shami

Ride for fun or don't ride at all

Block user

Recent

shami PEARLiZUMi's article
Oct 2, 2021 at 11:38
Oct 2, 2021
Video: Shredding the Endless Trails in Bellingham
that one is definitely not Bellingham.
shami mattbeer's article
Sep 27, 2021 at 7:45
Sep 27, 2021
Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork
@bansaiman: Sorry, accidently neg propped you. That would be a sweet set up. There are couple of benefits of the hybrid you would miss out on; One, having fairly equal spring pressure on both sides of the fork, because the Avy coil is in the open bath damper side you have fairly balanced spring pressure on both sides, this reduces some stiction. Not sure how much compared to getting rid of a couple air seals. I do know that when my kids were smaller setting up their air forks with low pressure they felt much smoother so I think that lower air pressure does have a positive impact. The other is weight, because it uses a lighter coil there is a bit less added weight than full coil, this is probably a pretty marginal benefit but anything helps.
shami edspratt's article
Sep 26, 2021 at 10:10
Sep 26, 2021
Video: Brage Vestavik's Extended Cut of his Wild X Games RealMTB Edit
I bet Gee would tell you it was worth it. Bender also probably has no regrets either. Look at Brook MacDonald, back racing word cups again. Mountain biking has risks and those risks are part of what makes it exciting for a lot of people. Perhaps you should take up golf or something if MTB is too rough for you.
shami edspratt's article
Sep 26, 2021 at 9:44
Sep 26, 2021
Video: Brage Vestavik's Extended Cut of his Wild X Games RealMTB Edit
My favorite video from X games, now even favoriter. You could see it was gnarly to make this video in the original edit, this one really shows it at another level.
shami mattbeer's article
Sep 24, 2021 at 11:54
Sep 24, 2021
Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork
@makripper: yes, lyric with avy cart with the coil and HSB valve. I end up only running about 30 psi in my air spring but it's pretty much set and forget as far as tuning since most of the damper tune is custom set up for rider by Avy.
shami mattbeer's article
Sep 24, 2021 at 11:26
Sep 24, 2021
Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork
@makripper: Right on, for what it's worth I never realized I had had much dive until I rode my current setup. I definitely felt it more on some air forks but when I got on the hybrid setup it was kind of an epiphany.
shami mattbeer's article
Sep 24, 2021 at 11:00
Sep 24, 2021
Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork
@makripper: I've never ran ohlins stuff but my experience riding Avalanche carts in straight coil forks vs. hybrid air setups is the hybrid is crazy supportive and you can make it as progressive as you want. The straight coil is rad on small bumps and has good mid stroke support but the hybrid takes it up a notch. The two areas I noticed it the most are run outs of steep tech sections with g-outs or tight berms, the fork stays higher in it's travel and is super composed and predictable. The other is on jumps, incredibly poppy and less dive compared to either an air or coil fork, but still supple on the chattery stuff. I'm not sure how the EXT compares to an Avy set up but that's my 2 cents worth on the coil/air combo. I would like to try an Ohlins fork sometime though, they sound really good.
shami mattbeer's article
Sep 24, 2021 at 9:34
Sep 24, 2021
Review: 12 Months With the EXT Era Fork
Curious why you chose Smashpot over Avalanche's hybrid coil setup. I've ran full coil with avy cartridge and have a lyrik with the hybrid set up now and really liked both but they do ride a little different.
shami seb-stott's article
Sep 23, 2021 at 5:44
Sep 23, 2021
First Look: Transition Launch Alloy Scout and Sentinel
@foggnm: I stand corrected, thought I remembered it being performance elite. I wasn't insinuating the current one is not a good value, I think it is by todays standards, just that they did have an aluminum bike with decent spec.
shami mmatthews's article
Sep 21, 2021 at 14:37
Sep 21, 2021
Video: Trail Builder vs Trail Poacher
@heckler73: Ha, I was going to say, where's the part where the poacher leaves his strava on to attract fellow poachers.
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2021. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv42 0.015088
Mobile Version of Website