skidrumr

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

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skidrumr edspratt's article
Oct 28, 2021 at 11:10
Oct 28, 2021
Canyon Updates its Stitched Dirt Jump Bikes for 2022
I was looking at Canyon and Polygon for a slopestyle/dj this time last year, but it was a bikeless wasteland. Ended up scoring an '18 NS Soda store display bike from a dealer in Canada, still had the pricetag on it. More bike than I really need but fun AF and after putting gears on it my daily driver now. Super glad I didn't give up looking
skidrumr ralf-hauser's article
Sep 3, 2021 at 12:28
Sep 3, 2021
Day 2 Randoms - Eurobike 2021
Best thing about SRAM forks is that the chassis is supported by tons of aftermarket, so you can immediately gut them and make them work the way they are supposed to with someone else's innards. Then the brand snobs still accept you but you have something that actually performs.
skidrumr Mandownmedia's article
Jul 13, 2021 at 10:07
Jul 13, 2021
10 Mullet DH Bikes from Round 1 British National Downhill Series
@Shalmaneser: Just sold my Big Hit.. kid had to pry my fingers off it, and he was insanely stoked. Used to get compliments on it in the lift lines
skidrumr jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 18, 2021 at 9:06
Jun 18, 2021
Spotted: SRAM is Testing Something (But It's Probably Not a Dual Caliper Brake)
Welp, reading through these comments just killed off the first half of my work day.. Thank you, Pinkbike
skidrumr mattbeer's article
Jun 17, 2021 at 8:18
Jun 17, 2021
Poll: How Much Protection Do You Wear?
After a surprise pedal strike toss into a rock garden I found that tons of armor front & back don't do shit for my flank, hips, and tailbone. First major crash in about 8 years of hard DH, and it was right when I was questioning why I was wearing 10x the gear everyone else had. High top shoes to protect a rebuilt ankle, thigh to ankle hard leg protection, always full face, armored gloves, and now a Leatt compression vest as it has hard flank plates along with their armored short with hip & tailbone padding. Nothing quite like blinding pain and a long ride down/drive home to make you step up your gear. I still have nerve damage & swelling 2 years later. In my younger days I literally got stitched up & back on the mountain so I wouldn't waste the full day lift ticket..
skidrumr halo-wheels's article
May 24, 2021 at 9:56
May 24, 2021
Halo Releases Gravitas DH Wheelset
Means these wheels will finally please the female riders like they deserve, they've put up with premature wheels for too long
skidrumr jamessmurthwaite's article
May 20, 2021 at 11:09
May 20, 2021
Knolly Withdraws Patent Infringement Suit Against Intense
Legal advice, mtb history, and dad jokes all in the same comments section.. I love you guys
skidrumr mikekazimer's article
May 19, 2021 at 13:00
May 19, 2021
SRAM Granted Patent for Drivetrain With a Direct Mount Derailleur
At DH speeds the whole shebang gets wiped off the bike like a bug on a windshield.. I'm surprised I haven't been ticketed for littering in some cases. So I have no dog in the der vs hanger fight, but I can still coast down for repairs and that is what matters. Shorter, tucked in, rigid mount- unless you're Gwin it will get smacked at some point and the important part is the result
skidrumr danielsapp's article
Apr 12, 2021 at 9:47
Apr 12, 2021
Spotted: Amaury Pierron is Racing a Prototype Commencal DH Bike
Mechanic verifies it is a weighted blanket to both eliminate all vibration and calm the rider
skidrumr alicialeggett's article
Mar 16, 2021 at 14:57
Mar 16, 2021
77designz Issues Precautionary Recall on One-Piece Stem
If I were to design my own steerer/stem/bar setup I would machine splines at the interfaces. You would have less needed clamping force, adjustability in 3 (or your preference) exact degrees of rotation, and know your stem is square to the fork 100% of the time. The tube walls would need to be slightly thicker, but the force would be evenly distributed so you wouldn't be relying on a thin plate or rib to keep your teeth intact- it would just have to locate, not necessarily squeeze. Works pretty good for cranks, and they see serious torque
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