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excavator666 sarahlukas's article
May 17, 2019 at 1:44
May 17, 2019
Top Stories from CyclingTips: Mathieu VDP’s Insane Amstel Gold, Shimano GRX, T47 Threaded BBs & More
I did a road time trial recently and actually really enjoyed it. I never thought I'd see the day that I'd want to read about road bikes on Pinkbike, but definitely compared to e-bikes.
excavator666 PROPAIN-Bicycles's article
May 13, 2019 at 11:10
May 13, 2019
€72,000 Worth of Bikes Stolen From Propain Event Truck
Sorry to hear that guys. Hope you get them back!
excavator666 edspratt's article
May 12, 2019 at 15:03
May 12, 2019
Final Results: British National Downhill - Round 2 Fort William
Come on Gee! Light her up on the WC now!
excavator666 danielsapp's article
May 10, 2019 at 5:45
May 10, 2019
First Look: Cavalerie's Blackbird Carbon Gearbox Bike - Garda Trentino 2019
@multialxndr: This is true. So when you getting an e-bike?
excavator666 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2019 at 15:20
May 8, 2019
Starling's New 170mm 29er With a Gearbox - Bespoked Show 2019
@audric: That's great, thanks for your insight dude! I've been obsessing over gearboxes ever since I seen a Diamondback Sabbath back in about 2008. I knew then that this what I wanted. I've spec'd up Cavaleries many times on their website, but always thought that their bikes were ridiculously expensive for what they are. I now own a Zerode Taniwha and I can honestly say that it's EXACTLY the bike I've been waiting for since 2008. I thought I wouldn't like the grip shifter, and it delayed me from making the purchase for a long time, but now I think it's a far superior system to trigger shifters. I love being able to dump or grab as many gears as I want, whenever I want (except whilst putting down a lot of power, which just requires an adjustment to the shifting technique). The quality of the grip shifter is brilliant. It's a far cry from the awful plasticy things that used to come on bikes in the 90's/2000's. The feel of the shifter is beautifully mechanical and precise. Whenever I'm washing the bike after another trouble free ride I think to myself "Ah remember when we used to have those ridiculous fragile pieces of scrap metal derailleurs hanging of the back of our bikes?.. Oh wait, most people still do!" and I laugh to myself and then rinse and dry my bike and put it away in anticipation of giving'er more trouble free abuse. I also like the silent running part, or at least I would except that I have Hope hubs! They're great hubs, but the rear one is stupidly noisy, and honestly without the rest of the clanking and banging that normally comes from a bike, the whizz just sounds like a hiss, and it's distracting because it regularly makes me think that I have a puncture. Noisy hubs are so last decade.
excavator666 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2019 at 12:42
May 8, 2019
Starling's New 170mm 29er With a Gearbox - Bespoked Show 2019
@audric: What other gearboxes have you ridden? How do they compare?
excavator666 NoFuss's article
May 8, 2019 at 10:47
May 8, 2019
May 7, 2019 at 8:06
May 7, 2019
excavator666 TrustPerformance's article
May 6, 2019 at 15:08
May 6, 2019
Trust Chops $725 Off Their Linkage Fork
These forks look awesome! I'd love to try one. Fuck the haters.
excavator666 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 4, 2019 at 0:58
May 4, 2019
Starling's New 170mm 29er With a Gearbox - Bespoked Show 2019
I have a Pinion gearbox and it's handsdown the best piece of kit I've ever had on a bike. I've always been interested in the Effigear box too, except that the bike company who makes them; Cavalerie's bikes are ridiculously expensive for something that looks like someone threw together in a shed out of scrap alloy. Always thought the Effigear gearbox was cool though, especially because they have trigger shift, but honestly after 10 minutes on a Pinion with a grip shift, I prefer it much more to trigger shifters now.
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