Block user

Recent

ocnlogan mikelevy's article
Jul 23, 2021 at 13:12
2 days
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 72 - Hey Outers!
@jamessmurthwaite, @mikelevy, @mikekazimer: I'm loving hearing the plans. I love the field tests, and all of the regular reviews as well. Its what keeps me coming back. But I really like the idea of getting scientific about things that kind of have a "general consensus" among the community (or at least its a commonly repeated phrase). Like... what affect does chainstay length changes/differences make on otherwise very similar/identical bikes (Commencal Meta TR, compared to the Privateer 141 for instance)? Especially for different sizes/skills of riders. Is there a preference/trend? The brake rotor size debate. Larger front? Larger rear? Same size? Setup the same bike with an array of rotor sizes, and give opinions on feel, and as much data as possible (temps, glazing/overheating effects, etc). With the whole idea for that sort of article being to give people some data/reasoning to use as a framework to develop their own preferences for their riding style and terrain. Instead of just repeating things they've seen online, or heard their buddy say.
ocnlogan seb-stott's article
Jul 23, 2021 at 13:04
2 days
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Would You Pay For These Hypothetical Upgrades?
The weight question has me laughing a bit. Almost everyone who rides an AL framed bike already essentially have this option. I only buy AL bikes right now because of cost. Pretty regularly the carbon framed versions of the models are 1-2lbs lighter. But they usually carry a $500-1500 premium for that privilege. And... I definitely don't do that. Would I like a lighter bike (assuming same reliability/repairability/whatever), yes. But apparently its not worth much to me. And I'd much rather spend those dollars on brakes/suspension/etc, than weight. And this is coming from a guy who rides a 36-37lb Kona on every ride (only one bike, so it does everything).
ocnlogan seb-stott's article
Jul 23, 2021 at 12:51
2 days
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Would You Pay For These Hypothetical Upgrades?
Serious alternate question: How much would you pay for (meaningfully) adjustable chainstay lengths? $100-200 pretty easily here. Other brands, take note of what Raaw has done. They have a thee position flip chip (left, right, center), so you get a total of 10mm of adjustment in 5mm increments (-5mm, 0, +5mm). This is amazing. Other stuff like the Kona Process X's implementation is also acceptable (15mmof adjustment in 2 positions). Or any brand with modular dropouts that you can get in different hub spacings/lengths (Banshee, Nicolai, etc).
ocnlogan seb-stott's article
Jul 23, 2021 at 12:44
2 days
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Would You Pay For These Hypothetical Upgrades?
The real question is how much will we pay for Outside (-)? Me? Also $0. Just making it clear for them :).
ocnlogan pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 23, 2021 at 11:01
2 days
Video: Friday Fails #180
Watching these while injured... does not inspire confidence for when I get back on the bike. Just saying.
ocnlogan mikekazimer's article
Jul 21, 2021 at 12:06
Jul 21, 2021
Check Out: Futuristic Handlebars, New Saddles, Back Protection, & More
@Skines: @fullendurbro: Thanks for the info/recommendation guys. I haven't looked at the 100% stuff, I'll take a look at them now though. And I'd looked at the fox Baseframe pro, but its almost impossible to find reviews on that for some reason. Hearing that the chest protector is removable is good. Maybe I'll take a look at it again. I have some Leatt Airflex elbow pads that fit this mantra of "not the highest protection level, but I literally forget I'm wearing them", so I wear them every ride. Because of that, I've looked at the Leatt Airflex Stealth tee, as well as the Ion Protection Scrub amp vest, and one of the POC vests as well. And they all have certain things that appeal to me. The Bluegrass seamless seems to have all the checkboxes ticked, its just not available now.
ocnlogan mikekazimer's article
Jul 21, 2021 at 10:57
Jul 21, 2021
Check Out: Futuristic Handlebars, New Saddles, Back Protection, & More
I'm recovering from my first "real" crash on a bike (couple ribs, and a 4 fractures in my big toe), so I've been looking into more protection. And specifically, protection that I can wear without thinking about it, because its minimally intrusive/super comfortable, even if that means its not the highest level of protection. Bluegrasses back/shoulder protectors look like the best product out there for that... you just can't seem to buy them in the US yet. I read recently that they're finally going to be distributing them to the US sometime early next year, but until then, I don't think you can buy one if you're stateside. Just as an FYI. And... I'd love to be wrong. So if anyone knows different, please let me know :).
ocnlogan seb-stott's article
Jul 15, 2021 at 9:44
Jul 15, 2021
First Look: 2022 Propain Rage CF Downhill Bike
@browner: That’s my point. Why bother with a steep sta on a bike hardly anyone will ever pedal. Most DH bikes have a super slack sta, to keep the seat out of the way when riding, so this seems noticeably different.
ocnlogan seb-stott's article
Jul 15, 2021 at 8:44
Jul 15, 2021
First Look: 2022 Propain Rage CF Downhill Bike
79 degree effective, and 69 degree actual seat tube angles on a DH bike? Are they making a super enduro bike here for EWS? Those are steeper angles than my 150mm travel bike that’s actually designed for pedaling. And seems way steeper than most other DH bikes I’ve looked at.
ocnlogan henryquinney's article
Jul 14, 2021 at 22:35
Jul 14, 2021
Tested: 9 of the Best Tire Inserts vs an Impact Rig
@friendlyfoe: I was denting rear rims through my Michelin Wild Enduro Rear (its casing is kind of between EXO+ and DD) at pressures less than that. Given, my stock wheelset was really low end, and was easy to damage, but it is what it is. Also I'm not a small fellow (6'1", and about ~190lbs). I'm not exceptionally skilled (specifically I can't jump for crap), but at my local small trail system I'm in the top couple percent of riders according to segment times, so I'd say I'm at least average-ish for speed, if that helps.
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2021. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv42 0.015170
Mobile Version of Website