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Trudeez dan-roberts's article
Jun 3, 2020 at 15:20
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Ohlins Launches Updated DH38 m.1
Ohlins was first with 38. Then Fox. Fox has had 40s for years and RS did 40s more than a decade ago. Most of the RS stuff is currently on 35mm. Rumors and spy shots of a 38mm Rock Shox seem pretty well founded, it's probably coming soon. The 37s are restricted only to the Manitou Mezzer to my knowledge. As far as 37
Trudeez dan-roberts's article
Jun 3, 2020 at 15:15
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Ohlins Launches Updated DH38 m.1
It's worth mentioning that a lot of the OEM issues lie directly with specialized. The pushed Ohlins beyond their oem capabilities and corners were cut to meet demand and cut costs. Specialized was also in charge of the warranty/customer service end on the oem stuff. I had STX22 shocks nonconsecutive years Enduros and they would blow out if a strong breeze came through. Lost about six months of riding time over the course of two years due to warranty and replacement. Eventually Specialized got sick of me and sent a Float X2. So, props to them for that. I just wish the bike had come with that shock in the first place.
Trudeez sarahmoore's article
Jun 2, 2020 at 15:25
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Video: Classic Utah Riding & Life As The KHS Team Manager with Logan Binggeli
They actually have a large amount of raw young talent on that team. Walton and Nestoroff have pretty much been staples of the junior american circuit for 5+ years, and now they're into pros. They're still top of the pile in the American circuits and starting to show results on the world stage. Each of them has the potential to take the next step into the top tier of Americans, up there with the big boys. Kailey Skelton is a young ripper who's had some good results at GRT and Bootleg events. On the freeride side you have Luke Whitlock who is pretty much a prodigy. He's been riding at a crazy high level for years now, and hes a great kid too. He definitely has the potential to be one of the next Crankworks - Rampage all stars. And riding and being mentored by Zink, Watts and Bas is a huge plus too.
Trudeez sarahmoore's article
Jun 2, 2020 at 2:16
Jun 2, 2020
Video: Classic Utah Riding & Life As The KHS Team Manager with Logan Binggeli
@alexisfire: it absolutely makes a difference. Astro calog stuff is Astro stuff. And Specialized is Specialized....and by that I mean. Astro makes cheap. Cheap. Cheap. OEM. Mass produced. Easily accessible parts and bikes. However, I appreciate astro because they are able to keep prices down on oem spec bikes and parts and keep the sport *somewhat* accessible to more people. Some of their stuff works, some doesn't, but hey I guess that's what you get when it's a Chinese mass production catalogue. That being said, in my opinion, being associated with Astro is not exactly a compliment. The fact is that you can buy the same KHS bikes in Europe under one brand name in Europe, a different one in Asia, a third one in S. America and of course as KHS in N. America. For a company like KHS they probably work pretty good and here's why: KHS makes a boat load more money off their wholesale distribution catalog than they do off bikes these days. Being in bed with astro solves a huge manufacturing puzzle for them because they don't have to worry about it, they just tell Astro what they're looking for, and what to make it out of and POOF a KHS appears, whether it's your moms trike that she rides to the grocery store or Logan's carbon DH bike. This allows KHS to appeal much more to their target demographic, which is someone who will never drop $8-10k on a carbon superbikes, but just might unload $1.5-3k on a decent enough bike that's going to do most of what's asked of it. Now Specialized is a whole different animal altogether. Yes we all know and can agree that in the early '00s Merida bought a portion of the company. I've seen it said anywhere from 8%-49%. What that means is that Dick (Mike) Sinyard is still the controlling owner and what he says goes. Opinions of Sinyard, his/their practices and the overall company aside. . . I think Specialized makes some of the absolute raddest bikes I've ever had the opportunity to throw a leg over. Now I will never in my life own another Specialized because Sinyard is a garbage human and hes doing everything in his power to milk local shops dry so his pockets get fatter. People with families to feed and hes fleecing them every chance he gets - but that's another argument for another time. When you look at specialized you see millions of dollars and thousands upon thousands of hours on R&D, Testing, Manufacturing Marketing etc. It would he hard to argue that S isn't one of the top brands in the world. The really do make some of the most innovative and well made products there are. - and that isnt hyperbole (of course, not everything is a winner *command post*) Now, yes, more than likely Merida owns the factory where the majority of their stuff is manufactured, but they're just contracting to the demands of what S says - the same as all premier brands. When you buy a S bike, you know that you're getting an actual S bike - not some carbon copy cookie cutter catalogue bike that, when you vacationed on S. America you saw dozens of locals riding the same thing with different branding that they paid pennies on the dollar compared to what you paid. And, when you talk manufacturing theres a whole'nother set of issues that differentiate the two. Dont sleep on the fact that S bikes are made in Taiwan. They are the world leader in Carbon manufacturing technology (materials, chemicals, environment, labor etc). Now think that Astro still builds most of their bikes in Vietnam and we are comparing apples to dog poo. Now I know I have rambled on far too long and wasted too much of your all's time so I'm sorry for that.
Trudeez mikekazimer's article
Jun 1, 2020 at 13:22
Jun 1, 2020
Ridden & Rated: 12 of the Best 2020 Flat Pedals
The crankbothers broke while they were taking them out of the box. ????
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May 30, 2020 at 15:08
May 30, 2020
Selling
May 30, 2020 at 15:08
May 30, 2020

Nukeproof horizon 35*50mm. RED ano

$30 USD
I'm selling a used Nukeproof Horizon stem. This stem is Red anodized. It is 35mm bar diameter with 50mm reach. It also has 5° of rise/drop. The stem is in beautiful condition, now flaws or blemishes. The inky reason I'm selling is that I've got a new bike on order that will better fit a shorter stem. Shipping will be $5 within the lower 48. Please message me if you have any questions. Cheers.

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May 30, 2020 at 14:11
May 30, 2020
Selling
May 30, 2020 at 14:09
May 30, 2020

FSA Grid stem. 50mm reach. 35mm clamp 6*rise

$35 USD
For sale is a very lightly used FSA Grid stem. The stem came stock on my bike but was swapped out after a couple of rides. The stem is in excellent condition, it could very easily pass as brand new. The is one extremely tiny nick on the underside of the stem (see photo). Shipping will be $5 within the lower 48 states.

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