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boxxerace RichardCunningham's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 20:25
Feb 5, 2019
Review: Niner's New RIP 9 RDO 29
All I see when I see a super slack seatpost angle like that is a giant "recliner". A Big Wheel. A wheelie machine. I'm no longer interested in 1994. Nor are most of you.
boxxerace mikelevy's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 20:22
Feb 5, 2019
Video: Spengle's 3-Spoke Carbon Wheels
@thinkbike: Win and after Superbowl win!!!!
boxxerace RichardCunningham's article
Feb 4, 2019 at 16:21
Feb 4, 2019
Review: Cannondale Jekyll 29-1
@Svinyard: Agreed with your assessment as well. This wheelie machine has no place in 2019.
boxxerace mikelevy's article
Jan 30, 2019 at 22:21
Jan 30, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
There is a company in Mukilteo, WA that makes robots that do this sort of thing for aircraft companies. I have to wonder if they might not be making sometime fun for once! Lots of mountain bike riders at (un) said robotics aerospace company. Props GG, Love to see you grow and get comfortable with the geometry times! Can I get a little bit more slack and steep, but made by you? Loves, the entire Westcoast!
boxxerace mikelevy's article
Jan 30, 2019 at 22:17
Jan 30, 2019
Guerrilla Gravity's Less Expensive, US-Made Carbon Frame
I'm very much with you on those conclusions. At least the Transition team are a super rad, rider owned bike company. But yeah, I want Pole geometry, American made aluminum or Carbon.
boxxerace mikelevy's article
Jan 30, 2019 at 22:16
Jan 30, 2019
boxxerace mikekazimer's article
Jan 29, 2019 at 20:29
Jan 29, 2019
Review: The Pole Machine Has a Serious Need For Speed
Consider having your alignment checked from the feet up. If you pronate or supinate, your alignment is off and your knees and hips will suffer. It may take some time and expensive footbeds to alter your current alignment, but you can be cured. You may have encountered this statement if you've ever seen a good ski boot fitter. Anyone trained will see a problem right away. And don't think I'm dissing, it's perfectly normal. I pronate a little and use footbeds in ski boots, but don't in most mountain bike shoes. I'm lucky.
boxxerace mikekazimer's article
Jan 29, 2019 at 20:25
Jan 29, 2019
Review: The Pole Machine Has a Serious Need For Speed
@jamesbrant: 40 K a year in many cities is poverty. Did you mean 140K? Still not Ferrari material in a country with 24% sales tax rate! Imagine what the income taxes must be!
boxxerace mikekazimer's article
Jan 29, 2019 at 20:20
Jan 29, 2019
Review: The Pole Machine Has a Serious Need For Speed
@enduroFactory: I think both factors that you highlight. The bike is about six-eight inches longer than the bike you might be on now, so inherently it's less likely to want to get up on one wheel for better or for worse. On the other hand, that length gives you a lever arm to play with. I found on jumps, I push way more power into leaning back and popping a jump than I can on my small wheeled, but slack Evil. It went up and produced confidence. Would it be the bike Brandon Semenuk would ride for slopestyle? No. Does it feel like a tandem bike going through corners, no. It's just a bit longer and a whole bunch more stable. As for the seatpost angle. The climbing factor really has to do with your hip / body position over the bottom bracket. Instead of having these cranks that are somewhat ahead of you like some Penny Farthing bike, they are under you, just in a better spot than the bike you or I currently own. Instead of walking up the walk up, like I did on my bike, my buddy and owner of the Pole Machine said, "hey, go ride up this, its amazing!". Sure enough, riding up the "walk up" to the "Happy Ending" jump at Duthie Hill, Issaquah, WA (reference so you can google search for context), I simply rode up something that's just not possible on my current bike. If the Machine were an 80mm full suspension, it might even climb all that better, being even lighter and responsive to your input. The geometry its based on is a total win. Highly recommend you ride a Machine, a Sick Bicycles frame, a Geometron and see for yourself what this general geometry is bringing to the table. Feel free to PM me as I ride my buddies bike in the weeks and months to come. I'll probably order one of my own, or a frame from the frame builders I mentioned. There is NOTHING that could convince me otherwise. Go ride it, you'll see friend!
boxxerace mikekazimer's article
Jan 28, 2019 at 21:48
Jan 28, 2019
Review: The Pole Machine Has a Serious Need For Speed
@dubod22: that only works on carbon framed bikes ;)
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