Late 40's masochist who misses crashing dirt bikes & snowmobiles so now I crash bicycles
skidrumr jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 22, 2021 at 15:002 days
Spotted: Prototype Full Suspension Bike Spied Near BMC Headquarters
@DirkMcClerkin: Cavity phone to allow inconspicuous sidling up to subject.. then uncomfortable reveal and pics look like crap. Literally.
Feb 20, 2021 at 18:44Feb 20, 2021
Review: Fox 40 vs RockShox Boxxer vs Ohlins DH38 - DH Bike Week
This! Boxxer CS chassis + Avy internals outperforms most high end forks at a fraction of the price.
Feb 19, 2021 at 11:58Feb 19, 2021
Review: 2021 Commencal Supreme DH 29/27 - DH Bike Week
Well, crap. I have a Supreme and been reading these reviews hoping to find out why I'm still slow.. Truly, though, with a well set up coil these bikes are butter over the gnar and landings off everything I'm willing to huck are just too easy to believe. You trade a bit of playfulness for stability and confidence but it eliminates any excuse for "not enough bike"
Feb 18, 2021 at 9:45Feb 18, 2021
Review: 2021 Specialized Demo Race - DH Bike Week
Gotta be frustrating to spend that kind of $$ on a complete bike, then have to buy additional pieces to get a functional suspension setup and basically scrap the wheels & tires to something more appropriate. If you bought a high end motorcycle and had to do the same thing it would be a death knell for that manufacturer.. it's fun to tinker and adjust to preference but not because it's necessary for expected performance. BTW, what happened to the "wider is better" rim width movement?
Feb 17, 2021 at 14:59Feb 17, 2021
Review: 2021 Canyon Sender CFR - DH Bike Week
@endoguru: The rental thing is a nice option, but as we found out last season when my bro & friend did it, it doesn't guarantee a well set up or maintained bike. First run out and they were both frustrated at how terrible those $8K bikes performed, it took me a solid 30 mins of adjustments to get them even close to comfortable for the riders. There's something to be said about owning a decent bike ('19 Supreme demo unit in my case) with geo and suspension dialed perfectly, and having intimate knowledge of what to expect in any scenario to make each run as enjoyable as it can be. We all learned something that day, and I promised them a better experience next time. Kind of soured me on trying it and reinforced my choice to make that investment.
skidrumr mikekazimer's article
Dec 9, 2020 at 12:51Dec 9, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Norco Shore - The Freeride Tank
@RowdyAirTime: I'm closing in on 50 and got tons of air time last year.. right before reconstructive shoulder surgery (didn't say it was "on the bike", technically. More of a catapault situation)
skidrumr danielsapp's article
Nov 13, 2020 at 11:42Nov 13, 2020
Review: Gulo Composites' GMX-25 Carbon Spoked Wheelset
@muumuu: love the reference for us CO folks!
skidrumr sarahmoore's article
Jul 10, 2020 at 10:23Jul 10, 2020
Santa Cruz Bicycles Releases Mixed Wheel V10
Still ride one! Unkillable
skidrumr LeattUSA's article
Jun 23, 2020 at 10:41Jun 23, 2020
Leatt Releases Aaron Chase Signature Twenty/Twenty Shoe
Currently trying out the RC Wildcats as a less bulky option than my old 5:10s, they have a pretty stiff toe box with 3DO and feel less like having concrete blocks tied to your feet.. also just got the Adidas/5:10 mashup Trailcross SLs as an every day shoe, in case I feel the need for a quick dj session. Old 5:10 grip can't be beat, but the shoe feel and comfort definitely can. Leatt has some nice products now
Jun 17, 2020 at 14:29Jun 17, 2020
Bike Check: Kurtis Downs' Fezzari Signal Peak Slopestyle
I thought all slope bikes had to have tubes and 50 psi.. I'd love to roll tubeless but all the "experts" say there's no benefits, Kurt throwing flips for days on tubeless @ 28 psi. I'm rethinking it now.