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Oct 16, 2020 at 13:33
Oct 16, 2020
thartwig jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 16, 2020 at 12:35
Oct 16, 2020
Slack Randoms: The New Tony Ellsworth Bike is Very Different
Yes even bigger than the school bus :D
thartwig jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 16, 2020 at 12:33
Oct 16, 2020
Slack Randoms: The New Tony Ellsworth Bike is Very Different
12:56 on the Red Bull Bereman vid is worth watching, gotta be a contender for biggest case in history, and just rides it out. Give his suspension guys a raise
thartwig mikelevy's article
Oct 13, 2020 at 9:50
Oct 13, 2020
First Look: Specialized's New Carbon Stumpjumper Ditches the Horst Link
I hear ya and you're not wrong but I think that sentence is probably talking more about optimizing the fiber layups. If a normal carbon tube is, say, 8 layers thick everywhere, with some in-depth simulations and engineering they can instead determine it's lighter or stiffer to have 9 layers where the bulk of the load path actually is supported, and 5 layers everywhere else (ie: took out 3 layers worth of grams without compromising strength).
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Sep 30, 2020 at 16:01
Sep 30, 2020

YT Capra CF Pro XXL

$4900 CAD
Bike has had an easy life on the local blue cross-country trails. Great shape (read below). It has been awesome to me, really versatile especially thanks to the lightness and the flip chip, and totally bomber on the fast/gnarly bits. I don't reeeaaally want to sell it, but for a fair offer I'd be happy to see it go to a good home and take it as a sign from the universe that maybe I ought to look into a Sight for next year after all.... Frame is XXL. Could be compared to most brand's XL on newer models (505mm reach). I'm 6' 3" 190ish and was certainly comfortable. High-end Rockshox CF Pro build > Lyrik RC2 (super impressed with this fork) (recently rebuilt by iON) > Superdeluxe RC3 (climb switch) > SRAM GX 12-speed drivetrain, tuned up, no complaints at all > Code RS brakes on 200mm rotors > 170mm dropper > Raceface cockpit, fresh ODI Rogue "pillow-tops" Excellent condition. The frame is 100% other than a few to-be-expected visual scuffs. Zero nicks on stanchions. I've honestly never crashed on it. I try to be totally transparent in my ads without exaggerating, so here's the couple small things I will let you know: > Tires approaching end-of-life. I would say front is about 80% tread remaining and rear is getting down to like 60%. I do have two brand new DRH II 3C EXO+ that I could throw in for the right price ($60 each?). > Dropper has a bit of rotational play, which e-thirteen says is easily fixed by tightening a few internal bolts, but this requires a Shimano cassette tool I never got around to picking up > Getting close to where the shock would benefit from the 50 hour service, if you're the type to run a tight ship with that sort of stuff (which I normally am, but the parts needed are on backorder in Canada) I would INCLUDE all the stuff that came with the bike, shock pump, torque wrench, etc. For this price I also WOULD INCLUDE the Raceface Atlas pedals on the bike now. I would happily lower the price by $100 if you don't need the pedals, or could knock off $50 if I keep the Atlas but I throw in some brand new black Chesters I have had in the box for years. Located in Salmon Arm BC. Preference will be given to local pickup, though I am willing to ship for a fair offer. I get decent rates through work, one time I checked for a guy in Oregon and it was $125 CAD for 4-day UPS. Message me for my number, I am flexible to chat evenings Hopefully I'm not forgetting anything! Thanks for reading have a great day

thartwig SCOTT-Sports's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 10:52
Sep 18, 2020
Scott Releases New 180mm Ransom eRide
Interesting Zeb with Fox X2 on the 920 build. Wonder why. Maybe I'm wrong but don't see that very often
thartwig edspratt's article
Aug 24, 2020 at 15:09
Aug 24, 2020
Bike Check: Myriam Nicole's Commencal Supreme Mullet
"after visiting the manufacturer in China, Max decided to put a stop to it all. “I was so disappointed to see the bad, bad conditions for the workers... young people with the carbon dust, with only a poor paper mask. The owner was saying 'No, it is like this'... I wasn't comfortable with that.” That was the end to carbon at Commencal, but it wasn't just the humanitarian side that leaves the company as aluminum advocates. As Max explains, a carbon mold is expensive and leaves little room to tweak and change the design, something which Commencal are constantly playing with, especially with their race team." https://www.pinkbike.com/news/inside-commencal-20-years-of-a-race-winning-family-affair.html "we believe [carbon] is difficult and dangerous to implement and is not currently processed within an acceptable environment for workers in China and elsewhere. In addition, producing non-recyclable and impact-shy frames (in an ever increasing eco world) when we’re trying to makes thing cleaner and greener seems inappropriate." https://www.commencalcanada.com/pbcpplayer.asp?id=1712306
thartwig AreBikeFestival's article
Aug 10, 2020 at 11:16
Aug 10, 2020
Video: Robin Wallner Goes on a Family Ride in the Åre Bike Park
Loved it! They really let their Ibises do the job ;)
Aug 6, 2020 at 11:48
Aug 6, 2020
thartwig jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 6, 2020 at 9:20
Aug 6, 2020
Everything We Know About the 2021 Specialized Status
Uh, YT Capra, Commencal Clash, Canyon Torque...?
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