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frorider2 mikekazimer's article
Jun 13, 2024 at 8:20
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Head to Head Review: 2025 RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38
Since the Zeb apparently had the plush/ground-hugging/coil-like descriptors in your review, I was expecting discussion of front wheel traction differences. Was there a traction advantage to the Zeb on flat turns for example?
frorider2 EskerCycles's article
Jun 11, 2024 at 12:54
Jun 11, 2024
Esker Cycles Announce New Smokey Ti Hardtail
The long wheelbase (and slack HA of course) is the key. Picture riding through choppy tech section…as you get comfortable with the idea of weighting the front end, it’s almost like the bike starts pivoting ‘around’ the front axle and your rear wheel is going up and over the chunk rather than hanging up on it. It’s kind of an addictive feeling once you figure it out. I’ve had short CS / shortish WB hardtails before and they encouraged an off-the-back ‘manual all the things’ style. But sick bikes like this Esker are a different ballgame
frorider2 OtsoCycles's article
Jun 11, 2024 at 12:24
Jun 11, 2024
Otso Cycles Introduces the Hoot Ti Trail Hardtail
Having ridden my share of ‘aggressive geo’ hardtails over the years, I’ve found that a longer wheelbase makes a longer travel fork feel right. And as with any mtb, size-specific CS length should be a must on any premium priced bike. So yeah if this hoot XL had 15 mm longer CS, 25 mm longer WB I’d be interested. The geo just looks too 2018 to me.
frorider2 mattbeer's article
May 31, 2024 at 21:36
May 31, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: What Do You Look For In a Clipless Pedal?
Hope is in the survey (never seen a pair in the wild), but HT isn't? (HT consistently comes up whenever there's a discussion of pedals--I have 4 pairs, the T2s are excellent)
frorider2 IndustryNineOfficial's article
May 24, 2024 at 20:19
May 24, 2024
frorider2 dariodigiulio's article
May 7, 2024 at 9:15
May 7, 2024
Review: Starling MegaMurmur - The Big Bird
@grotesquesque: thanks for the calm and logical request. If a mfger says a fork or tire is designed for XC, we don’t expect the reviewer to hit whistler BP.
frorider2 TEBP's article
May 7, 2024 at 9:09
May 7, 2024
Final Randoms: Bike Festival Riva 2024
I imagine they just ask the customer to sign something that ‘attests’ to the fact that they will only ride on their private land. Nudge nudge wink wink.
frorider2 dariodigiulio's article
May 7, 2024 at 9:02
May 7, 2024
First Look: The Rotwild R.EXC is a Race-Focused eMTB With a 820 Wh Battery
Are you saying this bike has a throttle mode allowing you to ‘not pedal at all’?
frorider2 henryquinney's article
Apr 3, 2024 at 11:43
Apr 3, 2024
Review: Logos Eudae 29 HD Carbon Wheels
@toast2266: agreed. And what about frame/hub combinations that require shims to get the disc centered in the caliper? I’ve seen this multiple times with recent post mount frames and hubs from Hope, Chris King etc.
frorider2 deviatecycles's article
Mar 29, 2024 at 14:20
Mar 29, 2024
Deviate Cycles Announces the Claymore MX
Would like to have more real world data on whether the optional chain guide (w/ pulley) is needed to avoid dropped chains. I’ve anecdotally heard some negative things about the drag from adding yet another pulley but OTOH the increased chain wrap seems beneficial. Feels like I keep coming close to buying a HP bike but swerve away for drivetrain reasons.
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