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laerz tarik199's photo
Jun 16, 2020 at 10:36
Jun 16, 2020
These models are awesome nice work!

laerz mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2020 at 8:53
May 5, 2020
Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes
@thegoodflow: the brakes were set up properly, and were definitely not dragging, trust me I tried everything to like those brakes. I bled them a bunch of times, I tried different pads and yes I bedded them in correctly, but they were always the same. They were just fine if you didn’t do any steep sustained downhills, but that’s what they were meant for, so like I said they had to go, and my x2’s were the same.
laerz mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2020 at 7:58
May 5, 2020
Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes
@thegoodflow: actually hope did make an M4 Also, having owned two sets of hope brakes, I can’t believe I’m saying it, but I have to agree with Waki. They are very overrated brakes. They look frickin amazing which is what made me hold on to them for so long, but in the end they had to go. It’s not so much that they lacked power it’s that they heat up instantly on any sort of downhill and turn into blocks of wood. They would go from the most amazing feeling brakes with unreal modulation to almost unusable within fifteen minutes in the mountains. I was riding a trail in Nelson B.C. called the paper bag which is a technical downhill with a lot braking and like I said fifteen minutes in and the levers had completely pumped up and the brakes were on fire. Those were my moto 6 brakes too which have a huge master cylinder reservoir and massive six pot calipers. All that brake and they were literally sh*t, even had the braided lines. I rode that trail again with a set of older shimano deore’s and never had a single issue. I also had a set of x2’s and they did exactly the same thing. Maybe the new ones are better, but I doubt it and I definitely wouldn’t bother wasting my money to try another set.
laerz Gulevich87's article
Apr 23, 2020 at 14:56
Apr 23, 2020
laerz mikelevy's article
Apr 23, 2020 at 9:17
Apr 23, 2020
The Four-Year Story of Fin Woods' DIY Carbon Enduro Gearbox Bike
@baca262: sometimes often, depends on the car, not a good comparison.
laerz mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 10:02
Apr 20, 2020
Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It?
@bman33: for sure, I’m all about buying used stuff even if it needs some repair. I love to refurbish old parts and bikes, that being said, I like to know what I’m buying and the issue they have seems to come from their misleading online descriptions. Had I known the hubs where seized I would not have paid the asking price or even bothered as I was looking for a quick replacement and not a major overhaul and another project at the time. It’s always better to buy used stuff in person and I always do if It’s possible.
laerz mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 7:35
Apr 20, 2020
Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It?
They’re a terrible shop, I ordered some hubs from them and they arrived with completely seized bearings, despite the description saying they were in perfect condition. They did refund my money but it was a total hassle and waste of time, would not buy from them again.
laerz ns-bikes's article
Nov 7, 2019 at 6:48
Nov 7, 2019
laerz AtomikCarbon's article
Oct 29, 2019 at 8:01
Oct 29, 2019
Atomik Carbon Announces Ultralight Wheelsets with UHMWPE Spokes from Berd
@WAKIdesigns: don’t forget the piece of hi-tech coat hanger wire that engages the freehub cheese grater, lol, worst hubs ever, stripped all the teeth off mine on the first ride
Apr 12, 2019 at 11:25
Apr 12, 2019
Video: Hayes' JUnit Line Includes Forks, Controls, Wheels and Brakes For Kids
@Svinyard: I agree specialized should be ashamed the parts are super cheap and ridiculously heavy, and I would have been super disappointed, had I not paid half price for a slightly used bike. I figured I would be replacing all the parts anyhow so no sense buying a new one. I actually bought the 20” model and will be using the 24” fork in the front to slacken the head angle, that way I’ll be able to still use the fork when I get my son a 24” wheeled bike. I was also looking at the vitus, they have some nice kids bikes only problem was the cost of shipping to where I live.
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