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warhorse LeattUSA's article
Feb 12, 2021 at 16:33
Feb 12, 2021
Brett Tippie Signs with Leatt
@Svinyard: I would not presume to have an opinion on that. Like most fathers, I suspect, I always struggled to walk the line between letting my kids loose in the world and protecting them. Good luck :)
warhorse LeattUSA's article
Feb 12, 2021 at 7:22
Feb 12, 2021
Brett Tippie Signs with Leatt
I hesitate to reply because we all have the tendency to first decide what we wish to believe and then look for ways to validate whatever that is, so why bother, right? However, I have been an orthopedic surgeon for 20 yrs and have a background in basic science as well (PhD in cell biology) so I hope sharing my view on neck braces with anyone open to it may help someone: 1. The referenced study is well done, believable and although imperfect, one of the best out there. Randomized, double blinded, prospective studies (the gold standard in clinical science) can be difficult or impossible to do in humans, so we do the best we can. 2. All riders, but especially older ones who continue to push their limits (like Tippie, presumably), are excellent candidates for neck braces with full face helmets. As we age, our bones get more brittle and soft tissues less flexible making catastrophic cervical spine injury much more likely. Lab and real world data convincingly show neck braces lower the stress on and the excursion of the cervical spine and reduce serious injuries in all age groups. 3. Most importantly, the sum of available info tells us neck braces are effective. Anecdotally, in my small circle of riding friends, 2 skilled riders over 50 have sustained cervical fractures with spinal cord injury. Neither was wearing a neck brace. One recovered after surgery and is back at it, the other has been a C5 paraplegic for the last 5 years.
warhorse mikelevy's article
Feb 5, 2021 at 23:24
Feb 5, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Would You Change About Your Current Bike?
Yeah, it’s a thing (at least initially). I’m 6’0” and I noticed I never got the butt buzz on my 29er hard tail on the same steep trails that I used to notice it on a full suspension 29er. That was after switching from a 27.5 full suspension bike. Now it’s not an issue on the full squishy 29 bike so I guess I’ve changed position without really thinking about it much.
warhorse mikelevy's article
Feb 5, 2021 at 23:08
Feb 5, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Would You Change About Your Current Bike?
@j-t-g: Last fall (after a 7 mo wait for the frame) I built a 2020 Optic size L to 29.5# w/ flat pedals bottle cage and fender. It has a 150mm pike, 800mm bar, 4 piston brakes, 200mm dropper and Assegai 2.5/DHR II 2.4 tires. It’s an adequately stout trail bike but spendy to hit sub 30# for sure. For $2500 less it would be at 32# and nearly as good. No regrets, though.
Selling
Jan 24, 2021 at 17:17
Jan 24, 2021
Selling
Jan 24, 2021 at 17:14
Jan 24, 2021

Rock Shox Reverb 170mm w/ cable conversion

$85 USD
Rock Shox Reverb 170mm/31.6mm dropper with Wolf Tooth sustain B cable conversion (std MTB shift cable barrel end goes to bottom of post). Lever NOT included. Super smooth travel with no damage to stanchion or oil leaks. approx. 2mm up/down play not noticeable when riding. 580gm. 79mm min insertion. 238mm max insertion. Rail center to bottom of post (outer) 307mm-477mm. Buyer pays shipping. Thanks for looking.

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Jan 24, 2021 at 16:56
Jan 24, 2021

King/DT/Stans 27.5” custom wheel set, NON-boost

$399 USD
Custom built 27.5” trail bike wheel set, NON-boost. Red Chris King hubs, ISO disc, 32 H, 100X15mm LD front, 142x12mm rear, XD driver. Stans Arch rims, 32H, 26mm internal. DT Swiss aerolite bladed spokes. DT Swiss aluminum nipples, 2.0x12mm, red. 1730gm without tape or valve stems. Smooth and fast running Chris King stainless steel bearings which have been regularly maintained. Mild ano fade. Wheels are true and tight. No dents. Never wrecked or needed any spoke replacement. Nice condition with minor usual use scratches, rear > front. Built in 2017 with new rims, spokes and spoke nipples. Hubs were purchased new in 2011 and used on 2 prior wheels sets. Retail cost to assemble this wheelset from new components over $1300, rear hub alone is $500. (For sale only because my current bike frame/fork standards are Boost 29). Buyer pays shipping. Thanks for looking.

Selling
Jan 16, 2021 at 22:46
Jan 16, 2021

Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29x2.35

$40 USD
Schwabe Hans Dampf 29x2.35. TLE (tubeless easy). Snakeskin. Evo. Addix soft compound. 810gm. Lightly used. Excellent trail bike rear tire. Will sell w/ Schwalbe Magic Mary 29x2.35, $75 for both. FREE SHIPPING. Thanks for looking.

Selling
Jan 16, 2021 at 22:40
Jan 16, 2021

Schwalbe Magic Mary 29x2.35

$45 USD
Schwalbe Magic Mary 29x2.35. TLE (tubeless easy). Snakeskin. Evo. Addix soft compound. 890gm. Lightly used. Excellent trail bike front tire. Will sell w/ Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29x2.35, $75 for both. FREE SHIPPING. Thanks for looking.

warhorse HayesPerformanceSystems's article
Oct 26, 2020 at 8:35
Oct 26, 2020
SUNringlé Brings Back the 3D Violet Super Bubba
I had sun-ringle rims on my DJ bike for 5 yrs (still would, but it was stolen). Like these, they were heavy, but they did survive a lot square edge impacts and remained true.
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