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slyfink StansNoTubes's article
Jul 5, 2021 at 12:34
Jul 5, 2021
Stan's Introduces New MK4 and S2 Rims and Wheels
Are the Flow and Arch similar strength (impact resistance)? Is the sole difference down to width?
slyfink jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 5, 2021 at 7:13
Jul 5, 2021
Video: Joe Breeden's Top 10 Les Gets Race Run POV
The talent of these riders... amazing. He almost made it look easy. Without having watched a half dozen course-walk and practice videos, I would have no clue how hard that course is, and how amazing that run was. Chapeau bas monsieur...
slyfink seb-stott's article
Jun 22, 2021 at 9:55
Jun 22, 2021
Video: Mullet vs 29er With the Same Geometry - Which is Faster?
Aside from fit (being 5'9 with very short legs), the main things keeping me from the full 29r are the weight of the tires (I'm already at 1300g on a 650b EXO+ and insert), and the stiffness of the wheel. Any time I'm behind a buddy on a 29r I'm astounded at how much those wheels flex from side to side... you don't see that as much following a 650b or (gasp) 26"... I'll be ready for a new bike next season or the season after. I'm hoping that by then there will be a plethora of purpose-built mullet bikes.
slyfink pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 18, 2021 at 7:32
Jun 18, 2021
Video: 7 Pro DH Bike Checks from Crankworx Innsbruck 2021
@brianpark: I suppose it depends on who's doing the interviewing. Ben Cathro is amazing. Good knowledge of racing, good knowledge of bike tech, but above all, he seems to have a great relationship with the riders and has that natural interviewer's ability to get them to talk. It really elevates the value of these bike checks. We wouldn't be able to get that in photos. Though I also really like photo stories for drooling over product, or trying to wrap my head around how something works...
slyfink jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 8, 2021 at 10:28
Jun 8, 2021
Commencal Unveils the 2021 Supreme Race Bike
Don't UCI rules stipulate that a bike has to go into production within a certain specific time frame in order to be raced at World Cups? In other words, no FRO bikes?
slyfink mikekazimer's article
Jun 1, 2021 at 11:20
Jun 1, 2021
Transition Releases New Alloy Patrol with Mixed Wheels & 160mm Travel
Interestingly, the "current" carbon patrol is no longer on their website. Maybe they sold out of them? I'm keen on trying something like the Sentinel, but not keen on a full 29r setup. The thought of mullet Sentinel had crossed my mind, but I don't think that would be sub-optimal. A 160x160 29f and 27.5r Patrol is a very interesting bike indeed.
slyfink henryquinney's article
May 26, 2021 at 11:44
May 26, 2021
Review: 6 of the Best Tire Inserts Ridden & Rated
OK, so does anyone know how to get the Panzer's in Canada?
slyfink henryquinney's article
May 26, 2021 at 8:24
May 26, 2021
Review: 6 of the Best Tire Inserts Ridden & Rated
220 lb rider here, riding east coast rox. This year I switched to EXO+ rear tire with Tannus Tubeless insert from the same tire (DHR2) in DD casing. I had been happily riding the DD going through approx. one tire a year, for the past 3 years. DD marked the first time for me I could actually wear out a tire before pinching and cutting the casing of a tire. At this point, I would say my experiment has been inconclusive. I've had two flats so far this season since running the insert, both from cuts in the casing at the tread. Both times from casing a landing on rocks and puncturing the tread. First tire was caput, second tire seems to be still alive with the help of a Stans Dart. My operating theory is that the EXO+ has less layers under the tread of the tire. DD doesn't just have the extra sidewall protection, but an entire additional layer of casing. This makes it more puncture resistant all around. I also am finding that the EXO+ casing is more compliant, despite running the same pressure in the EXO+ (with insert) as I did with DD (29 psi). So there is more grip, but the tire is also wearing out a lot quicker. Whereas before I could run a new tire from spring to the end of summer (put a fresh one on in the fall), now I think this tire will only make it to early summer before wearing out. so, positives are a slight lighter weight system, more compliant tire for better grip, and better rim protection negatives are less stability, faster wear, and increased punctures. Not sure what to do with this information now. :\
slyfink mattboltz's article
Apr 29, 2021 at 4:24
Apr 29, 2021
Video: Matt Bolton Charges Steep Slabs and Big Drops in 'Garibaldi Gold'
Sorry to he a Debbie downer, but maybe put NSFW tags on videos with foul language?! I was just having my morning coffee and clicked on the stump drop. Didn't realize my phone volume was on high, and the "fuck dude" resonated through the whole house. My kids stopped in their tracks and my wife thought it was me...
slyfink sarahmoore's article
Mar 29, 2021 at 7:17
Mar 29, 2021
Video: Brandon Semenuk Rides New Namesake Etnies Pro Shoe in 'Amygdala'
Even when he's getting rowdy, he's ridiculously smooth and controlled. wow.
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