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richwolf RichardCunningham's article
Jan 8, 2019 at 20:06
Jan 8, 2019
RIP Dan Hanebrink: Inventor, Competitor & Mountain Bike Pioneer
I had one of the original Hannebrink ET monster bikes. Sure was a lot of fun Sold it to a friend who still has it. I remember him racing one at the Sagebrush Safari race that was just a mudfest. Glad I got to know him a little bit. Rest in peace Dan!
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Sep 30, 2018 at 15:13
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Sep 30, 2018 at 15:09
Sep 30, 2018

Trek Stache 5 upgraded

$1195 USD
PRICE DROP, PRICE FIRM! Up for sale is my 2016 17.5 inch Trek Stache with many upgrades. In my opinion this is the best year for this model for two reasons. The color is killer and it comes with a higher bottom bracket than the newer Staches so you get much better pedal clearance. Upgrades include 11 speed SLX shifter and rear derailleur along with a Shimano 11 speed 11-46 Cassette to give you a better gear range than the original. 2018 Manitou Mattox 120mm travel Comp fork which is buttery smooth, features lockout and I left plenty of steerer so the buyer can modify as they please. Ergon grips and a more comfortable WTB saddle were also added. New brake pads too. Brand new 3.0 Vittoria Bomboloni tires set up tubeless. I also have the original rigid fork that the bike came with and will part with it for an additional $150 should you want to run the bike rigid. I take paypal and will ship within the continental US only. I will use bike flights to ship and shipping will be additional. Why am I selling? I have a 15 inch Stache that fits me better. A friend sold this to me and I was going to set it up as my bikepacking rig but it is just a little big for me. The Stache is an awesome bike and I plan on keeping my smaller Stache for a long time as it is my favorite mountain bike ever. Thanks for looking. Let me know if you have any questions.

richwolf mikekazimer's article
Aug 24, 2018 at 10:04
Aug 24, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
It might beat the inconvenience of drag in the cables constantly making upshifts and or downshifts shaky at best! So no one here rides their bikes enough where they inevitably have shifting problems due to kinks, dirt and drag in their many feet long of cable and housings?
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richwolf RichardCunningham's article
Jun 22, 2015 at 9:34
Jun 22, 2015
Interbike Preview: Two Carbon Bikes from Ellsworth
Just bought an Epiphany for my wife and an Absolute Truth for myself. Half off at $2999 each with free shipping and no tax. XT build. My take, awesome bikes. Love the 27.5 wheel size and responsive handling. Definitely faster downhill and in the rough stuff vs. my Titanium 29er hardtail which I have over 20,000 miles on. Looks? I think they look awesome and we get lots of compliments on them, but hey we don't hang out at skate parks or chair lift operated bike spots! Would I pay $6000 each for them? No but then again I wouldn't pay that much for any bike. I am cross country oriented and I am more interested in a bike that has XC race type handling. The suspension gives a magic carpet ride and the bikes are so much fun. I thought about the new geo bikes but don't like slack head angles and super low bottom brackets. As it is I get pedal strikes on my Absolute Truth, where as on my wife's Epiphany she doesn't get them due to a higher BB. If I were more downhill oriented I would certainly look at test riding the new geo bikes but I think I would be unhappy with them. I think other bikes look wonky but hey that is just me. Suspension system works great so why change it just for change sake?
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