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wakaba mattwragg's article
May 18, 2017 at 12:56
May 18, 2017
The Olympic Bike: Developing the Scott Spark
Now put it on 26 wheels and loose another 1.5kg and gain fun.
wakaba AJBarlas's article
May 18, 2017 at 12:47
May 18, 2017
Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – First Ride
Love the art deco tow truck in the background. 48 Ford Flathead?
wakaba mattwragg's article
May 17, 2017 at 11:16
May 17, 2017
Inside Acros
It certainly can be a problem. HWG and Acros are longtime players - supply should be no problem. More important - they use very decent races and balls and seals, no soft ss crap an do decent QS. Buying third party replacements is not a good idea here. My Shimano 600 hubs went 30 000km and never had to change the bearings. Setting the bar.
wakaba RichardCunningham's article
May 16, 2017 at 21:39
May 16, 2017
Intense DVO Recluse Limited Edition
@WAKIdesigns: Nothing wrong with plastic bodies...probably a thinwall-metal sleeve acting as a cylinder in there. Brake master assemblies are throwaway items anyway today and there is no slave cylinder on bikes. Calipers really look nice and 4 plus 2 makes sense on this xc bike - or not - I prefer 4 and 4 for a little more durability. The LE theme on paintjob makes me cringe everytime I see one of those bikes.
wakaba RichardCunningham's article
May 12, 2017 at 19:10
May 12, 2017
Big Wheel Blitzkrieg at Fort Bill – Commencal Supreme DH V4 29er
29 because tracks gotten tame. And they look shite
wakaba pinkbikeaudience's article
May 11, 2017 at 22:36
May 11, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Which DH Bike, Stem Length, Getting Into Slopestyle
Get the more modern Gambler. Long, low, 60 degree Headangle when plowing. Its an awesome machine. Short stems work very well. I ride a 20mm low Thomson with a 30mm riserbar on Emerald on my downhill-bike for years. Comfy, not twitchy and fast.
wakaba pinkbikeaudience's article
May 11, 2017 at 18:23
May 11, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Which DH Bike, Stem Length, Getting Into Slopestyle
Stem? Wheelbase, head angle, low bottom bracket, cog is what matters. Stem lenght is riders preference. This is the year 200 of bikes. Same silly question reasked since Mr Drais invented his pushbike.
wakaba mikelevy's article
May 8, 2017 at 22:19
May 8, 2017
Scott Spark 900 - Review
@iamamodel: It will kill you anyminute now ;-)
wakaba mikelevy's article
May 8, 2017 at 10:54
May 8, 2017
Scott Spark 900 - Review
Looks like an outdated xc bike with the upper shockbracket welded 10mm forward to get more travel. Also...using alu as a spring is not a sound design decision, will not improve the ride, nor a good USP but probably a cost cutter in the region of 3-5$. Deathflex recall scenario looks expensive. And I have seen xc-bikes designed like this explode their chain stays on their first serious descent.
wakaba mikelevy's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 16:01
Apr 28, 2017
Norco's New DH Bike – Lourdes World Cup DH 2017
Interesting. Spring is heavy. 800lb? That is going to pound the bearings to dust and dampers into a leaky mess.
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