May 25, 2017 at 22:593 days
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
Yawn... Manufacture 'invites' hack to come 'test' their latest/greatest sled. In addition to manufacturer previously supplying said hack's employer with other products for employer to write stories about on the internet, thus sell advertising space(from very same manufacturer?), they also treat hack like a team rider for the session. Oh, and every hack wants to be 'one of the boys' insofar as manufacturers/aftermarket manufacturers/teams are concerned as well, so before said hack's ass even touches the seat, he's faced with one helluva CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Readers of hack's employer's website(rag,etc..) occasionally bring up this little factoid, and like every other rag/website, they always deny 'favorable' press to those companies that pay their bills, make them feel like they're special, give them product etc. Hack writes 'review', and low and behold said review couldn't be more glowing. He attempts to throw in one 'negative' in a half-assed attempt at appearing impartial, but even then totally waters it down. He blames everything(himself, awkward positioning, the moon..) but the bike, and the 'problem' he chose is so minor in nature, it's highly unlikely anybody is gonna remember it anyway. Business as usual
YoKev vernonfelton's article
May 18, 2017 at 21:28May 18, 2017
Nino Schurter's Custom Scott Spark RC- XC World Cup Round 1, Nove Mesto
@Zaff: Prolly why the shock is devoid of any graphics. If it were a RockShox, it'd have RS graphics all over it. Begs to be asked, why ISN'T he running a RS?
YoKev mikelevy's article
May 18, 2017 at 19:50May 18, 2017
Ban the Berms? – Opinion
Yeah, my local trails certainly DON'T have an 'abundance' of 'em. Hell, they don't have enough
YoKev AJBarlas's article
May 18, 2017 at 2:58May 18, 2017
Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – First Ride
Being Maxxis 2.6" tires, they're prolly actually closer to 2.3"
YoKev mikelevy's article
May 9, 2017 at 21:15May 9, 2017
Dean Lucas' Intense M16C is Pure Carbon Fiber Excess – Bike Check
When you have a pint of orange, a pint of yellow, and a pint of Candy Apple Red leftover from other jobs, and you get dared to use 'em all on one bike
YoKev mattwragg's article
May 6, 2017 at 22:53May 6, 2017
Opinion: Calm Reflections of Big-Wheeled Panic
I've been running the new 3" High Roller(looks like the front tire on a 250F MX bike...literally. It's only 5mm narrower than the 80/21 they put on those things) since the day after they released it, and the level of traction it brings is ridiculous. It also has every bit of feedback that my narrower tires have. I like them so much I threw a 2.8" on the front of my DH bike, and went faster straight away. IMO the DH train will only make a quick stop at the 29"wheel, and the next *final* stop will be the 27.5+ The hold-up has been the tires not delivering feedback and traction in all environments, but that's changed now. Obviously I could be wrong, but time will tell.
YoKev paulaston's article
Apr 30, 2017 at 1:52Apr 30, 2017
Randoms - Bike Festival Riva, 2017
Continental needs to come up with another acronym.
YoKev natedh9's article
Apr 26, 2017 at 22:39Apr 26, 2017
Gas To Flat - The Adam Brayton Homestory
Nice 'Jeep'. I hope he didn't pay Jeep price for the thing
Apr 26, 2017 at 16:52Apr 26, 2017
Bike Check: Neko Mulally's YT Tues
@daweil: YT = 'Young Talent'
Apr 26, 2017 at 14:28Apr 26, 2017
It's Alive: Santa Cruz Reveals the V10 29er
The 'point' in racing is to be the FASTEST(quickest) on course. The same as it's always been It's NEVER been to 'look' fast. The fastest racers often look like they're going the slowest, as they're simply smoother on course. Look at Kevin Schwantz. The guy always looked like he's on the warm-up lap, but he won races(and championships). Mick Doohan, Mat Mladin, Troy Corser.. The list goes on and on. Racing isn't about ANYTHING other than finishing first. If you want style points, watch gymnastics or ice skating