Director of Skiing and Snowboarding & Director of Freestyle Terrain @ mountain resort in NW U.S., I ride a little of everything, but flowy singletrack is what I love most.

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godfather mikekazimer's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 12:30
Nov 7, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 7 Long-Travel 29ers
@mikekazimer: The question is, why haven't you reviewed the bike? It's been out for two full seasons, has been widely reviewed, and as noted, gets high marks in nearly all of them. You're posting a comparison of long travel 29ers, and you've left out one of the strongest competitors...
godfather mikekazimer's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 12:25
Nov 7, 2017
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Sep 6, 2017 at 13:15
Sep 6, 2017
Sep 6, 2017 at 13:13
Sep 6, 2017

Pivot 429 Trail Frame (Price Reduced)

$1800 USD
Large frame with Float Factory shock. Excellent condition. Will also sell complete or additional parts if interested. Current build: XX1 Derailleur XX1 Shifter XX1 Cassette Fox Factory Float 34 Fit Fork Race Face Next SL Crankset Guide Ultimate Brakes DT Swiss XMC1200 Carbon Wheelset KS Lev Integra 125mm Dropper Post

Added 2 photos to Pivot-429-Trail
Sep 6, 2017 at 12:55
Sep 6, 2017
Sep 6, 2017 at 12:40
Sep 6, 2017

Pivot 429 Trail (Price Reduced)

$4350 USD
Full carbon frame, DT Swiss Carbon wheels, XX1 cassette, derailleur, and shifter, Race Face Next SL crankset, Fox Factory (Kashima) suspension front and rear. KS Lev Integra dropper post with Specialized SRL lever, Guide Ultimate brakes, carbon bars, and 3M frame protection. Excellent condition. $4500 OBO

May 26, 2017 at 7:50
May 26, 2017

Intense M9

$1375 USD
I have a beautiful Intense M9 that just hasn't seen enough use to justify keeping it in the fleet. The bike is in almost new condition, with very little use. Custom Works Red paint is a transparent/candy red finish that shows off the incredible metal work and welds that Intense is known for. The bike is highly adjustable and will include a Cane Creek Angleset headset and Cane Creek Double Barrel Coil shock in addition to all of the factory setting adjustments in the frame. Adjustable travel, progressivity, bottom bracket height, wheel base, and head angle. Open to REASONABLE OFFERS. From Intense: "Part of the secret to the M9's ability to flatten terrain lies in its VPP suspension design. VPP employs two aluminum counter-rotating links, which allows it to eat square-edged impacts at wide open speeds, without sacrificing pedaling efficiency when you need to get on the gas. The upper link provides most of the rotation as the bike compresses into the sag point. This yields a vertical wheel path, which you'll notice in the form of a firm feel during acceleration. As the bike compresses deeper into the suspension, the lower link activates, moving the axle path rearward. The rearward axle path is key to letting the rear wheel travel out of the way of square-edged impacts. And the suspension is highly adjustable, giving you the option of 8.5, 9, or 9.5 inches of travel to suit both your tastes, and the weekend's race course. Like the suspension travel, the M9's geometry is also highly adjustable. Starting at the front of the bike, you'll find a 1.5in head tube with an upper pinch bolt, which makes fitment and swapping of offset headset cups a breeze. That gives you up to 1.5 degrees of adjustment off of the stock 64 degree head tube angle. The bottom bracket height is adjustable from 13.7 to 14.2in, to maximize the planted feel in turns, or give you a bit of extra clearance in rocky sections. While the bottom bracket height is fairly ordinary for a World Cup race bike, when you consider the extra travel offered by the M9, you'll begin to see that it positions you close to the ground for astounding cornering grip. As you'd expect, Intense's G3 dropout system allows for a half an inch of adjustment in chainstay length, from a neutral handling 17.25, up to 17.75in for warp-speed stability."

godfather pinkbikeaudience's article
May 26, 2017 at 7:38
May 26, 2017
RockShox – EWS Ireland 2017 Fantasy Contest
Pro Men: 1st - Gregory Callaghan 2nd - Richie Rude 3rd - Sam Hill Pro Women: 1st - Cecile Ravanel 2nd - Isabeau Courdurier 3rd - Ines Thoma
godfather mikekazimer's article
Sep 15, 2016 at 7:31
Sep 15, 2016
661 Recon Knee Pads - Review
G-Forms have noticeably less protection. They do not meet any of the certification standards for CE/EN/ASTM protective gear. Enduro Magazine did a comparison test not too long ago. This included an actual scientific test to determine how the pads dissipated impact force, or how much of that impact could be measured on the other side of the impact, or through the pad. The Recon, being a minimalist pad, and in the same category as the G-Form, performed much better than the popular G-Form pads. The G-Forms were by far the lowest in the category in terms of impact reduction. It is one of the better pad comparisons/reviews I've read. Worth checking out.
godfather godfather's photo
Jun 22, 2016 at 7:48
Jun 22, 2016
It is. You should scoop it up.

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