cthorpe

dh is my passion, but have been focusing more on all-mtn/enduro style riding these last few years. I used to race with sponsorship. But only do occasional races for fun now. I ride Moto almost as much as bikes.

Founding board member of Mount Shasta Mountain Bike Association (MSMBA).

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cthorpe mikelevy's article
Feb 28, 2023 at 10:14
Feb 28, 2023
First Look: Push Industries' Updated ElevenSix Shock
Last year I stumbled upon a used one, freshly serviced, and for the frame I have. For $600. Even with the expectations, it is surprisingly good. Once dialed in its easily the best shock I've ever had. Only downside is now I'm left wanting more out of my front end.
cthorpe ericolsen's article
Dec 16, 2022 at 13:45
Dec 16, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Who Taught You How To Mountain Bike?
Had always ridden a "mtn bike" around the area as a kid. Dirt roads, gravel pit, commuting to the local lake, etc. Kid stuff. Wasn't until many years later in highschool times that a friend said "theres this trail, lets go", and we rode our first "mtn bike trail". Proceeded to destroy our bikes and ourselves. Immediately found and watched our first bike film (NWD2)and that was that, we were hooked. Looking back as kids we were riping down steep lines at the local gravel pits, not unlike modern big mtn just much smaller. That was 28 years ago. I think it was an inevitable outcome.
cthorpe pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 13, 2022 at 16:49
Dec 13, 2022
Enter To Win a Smith Helmet & Glasses or Goggles - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
I won a Pink Bike hosted giveaway about 8 years ago. They messaged me through Pink Bike inbox. I had zero recollection of the raffle and thought it was a scam at first. It worked out in the end.
cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Nov 28, 2022 at 12:19
Nov 28, 2022
Review: 2023 Santa Cruz Nomad - Yes, It's Very Good
I absolutely love my Nomad 4 CC. My only gripes over time is that it feels a tad short at higher speeds, and I was jealous of frame storage. But that price, good lord. I literally paid less for my new '22 KTM XCF350.
cthorpe mikekazimer's article
Nov 25, 2022 at 14:56
Nov 25, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Shopping for MTB Deals on Black Friday?
Every Black Friday I Hope to see articles calling it a complete financial flop for big box stores, like Walmart etc. People fighting and even dying over overpriced consumer goods is just gros and needs to not be seen as acceptable in any way.
cthorpe ericolsen's article
Nov 11, 2022 at 11:41
Nov 11, 2022
Thought Experiment: Integrated Everything - The Futuristic Bike of Your Dreams / Nightmares
The mtn bike is slowly losing its nobility, in favor of firmware.
cthorpe mattbeer's article
Sep 19, 2022 at 14:16
Sep 19, 2022
Check Out: An Air Compressor To Seat Tubeless Tires, Stealthy Body Protection, Giant's Cycling Computer, & Mullet Links
Just look for the guy in the parking lot with every piece of overlanding gear he owns permanently attached to the rig. That guy has onboard air and is frothing for an opportunity to whip it out.
cthorpe seb-stott's article
Jun 16, 2022 at 9:00
Jun 16, 2022
First Look: Actofive's CNC-Machined Signature Cranks Are a Work Of German Art
Comments will be pedaling a lot of hollow theories bonded together.
cthorpe Tajlucas's article
May 18, 2022 at 14:22
May 18, 2022
The Conundrum: More Shocks or More Shovels?
all trails have flow. Even the rockiest of the rootiest. Its up to us to find the flow, and thats why I ride at least. Nothing better than greasing that techy knarly trail top to bottom.
cthorpe seb-stott's article
May 17, 2022 at 14:16
May 17, 2022
Nerding Out: Why a Lower Shock Position Doesn't Make a Bike More Stable
@justinfoil: Fully understood. It was just an example to poke at the silliness of this article.
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