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darkins44 HI-Adventures's article
May 13, 2019 at 9:59
May 13, 2019
Video: Ecuador Adventuring with Thomas Vanderham & Scotty Laughland
Went to Ecuador for a week a couple springs ago. Perhaps the best vacation I've ever had and some of the most insane rides ever. Cotopaxi, Chimbo and Quilatoa were all so much fun!!! Highly recommend!!!
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Feb 18, 2019 at 12:43
Feb 18, 2019

Guerrilla Gravity Shred Dogg & MegaTrail (Med/Large)

$2800 USD
$2800 shipped to the lower 48, or best offer. For sale is my sized medium (but really sized large) 2018 Guerrilla Gravity Shred Dogg / Megatrail. Why both models? I have two different rear shocks and a fork that's pretty easy to adjust and the only difference between the two models is stroke length. So you can essentially have a bike that's 135, 145, 150 and 160 all in one!!! The fork maxes out at 160mm, so while it feels balanced in 160/160 mode it doesn't get any larger than that (although the axle to crown is higher than Rock Shox so while it has 160 of travel it feels like a 170mm fork geometry wise). Pretty sweet as you have a bike for trail riding, park, jumping and enduro all in one!!! Limited edition Glow In The Gnar color (a decent upcharge over their normal raw/black) and you can spot your bike for miles. Bought the complete bike from Guerrilla Gravity in late spring of 2018 but made a lot of changes. GG size medium fits riders 5'7"-6", I'm 6 foot and it fits great! I rode it mostly as a Shred Dogg and it's setup that way now (150mm fork, 135mm rear) Rock Shox Deluxe RT rear shock for the Shred Dogg has never been ridden (I used an SR Suntour TriAir which I am keeping for another bike, but shipping with a MegaTrail sized Tri-Air). The SR Suntour Tri-Air i'm including for the Mega Trail has less than 6 hours on it and is a sweet piggy back shock similar to the DVO Topaz. The Auron fork was just relubed and cleaned and the bushings are mint!!! The brakes don't need bleeding and have plenty of pad life left. The seat, handlebar and stem I never used. If I find the original grips I'll include those but right now I have some worn Ergon GD1 grips in color matching yellow. Tires have a ton of life, wheels are in great shape (true, smooth, etc) and have no dents or blips, just a couple scratches and the cassette is money (and the new chain has about 65 miles). Dropper has no play (and was upgraded over the stock version) and works flawlessly. Pivots are smooth, no notching or play. Bottom bracket is also very smooth. Pedals not included. Frame has some scuffs and scratches (none that get through the yellow). Crank has some marking from pedal strikes and foot rub. Fork is pristine! There's also a little buffing of the paint where I had my tube, CO2 mounted but guessing that's removable if you really work it. Mostly Wisconsin ridden and used as a trail bike. I work for SR Suntour so if anything goes wrong with the suspension I'll help you out. I also run the PinkBike account for envelo and SR Suntour so buy with confidence (sold and packaged over 50 bikes on PinkBike.) The bike's capabilities far exceed my skills or my risk aversion so selling to get a Trail Pistol or something similar. According to my logs it has almost exactly 500 miles. Will also include the Nuts bracket strap and side water bottle cage. See photos for reference and if you have questions hit me up! And to reiterate, I'll ship with 2 different rear shocks and the spacers you need to adjust the fork! SUSPENSION Fork: SR Suntour Auron RC2 - Currently set to 150mm, easy to go 120-160 (Upgraded fork, SR Suntour's top of the line used by their pros.) Shock: Rock Shox Deluxe RT, SR Suntour Tri-Air COCKPIT Stem: Race Face Aeffect R - 50 mm Long (never used!) Bars: Race Face Chester - 780 mm Wide (never used!) Grips: SDG Slater Lock-On (upgraded to Ergon GD1 but they're getting worn) Saddle: GG Custom SDG Fly Mtn (Never used) Seatpost: KS Lev Integra (upgraded from original Ride 2 Post) BRAKES Brakeset: SRAM Level T Rotors: SRAM Centerline F180/R180 DRIVETRAIN Shifter: Shimano XT 8000 series (Upgrade) Derailleur: Shimano XT 8000 series (Upgrade) Cassette: E13 9X46 511% range (Upgrade) Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect Chainring: 32t Chainguide: None Chain: Sram X.1 11spd WHEELS - TUBELESS (27.5 Plus Available) Wheelset: DT Swiss M 1900 i30 Front Tire: Maxxis 2.3 Minion DHF 3C/EXO/TR (Fresh Stans!) Rear Tire: Maxxis 2.3 Minion DHR 3C/EXO/TR (Fresh Stans!)

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Jul 31, 2018 at 14:12
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darkins44 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 19, 2018 at 11:11
Jul 19, 2018
Video: Chatting With Seth's Bike Hacks
I love Seth's channel! He's relatable and he downplays his abilities and can be hilariously self depreciating (he can shred!) Ran into him one time with Nate Hills and ended up watching some behind the scenes and got tossed a beer too. Respect!
darkins44 bigmountainbike's article
Jun 22, 2018 at 6:17
Jun 22, 2018
Video: The Highest Volcano on Earth - by Bike
This!!!! Rode a few days in Ecuador last year...and this inspires me to do more! Can't wait for the full vid!
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May 9, 2018 at 14:37
May 9, 2018

Cannondale Habit Carbon 3 Small

$1900 USD
Price reduced to $1900, a steal!!! For sale is a used 2017 Cannondale Habit Carbon 3 in size small. With all-mountain capability and XC efficiency, Habit is the perfect "do-it-all, and do-it-well" MTB fun machine. Used for one season of mostly local riding on our local XC trail. Wheels have been converted to tubeless (orange seal). This is my wife's bike and I've maintained it, everything works as it should and it's in great shape! The only issues (all minor) are a couple scratches on the front rim, slight heal rub on one crank arm and a little rub off of one of the Rock Shox decals (see photos). As for condition, the frame is in amazing shape, the fork and rear shock are both in excellent condition, the chain, cassette and chainring have tons of life left. The tires look almost new (still have the little manufacturing knobs and you can still see the siping in the tires). The post and drivetrain work as they're supposed to and the brakes don't show much wear at all. You can definitely buy this bike and ride it right away with no issues! Pedals and waterbottle cage will be removed before shipping and aren't included. We swapped the bars to a narrow bar with flat grips but we can put the stock bars and grips (maybe used once) back on. Otherwise the bike is stock and we will ship the bike stock. Includes all the owners manuals and the air spacers for the Pike fork. Hit me with questions. I also run the envelo pinkbike site (https://www.pinkbike.com/u/envelo/buysell/) so buy with confidence that you'll get a perfectly described and packaged bike ready to rock! https://www.cannondale.com/USA/bike/Productdetail?Id=9cbf1238-4698-469f-9db0-98d4ce11c829 Specification Description Frame: Habit 27.5, 120mm, BallisTec Carbon, Carbon Link, SmartForm C1 Alloy swingarm, Fork: RockShox Pike RC, 120mm, tapered steerer, Charger Damper, Solo Air, 15mm Maxle Ultimate, 42mm offset Rear Shock Fox Float DPS, 3-position lever, 120mm travel Rims/Wheels WTB STP i23 TCS, 32 hole, Tubeless Ready Hubs Formula - 100x15mm front, 142x12mm w/HG driver rear Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 27.5x2.35 front, 2.25 rear, TwinSkin, tubeless ready Crankset: Cannondale Si, BB30, SpideRing Chainrings: 30T Bottom Bracket Cannondale Alloy PressFit30 Chain Shimano CN-HG601, 11-speed Rear Cogs Shimano SLX, 11-42, 11-speed Shifters Shimano SLX, 11-speed Handlebars Cannondale C3 riser, Alloy, 4 degree upsweep, 9 degree backsweep, 760x15mm Tape/Grips Cannondale Dual Locking Grips Stem Cannondale C4, 6061 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7 deg Brake Levers Shimano Deore M16 Brakes Shimano Deore hydraulic disc, 180/160mm Saddle Cannondale Stage 3 Seat Post TransX Dropper Post, 31.6, 120mm drop, internal routing

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May 6, 2018 at 10:08
May 6, 2018

Pivot Mach 429 Trail Blue Large Mint Condition 29"

$2800 USD
For sale is my beautiful Pivot Mach 429 Trail in size large. It's the newest frame design and in amazing shape and comes with the top end Fox Float DPS Kashima rear shock. It doesn't really have any scratches or scuffs or anything. I bought the frameset in the spring of 2017 and had it professionally built up. I work for SR Suntour and envelo and manage the Pinkbike page, but this is my personal bike from last year so I'm listing it personally, but buy with confidence (https://www.pinkbike.com/u/envelo/) Bike has 439.6 miles as of this posting, mostly XC trail miles in Wisconsin by a middle aged rider! Custom, smart build for the everyday rider. SR Suntour Auron RC2 PCS fork (set to 130mm currently) Fox Float DPS Kashima Stan's Flow wheelset (with nice wide rims) New Stan's sealant just put in, tubeless Vittoria Barzo tires (29X2.35). Have about 70% tread rear, 85% front. (one small rear patch from an errant sharp rock) XT Rear derailleur, shifter, cassette and chain SLX crankset with Shimano BB (no foot rub, teeth look amazing on this nice steel ring) KS Lev Integra Seat post (works perfectly) WTB Silverado LTD saddle with titanium rails FSA Afterburner 60mm stem Spank Vibrocore handlebars in anodized blue Ergon Enduro Grips in blue TRP Quadium Brakes with Carbon levers (set up for some sweet modulation) Cane Creek 40 Headset I have the manuals, set up guide, front fender that I'll include. This bike looks amazing, people stop and ask me about it all the time. Pedals and water bottle cage are not included and will be removed before shipping. Let me know what questions you have!

darkins44 RockyMountainBicycles's article
Apr 12, 2018 at 6:48
Apr 12, 2018
Photo & Watercolour Travel Journal from Ecuador
We went to Ecuador last spring with Mateo and it was amazing. I have an album in my profile if you want more Ecuador and been working on a blog post. Highly recommend (flights to Quito are inexpensive, Mateo has awesome rental bikes and the landscape is better than anywhere I've ever been!)
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Apr 3, 2018 at 15:15
Apr 3, 2018
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