blatant pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 28, 2017 at 4:431 days
We Went To Taiwan and Started a Bike Company...
Excellent work, PB staff. Good stuff.
Jun 24, 2017 at 19:42Jun 24, 2017
This is a short-travel, big fun rig for a taller person who's looking to rip. Super-fun bike, great pedaler and an absolute gnar-destroyer. I've ridden this rig everywhere in Arizona from easy stuff at PMP and Hawes to Flag, Sedona and most stuff on South Mountain. This is the newest iteration of this frame by Banshee. It has very short travel (105mm) meant to be paired with a 120 to 140 fork. This bike is stiff, slack, low, pedals incredibly well and is surprisingly plush for such short travel. This is a high-end working-man's build, solid, reliable, very understated bling. I purchased the frame in mid-April from Dirt Merchant Cycles in Colorado and built it from frame up. Learn more about the bike, geo, sizing, etc., here: http://bansheebikes.com/phantom/ Frame: Newest-version 2017 Banshee Phantom, raw aluminum, size XL. Banshee production runs are pretty small and this bike is difficult to get (go try to find a used one on the secondary market). I have the short 148x12 dropouts that handle up to a 29x2.6 tire. There are multiple replacement dropout options for 27.5+, etc., up to a 29x2.8. Tapered head tube, threaded BB, external routing except dropper and includes flip chips to change geometry. Shock: Stock Rockshox Monarch Debonair RT3, 105mm of awesome travel. Fork: MRP Ribbon, one of the newest and coolest forks on the market, manufactured in Colorado. Pos/neg pressure, ramp control. Very stiff and controlled but supple off the top. Set at 140mm travel, can be easily internally changed shorter if you wish. Wheelset: New Speed Dream/Dave Thomas build. Old-style Flow EX rims laced to awesome Project 321 boost hubs. I specifically chose these rims vs. all the other options available. Happy to discuss with buyer if you care to. Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR, Exo TR casing, both 2.3, tubeless. Brakes: Sram Guide R 180/180 Centerline. Seating: Rockshox Reverb, 150mm drop, fresh rebuild with updated IFP seals. WTB Silverado saddle. Cockpit: Renthal Apex 40mm stem for 35mm bars. Race Face Atlas 800 bars with 35mm clamp, Deity grips, even cool Chromag spacers. Can swap 50 or 65mm stem if needed. Drivetrain: RF Atlas crankset with 30mm spindle. RF 28-tooth n/w Cinch ring. Sram XO1 11-speed drivetrain. Choice of well-used XT clipless or Canfield flat pedals. This is an awesome bike, particularly for a taller dude who likes to pedal AND get rowdy. For sizing reference, I'm 6'2, 34 inseam, monkey arms. Asking price is very fair considering the build. Very strong preference for local Phoenix buyers in cash. Will consider shipping within the lower 48; we can negotiate the Paypal and shipping fees. Also willing to consider a frame only or partial sale (frame, frame/fork, etc.). Thanks for reading.
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Jun 24, 2017 at 19:23Jun 24, 2017
Jun 18, 2017 at 19:47Jun 18, 2017
Near-new set of TLD 5450 knee/shins pads. These are size large. Meant to order my normal medium and somehow ordered large. Worn three times. No damage, no crashes, no funk/odor/dirt. Paid $75. My stupidity = your gain. Yours for $45 paypal'd/shipped in the lower 48.
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Jun 18, 2017 at 19:41Jun 18, 2017
blatant MartinLortz's article
Jun 18, 2017 at 13:01Jun 18, 2017
The Mountain Bike Tourist - Brevard, North Carolina
Cool story. You must've been there the same week I was; when it rained something like 11-12 inches in four days. I'd planned my trip from Phoenix for months and was pretty bummed about the weather. I only managed two rides (Daniel Ridge and Black Mountain), but they were fun. Neat place, not the level of tech I'm used to in Phoenix, but still great trails. Probably too much rain overall for me, though.
Apr 10, 2017 at 17:35Apr 10, 2017
Excellent condition Rockshox Vivid Air rear shock. 8.5x2.5 or 216x63. Awesome air shock. No issues and very little use. Includes box, seal kit and shock pump. $260, which includes PP fees and shipping in the lower 48.
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Apr 10, 2017 at 17:33Apr 10, 2017
blatant RichardCunningham's article
Mar 17, 2017 at 6:32Mar 17, 2017
Opinion: The Table
To be completely honest, I've never cared for RC's writing in product reviews. Perhaps he's done them too long, but they seem formulaic to me. However, the articles he's penned of this nature are extraordinary. I'd love to read more like this. Well done, sir, well done.
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Mar 5, 2017 at 18:08Mar 5, 2017