amrskipro

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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.
amrskipro davetrumpore's article
Jul 31, 2017 at 17:30
Jul 31, 2017
Hoedown Throwdown: Race Day 2 - EWS Aspen 2017
K-Edge by the look of things. They make a Garmin mount that replaces a stem spacer. But as she is TFR is could be a race shop custom to work with the Knock block headset.
amrskipro pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2017 at 13:28
Jul 30, 2017
Onza's Gwin-Designed Aquila DH Tire Released for Sale
@bigburd: the top pros are not interested in optimal wear when their mechanic throws a fresh set on at every race (and when ever they feel like it when training at home).
amrskipro mikekazimer's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 13:18
Jul 18, 2017
Push ACS-3 Coil Spring Conversion Kit - First Look
FAST Suspension cartridge for the Pike. A proper range of high and low range compression as well as a wider range of usable rebound. Awesome improvement.
amrskipro paulaston's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 7:29
Jul 18, 2017
Mavic Deemax - Return of the King?
@WAKIdesigns: Conti Der Kaiser Projekt beats the DHF any day. Rolls faster, grips better and wears better. But the DHF is the best tyre that Maxxis make.
amrskipro rossbellphoto's article
Jul 6, 2017 at 16:42
Jul 6, 2017
Cockpit Setups - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017
@yonibois: yes but Minaar is 6'3" tall so is probably tall enough with long enough arms to justify an 800 mm bar.
amrskipro AJBarlas's article
Jul 1, 2017 at 8:00
Jul 1, 2017
2018 Specialized Epic - First Ride
Gary Fisher had bikes specced with 42 or 44 mm fork off set quite some time ago. Makes sense if it works within the overall design of the bike.
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