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ryan83 mikekazimer's article
May 12, 2017 at 14:17
May 12, 2017
OWN FR-01 Flat Pedal Shoe – Review
@Callum-H: Good advice. I may try those. Almost every Specialized piece of gear I've owned has far exceeded my expectations...as much as I'd love to throw shade it's difficult to justify!
ryan83 vernonfelton's article
May 12, 2017 at 12:10
May 12, 2017
Brilliant or Bullshit? – Pinkbike Poll
How about non-roadie geometry? Changes to geometry, a dropper, bigger wheels, better suspension and 2.5" tires have changed the game significantly. And nobody cares about your fu$%ing Strava time but you.
ryan83 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 12, 2017 at 11:05
May 12, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Which DH Bike, Stem Length, Getting Into Slopestyle
I'm assuming this means he can run a smaller bike with identical reach than if he were to run a bigger bike with a shorter stem. All things being equal he'd have a shorter wheelbase.
ryan83 mikekazimer's article
May 11, 2017 at 10:20
May 11, 2017
OWN FR-01 Flat Pedal Shoe – Review
@dylandoe: same here. I have the impact VXi's, which cost $150+ depending on whether you can get them on sale. I'm on my second sole detachment. I just said screw it and put gorilla glue on it. I own the Adidas terrex with stealth soles and they are a close runner up. The rubber compound is a bit more firm so not as grippy. Also, for some reason they are hotter than my VXi's with no vents at all? Go figure. Surely someone will figure this thing out...
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Apr 30, 2017 at 7:54
Apr 30, 2017
Selling
Apr 30, 2017 at 7:52
Apr 30, 2017

160mm 27.5 Manitou Mattoc (basically new)

$350 USD
This just came back from Manitou for service where they replaced the upper crown assembly. I thought I had a creaky crown but it turned out to be a headset...Before this happened I had ridden it less than 10 times. It has an uncut steerer tube so no worries about sizing. The upper crown assembly means the stanchion tubes, crown and steerer are unused. They also replaced the wiper seals and did a full damper/oil service. It is a 160mm fork for a 27.5. This fork started life as a Manitou Expert but when I sent it in for service I had Manitou convert the fork to the Pro 2 axle. They also installed the IRT which gives it a fantastic amount of adjustability. At this point it's basically a brand-new Mattoc Pro 2. I also have the special tool required for servicing. You can't get a better fork for the money and this thing beats the Pike head-on and holds its own against the Fox 36 for a fraction of the price. I had been planning to build a new bike with it but decided to buy a dirt bike so funds are limited. This will be professionally packaged in the original box just like a purchase from the factory. https://www.manitoumtb.com/products/forks/mattoc-2-pro/

ryan83 mikekazimer's article
Apr 13, 2017 at 12:42
Apr 13, 2017
RockShox's New Pike - First Look
Purchase the MRP ramp control for your Pike. It uses a cassette tool plus you don't have to mess with plastic tokens to adjust how your fork performs.
ryan83 mikekazimer's article
Apr 7, 2017 at 9:49
Apr 7, 2017
Praxis C32 Carbon Wheels - Review
Better yet, get your spouse into mountain biking. It's worked like a charm for me. She's got her own group of riding buddies and now understands why MTB rides need a 60 minute beer drinking window.
Apr 5, 2017 at 10:25
Apr 5, 2017
ryan83 vernonfelton's article
Apr 4, 2017 at 8:15
Apr 4, 2017
Salsa Redpoint Carbon X01 - Review
To be fair, Santa Cruz has done the same thing with the Hightower. The $8k model has as an RT, the same as the $4k model. The Hightower is on my short list but it won't hit the dirt with that shock on it.
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