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btablak EnduroWorldSeries's article
Aug 14, 2018 at 14:152 days
Video: EWS Whistler Highlights
Flat tires aside, better question is why Rude doesnt just run the SB6 full time? I get the need for Yeti to demonstrate their product line, but his worth is determined by his standings and results. And it sure looks like he is more successful on the SB6.
btablak paulaston's article
Jul 8, 2018 at 7:37Jul 8, 2018
An Air-Pressurized Frame For Adventure Bikes? - Eurobike 2018
I can’t say I would be interested in the bike but I hope he patented the mods. It would be cool to see some of this stuff on other bikes.
btablak pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 26, 2018 at 11:48Jun 26, 2018
Winners Announced for Part 1 of GoPro Evolution: Capture
Anything that scares Jordie Lunn is legit.
Added 8 photos to SB5c---Mean-Grean-Machine
May 26, 2018 at 8:25May 26, 2018
Added 13 photos to SB6C
May 20, 2018 at 13:49May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018 at 13:45May 20, 2018
I have three bikes and it is time to move on from this one. I had this custom painted, built, etc thinking I would never sell it but lets be honest - Im a bike addict and its time to move on to the next build. This bike started out as a standard turquoise SB6C. I sent the frame to a custom paint shop in LA and had them repaint it as a 30th Anniversary but with custom colors - DVO Green (without the metal flake) and Yeti's gun metal grey (with metal flake). Its a bad mamajamma and a head turner. I get stopped often to talk about it and everyone is blown away. This bike literally has everything - from the Oneup tool hidden in the headset down to custom bearings in the shock housing. Here are the specs: Frame: Yeti SB6 (Large) Shock : DVO Jade (coil - as shown) OR DVO Topaz (air - not shown) - please specify upon purchase. If nothing specified, it comes with the Jade (coil as shown). At full price, I will include both. Shock Bearings / Bushings : Real World Cycling needle bearings (http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id275.html) Fork : DVO Diamond 170mm (boost spacing) Wheels : Ibis 741 Carbon w/ DT Swiss hubs Brakes : Shimano Saint (3 rides total on these) Rotors : Shimano XT ICE (180mm front and back) Tires : Maxxis DHF/DHR (80% life left) Cranks : Raceface Atlas (brand new) Shifter and Derailleur : Shimano XTR (11spd) Bashguard : MRP Carbon Headset : Cane creek Stem : Spank Spike 50mm Grips : Sensus Swayze Dropper : KS LEV Integra (w/ Lefty trigger) Handlebar : Chromag 785mm (color matched to bike) Seat : Chromag DT (color matched to bike) Hand Guards : AVS (a la Sam Hill) Misc : OneUp tool hidden in the headset (shown in picture) Misc 2 : tube/gear strap (color matched to frame) Condition : The bike is in excellent condition. It was a third bike so not a lot of time on it. The frame bearings / switch infiniti bearings were replaced mid-last year when I had the frame apart for painting. It is used so there are a few chips inside the rear triangle and on the under side of the downtube from rock/pebble strikes. Most of the bike is covered in protective tape so you have to look close to notice any marks. It is in excellent condition overall and has never been crashed or raced. Ridden locally in Scottsdale, AZ so no winters to deal with either. Notes : I have bought and sold many bikes on Pinkbike and Ebay. Feel free to look at my Buy/Sell history and feel confident. I only use Paypal and only for Products and Services. No I wont take Venmo, Paypal friends, etc. I pay Paypal fees so it shouldnt matter to you if you are an honest buyer. Shipping is $125 anywhere in the US. I have the bike professionally packed by my LBS and then shipped via Fedex with a signature required. No trades please. Not interesting...at all. If you are local, feel free to stop by and have a look.
btablak RichardCunningham's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 9:04Feb 9, 2018
Opinion: Does Downhill Have Nowhere Else to Go?
I think there is merit to this article but not from the rider perspective or machine. In our short time as a sport, we have gone from hauling ass on a beach cruiser to launching massive cliffs in the Utah desert on the latest in technology. Where the sport needs to improve is in the type or racing and more importantly the filming of those events. As proof, adding Enduro to the mix increased sales of bikes, participation in competition, and general excitement (as is witnessed by the coverage in the media and on forums). As further proof, the video coverage of enduro is brutal. You cant watch enduro from the far side of the planet like you can DH races. 4 cross and Speed and Style races are barely mentioned Does 4 Cross even exist anymore? You wouldn't think so based on media coverage. Skiing on the other hand has incredible coverage - from the air, from the ground, on the web. Also, skiing has great production around many different disciplines - free ride, slalom, dh, cross, etc. In the mountain bike world we can claim great coverage in DH and major events (e.g. Crankworks), and then okay coverage in other disciplines or non-existant in some. The more people that watch a sport, the more want to participate, the more chance we continue to see progression. R-dogg watched videos of the Claw and got motivated. Storch watched the brothers McCaul and all of us (whether you like him or not) watched Lopes on TV. There are a few innovations that hopefully will change this and grow both awareness and participation: Drones - follow-me technology seems pretty advanced. Why isnt it used in enduro? It would be incredible to watch Rude, Graves, et al from a follow-me shot. The Internet - turns out, distributing content is pretty easy these days. :) In summary - more variation in events and better coverage. I'm going riding now...
Feb 4, 2018 at 7:50Feb 4, 2018
This is a 4th bike for me so it has literally just a handful of miles. Frame is in immaculate condition and looks brand new. All of the components are nearly brand new too. Here are the specs: Frame : Santa Cruz 5010 C Large (boost) Shock : Fox DPS Performance (upgraded) Fork : DVO Diamond Boost (set to 150mm - can run from 130mm to 170mm) Cranks : SRAM XX1 carbon 175 (34T Chainring) Bashguide : Oneup Shifter & Derailleur : Shimano XTR (1x11) Brakes : Shimano XT Seatpost : X-Fusion Manic Dropper (125mm) Wheels : Ibis 741 wide aluminum Handlebar : Spank Spike 800MM Grips : Sensus Swayze Comes with water bottle holder Pictured but not included - pedals, trail bell and gear strap Note - colorway is slightly different on rear triangle due to a recall replacement. It is only in one small spot and unless you stare closely, you cant notice and it is literally brand new. WILL ONLY CONSIDER A TRADE FOR A YETI SB5.5 SIZE LARGE. NO OTHER TRADES CONSIDERED PAYPAL only. I pay paypal fees, you pay shipping.
Added 6 photos to Black-5010
Feb 4, 2018 at 7:33Feb 4, 2018