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vaedwards mikekazimer's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 13:28
Nov 17, 2017
Do You Know How to Build a Wheel? - Pinkbike Poll
Same here! And had my trusty Jobst Brandt next to me for quick reference
vaedwards TransitionBikeCompany's article
Oct 31, 2017 at 19:05
Oct 31, 2017
Searching for the Limit on the Transition Scout - Video
Builders and Butchers! I went on tour with those guys once! Great band, great riding, sweet trails, nice looking bike
vaedwards pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 17, 2017 at 19:01
Oct 17, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Fork Travel, Mini-DH Bikes, and Junior Racing
GT Sanction might fit the bill for mini DH. Pretty affordable, and a bunch of top athletes are still racing them
vaedwards vernonfelton's article
Oct 5, 2017 at 21:54
Oct 5, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
Clearly what we need is a bike that is both playful and stable, fast like and XC rig but able to handle Whistler, cheap and environmentally friendly like alloy, but with the stiffness and ride quality of carbon... lets add a gearbox that weighs less than Eagle, make the whole thing virtually maintenance free, and keep the cost under $4k. Also no more flat tires please. If you can do this by creating standards that won't change for 10years that would be super. Can I have it in a different color depending on my mood? Also make sure none of my riding buddies buy the same one... On a more serious note- 110x20mm, 157x12mm, and that new thread-fit 47 (is that the right number?) BB for 30mm axles seem like good places to start, but I'm not an engineer. Standardized bearings and tools to press them in and out across FS designs would be great too. Having a standardized way to get ~ 1cm of height adjustment front and rear would be nice (tire choice, terrain, and personal style vary quite a lot).
vaedwards vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 16:06
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
It SO MUCH depends on where and how you ride. Plus, you have to re-train yourself as a rider every time you make a big change in geo. I favor playful bikes, so super-long reach and WB feels wrong to me. But I live in NW Arkansas where the terrain has lots of punchy climbs and descents, as well as tight switchbacks and jumps. If I lived in big mountains, I would go longer and slacker. Luckily there a lots of choices out there. I still think it was cool of ibis to offer 2 versions of the Ripley. Bikes in the same travel range can be so vastly different. I hope we continue to have lots of options so riders can choose a bike based on their personal style rather than what the industry is pushing at the moment because of 'Enduro'
vaedwards mikekazimer's article
Jul 16, 2017 at 14:32
Jul 16, 2017
What if You Could Design Your Dream Bike? - Pinkbike Poll
I haven't ridden the SB4.5, but the Tallboy 3 absolutely rips. It's a trail-eating 'sports car' of a bike that climbs and descends with equal prowess. Sure, it's not the best bike for huge DH runs... but the modern geo, big wheels, and overall chassis stiffness will get you though some pretty nasty stuff.
vaedwards mikekazimer's article
Jul 16, 2017 at 14:27
Jul 16, 2017
What if You Could Design Your Dream Bike? - Pinkbike Poll
Same, except for slightly lower BB and shorter fork...- so Kona Honzo. Both are fantastic bikes, and those little differences are what make one better for one region vs. the other. The Nimble 9 has better paint!
vaedwards RichardCunningham's article
Jul 15, 2017 at 21:53
Jul 15, 2017
Oregon Will Be First US State to Tax Bicycles for Transportation Projects
Indiana residents already pay (or are supposed to pay) $20 per year to register mountain bikes ridden on State Park, State Forest, and National Forest Trails (the vast majority of trails in the state). So far this seems to have gone more towards plugging deficit holes, and less towards any increased support of soft surface trail building and maintenance. (with one notable exception- the forest service does now cut downed trees of State Forest trails... eventually) On a lighter note, the Huffy Carnage 3.0 ... a bike whose very name describes what will happen to the rider if the bike is used on real MTB trails.
vaedwards RichardCunningham's article
Jul 7, 2017 at 9:46
Jul 7, 2017
Maxxis Forekaster Tire - Review
I've run both, and I think the Forekaster hooks up a little better in corners. I just like the Maxxis 3C compound better... and I prefer EXO over Snakeskin. I haven't used any of the new Addix compounds yet, however.
vaedwards RichardCunningham's article
Jul 7, 2017 at 9:41
Jul 7, 2017
Maxxis Forekaster Tire - Review
I used 2.35 forekasters on a SS Honzo for a season and was very pleased. I find I can push the bike harder into corners and technical sections when running a HR2 3C (front) and 2.4 Ardent DC (rear) combo... but the forekaster wins out in terms of weight and rolling resistance. Also climbing traction from the rear tire was good, which is crucial on a SS hardtail.
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