Block user

Recent

Feb 11, 2018 at 11:21
Feb 11, 2018
uuuu whyex's article
Feb 11, 2018 at 2:50
Feb 11, 2018
Journey Back in Time With Hoshi Yoshida's 'No EXIF #5' Photos
Thanks for sharing! I must echo, that's a truly breathtaking photo of Hill. I love that he came back and put his name back on that mountain after the one race he didn't win there (lost fair and square to Blenki 2-1 in 2008, but then the next year swapped those placings back around 1-2!). An era of awesome racing, and what a legend of a rider to this day.
uuuu pivotcycles's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 14:03
Feb 8, 2018
Bernard Kerr Launches Pivot's 2018 Phoenix "It's a Sick Bike!" - Video
@pivotcycles: "if a customer experiences an issue on their bike, we want to hear about it" - I think you just heard about a tonne of cases of the frames breaking right here, but apparently the frame is exactly the same still? Not exactly confidence inspiring. Warranties are a pain at the best of times (especially internationally, where reps are often less than fair with regards to processing warranty - friends of mine have experienced this with Pivot Cycles amongst others), not to mention the downtime. I'd rather just have something that's built to last.
uuuu pivotcycles's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 13:56
Feb 8, 2018
Bernard Kerr Launches Pivot's 2018 Phoenix "It's a Sick Bike!" - Video
They spread an important message for today's society, and for living in it. Ever since "the thing about it" in 2004, from the collective. It's worth reading their lyrics!
Feb 2, 2018 at 0:59
Feb 2, 2018
Posted in "Hope brakes"
Jan 27, 2018 at 11:58
Jan 27, 2018
Jan 26, 2018 at 21:10
Jan 26, 2018
Nukeproof Announces New 'Horizon' Wheelset - Video
Be really cool if Nukeproof made these in standard-flange 32H shells as well (keeping the 7075 shell, 84pt engagement, etc). Using brand-name (EZO / Japanese) bearings is a great touch, Hope have been selling their hubs with home-brand junk bearings forever, and as much as I love their hubs otherwise, it's a poor place to cut costs.
Jan 9, 2018 at 16:51
Jan 9, 2018
uuuu vernonfelton's article
Nov 29, 2017 at 6:17
Nov 29, 2017
Steele Industries P030 Pedals - Review
@atrokz: I'm also aware (I'm sure you guessed) that all IGUS bushings aren't the same material. A bushing can obviously provide an axial reaction too. However, you'll find from a practical standpoint, in this particular application (pedals - particularly thin ones), using at least one ball bearing will be a staple of virtually every pedal on the market that lasts a long period of time without developing play. You say this design "looks great" (I think it looks pretty good too) - well it uses a ball bearing. Every good current DH pedal I'm aware of (ones that will last a full season without developing play) uses a ball bearing. By all means design one yourself that is competitive in weight, cost, dimensions, and thickness that uses bushings alone - I've seen many try, and all have failed. Do you yourself run pedals that use *only* needle-roller bearings and bushings? I'm doubting it, unless you like pedals that suck. I think the humble cartridge ball bearing looks "crappy" at first glance for many applications, but once all practicalities and loadings are considered, it's often an excellent choice.
uuuu mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 16:37
Nov 17, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
Wibblywobbly (and woofer2609) speak the truth, and this article is classic Levy-journalism. Shimano has been resting on their laurels and current models have had known-issues for a long time, including the whole time Levy has been pushing their sales. They do have good power though, which is important in a brake (unlike "good modulation"). If you really want to learn about brakes, spend some time riding them yourself (ideally), or check out some of the European magazine tests. A good hint I can give is: if you have to put an article through google translate to read it (and it was in German), then you probably have a review that is at least somewhat objective and worth reading. Pinkbike reviews, particularly anything brake-related written by Mike Levy is guaranteed to be a sales article - pushing sales for whatever is fresh at the time. I'm not sure if he's pushed to do it by PB or does it by free will, but real "tests" will have actual measurements, comparative ratings, and an actual winner. Downvote if you like, but I just think people's hard earned money should be spent on the best product - not fattening pockets of companies who don't deserve it.
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2018. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.037978
Mobile Version of Website