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ocnlogan dan-roberts's article
Jun 5, 2020 at 14:48
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Pinkbike Poll: What's Your Favorite MTB Suspension Design?
I honestly haven’t ridden enough of these to really say that I have a favorite. I think I’ve demo’d a normal Horst link, DW link, and own a linkage driven single pivot. All of them have felt fine honestly. Maybe if the demos were for more than 30min I’d have a stronger opinion. So far as long as the anti squat values are high enough, and the suspension is setup correctly for the bike and my weight... they all let me get out there and enjoy the ride. Which is really all I care about so far.
ocnlogan mikelevy's article
May 27, 2020 at 10:29
May 27, 2020
Video: The Basics of Modern Mountain Bike Geometry - The Explainer
There is a rapper named Offset? Apparently I don't pay enough attention to musicians to understand basic culture references anymore. Do I try to blame this on COVID19, or do I just accept my boring old guy card now?
ocnlogan pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 22, 2020 at 15:44
May 22, 2020
Video: Friday Fails #119
@steflund: With the advent of lightweight full face helmets that breathe, I think we will see more people riding them over time. Ive got two fake front teeth, and wear a Bell Super DH every ride. It’s cheaper to replace a helmet than replace the fancy front teeth, plus the helmet prevents the injury in the first place, so no awkward time between no teeth and the time I get them back in/properly faked. As a working stiff both of those are appearing to me. Saves me cash, and down time from work. Full face ftw.
ocnlogan dan-roberts's article
May 22, 2020 at 10:30
May 22, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Norco Sight
@grizzlyatom: In the review Kazimer mentioned he tried 25% sag, 30% sag, and then settled on 27% sag and one additional volume spacer. So he wasn’t really “sagging down”. Sounds like he was wanting more progression for larger hits, and a bit more supple off the top.
ocnlogan jamessmurthwaite's article
May 22, 2020 at 8:37
May 22, 2020
Video: 'Omigod, Running is Boring' - Mountain Bikers in Quarantine with IFHT
Can confirm. I definitely have more trail built in my neighborhood sized backyard than I used to, and definitely have made courses in the driveway with cones and sidewalk chalk to “entertain the children”. Good stuff as always IFHT ????.
ocnlogan dan-roberts's article
May 22, 2020 at 8:10
May 22, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Norco Sight
@benderl85: Which shock are you using? Good info either way. And for the people asking about obese people... Once you get over about 6’ tall, it’s really not hard to get into the low-mid 200lb range, especially if the person has ever done any weight lifting in their past. So I’d suspect that “most” of the people worried about max shock pressure on the sight are on L-XL frames.
ocnlogan dan-roberts's article
May 22, 2020 at 1:20
May 22, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Norco Sight
Looking around in forums/etc, this seems to be one of the big worries among owners and prospective buyers. According to the Ride Aligned setup app, the max weight listed is 240lbs, and thats recommends the max pressure for the shock. The Sight was (is?) one of the bikes I have been really intersted in, but I'm ~200lbs geared up, and would be getting close to max pressure/max volume spacers. I really wish they just went with a larger shock, or maybe did what Raaw did on their Madonna (two separate rocker links/shock sizes, depending on if you're over, or under 200lbs).
ocnlogan mikekazimer's article
May 19, 2020 at 1:07
May 19, 2020
First Ride: Privateer 161 - An Affordable-ish Race Ready Machine
@BiNARYBiKE: My current bike has an ETT of 632mm, and a reach of 475mm. The P3 has an ETT of 603mm with reach of 490mm, and the P4 has an ETT of 629mm with a reach of 515mm. So the P3 has a close reach to my current bike, but P4 has close ETT. The way I read their chart is that the bars at the top are the height range. So the P4 ducks quite a bit below 6’3”, while the P3 goes up to there. So it looks like I’m in the crossover area. Maybe not though? Hard to know without a demo. Maybe I can find something like a sentinel nearby to try that might give me enough of an idea.
ocnlogan mikekazimer's article
May 18, 2020 at 19:48
May 18, 2020
First Ride: Privateer 161 - An Affordable-ish Race Ready Machine
Not sure where the limit is, as long as It doesn’t pedal like a wet mattress. I’m sure there is one though. But I’ve been pedaling around a 36lb bike for 2 years as my only bike (Kona process 153 AL 29’er). And it hasn’t bothered me at all, even the more XC stuff. It’s just what the bike weighs, and I’ve gotten used to it. If I was racing up hills I’d care more... but usually I’m waiting for buddies on the climbs anyway.
ocnlogan mikekazimer's article
May 18, 2020 at 17:17
May 18, 2020
First Ride: Privateer 161 - An Affordable-ish Race Ready Machine
What size did you get, and how tall are you? Thats my current struggle. I grew up riding dirt bikes (trail, not MX), and I think I'm just used to longer feeling bikes, as even my Kona Process 153 29'er feels twitchy to me at speed (with its tiny 425mm chainstays). I'm just having a hard time doing the mental gymnastics of jumping to a bike geo that far out from what I've ridden (without a test ride).
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