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nzandyb paulaston's article
Aug 13, 2018 at 9:34
Aug 13, 2018
Review: Norco Aurum HSP1 29"
'Control' tires? Why not use 'control' suspension, 'control' brakes, 'control' drive train. Test the bike with the OE spec... saddle, grips and all!
nzandyb pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 25, 2018 at 8:46
Jul 25, 2018
Video: Insane Crash at the Tour de France
@RedRedRe: Simply untrue. The coefficient of friction of carbon wheels and appropriate brake pads varies massively based on temperature. It is also incredibly easy to scientifically measure modulation of brakes: you graph the lever force vs clamping force. On a disc brake this creates basically a straight line, on a cable actuated rim brake the line looks more or less like a stair case due to binding friction in basically every part of the system. Disc brakes modulate significantly better than rim brakes in a wider range of temperatures and conditions: Fact.
nzandyb mikekazimer's article
May 14, 2018 at 8:57
May 14, 2018
Winning Bike Check: Richie Rude's Yeti SB5.5 - EWS Olargues, France 2018
@PauRexs: Using a 6 Ply DH Casing, and a big chunk of foam is always going to work... But I wouldn't say that turning your bike into a torture device any time the trail points upwards is the holy grail. Personally I'll risk a flat or two to enjoy my whole ride. Supergravity or Double Down tires are the smart compromise.
May 13, 2018 at 11:20
May 13, 2018

Magic Mary Apex Snakeskin 27.5x2.6'' trail tires

$30 CAD
I have a pair of 2018 27.5x2.6'' Magic Marys Snakeskin Apex tires (further reinforced bead and sidewall than a standard Snakeskin tire). One in an Addix Soft compound, the other in an Addix Speedgrip compound (perfect as front and rear combination). They'll fit basically any bike with boost spacing and the Apex casing means they aren't squirmy on narrow(ish) rims (25mm internal rim width would still be as narrow as you'd realistically want to go). These are in more or less new condition (they're a bit dirty) with only a couple rides on them. No sidewall damage, no tread damage. These were amazing at the Dump, tons of traction in the sketchy summer dust. and crazy grip when it's slippery. Surplus to requirements though as I'm testing the new Hans Dampfs.

nzandyb pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 12, 2018 at 12:52
Apr 12, 2018
Results: XC MTB - 2018 Commonwealth Games
Amazing result for New Zealand in the men's field. Such a shame Sam Gaze had to tarnish it by acting like a petulant child. We get it Sam, it must have been hard being in someones shadow for so long... he's half your size but somehow manages to always appear to be the bigger man.
nzandyb andy9's article
Mar 16, 2018 at 14:12
Mar 16, 2018
The Tour de Fat: Exploring New Brunswick's Winter Trails - Destination Showcase
Shout out to John McNair at Outdoor Elements in Sussex, hell of a guy, hell of a store!
nzandyb brianpark's article
Mar 9, 2018 at 14:37
Mar 9, 2018
Jackson Goldstone's Pint-Sized Custom Trek Session - Bike Check & Interview
You think YT is 'all that and a bag of potato chips', all I see Trek stepping up to sponsor a kid with ludicrous talent. Trek deserves the Kudos here, I'm not sure what YT or any other brand should even be part of the conversation.
nzandyb mikelevy's article
Mar 8, 2018 at 8:47
Mar 8, 2018
Prototype Wireless Electronic Drivetrain - Stellenbosch World Cup
Fake news. Nino would never use that gear.
nzandyb mucoffltd's article
Feb 20, 2018 at 10:58
Feb 20, 2018
Introducing The Transition Bikes/Muc-Off Factory Racing Team - Video
Credits in slo-mo... just as good as the vid.
nzandyb mikekazimer's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 9:20
Feb 8, 2018
e*thirteen TRS Race SL Carbon Wheels - Review
This Cory fellow sounds like someone to be friends with.
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