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ryan83 danielsapp's article
Aug 17, 2018 at 14:17
Aug 17, 2018
Tech Randoms: New Racks, Bars, Shades, & Shoes - Crankworx Whistler 2018
I’ve used my friend’s Northshore and the steel/welds far exceed anything I’ve seen from Yakima. However, with the sales channels and manufacturering expertise (cheaper prices) I imagine they will sell plenty to uninformed consumers.
ryan83 mattwragg's article
Aug 7, 2018 at 20:35
Aug 7, 2018
Staff Rides: Photographer Matt Wragg's Scott Spark
I don’t think anything I was saying was suggesting people shouldn’t buy whatever silly parts they want (I own a fat bike for shits sake). I’m just saying that you can get a great deal on drive-trains which achieve everything you need (ok, DESIRE) by not going with the latest eagle/etc. In fact, a smaller/older cassette may offer some advantages. Also, when you say nobody “needs” to ride mountain bikes, speak for yourself buddy! Ride on and happy trails...
ryan83 mattwragg's article
Aug 7, 2018 at 18:03
Aug 7, 2018
Staff Rides: Photographer Matt Wragg's Scott Spark
@dontcoast: yes, really. I ride a 32 front and 46 rear but on my other bike I have a 28 front and 42 rear. When time comes to replace the cassette, I’m not compelled to dish out the extra cash on an 50t setup to “increase my range”. Sure if the bike comes with it great. But if you are building new you can spec a great 11 speed setup for much less and drop the front chain ring size. There’s not much pedaling happening on my big descents, regardless of the skill level.
ryan83 mattwragg's article
Aug 7, 2018 at 12:14
Aug 7, 2018
Staff Rides: Photographer Matt Wragg's Scott Spark
Great point about the drivetrain. Nobody needs 500% range so switch to a smaller front chain ring and call it done.
ryan83 tris400d's article
Aug 3, 2018 at 17:03
Aug 3, 2018
10 Enduro Bikes - Ard Rock Festival 2018
Like it or not, in less than 5 years and 27.5 will be limited to niche gravity bikes.
Aug 1, 2018 at 20:29
Aug 1, 2018
Cane Creek Announces Trunnion-Mount Versions of DB Air CS & DB Coil CS Shocks
I don't understand the Cane Creek shade. The CCDB Air CS is an amazing shock and mine on my Enduro has been trouble-free after almost 2 years of hard riding, with no servicing (it's going back in the fall). I'd like one for my YT Capra as my Fox Float DPX2 is a complete turd.
Jul 31, 2018 at 18:32
Jul 31, 2018
ryan83 EnduroCup's article
Jul 30, 2018 at 9:49
Jul 30, 2018
ryan83 danielsapp's article
Jul 27, 2018 at 6:57
Jul 27, 2018
Review: Racer's Profile Knee D3O Pads
Same boat. Consider G-Forms. They don't have DH-level protection but fit different sizes very well. For rides that involve pedaling they are much better than nothing.
Jul 24, 2018 at 10:11
Jul 24, 2018
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