copylatte seb-stott's article
Mar 4, 2021 at 8:35Mar 4, 2021
Race Face's New 12-Speed Steel Chainring is Only $20
@zeusdreadbeard: agreed. went the oval route once. regretted it....you just never know the power modulation with a trackstand or techy climb move...might spin out. might not.
copylatte mikelevy's article
Nov 25, 2020 at 15:12Nov 25, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Salsa Blackthorn - Purple Singletrack Eater
@CycleKrieg: Ya, I'm the guy that bought a Marin Rift Zone and upgraded parts, (XTR, DVO, etc). Imo its a much better bike than Salsa (I've also owned a horsethief) and with the upgrades it still cost less. So, better bike, better parts, less money = win.
copylatte dan-roberts's article
Sep 2, 2020 at 9:25Sep 2, 2020
2021 Marin Alpine Trail - Across the Pond Beaver
Yep. Marin's Rift Zone has a seat stay bridge and an eyelet shock....why change that on their longer travel Alpine?? BTW, they are fantastic bikes...my RZ geo is excellent and linkage driven single pivot works a charm for a fun, poppy ride.
copylatte dan-roberts's article
Jun 8, 2020 at 12:56Jun 8, 2020
Bike Check: Taj Mihelich's Chromag Stylus
Excellent video and bike check. Thanks!
copylatte pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 3, 2020 at 8:10Jun 3, 2020
The Matchup: 2020 Norco Optic or Sight? - Trail Bike vs All-Mountain Bike
Ctrl+Z fail. can't un-see "downcountry" mike levy...
copylatte danielsapp's article
Apr 9, 2020 at 12:23Apr 9, 2020
MicroSHIFT's New 10-Speed Advent X Drivetrain is Only $167 - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated with Video)
I've put 1200 miles on a road group set from microshift with zero problems. It was lighter than dura ace and shifted loud but reliable. Ergonomics were perfect for me. I'd have no hesitation buying this. My 10 speed Shimano stuff +both XT and XTR outperforms both my 11 speed and 12 speed stuff. Just stronger and more reliable but always a battle to get bigger rear cogs to work (one up rad cages, wolf tooth host links, syntace cassettes). This solves all those problems at a price that's unbelievable. Good work microshift. I'd buy it today if I could figure out how on the website.
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Apr 3, 2020 at 18:21Apr 3, 2020
Apr 3, 2020 at 18:06Apr 3, 2020
2013 Salsa Horsethief. Bike packing dream. Ritchey Kyote 760mm bar (cut down from 800mm) I think it's 25 degree backsweep. Marin 35mm stem XT drivetrain -- shifters, brakes, derailleur (10 speed with large cog in rear). SLX crank 175mm Seller Italia XC saddle (recovered yellow vinyl). DMR grips Easton wheelset 142mm rear, 100 x 15mm front Maxxis DHR. Maxxis DHF. Manitou minute 140mm fork. Works Components 2 degree angle set. (Approx 66 degree ha). Nukeproof pedals. I think that covers most of the parts. So, for the breakdown: The good: This bike is perfect for bike packing. Perfect. It has seen about 350 miles of the Oregon timber trail bikepacking and has about 900 total miles. Fork was rebuilt about 150 miles ago. Rear shock has not been touched. Works just fine but will need service in future. This is a long chainstay 460mm, long front end with 2 degree angle set, stable steady bike. Its not a jumper and hugs the ground making it great for loaded packing. Much more comfortable than a hardtail in the wilderness. The bad:. Nothing other than it is a steady plow through everything bike. The ugly:. The paint has always been a weak spot. It scratches easily and fades and rubs. It is worn looking. It will not win any beauty contests. See pics. Many scratches and rub marks from bike bags. The components also have mileage on them. They have worked better than any other set I've used (including xtr, 11 speed, etc). And still work great but we'll used. Overall, if you want to ride and bikepack sometime this bike will save your 5k yeti from ruin. And it is the right tool for the job. But it is used and ridden and shows it. Open to offers. I have other parts (bars, stems, etc). If you like. Paypal. Buyer responsible for shipping. Last 2 pics are examples of it loaded up (no bike bags included in sale). Tape on fork is for protection from fork cages....
copylatte RichardCunningham's article
Oct 2, 2019 at 10:33Oct 2, 2019
4 Affordable Trail Bike Forks Ridden & Rated
100% agree. Most everything I ride feels inferior to manitou. I just put a DVO Diamond on my trail bike and miss the Mattoc (or even other lower 32mm models....minute, marvel, etc.)
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Jun 30, 2019 at 19:51Jun 30, 2019