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bikebudha1 mikekazimer's article
May 31, 2023 at 12:00
May 31, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: Clipless vs Flat - What's Your Pedal Preference?
Long live my Speedplay Frogs. I an running a pair that has outlasted my last 3 mountain bikes. (15+years of use). Tragic that they don't make these anymore. Also, my knees feel great.
bikebudha1 dariodigiulio's article
Mar 28, 2023 at 8:11
Mar 28, 2023
Interview: Talking About Tires With Maxxis, Schwalbe, Continental, WTB, & Others
Give me a Panaracer Fire XC Pro any day of the week! - I miss the days where there were dozens of tire brands out there. These days, it's the same 4-ish brands, with the same old tread patterns. - I also miss the days where tire companies were striving for grip AND lightweight. You used to be able to find pretty good grippy tires in the 550-650gm range. Nowdays, 'all-mountain' mentality says that 900-1100gm tires are 'light'... ugh, some of us still enjoy pedalling up as much as sailing down...
bikebudha1 christinachappetta's article
Mar 8, 2023 at 15:32
Mar 8, 2023
Video: 'Pink It & Shrink It' - Why Don't More Brands Make Women's Specific Bikes?
This was years ago, but I went into a bike shop and the salesman tried to sell me on "woman specfice TIRES" (for my wife's mtb bike. HA HA HA.. OMG, like the tires could tell the sex of the rider. PUHlease... Same goes for "women's specfic" bikes. There is no need for such a thing. Now bikes for 'shorter', or 'lighter' riders? Yes, massive market. My wife's 120lbs soaking wet, and we've always had trouble getting her suspension set up 'light enough' to actually work correctly. Otherwise, 'small' mtbs' can easily be 'fitted' with stem length, crank length, etc. - to fit any shape or sized person.
bikebudha1 edspratt's article
Feb 6, 2023 at 14:55
Feb 6, 2023
Throwback Thursday: 4 Bikes Turning 30 in 2023
At the time I was 6'-4", 190lbs. I rode an AMP Fork for SEVEN years. And rode it hard. The last couple of years I had to go through a local bearings guys + my local bike shop to get the bearings serviced/replaced - as my AMP fork outlasted the AMP company. But it was a small price to pay, once a year, for such a killer fork. It really is a wonderful design for cross country use.
bikebudha1 dan-roberts's article
Jun 1, 2022 at 12:41
Jun 1, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
ridley, check out Cube bikes. Mine is a 23" frame. I'm 6'-4" with a 38" inseam. It fits great.
bikebudha1 dan-roberts's article
Jun 1, 2022 at 12:39
Jun 1, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
The thing that really SUCKS about 'race' bike like this is the single chainring up front. No of "us" are pro racers. And bikes like this will be ridden many a mile over many a hill. So it would be really nice to at leat have a "double" ring up front for us mere mortals as we tackle those longer epic rides. (I have a Brek Epic belt buckle, and I can't imagine having such limited gears for a ride like that. I did the Epic with a triple. It saved me.).
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May 6, 2022 at 16:18
May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022 at 16:18
May 6, 2022

Norco Threshold Cross Frame - Like New

$600 USD
This is a 2015 Norco Threshold Cyclocross frame. I only rode it for one year. (It was the largest size they made, and it was just a bit to short for me, I took all the components and put them on a Norco Search gravel frame - which has a taller stack - I'm 6'-4"). Frame rides great, had it fit, I would still be riding it. - New Norco Search Frame: 2022 List's for $1,700. So I'm asking for less than half, only $600. - Note in the photo you can see some black electrical tape. That is only there to hold in the plastic caps for the cable routing (so I don't lose them). - I have a frame box for shipping. Buyer pays for shipping (usually $100 for a frame size package).

bikebudha1 danielsapp's article
Aug 6, 2019 at 11:35
Aug 6, 2019
First Ride: 2020 Specialized Epic HT - The World's Lightest Production Hardtail
No dropper, Fail. No front deraileur, Fail. Beige/grey, Fail....
bikebudha1 mikelevy's article
May 2, 2019 at 15:28
May 2, 2019
Point: Suspension Lockout Levers Have Made Bikes Worse
First off, I still love my bar ends. They are far more ergonomic for climbing, especially steep sectoins. And they offer a second hand position for longer climbs. Second, I run a triple - on my 2018 Niner RKT. That's right, brand new bike, brand new triple (bless you shimano). Why? I'm no pro, so I don't have the lungs to ride a 1x up the MOUNTAINS I ride. And I ride mountains, granny gear ups to big ring decents. I use all the gears. Don't believe the lazy bike manufacturers. If a brand says 1x is better it's because A) they are too lazy to properly design a suspension around it. B) They are cutting costs to make more money. I can't count the number of people I've passed on the flats/fireroad downs as they spin out their cute little 1x. Nor can I count the number of much fitter people I've passed while they walk up that steep section because their precious 1x doesn't have an easy enough gear. Long live 3x. Third, Mr. Levy is right. Just like with 3x/1x - manufacturers use lock outs to make up for lacking suspension designs BECAUSE IT'S CHEAPER. I had the first gen Ellesworth 29er evolve. They had suspension nailed. Spinning a middle ring climb = no bob. Standing and sprinting = bob for the first couple of pedal strokes, then no bob. Yet good suspension at all times. (Unfortunately, the frame and shock weight seven lbs+, and was just to much of a pig to push up the hills, even with the bobless climb). My Niner is very good, but even it still uses a 3-way lockout. (Which I essentially just leave in the middle for everything but really long climbs or really long decents).
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