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Feb 23, 2017 at 8:40Feb 23, 2017
Counterpoint: Do We Really Need E-Bikes?
Currently most trails that I know of are already closed to e-bikes--excepting trails that allow ATB. I personally don't thing E-bikes will negatively impact trail access if land managers adhere to that access rule. Access is generally limited by the old school thinking that bikes do more damage to the trails than hikers. That's a "fact" that has been repeatedly debunked. Since E-bikes aren't significantly heavier than a standard bike--20 lbs heavier isn't the weight of a MX bike--the foot print a tire from an E-Bike makes isn't going to be doing any additional damage to trails, but as was pointed out, the ability to ride trails more often will likely force a trail maintenance issue. But that issue becomes moot when E-bikes are relegated to ATB trails. It seems to me that the bigger issue is the perception that riding an E-bike and enjoying it is seen as some form of bastardization of mountain biking. Me? If someone wants to ride an E-bike on trails, I give no F$$ks any more so than if someone wants to ride a single speed hard tail on the trails or a DH bike or an "enduro" bike. It's personal preference.
Feb 1, 2017 at 14:24Feb 1, 2017
Evil Following in Don't Shoot Me Orange Used but not abused size M with a complete XTR build kit, minus the brakes (XT) with I spec brake/shifter, XTR hubs laced to Easton Arc 27 Rims, and a Thomson covert dropper post with left hand remote. • Fox 34 Factory Float with 130 travel, Kashima and Fit 4 damper. • Chris King BB • WTB Silverado saddle with ti rails • Bontrager Line Pro 750mm x 15mm handle bars • Easton Haven 31.6 x 50mm stem • WTB Trail Boss TCS light tires (2.4 front, 2.25 rear) • XT 11-42 rear cassette • tool less rear thru axle • bearing kit has maybe 7 rides on it--maybe 11 hours of pedal time? The tires on the bike are brand new and the chain, cassette, front ring, and cables have 5 rides on them. The fork and rear shock have less than 5 hours of ride time on them. Bike weight w/o pedals is 28lbs on the nose. There are a few love marks from riding (small scuffs from every day riding) but that's it. Otherwise, the bike is in great shape. paypal only unless local pick up. Bike will be professionally packed and buyer pays shipping plus insurance (to be billed separately; likely this will be about $100--consider that to be 2.6% tax for peace of mind). Questions? Text me directly.
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Feb 1, 2017 at 14:07Feb 1, 2017
Jan 19, 2017 at 14:39Jan 19, 2017
2012 Van Dessel Gin and Trombones frames with Thomson X4 stem with gold dress up faceplate. This is another CX focused bike that's just as at home on gravel as it is on a CX course. There's gobs of tire clearance for mud, so running a 700 x 38c or 40c tire should be a piece of cake. Bike frame includes a Thomson seat post clamp as well as a Thomson X4 stem. This frame is a complete virgin. I always meant to build it up but just kept putting it off. It's virtually identical in all specs to the current carbon fiber Full Tilt Boogie frame from Van Dessel, a stand out CX race machine. The S bend carbon fiber stays are stiff as F-K laterally for precision handling, yet compliant enough in the rough stuff to keep you comfortably seated for power pedaling. The 7005 series aluminum main triangle is stiff, too, but the Van Dessel branded carbon fork will smooth out the chatter of gravel, pavement, and CX courses. Since I'm not racing CX or riding that much gravel, I'm looking for a good home for this machine. Pay pal only and buyer pays shipping and insurance (about $50 extra).
Jan 19, 2017 at 14:05Jan 19, 2017
This bike is meant for CX racing, but it's a bit of a utility bike frame: It's happiest racing CX but it's just as at home exploring gravel roads, buff singletrack, or commuting long miles. • Eccentric BB so you can set it up as a single speed. • GOBS of tire clearance so you can go gravel grinding with 700x40c tires easily enough. • Disc brake tabs on the rear triangle so you can set it up with discs (although you will need a new fork if you want to go that way; the current fork is cantilever or side pull brakes only. I had the bike set up for SS CX racing and for around town pub crawling. But I swapped all that over to a new frame that fits me a bit better and this one needs a new home. Check the specs on Ventana's website: http://www.ventanausa.com/bikes/el-martillo-cx/ The numbers are the same but the SS option on the current version is sliding drop outs vs the eccentric BB I have on mine. There are no dings or gouges in the paint, the frame is just a bit dirty right now and with the outside water turned off due to winter time temperatures: as a result, flossing it clean for the pics wasn't happening. Paypal only. Buyer pays shipping--likely $50 with insurance.
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Nov 23, 2016 at 13:35Nov 23, 2016
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Nov 7, 2016 at 9:02Nov 7, 2016
The Faces of Red Bull Rampage 2016
Thanks @mblar; it was a lot of work running around the venue and tracking down all the competitors in the limited amount of time I had. PEF was the hardest to capture, to be honest, not because he was unwilling to pause for a headshot/portrait, but because he was hard to track down. I finally got him on the morning of the event.
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