psicoizaguirre COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 2, 2020 at 9:22Jul 2, 2020
Must Watch: Amaury Pierron Goes Ridiculously Fast Aboard Commencal's New Supreme DH 29/27
Seeing shit like this reminds me of how superhuman these dudes are. It is not just that that technique is flawless, I am perhaps more impressed by the mental aspect of his riding. Pierron is bombing down a track full of trees at 40-50 miles per hour (in which a head on crash would be catastrophic), and you can tell that his body is relaxed, muscles free from parasitic fear and tension....wow just wow!
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Jun 8, 2020 at 19:12Jun 8, 2020
Jun 8, 2020 at 19:02Jun 8, 2020
Ok, time to let go of my beloved XL 2017 Specialized Enduro Elite 29. I moved to NYC two years ago, and the bike has been basically sitting ever since. I did a week long MTB escapade last summer, and that is it. As you can see in the pictures the bike is not a garage queen. I have a love/hate relationship with gravity, she tends to win, and the bike has accumulated some scratches as a result of that affair. I have upgraded almost every single component on the bike. I will be giving you a honest description of all the upgraded bits. I know this bike will not be for everyone, but I am sure that there are like-minded individuals out there that would appreciate the spec and spirit behind it. Frame: 2017 Enduro Elite carbon, swat sock included. Added the swat multi tool to the bottle cage. I managed to drop the bike right next to the stand and scratched the paint on the top tube (pictured), LBS looked at it and told me not to worry about it so that is what I did. Fork: 2018 Fox Factory 36 RC2 damper. Managed to make a small scratch in the stanchion (pictured) last summer during a shuttle ride. My LBS looked at it and told me not to worry about so that is what I did. Shock: 2019 Ohlins TTX22 with a 550lbs Spring. I installed the updated 2018 link to make the bike moah slack and moah low. Brakes: TRP G-Spec DH brakes paired to 203mm rotors front and rear. Properly scratched to show that you don’t need that much braking power. Bars/stem: 31.8 Renthal Fatbar Carbon 780mm wide 30 mm rise, matched to the original 50mm Spesh stem. The bars have scratches on them to prove that you did not scratch your brakes in isolation Drivetrain: GX eagle shifter, derailleur and cassette installed last summer before my week trip. Very little use. 32 tooth absolute back oval. Original 170mm crankset. Dropper: Crank brothers Highline 160mm. It has not given me a single problem, ever. Original Spesh Saddle. Wheels: Spesh Roval 29mm internal 24 spokes front, and E13 TRS+ Trail 29, 30mm internal rear. The rear has a small ding, but same old story, holds air and LBS said not to worry. Tires: 2.5 WT Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C Max Terra front paired to 2.5 Maxxis Minion DHF DH casing 3C Max Grip. The front has plenty of life in it, the rear is 50-60% done. The Stans is dry after a year in a bike bag. The buyer will cover the paypal fees. It will probably take me a minute to find a bike box in Manhattan that can fit an XL 29er, so I am willing to split the cost of shipping, since there is chance that I will not be able to ship it right away. This is an honest description of the bike. Feel free to ask questions or ask for pics, but please do not waste my time, and I will not waste yours. I have heard enough horror stories regarding bike sales, so the bike is sold as is, no returns and no BS.
psicoizaguirre dan-roberts's article
Jun 5, 2020 at 16:23Jun 5, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: What's Your Favorite MTB Suspension Design?
@kittenjuice: thanks for repeating the same joke 25 times!. I finally got it.
psicoizaguirre mikekazimer's article
May 29, 2020 at 16:44May 29, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: What's the Farthest You've Ever Ridden in 24 Hours?
I did 345 miles and 17.000ft of elevation (gravel miles though). Lost track of the calories since I wasn’t tracking my steps, but as far as KOM’s go, I got a couple before they stopped being free. Hopefully my AXS data syncs well with the shockwiz I have on my fox live valve. God save the queen, metric and 29 inch wheels. Pinkbike is pay for play so just go ride your bike. Where is WAKI?
psicoizaguirre jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 28, 2020 at 19:23Apr 28, 2020
Greg Minnaar vs Luca Shaw vs Loris Vergier: 3 Santa Cruz V10s Head to Head
@OpeSorryAbootThat: I’m about 200lbs and tend to set my forks way below recommended fox pressures. Since it was my first experience with a fox40, I started with the recommended settings and I found it to be rather stiff, I was getting mad arm pump. I kept lowering and lowering the pressures and playing with spacers to a point in which I thought that either the forks were defective or I was going nuts. I even plugged a shockwiz to make sure it was not me. I have settled at around 65psi, which is ridiculously low for my weight. I’m a mediocre wannabe dentist guy, so no mad sends or KOM’s but I can hold my own. I can’t even imagine how 115 psi feels like, given that I started at around 80-85 psi. Pro riders.... absolute mind blowing animals is the logical takeaway I guess.
psicoizaguirre mikelevy's article
Apr 27, 2020 at 20:12Apr 27, 2020
Review: Deviate Highlander - There Can Only Be One
Everything about this company sounds excellent to me. From their attitude and responses to the review/comments you can tell that you are dealing with good folk. My bike purchases are 50% rational and 50% emotional, I can see myself buying one as my next bike. Congrats on a great concept and delivery @deviatecycles, always cool to see passionate people making the bikes they would like to ride.
psicoizaguirre mikelevy's article
Apr 23, 2020 at 19:11Apr 23, 2020
First Look: Taking e*thirteen's New Vario Dropper Post Apart
I bought their previous post thinking that a mechanical post would spare me from the headaches of other posts and it turned out to be a disaster. I think it worked for about a week. Then I would not fully extend, stay in each position....etc. They sent me an “updated” spring and still would not work, a new remote and same thing. They even sent me a brand new post and it still worked like shit, so I gave up on it and bought a different brand. The customer service was top notch though. They were super responsive and willing to ship replacement parts no questions asked. Sadly the overall experience was beyond frustrating. I wish them luck with this new product, but I sure as hell will not be buying it.
psicoizaguirre mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 7:16Apr 20, 2020
Review: RAAW Madonna V2 - Ready for the Apocalypse
Amazing to see all these aluminum bikes with modern geometry entering the market. I’d love to see a geometron G1 review though!. Or even better, an aluminum long travel shootout, RAW vs G1 vs Privateer 161 vs Evolink 158/Stamina 180..... that would be quite interesting to read.
psicoizaguirre pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 28, 2019 at 18:16Nov 28, 2019
The Privateer: Racing Under Pressure & What's Next - Season Finale Part 2
Adam you got some crucial stuff out of the way, the “what if”. You gave you all, and at the end thats is all that matters. It sucks that you didn’t get the results you wanted, but man you can give me all the gear and support in the world and I’d still never be half the rider you are. Enjoy your gift man, you have ridden with the best of the best and never looked out of place. Hope you create your own YouTube channel. I’d certainly follow your post privateer series content if you do. Cheers! ????????