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bkm303 RichardCunningham's article
Mar 8, 2017 at 6:08
Mar 8, 2017
OneUp Switch Chainring System - Review
Yup. Probably the same weight, and way less hassle.
bkm303 vernonfelton's article
Mar 7, 2017 at 12:47
Mar 7, 2017
Your Trail’s Future May Depend On IMBA's New Leader
I was shocked, man. I grew up in the Boulder area but never really rode mtb much. Rented a bike a couple years ago when I was home and hit up some local-ish trails with my buddy. It was PACKED. I probably had to hop off the trail like 20+ times to let people by. It's kinda nuts with how many trails there are around there how few of them are bikeable.
bkm303 vernonfelton's article
Mar 7, 2017 at 7:45
Mar 7, 2017
Your Trail’s Future May Depend On IMBA's New Leader
Some properly tough questions here, good interview... **BUT** the one question I was curious about didn't get asked. "I don’t know if they are going to go to Washington DC to go to task for mountain bikers" So what's Wiens' stance on wilderness and STC going to be??
bkm303 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 7:47
Feb 22, 2017
Ask Pinkbike - Which Dropper and Hot-Rodding a Habit
You'd want that if: - seat tube collar comes up too high to actually use the full 150 - your tire buzzes the saddle when suspension bottoms out and the post is fully slammed, but you like where the full-extended position is - or you bought a 150mm post cuz everyone said you NEED 150mm, but the full slammed position feels awkward. For me there's definitely such a thing as putting the saddle too low. Nothing wrong with extra adjustability.
bkm303 AJBarlas's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 6:29
Jan 13, 2017
SUNringlé Charger Expert AL Wheelset - Review
^ hilarious typo. Trying to imagine the marketing for that wheelset haha
bkm303 AJBarlas's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 6:23
Jan 13, 2017
SUNringlé Charger Expert AL Wheelset - Review
Same experience for me. I have a lower-end Charger wheelset on my hardtail. I broke a rear axle without realizing it, and ended up completely wrecking the ratchet ring and pawls... not only did Hayes/Sun rush me replacement pawls, spring, and ratchet ring, they gave me a stronger axle (chromoly instead of aluminum) and the ratchet ring removal tool (proprietary) no questions asked. Great service.
bkm303 mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2016 at 8:24
Sep 19, 2016
Ibis Ripley vs Ibis Ripley LS
Long/steep isn't always possible - currently the long WB slack bikes all run very short stems. If you keep similar WB and use a steeper HA, you need to move the head/steer tube further forward. Without going to some weird zero length stem, you'd have to shift the seat angle forward or lengthen the stays. Either way I think it would result in your weight being strangely over the front of the bike.
bkm303 mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2016 at 7:08
Sep 19, 2016
Ibis Ripley vs Ibis Ripley LS
Stopped reading when he said pancakes were better than waffles. This article is trash.
bkm303 PeterWojnar's article
Sep 9, 2016 at 13:11
Sep 9, 2016
Xtreme Country: XC is the New Enduro - Video
@WAKIdesigns: why anyone would want 140 or 160 on a hardtail is just beyond my comprehension. And yet, I see people doing it, like your HT isn't cool if it just has a regular 100/120 fork on it. If you're riding fast enough to use all 160mm in the front, that rigid rear will absolutely murder you. And if you're going hardtail speeds you're just pushing around an extra 40mm of travel and fucked up geometry for no reason at all. Just embrace the HT for what it is: a fun, durable CROSS COUNTRY bike for people who kind of enjoy being beaten up a little.
bkm303 PeterWojnar's article
Sep 9, 2016 at 8:03
Sep 9, 2016
Xtreme Country: XC is the New Enduro - Video
@SonofBovril: yeah, I don't think riding a hardtail or crappy bike makes you faster, it's more that switching bikes periodically wakes you up and makes you notice your weak points or parts of the trail you haven't noticed - I've ridden a hardtail almost exclusively for the last year or so, and it's definitely made me a lot smoother and more precise, but it's also made me more cautious into gnar, jumps, and hard corners. There's no substitute for the level of traction and forgiveness you get on a nice AM bike. On the flipside, my wife only owns a hardtail. Getting her on a Bronson during a recent trip to NC did wonders for her confidence, both descending and climbing. Having a bike like that allows you to not sweat the small stuff on the trail, and now some of the features that looked super gnarly on her HT look more attainable. Both bikes make you faster/better. The thing that makes you slower is stagnating and allowing yourself to get bored.
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