bradwin2

I am a mountain biker, dad, and husband, And former XC racer that now trail rides.

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bradwin2 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 14, 2018 at 9:00
Feb 14, 2018
Carbon vs Aluminum: Separating Environmental Fact From Fiction in the Frame Materials Debate
Excellent article Pinkbike and RC, thanks! Three questions: In carbon frame construction, how is the mandrel removed from the inside of the frames? Does the mandrel get reused?, And what brand-model is the aluminum frame you are currently testing that you would keep for life? Thanks for all this info and insight!
bradwin2 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 25, 2018 at 13:12
Jan 25, 2018
The Short, Turbulent Life of URT Suspension
Circa 1996 on our local trails: new guy shows up with his ultra swanky new Klein Mantra. We all drool and offer him our bikes so that we can take a lap on his bike. He quickly declines (de-kleins) and I still remember what he said “Uh, I can’t let anyone ride this bike ... it has a real learning curve”. We were all experienced XC racers so we did not know what the fuck he meant. After reading this article, now I know.
bradwin2 vernonfelton's article
Jan 6, 2018 at 8:22
Jan 6, 2018
How Much Do Looks Matter When You’re Purchasing a Bike? - Pinkbike Poll
But remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what one person finds beautiful may not appeal to another. Case in point: the old Ellsworths have a cult like following and are highly sought after ... they are beautiful to many, while many also find them butt-ugly.
bradwin2 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 14, 2017 at 14:20
Dec 14, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards: Component of the Year Winner
Eagle better max. their sales now, because a Shimano 12 spd with a finger trigger double down is coming soon, isn't it ...... hopefully.
bradwin2 vernonfelton's article
Dec 14, 2017 at 12:35
Dec 14, 2017
Bike Standards—How Did We Get Here?—A Podcast
Maybe we should stop calling them standards! I like the advent of bicycle companies having lots of options to choose from regarding new technology and hub dimensions. They should match the technology and spec to the intended use of the bike. Is the same with wheel size. Match the wheel size to the intended use. I like having options. Could you imagine if there was only one wheel size option and one axle/hub option for vehicles! Imagine having a 14 inch wheel and small axle-hub on a large SUV. Or a super large wheel and hub on a little Fiat. So let’s stop calling them standards and let’s think in terms of choices. I am glad there are choices and that the industry is getting ever more sophisticated in its technology.
bradwin2 mikelevy's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 12:00
Dec 1, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - How Much Did You Spend on Your Bike?
Is why custom build is so popular. Buy the parts slowly over 6 - 12 months so the wives don’t notice the big hit on the credit card all at once.
bradwin2 paulaston's article
Nov 23, 2017 at 7:30
Nov 23, 2017
Deviate Cycles - Press Release
The video was funny. Where are these magical trails that don't require pedalling? Or was the bike's chain broke during filming? With "600% range offers the ability to spin up the steepest hills or crank down the fastest singletrack!" why not show some pedalling? Looks like a great design though.
bradwin2 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 7:59
Sep 20, 2017
The Most Interesting Bike at Outdoor Demo - Interbike 2017
Hopefully pinkbike does a ride review on this bike soon. It looks like a smart design; I would love to read about how it rides.
bradwin2 AJBarlas's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 10:56
Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
Pivot Mach 5.5: same price, same lightweight, same attention to detail, but way more capable.
bradwin2 AJBarlas's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 9:53
Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
Does this confirms that any bike with travel 127mm or less is basically a cross country bike, regardless of how much marketing koolaid is splashed on it?
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