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uuuu paulaston's article
Mar 1, 2019 at 2:43
Mar 1, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
I've wondered this about other current products too - there's a lot of carbon frames which are ridiculously heavy, for example Transition's carbon frames are as heavy as Giant's older competing alloy frames, and the Transitions break far more often. Canyon is another example (probably worse) - producing some of the heaviest carbon frames in existence. The market base for high end product used to be more critical, checking verified weights at the very least - nowadays I think enduro has drawn in a large market percentage of people with more money and more interest in bragging rights than actual performance. If it's carbon it must be good and light, right?
uuuu paulaston's article
Mar 1, 2019 at 2:29
Mar 1, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
For anyone having a crack at Paul Aston (for actually being able to ride a bike, unlike plenty of other "reviewers"), all this already unfolded once before in 2013 when PB first tested Enve rims. PB must have been asked to remove the photos from the review, but the truth is below: for anyone riding a bike hard in rough stuff - Enve rims have ALWAYS sucked. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Enve-Composites-DH-Wheels-Tested-2013.html And the photos that were removed: https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/8921632 http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p5pb8921632/p5pb8921632.jpg http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p5pb8921708/p5pb8921708.jpg Nice to see an honest review for once. The truth is, for anyone smacking still smacking a DH bike around hard, the kind of journalism Mike Levy throws around on here is mostly inapplicable. The number of crappy products he raves about that I've destroyed in short order has made me ignore PB's "journalism" for the most part - I think Aston is a refreshing change, and though sometimes a bit quirky, a more realistic source of information. I'm not saying there's no place for average punters reviewing products for average punters, but there's always been a lot of quick young kids on PB and I think it's nice to get the facts out there so they don't waste money on junk. When you don't get gear for free, it needs to last!
uuuu paulaston's article
Mar 1, 2019 at 2:15
Mar 1, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
@gotohe11carolina: Yeah, god forbid we get reviews from people who can actually ride a bike fast.
uuuu mikekazimer's article
Feb 27, 2019 at 1:16
Feb 27, 2019
Review: ANVL Tilt Flat Pedals
No reverse-entry pins, no care. For those saying the threads get damaged when removed, plenty of reverse-entry pedals (and pins) have a slimmer pin section to make this a non-issue. The significant advantage to the reverse-entry design is that bending loads on the pin (during impacts) is spread across the pedal by the head of the bolt, thus stopping the pin becoming angled in the pedal and damaging the threads permanently. When you only have a grubscrew as a pin, there is no bolt head to provide a bracing reaction force to impacts, so - particularly with longer grubscrews like these ones (and resultant higher leverage) - it's very easy to destroy the pin hole. It's also far more likely that you'll need to replace a pin in the first place due to this lack of bracing/support on the underside. There are plenty of pedals with superior design for this price.
uuuu jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 24, 2019 at 22:03
Feb 24, 2019
Video: Adam Brayton's Nukeproof Dissent Build Video
spline + 2 pinchbolts please, hollowtech II for life.
uuuu YamaFolk's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 1:51
Feb 5, 2019
Video: Sydney, Australia Has Mountain Biking, But No Mountains
If there's anything to take away from the video, it's to take what you need and leave what you don't. The way I see it, if you don't like the hipster filters, deny that and enjoy the riding and message. I did.
uuuu mikekazimer's article
Jan 23, 2019 at 9:33
Jan 23, 2019
First Look: Marzocchi Bomber CR Coil Shock
A great thing about this is that parts should be compatible with the venerable RC4, so for those out there still running and loving the RC4 (particularly the small shaft version), this should mean different size options, bodies, sealheads, and shafts which should all (very likely) mate with the RC4 main pistons and neck/piggyback assemblies. Woohoo!
uuuu mikekazimer's article
Jan 23, 2019 at 9:28
Jan 23, 2019
First Look: Marzocchi Bomber CR Coil Shock
@NotNamed: Love the honesty, +1
uuuu mikekazimer's article
Jan 23, 2019 at 9:27
Jan 23, 2019
First Look: Marzocchi Bomber CR Coil Shock
It'd be good to know if they improved the piggyback neck's compression assembly compared to the Van RC. The compression valving there was very archaic, becoming harsh and somewhat clicky on the return valve mechanism at mid to high levels of damping. There was also an un-anodized main piston to save costs, which I wonder if they kept - it certainly would follow Marzocchi tradition, though not welcome. In any case it would be great if Fox shared what if anything they improved over the Van. It wasn't bad shock by any means and I think cheaper options AND coil options are more than welcome! Hopefully it's decent.
uuuu EwiaProduction's article
Dec 16, 2018 at 10:47
Dec 16, 2018
Video: Revisiting a Year of Great MTB Memories in 'Reflections'
Real nice to see some proper shedding on a big rig, getting rare here.
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