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snl1200 mikelevy's article
Feb 20, 2018 at 13:14
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Fanny Packs For All? High Above's Lookout Pack - Review
For sure. Why would anyone in their right mind want to brand themselves with something that has traditionally been viewed as less-masculine than a full backpack?... and for what?...less weight, no back swamp on hot days, better ventilation for the back, a lower centered and secure carrying mass, more movement and flexibility in the shoulders and upper back, a personal preference that may prefer a "fanny pack"? Pashaw! Cause at the end of the day nothing is more manly than not using a product because of how others may view you or said product regardless of function. (Oh.... and you can buy a bike for $100 but turns out a specialty bike designed for a specific function, in smaller batches and of higher quality costs a whole lot more...but yay capitalism because turns out no one is forcing you to pay for the more expensive and specific versions and if you would like to use a $100 bike and $15 fanny pack giver!)
snl1200 mikelevy's article
Jan 25, 2018 at 12:39
Jan 25, 2018
Mike VS Mike: How We'd Spend Our Money - Video
I was thinking 3K CAD. That sentinel after taxes at MSRP would be into the 4's easily. How about tackling the issue of bike weight on one episode? Is there too light? What is too heavy? It's a common discussion point on all new parts and bikes. However, there really doesn't seem to be a clear correlation between weight and winning races or weight and enjoying the ride. It was a prominent comment on the recent release of the Transition Sentinel and for some may be the factor that stops them from buying it...but should it? I have my opinions but I'd love to hear the Mikes on Mics debate it out.
snl1200 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 19, 2018 at 8:49
Jan 19, 2018
Eightpins NGS1 Integrated Dropper Post - Review
@properp: I'm a bit grumpy and in BC. We just got more snow...but it is a bit heavy and warm and the avi risk is high in the backcountry...but bad snow just bad attitudes! So this weekend we ski (safely)!
snl1200 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 19, 2018 at 8:34
Jan 19, 2018
Eightpins NGS1 Integrated Dropper Post - Review
Cool. Pull that "basically the same" mechanism out, attach it to a pole, design a remote, test the device, fit it to a frame, add better seals to keep contamination and mountainy bits out, make sure it is both smooth in operation but also robust against the dramatically different forces a mountain biker will exert on it, manufacture it to a limited market, realize your 19.99 office chair was actually a super s&^%ty office chair with parts that broke down quickly, buy a new office chair for at least $100 but likely closer to $200 and above and repeat the process."Basically the same" doesn't mean a whole lot when applied to the real world or markets. I agree bike parts are expensive. I agree that they could be and, in many cases, should be, cheaper... but the argument that an office chair has "basically the same" mechanism in no way dictates what a dropper post should cost.
snl1200 mikelevy's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 16:43
Jan 17, 2018
Here's My Zerode Taniwha Test Bike - Tell Me What You Want to Know
...oops hit enter too early to hide I wasn't doing work as my co-worker wanted a consult. What I meant to say was that there is some fairly centralized weight around the bottom bracket. More so perhaps than with a traditional derailleur. I'm wondering if that influences the ride characteristics at all (positive or negative)?
snl1200 mikelevy's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 16:17
Jan 17, 2018
Here's My Zerode Taniwha Test Bike - Tell Me What You Want to Know
...aaaaaand the trolls have been fed. Real Q: Obviously the influence of chains, and the unique aspects of using linked metal that needs to accommodate many sizes of gearing etc., has on suspension. I'm curious if you notice a difference in how responsive the suspension is with that setup. Obviously there is a weight penalty with the gear box... do you notice a different ride with all that weight down?
snl1200 natedh9's article
Dec 15, 2017 at 12:54
Dec 15, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards: DH Race of the Year Winner
Gwin's run was so iconic. I think the level of talent has inched higher and higher each year. The combination of talent, athleticism and luck in Gwin's run really situated him on a whole other plateau on the day. Sorry Gwin, I've tried not to be a fan in the past because a) I'm Canadian and a few years ago you were pitted against a young guy from the island I was living on and b) I have historically been a bit reactive to the Jesus speak as a post-christianity atheist... but there is no denying that you ride a bike better than most humans on this planet will ever. I also appreciate the professionalism and confident-humility with which he presents himself. Well played sir and this race really highlighted your class and skill.
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Dec 13, 2017 at 14:00
Dec 13, 2017
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rode in Red Mountain. view ridelog
Dec 12, 2017 at 20:00
Dec 12, 2017
quotes Sweet dreams fatty
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snl1200 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 11:49
Dec 8, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards: Highlight of the Year Nominees
Sorry. Double post and no delete option. So while I'm able to edit, here's a link to a bacon-cheeseburger taco recipe to fill the void my carelessness has caused.
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