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Dec 14, 2018 at 6:36
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SRAM Guide Ultimate / RSC brake set

$280 USD
Brakes are in good condition, kept bled regularly. The rear has a relatively new metallic pad, the front is resin. I'll do a fresh bleed on both with new fluid prior to sending them out, although both were bled about 2 months ago. The levers are Guide Ultimates and less than 6 months old. They function great, no issues that I'm aware of. The calipers have about a year or so of use on them, they are from a Guide RSC set. They are the S4 caliper w/ the Bleeding Edge attachment, so the latest version of the caliper. They function the same as the Ultimate calipers except without a few lighter components (ti bolts, etc). They are in good condition, function smoothly, etc, but do have a few scuff marks on them. Brakes came off a 2018 Carbon Smuggler L, hoses are fairly long (it's a long reach/wheelbase bike). I can include good condition 180mm 6-bolt Centerlock rotors for $20/ea and I have one 200mm Centerlock rotor that is less than a few months old that I can include for $30.

shinook paulaston's article
Dec 12, 2018 at 12:34
Dec 12, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Product Innovation of the Year
@cycleco: IceDOT has been available for bike helmets since at least 2014. I can't argue it's not a great idea, but not 4 years after the fact.
shinook paulaston's article
Dec 12, 2018 at 10:06
Dec 12, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Product Innovation of the Year
@demoflight: I ride with my phone but nowhere I ride has cell signal. I'm also not sure why it's on the list considering it's based on 4 year old technology that Specialized acquired through another company. It's a great idea, but I'm not sure why or how it fits in as an innovation of the year given that it's not new technology by any means.
shinook danielsapp's article
Dec 11, 2018 at 8:16
Dec 11, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Component of the Year Nominees
Industry Nine is making them now, as well. Not sure about the others.
shinook mikelevy's article
Dec 3, 2018 at 12:35
Dec 3, 2018
Field Test: Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29
@brianpark: Can you guys and gals just do huck to flat recordings for 5 hours and see which bike breaks first?
Dec 1, 2018 at 13:49
Dec 1, 2018

REEB Dikyelous steel 29er w/ CC40 + Chris King BB

$1200 USD
I've had this bike for a little over a year and rode it SS as an alternate/backup bike, which meant it only saw about 500 miles or so total. These are sweet bikes and I hate to get rid of it, but finances don't permit me to keep two bikes right now. All REEB bikes are hand built in Colorado using US tubing and components. The bike has 142x12 spacing in the rear, Paragon sliding dropouts, split chainstay for belt drive, and threaded BB. The frames are treated by REEB for corrosion internally with a frameguard (should be good for another year or two). I ran this bike with a 130mm fork, but experimented with 120 and 140, all of the above felt great depending on terrain and setup. The bike has no dents, rust spots, gouges, or other structural issues. There are a few spots consistent with normal wear, mainly a bit of rubbing along the top tube and non-drive side along the headtube, but none are through the finish or significant. The bike also comes with a Chris King Threadfit 24 BB w/ the SRAM kit (I should have the components for Shimano, too; It is conversion kit 13). I've kept up with the BB well, greasing it with the CK grease injection tool, which I'll do again before sending the bike out. The headset is a Cane Creek 40. All of the above spin smooth, bearings are in good shape, and no defects that I'm aware of. I have other components for the bike that are not currently listed, including a rad I9 Trail 245 wheelset, KS Lev post, XX1 cranks, and a few other odds and ends. All are available, if interested. Buyer pays shipping + any paypal fees. I'm willing to consider some trades, primarily a Fox 36 GRIP2 140mm 29 44mm offset fork or carbon 29 wheels (boost, XD, 6 bolt), but will hear out others.

shinook pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 29, 2018 at 10:35
Nov 29, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Ripmo or Smuggler, Powerful Brakes & Tough Tires
I'm a little late to the party, but I have a 2018 Smuggler and I really like it, but the comments that the suspension components are underwhelming are true. Mine came with a 34, which was just a bad decision from the start. I have a reduced offset Ribbon on it now that is a big improvement, the 36 GRIP2 would be even better. I would avoid getting one with the 34, so any model from 2019 should have a proper fork on it. The DPS in the rear is blech and really lets the bike down. It's underdamped and bottoms harshly for me. I've run both the Topaz and a DBCoil IL, both were big improvements over the stock shock and made the bike feel a lot better. I'd suggest something like a Topaz, TriAir, DBAir/Coil IL, or DPX2 if you buy one. Personally, I feel like the coil has been best for me, but it isn't for everyone. I think one thing not mentioned is the tire clearance. The Smuggler has a much more limited tire clearance than the Ripmo, so if you plan on running anything above a 2.4 (or more likely a 2.3), then it won't fit. That said, I feel like the rest of the bike feels great enough to not be too bothered by it, although it'd be nice to have more clearance. Another review on NSMB that I read for the Ripmo said it had problems on chunky terrain at speed, so that's something to consider.
shinook danielsapp's article
Oct 31, 2018 at 5:46
Oct 31, 2018
Review: Industry 9 Trail 270 Wheels
@ReformedRoadie: Yes, it is. I've run several alloy wheelsets and none of them have the stiffness or weight of the Industry Nine wheels I've owned.
shinook mikelevy's article
Oct 31, 2018 at 5:42
Oct 31, 2018
4 Suspension Forks You've Probably Never Seen - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
They really do, my Auron was much better than any Pike or 34 I've ridden.
shinook mikelevy's article
Oct 25, 2018 at 8:40
Oct 25, 2018
First Look: Trust Performance's $2,700 Carbon Fiber Linkage Fork
How do they plan on handling different axle to crown lengths? If I were to drop this on my bike (140mm fork), it'd lower the front end by almost 20mm, something that is sure to have an impact on the geometry of the bike. If they really feel that having a 130mm fork that can take the place of longer forks the bike was designed for (unless I misunderstood that statement and it's going to be adjustable travel), then there is going to have to be some mechanism of raising the front for proper a2c on bikes with geometry that depends on it.
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