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b-mack mikelevy's article
Jul 17, 2017 at 22:30
Jul 17, 2017
Ask Us Anything: DVO Suspension - Finished
Why only a tapered steerer on the Emerald? Surely it wouldn't be too hard to make a straight 1 1/8" option available to take advantage of angle sets compatibility with older frames....not to mention the other DH fork companies are happily still getting on with straight steerers. I'd run an Emerald if I could....but I can't.
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Jul 13, 2017 at 8:34
Jul 13, 2017
From the Top: David Turner
For a guy who greatly built his company's reputation on his dh bike, he sure is disenchanted with them. To dismiss downhill as mearly a marketing ploy and no more relevant than an F1 car is to disregard a significant user base as well as a respected and loved form of riding/racing. None of us here will ever own an F1 car but many of us have or have had a downhill bike. To dismiss them like that makes me think that Turner is more concerned with marketing to the deep pocketed masses than recognizing the awesome diversity in this sport and how it all has a place on the mountain.
b-mack ClayPorter's article
May 30, 2017 at 18:28
May 30, 2017
The Deathgrip Movie Photo Epic
Good to know there's still a place in film for big bikes, big mountains, and helicopters...
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
May 9, 2017 at 23:23
May 9, 2017
Qualifying Results - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
@WAKIdesigns: Haha...you're the best Waki...Cheers!
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
May 9, 2017 at 23:15
May 9, 2017
Qualifying Results - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
@deadmeat25: By the way, I think this is all hilarious coming from another 40 year old who owns and rides unique and "old" 26 inch DH bikes.... Your BMW is amazing.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
May 9, 2017 at 22:58
May 9, 2017
Qualifying Results - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
@deadmeat25: All I can really say is "we shall see"... but to offer an example of something similar: Square taper bottom brackets were the norm for generations, and then came ISIS/Octalink which claimed to be the "answer" to broken spindles...only to be replaced by Shimano's external BB which has now become the standard (lets ignore press fit for now).... ISIS is now all but dead and gone but interestingly square taper has lived on for it's light weight, narrow q-factor, and robust bearings. Granted, it's a niche market, but the "ancient" square taper BB has outlived its supposed replacement. I have been deep in this sport and industry since 1994 and seen it all come and go and come back again. 26" has roots... roots run deep and are hard to kill.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
May 9, 2017 at 10:30
May 9, 2017
Qualifying Results - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
@deadmeat25: Really. All DJ, park, and pump track bikes are still 26 and many Fest, slalom, and Rampage riders go out of their way to run 26. Maybe you should get a grip and realize you can't be certain of anything in this world, let alone this industry. Cheers
b-mack SRSuntour's article
May 5, 2017 at 18:03
May 5, 2017
SR Suntour's Perception Changing Tour: Demo Our Best Suspension
Pull the lowers off and slather in new grease after it's been left sitting outside all winter leaned up against the side of a garage.
b-mack SRSuntour's article
May 5, 2017 at 18:00
May 5, 2017
b-mack SRSuntour's article
May 5, 2017 at 17:59
May 5, 2017
SR Suntour's Perception Changing Tour: Demo Our Best Suspension
@SketchyD: I was simply talking about the photo reinforcing the image of the OEM crap that Suntour lost its reputation on. I've been on the inside of a wrench tent too, and was a head mechanic and shop manager for ten years. I wasn't judging their service or dedication to their customers, in fact, I always had great warranty and parts help from them when I was wrenching. I just think it was a lame photo to choose for an article titled "SR Suntour's Perception Changing Tour: Demo Our Best Suspension"... Thanks for the down votes.
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