skidrumr

Late 40's masochist who misses crashing dirt bikes & snowmobiles so now I crash bicycles

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skidrumr mikelevy's article
May 20, 2020 at 14:59
May 20, 2020
First Look: ShockTune is a Free Suspension Setup App
An even quicker way to know your suspension is set right: open the box which arrived from Avalanche. Done.
skidrumr sarahmoore's article
May 7, 2020 at 8:24
May 7, 2020
Tech Briefing: Wheels, Enduro Bikes, Frame Protection & More - May 2020
I also got the Vittorias after much hand wringing and review and comment reading. Put them in the rear on both sets of DH wheels & tires (28mm wheels with DD casing, probably overkill, and 30.5mm wheels with WT EXO casing). I have to say, removing/mounting these inserts is cake.. think I got both wheels done in about 5 mins.
skidrumr mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2020 at 12:33
May 5, 2020
Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes
Is this the end of the thread? I'm exhausted. My experience: Hayes burned up coming down Pikes Peak, Shimanos turned to mush mid run after a pro bleed, Srams made noise but couldn't even break the tire loose halfway down, and Hopes have done everything I ask.
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Apr 21, 2020 at 17:41
Apr 21, 2020
Selling
Apr 21, 2020 at 17:40
Apr 21, 2020

Spank 350 Vibrocore 27.5 NEW

$325 USD
Brand new never ridden Spank 350 Vibrocore DH/Enduro wheels, black & red. 30.5mm inner width, tubeless ready, with 15 x 110 Boost and 12 x 135mm adapters included. In shipping carton with tags attached. Buyer pays shipping.

skidrumr jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 16, 2019 at 9:36
Oct 16, 2019
Mountain Biker Dies Following A-Line Crash
It's not just MTB, I see the same thing all the time on streetbikes and watersports (two of my other dangerous hobbies). Part of the enjoyment of these activities is that it is entirely up to the individual how they approach it, and their decisions may ultimately affect whether they survive a serious incident. I hear from newbies "I'm not going that fast" or vets "I've been doing this for years", both of which have nothing to do with the chances of serious injury, yet their level of protection is still influenced by that attitude. EVERYONE CRASHES.. will it be a lucky landing with no issue (me) or broken bones, torn ligaments, nerve damage (also me)? It may be years between wipeouts but I treat each one a way to learn my weaknesses and the resulting aftermath! Love your sport but love yourself a little too
skidrumr sarahmoore's article
Oct 10, 2019 at 11:46
Oct 10, 2019
Interview: Dr. Chris Leatt on the Neck Brace, Collarbone Breaks, Safety Over Fashion & More
You don't know till you know: I had a hellacious wreck at speed into a rock garden due to a pedal strike and it destroyed my right flank (only area with no armor).. looking at my gear afterward I found big gouges in my helmet and knuckle armor. Good chance of a fracture and/or concussion without, so I will never go with less. In fact, I upped my game with flank armor and a neck brace is next. I want to ride without fear, not have the potential aftermath change what I love
skidrumr jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 5, 2019 at 14:44
Sep 5, 2019
Day 2 Randoms - Eurobike 2019
My opinion is that if you are a squid "trying" a black or double black you should have to forfeit your brakes at the beginning of the run, so you will be forced to carry momentum.. just last weekend I had to jump over someone, ride off the edge of a drop when the rider in front of me puckered at the last second, and bank off the trailside when someone's kid decided to stop & look around on the blind side of a trestle arch. Speed is your friend on advanced DH trails people! I'm all for discovery but damn, I'm no pro and half the challenge is not steamrolling the lookyloos
skidrumr jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 14, 2019 at 10:50
Aug 14, 2019
SRAM's Prototype 7 Speed AXS Drivetrain - Crankworx Whistler 2019
Looking forward to one day when I have enough money to say I just smashed my $500 derraileur on a rock, instead of just smashing $120 derraileurs on rocks like I do now. That's when I'll know I made it.
skidrumr jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 14, 2019 at 10:41
Aug 14, 2019
SRAM's Prototype 7 Speed AXS Drivetrain - Crankworx Whistler 2019
@Ders316: If you don't mind me asking, what did you end up paying, and what was your build? Looks like an incredible frameset. How's the ride?
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