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thelibrarybiker mikelevy's article
Feb 10, 2021 at 12:21
Feb 10, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 47 - High Pivot Bikes: The Good, The Bad, and The Why?
Most riders can get along just fine with an antirise anywhere from 0 to 150%. Single/High pivots will naturally be 100+% and feel kinda choppy on the brakes when ridden back to back with a lower antirise bike, but otherwise ride great. If given a choice (such as when riding a test mule with adjustable antirise) most people settle on a range from 30-70%, but it's a personal preference kinda thing. I don't think they'll come back. Extra weight & extra stuff to break, impacts the ride in a relatively minor way. Leverage ratio curve and your shock tune is 10x more important than antirise.
thelibrarybiker mikelevy's article
Jan 25, 2021 at 9:50
Jan 25, 2021
Video: MTB on a Budget - Where to Spend VS Where to Save on Clothing
@bdreynolds7: Having seen a shitload of those "enduro" full faces cracked after tiny crashes they're nowhere near as strong or safe as a real full face. Like Mike said in the video, there's a lot more to helmets than just the ratings. They feel cheap and flimsy compared to a real DH helmet. There's no free lunch--strong, light, cheap--pick 2. Just look at what helmets most EWS riders are using, all the expensive real DH ones despite what marketing wants you to think. If you're riding a $5k bike you can afford a $300 helmet every 2 years.
thelibrarybiker mikekazimer's article
Dec 14, 2020 at 0:03
Dec 14, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Trek Slash - Ready to Race
@edfw: The oil expands when it heats up so you need something so it doesn't blow open On the older fox ones they have a tiny coil spring IFP inside the upper shaft. IMO a much better design but have you seen any problems with the fox ones?
Dec 12, 2020 at 13:54
Dec 12, 2020
quotes Afternoon Ride
13.9 km - 01:00 - 1 achievements
Dec 8, 2020 at 22:55
Dec 8, 2020
Added 1 photo to Buysell
Dec 8, 2020 at 14:10
Dec 8, 2020
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Dec 8, 2020 at 14:10
Dec 8, 2020
thelibrarybiker danielsapp's article
Dec 8, 2020 at 1:23
Dec 8, 2020
First Look: 2021 Pivot Mach 6
Only reason they use cost as an excuse is straight up lazy engineering. Santa Cruz has been moving the pivots back on recent frames in larger sizes. Increases chainstay length and ups anti-squat/rise. Only added cost is design engineer/industrial designer time on FTs because the swingarms are the same. Pretty good compromise, other brands should take note. Specialized added a shitload of adjustments to the stumpy evo to give more geo choice independent of frame size. Again a fairly cost effective way to do it.
Dec 6, 2020 at 10:48
Dec 6, 2020
quotes Morning Ride
15.6 km - 01:42 - 2 achievements
thelibrarybiker brianpark's article
Nov 29, 2020 at 8:43
Nov 29, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 32 - What Needs to Change in the Bike Industry?
@Gaix2: I think comparing a mountain bike to a f1 car isn't apples to apples. Maybe compare to a motocross bike or a trophy truck? I guess my point was under regular use mountain bike components wear out or break far too easily. Bearings in your car last 200k miles, why do we need to replace bottom brackets twice a year? I'm fine with needing to replace parts when I crash. Car crashes are the same. But I don't crash that much anymore and I still find myself fixing stuff. I would always rather be riding than wrenching on my bike!!
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