Dec 21, 2017 at 6:35Dec 21, 2017
Daddy, it smells like poopy back here.
fawIII paulaston's article
Mar 11, 2016 at 6:15Mar 11, 2016
Zerode Taniwha - Crankworx Rotorua 2016
MTB conspiracy theory comin' atcha in 3, 2, 1… Let me start off by saying; Hell Yea!! A solid gearbox design housed in a clean frame. Gripshift aside, I’m in love. And I’m sad, because I don’t think it will last very long in our industry… Every large, successful company is based on the capitalist idea of making a good product that requires service or replacement. This commands a consumer who has purchased a particular product to become a repeat customer, and demands brand loyalty. Consider how much money you have spent in the past few years on a small thing, like chains. $30? $50? $200? Multiply that by the millions of riders out there, and realize what percentage of that is lining corporate pockets. They are selling you an inherently flawed design that requires you to keep giving them money. Bread and Butter. What happens if a Great design, like this sexy Zerode, actually gains steam? It has extremely long service intervals, requires very few (external) parts, and is well protected from incidental damage. It eliminates the need for you to be in your bike shop or online every few months, or after a crash, buying products from the big Red or Blue companies. Our Red and Blue friends will start losing sales, not a lot at first. But eventually this Great product will become more than a blip on the radar, and the threat to their profits will continue to grow until one of the big, successful companies “makes him an offer he can’t refuse”, and the great product disappears in favor of the profitable one. See where I’m going with this? We need to support the ever-living shit out of this company. With the help of free media (Thank You, Pinkbike) we can stand up to our external drivetrain overlords, and win.
fawIII officialcrankworx's article
Mar 9, 2016 at 4:27Mar 9, 2016
A Kiwi and a Queen Take Home the Big Wins at Crankworx on Day One
I am intrigued by this "Giant Toad Enduro"
Feb 19, 2016 at 8:03Feb 19, 2016
Thomson Elite X4 - lightly used, it felt a bit too short on an already cramped cockpit so I ran it for less than a season. There are some small cosmetic marks mainly on the faceplate from storage. -45mm reach -0 degree rise -181 grams $50 shipped (price includes shipping in North America) Thanks!
Feb 19, 2016 at 7:29Feb 19, 2016
These bars came on my '15 Slash. I rode them for a couple of weeks before deciding to move to something a bit wider and taller. They have since been chilling in my living room, it's time they found a good home. All fasteners were properly torqued, carbon assembly paste used on the stem clamp. Very minor superficial marks from the various clamping things and adjusting positions. Hopefully you can see it all in the pictures. Never Crashed, only ridden on local xc trails, never went to the bike park with these. Details: 750mm width 15mm rise 9 degree backsweep/4 degree upsweep 216 grams PayPal only unless you are local, then cash is king. Shipping is free anywhere in North America unless you want faster delivery. Message me with any questions. Thanks!
fawIII UncommonCommunications's article
Jan 29, 2016 at 10:45Jan 29, 2016
BOS Names Quality Bicycle Products as North American Partner
6 months after I leave the industry... Curses. Stoked that BOS is finally here though!
Dec 21, 2015 at 8:23Dec 21, 2015
Calling all 1.5 Head Tubes! Want a beastly front end upgrade for your 26" wheeled monster? Here it is: Up for sale is my great condition '09(got it early '10) RockShox Lyrik RC2DH Solo Air fork. 170mm of the best forking travel I've experienced (and I'm on a new Pike now :/) Straight 1.5 Steerer tube measuring 8.5" (appx 216mm) 20mm Maxle Lite included There are cosmetic marks on the lowers, the axle, and back of the crown (from shuttles) Stanchions are flawless. The fork was completely overhauled each winter, with the most recent in the winter of '14/15 - have not serviced recently because I got a new bike for '15 so this did not have much trail time. Full disclosure: the rebound knob has always been kind of a bee-yotch to turn, and still is. I used pliers to get it dialed and haven't touched it in a loooong time but it is pretty scratched up. So how are you going to mount this to your bike? With a Chris King Sotto Voce 1.5" headset, thats how! Spacers included. There is some cable rub and shuttle rub on the lower cup. The bearings could probably use fresh grease, but they worked perfect for me for quite some years. Is a star nut included? Negative. You are getting the Chris King PreLoader instead! This makes your average wimpy star nut look like a piece of wet cardboard. The Preloader is the ONLY thing that will keep your 1.5" headset secure. But now you need a stem... Got ya covered. Take a FSA Gravity stem, 1.5 steerer, 31.8 bar clamp, 60mm reach, 6 degree rise/drop for trail rides. AND How about a Thomson 1.5 steerer, 31.8 bar clamp, 45mm reach, 0 degree rise drop for those park/dh/shuttle days. What else could you need? ... how about an extra base plate for your headset? Just in case you need to send the fork in for service one day. Shock Pump so you can tune this baby to your preference? Will a Genuine RockShox pump work? You bet - included. Ya know, this would mount up beautifully to the '08 Nomad frame I have for sale... Just sayin'. It is a perfect match to the Cane Creek Double Barrel shock. Check it out, we can make a deal I am open to reasonable offers. Don't want part of the package? Just let me know and we can work something out. You are going to be responsible for shipping costs. Fear not, I'm pretty crafty at getting low shipping prices. Paypal only unless you want to come pick it up in the Green Mountains, then cash would work. Message me with any questions. Thanks!
fawIII bvanavermaete's article
Dec 16, 2015 at 6:47Dec 16, 2015
Backyard Exploration with Sasha Yakovleff
That is one helluva back yard. Never stop exploring!