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lkubica mikekazimer's article
Jun 1, 2020 at 12:04
1 days
Ridden & Rated: 12 of the Best 2020 Flat Pedals
@mikekazimer: Yeah, I know but a need of buying a Dremel is a real con for me. I have recently replaced pins in Cranks in a few minutes using pliers. But my Horizons have like 6 bent per pedal. I can buy a new set of composite pedal for the price of a Dremel :P I have a grinder, but will probably damage pedals with it. So what's the point in buying long lasting aluminium pedals if there is so much fuss with rebuilding them.
lkubica mikekazimer's article
Jun 1, 2020 at 1:05
2 days
Ridden & Rated: 12 of the Best 2020 Flat Pedals
A little rant about pins. Somehow for Deity top loaded is a pro, but for XT is a con, and some other even not mentioned. When it comes to pins, there are only 2 designs that make sense: - top loaded - back loaded, but pins are narrower towards end Both solutions are OK. What is not ok is having full width pins screwed from the back, bacause they are impossible to replace when bent, you need a hacksaw or a grinder to "unscrew" them. So the real con goes for: Nukeproof, DMR, Yoshimura. I ride Nukeproof, they are great, but still undecided if i throw them away or try to replace pins for few hours...
lkubica mattwragg's article
May 29, 2020 at 23:26
May 29, 2020
Bike Check: Cecile Ravanel's 2020 Commencal Meta AM 29
This bike is not well suited for coil (and I own one with coil). You need quite a stiff spring and then bike is ultra sporty. This is good for racers, but too harsh for Joeys.
lkubica pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 29, 2020 at 8:07
May 29, 2020
Video: Friday Fails #120
He probably stil wonders how come he didn't ride like Jeff Kendall-Weed. Probably too much weed and not enough kendall ;)
lkubica mikelevy's article
May 27, 2020 at 8:15
May 27, 2020
lkubica mikelevy's article
May 26, 2020 at 14:09
May 26, 2020
lkubica mikekazimer's article
May 26, 2020 at 8:45
May 26, 2020
Check Out: Manual Machines, Plastic Pedals, Body Armor, Camo Seats, & More
@WAKIdesigns: It's actually easier to lift wheel on a manual machine, at least for me. Built one for the winter. Of course it does not teach you manual. But it is nice exercise if you do not like gyms, like me.
lkubica mikekazimer's article
May 26, 2020 at 0:20
May 26, 2020
Check Out: Manual Machines, Plastic Pedals, Body Armor, Camo Seats, & More
Yeah, those Sender Ramps and mtbhopper. Great ideas, ridiculous price.
lkubica mikelevy's article
May 21, 2020 at 14:02
May 21, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
@A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL: For sure on mellow terrain 29 is faster, XC races prove it for years. Let alone how much faster (I would argue that what is ages for a racer is not really worth for a Joe), but I ride chunky awkward stuff all the time. So the first thing I noticed when riding a new shiny 29er on the same terrain was - f*ck, now I have to tune the suspension for many days to match the old bike. 29 was actually slower and not because handling, but because of suspension setup and quality. If you have 10cm root or rock, you can literally stick those 29 rollover properties in your ass.
lkubica mikelevy's article
May 21, 2020 at 13:29
May 21, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
@brianpark: I do not mean that 27.5 is not better. But it is marginally better. Or put differently, change to 27.5 alone is not really worth it. Used to ride 26, tried 27.5, now ride 29. I would lie if I say I ride faster because 29ich. There are so many variables. I can only say I did not have a wow effect going to 29. I think what matters is: 1. You, 2. Geometry 3. Suspension, 4. Brakes, 5. Wheel size. In this order. I mean for enduro style riding.
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