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znarf mikelevy's article
Jan 14, 2023 at 1:17Jan 14, 2023
Interview: Rob Roskopp on Skateboarding, the Syndicate, & Leaving Santa Cruz
I also am a bit disappointed that PON doesn‘t pay me royalties. But then, I didn‘t sell them my company for a lot of $$$ either. Would be a nice plot for Ted Lasso Season 3: Slightly socially detached, wealthy e-biker wants to build a football stadium to get back at greedy investment company who turned out to care more about $$$ than fun. He forms a temporary alliance in spirit with his once hated rich neighbor, because he‘s less devilish than the investor company. But in the end Spesh sues everyone.
znarf seb-stott's article
Jan 12, 2023 at 10:57Jan 12, 2023
First Look: Spot Bikes Launch Gen 2 Ryve 115 Downcountry Bike
Looks like a Trek …… Fuel Ex at the seattube/toptube connection.
znarf mikelevy's article
Nov 22, 2022 at 21:43Nov 22, 2022
First Look: Starling Cycles Adds Adjustability & Tweaks Geometry
I‘d love to buy a Starling, have been very intrigued for a couple of years. I am not short and have long arms and legs. Stack height on my Large Madonna has been revelatory - 657mm with 480mm reach. I started with slammed bars, but have migrated to 10mm of spacers and 25mm rise bars. It has helped my riding a lot and my suspension setup is now much easier, because I don‘t need overly stiff forks. I agree that stack should increase corresponding with reach and most frames go short on headtube length for taller sizes. Once you‘ve tried it, you propably don‘t want to go back. Don‘t know if custom geometry would solve this with a Murmur, but it probably will.
znarf Polygonbikes's article
Sep 30, 2022 at 10:10Sep 30, 2022
Matt Stuttard, Amy Morrison & Dan Wolfe's Custom Polygon Race Bikes for the Trophy of Nations
Cool bikes - look like Metas with a Scott Gambler linkage behind the seattube. And vastly cooler than the Naild-contraption.
znarf ralf-hauser's article
Sep 28, 2022 at 2:50Sep 28, 2022
First Ride: Bosch Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition Motor
Imagine if you didn’t have to compromise with the low energy density of batteries, but could put some sort of high energy liquid in there, which then could be utilized in an explosive manner. You could then ride a much more powerful motorized bike on trails. Which means you could ride even MORE trails in the same time frame, compared to an e-MTB.
znarf mattbeer's article
Sep 1, 2022 at 0:41Sep 1, 2022
First Look: Pivot's New Shuttle LT eMTB
If these things are roughly double the price compared to a 2020 high end emtb (which is realistic on actual street prices) - do they actually work for a couple of years? Durability is a big question mark in the bike biz for bikes which are ridden as „advertised“. I can’t imagine how much maintenance a gravity oriented emtb will need. Lots of vert, high weight. Some questionable parts. But hey, at least they included a big aftermarket front rotor not only in the 12k but also the sub 10k spec. Nice move :)
znarf mikekazimer's article
Aug 23, 2022 at 23:17Aug 23, 2022
Spotted: Prototype SRAM Direct Mount Drivetrain - Les Gets XC World Champs 2022
Unless SRAM moves to a somehow either adjustable or replaceable clutch (I know, patents…) this derailleur doesn‘t solve the main problem I‘ve had with SRAM drivetrains in the last couple of years. My GX AXS clutch lasted five rides and is in for warranty claim right now…
znarf edspratt's article
Aug 14, 2022 at 23:24Aug 14, 2022
[Updated with Overall] Final Results from EWS Burke 2022
@artistformlyknowasdan: I have a little more than a month with lots of riding on the new Conti Kryptotal F (DH casing) and R (Enduro casing) on my Madonna. They are very predictable and offer outstanding grip in dusty and dry and also in wet conditions. Casings are 100% true, none of the crazy wobble a good percentage of the older contis had from new. Durability seems to be better than Maxxis Max Terra(!) - even though both tires are softer compounds. While I find the trusted DHF DHR combo totally acceptable, the new Contis feel absolutely better to me. They roll surprisingly well, too. Where they absolutely are without competition is in wet conditions around freezing temperature with a lot of roots. Night and day advantage. In other conditions a lot of other rubber works decent as well.
znarf alicialeggett's article
Aug 2, 2022 at 11:04Aug 2, 2022
Review: The Evil Epocalypse is Equal Parts Balance & Brawn
Ecopalypse? At least it keeps the point of entry the same for everyone =)
znarf pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 25, 2022 at 11:13Jul 25, 2022
Gang-Related Shooting in Whistler Leaves 2 Dead, Disrupts Resort Operations
I certainly wouldn‘t say it is a western phenomenon. Russia in Ukraine, China with the Uigurs ans basically anyone. India… ;]
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