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dlxah mikelevy's article
Oct 8, 2020 at 9:28
Oct 8, 2020
Review: e*thirteen's New Helix R Wide Range Cassette
I had issues with the pinch bolt version. It shifted nearly as reliably as a Sram or Shimano cassette, but no matter what I did, it would always make a clicky sound in 2-3 of the cogs. I had it professionally adjusted on a couple occasions, but nobody could get it perfect. It was also an nightmare to remove it after a couple years of riding. It had torqued itself on there so tight that I literally broke one of my chain whips trying to loosen it. It's a shame; I definitely prefer 9-46t 11 speed over 10-50t 12s, but ultimately I decided it wasn't worth the trade-offs. Hopefully they finally got all the kinks worked out in this latest iteration.
dlxah danielsapp's article
Sep 4, 2020 at 14:38
Sep 4, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather Shuttle or eMTB?
@John-bikeguy: Of course it doesn't, but that's not what we're talking about here. Did you read the article?
dlxah danielsapp's article
Sep 4, 2020 at 13:24
Sep 4, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather Shuttle or eMTB?
That's the ebike option. Put the assist on the lowest setting or turn it off if you want.
dlxah trailforks's article
Aug 31, 2020 at 14:56
Aug 31, 2020
Trailforks Introduces Paid Trailforks Pro Option
@chubby5000: I couldn't find it either, but there's a link in the article: https://www.trailforks.com/pro/
dlxah trailforks's article
Aug 31, 2020 at 8:38
Aug 31, 2020
Trailforks Introduces Paid Trailforks Pro Option
Might be cool if we could earn credits towards the annual fee by submitting status and trail updates, although I'd be worried some users would start spamming useless or incorrect info to get free membership.
dlxah trailforks's article
Aug 31, 2020 at 8:32
Aug 31, 2020
Trailforks Introduces Paid Trailforks Pro Option
FYI If any iOS users plan to sign up, Apple presumably takes their 30% cut when you sign up through the iOS app as required by the terms of the App Store. I recommend signing up through the website if you want all of your money to go to Trailforks.
dlxah mikelevy's article
Jul 16, 2020 at 9:45
Jul 16, 2020
Why Are We Using 12-Speed Drivetrains? - The Explainer
@vw4ever: Yeah, I ran E-13 9-46t 11 speed for a couple of years before switching to XT 12 speed this year. Both setups have essentially the same range (511% vs 510%), but I think I actually preferred the slightly larger jumps between gear ratios on the 11 speed cassette. Plus it was a lighter cassette. The shifting was always a little clunky compared to Sram or Shimano's cassettes, though, and ultimately I decided it wasn't worth the trade-off. But if Shimano made a ~500% range 11 speed drivetrain, that's probably what I would choose to run.
Jul 12, 2020 at 20:48
Jul 12, 2020

Intense Spider 275c / Recluse Carbon SL Frameset

$999 USD
Selling my Intense Spider 275c frameset. I also have the Recluse link to turn it into an Intense Recluse if you want. The frames are essentially identical other than the upper link and shock size. This is the higher end, ultralight carbon SL frame that came on the top end Pro and Factory builds. The frame has one pretty bad chip on the drive-side chainstay. You can see that the clear coat is chipped through and it looks like the topmost layer of carbon is also chipped a bit. It still feels solid and doesn't creak at all when applying pressure or torquing on the rear triangle. There do not appear to be any cracks branching out away from the chip. I personally think it's still solid and would not hesitate to continue riding this frame (and actually have been riding it like this), but I did send Intense my photos to Intense to see what they thought. In their opinion, I should replace the rear triangle. It sounds like they feel any damage to the carbon fiber layers no matter how slight should be replaced. I kind of feel like they're maybe being overly cautious perhaps for liability reasons, but I'm certainly no expert and I want to be fully up front with you about it and let you make your own decision. These are the clearest closeup photos I've managed to take of the damage, and the exact same ones I sent to Intense: ep1.pinkbike.org/p0pb19052772/p0pb19052772.jpg ep1.pinkbike.org/p0pb19052778/p0pb19052778.jpg Intense offered to send me a crash replacement rear triangle for ~$575 shipped. They only have the black and red colorway left in stock. I can send you the photo they sent me if you want to see the color. That said, I'm selling this frame as-is, but you can order the crash replacement yourself if you choose to go that route. You could also try reaching out to a carbon repair shop. I've been told that the damage is in a location that could be repaired and it may cost less than a crash replacement. Aside from that chip, the frame is in very good condition considering it's age. It has the usual scratches and dings that you would expect from a used mountain bike, but any other damage is clearly just cosmetic such as small chips in the clear coat and scratches. I'm the original owner and a bike mechanic, so I can assure you the frame has been very well maintained. I kept up on all of the regular maintenance and even had protective tape on it since day one. Bolts and threads are all in excellent condition. Press fit cups fit securely and do not creak. The pivot bearings are all in great condition. The frame has been completely torn down, cleaned and rebuilt. This is probably the most poppy, playful full suspension bike I've ever ridden, but it still holds it's own on demanding, technical terrain surprisingly well. It's also incredibly lightweight and a very efficient climber. I've had a blast riding it and wish I could keep it in my quiver, but unfortunately I just have too many bikes. Includes: - Cane Creek tapered headset good condition - RaceFace 30mm BB good condition - Axle - Seatpost collar - 160mm post mount rotor adapter Optional: - Fox Float DPS 200x51mm excellent condition, but it sat in my closet for over a year unused and could maybe use a service - Intense Recluse upper link (requires a 200x57mm shock to get the full 140mm of travel) new condition I also have a Cane Creek DB Coil IL 200x57mm that I am planning to sell separately, but I will consider a package deal if you're interested.

dlxah dan-roberts's article
Jul 1, 2020 at 14:05
Jul 1, 2020
Opening Day Survey 2020: What People Are Riding at the Whistler Bike Park
@dexterfawkes: As a guy who likes women, I'd be pretty stoked if we could get that number up to like 80 or 90% female.
dlxah pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 30, 2020 at 9:27
Jun 30, 2020
Video: Opening Day at the Whistler Bike Park - What's Changed?
@christinachappetta: Can you do a pro tips video on obtaining Canadian citizenship?
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