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iamsx vernonfelton's article
Apr 24, 2017 at 6:43
Apr 24, 2017
Top 3 Value Products In a Crowd of Pricey Parts? Sea Otter 2017
@mate1998: 8k is a pretty decent trials bike. The very best that money can buy are $10,500, and that will last you a lot longer than a mountain bike. My trials bike is from 2001 (much less that 10k), and it's still a really nice bike. There are people competing on bikes from the early 1990's and still do well. When was the last time you saw a serious MTB competitor with a bike more than 5 years old? I'm not saying that trials is cheaper (although maintenance isn't that much more expensive), but it is insane how expensive mountain biking has become.
iamsx allballz's photo
Oct 12, 2016 at 7:10
Oct 12, 2016
So correct me if I'm wrong: both shocks have a rack on them, and the red and blue pinions are connected to each other. This compresses the left shock at a greater rate than the right shock is compressed, and the gyro keeps transitions smooth, right? It seems clever enough, but I'm not sure what it accomplishes or if its advantages are more important than keeping things light and simple. It also seems like play in the gears would be a significant issue.

iamsx mikelevy's article
Apr 14, 2016 at 20:54
Apr 14, 2016
BREW Nitro Shox - Sea Otter 2016
@theman554: Oh, I definitely recognize that. I'm also a pilot, and the suspension definitely makes a difference. Look up a "Just SuperStol" for reference. No suspension will save a botched landing, but it's a lot easier to fake it with oleos as compared to a spring gear.
iamsx mikelevy's article
Apr 14, 2016 at 16:13
Apr 14, 2016
BREW Nitro Shox - Sea Otter 2016
@parallaxid: Yes, that's for sure, but oleos have a reputation for being very strong, and rebound is just as important in a plane as it is in biking because you don't want to bounce a landing. And taxiing in a backcountry environment is tough on suspension. Granted, it's at lower speed in this case, but the main goals are very similar: keep it lightweight, soak up bumps in a controlled manner, and don't bounce all over the place.
iamsx mikelevy's article
Apr 14, 2016 at 14:21
Apr 14, 2016
BREW Nitro Shox - Sea Otter 2016
The oleo method has been used reliably for over 75 years in aircraft. It is reliable, light, and I've seen people flying on an oleo strut that was built back in the 40's with no issue. I'm excited that these guys are offering something that is innovative and I hope it's as good as I want it to be!
iamsx mtbmaniatv's article
Jan 18, 2016 at 12:10
Jan 18, 2016
MTB Mania TV: Nevada State Champs - Video
Bootleg gets a lot of criticism because of how gnarly the terrain here is, but people forget how much FUN it is. If you aren't racing at supersonic speeds, you can have a safe, enjoyable weekend and your bike skills will improve dramatically.
iamsx pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2015 at 17:30
Sep 14, 2015
Video: Trackside Carnage From Red Bull Hardline
I put a 4bt out of a wrecked excavator (17 hours on the engine and practically free) in a Jeep CJ 7 and it was awesome. Nobody needs more torque than that.
iamsx dbaker's article
Sep 12, 2015 at 15:44
Sep 12, 2015
Rheeder - All or Something
Credit for the flip-double whip has to go to Gregg Watts... Just saying. But I agree, it's not "his trick," it's just awesome!
iamsx diamondbackbikes's article
Sep 10, 2015 at 20:05
Sep 10, 2015
Video: Carson Storch at Mt. Bachelor
Wait, they got back to you within 3 hours of posting this? They must understand the power Pinkbike has over their lives...
iamsx nineknights's article
Sep 3, 2015 at 6:25
Sep 3, 2015
Video: Nicholi Rogatkin Nails a Cork 720 on his DH Bike - Suzuki Nine Knights 2015
I find it cool that he did it on Specialized's new Demo which is supposed to be downhill-specific. I guess the Demo still's got some of it's freeride heritage left in it!
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