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rbsnyder333 edspratt's article
Jan 22, 2024 at 8:44
Jan 22, 2024
Round Up: 13 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
@wako29: I deluded myself into thinking that 17 years in the industry would leave me with good options and solid financial stability. Think again. I’m ecstatic to have moved on, but I’ll remember all of those years fondly nonetheless.
rbsnyder333 RiDE-CREATIVES's article
Jan 15, 2024 at 11:22
Jan 15, 2024
RiDE Creatives Shows Off Unique Gearbox DH Bike Concept
lol I also noticed that before anything else about the bike or the design haha
rbsnyder333 officialcrankworx's article
Dec 3, 2023 at 12:04
Dec 3, 2023
Crankworx Adds Women's Category to the FMBA Slopestyle World Championship on the 2024 World Tour
@pinkbert: I’ll accept that him using that word isn’t great or very careful. But that’s as much criticism as he’ll get from me for it. To me it was descriptive more than it was a pejorative (even if maybe a little of both). I think your “anti-trans” radar is set too high, and that doesn’t couple well with how comfortable you seem throwing around insults and mean-spirited sarcasm. If someone’s poor choice of words makes them an effing transphobic bigot, I don’t know how to help you. If someone’s mild criticism makes them unworthy of speaking to you, I don’t know how to help you. This is clearly an important topic with serious implications for all sorts of people. If we truly care about it, it’s incumbent upon us to speak openly (and carefully) about it.
rbsnyder333 officialcrankworx's article
Dec 1, 2023 at 9:42
Dec 1, 2023
Crankworx Adds Women's Category to the FMBA Slopestyle World Championship on the 2024 World Tour
@pinkbert: I said nothing about the content and substance of your or Jordon’s message. I may be “tone policing” by suggesting you not call people effing bigots, I’ll accept that. But you’re taking people’s particular choice of words and ascribing intent that very well might not even be there. It just speaks to how insanely difficult it is to communicate complex ideas on contentious topics over text without tone or ample elaboration. Just my two cents.
rbsnyder333 officialcrankworx's article
Dec 1, 2023 at 4:31
Dec 1, 2023
Crankworx Adds Women's Category to the FMBA Slopestyle World Championship on the 2024 World Tour
@pinkbert: your responses to Joe and Jordon are emblematic of exactly the kind of extreme argumentation some of us are trying to call out for being entirely unproductive. Your stance should and needs to be valued and heard, but resorting to name-calling and mind-reading isn’t helping you or anyone else. I would bet you’re actually driving people away from your message, not toward it.
rbsnyder333 officialcrankworx's article
Nov 30, 2023 at 15:46
Nov 30, 2023
Crankworx Adds Women's Category to the FMBA Slopestyle World Championship on the 2024 World Tour
@joecrosby: I think I see your point. People argue and combat over hot topics all the time, but it’s (seemingly) more and more of a rarity to see people actually discussing those topics in good faith. This short PB thread is hardly 15 comments long and it has already devolved into some name-calling and even assuming the worst possible interpretation on people’s arguments.
rbsnyder333 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 28, 2023 at 19:28
Nov 28, 2023
Video: Tech Tuesday - Brake Alignment & Maximizing Performance
@Jshemuel: I second this. I went from cleaning and lubing in the past, to only cleaning (on various brands of brakes) and have been extremely pleased with the results. Better piston retraction, less gunk accumulation (which in turn means less cleaning the next time), and fewer caliper adjustments b/c the pistons move better.
rbsnyder333 dariodigiulio's article
Nov 25, 2023 at 14:38
Nov 25, 2023
A Sneak Peek at Galfer's Prototype Hydraulic Brakes
@onawalk: haha those brakes sure can be a chore to deal with haha. I sometimes even mess with myself to try to get over my constant tinkering. I’ll turn a knob back and forth a few clicks enough times that I lose count of where I started… and then when I ride I manage to have a hard time feeling a difference. Just goes to prove that equipment and settings is hardly the full picture. Sounds like a pretty sweet area. It’s on my list. Made it up to Sun Peaks for the first time this year. Closing weekend was a hoot. Keen to ride singletrack in that part of BC. Come ride Bellingham sometime too — surprisingly wide variety between the trails on the mainland and the islands.
rbsnyder333 dariodigiulio's article
Nov 24, 2023 at 13:16
Nov 24, 2023
A Sneak Peek at Galfer's Prototype Hydraulic Brakes
@onawalk: thanks for the reply, thoughts, and clarity. Totally agree that nobody owes anyone else an explanation for why they prefer X, Y or Z. It sure can be fun to talk about though, especially if there’s some fun banter that (hopefully) doesn’t devolve into a total dumpster fire. My final thought on bike setup… I’ve always said that my favorite parts on a bike are those that feel invisible. Those that work so well and so seamlessly that I can kinda forget they’re there. Those that are trustworthy or durable enough that I can ride without the nagging feeling that something might fail. Or just those that I’m so accustomed to that, even if imperfect in some sense, give me peace of mind. My guess is that, even if not superstitious or paranoid, most riders have a much better time on their bike and can ride harder when they can let the bike do its thing without any worries. 100% agree, GX would be WAY cooler if that thumb lever were adjustable. Sram could make that happen in an inexpensive way if they really wanted to. I do make it up over the border a few times a year, would be fun to ride and figure out once and for all who’s totally wrong and who’s totally right! p.s. my best riding buddy and I spend about 75% of our riding time together absolutely shitting on the other’s setup and component choices — idk why I get such a kick out of it.
rbsnyder333 dariodigiulio's article
Nov 23, 2023 at 10:26
Nov 23, 2023
A Sneak Peek at Galfer's Prototype Hydraulic Brakes
@onawalk: haha that would be a decent feature for PB to have, might tone down some of the blowout arguments people get into Call it justification, call it reasoning, call it whatever. I just don’t get your idea that if I were to talk about my preferred spoke lacing pattern and spoke tension (just to use a non-cockpit example) in the middle of a dialogue about building wheels, it’s better for me to only say “I like 3-cross/2-cross lacing and 1150N”, rather than to engage with others on WHY I prefer those things. Just seemed a silly thing to seem to suggest considering how much you seem to wade into technical conversations on here and give your own two cents on why one thing is better than another. As for cockpit stuff? The “wild scenario” about my knees hitting my controls has happened several times in the past during race runs, so I decided that it mattered to me how I set things up. I’ve also crashed hard enough for a control to snap entirely off the bar—so I figured it’s better to have one single thing come off the bar rather than two (i.e. brake lever AND shifter all at once). I’m obviously an over-tinkerer and over-thinker about bike setup, and sometimes I like to try different positions for one control without affecting any of the others, especially while I’m out riding and having fun with settings. If I had MMX, I’d have to use a tool to achieve that. With separate clamps, I can use my hands since my torque is, again, always low enough that I can rotate things with a bit of force. I travel a lot and concern myself with compatibility or availability of parts overseas, and if I break something I’d rather have more ways of reattaching shit to my bar than fewer—speaking from experience here. I have so many random spare clamps at home that there’s no reason to spend extra $$ (as little as it may be) on mixed clamps that do nothing for me, aesthetically or otherwise. Lastly, I run Hayes brakes, and their Peacemaker clamp provides a pretty lame range of adjustment for shift/drop levers.
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