peleton7

Former Expert (XC) and Cat 2 road racer. I like to ride technical trails all summer and backcountry ski all winter.

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peleton7 mikekazimer's article
Jun 20, 2018 at 12:15
23 hours
First Ride: Pivot's New Firebird 29
So.....my beef isn't with this bike (it's a big dollar boutique freeride bike-love it or hate it). It's with the review. Porcupine Rim is a hero trail. Just about all the alt lines can be cleaned by a skilled rider on a 130-140mm trail bike without much trouble. If you want to provide a snapshot of what this thing can do in Moab-how about a Mag 7-Portal test. Some mellow stuff to see if the bike is Novocain numb on less burly trails, a lung busting techy climb to see if it sucks uphill, and a descent (after you turn off the rim) on Portal that leaves the average trail bike outgunned. Or (nearby) a Lunch Loops evaluation-less skilled magazine editors can keep it mellow, but rippers can actually vouch for how good this bike is (where it's supposed to be good) on Holy Cross or Free Lunch. All I learned from this review was that this is an expensive bike with a new rear hub standard. If Pivot is making big claims, they should have allowed reviews on big terrain. Then again, dentist fanboys will still buy them and ride giggle trails (or walk Enchilada-f#@%#rs).
peleton7 danielsapp's article
Jun 19, 2018 at 12:56
2 days
Review: Pearl Izumi Performance T
Pearl Izumi has been killing the MTB apparel lately. Their shorts are the best baggies I've worn (and I have tried a whole bunch) and "jerseys" like this show that they get what modern MTB riders are looking for. If you want to just get off your bike and go to your favorite watering hole for a brew after riding, baggies, a shirt like this and your 5.10s work as well off the bike as they do on it. $50 or so would be spendy for a plain tech-t but the details on this shirt make it that little bit nicer to wear riding.
peleton7 danielsapp's article
Jun 19, 2018 at 12:52
2 days
Review: Pearl Izumi Performance T
Yeah. Homeboy has some sweet little moobs.
peleton7 dbaker's article
May 31, 2018 at 15:41
May 31, 2018
The Feces that Broke the Camel's Back
Maybe less nasty per weight, but horses dump a lot of dook.
peleton7 dbaker's article
May 31, 2018 at 14:12
May 31, 2018
The Feces that Broke the Camel's Back
Dog doodoo bugs me but yeah, horses......f**k horses. Their dookers are MASSIVE. And......they are heavy animals with steel cleats hammered onto their feet which ruin trails......and they don't do trail work......but they demand access to trails. Dogs (and their owners) are small fry compared to the equine menace.
peleton7 raceface's article
Apr 17, 2018 at 11:56
Apr 17, 2018
Race Face Announces New Turbine R Dropper Post
So....who is making the post? 9.8 posts have issues but the RF version was built in a different factory and had waaaaaaay more issues (see the many posts above). If Fox is making these with their QC-sweet. If RF is making them, they'll be garbage, just like their V1 dropper, chainrings, rear hub driver.... And to be fair, I think RF does make some good stuff-their pedals, bars and stems are great. Just seems like they can't make more complex parts (or chainrings) reliable.
peleton7 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2018 at 13:28
Apr 13, 2018
Garbaruk 10 x 50 Wide-Range 11-Speed Cassette for SRAM XD Drivers - Review
Wolf Tooth makes an allow one that works fine. Don't think steel would press onto the tabs well
peleton7 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2018 at 13:25
Apr 13, 2018
Garbaruk 10 x 50 Wide-Range 11-Speed Cassette for SRAM XD Drivers - Review
Good product, good price.....yet they whine. Guess you can't please everyone.
peleton7 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2018 at 13:14
Apr 13, 2018
Garbaruk 10 x 50 Wide-Range 11-Speed Cassette for SRAM XD Drivers - Review
I tried everything including a bash guard and inner guide to keep the chain on a 2x10 setup (with a clutch rear derailleur too). And.....chain fell off anytime I got on rowdy trails and opened up the brakes. If you ride a modern trail bike on rowdy stuff, there is nothing short of a n/w ring (and maybe an upper guide-I run one of those too) that will keep a chain on.
peleton7 mikekazimer's article
Apr 10, 2018 at 17:05
Apr 10, 2018
Staff Rides: Mike Kazimer's Nukeproof Mega 290
How does the Koda compare with the Devo? My girlfriend and I run Devos on all of our bikes, and now scour eBay for a fresh one when we need it (Deva is too squishy). Is this a legit replacement?
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