c-dale99 vernonfelton's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 13:10Mar 1, 2018
The Crappier, the Better - Opinion
Got a cheap fat bike recently and have been riding all winter. It allows me to go times and places that the skinny tires just can't. Although it's heavy, I'd like to think I'm imroving my cardio 10 fold over skinner tires. Will I miss it when the snow melts and it's time to ride skinner tires..? Prob not????
Feb 15, 2018 at 16:10Feb 15, 2018
2017 Spot Rollik Medium frame in excellent condition. 140mm travel, boost 148mm rear. This isn't a very common frame so here's why this frame/brand is unique: Uses a carbon fiber leaf spring to aid in suspension design. Gimmick?....maybe....But it works. And it works REALLY well. Notwithstanding the ultra durability of the system, this is designed with traction in mind. It simply stays glued to the ground and the leaf spring aids in rebounding the tire to ground, giving you more traction and a slight poppy feel as well. It's really good, and allows you to pedal through the chunky stuff. Secondly, ultra steep seat angle....some may not like this but the people with longer legs will appreciate being over the pedals on steep climbs as opposed to falling back off their saddles. Designed here in CO, we have tons of steep climbing and I loved every minute. I sold my HD3 due to the slack seat angle alone. This really makes a difference (but only in climbing). If you have less climbing you can certainly push the seat back and still maintain a comfortable ride. But super sustained steep climbing was fantastic. Thirdly, the outer checkered carbon fiber layer is supposedly bombproof. I have yet to test this theory, but it's stronger than other carbon fiber layups. They also claim it's lighter but I will say, this frame was around 6.7lbs with shock and wasn't what I'd consider overly light. I will say however that it is really stout. Overbuilt maybe but ultra durable for sure. The head tube and bottom bracket area are very thick and look and feel bombproof. Fourthly, threaded bottom bracket, haha. Comes with seatclamp and rear axle. Sizing: Medium: I'm 5'9" and I felt really good on it. Spot says 5 6" to 5'9". 23" Top Tube and 435mm Reach for reference. But keep in mind that shorter top tube is due to the steeper seat angle. 140mm....sounds small, but it feels better and larger than both my HD3 and my Intense T275. The suspension curve is really linear and well used. And all the reviews say it climbs better with the shock wide open, and it truly does. The added anti squat works better with the shock open than closed. And as far as tuning and using different shocks....I was really impressed with the stock shock and set up is REALLY easy. The system works really well over a large amount of sag %s so set up is a breeze. Spot designed this around a 150mm fork, but are running 160mm....I ran 160mm and had absolute no wandering of the front wheel on climbs. I never tried 150 front but probably would have been better. I bought this brand new right down the street from SPOT about 4 months ago. Sparingly and lightly used. Condition is 9.7/10. Two areas that take away from mint condition.....a few light surface scratches near the inner chain stay (from debris dragged though). I have maybe 5 xc rides on the frame. And the second area is along the seat tube....these two marks were caused by the linkage. I removed the shock for cleaning and the swing arm snapped up, causing the linkage to scratch the seat tube. Very small and very superficially located. Just noting these to be honest....shown all in the last 3 pics. Selling to thin the herd.....due to the excellent condition, price is firm and shipping is included to lower 48 states only. Lowballers will be ignored, but if you're nice I may respond :). This Will be the best packed frame you will get due to the insane amount of packing material I've collected. Paypal gift (friends/family) only. Thanks for reading and send any questions.
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Feb 7, 2018 at 20:25Feb 7, 2018
Jan 24, 2018 at 16:29Jan 24, 2018
2015 Kona Process 153 medium frame. Excellent structural condition. Cosmetically it has a few scratches and cable rub, mostly from my stupidity standing it up against a few rocks. I'm the 2nd owner and I've never crashed this and only used it a few times. Very arguably the most fun 650b frame out there with its ultra short chain stays. Manuals,drops, and bunny hops are stupid easy; it turns on a dime yet is surprisingly stable at speed. Super, super fun frame. Suspension design is linear and predictable. The shock holds air and hads new air can seals and works perfectly. All pivots and bearings are surprisingly super tight and ultra smooth. I'm 5'9" and fits perfectly with a 40mm stem. Comes with shock and 142mm maxle and I do have a sram gpx bb for free if needed...no head set or seat clamp included. Thanks for looking, PayPal gift (friends and family) only or you cover fees. Shipping to lower 48 states only thanks.... Ad will be deleted when sold thanks.
Nov 30, 2017 at 18:35Nov 30, 2017
Niner Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with Pending Sale to Colorado Investment Group
"...take your mom out...". Lmao!
Sep 28, 2017 at 19:13Sep 28, 2017
Diamondback's Carbon Release 5c – Review
@DiscoMTB: anyone want a peanut...
Sep 28, 2017 at 15:18Sep 28, 2017
c-dale99 ibiscycles's article
Mar 9, 2017 at 15:12Mar 9, 2017
Ibis Announces 7-Year Frame and Wheels Warranty
@CarlMega: Very well said!
c-dale99 vernonfelton's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 9:38Sep 26, 2016
Hey, Where Did Everybody Go? - Interbike 2016
Well said davidsimons.