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Oct 20, 2017 at 12:17
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@conv3rt: you shall in the spring!

bradwalton bradwalton's photo
Oct 20, 2017 at 11:03
2 days
Yes, private property. Thanks!

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Oct 20, 2017 at 9:45
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bradwalton ENVE's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 8:22
2 days
Strobel Hits The Whole Enchilada – Presented by Enve
Quite possibly the best video representation of a trail ever done. From the flow of the Aspen single track to the canyon scenery below Hazard, to the bone rattling Porc Road and technical Porc Rim, you guys nailed it in cinematography. Music was perfect. Luke did ok too. Nice job
bradwalton mikekazimer's article
Oct 17, 2017 at 9:50
Oct 17, 2017
Santa Cruz Nomad 4 - Review
I have had this bike for about 2 months and I am surprised no one else has had this problem but... the rear shock eyelet bolt loosens up every ride. I have tried loctite and pipe tape and there is no remedy. Sucks when bombing downhill and the bike starts rattling. I have the air shock. I emailed SantaCruz about getting a coil shock since those utilize a bearing on the rear eyelet. SantaCruz only responded that the coil shock is OEM only and not available aftermarket. My past couple bikes have been SantaCruz. I had a Nomad3. Started with size Large N3 because I always ride a large at 6’2”. It was tiny so I traded for XL which was better. XL Hightower was better still. So I went XL N4 and it is huuuuuuge. Incredibly stable at speed but not nimble at all. Great bike, wish there wasn’t such a large gap between L/XL. Wasn’t able to demo when they first came out so my fault.
bradwalton TitoTomasi's article
Sep 28, 2017 at 5:38
Sep 28, 2017
Tito and Friends Hit the Backcountry in Canada - The Quest
What a great story! You guys win for most trail time in 3 weeks
bradwalton paulaston's article
Sep 15, 2017 at 18:14
Sep 15, 2017
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
@VPS13: let's just say I've never owned a Giant or Specialized, pretty much everything else
bradwalton paulaston's article
Sep 15, 2017 at 7:52
Sep 15, 2017
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
Most of the 30 aluminum frames I've owned have broken at the welds within a year, but never broken a carbon frame. First carbon frame was a 1996 Trek Y5-0 that lasted 6 years before I sold it intact. Would be interesting to compare the cost/impact of how many aluminum frames it takes to match the strength of carbon.
bradwalton pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 13, 2017 at 7:00
Sep 13, 2017
Trailforks Mobile App Exceeds 500,000 Download Milestone
Sending a gentle email to riders who post ridelogs or info about those trails works pretty well. However, it is really annoying to have to monitor this as a trail builder. It would be great if all info about these areas could be flagged and deleted.
Aug 14, 2017 at 11:01
Aug 14, 2017

Hightower LT custom XL 29

$4400 USD
Can't decide between the ripping fast original Santa Cruz Hightower or the more versatile LT? Want something different? Here is the solution. Long-shocked Hightower gets 150mm travel or use the included stock shock for 135mm. How does this work? No modification. The 57mm stroke DHX2 shock fits only on size XL frames in the 'high' geometry setting. No tire rub, period. To offset the taller geometry, this bike is equipped with a 160mm Fox 36, which gives a 66 degree head angle. Fork can be reduced in travel if so desired. Don't ask how the two shocks compare, I never rode the bike in stock form so the stock Monarch shock is brand new. The Fox coil shock is incredibly supple and has infinite adjustment capability. Currently tuned for 200 lb rider. Subtract $300 if you don't want the coil shock. This CC (higher end SantaCruz carbon frame) has a black-out decal kit over the blue lettering. Easy to remove if you prefer the blue. Black/orange theme looks badass and gets tons of compliments. This is a very unique looking and fast bike. Bike has a BRAND NEW 12-speed drivetrain and brakes, and a fresh rebuild on the frame and fork. New bearings throughout. Fresh fork oil. Smooth as butter. This bike has been meticulously cared for by a 20yr mechanic. Frame has only cosmetic scuffs at the chainstay yoke which is normal from debris off rear tire. Wheels are pro-built with spoke-prep, not like mass produced machine built wheels that fall apart after a month. Includes stock rear shock, spare derailleur hanger, owners manuals for fork and both rear shocks, original frame receipt. For sale locally or will ship at buyers additional expense. Parking lot test rides ok, no trail test rides due to parts being brand new. Reason for selling is I am consolidating my fleet, selling this and dh bike for new Nomad. Message me on Pinkbike with any questions. SPECS Hightower CC frame XL Fox DHX2 coil shock 550# SLS spring for 150mm travel Stock RockShox Monarch air shock for 135mm travel (brand new) Fox 36 Float FIT RC2 2017 29" fork 160mm BOOST Fox Transfer 150mm dropper post Cane Creek headset RaceFace SixC 35 carbon handlebar 35mm rise 785mm width RaceFace Aeffect 35 clamp diameter 50mm length stem SRAM CodeR brakes 180mm f&r (brand new brakes,pads,rotors) SRAM Eagle GX 12 speed drivetrain (brand new shifter, derailleur, cranks, BB, chain, cassette) SantaCruz lock on grips (brand new) WTB saddle (brand new) Hope Pro4 BOOST 15mm front hub on WTB Asym i29 rim (29mm inner width), 32x DT spokes, brass nipples Novatec BOOST 148 rear hub with XD driver on WTB Asym i29 (29mm inner width), 32x DT spokes, brass nipples Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.4 front tubeless Maxxis Minion DHR2 2.3 rear tubeless

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