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bookem13 danielsapp's article
Dec 11, 2018 at 9:01
Dec 11, 2018
Field Test: Giant Trance Advanced 29
I've been riding DVO Suspension for the last year, I haven't had any issues with either my forks( I've had two) or my shock. So far so good, reliability wise. As for ride Quality, Wow am I ever impressed.
bookem13 mikelevy's article
Dec 7, 2018 at 8:51
Dec 7, 2018
Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9
@T-woot: getting the cables down the tube is easy enough, and yes a magnet helps plenty. but getting them wrapped in the middle zip tie to hold them from rattling around is my complaint. no amount of magnets or park cable routing guides will help.
bookem13 velosolutionsglobal's video
Dec 6, 2018 at 11:52
Dec 6, 2018
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Gonna miss all your Shenanigans.

bookem13 mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 8:55
Dec 6, 2018
Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9
@T-woot: I wish it were that easy, I really do. I had to fashion a hook out of a spoke and catch all the cables with it then hold it in place while I threaded a pre-curved zip tie in and then very carefully grab it with tiny needle nose pliers. I wouldn't say its impossible, but it sure isn't quick and easy. the hole you have to work in is small, trying to get tools in there and thread a zip tie, just plain sucks. As for using a magnet....a zip tie isn't magnetic, so you're not pulling it around the cables inside that way. The cables and housing are all in part made with some metal inside them( maybe not a hydro line from a reverb), as soon as you have a magnet near them they get pulled around and in the situation where the cables are all run and you just need to tie them down so they are quiet, it doesn't help.
bookem13 mikelevy's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 15:39
Dec 5, 2018
Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9
@mikelevy: I agree, knock block is terrible. But I have a workaround, Trek gives you a very safe distance between the top cap of the fork and the down tube on full lock. A couple minutes with a Dremel and the knock block limits and you can get a few more degrees of steering out of this bike, which is very handy. Having said that, the idea that I have to get a Dremel out to FIX my 10,000$ bike is ridiculous. You didn't touch on it in the video( I haven't read the review yet), The control freak cable routing in Treks Straight shot down tube is one of the most frustrating things I've ever fought with. I love trek bikes, I've ridden many of them, and I am very seriously considering a Remedy as my bike for this season. But Trek and most of the bike industry need to follow suit with Santa Cruz and get there internal cable routing sorted out. End of Rant. Two of the three bikes I am looking at for spring are being covered in your reviews, I'm finding your insights very helpful.
bookem13 mikelevy's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 11:54
Dec 4, 2018
Field Test: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29
hmmm, might be time to upgrade my 2009
bookem13 mikelevy's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 11:48
Dec 4, 2018
Field Test: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29
I'm having trouble signing off on the cable routing( I do feel cable routing needs to be done better by a lot of bike companies to be fair). Right as they talk about it on the video you get a shot of what I am guessing is the dropper cable going into the frame. It's crimped and looks like some of the outer cosmetic casing is coming off already. In one of the previous videos, they mention that they only had a couple weeks worth of riding on these bikes. So, unless there has been a crash of some kind, that cable/hose shouldn't be getting that kind of wear on it at all.
bookem13 danielsapp's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 13:01
Oct 12, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Tires?
I need this option: Ride tires for the season, move front tire to back get a new front tire, repeat.
bookem13 konaworld's video
Oct 2, 2018 at 9:15
Oct 2, 2018
video
Uphill at 30km, jumping roots, clearing gaps...FUN doesn't start to describe it. I'm not ready to buy one yet, but I see why they are getting more and more popular.

bookem13 sarahmoore's article
Sep 27, 2018 at 12:29
Sep 27, 2018
Val di Sole, Les Gets & Andorra Awarded World Championships
Lets Hope Whistler gets that Dh track up and running on Creekside...maybe thats are 2023 world champs Venu.... ANNNND rumor mill GO!!
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