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daweil Endura's article
Jun 20, 2018 at 11:07
Jun 20, 2018
Video: Kade Edwards - The Bad Boy of Trek Factory Racing
Love the style. That flow on 1:09.. daaamn
daweil mikekazimer's article
Jun 20, 2018 at 10:50
Jun 20, 2018
First Ride: Pivot's New Firebird 29
@Mtb4joe: this, especially when components of this category are specced on bikes with those prices. I´m all down for companies pushing the limits and being the elite stuff, renewing models every 1-2 years, forefront of carbon technology, geometry, good service and all, but then don´t do that and spec SLX on a bike over 5k$?? Crazy.
daweil danielsapp's article
Jun 15, 2018 at 1:12
Jun 15, 2018
Review: NX Eagle - SRAM's New Affordable 12-Speed Drivetrain
@mtbikeaddict: I´m writing about the cassette alone. And okay I exaggerated, I think the difference is like 20€ depending on the shop, and nx will likely drop more with street pricing.
daweil konaworld's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 10:13
Jun 14, 2018
Video: Kona Launches New Aluminum Hei Hei Bikes
@VtVolk: which is slack considerung the xc-marathon travel amount
daweil danielsapp's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 9:56
Jun 14, 2018
Review: NX Eagle - SRAM's New Affordable 12-Speed Drivetrain
Makes perfect sense for SRAM to release this. They now officially own the 12 speed market, and andybody today buying a new mtb >2500€ will want that, just because its the newest stuff. BUT: 615g at the rear axle!? seriously? I am no weight weenie, but 170g more and significantly less range than the "real" Eagle for some 10 bucks less than GX? Lighter, probably cheaper depending on the cassette, to be honest I´d rather run shimano SLX with the 11-46 or 11-50 Sunrace/Garbaruk cassettes. Also (I know, I know anecdotes are no evidence) but out of the 4 people I regularly ride with who own SRAM stuff, on ALL of them the thing the B-Tension screw pushes against broke away. LBS told us "happens all the time". Fix it? Well buy a new RD. Anyways, I really like sram stuff for the most part. And this makes total sense business-wise. But I´m not really excited about it. Rather get the xd driver and go GX, atleast for the cassette.
daweil konaworld's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 3:01
Jun 14, 2018
Video: Kona Launches New Aluminum Hei Hei Bikes
Probably they want to get every consumer possible, but with a different approach. Cater to the modern geo bro's with the process line, oldschoolers with this one, opposed to most other brands who tend to have one bike to rule them all in each travel bracket..
daweil rossbellphoto's article
Jun 12, 2018 at 3:45
Jun 12, 2018
Tech From the Pits - Leogang World Cup DH 2018
@WasatchEnduro: I killed an old Pacestar RR SS, loved the thread but the very light carcass and the center thread dies too early. Got like 3 holes in the center area just because there are no knobs "protecting" the tire. I loved it but swore to myself to never buy a semislick again because it would get expensive to trash a tire so quickly. But then I saw the SG Trailstar (not addix yet) for 20€ and I just got it. I really love the feeling of it, rolls insignificantly slower, wear I cannot tell yet, the 1150g tire is noticeably stiffer and dampens better. Feels great with procore at 1.5bar. Grip in the wet is a lot better than the old Pacestar compound.
daweil pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 10, 2018 at 9:45
Jun 10, 2018
Results: Leogang DH World Cup 2018
Did you even watch the race?
daweil rossbellphoto's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 3:59
Jun 8, 2018
Tech From the Pits - Leogang World Cup DH 2018
@WAKIdesigns: Yep, the light carcass was another reason (besides having a third of the shoulder knobs gone on my old Hans Dampf) why I made the switch from ss to sg on the rear, even with procore and 1,8bar in corners the tire was completely folded over on my old unrideable 25mm inner width rims. Heavier rubber is so much better, who cares about some seconds on the uphill on a bike used everywhere from local trails to Alpine stuff. Smooth I am not. Or well most of the time I try to, but I have to admit liking the feeling of BRAAPing into berms and riding stuff slightly above the intended use of my bike (who cares about that seriously anyways??). As for pumping the terrain, for sure I try to carry speed by getting light over rough stuff, but then when you´re heavy in the pump phase the ground is often times kind of rough aswell, thats where I got flats mostly. But that has been history since my tire inserts
daweil rossbellphoto's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 2:54
Jun 8, 2018
Tech From the Pits - Leogang World Cup DH 2018
@WAKIdesigns: Yeah I agree on all the facts you stated. But there are many riders who still profit from the design. You have to ride smooth, slow or maybe be a very light rider for the knobs to not squirm. But then they´re great. Really depends on the trail. For faster stuff or bikeparks they suck, but on slower dirt to hardpack and rock trails they deliver an absolute velcro feel IF not pushed over the limit. I personally don´t like the tire, and also much prefer the Rock Razor, you get a feel similar to carving on skis and its lovely especially combined with how quick it rolls, but in situations where you cannot lean the bike over the rear wheel is all over the place. I run Magic Mary snakeskin + Huck norris and RockRazor SG + procore both around 1,6 bar btw.
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