Jun 4, 2020 at 9:59Jun 4, 2020
2015 Kona Supreme Operator w/ new frame • 2015 Kona Supreme Operator with replaced / warranty-upgraded frame (reinforced design vs. 2014/2015 frame design). Frame itself has 3-4 days of park riding - that’s it. • Fox DHX4 with 450 lb spring • Marzocchi CR380 fork, serviced at the same time I swapped out for the new frame (3-4 park ride days since last service) • Shimano Zee brakes with XT levers (this setup has been very reliable and easy to service) • Shimano Zee cranks • Shimano Saint derailleur with 10-speed cassette • Stans HD 3.30 26” wheels, tubeless ready • Minion DHF / DHR2 tires, plenty of tread left; currently running a tubeless setup • Crank Brothers carbon handlebar • Giant direct mount stem. I can throw in a Syncros 45mm / 50mm (dual position) DM stem if interested • Chromag Moon seat Bike rides well and handles great, it loves to play around on flow / jump lines but also handles predictably in chunky terrain. The frame itself is the revised / reinforced version of the 2015 Supreme Operator frame design, and is virtually new with only a few days of park riding on it. There is one catch — the rebound adjust knob came off the top of the left-side stanchion at the end of last season, and I have not yet been able to find a replacement (please see included pictures). It still adjusts fine and I’ve never needed to adjust it once I got it dialed in to my liking, but the knob/cap is missing nonetheless. Will consider all reasonable offers, thanks for looking. (Note: the bike is being sold without pedals -- the pictures were taken with the pedals still on, apologies for any confusion)
tbone1000 mikekazimer's article
Sep 4, 2019 at 22:03Sep 4, 2019
First Look: The Shout - Trust Performance's New Long Travel Linkage Fork
It appears that their first alternate -- "Wheeze" -- didn't make it past the first round of focus group testing...
tbone1000 lucacometti's article
May 2, 2019 at 21:08May 2, 2019
Video: Luca Cometti Shows Off San Diego's Riding Highlights
@ryankxf: All World Cup (aka top of ATT) features were knocked down ~3-4 years ago, multiple stages of wire-fence erected, you get the idea. I haven't been back there since then, the skeleton of the trail and the big features based on solid rock are probably still there (with ~4 years of weathering) but it will be a pale shadow of its former self with multiple rounds of pirate-hopping barbed wire fence involved. Thank the @sshats in jacked-up trucks going mudding and tearing up the truck trails during winter rains, that seems to be what really pissed off the local tribe and moved them to shut down access for all. RIP World Cup, lower half of ATT still open last I heard.
tbone1000 mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2018 at 13:12Dec 2, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Does a Bike's Climbing Performance Matter to You?
Dear Pinkbike, I wish to consign every future upvote that I will ever make to instead be re-assigned to this comment... Deal?
tbone1000 mikelevy's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 21:01Nov 4, 2018
If You Use Tubes, Tannus' Tire Insert Might Be For You - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
@bcmrider: What you have described is the Turducken of tire setups... and Turducken is mighty tasty (speaking from personal experience) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turducken
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Oct 22, 2018 at 18:42Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018 at 18:40Oct 22, 2018
2014 Kona Operator frame, size M, with RockShox Vivid Air rear shock. Has seen ~30-40 park days in its lifetime and has the wear and tear you would expect (see pictures) but aside from cosmetic considerations the frame is in overall good condition without any structural issues (i.e. no cracking, physical damage on critical stress points, etc). I have tried to capture the key wear & tear points in the photos posted. The Vivid Air was last serviced about 5 park days ago, and the adjustment knobs on the Vivid Air shock are a bit loose but otherwise functional. Headset / fork mounting hardware is included but not shown in the pictures. One additional issue is at the derailleur cable feed / entry point on the interior of where the top/bottom tubes meet the head tube. The inside-the-tube receiver for one of the bolts has worked its way loose out of the frame - to loosen / tighten the rubber flap where the cable feeds in will require a set of needle nose pliers to physically grasp the bolt receiver while screwing the bolt in. It's more of a cosmetic issue, and if you're handy with epoxy or similar adhesive, you can probably fix this, but you'll want to run the derailleur cable and tighten the bolts on the tube feed-through before mounting the fork -- or simply live with a slightly loose bolt (with the other one being fully secure). Please hit me up if you want photos taken of additional angles or want additional information regarding the frame. Overall, cosmetic issues aside, the frame is in reasonably good condition and is great for throwing together a DH sled on the cheap. Asking $400 for the frame but willing to consider any reasonable offer.
Sep 21, 2018 at 18:23Sep 21, 2018
Knolly Delirium size medium. Frame is an early 2016 model but in great condition, with protective tape applied to both the bottom tube + drive-side chainstay. Frame has minor scuffs and scratches otherwise - see pictures. Components are about 1 1/2 - 2 years old, as they came from a component swap from another bike. This is a phenomenal long-travel bike that climbs surprisingly well (using the rear shock climb switch) while being a total trail/gnar/park slayer. Definitely a more capable bike than I am as a rider. Key components: Renthal Fatbar handlebar RockShox Yari 170mm fork Cane Creek DB Coil rear shock with climb switch Shimano Zee brakes front/rear with IceTech Rotors SRAM GX 11-speed derailleur + cassette RockShox Reverb dropper RaceFace bottom bracket + crank set DT Swiss EX511 wheelset (27.5") Magic Mary 2.35" front tire / Onza Aquila 2.4" rear tire Please contact me for any questions or additional pictures / details that you would like to see. All reasonable offers considered.
tbone1000 WhistlerMountainBikePark's article
May 15, 2018 at 19:59May 15, 2018
Video: Whistler Bike Park Opens This Friday
I completely shattered my right collarbone (9 screws!) 2 years ago on a botched jump on Merch resulting in a high-speed OTB, resulting in Whistler Medical Clinic visit #1. Then last year I shredded my right forearm on a stupid slide-out during a warm-up on B-line (!) of all places, resulting in clinic visit #2 to pick out multiple pieces of gravel from my forearm (but only about 45 min loss of trail time, thankfully). For those visiting Canada (those from the US especially), drop the $20-40 to get a week’s worth of travel / disaster insurance, it will pay for itself many times over if you end up needing local medical care before they send you on your way. Several companies offer this and mountain biking is not an excluded activity for coverage, apparently they haven’t caught on yet....
Added 2 photos to Fox-SLS-325-85x25
Mar 6, 2018 at 16:54Mar 6, 2018