Mar 21, 2017 at 10:032 days
Hi, Selling a pair of Chromag Contact pedals. Used for less than 6 months, and sitting in the garage for most of that period (ski season!). I bought them for my trail bike but will likely be swapping back to clipless. Let me know if you have any questions. They're great pedals, very reasonable weight. Bearings and pedal bodies are in excellent condition, with virtually no marks at all and all pins in perfect shape. Cheers! Zack
Mar 17, 2017 at 9:37Mar 17, 2017
Now Finished: Ask Me Anything With Mike Hopkins
@hopkins: Rad, I'm always super inspired by guys like you who seem so stoked to be taking the road less traveled, and succeeding at the same time. Shred on Mike.
Mar 17, 2017 at 9:06Mar 17, 2017
Now Finished: Ask Me Anything With Mike Hopkins
It seems like you're one of the few riders around that has managed to walk the line of staying relevant without necessarily competing all the time, whether in slopestyle, enduro, DH, etc. How'd you manage to make the professional rider thing a reality, and what does it take to keep it going when so much attention seems focused on the competitive sides of the sport?
Mar 11, 2017 at 22:01Mar 11, 2017
Selling a pair of POC Joint VPD 2.0 knee pads with very light use (~10-15 trail rides). Never been crashed in at all - they're just a little bit too big for my chicken legs. The white POC lettering is a little dirty, but that's about the only thing to report. They are in awesome shape. Buyer pays shipping
Mar 9, 2017 at 20:14Mar 9, 2017
I am selling a 2016 Evil Following with a custom build. It is in excellent condition and has very low miles. This bike was purchased directly from Evil and picked up at their HQ in late summer 2016, and has not seen much trail time due to work travel and competing winter hobbies (skiing). It started as a stock version of their X1 build kit, which was promptly dissected in favor of a mostly custom build. Also, the green color pops a lot more in person! Bike retailed for $5100 (pre-tax) BEFORE upgrades to tires, cockpit, dropper post, brakes, shock needle bearing...upgrades total over $1000 more! The spec list is as follows: Fork: Rockshox Pike RCT3 130mm, blacked out decals. Fresh bath oil and relube with premium Rockshox oil and grease. One extra bottomless token installed Shock: Rockshox Monarch RT3 Debonair. Fresh relube with premium Rockshox oil and grease. 2 bottomless bands installed. NEW RWC needle bearing kit installed in upper eyelet. Headset: Evil Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4, brand new sintered pads with 1 ride. Full rebuild on both calipers and levers with new seals and DOT 5.1 fluid. 203mm Shimano Ice Tech front rotor and 180mm rear (worth $600 for the brakes alone, not including rotors and adapters) Wheels: Easton Heist 30, 15mm front and 142x12mm rear axles. Set up tubeless. Includes 4 replacement spokes Cranks: Raceface Aeffect SL Cinch. Bottom bracket in great condition. 30T narrow-wide sprocket Rear Der: SRAM X1 Shifter: SRAM X1 Chain: SRAM X1 Cassette: SRAM X1 10-42t Chainguide: OneUp chainguide, with upper guide and bash Handlebars: Chromag BZA 35 carbon, 800mm width, 15mm rise Stem: Anvl Swage 35, 50mm length Grips: Easton Lock-On - thin Seatpost: Fox Transfer Performance, 150mm drop. Thumb lever. Seatpost clamp: Evil Saddle: Ergon SMA3 - M Tires: New Schwalbe Magic Mary TrailStar 2.35 front, Maxxis DHR2 3C TR 2.3 rear. Front tire has 2 rides, rear tire has 80% life left. Pedals: Chromag Contact, near-new, gunmetal color Extras include 4 additional spokes for the wheels, barely used organic pads for the Hope brakes, and a barely used Maxxis Minion DHF 3C TR 2.5 front tire. I'm an ex-mechanic, and have taken meticulous care of this bike. The frame is taped with heli-tape to prevent cable rub and damage to the top tube, down tube, and chain stays. All pivot bearings have been re-packed with Rock n' Roll Super Web grease for longevity in PNW riding conditions and are in great shape. There are 1-2 very, very small (think the size of a grain of sand) imperfections in the finish where the green paint has chipped, showing the white primer layer underneath. These can be patched either with color-matched green nail polish or with touch up paint from Evil. Additionally, there is a 1 inch by 1 inch area on the top tube where the very top layer of green paint was accidentally peeled up when I was attempting to remove a piece of the very sticky protective tape that I have used (see the close-up photo of the top tube - barely noticeable). As you can see in the photos, the shade of green is just barely lighter and cannot be noticed by most. I have painted over it with clear coat to protect the underlying layer of paint against damage. The drivetrain is in excellent condition. The chainring and cassette show almost no wear, and the chain is in almost new condition with no measurable stretch according to my Park chain checker tool. There are absolutely no cracks or even significant scratches anywhere on the frame or any components. It looks like it belongs in a show room. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to set up time for a test ride. You won't be disappointed - this is the most fun bike I've ever owned. WILL SHIP AT BUYER'S EXPENSE. BUYER PAYS PAYPAL FEES.
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Jan 20, 2017 at 11:16Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
Electronic shifting is stupid. I'm sorry, but what's inefficient about a steel cable? I'm also not on the gearbox train - though some people have a love affair with complex engineering (after all, we are all riding mountain bikes, the epitome of over-engineering), the elegant simplicity of the modern drivetrain really is something to behold. To me, dropper posts are still a joke. How can making something go up and down be so unreliable? Fox appears to have made strides in the reliability department, as has 9point8, but weight and complexity remain an issue. I think there's opportunity for some cool innovation there.
Dec 2, 2016 at 12:04Dec 2, 2016
Hi, Selling a non-Boost, 29" Rockshox Pike Solo Air. This came stock on an Evil Following, and is the 130mm travel option. It has seen a few months of riding and has a few very small scuffs in places, but has never been crashed, has significant cable rub, and looks great. I have recently refreshed the bath oil, cleaned the seals and re-soaked the foam rings. Currently has 1 additional token added to the Solo Air chamber over stock. Make an offer.
Nov 9, 2016 at 13:44Nov 9, 2016
Selling a pair of Easton Heist 30 wheels. These wheels are very highly regarded as a very strong, fast wheel at a great value. Internal rim width is 30mm to provide amazing tire support at low pressures, and hubs are easily convertible. Front is a 15x100mm axle, rear is 12x142mm, and the rear hub is set up with an XD driver for SRAM's latest 11/12 speed systems. Wheels have about 50-60 miles on them and are in excellent condition. Hub bearings are smooth as new, and the hub mechanism is super clean. Includes quick release adapters, as well as spare spokes. Will ship anywhere in the US, $40 flat fee.
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Oct 20, 2016 at 12:20Oct 20, 2016
Best Ride of the Year - Opinion
It's interesting reading all of these crash stories and hearing how they do/do not change peoples' perspectives. For me, I had 2 pretty bad crashes in the last year, all involving sizeable jumps on my downhill bike, and decided that it wasn't worth it to me. It's a tough mindset to get over because I have a few buddies who are into sending the biggest things possible, and I feel almost ashamed for shying away from things that I otherwise would have been excited to hit before my accidents changed my perspective. I've managed to rein in my confidence a bit more again, but I don't think it will ever be quite the same. I've never had any major impacts to my head, but broken bones in the last couple of years have taught me that going for a sketchy, big ass sender in the woods isn't worth the ensuing time off the bike and potential for lifelong impacts to my mobility, etc.
Rebuild and Restore: Part one - The Lower Body
26 Feb 2016