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spaced Mandownmedia's article
Jun 2, 2024 at 5:44
Jun 2, 2024
15 Race Bikes from Red Bull Hardline 2024
It's bad managment all around. Did Nukeproof also get VC money from finance dickheads? Since so many companies overinvested assuming the covid boom will last forever.
spaced mikekazimer's article
May 31, 2024 at 12:29
May 31, 2024
Field Test: YT Jeffsy Core 1 - Where Value Meets Performance
2020 capra also cracked as hell and had smaller tires.
spaced mikekazimer's article
May 31, 2024 at 12:29
May 31, 2024
Field Test: YT Jeffsy Core 1 - Where Value Meets Performance
Wasn't there the Uncaged 12 version that was really mint?
spaced mikekazimer's article
May 31, 2024 at 12:28
May 31, 2024
Field Test: YT Jeffsy Core 1 - Where Value Meets Performance
@wutamclan: are we really back to 1995 myths? There are 2 things that affect climbing speed the most: 1. Tires - Pressure, Compound, Thread, Thickness/weight 2. Position. If you have a better position you won't struggle for traction on the uphills and you won't feel like you're killing your body. I've rode a dh bike to reach bikepark trails and it was always a pain. I've had a very lightweight DH bike. Now I have an enduro bike that weighs exactly the same as my old dh bike and I can cruise on the flats at 2x the speed with 20% of the fatigue. I can also legitimately do 500m of elevation and that would be near impossible on a dh bike unless I wanted a really shit day. Also this is a burly trail bike. You can take it to a bike park. The old trailbikes you are thinking about were like a 26'' Specialized Pitch. I rode one and it was half as capable as modern trailbikes, the chain dropped if you rode it too hard, the suspension was much worse, it was not as stiff and it had no dropper. Modern trailbikes, even cheap ones are much better. Buy a modern, relatively cheap trailbike, upgrade the susp and breaks, get good tires and you're golden.
spaced mikekazimer's article
May 31, 2024 at 2:33
May 31, 2024
Field Test: YT Jeffsy Core 1 - Where Value Meets Performance
@notphaedrus: so not really a comparison. You have a bike that has lighter front wheel because of the size, no dropper. significantly worse seated pedaling position and I doubt a TR500 bike could be built up @ $2500 with MSRP priced parts. So your comment is like going "omg this Mazda MX5 is slower in a drag strip than my drag prepped LS swapped 700hp Mustang". Lol. No shit.
spaced dariodigiulio's article
May 31, 2024 at 2:29
May 31, 2024
Value Field Test: Cannondale Habit 4 - Good Geometry, Not So Good Components
@vinay: Thanks for this. The review wasn't specific and I didn't look into chain details since I stopped riding a lot and writing about bikes. I knew KMC had some good and bad chains but it seemed there was a brand specific problem in the review and what you said explains it. Generally I just remember 10+ years ago Shimano chains being really prone to corrosion and I mean XT level chains not cheap ones so I was surprised anyone would wish for one but now it makes sense.
spaced mikekazimer's article
May 30, 2024 at 12:39
May 30, 2024
Field Test: YT Jeffsy Core 1 - Where Value Meets Performance
can you tell me which 2500-3000 Euro downhill bike on 29 or MX wheels weighs 16kg? I will wait.
spaced dariodigiulio's article
May 29, 2024 at 9:50
May 29, 2024
spaced dariodigiulio's article
May 29, 2024 at 9:49
May 29, 2024
Value Field Test: Cannondale Habit 4 - Good Geometry, Not So Good Components
Can anyone explain to me what's wrong with the KMC chain? I'm using a sram chain that came with my complete but when we used to race downhill top KMC chains were considered better than top shimano ones
spaced edspratt's article
May 18, 2024 at 10:04
May 18, 2024
Semi-Final Results from the Bielsko-Biala DH World Cup 2024
@jay-me: Scotts still probably mad they didn't secede in the referendum and stayed in the EU
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