rfeagan dariodigiulio's article
Aug 28, 2023 at 17:43Aug 28, 2023
WTB Develops New 750d Wheel Size
I understand the durability of brass, but why not color coordinate when you're going to be relacing to a new wheel size every few years?
rfeagan alicialeggett's article
Jun 7, 2023 at 7:55Jun 7, 2023
Review: My First Year with the 5-Bike 1Up Recon Rack
Do brake levers interfere with the top tube of an adjacent bike? I had this problem on my NSR 6 constantly (over a decade of hard use and 15000+ miles). I often shuttled friends and carried a variety of bikes. I was always either moving brake levers around and/or scratching adjacent top tubes.
Added 8 photos to Buysell
Mar 19, 2023 at 10:39Mar 19, 2023
Mar 19, 2023 at 10:35Mar 19, 2023
35mm stem length, cut to 780mm wide, 37.5mm rise. Ridden for a couple months and realized I need the longer stem version. Light scuff marks from installation of grips and controls.
rfeagan mattbeer's article
Feb 10, 2023 at 5:10Feb 10, 2023
11 Innovative Products That Inspired Other Brands To Follow
Sram's 10-42t cassette was 11 speed, not 12-- typo above.
rfeagan alicialeggett's article
Apr 22, 2022 at 5:06Apr 22, 2022
Value Field Test: Salsa Timberjack XT 29 - The Jack of All Trades
I'm not surprised at the Timberjack's field test results for the climbing portion of the test... it comes spec'ed with burly wheels, 2.6" tires and a Minion DHF on the front. Tires (and wheels) can make a big difference in how a bike feels. My timberjack (singlespeed) is probably the 14th mountain bike I've owned in 20 years of XC and enduro racing & trail riding... and with a pair of 2.35 ikons and carbon rims it climbs great!
rfeagan seb-stott's article
Apr 15, 2022 at 13:04Apr 15, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Run a Bash Guard?
The rise & popularity of machine built flow trail has made bash guards irrelevant, sadly.
rfeagan edspratt's article
Mar 24, 2021 at 12:05Mar 24, 2021
Nerding Out: The Most Successful Enduro Bikes
This may be more about sponsorship budgets and frequency/presence of bikes at races. It is not at all indicative of which bike is "best" for enduro racing.
rfeagan pattonjosh's article
Oct 17, 2018 at 18:57Oct 17, 2018
Video: Full Send on an XC Bike
Kudos Jason. Fact is that most mtb consumers probably buy far too much bike/too much travel for what they're going to do. Also, I hear far too many people say "an xc bike can't do that" and or "a dropper post is required to ride this" and its mostly bs. Good riders can make XC bikes do a lot of things. But I gotta disagree about fork travel vs post travel: I have a procaliber with rigid fork and a dropper, and routinely hit drops and jumps on it. IT IS A BLAST! When you have ZERO suspension, you need to use your legs hips MORE to serve as suspension... and that's what a dropper enables me to do.
rfeagan gkabush's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 13:53Oct 12, 2018
Geoff Kabush's Race Diary from Bentonville Off-Road
Cheers to Geoff! In a niche sport that is increasingly defined by more segmented niches, I appreciate a dude who trains to maintain a high w/kg cardio output for hours on end AND knows how to throw down at an enduro, all the while not taking it all too seriously and having a good time. This is what mountain biking means to me, and inspires me. Bike handling, shredding gnar, and fitness for miles & smiles. Also aerobars on gravel bikes in mass start races is super dumb 100%.