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amanite55 mikekazimer's article
May 29, 2019 at 4:12
May 29, 2019
amanite55 mikekazimer's article
Dec 11, 2017 at 9:34
Dec 11, 2017
2018 Canyon Spectral - First Ride
@jclnv: Suit yourself but imho you are missing out on some of the best times you can have on a bike. Having owned a Banshee Spitfire and currently rinding an Orange 5, 140 mm are my sweetspot for all kinds of shenanigans. Even the EWS trails in Finale Ligure never had me wishing for more.
amanite55 mikekazimer's article
Oct 24, 2017 at 11:16
Oct 24, 2017
Race Face Next R Carbon Wheels - Review
I can buy two Stan's Flow MK3 wheelsets and go to Finale Ligure for one week for that kind of money. Or buy one wheelset and go to Finale for two weeks. Well, I think you catch my drift. 1500$ carbon wheels... Hahahaha... No thanks.
amanite55 paulaston's article
May 18, 2017 at 9:25
May 18, 2017
Mr Wolf Banger Tire Insert - First Ride
Wow, this product (and all the others iof this category) is beyond stupid. Let me give you a quick rundown on what to do: 1. Buy a digital pressure gauge (i.e. Schwalbe or Toppeak) 2. Measure your tire pressure an get it right 3. ??? 4. Profit
Apr 25, 2017 at 11:29
Apr 25, 2017
amanite55 davidarthur's article
Dec 6, 2016 at 11:01
Dec 6, 2016
Merida Big Trail - Review
Oh boy... I am praying for the day when hardtail designers from overseas will learn the difference between static and actual (sagged) head-angle. Take a look at a Last Fast Forward, this is how you should design a modern hardtail for trails and such. Heck, even a 2012 On One 456evo had a head angle of 65,7°!
amanite55 mikekazimer's article
Dec 3, 2016 at 4:50
Dec 3, 2016
Don't Get Hung Up On the Numbers - Opinion
Bought a Banshee Spitfire V2 in 2014, never felt the urge for more travel. As long as you're not a professional XC or Enduro / downhill racer, no average joe ever needs more than what a trail bike of that sort has to offer. I've been to Finale Ligure, Samoens, the Austrian alps, South Tyrol, the Vosges and so on. There is no limit of what you can do with a 140 mm bike if you do it right. Pedal up, hammer down, repeat. I honestly think a lot of people riding 160+ mm Enduro bikes are held back in their progression because the loose sense for the terrain they are riding on.
amanite55 cpgang's article
Oct 5, 2015 at 13:17
Oct 5, 2015
Video: Training for Rampage with Nick Pescetto
somebody give those guys some proper breakes. i think my ears are bleeding!
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