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g123 mikekazimer's article
Jan 4, 2019 at 14:35
Jan 4, 2019
Pinkbike's Editors Choose Their Ideal Geometry Numbers - Vote For Your Favorite
Reach New skool = height (mm) / 3.813 Old skool = height (mm) / 4.067 Not serious but someone somewhere has a spreadsheet with body measurements, riding discipline and magic plugin numbers, it’s the geek out way.
g123 VorsprungSuspension's article
Jan 2, 2019 at 19:20
Jan 2, 2019
Video: Vorsprung on Understanding Advanced Bike Geometry - Part 2
There is a lot to be said for riding style and personal preferences. How many people do you know that love their so-and-so bike, size XS for one and XXL for the other. Sure Hill can destroy on almost any bike with wheels, it’s no surprise a conservative bike can win with him as pilot. Minnaar on an XXL with offset headset to max out reach? Insanely fast. There are so many dynamic factors affecting ride, and geometry is just one of the variables. A good rider adapts riding style very quickly to ride most bikes at a very similar pace. Terrain, braking, tire choice, suspension setup and even the intangibles like committment and confidence play equal or bigger roles. It’s a whole package, and the sum is more than just the parts. I’m as guilty as the next at looking at geometry tables and specs, making assumptions. But damn if I haven’t gotten out on trail just to find that the latest greatest rig is just a dog for me... and often the other way around, I’m surprised how great a ride goes. Have fun with charts, numbers and theory but never give up the chance to ride someone else’s bike. You might be surprised how much it can open your mind.
g123 brianpark's article
Dec 25, 2018 at 12:20
Dec 25, 2018
Field Test: 12 Bikes Hucked to Flat in Gratuitous Slow Motion
@Pinkbike: this would be awesome footage for all forks you review. We all Trust you have received the Message.
g123 mikekazimer's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 10:52
Dec 6, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB150
now: shows up to the trailhead flossin' on the new 150. later: shows up flossing your molars in the chair.
g123 mikekazimer's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 10:45
Dec 6, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB150
Some companies are showing sagged and unsagged numbers in their geo charts now. Would love to see that across the board.
Selling
Nov 30, 2018 at 10:37
Nov 30, 2018

Santa Cruz Nomad CC

$3700 CAD
There's a good reason why the Nomad 3 got so many write-ups and so much attention - this bike laughs at all-day epics, asks for more laps and shrugs off even your worst line choices. This is the N3 that will take you from struggling to keep up, shoelaces untied, asking your buddies to slow down... to leading the pack in glory! Frame size L, top end lighter CC version Rockshox Pike 160 RCT3 fork, Luftcappe airspring RS Monarch+ RC3 Debonair Raceface Turbine Cinch crankset, OneUp guide Raceface SixC carbon bar, Ergon grips Shimano XT brakes, Icetech rotors RS Reverb 150 dropper, SDG saddle XTR derailleur / Saint shifter Hope EVO/Flow EX wheelset Maxxis DHF 2.5 WT tires F/R There are a few normal scuffs you would expect from use but cosmetically good, frame protection was on from day 1. Selling this bike to build something new. This bike has been frankly the best bike I've ever owned, the N3 is iconic for good reason. Local Okanagan pickup but if we arrange something I would drive a little ways to meet up. Cheers!

g123 bicyclerider's article
Nov 5, 2018 at 6:41
Nov 5, 2018
Making a Modern Bike Resemble a Retro Classic
I bet they weren’t derailleur screws. Those things really have their limits.
g123 mikelevy's article
Sep 27, 2018 at 17:37
Sep 27, 2018
Bike Check: Martin Maes' GT Force - EWS Finale Ligure 2018
Maes comments make me happy. No magical setup, no particular wheelsize, no special clicks in or out, no unicorn fork unavailable to the masses, no proto tire compound. Just sets in a normal human range that makes sense and then destroys the trail with incredible skills on a bike that you or I could be riding. Respect.
g123 natedh9's article
Jun 3, 2018 at 20:28
Jun 3, 2018
Photo Epic: No Fate - Fort William World Cup Finals
SC Syndicate: more flats than a Sam Hill fanboy convention.
g123 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 1, 2018 at 12:52
Jun 1, 2018
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