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Svinyard sarahmoore's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 21:57
8 hours
Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip
@Brxa13: 36lbs seems nutty even for a heavy hitter like a Commencal. BikesDirect and Polygon list theirs at like 33lbs. Are you sure its 36? That's really heavy.
Svinyard edspratt's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 14:12
15 hours
Poll: Which X Games Real MTB Edit is Your Favorite?
Brage's was sweet and had a raw, rugged feel to it...but Semenuk does a lot of that stuff on a damn DJ and its SO smooth that he makes it look easy. Hell he's like 360/720'ing huge stuff not just throwing a trick in there. Brage makes the stuff look gnarly and hard...Brandon just makes it all look easy, maybe to a flaw.
Svinyard sarahmoore's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 10:29
19 hours
Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip
@rabbitsmokinintheferns: Demo first if you can. The STA is only a factor...if you are sitting. The rest is a pretty long front center (reach is part of this). I think the geometry is nice, but sizing down is a thing now even for some tall pros. Remember when Agility, Playfullness etc were the 29er buzz words? Now its stability and really long reach. A buddy is in the industry and gets a new bike or two every year. He was like "I love the new aggro geometry, but you have to size down unless you need the help and are riding really steep, striaght-ish stuff all the time". Its no different than a car, wheelbase is wheelbase and it has pros and cons for sure.
Svinyard sarahmoore's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 10:11
19 hours
Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip
@hamncheez: Its supposed to be back in June right? (buddy is wanting one). They are available for pre-order last time I looked. EDIT: now showing they are shipping at the end of this May! (for XL)
Svinyard sarahmoore's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 10:06
19 hours
Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip
@sjma: The marketing sounds good but the guts aren't, I wish it was like the Yari but its just not at all unfortunately. Crappy damper and weird spring plsu there are a bunch of RS Golds that need to be warrantied out of the box. The Fox Rhythm is a much better fork imo (for the money at least). This plus the freaking sweet SLX drivetrain, in a cheaper package is why the Polygon Sikui T8 is such a sick bike. That SX stuff is straight garbage compared to SLX. It'll work for basic riding but SLX literally performs better than my expensive X01 Sram Eagle. https://www.mtbr.com/threads/rockshox-35-gold-rl-disassemble-%E2%80%93-whats-inside.1142709/
Svinyard sarahmoore's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 9:59
20 hours
Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip
@sjma: Go look at MTBR for all of the internal teardowns etc. The seals suck and the damping is isn't great at all. Its not a true debonair spring either. Its ok but not great and its not really something you can upgrade or tear down and tune...tho there may be some 3rd party dampers now, but then you should have rather just gotten a proper fork in the first place. The guys that did return to try and fix the compression issues were cutting into the shim stack if I recall. Its definitely not like the Lyrik/Yari if you go inside of it.
Svinyard edspratt's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 9:29
20 hours
Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk's X Games Real MTB 2021 Edit
I just don't see how anyone can compete in this challenge with Brandon. He's born for this challenge.
Svinyard sarahmoore's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 7:20
22 hours
Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip
That Polygon is spec'd SO nice compared to others. Trance X, kind of not great fork (have this cheaper trance x in the family), garbage SX drive train, etc. But Polygon has SLX drivetrain, 4 piston brakes, Fox suspension, nice geo, looks dope and like 32lbs. For under 2500$ I don't know how anything else comes close. Especially if reliability comes into play. I hope this is a part of this because a 3k$ Ripley AF (very nice) is a big price jump from the budget bikes.
Svinyard mack-faint's article
Apr 16, 2021 at 23:39
Apr 16, 2021
Bike Check: Charlie Harrison's Trek Session
;), its interesting. It'll be interesting to see what Manuf's do. I seem to see that guys that can SERIOUSLY ride, tend to want more agility than the extra stability...which means that todays bike sizing has them dropping a size. Lee McCormicks bike sizing, general method is your height in CM x 2.5. Which in this equals as 463 and that should be your target reach +-. So maybe there is something legit to that for guys that slay.
Svinyard jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 16, 2021 at 10:30
Apr 16, 2021
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