ihartmybike flydmc's article
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Gnar Tool: The Ultimate Trail Tool
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ihartmybike nr22's article
Apr 13, 2017 at 17:49Apr 13, 2017
Inside Unior Tools
@groghunter: The steel on those Pedros 3 ways is garbage IMO. Been using them for years, I got tired of replacing them every few months at the shop and switched to Park, still wasn't satisfied at all. Picked up a Birzman one on a whim and DAMN. It's basically the same chrome-vanadium steel that the Pedros allen wrench sets use that I've always been happy with.
ihartmybike GoPro's article
Jan 17, 2017 at 14:57Jan 17, 2017
ihartmybike mikekazimer's article
Jan 17, 2017 at 8:47Jan 17, 2017
HT T1 Pedals - Review
You're assuming I have a mouse problem now.
Jan 13, 2017 at 16:25Jan 13, 2017
Comes with a BRAND NEW Bontrager Drop Line post, 150mm. and BRAND NEW Kovee comp saddle. Installed just today to sell the bike. Mavic Crossmax XT wheels - upgraded from Bontrager Rhythm Comp Bontrager SE4 Team Issue tires - upgraded from Bontrager XR4/XR3 Team Issue Bontrager Rhythm Pro 50mm/7degree stem - upgraded from Bontrager Rhythm Pro 70mm/0degree XT M8000 1x crankset with NSB 32t chainring - upgraded from M785 2x crank with 24/38t Hope 40t range expanding sprocket on the XT CS-M771 11-36, with 15/17 removed and a genuine Shimano m771 16t in place. 203mm front rotor because it's what's best - upgraded from the stock 180 XT M8000 rear derailleur to accommodate the 40t sprocket correctly. Brand new Shimano 10spd chain Fox 34 Float has been upgraded to the NA2 air spring and extended to 150mm (from stock 140) and has volume reducers included. Both fork and shock have been serviced this season, and the shock was factory serviced/tuned and feels even better than it did out of the box. Right shifter/brake mounted with I-spec-B (upgrade from clamp mount) Bontrager Rhythm plus fat grips Bar uncut at 750mm. Comes with the bracket/adapter to run a front derailleur, and an almost full set of replacement pivot hardware. Yes, that's like $100 in itself for the hardware. There's a clear coat chip on the seat tube/top tube brace (pictured) and is covered with clear protective film to prevent spreading. Front wheel has a decal that's sort of melted from my cars exhaust in a parking lot. Aluminum chainstay has some paint chips missing from chain slap, but nothing abnormal, and there are no other impacts to the frame. THIS IS A 10spd BIKE. The crank and derailleur are M8000 11spd but only because there was no other way to upgrade to a true Shimano 1x with a 40t range without running the derailleur/front chainring/chainline incorrectly. If you want to upgrade to 11spd it would be as easy as buying a chain, cassette, and shifter. If you'd like the bike with the Bontrager Rhythm comp wheels, the XR4/XR3 tires, the 2x crank with front derailleur, or 70mm stem, I still have them available and am willing to negotiate prices for those downgrades. Complete bike without pedals comes in at 27lbs 9oz! This has been my favorite bike I've ever owned. Open to reasonable offers and will ship for free within the US, buyer pays shipping to Canada.
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Jan 13, 2017 at 15:55Jan 13, 2017
Jun 3, 2016 at 12:32Jun 3, 2016
Used on an XC race bike, the front rim has a minor impact to the side and didn't affect the rim much at all other than some cracking in on the paint on the inside. They've been set up tubeless with this little impact without a single issue for years now. Low miles, maybe 500 max on them, bearings feel great too. I have the parts to convert them to 142/12 and 15mm front as well. If you didn't know already, Mavics with this rim are basically the best tubeless wheelset as you don't have to tape them or use rim strips. Comes with the tubeless valves and rotor bolts, both of which are specific to Mavic. front is .83kg and rear is .92kg, or 3.85lbs for the set with rotor bolts, skewers, and valves. I'm open to reasonable offers.
ihartmybike mikelevy's article
Nov 20, 2015 at 21:10Nov 20, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Should a Top DH Racer Be Paid?
What's a few beers? Less than drinking a few energy drinks on race day, that's for sure. I'm not disagreeing with you, just pointing out that the calories in beer wouldn't be anything for anything for these athletes to handle the next day. The moto guys may know they that they have more eyes on them, if you will, and are more wary about what could happen if they were caught up in something while intoxicated. Also, unless you are involved in cycling outside DH, you may not know that the cycling industry/community is VERY big with craft beers, more-so than any industry I know of. So there's lots more of breweries sponsoring races/events than in the moto world. This also taps into the average age of the viewers. There's lots more underage viewers of MX than DH racing, that may play a part too on the sponsors side for what's expected of the athlete. Again, not disagreeing at all here, just another viewpoint.
ihartmybike mikelevy's article
Nov 20, 2015 at 20:49Nov 20, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Should a Top DH Racer Be Paid?
Knowing how little a big manufacturer makes off of DH bike sales, it's blatantly obvious that a big name DH team/athlete can increase bike sales noticeably. A few percent is a big deal! That said and as much as I hate to admit it, I feel like DH racing is all for show. Can Gwin win on a Specialized and a Trek? Yes. Can the Athertons win on a Commencal, a GT, and a Trek? Yes. Does the bike really have THAT much to do with the win in a three minute race that's won by tenths of a second? No. IMO they keep these teams around because there are a few dozen people in the world that have super human skills on DH bikes that can help sell said bikes to the general public. How many people watch UCI road cycling vs UCI DH mtb? it's got to be around 10x, maybe 20x more people watching the road stuff. Just look at the sponsors for road teams vs the sponsors for DH teams. I won't start listing examples of the big names and BANKS that sponsor road teams because I'm tired and have had a few too many F5's from Coop (amazing IPA for those of you that don't know it). My point is that sponsors know that the number of road bikes sold by a company is vastly greater than the number of DH/long travel bikes sold by a company and they want to support the sport with the most viewers and the bikes that get the most sales. Now, where am I going with all of this? MOUNTAINS of course. How many people that ride bikes have great access to real DH trails or bike parks? It's a fairly small percentage of cyclists and that really dictates how many DH rigs are sold in a year by a manufacturer. How many road bikes are sold by a manufacturer in that same year almost regardless of the geographic area? I'm willing to bet it's at LEAST 4-5x as many bikes. Now you may be asking, "Why is this drunk fool talking about road bikes vs DH instead of SX vs DH as the article is?". Well, because I feel that comparing SX to DH is like comparing F1 to Nascar, how many people in the US pay attention to F1? Not enough unfortunately, but how many pay attention to Nascar? Too many! I feel SX to DH is fairly unfair and the comparison between road and DH is a much more accurate representation for the idea trying to be conveyed by this article, seeing as how it's a much closer comparison brand-wise and the payouts are almost as unequal. Therefore, why do I feel that a successful pro DH athlete should be making $200,000 USD a year vs the $1,000,000 that a successful pro road cyclist makes? Because the sport of DH simply cannot sell enough bikes for the company to set aside a certain percentage for every bicycle sold to go to their salary. My argument here doesn't tap into the human desire to watch things that require a short attention span and have much more serious risk involved. That's an entirely different can of worms that I'm sure someone else here has opened. Simply put, humans are in it to watch people get hurt and SX riders get hurt more and it's easier to watch it in a few minutes so it gets MUCH more attention; therefore people enjoy watching it more and Red Bull knows that. I'm hitting "submit" without proofreading this for more than two seconds so let's hope it's not that bad.
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