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joni0001984 RichardCunningham's article
Nov 24, 2017 at 18:33
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Schwalbe's 2.6-inch Nobby Nic for 29ers - Review
I thought Nobby Nic was for first time buyers not knowing if they wanted a hybrid or a pile of shit?
joni0001984 meagerdude's article
Nov 22, 2017 at 0:27
3 days
2017 Fall/Winter Gear Guide - 7 Men's Kits Tested
Sorry, but I don't use polyester clothing for one simple reason. Cancer. Polyester is created by long chains of polymer, but some molecules is not included in this reaction and are trapped between the fibers. These very reactive molecules called monomers can instead react with your body and have a toxic effect. I only use cotton or wool clothing, with down feathers to keep me warm in the winter.
joni0001984 mikekazimer's article
Nov 21, 2017 at 3:03
Nov 21, 2017
Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 - Review
The type of rear suspension on this session is notably stiffer than for example Mondraker Foxy and Summum. I have not tried Session, but I have tried it on a very similar Norco trail bike. But the Mondraker Foxys suspension movement is so much smoother. And newer carbon Mondrakers are very stiff.
joni0001984 mikekazimer's article
Nov 20, 2017 at 9:49
Nov 20, 2017
Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 - Review
I believe Norco has amongst the lowest 2nd hand resale value these days. Buy a used Norco frame and pimp the shit out of it. Be sure to follow the guide lines of the original setup for the frame and you should be fine. Don't go for mega 180 mm front suspension if the bike requires 140 mm. The bicycle market is inflated, it is a buyers market. Have fun, but have $2500 ready, if you like to pimp with Hope.
joni0001984 mikekazimer's article
Nov 20, 2017 at 7:53
Nov 20, 2017
Do You Know How to Build a Wheel? - Pinkbike Poll
@cmscheip: I was having a beer with a few brain scientists and psycologists, and they were assesing the degree of my payhology regarding bicycles. One of them asked why build your own wheel? Knowing that I don't really save money I answered, because then I get the wheel exactly as I want it. Stans flow or arch mkiii rims, hope pro 4 hubs,brass nipples for future adjustability and reliability, Dt Swiss champion or competition spokes.
joni0001984 mikekazimer's article
Nov 20, 2017 at 7:49
Nov 20, 2017
Do You Know How to Build a Wheel? - Pinkbike Poll
I realised that for downhill a reasonably light rim like the Flow MKIII and the ultra-stiff Dt Swiss Champion 2.0-2.0-2.0 spokes are a good combination. I also built another extreme, an Arch EX rim with DT Swiss Revelation spokes (2.0-1.5-2.0). The spokes are so flexy that I can't to turns without the wheel bending as well. Because the tolarance between wheel and frame are tight (Schwalbe Wicked Will 26x2.5), the tyre hits the frame with a rather unsettling sound every time I make a turn. The golden standard for allround mountain biking is probably DT Swiss Competition (2.0-1.8-2.0mm), just as described in the book. But there is something special about riding a wheel with DT Swiss Champion (2.0 mm straight) that divides the pressure evenly on almost all spokes. Makes for a really stable ride, doing 30 km/h on a Mondraker Summum '13 over rock gardens. The book Art of wheel building is not as good.
joni0001984 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 19, 2017 at 12:36
Nov 19, 2017
5 Friday Fails Compilations
A friend of mine bicycled from Sweden to central Africa, 5000km. He sold his bike the next season. He wrote in the ad "Used one season".
joni0001984 mikelevy's article
Nov 19, 2017 at 12:33
Nov 19, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
I guess I was lucky, but I have never felt inconsistency with the Saint lever. It feels more consistent and accurate than V4 actually. Just have to use Galfer pads to get rid of the on-off feel.
joni0001984 mikelevy's article
Nov 19, 2017 at 12:26
Nov 19, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
Use a gas burner and kill it with fire!
joni0001984 mikelevy's article
Nov 19, 2017 at 10:00
Nov 19, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
What is this, fat shaming? I am 250 pounds geared up. I use Saint for trail riding, because I need the stopping power.
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