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Aug 26, 2019 at 20:36Aug 26, 2019
Video: First Look at the Proving Grounds Rampage Qualifier Course
I think this is a very bad look for Mtb! Guys just bro-ing out about some sick jumps and casually mentioning they cut down a small forest to make a moonscape for a single event. Yeah forests get logged for wood and paper and need to be managed for forest health and can be managed properly, but lets be honest these guys don't seem to give a rip about that. I wont be watching this event and it is a check against red bull in my eyes.
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Jun 28, 2019 at 18:41Jun 28, 2019
Jun 28, 2019 at 18:37Jun 28, 2019
This is a used DK BMX that I used for 1 year. It was built from the frame up for racing and jumping. It's a blend of bulletproof and lightweight. On the bulletproof side the wheels are Sun Ringle rims laced to redline hubs. The cranks are also redline and steel. The strength of the two parts should cover most failed landings and hold up to some really good wear and tear. I didn't get out on the bike much and my focus has shifted to MTB. On the light side of things frame is a alloy DK pro frame and one of their top models the year it was made. The frame is extremely lightweight along with the rest of the parts that make up the bike including the fly handlebars, Tioga power block tires and slx brakes. The Ride in the bike is great, fantastic weight distribution very easy to pump and muscle through the turns. The head angle of the bike makes her greet midturn line changes. Very easy to manual and get the bike in the air.
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Dec 16, 2018 at 18:30Dec 16, 2018
Dec 15, 2018 at 18:13Dec 15, 2018
Hello This is a 58cm Trek Crockett Disc in the best color Trek makes that just screams cyclocross party time. Be prepared for people to cheer for you just because you are riding a pink bike! I have owned this bike for 2 years and loved it well. I absolutely love this bike and cant say enough about the geometry and ride quality and the color. Usually cross is a carbon or steel game for me but this was one of the only alloy bikes I have ridden that was comfortable to ride and didn't feel like it was made out of an I beam. The bike steers exceptionally well from the seat, I felt that I could corner harder on this bike then my old cross bike because the weighting of the tires was much more intuitive, the pink beast just digs in on the turns. I love this year of the Crocket because it uses mountain bike wheels (15mm thru axle front and 135 QR rear) which make for great cross wheels. The wheel-set that is on the bike is a nice bombproof choice from the likes of Shimanos mtb line. its tubeless and nice and wide (23 internal). The drive train is a Sram build, I opted for 1x10 knowing that the Pepto colorway would do WAY more then an 11th gear ever would and I used a clutched X9 rear derailuer and a narrow wide 42 tooth Raceface chainring on the front. With a 11-36 cassette I felt like I had more then enough gears to get around town in Seattle and for all my riding needs. The brakes are TRP SPYRE road. With pads actuated from both sides the braking power was great and trouble free. I like cable actuated brakes because it gave me the ability to adjust them at home unlike the hydraulics which need to be done at a shop. The alloy Crockett has hidden fender mounts for all weather riding and can take a 40cm tire. These features make this a great bike for gravel and commuting year round. And with the pink frame color all the more better to be seen. I would usually ride a 56cm but after looking at the stack and reach for the Crockett when i bought the bike I found myself sizing up to match the reach on my 56cm Specialized. Make sure to give this a look. The parts: The bike just had a tune up which included cleaning the drivetrain and truing the wheels, adjusting shifting and braking. Tires are BRAND NEW, literally zero miles on them. Stem is NEW and the seatpost are NEW to freshen up the bike and fit for anyone rather then fit for my long arms. Quick note if you are interested in running the bike 2x10 I do have the matching left rival shifter and could include it for another $40. Ill make sure to include all the original frame parts that came with the bike. Wheels: shimano mt66 hbar: zipp tires: continental 28cm brakes: trp spyre Shifters: sram rival rear derail: sram x-9 short cage cassette: xt 11-36 10spd. Please feel free to reach out with questions
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Jul 17, 2017 at 14:49Jul 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 at 14:48Jul 17, 2017
This is the Niner ROS (ride over sh!t (actual name)) Steel in Purple/green which has got to be the best color by far. I will say very quick my Iphone is old and the photos are very hazy make the bike look dirty. I assure you it looks new still i can take some more photos if that matters for someone. This bike can be set up in the range from 120 to 140mm travel. I felt that the bike was a bit too much of a monster truck when I had it at 140mm and a bit washy in the g outs so i shortened the Pike fork to 120mm to give it some more balance. The bike felt perfect after that and I should have done it sooner. The Niner ROS is a great modern geo hardtail so you don't get that ass over tea kettle feeling when dropping off a log or rock. the headtube is in the 68 degree range which feeIs great. I felt the bike turned more confidently when you weighted the fork a little more then you think you should in a turn. The BB is eccentric which means you can rotate it to your liking effectively changing the geometry of the bike and the balance of weight and force being put into the frame through the pedals. One of the other selling points of the bike is the ultra short chainstays (418mm) which give the bike a 100% power feeling when pedaling. The frame clears a 2.35 on wide rims. the rear end is 142x12. I ran 1x11 and loved it. The bike is steel, which i have always appreciated in hardtails. the bike is much lighter then some of the other steel "enduro" hardtails that are out right now due to the fact this one is made with good 4130 tubes. I think this bike was amazing and I am on the search for another one much like it but in the plus tire realm. I will cafefully box the bike if it needs to be shipped. I usually use bike flights for this This bike saw 2-3 summers of use but out of a stable of 3 mountain bikes. So a moderate amount of use. No crashes or bailed jumps, i'm a pretty experienced rider but ride alone alot after work so I mostly keep the bike grounded to make sure I don't spend the night in the woods alone with a broken arm. The bike comes with all the little parts it originally came with: headset, front der mount, internal dropper post routing cover, spare der hanger, other small pieces you see in the photos to keep the cables clean and tidy. I treated the inside of the bike with boeshield twice before i ever rode. this is a paint treatment that coats the inside of the bike with a rust proof coating. You will see frame saver tape in the photos all over the outside of the bike to keep the paint nice. hope whoever gets the bike has an amazing time on it.
Mar 12, 2017 at 16:41Mar 12, 2017
Hello everyone Rode this bike in the northwest for one summer and fall and decided i want to go back to 29er. This was a very fun "rallyable" bike VPP just responds really well to pedaling and the bike really shreds going downhill. Love the bike, but not enough to keep it as my main bike. I thought long and hard between the Bronson and the 5010 and i think i made the right choice this is just a more agile bike and climbs better then the bronson. I also felt that anything you can do on a bronson you can do on a 5010. This is an S build 2.0 5010 which means it has a Pike and a 1x11 GXdrive chain and SLX brakes. The S build is great from Santa Cruz because nothing has been spared to make the bike hit a cheaper pricepoint there is nothing on the bike holding you back in terms of great performance. Its got the Pike, great brakes, great wheels, and its Carbon. Rims are nice and wide and the bike is boosted front and rear so its a nice modern rig. This is the newest frame 2.0 iteration of the 5010 so its slacked out a bit from the first 5010 that came out first and TT is 10cm longer and has 5mm more travel in the rear. Long and low! Drive train: Sram Gx shifter, GX derail, chain and X01 cassette. Crank is race face affect narrow wide Brakes:shimano SLX Cockpit: 80mm stem, 740 truvative boobar Wheels: Easton AR 24 boosted 110 front and 148 rear. Fork: Rockshox PIKE 130mm Rear shock: Fox float EVOL (((Black alloy seatpost or +$300 for Reverb Dropper which is in the photos))) Tires: Maxxis DHR 2 and Vittoria Morsa both are 2.35 and tubeless
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Dec 13, 2016 at 22:38Dec 13, 2016
Dec 13, 2016 at 22:34Dec 13, 2016
Too many bikes in the garage! This is my 2016 Niner RLT Steel built from the frame up. First I must say I am sad to get rid of this awesome build, I did some amazing rides on the frame including the Oregon outback which is a 360 gravel ride across Oregon, and a couple other long 200- 300 mile rides. I loved the red white color way tried to match it with chrome accents in the wheels and brakes I think it turned out great and made for great photos. The draw of this bike was the sturdiness of the thru axles the ride of the best reynolds 853 steel and just being able to mount alot of gear very easily to the bike. At one point i did a 90 mile stretch through the Ochoco mountains with no place to fill up water that is where the 5 water bottle mounts really came in handy. I mostly used this bike for bike camping as you can tell from the stories above, and i really think this is the best choice on the market for mixed road/gravel tours. Its steel, huge tire clearance (can fit a knobby 44 cm tire). Has mounts for racks front and rear and fenders front and rear. The geometry is sort of a fire road geometry as described by niner. I would say that it feels like endurance geometry road bike on the tarmac still dancy and light, but then you can really sit in on the gravel and handle the higher speed descents thanks to the lower bb. The bike has this torsional stiffness that comes from the thru axles which encouraged me to get out of the saddle and hammer, it was still very responsive despite all of its off road stability. Couple call outs here on the parts. love the outboard chinch style BB after ponied up the $90 for it and had it installed i will never buy a press fit bottom again. IT is SO Smooth! Feels like a square taper bb. I want one for every one of my bikes now. The DT Swiss wheels were also expensive (about $700) but worth it. ratchet has a nice note to it, tubeless and wide which is where you want to be with a modern set of hoops. Any tire you put on these wheels will be more comfortable due to the width of the rim. Frame Reynolds 853 steel 56 cm frame 142x12mm thru axle rear, mounts for 3 waterbottles Fork Niner carbon tapered steerer Fork 100x15mm thru axle with 2 bottle mounts and fender mounts. Drive Shimano 105 11speed complete (shifters. fd,rd,cass, crank, chain). 50/34 chrainrings, 11-32 cassette. All less then a year old. Bottom bracket Wheels Manufacturing outboard pf30 abec 3(soooo smooth, almost no resistance) Brakes/rotors TRP SPYRE mechanicals, Shimano direct mount rotors Wheels DT Swiss R23 spline db wheels, tubeless, direct mount rotor style, measure 18mm wide internal 23mm external which is nice and wide and comfortable Tires (YOU CHOOSE) Specialized trigger 42mm tires or Specialized turbo Gripton tires 28mm. Stem 120mm Arrowhead Stem Handlebar 42cm Specialized Seatpost Ritchey Flex Logic WCS Carbon Seatpost (awesome compliant seatpost) Cages TI cages! Items that DON'T come with the bike pictured are POWER SADDLE(my favorite saddle to date) I will put on a fizik arione or a bontrager paradigm for free or your favorite saddle if you bring when you come to buy the bike. and spd Pedals(need these) I also have some shorter stems to fit the bike a bit better to some one that doesn't have monkey arms like myself andrew 206 seven 55 oh 56 one