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vapidoscar danielsapp's article
Jul 13, 2020 at 6:03
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Finals Photo Epic: Downhill Southeast - Windrock II 2020
Um. It's stars and stripes. Stars and bars is the Confederate flag.
vapidoscar mikekazimer's article
Jun 29, 2020 at 17:41
Jun 29, 2020
MTB on a Budget: Where to Spend & Where to Save on Bike Parts
New old stock/budget full suspension: Frame $400 Fork/shock $450 Custom wheels $250 Crank/drivetrain $200 170mm dropper $135 Rest $365 Total $1800 Time will tell how it worked out but first impressions are good. Nothing truly heavy and cheap and plenty of rebound and compression adjustment on suspension. But obviously nothing too fancy either.
vapidoscar mikelevy's article
Jun 24, 2020 at 11:57
Jun 24, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 12 - What's the Future of Bike Shops?
Any place can be toxic. I used to work at the headquarters of Medicare and there were inappropriate comments to the point of discomfort for me. There is a time and a place (comedy club not work). I work at a consultancy now and have never heard a single comment that made me uncomfortable. And I have worked here 7 times as long. Non stop bad energy even if funny or intended to be good natured can really create a bad environment.
vapidoscar danielsapp's article
Jun 19, 2020 at 14:13
Jun 19, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: Where Do You Shop for Bike Parts?
Do you order online or have a bike shop order online for you?
vapidoscar danielsapp's article
Jun 15, 2020 at 14:18
Jun 15, 2020
MicroSHIFT's New 10-Speed Advent X Drivetrain is Only $167 - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated with Video)
@Poulsbojohnny: good follow up. I couldn't find Advent X earlier in the year and I am cheap. I went with the 8 speed shifter and cassette with the 9 speed Advent clutch derailleur. All steel construction and 12-42 range. First two rides were excellent. Very little time spent in 42 so I am hopeful it will be enough range. All in with chain under $100.
vapidoscar mikelevy's article
Jun 15, 2020 at 13:01
Jun 15, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 11 - Are We Going Racing This Year?
Question for the next podcast. Sorry for the length. I spent the last two years trying to make a Breezer Squal/Storm hardtail into a legit trail bike for Ohio but as cheaply as possible by upgrading everything I broke. I have had some success and have ridden some great trails in Ohio and Pennsylvania but overall the experiment was a failure. You simply can't change the fundamental nature of the bike. Fortunately this only cost about $600 since 2017, $300 for bike and $300 for upgrades/repairs, and I learned a lot. Starting last November I assembled a budget full suspension. I have had my first two rides this week and what a world of difference. One area that I was not anticipating was the difference in steering. At low speed I am all over the place. I went from 71 degrees to 65 degrees over night. Not over the course of the last 20 years. Any tips? I was nervous on 3 foot wide bridges on my last ride and was comfortable on 8 inch skinnies on my Breezer. Or do I just need more time?
vapidoscar jamessmurthwaite's article
May 18, 2020 at 19:31
May 18, 2020
The FCKW Frameworks Reclaimer Was Designed and Built Completely by Hand
Please review the dropper. They are only $50 but you have to take your hands off the bars to operate. Probably best for the enduro rides and not rolling terrain.
vapidoscar dan-roberts's article
May 5, 2020 at 6:48
May 5, 2020
The 2020 Last Tarvo Claims to be the Lightest Enduro Frame Ever
Zeron is a range like Aeffect is for Race Face. What are you looking at cranks? Fork? If fork, air or coil? I have no answers for these just trying to help.
vapidoscar jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 6:36
Apr 20, 2020
Video: Stefan Mueller Turns His Bike into a Lawnmower in Self-Isolation
Agreed. Handle on my manual mower broke years ago and have been using weedwacker for lawn.
vapidoscar danielsapp's article
Apr 15, 2020 at 8:36
Apr 15, 2020
First Look: Fox's New Transfer Dropper Post - Pond Beaver 2020
@cole-inman: too bad one of the socks is droopy. I mean it would have to be if they are really OneUp socks.
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