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Dec 2, 2017 at 9:36Dec 2, 2017
Dec 2, 2017 at 9:35Dec 2, 2017
I've taken this bike on pretty much every front range trail and its handled it all in stride. Selling to get a similar bike with boost spacing so the wheels can be swapped with my other bike. This build would run just shy of $3,500. The frame shows signs of age with faded decals, cable rub, and heal rub. The stantions are prefect but the crown has some chipped paint. Fork was recently serviced. Brakes and headset bearings are a month old. Fork, bars, and stem were purchased last year from Mojo Wheels. Rear wheel has some dents but tires still seat with a floor pump. Including spare spokes and derailleur hanger 130mm Pike RCT3 51mm offset I9 wheels with Stan's Arch rims KS Lev Integra 150mm Dropper Shimano Zee derailleur and shifter 10 speed XT 11-36 Sram Level T brakes 180f 160r Renthal Apex Stem 50mm Race Face SixC 785mm carbon bars Sram X5 cranks Raceface 30t narrow wide chainring Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 Pace Start Tubeless Ready Evolution line Front and Rear
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Nov 29, 2017 at 19:03Nov 29, 2017
KMC X11EPT ECO ProteQ Chain - Review
I had a KMC chan have an outer link tear off from a rock stike and it kept running on an 8mi DH in northern CO. Heard a noise while sprinting which promoted me to throw a quick link in. I'm 250lbs and won't run anything but KMC. I've snapped every other brand but a KMC. By snapped I mean both links broken and the pins are intact.
cookerq pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 28, 2017 at 19:36Nov 28, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Clutch Trouble, DH Pants, Converting a DH Bike, and Sub-Par Shops
I ride with a guy who has a 26" Session Park as his trail bike with a dopper and a 180 Lyric. He'll pogo then pedal the Session up lines 99% of riders can't clear then gap the whole thing on the way down. He also uses his Stigmatta with a Lauf for all mountain riding. Every bike is an all mountain bike if you believe in yourself and try hardenough
cookerq mikelevy's article
Nov 24, 2017 at 23:18Nov 24, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - Do You Enjoy Working On Your Own Bike?
Bike shops can't be trusted. In the last year I've had: Fox 36 setup with at 145mm travel, asked for 140 got 150 on the lower 140 on the neg spring Caliper come loose after 25 miles 2x brakes bled improperly 2x chains go into the spokes Chainring came loose due to lack of thread locker The technical term for this is RTFM. READ THE F$@*&^% MANUAL. One of the questions should be-"I enjoy riding my bike and living to tell about it."
Nov 5, 2017 at 17:20Nov 5, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
SHAKE THE BABY! It won't show bruises then you can blame it on some made up syndrome. Kidding aside, give e-bike riders you see on mountain bike trails a piece of your mind. Keep up the hate so these lazy pricks with $7k to blow on a lame motorcycle will be too ashamed then leave it in the garage next to their inflatable SUP and Go Pro drone.
cookerq TransitionBikeCompany's article
Sep 13, 2017 at 19:04Sep 13, 2017
Smugglin' Transition's SBG Across the Rockies - Video
Fuel EX is a very linear bike, to me it felt like a more capable burlier Ripley LS on the downs but a lighter Enduro 29 on the climbs. It really wallows on steep punchy climbs. Small bump compliance you won't find a better bike in that travel range. I haven't had any time on the transition but own a django 29 which has similar kinematics. The Django is alot snappier and supportive where the Fuel EX is plush and predictable. Hope this helps
cookerq mikekazimer's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 14:57Aug 30, 2017
Yeti's Limited Edition Team Replica SB6 - Eurobike 2017
36T chainring would require 4 piston calipers as well
Aug 10, 2017 at 18:26Aug 10, 2017
2018 Devinci Spartan - First Look
Lower shock mount that doesn't hold water! THANK YOU Devinci!
Jul 28, 2017 at 13:46Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
Sizing down doesn't work out with effective seat tube angles that almost every bike has now. You end up with a really slack seat tube angle and a bike that loops out and bobs on climbs. Look at all the XC riders with their seats slammed forward, I'll bet their all running a size smaller than what the manufacurer.