michael83 Giacomo77's article
Mar 27, 2020 at 0:40Mar 27, 2020
Video: More Prototype Failures in Another Episode of 'We Develop a Bike Frame'
@Giacomo77: I had the same thoughts as Steve on that shock mount. Everything else looks stout except for it. In testing you snapped an alu shock bolt, but are now moving to a ti-bolt. The extra strength of the ti-bolt now means something else will give first. The upper member of that little link will be in tension mostly. I would imagine you won't shear the associated bolt but over repeated bottom out cycles the aluminium around the bolt hole will see high stress and crack or elongate the hole. In my work i tend to think about what will happen to things if the end user under-torques a bolt. Without the friction interface that comes from correct torquing, the little bolt will flex back and fore, and hence wear / elongate the holes. is there a reason that this is a bolted link rather than a welded gusset between seat and down tube as on many other bikes? (I presume some degree of geometry adjustment by swapping it out?) Just some food for thought, loving the series, honesty, applied engineering and correct use of engineering terminology!
michael83 mattwragg's article
Jan 29, 2020 at 5:10Jan 29, 2020
Staff Rides: Photographer Matt Wragg's Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 29
Pinkbike - brought to you by the Specialized Stumpjumper... How many articles on how great this bike is are we now at? are you guys paid by Specialized?
michael83 LouisCitadelle's article
Nov 30, 2019 at 8:45Nov 30, 2019
Video: A Creative, Self-Shot Edit - Loner
This is far more worthy of a "must watch" title than the other sponsored videos!
michael83 EljanneStrydom's article
Oct 29, 2019 at 3:19Oct 29, 2019
Ryder Innovation Releases New Tubeless Rim Nut Remover 'The Nutcracker'
Can't tubeless valves just come with a wing-nut instead so we can get them undone on the trail and a tube in without carrying a tool?
michael83 mikelevy's article
Sep 27, 2018 at 22:48Sep 27, 2018
Bike Check: Martin Maes' GT Force - EWS Finale Ligure 2018
What grips are those? They look...umm.. grippy... and i want a pair. Also - PB, please do an article on what grips riders are using across Enduro and DH, whether they use gloves or not and what size they're using relative to hand size. Its our primary point of contact with the bike and there are so few articles out there about getting it right!
Added 63 photos to Intense-M3
Jul 16, 2012 at 5:15Jul 16, 2012
Jul 16, 2012 at 4:55Jul 16, 2012
Intense M3 Complete Build for sale. Has to go since it's been 4years since i last raced and i have barely ridden it, now i'm self employed so can't take the risk. This would be the ideal package for someone to start racing. Frame: 2006 Intense M3 in Black Fox DHX 5.0 fitted with 350lbs spring, but also includes 450lbs spring Bearings were replaced in 2007 - stripped and checked prior to sale, no play, bushings inspected for wear and reassembled Shock was serviced in 2009 Has not been ridden more than a handful of times since 2008 Medium Size (suit anyone up to 6ft tall) Comes with spare drop-out (worth £60!) Fork: Fox 40 RC2 2007 In excellent condition, serviced in 2009 Light cosmetic mark on left stanction Fitted with soft spring, but also includes standard spring Stem: Race Face Diablous 50mm stem, 31.8mm clamp Bars: Renthal Fat bars, 31.8mm, 10mm rise, ridden once Seatpost: SDG I-beam (Spare post included) Seat: SDG I-beam (spare worn seat included) Pedals: Crank Brothers XX with sealed bearings (recently refurbished with new bearings/seals/pins and plates) original plates included as spares Cranks: Shimano Saint cranks with 38tooth ring. Left crank slightly bent (hard to notice) so have included a new unused left crank. Also included 42tooth ring for faster courses (unused) BB: Shimano saint external BB, in good condition, have put in the old BB as a back up Chain Device: E-thirteen chain and bashguard, good condition Chain: Used twice SRAM chain Mech: Used twice SRAM X9 rear mech Shifter: Used twice SRAM x9 Shifter and cable Cassete: Shimano Ultegra close ratio 9 speed. Brakes: Avid Code 4 pots, recently bled, fitted with new pads (comes with one set of spare pads) Rear Wheel: DT Hugi FR 150mmx12mm with EX-823 tubeless rim Front Wheel: Chris King 20mm with Intense Mag 30 rim Tyres: Front and Rear Maxxis High roller 26x2.5" super tacky dual ply (Plenty of wear left) SPARES Rear Wheel: Hope bulb (150mmx12mm) on EX729 Front Wheel: Hope bulb (20mm) on EN321 Tyres: 2 x dual ply Maxxis Wet Screams super tacky 26x2.2 2 x dual ply Maxxis Swamp Things super tacky 26x2.5 2 x dual ply Maxxis Minions (F & R) slow reezay 26x2.5 All in excellent barely used condition. There is a lot of kit here! am willing to post but would think that it will cost in the region of £75. Thanks Michael