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cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Oct 16, 2017 at 12:43
Oct 16, 2017
Santa Cruz Nomad 4 - Review
My Nomad 3 should last until the V4 becomes affordable.
cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Oct 16, 2017 at 12:43
Oct 16, 2017
Santa Cruz Nomad 4 - Review
Or Hope brakes!
cthorpe paulaston's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 16:51
Oct 11, 2017
Raaw Madonna - Press Release and Interview
Where the top tube is welded, they should have left the bottom end open and made it to accept one of those new crank axle or steer tube tools.
cthorpe vernonfelton's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 12:59
Oct 5, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
I agree with the article on the issue of too rapid of changes. I feel this is having a huge affect on bike sales. DH bikes in particular. DH bikes seem to be going through a massive identity crisis right now. 27.5 vs 29. super boost vs. 175dh. standard shocks vs. metric. Carbon vs alu. And now 203 vs 250mm rotors... Too much is changing way too fast. Most are gonna sit on what they have till it calms down a bit.
cthorpe vernonfelton's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 12:51
Oct 5, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
Since boost is here to stay. Can the industry at least do the following: 1) We don't need more than three hub standards. Period. 2)Dump 157 dh. Its pointless and does nothing tangible, when compared to Super Boost Plus 157. 3) For the love of god, just call it Boost 157!.....
cthorpe RichardCunningham's article
Sep 29, 2017 at 22:45
Sep 29, 2017
Yoann Barelli's Commencal Meta AM V4.2 - Finale Ligure EWS 2017
Super clean setup. Likely a fantastic bike but seem flexy. Im probably wrong though.
cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Aug 31, 2017 at 12:51
Aug 31, 2017
Randoms Round 1 - Eurobike 2017
Does the Onsie come in pear shape? Asking for a friend.
cthorpe mikelevy's article
Aug 25, 2017 at 13:48
Aug 25, 2017
Greg Minnaar's Broken Santa Cruz V10 - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
Oh boy. Let the theories fly and que the popcorn. I doubt theres a single dh bike in existence that would survive that impact. Metalic or plastic. That was a direct hit at speed to the edge of a square post. Might as well have been a chopping block. Glad it wasn't Gregs leg.
cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Aug 18, 2017 at 23:26
Aug 18, 2017
Remember These? 11 Classic Mountain Bikes - Crankworx Whistler 2017
I loved my Giant DH. First downhill bike I ever had. Still reminisce of the days I had slayin dh runs on that 50lb beast. I think to this day it was the best jumping dh rig ive ever ridden.
cthorpe vernonfelton's article
Aug 3, 2017 at 12:30
Aug 3, 2017
Interbike Is Leaving Las Vegas... For Reno - News
Now holding the outdoor demo at Northstar seems reasonable. Which will hopefully boost its attendance and vendor participation.
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