buckley SDG-COMPONENTS's article
May 23, 2018 at 1:23May 23, 2018
SDG Announces Their First Dropper Post
@vinay: Looking at your bike you probably need a 300mm dropper!... Seat tube looks tiny, more like a DJ bike than a trail bike... I'd imagine most people using droppers have bikes with seat tubes more appropriate for their height & style of riding... For instance my own bikes have seat tubes around 500mm length and I can use 170mm droppers with very little post showing out of the top. The only reason you'd need to raise and lower a dropper in the seat tube is because your bike is too small for the intended use?
buckley KaliProtectives's article
Jun 6, 2017 at 5:19Jun 6, 2017
Must Watch: Jordie Lunn - Rough AF 2 - Video
I wonder... If Jordie got together with Dan Atherton, what kind of sick bastard love child of a track would they come up with?! Just the roll in just had me going "nope....nope.... no no no... nope"... Bit sketchy when wet?
buckley ollyforster's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 3:32Feb 15, 2017
YT Jeffsy 27 - First Ride
@jamesbriancrilly: wheel sizes are measured at the outer diameter of the tyres, not the rims
buckley ollyforster's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 3:29Feb 15, 2017
YT Jeffsy 27 - First Ride
"While the headtube grows by a welcomed 10mm per size, so does the seattube height which grows by an average 40mm per size, which I think is excessive given that we have dropper posts like the RockShox Reverb for example, with travel options ranging from 100mm to 170mm." Why, oh why, do manufacturers insist on sticking seattubes up our behinds?! My current bike has a 500mm seattube and I can just about use a 150mm dropper post but even then I find the saddle height can be intrusive when slammed on steeper decents. Looking at the geometry chart for this bike (and for all other YT bikes...and Santa Cruz...and a whole lot of others) I would want the XLs length but at 520mm the seattube is way too long! If it's been extended by 40mm then it would have sat at 480mm, which would have been fine! Sort it out! However, I am glad to see that the chainstays are lengthened on the L & XL sizes. As a taller rider I've grown sick of feeling like I will loop out everytime my weight shifts rearwards because of tiny chainstays! Rant over. Bike looks great, sounds fun and I would seriously think of buying one...if they cut down the seattube on an XL for me ;-)
buckley pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 2, 2017 at 13:08Jan 2, 2017
Chris Akrigg's As It Lies - Video
I don't live that far away from where Chris films this, the terrain is identical and it's what I ride week in week out... or at least I though I rode... Chris, stop making us mere mortals feel so pathetic!
buckley UpsideRacks's article
Dec 7, 2016 at 2:36Dec 7, 2016
Upside Rack - Press Release
A couple things strike me with this design: - There is nothing included with the product to stop your wheels spinning. Not only will this have an effect on wheel bearing life but if mounted rear facing the spinning back wheel would also spin the drivetrain too causing additional wear to the cassette, chainring, chain & bottom bracket. I'd also expect a further increase in wind noise and a wheel spinning whilst doing 70mph or so would act like a sail in a crosswind. - What is there to stop somebody removing your bike from your car if you've left it for a few minutes? I didn't spot any lock / way of locking the product to the roof bars or the bike. There is a reason why all other bike racks on the market come with keys! I run 2 roof mounted racks that are permanently attached to my car. Yes, I do see a slight increase in fuel consumption but the bikes are secure, no part of them moves and they are locked in place making theft less likely.
buckley mikekazimer's article
Sep 15, 2016 at 5:19Sep 15, 2016
Tradeshow Trendspotting - Opinion
"At first, when 27.5+ was introduced it was originally based around 3.0” tires, but now 2.8” tires are the more common option. We're also seeing the introduction of 2.6” tires, which split the difference even further, allowing riders to toe the edge of the plus-size waters without diving completely in. Maxxis, Specialized, and Schwalbe all have 2.6" tires on the way, with more to follow." So we start out with a 'new' standard of 3.0" 27.5+ and gradually get narrower and narrower until we reach where we started from in the first place at around 2.3" - 2.4"... Sounds about right!
buckley YTIndustries's article
Sep 6, 2016 at 4:24Sep 6, 2016
Aaron Gwin's World Champs YT Tues
Gwin MUST wear a Captain America outfit whilst riding... If he doesn't then he doesn't deserve the bike!
buckley RichardCunningham's article
Sep 2, 2016 at 1:10Sep 2, 2016
Steve Peat's "Spitfire" Santa Cruz V10-C - Vallnord DH World Cup 2016
The Vallnord track is steep as hell so riders weight will be rear biased. A less powerful front break will help stop the front locking when hanging off the back and the rear will be working very hard - if you look the rear rotor is burnt!
buckley prorideguides's article
Aug 17, 2016 at 7:42Aug 17, 2016
Ard Rock - Britain’s Biggest, ‘Ardest and Most Popular Mountain Bike Festival
Sunday was borderline ridiculous!.. I don't recall ever having to tighten my helmet cradle to stop it being blown off before!... The climb to stage 3 was brutal and the top sections of stages 1, 2 & 5 were pretty sketchy at best...the wind chose your line for you whether you liked it or not!... Loved it though and I'll be back next year hoping for some more favourable conditions!