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bxxer-rider RichardCunningham's article
May 19, 2018 at 15:49
15 hours
Review: Look X-Track En-Rage Plus Pedal
On my ht x2 pedals they help in high g situations. Where before with pedals like dx you load up the pedal in a g-out or heavy landing and because it's metal on metal they like to rotate and you end up blowing a foot of the pedal. Where as with x2's the pins dig in not letting your foot rotate when you least want it to and keeping you nice and secure. But when it comes to ubclipping there is enough room to lift up and rotate your foot when you want without the pins engaging.
bxxer-rider RichardCunningham's article
May 19, 2018 at 15:46
15 hours
Review: Look X-Track En-Rage Plus Pedal
Using shimano dx spd pedals for dh, I was constantly buying new cleats as they'd start pulling out of the pedals within a few months, possibly due to having to run them at full tension sp I had some kind of security,as well as bearings shitting themselves within a year. So a few pedals down I gave in and got ht x2, still on the original cleats, no hints of pulling out. Only have to run 2 clicks in from minimum tension to feel more secure then dx ever did and only had one pedal bearing overhaul in the 2 and half years I've been running them.
bxxer-rider danielsapp's article
Apr 28, 2018 at 0:06
Apr 28, 2018
Neko Mulally's YT Tues - Bike Check
@rzalewski6: try a 2017 orange 324, marzocchi 380 r2c2 Ti, ccdb with Ti coil, hope tech pro4 hubs with hope dh rims, continental der kiaser projekt tyres (tubeless) m820 drivetrain. Hope V4 with braided hoses and 8" rotors. So you know, clearly old hat. Totally not possible that it could have been built up with sensible component choices and proven reliable. Will admit having ti-springs.com as a good friend does help on the bolts and rear coil front.
bxxer-rider danielsapp's article
Apr 27, 2018 at 18:36
Apr 27, 2018
Neko Mulally's YT Tues - Bike Check
It's heavy for what it is. Real heavy. My aluminium framed, coil sprung, 6ply dh tyre, triple walled aluminium rimed dh bike weighs the same as this yt, I'd say that's pretty poor on their part!
bxxer-rider mikekazimer's article
Apr 18, 2018 at 1:37
Apr 18, 2018
RockShox Boxxer World Cup - First Ride
Amazed I didn't find anyone pulling Mike up on the historical inaccuracies, the first 35mm was MY2010 but was available 2009, April iirc. So not 10 year anniversary I'm afraid. As for the fork, foolish to drop the coil option. Being able to run coil is extremely high on priority list, as no matter the spin marketing put on an air spring, it never, never, feels like coil. As for the damper, you can keep the expanding bladder design, fox's attempts with the fit4 was dismal, orginal charger left a lot to be desired, and marzocchi patented it in the first place, in 1998, but never used it for good reason. Imo intend's variation of self bleeding dampers looks like the way to do. No chance of rs getting my money any time soon.
bxxer-rider mikekazimer's article
Apr 14, 2018 at 4:38
Apr 14, 2018
Marzocchi's New Bomber Z1 Fork - First Ride
Nice to know my posts about the truth of origin of the damper got deleted, nice one. Keep sweeping under the rug and it might stay. But not if I have anything to do with it.
bxxer-rider mikelevy's article
Apr 13, 2018 at 13:30
Apr 13, 2018
What the Heck is a Down-Country Bike? - Opinion
Exactly like the orange segment to me, 110 rear 120 front and sporting suggestive geo, really took a hammering the one I borrowed and will be picking one up once money allows.
bxxer-rider mikekazimer's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 12:58
Apr 11, 2018
Marzocchi's New Bomber Z1 Fork - First Ride
@nickkk: it is stolen ip. The grip damper is known derivative of the dbc rc car marzocchi produced before fox take over, what better way to avoid the patent infringement then to simply buy the company. Also you know the concept of expanding bladder dampers? Marzocchi patented that in 1998, and both fox and rockshox were infringement of it. So fox bought it to add to the list of court actions and patent infringement suits the two companies have been throwing at each other for years. This is not fox being nice and keeping a name alive. It's a smoke screen to cover up usual corporate shenanigans behind the scenes. Not like any one would have batted an eyelid if fox Brought the oe variants of the 36 and 40 to the market, which is what they have done here under the marzocchi name. Purely a shill operation now. Best thing they could do is strip the ip like they have and give the name back to marzocchi moto who is now a co-op operating out of the old Italian factory run by its workers. Let them bring back the Italian flare that has been robbed from us all.
bxxer-rider mikekazimer's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 0:09
Apr 11, 2018
Marzocchi's New Bomber Z1 Fork - First Ride
@onemanarmy: that fork is a fine performing fox fork, it is not and never will be a marzocchi.
bxxer-rider mikekazimer's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 0:05
Apr 11, 2018
Marzocchi's New Bomber Z1 Fork - First Ride
@nickkk: it's just a shill company now, and that is something to get annoyed about. By fox doing what they have done they have removed one of the most creative suspension companies from the market which is a true loss to us all.
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