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amrskipro mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 11:06
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Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
Shimano XTR M9000 Race levers with Shimano Saint M820 calipers and H03C Metallic pads. Best set up I have ever had. The best way to set the contact point is during the bleed anyway.
amrskipro AJBarlas's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 9:09
Oct 20, 2017
Tackling the Trans B.C. with a Stages Power Meter
Giving more $$$ to the communities they ride in or near than either Crankworx or the EWS does actually!
amrskipro mikekazimer's article
Oct 14, 2017 at 7:50
Oct 14, 2017
The Mountain Bike Technology Wishlist - Opinion
Blur TRc was awesome. Just wore it out. Slack geometry in a shorter travel bike.
amrskipro bcenduroseries's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 10:15
Oct 11, 2017
Grassroots Enduro: What's it Like?
Awesome sound track!!
amrskipro paulaston's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 8:55
Oct 11, 2017
Raaw Madonna - Press Release and Interview
@Weens: In this context it means "shipped worldwide excluding USA and Canada". It is nothing to do with not being interested in North America as a market but the stupid "it must be everyone else's fault except mine" litigation culture that means it costs silly amounts of money to have insurance for a product. Most of the launch 'delays' for the European brands are because of this issue. Obviously companies weigh up the additional cost of insurance, the potential losses from a frivolous law suit and decide that the potential sales profit in this market does not add up to a risk worth taking. And there are just as many high earning recreational mountain bikers in Europe to which $3500 represents about 1-2% of their annual bonus who will happily buy this kind of bike because it is different and potentially the best designed in its class. You only have to look at all the tricked out Santacruzs (blinged with head to axle Hope parts) that turn up in Whistler under Brit riders each summer to see that there is a strong European market for high end bikes with bespoke builds.
amrskipro natedh9's article
Oct 7, 2017 at 10:40
Oct 7, 2017
Inside Ortema - The German Custom Brace Producer
@ismasan: which is about 1/10th of the cost of one knee surgery in the US so a relative bargain.
amrskipro vernonfelton's article
Aug 19, 2017 at 9:07
Aug 19, 2017
Five Ten Re-Boots a Classic - Crankworx Whistler 2017
@BryceBorlick: They can be re-soled. You just need to speak to Five-ten and find a cobbler locally that stocks their sole material. Usually they will be in an area that has a strong rock climbing community as well as the rubber on climbing shoes can wear in spots well before the shoes themselves are worn out. We have a cobbler near us that does them for C$90 which sounds like a lot but it still cheaper than a new pair of kicks and there is quite a lot of work in removing the old soles, gluing and stitching on the new sole.
amrskipro mikelevy's article
Aug 12, 2017 at 20:06
Aug 12, 2017
Prototype Hayes DH Brake - Crankworx Whistler 2017
I think the key word is "prototypes" Hayes can FEA the shit out of them once they prove that the overall concepts work and then decide on forged, machined or a combination of both. Prefer to see another company offering a mineral oil brake rather than DOT fluid.
amrskipro pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 9, 2017 at 8:22
Aug 9, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Tubeless Setup, Cleat Trouble, Wide Tires
@g-42: disagree with the Conti statement, I've been running Conti tyres in various flavours (albeit only the premium Protection/ Protection Apex versions) on all my bikes for eight years now and I have never had a problem getting them to fit or seat when inflated. I open my new tyres and let them sit in in their 'rolling' shape, sometimes with a tube inside (if they seemed to not want to unfold) for at least 24 hours, and probably more like 48 hrs, before installing them.
amrskipro RichardCunningham's article
Aug 4, 2017 at 18:23
Aug 4, 2017
Mathias Fluckinger's Prototype Radon - Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Cup 2017
Interesting that he runs XTR M9020 Trail brakes rather than the M9000 Race model. I guess he prefers the 'feel' of servo-wave.
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