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energetik mattbeer's article
Apr 18, 2023 at 9:27Apr 18, 2023
Staff Rides: Matt Beer's Nukeproof Giga 297
Nice ride! I've been riding with mt5s for years and one of the first things I did was go for the mt7 pad system. It's so much easier to work on and I feel like their are more pad choices as well. This year I decided to give shigura a go using current xt levers. It's a bit fiddly to set up but so far I'm really liking the power curve.
energetik henryquinney's article
Apr 5, 2023 at 4:13Apr 5, 2023
First Look: 2023 Habit - Cannondale's Most Popular Bike Gets Revitalized
I live in PA and I see Cannondales everywhere. I see scalpels, hard tails, and a lot of Habits. Those are popular around my home trails.
energetik rideformula's article
Apr 1, 2023 at 8:28Apr 1, 2023
Formula Introduces 2-Piece Lever With Increased Adjustability
@Balgaroth: I have mt5s now paired with shimano xt levers. The power is excellent but the first thing I did even before that was switch to the mt7 pad system. It's so much easier to work on. I never had issues with the original mt5 levers either.
energetik seb-stott's article
Mar 2, 2023 at 19:01Mar 2, 2023
Opinion: Five Things The Bike Industry Could Do Better
Standards. The other side of that are the tiny amount of us who willingly ride old bikes. I have a modernized 05 Cannondale Prophet and finding a half decent external dropper for a 27.2 post diameter was a bitch. The 1x11 worked fine despite the weird chain line. I went with a mod and did a 27.5 conversion. Finding a 27.5 x 135mm wheelset with rims wider than my pinky was impossible. I'm too poor to custom build atm... But! It's a single pivot so bearing swaps are stupid easy!
energetik dariodigiulio's article
Dec 30, 2022 at 13:28Dec 30, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Frame, Headset, & Bottom Bracket Bearings?
Where's the when crunchy option?
energetik dariodigiulio's article
Dec 7, 2022 at 14:34Dec 7, 2022
Thought Experiment: The Most Adjustable Mountain Bike Possible
Go Shigura using Saint levers and braided lines. Cuz it's cool n stuff.
energetik brianpark's article
Nov 9, 2022 at 17:10Nov 9, 2022
Poll: How Do You Actually Feel About Cable Routing?
My ancient 05 Cannondale Prophet has the derailleur cable routed through the swingarm with no guides. It can be a pain but I've replaced the cable and housing enough times that it's no big deal. So if that's the case then I feel like it wouldn't be hard at all to learn and do full internal routing with guides. The rear brake would be the only one that would annoy me there. Through the headset? No thankee. I can think of a couple of other places that routing things might be more fun for some depending on what they're into.
energetik DVOSuspension's article
Oct 17, 2022 at 15:30Oct 17, 2022
DVO Suspension Announces Topaz Gen 3 Air Shock & Custom Tuning Option
@bradsbikesco: the word is "meh" and now we've started a generation war! Isn't this fun? DVO stuff looks great btw.
energetik ns-bikes's article
Oct 14, 2022 at 17:03Oct 14, 2022
NS Bikes Shows Off Szymon Godziek's Custom Fuzz for Red Bull Rampage
That bike is sick. I can't wait to see what craziness goes down at rampage 2022. Mini mullet? Kick it old school and mini a Cannondale Gemini or Perp. Shred til ya dead.
energetik alicialeggett's article
Sep 7, 2022 at 18:52Sep 7, 2022
Bike Check: Josh Lowe's Custom Hardline YT Tues is Painted with Real Rust
Cool idea but can we please ditch the orange lowers? They don't go with everything people.