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rcwellie dariodigiulio's article
Dec 2, 2023 at 0:55
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Review: 2023 Transition Smuggler - The Little Ripper
Have had 2 ripcords, a scount, 2 sentinels, 2 spire and now a patrol across the family. Ripcords - awesome kids bikes - years ahead of everyone else (who have now caught up), v2 scout was bombproof and a fast, playful, toy. V1 sentinels were amazing - geometry was incredible coming off a yeti sb5.5 but ate bearings. Spire #1 - alignment issues and then the bb sleeve came away from the carbon. Spire #2 (warranty was amazing) - same thing happened - pretty unimpressed. Now on a replacement Patrol which is a great, fun bike and probably suits me better than the Spire. Pros - Transitions service is top drawer and the geo and feel of the bikes is superb. The company ethos and how they approach supporting trails, community, women riders etc is awesome. Cons - bascially what the review says is spot on. Much as it pains me to say it paint quality, bearing life, frame tolerances and QA - just isn't where it needs to be, espeically at this price point. I love the company and the bikes, but unless things change the Patrol might be the last of a long line....
rcwellie edspratt's article
Sep 29, 2023 at 11:31
Sep 29, 2023
Junior Results & Overall Standings from the Snowshoe DH World Cup 2023
EVL for the win! Another great result especially after a decent knock so recently!
rcwellie edspratt's article
Sep 28, 2023 at 13:46
Sep 28, 2023
Junior Qualifying Results from the Snowshoe DH World Cup 2023
that course looks gnarly as well - those rock gardens just look evil....
rcwellie mikekazimer's article
Sep 21, 2023 at 13:34
Sep 21, 2023
Review: TranzX EDP01 Wireless Electronic Dropper Post
Another plus of wireless is for travel. The ability to pull the whole post out quickly and easily and not have to worry about the cable disappearing inside the frame. Bonus is that if your bike and bag is pushing the weight limit, its easy enough to shove the post and saddle in your carry on. Price is still a bit of an issue - but non-wireless posts have been edging upwards so the gap is narrowing. I suspect at some point in the future, like drivetrains, there won't be cable options....
rcwellie mikekazimer's article
Sep 12, 2023 at 19:16
Sep 12, 2023
First Ride: Santa Cruz Heckler SL eMTB
@bicycleconnor: gold….
rcwellie edspratt's article
Aug 25, 2023 at 10:48
Aug 25, 2023
[UPDATED] Junior Results & Overall Standings from the Andorra DH World Cup 2023
What a run by Erice! Party laps in Wellie today!!!!
rcwellie pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 30, 2023 at 20:44
Jul 30, 2023
rcwellie edspratt's article
Jun 30, 2023 at 12:48
Jun 30, 2023
Replay: Junior Finals at the Val Di Sole DH World Cup 2023
Great to see a kiwi 1 2 and the respect and support for each other :-).
rcwellie nkrohan's article
Jun 13, 2023 at 12:20
Jun 13, 2023
Pinkbike Gear Guide: 9 Summer Riding Kits for Men
Mons Royale merino perfect for skiing, biking, tramping, and everything in between. Doesn’t get stinky and boxers are great alternative to chamois…
rcwellie edspratt's article
Jun 10, 2023 at 11:45
Jun 10, 2023
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