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woofer2609 vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 11:22
13 hours
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
woofer2609 vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 10:41
13 hours
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
Pfft, suspension is for wussies, next you're gonna start complaining that you want pneumatic tires to replace the solid rubber ones on your wooden rims.
woofer2609 vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 10:33
13 hours
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
Nope. Sold my full suspension, went back to rigid while shopping for a new FS, and haven't purchased one in 2 years because the hardtail is so much fun. Hardtails have some benefits if you are not trying to win a race or huck 30' drops. Easier to maintain, climb, lighter, amazing traction feedback, and makes you choose lines better. It makes the same trail different. You can always ride standing up so your butt doesn't hurt, but you can't take your hands off the bars for a break if they start to feel numb, so yeah, front suspension is a given.
woofer2609 vernonfelton's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 13:03
Oct 6, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
Sorry, your solution makes far too much sense and will therefore be downvoted repeatedly.
woofer2609 vernonfelton's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 12:57
Oct 6, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
I had just as much fun on my bike when the standards were just that; STANDARD. Yes, I love improvements, but every year I don't buy a bike, some new "standard" comes and goes. It seemed for a time in the industry that great minds were coming together and agreeing on a standard, (disc brake mounting tabs, aheadsets, 1 1/8" etc. not going off madly in all directions. The incompatibility issue really confused me when I first got into the dirtbike world as well, it is unnecessary and limits transferability of parts between riders when something breaks. I see the same thing happening with mountain bikes now.
woofer2609 EwiaProduction's article
Oct 4, 2017 at 6:53
Oct 4, 2017
Choice: Before Work Ride or Not - Video
Choice of where to live is mostly decided by: 1. Distance of commute by bike (long enough to get good cardio)? 2.proximity to trail system with bonus points if you can connect trails together to get home 3. Some other stuff like walking distance to shops and schools and stuff, safety of neighbourhood yadda yadda.
woofer2609 mikekazimer's article
Oct 2, 2017 at 13:15
Oct 2, 2017
Novatec Diablo XL Wheelset - First Look
@twowheelsforthemasses: Except when they do. And it is usually the freehub mech that goes. The fact that the sprocket that the pawls engage is built into the hub is the problem. If an issue develops with this sprocket, the hub is toast. I've had it happen personally with Easton and Formula hubs, and it doesn't allow you to "freewheel", and when you walk back to civilization, you have to replace a hub instead of replacing a freehub body, which takes 5 minutes, and does not require unlacing a wheel. Not hatin', ride whatever you like, but twice bitten, now shy.
woofer2609 diamondbackbikes's article
Oct 2, 2017 at 13:09
Oct 2, 2017
Mike Hopkins' Skidsville - Photo And Video Epic
Keystone Standard Basin trail? Sweet. Great video!
woofer2609 mikekazimer's article
Oct 2, 2017 at 12:59
Oct 2, 2017
Novatec Diablo XL Wheelset - First Look
@Whipperman: Yup, you *almost* need a 3rd hand to get the cones tight, but not too tight. Apparently, not too many people work on their own hubs. Once you understand how they work, you will see how well they are engineered. Shimano Freehubs may not have as many POE, but they are easily replaceable if they do crap out (rarely), because they are separate from the hub itself and work with all speeds of cassettes. That, and as mentioned, the fact that ball bearings are cheap and available everywhere.
woofer2609 mikekazimer's article
Oct 2, 2017 at 12:19
Oct 2, 2017
Novatec Diablo XL Wheelset - First Look
@pigman65: Sealed bearings (cartridge bearings) are horrible for "sideloading", they cannot handle any side forces. Shimano uses cups and cones. If they fail it is because the user did not maintain their hubs, not a hub defect.
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