StrangeDuck mikekazimer's article
Apr 10, 2018 at 8:39Apr 10, 2018
Marzocchi's New Bomber Z1 Fork - First Ride
I loved Marzocchi back in the day... but now I've gone to DVO and haven't looked back!
StrangeDuck mikelevy's article
Mar 20, 2018 at 9:53Mar 20, 2018
Santa Cruz's New Blur XC Bike - Review
I still have my slate anno gray 4X and it gets ridden regularly. From the first ride on that bike I immediately gelled with it! The only thing that I'd change about it is the ability to run a tapered fork.
StrangeDuck RichardCunningham's article
Mar 13, 2018 at 9:21Mar 13, 2018
Staff Rides: RC's Time Machine - 1996 Mantis Pro Floater
I've got a '00 GT XCR 1500 with the same Marzocchi X-Fly on it. I bought it when the stock Judy took a dump in an XC race. It's been problem-free ever since. I still take that bike out once in a while and the rasta paint job always turns heads! Oh, and the DH'er in me also upgraded the GT to Purple Hayes brakes. Talk about neck-snapping power back in the day!
StrangeDuck mikelevy's article
Jan 3, 2018 at 8:54Jan 3, 2018
Aaron Gwin's New ODI AG-2 Grips - Review
I need the purple ones so I can feel like Mace Windu when I'm on my bike.
StrangeDuck vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 14:11Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
Honestly this all started for me back in the day with my Blur 4X. It's not as "long/low/slack" as today's bikes but it definitely started the trend that way and has always been a killer trail bike. I've tried bigger bikes since then (RFX, Tracer) but I definitely prefer nimbleness in my bikes (even at the cost of suspension travel.) I've got a Spider 275 now as my main go-to bike but I still bust out the 4X every so often. Hell, if it had a tapered head tube so I had more fork selection I might not have picked up the Spider :)
May 2, 2013 at 7:23May 2, 2013
Still have the crossmax wheels
Posted in "Identify this chromag bike's orgins?"
Mar 1, 2013 at 8:54Mar 1, 2013
Added 4 photos to Crossmax-ST
Feb 21, 2013 at 11:39Feb 21, 2013
Feb 21, 2013 at 11:34Feb 21, 2013
Up for sale is a Mavic Crossmax ST wheelset. This set is brand new and has never even been fit to a frame or had a cassette mounted, let alone ridden. These wheels great for an XC/Trail bike. Selling because I got a great deal on a Chris King wheelset. Everything that came with this wheelset new is included (instructions, stickers, 2 tubeless valve kits, spoke tool, rear skewer, etc.) Here are the highlights: - 26" wheelset - New ITS-4 hubs. Rear hub has 4 engagement pawls for fast engagement - Maxtal aluminum alloy construction with ISM (the rim is milled down between spokes to save weight... it's pretty trick looking rim) - 15mm/20mm x 100mm front axle adaptors. Mavic sells a QR conversion for the front hub but it is not included - Rear is 135mm QR (quick release included) and has a 142mm adaptor. - Hub can be converted to additional spacings/sizes not listed with other Mavic adaptors (but are not included) - UST ready, complete with valve stems - Disc only... hubs are for 6 bolt rotors - Weight: 780g (front), 850g (rear)