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bkm303 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 12, 2017 at 7:11
May 12, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Which DH Bike, Stem Length, Getting Into Slopestyle
Meh. Talking about any new/modern bike, your enjoyment of it is like 99% in your head. and any decent rider will be able to improve and have fun on virtually any modern bike. I know guys who buy the dopest, sexiest bikes ever, and they're all super fun to ride and well-reviewed, no mechanical issues... but they're still constantly buying new bikes every 1-2 years because they always think there's something better out there. My only 2 pieces of advice are: 1. Cheap gear can be expensive. Whatever you buy, make sure it actually works for what you're trying to do with it. If you don't have the money for it now, it's better to save up rather than buy something that will break/malfunction/hurt you/not fit you. I've re-bought a lot ski/bike/brewing/etc gear just because I was being stupid the first time around. 2. Once you have it, just learn to be happy with what you have. I don't care how nice your gear is, if you let consumerism, jealousy of other people's gear, and "what-ifs" get into your head, you can talk yourself out of loving ANYTHING. As long as you have a working bike, you can always improve and have fun. Whether you decide based on demoing loads of bikes or just a gut/boner decision... being happy with what you bought is really just a decision you make in your mind, it's not about the bike. I honestly don't think it's possible to hate ANY new bike from a major brand... especially in the Gambler/Aurum price bracket.
bkm303 mikekazimer's article
Apr 27, 2017 at 5:42
Apr 27, 2017
Bike Check: Neko Mulally's YT Tues
lol look at this dummy on his tiny wheels!
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.
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