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Oct 14, 2020 at 12:34
Oct 14, 2020
singleandluvinit mikekazimer's article
Oct 13, 2020 at 11:41
Oct 13, 2020
Specialized Announces New Tire Compounds & Casings
Eliminator looks like a good competitor to the Dissector, will be waiting to see how durable it is. The Dissector performs well but the durability is a joke, 3 months of riding and the side knobs are barely holding on.
singleandluvinit nkrohan's article
Sep 15, 2020 at 16:39
Sep 15, 2020
11 of the Best New Flat Pedal Shoes Ridden & Rated
The stiffness rating is helpful but why not include a grip rating? Grip is by far the most important factor (if not the ONLY factor) to a lot of people and "really grippy" doesnt mean the same thing from person to person. I bought some non-stealth "really grippy" shoes before and my shins paid for it. The whole field test is wasted on me because I dont know how the grip compares.
singleandluvinit dan-roberts's article
Sep 8, 2020 at 10:23
Sep 8, 2020
Diamondback Sync'r 29 and Release 29 - Across the Pond Beaver
Diamondback seems like the kind of company that creates artificially high MSRP's so they can sell things at a big "discount" the whole year.
singleandluvinit dan-roberts's article
Jul 7, 2020 at 11:06
Jul 7, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 1501 & 1700 Spline Wheelsets
@hatter: When has a warranty rep ever admitted that the crack that formed after an impact was due to defective carbon layup and not because you rode it wrong? Warranties for defects arent warranties at all, a defect in a wheel is impossible to prove.
singleandluvinit dan-roberts's article
Jul 7, 2020 at 9:10
Jul 7, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 1501 & 1700 Spline Wheelsets
Unacceptable warranty at that price. Plenty of options out there that offer no-charge crash replacement, which for me is the only reason that makes carbon worth the extra cost. Get with the times DT.
singleandluvinit mikekazimer's article
Jun 26, 2020 at 14:59
Jun 26, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: Are Your Local Trails Challenging Enough?
Front range as a whole has practically no directional trails and despite there being plenty of big rock formations to use as rolls or drops the trail builders do everything they can to go around them, its really frustrating. Lots of areas that they could incorporate into the existing trail systems to create awesome little slick rock areas like in Fruita/Sedona/Moab, but they just dont.
singleandluvinit danielsapp's article
Jun 16, 2020 at 13:43
Jun 16, 2020
Review: Ride Concepts Vice Flat Pedal Shoe are "Different Grippy"
Theyre competing more with Vans than Five Ten, good for urban riding but they would be a total nightmare as a mountain bike shoe. Imagine trying to hike through gravel and mud in those, yikes. If I was riding BMX I would probably be looking at these over Vans or clunky Freeriders.
singleandluvinit mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2020 at 9:01
May 5, 2020
Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes
After years on Shimano I still find myself pumping the lever before every descent to make sure the bite point is ready, and I cant get rid of the nagging feeling that I need to burp the lever. Current bike has SRAM and its weird having brakes that are the same on every ride.
singleandluvinit mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 9:10
Apr 20, 2020
Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It?
I bought a year old used Trek, the seatstay broke, replacement from the Trek dealer was around $350. If I bought the bike new it would have been around $3000 more, so even without a warranty I still saved $2650. So while not having a warranty is a risk you have to look at how much it would cost if the frame had a failure, make sure you are saving enough money that you can replace the frame and at least come out even if you bought new. Dont do something stupid and buy a 2nd hand bike for 5% off MSRP because it has "only been ridden around the neighborhood" Another benefit with used is that when you sell the bike it doesnt depreciate very fast (you could even make a profit depending on the deal you got and how soon you sell it). After 3 years I sold the Trek for around 25% less than what I paid for it.
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