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ryan83 mikelevy's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 11:20
Dec 4, 2018
Field Test: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29
I agree that it’s their top tier but you should admit that price is a bit laughable considering you can almost buy a new KTM fuel injected 2 stroke for that price. The r+d that went into developing an actual change in performance is worth a cost like that, not just changing geometry, clown paint and selecting top shelf components. I'm also not so eager to thank Specialized (I’ve owned numerous and worked at a Specialized shop). I'm thinking of their sh^% Roval wheels, alloy bars on $6k bikes and a history of terrible “proprietary” shock partnerships (Ohlins and Cane Creek). If we're going to praise a company for offering value, the big S doesn't come to mind but Commencal, YT, Canyon, and other direct-order brands do.
ryan83 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 30, 2018 at 9:15
Nov 30, 2018
Video: Friday Fails #47
Too soon? No, never mind. Bring on the doping jokes!
ryan83 brianpark's article
Nov 30, 2018 at 6:17
Nov 30, 2018
Video: Introducing The 2018 Pinkbike Field Test
A list of advertisers is different than listing your sponsors by tier or contribution level. I'd bet a Maxxis Minion that the highest contributors to Pinkbike are bestowed with more reviews and page time than those who contribute less. Also, I hate to play into the "You all never talk about Evil" bandwagon but your point about sponsors proves that it's pay to play (Evil isn't a sponsor and Evil doesn't get page time). To that end, I know Pinkbike has to make money but let's not pretend that higher dollar sponsors don't have a leg-up.
Nov 30, 2018 at 6:10
Nov 30, 2018
ryan83 brianpark's article
Nov 28, 2018 at 11:00
Nov 28, 2018
Video: Introducing The 2018 Pinkbike Field Test
If you are curious as to who is contributing lots of money to Pinkbike advertising, this list should serve nicely as a reminder.
Nov 27, 2018 at 20:57
Nov 27, 2018

Fox 36 Performance Elite

$400 USD
This fork came on my Capra and I removed it after about 10 rides. It was having an air side piston issue (not getting full travel) so I sent it to Fox. They fixed it and in the process replaced the crown/stanchions. It is cut to 6 3/4” as they simply pressed the old steerer back onto it. It’s unridden since coming back from Fox. There are some cosmetic scratches on the lowers but the fork is functionally as good as new. If you are looking for a pretty badass fork for $400 bucks, this one will be hard to beat. It’s a 160mm 29er/650b plus with boost. If you happen to have a Float X2 or any coil shock in a 260x60 or 65 I’d be willing to trade. Thanks and let me know if you have questions.

ryan83 Cannondale's article
Nov 27, 2018 at 20:10
Nov 27, 2018
Cannondale Launches New F-Si Throwback Framesets
Don’t get me wrong, this frame and fork are hot. But when people talk about the demise of bike shops, remember it’s the brands like Cannondale who are alienating customers before they walk into the door with crazy prices.
ryan83 mikelevy's article
Nov 26, 2018 at 7:30
Nov 26, 2018
Interview: Richie Rude Comments on Failed Drug Test
I realize that they get their day to defend themselves but I’m not buying Richie and Jared’s responses. As a former roadie who watched all the Lycra greats fall, I felt like it was just a matter of time before the enduro athletes jumped on the doping train. These responses sound similar and why hire a top gun lawyer if you are innocent? I hope I’m wrong but history has a way of repeating itself, especially when top athletes are competing for mere seconds.
ryan83 OhlinsMTB's article
Nov 19, 2018 at 7:06
Nov 19, 2018
Ohlins Announces RXF36 Evo Fork
@cvoc: this can’t be upvoted enough. I was just with a friend in Moab who’d been off the bike for a while. Her Guides siezed while out on a ride. 2 thumbs down to Sram for the lack of proactive recall on those things.
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