Not a racer but love to hit up the knarliest trails...rock gardens, roots, jumps you name it. Sure i can ride a lighter bike but love the confidence of riding a burly bike. Sort of a freerider?

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pikebait2013 DaveRome's article
May 2, 2019 at 0:03
May 2, 2019
8 Gorgeous Bikes from the 2019 Handmade Bicycle Show Australia
86.5mm threaded bottom bracket? Great! Another standard! Lol
pikebait2013 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 8:48
Apr 26, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
I don't worry about weight, considering my dh bike is about 45lbs. My xc 29er hardtail is even 30ish lbs but I'm not worried about breaking components
pikebait2013 mikekazimer's article
Apr 21, 2019 at 21:06
Apr 21, 2019
Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds
@BeKwik: I built up a custom 6 speed cassette with 9 speed spacing on my hope pro2 ss hub. I'm sure you could fit another cog on there with 10 speed spacing. You would need to use individual road bike cogs and you'd be limited to a 28t largest cog. I personally used an old tiagra derailleur (old 9 speed). It's definitely not the best setup for singletrack but I was working on my my xc bike and my freeride bike was all I had. I made the best with what I had at the time lol.
pikebait2013 mikekazimer's article
Apr 21, 2019 at 11:13
Apr 21, 2019
Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds
@nurseben: 1:1 is low enough for 95% of climbs I deal with.
pikebait2013 mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2019 at 17:05
Apr 20, 2019
Starling Cycles' Prototype is a Steel High-Pivot 29er With 5 Speeds
I used to ride singletrack on my freeride bike with a ss rear wheel and 1x6 drivetrain. I ended up using a 28t chainring and 14-28t block and although my top speed was truly hindered (spun out at 14-15mph), I had enough range to get up the really steep hills. But now its strictly dh since I bought my niner. So I run a 36t chainring. Might even change the cassette to 12-25t as well for this season.
pikebait2013 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 11:30
Apr 17, 2019
pikebait2013 mikelevy's article
Apr 11, 2019 at 16:17
Apr 11, 2019
Apr 1, 2019 at 9:08
Apr 1, 2019
pikebait2013 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 27, 2019 at 10:16
Mar 27, 2019
S-Ride's 13-Speed Drivetrain - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
@phops: that would actually be kind of cool to have one like the 3x9 sturmey archer hub. But if it was built a bit more durable for trail riding rather than commuting.
pikebait2013 mikelevy's article
Mar 27, 2019 at 9:21
Mar 27, 2019
This 3-Piece Foam Tire Insert Replaces Air - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
Just run a nokian gazzaloddi. They're so thick that even if you somehow find something to puncture it, you probably could run it without air without too much of a difference in rolling resistance
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