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ryan83 mikelevy's article
Mar 24, 2017 at 8:45
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Quai's Stepped Carbon Rims - Taipei Cycle Show
@radrider: If I still rode XC or road I'd be in your camp. In fact, I'll likely build a pair of carbon hoops just for fun one day. That said, our rocky trails and my fat a$# absolutely eat rims (I'm 190 lbs). In under 12 months my front and rear DT Swiss XM 481's have many chips, dings, and while they are true, will likely only last through this season. I had a flat occur on during a rock garden and slammed my rear alloy rim so hard it bottomed out my suspension. I pounded the rim back into place and still riding it. I'm afraid that would have been more ugly with carbon? Perhaps with something like Huck Norris I'd be safer?
ryan83 mikelevy's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 10:11
Mar 23, 2017
Quai's Stepped Carbon Rims - Taipei Cycle Show
@leftCoastBurn: Exactly. Many of the top DH and Enduro pros run alloy when they need something that can finish the race run (especially on really rough trails). The performance gains of carbon rims remain minimal, if at all, relative to the risk of carbon explosion. The latter is much less likely to occur for the average rider. That said, if you like the way they feel get after it.
ryan83 pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 2, 2017 at 9:56
Mar 2, 2017
Canyon Launches Range of Children's Bikes
Congrats! Also, Canyon is coming to the US...
ryan83 mikekazimer's article
Mar 2, 2017 at 7:09
Mar 2, 2017
RockShox Announce New Super Deluxe Coil
Coil shocks, when you have reached enduro level 11...
ryan83 BellBikeHelmets's article
Feb 28, 2017 at 16:35
Feb 28, 2017
Bell Expands 2017 Joy Ride Women’s Mountain Bike Program
Agreed! That said, Battlefield 1 is awesome...
ryan83 paulaston's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 15:04
Feb 24, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Even Off-Season, Bro?
I love it! A conversation between 2 Canadians regarding biking offseason quickly results in a friendly exchange about hockey. Go Blues!!!
ryan83 AJBarlas's article
Feb 19, 2017 at 12:28
Feb 19, 2017
Randoms - Frostbike 2017
Probably people who live in Florida.
ryan83 ollyforster's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 13:32
Feb 15, 2017
YT Jeffsy 27 - First Ride
SOLUTION: don't buy the bike if you don't like it. It's not that great of a deal if you consider that most good shops will discount a similar specc'd bike to be just as cheap.
ryan83 cameronmackenzie's article
Feb 13, 2017 at 5:38
Feb 13, 2017
33 Bikes of the 2W Gravity Enduro - Rotorua
In America we dispose of everything...you know for freedom.
ryan83 mikelevy's article
Feb 11, 2017 at 7:36
Feb 11, 2017
Cane Creek DBcoil [IL] Shock - Review
@SoDiezl350: For what it's worth Cane Creek seem like a bunch of very nice people so you should just send them an email. I took their upgrade to the DB Air CS from the DB Inline and the differences were very noticeable. Besides it not shi$%ing itself 3 months on, it has a more linear feeling and does better on DH tracks. They also just came out with a fancy new valve for it that allows you to tune the "climb" switch. This allows you to have 2 tunable modes. I ran the shock for over 200 hours and finally had it rebuilt just because I felt it was time...My recommendation with suspension stuff is to go with what has been proven and let others be the guinea pig.
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