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smartyiak kapitankajdan's article
Mar 8, 2024 at 7:06
Mar 8, 2024
Forget Dropper Posts, Black Math Bike Created a Dropper Frame
Definitely wait and see...but this is the most interesting thing I've seen in a while. LOVE the thinking outside the box.
smartyiak dariodigiulio's article
Feb 6, 2024 at 7:29
Feb 6, 2024
Forge & Bond Release New Budget-Minded Thermoplastic Wheelset
Didn't you hear: the bike industry is in great distress! Today's news proves......oh: nevermind. :/
smartyiak jessiemaymorgan's article
Nov 3, 2023 at 10:43
Nov 3, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: What Are Your Must-Have Features On a New Mountain Bike?
Back in my day, we cared about water bottles!
smartyiak cyclesdevinci's article
Oct 24, 2023 at 11:18
Oct 24, 2023
smartyiak dariodigiulio's article
Oct 3, 2023 at 8:55
Oct 3, 2023
Review: Reeb Steezl - US Made & Super Capable
For that kind of price, I could get 1/2 of a Mondraker!
smartyiak seb-stott's article
Sep 29, 2023 at 4:57
Sep 29, 2023
First Ride: Merida One-Twenty - A Mountain Bike for Mountain Bikers
Nothing on that thing needs a battery...is it even a bike???
smartyiak mikekazimer's article
Sep 12, 2023 at 1:43
Sep 12, 2023
First Ride: Santa Cruz Heckler SL eMTB
It’s intentional: leaves just enough $ for one scoop!
smartyiak pinkbikeoriginals's article
Aug 28, 2023 at 5:22
Aug 28, 2023
Should the Race Have Been Cancelled? | Story of The Race with Ben Cathro
UCI press release: "At least it wasn't dark out too!!!"
smartyiak ttemplin's article
Aug 10, 2023 at 9:21
Aug 10, 2023
First Ride: 2024 Trek Supercaliber G2
For once, I want the CHEAPEST model. (but that's just b/c of the color...changing out everything will bring it in line with current obscene pricing!
smartyiak IndustryNineOfficial's article
Jul 27, 2023 at 3:59
Jul 27, 2023
Industry Nine Releases New Premium Carbon Wheelsets
@YakuT: not sure why downvoted (then followed by a bunch of negative comments about their hubs…but whatever). Anyways… first, when working I LOVE the wheels: they’re light, spin up fast, and hold speed; also: they look fantastic. However, I think threading the spoke into the hub is a flawed design. I’ve broke 3 spokes in about 1.5yrs. Each time, the spoke broke at the hub (where it screws in). This essentially ends your ride. With a “normal” spoke, you take it out of your pack, install it, and continue riding. With these, I had to get to a shop (or my basement), extract to AL spoke head (which is very soft), and then replace the spoke. This is impossible to do trailside. The other downside is that it’s not super easy to get the spokes. Go into any LBS and they’ll have appx 1 billion j-bend and straight pull DT Swiss and/or Sapim spokes…but lots won’t have these. And, you can’t just pop on I9’s website and get spares. You do get a couple when you purchase the wheels, but once they’re gone: good luck to you. Why don’t they just sell a “variety pack” of 10 colored spokes right on the website??? The last time I replaced a spoke, I was without the wheel for 3 weeks. If these were “traditional” spokes/interface, I’d likely recommend them 10/10, but the way they are designed causes major headaches when something does go wrong.
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