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takeiteasyridehard jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 4, 2020 at 8:00
42 mins
Cane Creek Releases Longer Travel Version of the Thudbuster Suspension Seatpost
@thewho07: I think that was his point. It has a lot of squish to it....
takeiteasyridehard NINJA-MOUNT's article
Jun 2, 2020 at 23:15
1 days
Ninja Mount Launches 2 New GoPro Mounts Specifically for Fox Helmets
@DHhack: I thought it was more of an impact with a rock, rather than rotational injury. Didnt his brain swell up? Not his neck? I dont think the camera placement had anything to do with the injury in his case...or am I wrong? Answer me keyboard warriors...I dont have time to look it up....
takeiteasyridehard danielsapp's article
Jun 2, 2020 at 12:16
2 days
Review: The 2020 Revel Rascal's Suspension Design Lives Up to the Hype
@gnralized: I agree with what you said. I am educated enough to know I wasn't using the terminology correctly. I just didnt take into account that I would lose ethos with my audience...apparently. I just think people who dont ride enough get too hung up on trying to become better riders by using some sort of scientific basis, or YouTube, or whatever their takeaway is from reading these suspension analyses that have recently become so popular. It's really quite simple, and subjective as you said. Ride bikes, choose what feels best. I think most people only research the hell out of it, never test more than two bikes, and then get on here and try to prove how the bike they invested in is the best. I will try to be more accurate with my use of terminology in order to sway the scientific OCD and opinionated audience in the future. You have made it clear that I lost credibility due to my improper use of words. I'm pretty sure you knew what the meaning of my statement was. You just are hung up on details...but I dont care, you can ride whatever you want... And btw, I am currently in school educating myself. I also work at a shop, go to tradeshows, know a lot of industry people, and have ridden the majority of the suspension designs out there. CBF is the best in my opinion for trail bikes. And it was startlingly better than anything else I have tried (which of course is not everything, but is a significant amount of what it out there). And yes that is highly subjective, but it is based on more real world tests than most people on this site referencing kinematic details they read online....
takeiteasyridehard danielsapp's article
Jun 2, 2020 at 8:10
2 days
Review: The 2020 Revel Rascal's Suspension Design Lives Up to the Hype
@RaZias: I dont think so. Some people care too much about kinematics without understanding how they really ride. Cbf feels like it is in a different category of superior suspension to anything I have ridden. I rode one at moab, where there is ample opportunity to feel pedal kickback if it was going to be prominent, and I didnt notice it once. It may show up in these pseudo science kinematic analyses, but it does not show up in the real world....I suggest you try a cbf bike as soon as possible. It is better than everything else, in a very noticeable way.
takeiteasyridehard sarahmoore's article
May 28, 2020 at 12:50
May 28, 2020
Magnus Manson Breaks Leg & Pelvis in Crash on Vancouver Island
Wowza. Stay strong buddy. You will be back to 100% sooner than you think.
takeiteasyridehard sarahmoore's article
May 27, 2020 at 10:51
May 27, 2020
takeiteasyridehard danielsapp's article
May 22, 2020 at 13:15
May 22, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: If You Had to Ride One Bike for the Rest of Your Life, What Would It Be?
DJ all the way! Makes a driveway fun. Cheap to keep running. Can commute or ride dirt. Not ideal for anything other than fun, but fun is all I want...
takeiteasyridehard mikekazimer's article
May 18, 2020 at 20:44
May 18, 2020
First Ride: Privateer 161 - An Affordable-ish Race Ready Machine
@zyoungson: it for sure is all relative, and everyone has different experiences and expectations or standards for how they want their bike to run. Pb is an audience where more people are mechanically handy than most. I never do all the bearings...for my own, or my customers...just what is needed like you suggest. My only point is that I think [by witnessing through years in a shop] on average, it is [significantly] more expensive for most people to maintain a full suspension bike.
takeiteasyridehard mikekazimer's article
May 18, 2020 at 16:49
May 18, 2020
First Ride: Privateer 161 - An Affordable-ish Race Ready Machine
@makripper: If you can do it all yourself and have the tools it is cheap(but still not even there on a hardtail). I am just saying this from the perspective of many customers (obviously not yours). Linkage bearings run $6-$15 each. There are usually 4-10 of them that could need replaced. That plus the rear shock is a significant difference in the cost of maintenance for most people. I agree wheels will take a beating on a hardtail, but that can be true of both bikes. I have also seen cables and housing consistently wear faster on full sus due to the constant movement between the two parts of the frame. There is just more that wears out, and it wears out faster on a fully...maybe not wheels, but most everything else...You could argue that wheels are more expensive and it offsets, but I haven't seen this to be the case on most budget hardtail riders bikes versus budget fullys. Try to see things from other people's perspectives sometime. I already know you dont like me, so maybe you're just trying to be a dick....But I can say from 17 years of shop experience - you're stance and opinion are far less common that what I am suggesting.
takeiteasyridehard mikekazimer's article
May 18, 2020 at 11:30
May 18, 2020
First Ride: Privateer 161 - An Affordable-ish Race Ready Machine
@Burningbird: you bring up a good point with the labor costs of owning a full squish. Probably doubles maintenance at least. Evey couple years those frame bearings are expensive. And you can get away with letting fork service intervals go, but rear shocks need love often....
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