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ryan83 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 13:21
Oct 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: What If....?
There is Hope for us all.
ryan83 paulaston's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 9:28
Oct 11, 2017
Raaw Madonna - Press Release and Interview
Why would you buy a Taiwan-made, alloy frame for $3k when you can buy a 'Merican made Guerrilla Gravity Smash for $2k? Complete bikes are about $5k for a legit build.
ryan83 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 13:57
Oct 6, 2017
WTB Scraper i40 Rims - Review
Agreed. After spending time on plus, I'm still trying to figure out how it's advantageous to run a such a heavy tire where the only advantage stems from running pressures so low that higher speeds are wobbly and unruly. To each their own though. I suppose if you are in an area without rocks they would work. I struggle to keep my 35mm external rims dent free with 2.5 tires.
ryan83 mikekazimer's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 8:54
Sep 20, 2017
ryan83 AJBarlas's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 10:29
Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
I weigh 190lbs and ride big descents on my Guide RSC's and they are amazing. Most braking issues (outside of warranty issues) are due to improper bleeding.
ryan83 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 9:47
Sep 7, 2017
SRAM X-Sync 2 Oval Chainrings - Review
Says he's not going to fan the flames then states: "Heart rates are lower and the legs tend to roll through the crank-circle in situations where they would most often stall powering a round ring." I wonder how much SRAM contributes to Pinkbike's bottom line? All good though, we all have to make money somehow.
ryan83 mikelevy's article
Sep 6, 2017 at 10:37
Sep 6, 2017
12-Speed XTR, Devinci’s Return to DH, and a Santa Cruz eMTB? - Rumors from Eurobike 2017
The fact that a well cared-for high-end (X01/XX1) Sram cassette will outlast several cheaper versions makes the high price worth it. I have over 250 rides averaging 1.5 hours and 1600 feet of climbing per ride on mine. I measure chain stretch, keep a clean chain and change the chain 2 times a year. I did replace my bail-out gear recently with a wolf-tooth but the rest of cassette is shifting very well. Expensive..yes..but in this RARE case the higher cost component actually lasts longer. In fact, my cassette and rear derailleur are the only stock parts left on my 2015 Enduro...
ryan83 paulaston's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 8:48
Aug 30, 2017
Enve M-Series and Protective Rim Strip Technology - First Ride
@RichPune: So far so good. I only have 5 rides on it and it replaced an XM481. They are a bit expensive compared to the ex471, which is 5mm more narrow. In addition to the flat mentioned above, they've taken some good hits on the side and have yet to be phased. I'm happy with my purchase.
ryan83 paulaston's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 6:08
Aug 30, 2017
Enve M-Series and Protective Rim Strip Technology - First Ride
YUP! Procore, Huck Norris, etc. still have a place for alloy though. I just started running Huck Norris in my rear wheel (DT EX 511). I tore my rear tire bum-rushing down a rocky section last week resulting in my newly laced rim smashing on the rocks. Huck Norris saved the rim from certain disaster. Best $70 I've spent on my mtb.
ryan83 mikekazimer's article
Aug 25, 2017 at 9:18
Aug 25, 2017
Maxxis Griffin Tire - Review
@adrennan: Do you run the Griffin in the front range? I also burn through tires and am searching for something that can last more than 10 rides. I'm not exaggerating, I literally get about 10 rides out of a rear tire before a sharp rock gets me or the tread just falls apart. I've run WTB's, Specialized Grid, Maxxis EXO's, and now running an Aggressor in a DD (only 1 ride on it so far).
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