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dave-f mikelevy's article
Jun 16, 2017 at 11:47
Jun 16, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - Are World Cup Racers Right To Complain About Tracks?
When it comes to Fort William, I must admit I kind of enjoyed it. Because sometimes even the world's best hit a section where they have to tripod and slip-slide through, just like the rest of us. As for Leogang, it does get me thinking about prepared courses and stereotypes. I see a lot of people riding bikepark flowtrails with a downhill bike for no reason, but no one showing up at an enduro stage with a dual crown fork. Given the nature of the courses (natural features in Enduro racing, bikepark flowtrails for downhill racing) you'd expect the equipment to swap places at some point. Bring on short travel, lightweight downhill bikes with lockout suspension and single crown forks. And long travel enduro bikes with coil forks and dampers.
dave-f mikelevy's article
Jun 15, 2017 at 22:21
Jun 15, 2017
Staff Rides - Mike Levy's Rocky Mountain Element
If the KMC Rustbuster works for you, you don't have real rust. I tried two, the zinc plating lasts about two weeks in the winter until road salt as an electrolyte uses it up. That's only cosmetic, but I also don't get as much mileage out of them.
dave-f paulaston's article
Jun 5, 2017 at 22:43
Jun 5, 2017
Cracked Sender - Canyon's Response
The most interesting thing about this is that the CT doesn't seem to pick up the damage. Delamination extends to the middle of the material but the CT scan says there are no material defects. Makes you wonder how useful the thing is as a diagnostic tool for this application.
dave-f paulaston's article
May 26, 2017 at 14:09
May 26, 2017
Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay EMTB – First Ride
@RockyMountainBicycles: Reading your comments I get the impression that it's OK to introduce this bike in Europe regardless of the "impacts and landscape", whereas the US is a whole different story. On the one hand, you can argue you're just giving the respective markets what they want. But this can also be interpreted as having no corporate position or sense of responsibility.
dave-f paulaston's article
May 26, 2017 at 1:20
May 26, 2017
Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay EMTB – First Ride
I'm 57. I commute year round, hit the DJ spots, spend time in the Alps, frequent a bike park once in a while, ride a road bike. None of this with e-bikes. What are you advocating, special trail access for old people? Do I get to use a two stroke MX if my senior phone doesn't run Android? Put me in an electric wheelchair if you need to, but don't expect me to ever be caught on a bike like this Rocky as long as I'm able to make that decision.
dave-f pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 13:08
May 23, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: 29er DH Bikes, Crankbrothers Pedals, and Norco Range vs Sight
It'll be the same as with hardtails, there will be one size for everything, 29/27+
dave-f pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 12:35
May 23, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: 29er DH Bikes, Crankbrothers Pedals, and Norco Range vs Sight
@mikekazimer: When was the last time you were at a rhythm DJ spot? Although I do see people riding BMX (without full suspension) or DJ bikes, the general consensus is it's a lot of work on anything else. I see people riding without brakes, with rigid forks, but I've never seen anyone with a full suspension anything styling a rhythm set and having fun (though I have seen them try). Maybe it can be done, but it would be in the same category as Yoann Barelli riding dirt merchant with his cross bike (a 29er). Geez, next thing someone will market a 29" BMX. This with respect to wheel size and fun factor.
dave-f vernonfelton's article
May 12, 2017 at 21:55
May 12, 2017
Brilliant or Bullshit? – Pinkbike Poll
I seriously considered going for press fit BBs, but there are limited applications where they make sense. DJ/street and BMX frames where a dent in the BB render a threaded BB unuseable still work with press fit. But here we're talking about steel BB shells where you can install the BB with a hammer and the old bearings.
dave-f nr22's article
May 12, 2017 at 10:09
May 12, 2017
Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon Enduro Bar and Enduro Stem MK2 – Review
Yeah, sure, stems can be reviewed. Don't think they will feel much different when compared, but some have a torque spec of 13 nm for the steerer clamp bolts. Not likely with M4 bolts. I wouldn't be surprised if this stem tends to get levered loose under hard use, and I wouldn't put one on my DJ.
dave-f mikelevy's article
May 9, 2017 at 21:56
May 9, 2017
Dean Lucas' Intense M16C is Pure Carbon Fiber Excess – Bike Check
I guess the takeaway from this is you can DNF on just about anything.
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