ryan83 mikekazimer's article
Jun 20, 2018 at 7:202 days
First Ride: Pivot's New Firebird 29
That top of the line Capra 29 and the next level down is sold out indefinitely in the US. I’m not quite sure about their strategy but unless you are willing to wait, there’s no point in discussing these bikes as viable options on the market.
ryan83 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 19, 2018 at 13:003 days
Video: 10 Pro DH Bike Checks From Crankworx Innsbruck
Yeah! Some people are trying surf pinkbike while they work, or talk to friends, or parent, or (fill in the blank below)
ryan83 danielsapp's article
Jun 15, 2018 at 15:08Jun 15, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Use Tire Inserts?
@Smallbright: That's somewhat of how Cushcore works, hence the difficulty to install. Riding was believing for me and Cushcore. After using Huck Norris (it saved my rims a couple times) I shelled out the seemingly outrageous price for Cushcore. In my opinion, it's the simply one of the best wheel/tire-related upgrades to my bike since tubeless. In addition to rim protection, it really keeps the tires planted in turns and allows you to safely run 2-5 psi less. It needs to be the right rider and terrain to justify it though. I'm an aggressive, 200lbs rider who chops through rock gardens like a fit kid through a ice cream cone. Before Cushcore I was denting rims running 33+ PSI. Our trails in Colorado can be very tough on bikes and wheels so the added weight penalty is worth it. If I rode on trails that were more smooth or actually cared how fast I climbed, I'd be singing a different tune. I'd like to also add that I cut my EXO tire open on a rock and rode on Cushcore down a series of rocky sections for about a mile. It didn't cause any damage to my rim (which is carbon) or the insert.
ryan83 lunatyk's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 12:49Jun 14, 2018
Bike Check: Yoann Barelli's Commencal Meta 29
I wonder how much heartburn brands like Commencal, YT, Canyon, are causing the old shop brands? Surely they are losing market share? In the past 2 years I’ve seen lots of these out on the trail and recently went to a direct bike.
Jun 9, 2018 at 19:38Jun 9, 2018
The One Tool That World Cup Mechanics Can't Live Without?
As someone who finds great pleasure in throwing tools around, I love 100% of this. (Insert joke)
ryan83 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 3, 2018 at 17:44Jun 3, 2018
Video: Fort William DH World Cup Highlights
Big wheels stay above roots/rocks better. Smaller wheels accelerate quicker and are more aerodynamic. The concern about 29ers not being able to change direction quickly is bunk if the geo is right. My theories anyways...
ryan83 rossbellphoto's article
May 31, 2018 at 17:34May 31, 2018
Tech Randoms - Fort William DH World Cup 2018
V10 chainstay pading resembles new stumpjumper concept.
May 24, 2018 at 15:29May 24, 2018
Opinion: Moving The Needle
@toast2266: I clearly don’t pedal up 45 degree inclines but hopefully you get the point. In places with a lot of climbing pointing the nose down on a bike with noticeable sag really helps. If you my ride mellow or flat trails then it’s a moot point.
May 24, 2018 at 14:11May 24, 2018
Opinion: Moving The Needle
Try this...look at the picture then rotate your computer screen 45 degrees counterclockwise...now does it make sense?