Feb 13, 2018 at 18:42Feb 13, 2018
Shimano Patent Filing Raises Electric Questions
If there was no money in mountain biking, very few mountain bikes would exist. Unless you are welding your own frames, you should reconsider your opinion.
Nov 3, 2017 at 14:59Nov 3, 2017
Hanging Up Your Helmet This Winter? – Pinkbike Poll
Wish there was an option in the poll for "Why choose?" For me, skiing and biking are two totally separate things. Skiing is an all day commitment, and definitely seasonal. Biking can fit around other activities. I ski when I have time and the weather looks good. I bike when I have time and the weather looks good. Because of the different time constraints and very different nature of 'good weather' between those two, its not often a straight up choice between snow or trail. But I'm lucky. I can afford to do both, don't have kids, and can set my own hours 3-4 days/week.
Nov 2, 2017 at 13:52Nov 2, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
I have a few questions about e-bikes: First, what type of power do they add? Do they assist pedaling, or are they a legit motor? Do they work going down and up? When I initially heard about e-bikes, the marketing pitch was that they would make it easier for older/less able riders to get up the hill, but they were otherwise very similar to a traditional mountain bike. For me, the main reason why I think dirtbikes shouldn't be on trails is because they destroy them. If an ebike gives you a little boost going up, and doesn't impact the ride down, I'm not sure what the big deal is. That said, I wouldn't buy one, and would definitely tease my friends if they brought one to the trail.
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Oct 20, 2017 at 9:11Oct 20, 2017
Strobel Hits The Whole Enchilada – Presented by Enve
I thought it was a Wreckoning, but it has a bottle cage. Maybe a new version?
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Oct 12, 2017 at 14:53Oct 12, 2017
The Mountain Bike Technology Wishlist - Opinion
This is more of a long-term goal, but I'd like to see integrated, electronic, and ideally wireless controls that access all the different components of the bike. Shimano's Di2 is the right idea, but the real potential of electronic controls is in integration. Have one mini computer that connects to shifters, brake levers, dropper post, and suspension. Like Shimano's system, you could change the organization of the controls and buttons to your own personal preferences. But instead of having each system separate, you could, for example, connect your dropper post and shock settings. Or your gearing and suspension. If the cockpit has two brake levers, a shifter, and 2-3 buttons, you could set them up however you want. Programmable to fully manual to fully automatic. I know that some companies are already experimenting with integrated droppers with rear shock settings. But those systems are super clunky and require a ton of cables and wires. If everything could be made wireless, it would open shitloads of opportunities. No more snaking internal cables through the frame. It would be a significant weight reduction just by ditching all the cables. Frame designers wouldn't have to work around the need to connect everything independently. Even if not fully wireless, instead of a bunch of independent cables and lines, a few wires could run front to back, all part of the same system. No redundancy, or need for thick, heavy cables. The obvious issue would be brakes, as modern hydraulic disks require fluid flow between the lever and caliper. For this to truly work, you'd need the entire hydraulic system in the caliper. But that seems like a problem that could be surmounted. I think geared transmissions are also the next step, but integrated controls is the one thing makes a ton of sense that I don't hear many people talking about.
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Oct 6, 2017 at 18:08Oct 6, 2017
Oct 6, 2017 at 18:05Oct 6, 2017
Push Elevensix shock Perfect working condition, no damage or notable blemishes. 8.5" x 2.5" (216mmx63mm) This will fit a bunch of different bikes: Santa Cruz Nomad, Evil Wreckoning, Yeti SB6, Norco Range, and a bunch of other bikes. If you looking at this, you've read the reviews: this is the ULTIMATE shock. Its one of the few components that will radically change how you ride. I'm only selling because I swapped frames, and this won't fit my new bike. Tuned for a rider between 185-225 lb. I have two springs - 475 and 525lbs - and will include the spring that will fit you. The best thing about this shock: send it to Push, with your height, weight, bike frame, and riding style, and they will tune it exactly to you for a nominal amount. PLUS: Push will change parts for new upgrades, or to change the eye-to-eye length or stroke. Thus, this shock will be with your for a while.
Oct 6, 2017 at 17:47Oct 6, 2017
Push Elevensix Hydrocoil Shock Spring 525lb Will fit any Elevensix shock with 2.5" stroke. 525 lb spring. I needed a different spring. This one was only ridden a few times. It has a few small scrapes, but is functionally flawless (its a spring!). These retail for $125 + tax/shipping, and hare hard to get. Save some cash!
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Oct 6, 2017 at 17:06Oct 6, 2017
Oct 6, 2017 at 17:03Oct 6, 2017
Bell Super 2R Helmet with removable face guard. Size: L A full face and trail helmet in one. Only worn a few times. Great helmet, just didn't fit me well. Looks new. I have the box and all the accessories that came with it, including Go pro mount.