov 28, 2016
Specialized Demo 8 I Alloy - Review
And axle size debates in 3...2...1... LET'S GET READY TO RUMMMMBLLLLLEEEEEEEE!
Spykr paulaston's article
Nov 10, 2016 at 9:37
Nov 10, 2016
Ergon SMD2 Saddle - Review
@chasejj: Like, whole and alive or bite by bite? I mean, whichever your into is cool, dude, but be specific. Don't be afraid, we're here for you.
Spykr Spykr's video
Nov 6, 2016 at 23:02
Nov 6, 2016
Shale Trail wasn't technically open for riding at the time of filming! Would have been seriously uncool to the builders to poach before it was ready to go and smash ruts into soft berms, even if some jerks were doing so already! As for Apex...that really sharp rock face behind the gazebo would have seriously shredded my tires! $70 is fine for a full park day, but not for 2 minutes of biking!

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