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krashDH85 danielsapp's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 7:39
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Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
I mentioned this exact point in my comment in this thread. Would love to see it across all the brands!
krashDH85 danielsapp's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 7:03
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Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
I thought about this brake for my next set, seem to be high quality and I like adjustments to fine tune as I'm a bit OCD with my brakes. One thing I'd like to see more companies do is eliminate the bleed screw that you have to remove and re-install and switch to a "twist-to-close" type option (I believe SRAM does this now on their calipers), but for both the caliper and lever. This way if you pressurize the system to get a bit more fluid in, it will stay in there. As someone who likes their brakes to feel the same all the time to my personal liking, I seem that I always lose a bit too much fluid during my transfer of the removal of the syringe to the install of the bleed screw. It's that amount that I lose that I'd like to keep in the system as I can always get my bleeds to feel great while the syringe is still attached. These M7's or the Hayes Dominion next.
krashDH85 tris400d's article
Jan 12, 2019 at 9:39
Jan 12, 2019
Inside Stanton Bikes' Full Suspension UK Manufacturing
@drunknride: inconsistent "looking" haz doesn't completely rely on the welder. Geometry, purge pockets, heat transfer determine that outcome. Bead width and undercutting yes. Could debate all day. It's a bike I would have no problem riding. Hell, I don't know the last time I looked at the welds on one of my bikes anyway.
krashDH85 tris400d's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 13:49
Jan 11, 2019
Inside Stanton Bikes' Full Suspension UK Manufacturing
@WAKIdesigns: What are you on about bud? They CNC nice parts, they weld their bikes. They fab in-house and don't outsource it to Taiwan. All great things. So what if they're not dropping perfect dimes? I'd rather have someone lay a good bead that may not be perfect but doesn't have a large HAZ then someone spending too much time on their weld so it looks pretty but increases that zone. I'd proudly own one of these bikes. Go try your hand at TIG welding then come back and eat your words. Tools, not jewels. Bikes (like other things) are meant to be used, not just looked at.
krashDH85 tris400d's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 10:27
Jan 11, 2019
Inside Stanton Bikes' Full Suspension UK Manufacturing
@number44: Haha fabgasm, love that. Gotta add that one to the manufacturing dictionary of terms. Beautiful work done here. Would buy and rub.
krashDH85 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 8:07
Jan 11, 2019
Video: Is Red Bull Rampage Worth It?
I'll throw in my 2c on this as well. I definitely do not ride at the level as these guys, no way. But I consider myself starting as a freerider, that's what got me into the DH scene to begin with. Also I cannot speak for everyone, just for myself. Here's 2 things I feel like I share with the riders. 1) The love for the sport 2) I have had my fair share of serious injuries that have required surgeries, physical therapy, and down time off the bike. The things I've gone through likely would deter most people from coming back to this style of riding. I'm not saying never riding again, just the high risk stuff. Although every time I was hurt, I always cursed the fact that I was not going to be able to ride for a significant amount of time. This frustrated me. But...it was never "I'm not doing this again". I understand the risks in the sport yet I try to better myself each season knowing those risks. I don't get paid to do any of this, I do it because this is what I want to do. Granted with the pro's, there's money involved, but I would think at their roots these are all people that love riding and worked their ass off to get where they are at. Personal goals and love for biking will go a looong way to motivate someone to do something related to this sport. Money is the extra incentive, especially since it's how most of the top guys are making a living. So is it worth the prize money? I would say yes...because every single rider goes in knowing they "could" win, not that they "will" win. The money isn't guaranteed. But it's also an opportunity to better yourself. Before anyone podiums, you just have to look at their reactions. Most riders when they get to the bottom are so stoked that they made it down, conquered their line, did something they never thought they would do, etc. Should they pay them more? Sure! But I don't believe money isn't the only incentive fueling the riders' fire. I've followed Rampage damn near since the beginning and will continue. It's an event that really was a game changer. I believe it's the gateway to things that have spawned like Hardline and the Fest Series. With Fest though, it's not about the money at all. the risks are still super high as these guys are going HUGE. It's about throwing down with your boys and having a helluva time doing it. The reason we all got on 2 wheels in the first place
krashDH85 paulaston's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 7:34
Jan 11, 2019
Review: The Banshee Legend 29" Rewards Aggressive Riders
^^^Got my Legend through these guys. Excellent customer service and good buying experience all around!
krashDH85 paulaston's article
Jan 10, 2019 at 14:11
Jan 10, 2019
Review: The Banshee Legend 29" Rewards Aggressive Riders
I agree that machined, forged "canoe" gets me. Love it
krashDH85 paulaston's article
Jan 10, 2019 at 12:38
Jan 10, 2019
Review: The Banshee Legend 29" Rewards Aggressive Riders
I'm personally glad they've stuck to aluminum. It's kind of like trying to find a manual transmission now a days.
krashDH85 paulaston's article
Jan 10, 2019 at 12:25
Jan 10, 2019
Review: The Banshee Legend 29" Rewards Aggressive Riders
Picked up my 2018 Legend frame, headset, shock for $1,875 on an EOY sale (granted 27.5). Shopping around for deals you can build one up for a pretty dang good price IMO...
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