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dave-f paulaston's article
May 26, 2017 at 14:09
2 days
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
3 days
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.
dave-f AJBarlas's article
May 5, 2017 at 9:49
May 5, 2017
Does Boost Spacing Really Make a Stronger Wheel?
I think there is some valid thought in this. Consider the following: - The back wheel of my DJ now stays true since I swapped out the rear hub for a Hope trials hub with a short cassette (6 of 9). This is what I would do if I had a DH bike and needed gears, otherwise for the park why not go singlespeed? - Some of the downhill crowd is into soft spoking and lateral flex in wheels. Making the wheel symmetric keeps the flexibility with a stronger wheel, for some a win/win as opposed to weaker/stiffer? - Rear end spacing/BB width/crank dimensions are still around from the days when you had to have space for 3 chainrings up front. Since my FS frame has replaceable dropouts, I might try some discount priced boost crank and simply move the rear wheel over to match and re-dish, just because I could. Then again, that bike works fine like it is . . . - I think there is a reason only DH/FR bikes have 150mm rear ends and 83mm BBs. Q factor is an issue if you have to pedal and don't like paddling like a duck or banging your heels on the chainstays.
dave-f mattwragg's article
May 2, 2017 at 7:17
May 2, 2017
The Interview: Chris Porter
"You wouldn't design a plus tire unless you could get away with riding basically a rubbish bike." Thanks Chris, your subtle hints about tire design made my day :)
dave-f canadaka's article
Apr 18, 2017 at 23:45
Apr 18, 2017
Trailforks App Big Spring Update
Have taken a look here a couple of times. According to Trailforks, Europe is a wasteland. May take a look to see if Germany is listed as native/tribal land ownership :)
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