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rjhayter mikelevy's article
Apr 24, 2020 at 3:06
Apr 24, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 4 - Why is Every Bike a Trail Bike? (and Kazimer's Anime Body Pillow)
Ok, here's a thing to discuss on the next podcast: bike sizing. I've been riding since '89 and back then you bought a bike based on seat tube measurement. So just like a road bikes, only in inches not centimetres because, America. All good. So since then, I've bought maybe nine mountain bikes from different brands, all in the kind of 18" or 'M'. Then last summer I wanted to upgrade my 2015 Yeti SB5C and demo'd an Evil Offering and a Yeti SB130 – both in size large. I was concerned that they'd be like barges as they're both around 480mm reach – 65mm longer than the SB5C. But they were a revelation! I felt more confident and I was definitely moving faster on both bikes. I bought the Yeti and am totally sold on the new LLS geo, to the extent that I think I may have been riding bikes that have been too small for 30 years. I'm still a relatively slow, sh*tty rider, with few skills – but I'm having fun... Then this year I've started seeing a backlash against 'sizing up'. Now, I briefly tried a size medium Yeti and it felt cramped in comparison. And I also demo'd a medium Offering and while it was a fine bike, it didn't make me feel as indestructible on descents as the Large. And what's more, I'm beating my climbing PRs on my regular trails on this new bike, even though it weighs 3lbs more than my last one. So, who is "right"? Is there a "right"? Or should we all just shut the f*ck up and enjoy the bikes we've got? Thanks.
rjhayter danielsapp's article
Feb 13, 2020 at 8:14
Feb 13, 2020
First Ride: Transition's New Scout Carbon
That looks goooooooooood. And pretty reasonable value for money in the US. Looks like they've shaved a couple of lbs off the builds, too.
rjhayter mikelevy's article
Feb 11, 2020 at 1:44
Feb 11, 2020
First Look: Santa Cruz's First eMTB, the 2020 Heckler
I'm sure it'll ride really well. But I would have expected something more innovative from Santa Cruz. Feels a bit vanilla for them.
rjhayter mikekazimer's article
Feb 4, 2020 at 0:37
Feb 4, 2020
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Weighs Only 38 Pounds
“Earning” not “eating” ????????‍♂️
rjhayter mikekazimer's article
Feb 4, 2020 at 0:35
Feb 4, 2020
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Weighs Only 38 Pounds
I can see a big market for this. Old guys (like me) who don’t want to feel they’ve totally given up eating their descents. They have to be considerably richer than me though. When full fat emtbs reach this weight, I’ll start saving.
rjhayter jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 23, 2020 at 8:30
Jan 23, 2020
Yeti Re-Signs Jared Graves as an Ambassador
Hell yeah! Grubby's back!!
rjhayter mikelevy's article
Dec 16, 2019 at 13:03
Dec 16, 2019
2019 Pinkbike Awards: Component of the Year Nominees
Yes, they're great value. But I had nothing but problems with my V2. Unfortunately had to swap it for another brand.
rjhayter nkrohan's article
Dec 3, 2019 at 7:18
Dec 3, 2019
rjhayter pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 28, 2019 at 8:15
Nov 28, 2019
The Privateer: Racing Under Pressure & What's Next - Season Finale Part 2
Adam, if you're reading this comments section (which you probably shouldn't) three things: (1) Thanks to you and Pinkbike for a very revealing series (2) I was rooting for you this year and I'm disappointed you didn't do better – disappointed *for* you, not *with* you (3) If had 25% of your steez and speed, I'd be a really happy rider. F*ck the haters and keep two wheels on the trail, fella! (Oh, that's 4 things. Never mind.)
rjhayter brianpark's article
Jul 31, 2019 at 6:28
Jul 31, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Who is the Most Stylish Mountain Biker of All Time?
Vanderham is superb. You could add Jeff Kendall Weed to the list, too. But Semenuk just has something... special. Not only the creative flair and technical ability... I've need seen anyone land a jump so *smoothly*. His head barely dips. Just so graceful.
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