YoKev AJBarlas's article
Jul 25, 2017 at 20:593 days
Spēd Precision Maul TR Wheels - Review
I lost count a long time ago with how many wheels are available at this size, weight, and price. What truly amazes me, is that there's obviously enough people out there buying all these different brands/sets. Seems like a new-previously unknown- brand/set pops up on a weekly basis, and again, same weight, width, and price. I gather there's a nice margin in 'em for the manufacturer
YoKev mikelevy's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 20:11Jul 20, 2017
The Comfort Zone Doldrums - Opinion
"And much like troops in a trench during wartime" No, riding in a perfectly safe bicycle race is NOTHING like being hunkered down behind cover while rounds blast into said cover in front of you, and snap over and on each side of your head. Your 'experience' has more in common with sitting on a toilet blasting away with others on either side of you in a public restroom, than fighting a war.
YoKev RichardCunningham's article
Jul 7, 2017 at 22:58Jul 7, 2017
Not So Fast - 5 World Cup Pros Tell Us Why They Switched Back to 27.5-Inch Wheels
From these interviews, it looks like the teams/companies that built a new chassis for the 29" wheels are dialed, and the ones that simply made 'adjustments' to fit 29" wheels are suffering. Noticed they didn't interview the dudes who are consistently finishing near the top on the 29's(Santa Cruz etc.), just the also-rans who jumped on the bandwagon late
YoKev rossbellphoto's article
Jul 7, 2017 at 19:32Jul 7, 2017
Behind the Scenes of Fox's World Cup Race Support
So what's this guy saying.. a lot of Fox owners are d****(don't get your panties in a wad, I'm one too)?
YoKev paulaston's article
Jun 5, 2017 at 19:22Jun 5, 2017
May 2017 - Good Month or Bad Month?
If they're gonna schedule events in Europe during spring, they're gonna get rain. What I don't understand is, why don't they schedule races in the Western U.S. this time of year? They freaking race in New Zealand for crissake, and the US is closer to Europe. Kalifornistan is also the birth-place of mountain biking, and Utah, Arizona(Sedona) and California not only are dry and warm now,, there's also thousands of miles of prime trails/runs for World Cup racing. Why they don't run any WC DH races here is a question that needs an answer
YoKev mattwragg's article
Jun 2, 2017 at 1:21Jun 2, 2017
The Campaign for Worse Bicycles – Opinion
Most (if not all) Alfa's are complete piles of shit, with ZERO redeeming value. If owning one makes you feel superior in some way, then all the power to you. I'll take a Porsche(pretty much any). They have more character in one of their lug nuts than Alfa Romeo has in its entire factory. Yet Porsche's character shows itself in the way it needs to be driven. If driven properly it wins races. If driven poorly, it punishes the driver by doing a 180 and backing in to the inside wall. The fact that their trim pieces fit precisely, or their suspension pieces last forever doesn't detract from them in any way, shape, or form. To the contrary, it allows you to concentrate on driving the fucking thing instead of spending 5 hours working on the POS for every 10 minutes spent behind the wheel. I like the same qualities in my mountain bikes. Needing to modify or constantly repair a POS bike because it was a piss-poor excuse from the get-go doesn't make me feel any 'closer' to it in the slightest. What makes me connect with a bike is when I somehow find myself on a run that's way over my head, yet the bike feels as if it's responding to my thoughts, turning my initial fear into euphoria. I've owned several bikes that fit this description. What made me happy off the trail, was the fact that I simply have/had to wash them regularly, and properly maintain them.
YoKev mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 22:59May 25, 2017
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