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 pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 24, 2019 at 8:23
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Video: Friday Fails #70
Some of the finest failure I've seen in a while. Looked like at least one munched rim-hope everyone on film is okay.
peleton7 mikekazimer's article
Apr 11, 2019 at 12:31
Apr 11, 2019
First Ride: Hutchinson's New Griffus Tires
These look like Gomas, which are Minions optimized for dry, rocky terrain. I like the Gomas a lot-these would probably work well for me as well. However, nothing new here and the price is the same as any other decent tire. I'd like to see an open standard that integrates tubeless tires, hookless rims and foam inserts as a system to provide better puncture and impact resistance and trim a few grams. Until then.....it's Minions or Minion-like tires with burly casings (1100g a pop or so) with a Huck in the back for me.
peleton7 pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 9, 2019 at 11:32
Mar 9, 2019
Pinkbike Announces Acquisition of Road Cycling Site CyclingTips
All your bike are belong to us hahahahaha
peleton7 mikelevy's article
Feb 25, 2019 at 9:15
Feb 25, 2019
Staff Rides: Levy's Giant Trance - A Lot of Pivots, Not Much Travel
I ride stuff that's chunky enough that a bigger bike does better, but the Trance 29 is the ideal bike for something like 90% of mountain bikers. Geometry that allows for some aggression, but with less suspension for a) flatter trails b) riders who don't jump off big stuff I really hope Giant does do a bigger travel 29er soon (and steepen the seat angle!!). Something around 140-150mm travel in the rear....call it the Reign 29er I guess.
peleton7 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2019 at 15:45
Feb 22, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather... Make Your Choices for 2019
@BenPea: I say what's on my mind. Sometimes people dig it, sometimes I get some massive downvotes. Here for discussion, not to be the most popular guy.
peleton7 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2019 at 15:43
Feb 22, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather... Make Your Choices for 2019
@Sycip69er: It's not just about getting goods. Areas where sledding has increased near me, the moose and other critters have moved entire drainages to avoid the noise. Someplace largely devoid of roads like B.C. or Alaska a sled is worthwhile. In the lower 48, most stuff worth skiing is a reasonable tour in......and silence is nice.
peleton7 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2019 at 13:58
Feb 22, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather... Make Your Choices for 2019
Earn your turns 2 stroke boy!! If you wanna be fit in the summer, skin it to win it. Or....get an eBike
peleton7 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2019 at 13:44
Feb 22, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather... Make Your Choices for 2019
I bottomed my fork and burped my front tire at Steamboat a couple of years ago. Took a loooooong flight before bellyflopping hard and busting a rib. A blown front tire on the down is a guaranteed trip to the pain cave. At least with a brake failure you can steer and have a chance to ditch the bike in a controlled manner. Maybe on a giggle trail a front flat wouldn't have consequences, but on any kind of steep descent get the camera out for a Friday Fail reel!!
peleton7 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 22, 2019 at 8:27
Feb 22, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #57
Rough hits this week. Hope all those folks are okay. That said-slomo replay is the best!!
peleton7 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 8, 2019 at 14:42
Feb 8, 2019
Review: Syntace's Smart-Map Gripper & Lupine's Piko Lighting Combo
It was a Megaforce 2, 50mm. 132g. It's their "all mountain" stem. My problems also weren't on lines where I was sending big drops or smashing through boulder fields. It was the torsional flex from muscling the bike on lower speed rock slab features where I had slippage and flex. And....I've ridden stems from Kalloy, Control Tech, Syncros, Bontrager, Giant, Answer Racing, Easton, RaceFace, Straitline and Thomson (and probably more brands) over the years. I was stunned when the flex happened because as a rule, stems tend to be reliable little bastards. I wouldn't have thrown shade on the interwebs except that I truly think the Megaforce is a dangerous product. Spank Spike is 180g. That ain't twice the weight-if you factor in the ti bolts the weights are actually a wash.
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