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Video: The Freshest Bikes and Products On The Market | Pinkbike Weekly Show Ep. 18

Mar 12, 2024 at 18:02
by Pinkbike Originals  

This week on the Pinkbike Weekly Show Christina and Henry reminisce on the best hits of the Taipei Cycle Show before Mike Kazimer jumps into 2 Min of Tech, featuring the newest Specialized Epic. They then hash it out during the Devil's Avocado before sharing the latest Pinkbike Podcast episodes and finish off with another special edition of Rate Readers' Rides.

00:20 - Latest News
4:44 - 2 Minutes of Tech
7:25 - Devil's Avocado
10:42 - Pinkbike Podcast Recap
11:25 - Rating Readers Rides

Let us know your favorite article or product from the Taipei Cycle Show... aside from Dario's outfits.

What makes your bike your own?

Select all that apply.









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Member since Feb 15, 2012
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70 Comments
  • 34 0
 Being ashamed to admit to non bikers how much I paid for my bikes and the various upgrades makes them my own
  • 20 0
 When someone asks I just say a couple hundred dollars so they don’t try to steal it.
  • 2 0
 @MistaBeanz27: LOL I told someone I bought mine from Walmart once.
  • 22 0
 once a month I jam a hotdog down the seat tube.
  • 7 1
 and keep it there??
  • 4 1
 Who’s hotdog?
  • 4 0
 @christinachappetta: wait, did you take the burritos OUT of your bike? I use them like frame volume spacers
  • 2 0
 I miss quick release seat clamps! Great summer time pranks with your friends.
  • 1 0
 @jimmyricard: ...and for cable tourism silencing?!
  • 13 0
 I have the receipt proving it’s my bike.
  • 7 0
 What makes it mine is the knowledge of parts gone to the point I can't in good conscience sell it to someone else. Frayed stretched cable end, burnt rear tire with a plug, wiggle at the shock bushing, re trued hop wheel that should be tossed. Deferred maintenance I am ok riding, knowing it will definetly make a few more routine laps. It will kick into the gear clean if I just hit the shifter right ( while backed off pedal pounding) No point tryin to rebuild the clutch, straighten the cage or rebuild the wheel, they all dumpster bound in next 500 miles. That rough bearing, cracked seat rail, trash water bottle cage, a few stripped bolts, motor oil in the lowers thin pads...Box full of stuff ready for the day I skip riding to swap out toasted parts...powdered sealant in the tire, stripped spoke etc. That drive train need a new cassette, new chain, new chainring but f++k it!

Wont even let others try it cause they just don't know that ceramic piston has a crack up front.

Excellent for thieves to learn on though.
  • 8 0
 All the above, plus friction shifting 2x4 drive train made with XTR 970, 985, 9000, Ultegra, Saint, Zee, SunTour XC Pro, and Cycle Dynamics parts
  • 6 0
 My custom Hulk Hogan tire caps . You break the head of an action figure or whatever part you want to use then drill it out and glue the valve stem cap in it. Definitely worth the weight penalty.
  • 3 0
 Riding the same bike since 1994 means I think I can rightfully call it my own. Having built it in several iterations over those years, for different purposes and in different colour themes only adds to that. My bike is - and looks - like no other bike in the world.
  • 8 1
 I'm sorry but if you have not submitted this 30 year old bike for #pbreaderrides then that's just rude! I need to see this
  • 2 0
 @christinachappetta: Where exactly are we supposed to submit our rides? Instagram?
  • 1 0
 @pyromaniac: I was wondering the same. Do you know, @christinachappetta?
  • 1 0
 @pyromaniac: No, GMBN uploader!
  • 1 0
 @iwhizz: Is that the blue 'Upload your photo' button in your dashboard?
Because what happens then? I upload a photo, or a few of them, and then what. Where do they go, where can people see them?
  • 2 0
 @iwhizz: Never mind, I found the Pinkbike Content Submission Guide.
Let's see if I can find the time for this :-)
  • 6 0
 Cable ties Lots of cable ties everywhere.
  • 3 0
 Oh and fenders front and rear for that fine dry crotch.
  • 2 0
 I do not like a noisy hub with pawls No, I do not like them at all. I do not like them on the down trail I do not like them buzzing when in the air. I do not like them when trying to scrub But I do love my ever-so-silent Vesper hub.
  • 2 0
 People may find this a bit corny but I put a few custom holographic mushroom stickers on my bars, fork, and frame. Psilocybin saved my life in 2009, spontaneously helping me quit 5 years of poly drug abuse. I would literally be dead or in jail if I hadn't had that experience.

www.vitalmtb.com/community/ferrousbueller/cotic-flaremax-gen-4-hubble-purple
  • 1 0
 @WhateverBikes: Lol “Ferrous Bueller”
  • 6 2
 Please bear with me on the word salad at times Daylight savings is hard on the brain!
  • 1 0
 What makes my bike my own?
That would have to be custom builds, with parts I prefer to use. From hubs, wheels, tyres, suspension, bars, drive train, etc. Pics in Whistler-Pedals link:
www.pinkbike.com/u/rowey/album/Whistler-Pedals
  • 1 0
 Full custom builds. The only complete bike I ever bought was my first Mtn bike back in 1992. Every bike since then has been a custom build. I like what I like. Just so happens that today is new bike day for me. It’s dumping snow here in Denver and I just got called off work. Time to build.
  • 1 0
 I ride my prototypes. :-) Pics in my profile.

I can go on and on about the bikes, but the axle path is as rearward or better than DW-Link bikes. With that much chain growth, the rear end is sensitive enough to "bend your brain", even with an air shock. Your legs and feet tell you that you're pedaling a hardtail, your eyes see trail chatter and/or small bumps, but you don't feel them through your feet. Your senses don't agree, so your brain feels weird for a bit. The feeling goes away once your brain acclimatizes. Colin Ryan felt his brain bend when he tried them in 2023. Traction is incredible because of the suspension's sensitivity.
  • 3 0
 As a traveler in a foreign land my brakes are setup on opposite sides compared to the locals.
  • 3 0
 I remove the logo's on my bars , i tend to look at them instead of where I'm going
  • 4 2
 Oh nice one, I had some chrome decals once and not gonna lie, they blinded me and had to go!
  • 1 0
 Always have to modify a complete bike slightly to suit my tastes if I don’t build it frame up. One thing I carry over is my hixon iC handlebars, that and perfect cable management using heat shrink so it’s super neat.
  • 2 0
 That I’ve replaced everything on the bike except for the stem spacers, rear axle, seat and calipers. Calipers are on the chopping block though…
  • 1 0
 Ora was the company that everyone went to for those peripheral parts, ( stem seat posts, saddles, forks ). They don't need nothin' from nobody!
  • 2 0
 Bike yoke Willy . Only bikes I have seen them on are bikes I built or help build
  • 1 2
 First off, it is not an Epic. Also, it has cheap used rim brakes and 26" rotors. Evident and overtly apparent cables and housing throughout. Belt and suspenders...quick release seat collar and a dropper post. Also, sometimes I wear a helmet without a visor when I ride it. Some people are angered by the sight of it (the helmet).
  • 4 1
 gotta love a good 26" rotor to slow things down
  • 1 0
 rim brakes
  • 1 0
 Real question is, why did @hamncheez get banned??
A quick look on his profile and latest posts shows absolutely no transphobia at all. The system is broken...
  • 2 0
 stinkbike sucks thats why. Theyre wayyyy too woke . He was having a fair debate on the ethics/unfairness behind trans in sport.
  • 5 3
 My bike has no dropper post. (drops mic, walks off stage)
  • 1 0
 Custom stem cap... currently rocking a skull with the bolt forming one of the eyes
  • 2 1
 For me its the memories it conjures. Time spent with the bike in places I love to be in with people I love to be with.
  • 1 0
 There is no way you’re Scottish . Scottish men don’t have feelings and if they did they wouldn’t spout them like some Jessie
  • 4 0
 @kingdick: Present your baws and I will stoat them into your toothless coupon ya gobshite. Is that better?
  • 1 1
 @Alloypenguin: yeah that’s more like it ya soft we scuna
  • 3 1
 I must be so old... I just wear a backpack.. sorry...
  • 1 1
 custom linkage makes my bike my own. And the fact its the most fckd up range in the world
  • 1 0
 haha love that!
  • 2 2
 It's mine because of the exact pieces and parts combinations that no one else in the world has :-)
  • 2 1
 Ahhh the ol' Sram cassette with a Shimano derailleur?! What else you got going on?!?
  • 1 2
 @christinachappetta: 2018 ibis mojo 3 w 9spd Gripshift to XT deraileur... should I keep going? KOM rear hub to Nextie Vista carbon rims, Extralite Hyperboost front hub to Nextie Vista, lots of orange Ti bolts to complement the turquoise frame. Mismatched grips, one orange, one black (thanks gripshift :-( It's 100% mine.
  • 2 0
 The stank of the seat.
  • 1 0
 I have purple brakes, seat collar and pedals. Hope FTW!
  • 1 0
 Purple headset cap, grip lock rings, crank preload adjuster...and cable tips.
  • 1 0
 ...purple stem,grips,seatpost collar,chainring,BB cups,valves,rotor bolts...and dropper lever.
It's all in the details.

m.pinkbike.com/photo/26347584
  • 1 0
 Cross country components on a 160/150 trail bike.
  • 1 0
 Where are my Brembos! Too much power?
  • 1 0
 lets just admit it, the bikes own us.
  • 1 0
 Bikes don't have owners! They have staff!
  • 1 0
 Hits big gap drop...animal cracker yard sale
  • 2 1
 My exact build.
  • 1 1
 This is a poll where multiple answers would have been useful.
  • 1 2
 I will look into how to do that haha for now, just pick the MOST important one
  • 1 0
 kinky cables suck
  • 2 3
 Enough with the Epic already!
  • 1 2
 Can we get upvote/downvote buttons for posts?
  • 1 3
 And suddenly, there it was--a flash of light where I clearly saw Pinkbike as the groveling desperados that they truly are.







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