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yourrealdad seb-stott's article
Jan 2, 2023 at 9:25
Jan 2, 2023
2022 Pinkbike Awards: Innovation of the Year Winner
Just to get nit picky here, but then a trials bike is not a bicycle? Has no saddle…
Dec 27, 2022 at 19:20
Dec 27, 2022
yourrealdad henryquinney's article
Dec 18, 2022 at 8:26
Dec 18, 2022
First Look: Scott Release Latest Generation of Scale RC Hardtail
@XCplease: I pretty much run Farsports for all my Chinese wheels. Have had well over 10 pairs ranging from plus size to super ultra lite road. Zero issues. Typically it seems they are leading the Chinese development. Lighter, cheaper, better spec than LB wheels. Here is the frame: Bought from on Ali with the blue/purple chameleon. https://airwolfcarbonbike.com/product/yfm053-airwolf-xc-carbon-mtb-frame-boost-29er-thru-axle-14812mm-hardtail-mountain-bicycle-frameset-and-seatpost-lenght-420mm-s-m-l/
yourrealdad henryquinney's article
Dec 18, 2022 at 5:01
Dec 18, 2022
First Look: Scott Release Latest Generation of Scale RC Hardtail
@vonb: Epic HT clone frame. So before someone gets on here and says that is why it is so cheap, I could swap it with an actual s works frame at full retail and the cost would still be about $6k or less than half the Scott. Spec is XX1 mech (got XX1 AXS lying around that would bump the price only $600). SID Ultimate 120mm, e13 trs crank, garbaruk chainring/cassette. Formula cura 4 pot brakes (overkill, but cheap, light, strong pick all), one up 180mm dropper, s works phenom saddle, mt. Zoom stem and 760mm bar, Farsports ultra lite wheels. Dt 240 hubs, 30mm internal, 1200g Bike is sexy af as well
yourrealdad henryquinney's article
Dec 16, 2022 at 17:39
Dec 16, 2022
First Look: Scott Release Latest Generation of Scale RC Hardtail
@enduroNZ: I think we are upset that bikes cost this much because: 1. They don’t have to 2. A rising tide lifts all boats, or something like that. I just built up a HT that weighs 150g more than this bike. Except mine is ready to ride weight for a size large. Also only cost around $3,800. Better looking to boot. So that price is not necessary to justify its performance. If the top of the line bikes keep getting more and more expensive then you can continue to raise the price on the whole line up because those pos nx bikes start to look like a real value at $4k
yourrealdad mikekazimer's article
Dec 12, 2022 at 18:34
Dec 12, 2022
Field Test: 2023 Scott Genius ST - Cape Not Included
I thought I loved the look of it too, until I saw it in person. It is an ugly bike up close. I feel like all these shots are of an air brushed model. In reality it has acne scars.
yourrealdad mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2022 at 6:56
Dec 6, 2022
First Look: Yeti's New SB140 - Splitting the Difference
@bman33: It is subjective. This is the PB comments section, isn't it a requirement to be subjective on here? Also notice I didn't say my way was the best, or 25mm the best. But lets look at what actual bike people are doing and not us archair peeps: Scott Spark XC bike, Trek super caliber, Specialized Epic, Canyon Lux: All XC bikes all running 29/30mm rims If WC racers are using it then it is probably the most optimized/best part for that need, and I am guessing they are running narrower tires than most daily Spur users. Lets look at Stans whose wheels are on the two lower end models of the Spur. Stans Arch S1 and D1 being 26mm wide and according to them optimized for 2.25-2.5 tires. But then they have a Arch Mk4 which is 28mm wide and optimized for 2.2-2.5 tires? But wait, they have a Crest MK4 25mm wide which is optimized for gravel and xc up 2.3. Hold on a Flow S1 29mm wide and optimized for 2.3-2.8! So if we go with stans (and probably some maxxis undersized tires) sure 25 will work, but it is not optimized/best Also they say 25 is for gravel and up to 2.3. Again I imagine that most people are riding 2.4-2.5 tires on their Spur cause that is what comes on it. At least they are Maxxis so they will actually be 2.3 and the world is fine and no one's bike will implode. I think we are probably agreeing on everything at this point. My main point again is not about wheels, but that most bikes are expensive, and Yeti is not the most, not really out of the ordinary. That Scott Spark I looked at is $15,000 USD aka almost 2x the cost of the yeti I have referenced. I do apologize for calling them junk. Rarely is any part of a bike these days junk. I just mean it is a pretty low end and ill fitting (IMO) component for a bike of that price. Cheers
yourrealdad mikelevy's article
Dec 5, 2022 at 16:42
Dec 5, 2022
First Look: Yeti's New SB140 - Splitting the Difference
@bman33: Yep, there are some DH guys that have been running 25mm for years. Doesn't mean it is the best. Seriously I run 24mm wide rims for my gravel wheels and put 28-30mm road tires on it. I used to run 19mm wide rims with my 2.4 tires. Doesn't mean its the best. For 2.25-2.3 I like 28-30mm rims.
yourrealdad mikelevy's article
Dec 5, 2022 at 16:13
Dec 5, 2022
First Look: Yeti's New SB140 - Splitting the Difference
@tgent: All my pricing was and is still correct. Evil folllowing with X01 is $7,899 https://www.evil-bikes.com/products/following Every other bike was listed at the current listed price from the company so don't know what you are smoking. I also stated the Yeti is the most expensive compared to nearest competitors and attempted to explain why. R&D cost money, so you pay for switch infinity. You pay more in the US for Fox. You pay for the Yeti name. My main point is that it is not that much more than other comparable bikes and people constantly moan about the cost. 90% of bikes are too expensive and over priced. Also don't tell me that a 25mm internal width wheel is ok for a bike like the Spur. I don't even run that junk on my XC race bikes.
yourrealdad mikelevy's article
Dec 5, 2022 at 6:56
Dec 5, 2022
First Look: Yeti's New SB140 - Splitting the Difference
@tgent: All I pointed out were main differences in components, wether good or bad. You obviously didn't read my post as I have never owned a yeti so don't know how it could be my beloved. How do you know my preferences? The only mention I make of something being good or bad it the sh!t bushings in RS SID which is not my opinion, but basically a fact and held by the industry. I own Sram, Sram AXS, Shimano, e13, Race Face...etc, etc for my drive trains. I own RS, Fox, Manitou, Ohlins, Push, MRP for suspension, so please continue to tell me what I prefer without having a clue. You are the one with the confirmation bias going on here
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