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cueTIP mikekazimer's article
Jun 17, 2024 at 14:35
Jun 17, 2024
Head to Head Review: 2025 RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38
@GumptionZA: Which version of the Mezzer do you have? I've got two Pros and they're both within 10g of each other.
cueTIP mikekazimer's article
Jun 14, 2024 at 7:23
Jun 14, 2024
Head to Head Review: 2025 RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38
@GumptionZA: I've got a 2023 38 Performance Elite and a 2023 Mezzer Pro. They ride very differently and I can't say which I prefer at this point. The Fox tends to get rid of a bit more trail chatter but the Mezzer feels a lot more composed and manages its end travel better on really chunky stuff. My Mezzer with its steerer cut to 195mm weighs 1971g and my 38 comes in at 2345g. That is a very noticeable weight savings on the front of the bike, particularly when I'm playing around on the trail. If I was running A-Line all day every day and dealing with bomb holes in berms and taking a lift up. I'd probably keep the 38 on. For more varied riding, Mezzer all day every day. There is a reason my 38 has been hanging on my parts wall for nearly 2 years now.
cueTIP seb-stott's article
Jun 14, 2024 at 6:50
Jun 14, 2024
The New Giant Faith is the Kids' Bike We Wish We Had
@ChiefSilverback: It's a pretty shitty spec compared to the Commencal Clash 20 and 24 to be honest. The Clash 20 comes in at $2400 and has a fully compression and rebound adjustable Manitou fork, Rockshox Deluxe shock, Hayes Dominion A2 brakes, GX drivetrain and weighs 24lbs. The Clash 24 clocks in at $2800 with the same general specs only with an 11 speed drivetrain instead of the 10s on the 20 and weighs 27lbs with a RS Superdeluxe rear shock. The extra $300 gets a lot of nicer parts on the Clash 24 and the Clash 20 will actually FIT a 5-6 year old and is cheaper than the Faith 24.
cueTIP seb-stott's article
Jun 13, 2024 at 11:19
Jun 13, 2024
The New Giant Faith is the Kids' Bike We Wish We Had
@ChiefSilverback: Oh totally. Their age range reads like someone who thinks kids are born in middle school.
cueTIP seb-stott's article
Jun 13, 2024 at 11:15
Jun 13, 2024
The New Giant Faith is the Kids' Bike We Wish We Had
Eh, My 4yo is on his 5th bike. Tiny little 4-wheel run bike, 9" run bike, 12" run bike, 14" Commencal RMNS, 16" Commencal RMNS. Total cost has been around $1000 so far. Our 1yo is now using the smallest bike and will get all of his big brother's old bikes as he grows. All of them are in brand-new condition because we actually care for them. Once we're done they'll all be better than crappy big-box bikes so we'll be able to sell them off for probably $600-700. You might get $15 for a used Walmart kids bike on marketplace right now which means it is cheaper in the long run to buy the nicer bike than it is the cheaper ones. Next year he'll be moving to the Clash 20, and we'll sell that for 70% of its cost 4 years later meaning it'll be at most a $750 bike that actually WORKS.
cueTIP seb-stott's article
Jun 13, 2024 at 11:05
Jun 13, 2024
The New Giant Faith is the Kids' Bike We Wish We Had
Yeah, I was reading that and looking at my 4yo who fits his 16" bike perfectly and thinking a 24" bike would be ludicrous next year. Also, NOTHING fits a 5 year old and 9 year old well simultaneously. A 5yo has a mean height of 111cm and a 9 year old is 133cm. That's like saying Rachel Atherton and Gee Atherton should be able to fit each other's bikes.
cueTIP andrewyoung's article
May 2, 2024 at 12:28
May 2, 2024
cueTIP dakine's article
Apr 25, 2024 at 8:51
Apr 25, 2024
Dakine Announces The Universal Pickup Pad
Honestly, I have both a North Shore rack and a 4 bike Yakima tray rack as well as a tailgate pad. I seriously dislike loading the NS rack and it is a massive pain in the ass if we leave it on for an extended period of time. The Yakima is nice to keep on my wife's EV because it folds up nice and is easy to load for her and my kids. I leave the tailgate pad on all summer long on my truck and use it damn near daily. It is just so much more convenient than a rack and it keeps the bikes more-or-less out of the dust when on a gravel road. At this point we keep the NS rack around just in case we need to move more than 4 bikes with my wife's car one day. If we don't use it this summer it will be officially 3 years since we last used it and we'll probably just sell it next spring.
cueTIP mattbeer's article
Apr 8, 2024 at 8:19
Apr 8, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: Center Lock or 6-Bolt Brake Rotor Mounting?
@jorennmt: Or. And hear me out. TWO rotors.
cueTIP ochain's article
Apr 3, 2024 at 8:14
Apr 3, 2024
Ochain Components Announces New Lineup
Yep. I'm pushing 40 and I have a kid that I tow up hills with my Shotgun tow rope. I'd love to say I am fit enough to do that with a 32T ring, but I just ain't anymore. I'm still "fit-ish" in that I can complete a BC Enduro in the top 20% but I've got a few businesses to run, two kids, a house to maintain and a social life. As much as I'd love to practice my hill climbs non-stop I just can't anymore. And until I can't ride up Moose Mountain more than a couple of times in a day I'm not buying a motorcycle to do it.
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