znarf Mandownmedia's article
May 14, 2022 at 11:032 days
Bike Check: KJ Sharp's RAAW DH
No problems with the Trunnion mount on my Madonna over four all year seasons. It’s done right on this specific bike. Funny that the DH bike is hardly heavier than my Madonna :) Love it though and am not bothered by its heft, but delighted time and again by its reliability.
znarf sixpackracinggmbh's article
May 10, 2022 at 6:22May 10, 2022
Sixpack Launches German-Made Composite Pedals
I’ll give them a try, if servicing them is easy! More and more I find that products with a seemingly high price tag offer good or great value, IF they are usable/serviceable for a long time. My Raceface Atlas and also my DMR Vault pedals eat the tiny bearings for breakfast. But at least rebuilding them is possible and easy.
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Jun 26, 2021 at 5:23Jun 26, 2021
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Jun 26, 2021 at 5:08Jun 26, 2021
znarf RAAWMountainBikes's article
Jun 17, 2021 at 6:05Jun 17, 2021
RAAW Announces Refined Madonna V2.2 & Extends Warranty on All Frames
Wow, this just keeps getting better and better and more beautiful. 2.5 seasons on a Madonna so far and absolutely happy! 10/10
znarf mattwragg's article
Jun 15, 2021 at 10:47Jun 15, 2021
Interview: Specialized's Sponsorship Boss Benno Willeit Speaks Candidly About Losing Athletes, Fewer World Cup Teams, & More
Wow, the stuff about e-mtb and e-enduro and e-xc and e-cyclocross racing is eye-opening. But not in a good way. Those ideas for events and pressure to make "sell" racers emtbs is properly as opposed as anything I personally like about cycling. But if there's a market, Specialized (and many else) will cater...
znarf TransitionBikeCompany's article
Jun 3, 2021 at 11:34Jun 3, 2021
Video: Riding Transition's New Spire on Loamy Trails in Darrington, Washington
@TransitionBikeCompany: Great riding and nice bikes! After a year of "stay at home" I am surprised to find myself enjoying "nature" and the spectacular forest in your video the most. Incredibly beautiful =)
znarf mikekazimer's article
Jun 3, 2021 at 11:30Jun 3, 2021
First Ride: Transition's New Spire & Patrol
@tedchalk: I do get along fine with the Madonna BB height. You have to pay attention a bit and not ride it with too much sag. But I find the geometry pretty perfect. But I can understand that there are other preferences. A low bb drawback may not only be pedal strikes, but also stuffing your chainring into stuff. I ride a 28t 1x11 with 10-42 cassette - no issues. I´d NOT trade my Madonna for something with a higher BB though. Lots of benefits...
znarf trekgravitygirl's article
May 29, 2021 at 7:00May 29, 2021
Video & Photo Story: Steffi Marth & Nathalie Schneitter's Yunnan China Adventure
There’s a lot of undifferentiated political sentiment in these comments here. I bet there are a lot of people in China, the US and practically every conceivable country who differ a lot from their conceived image (or the stuff their governments or parts thereof say) Propaganda on pinkbike not from companies but from authorities is a first for me, can’t say I like it.
znarf henryquinney's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 9:49Apr 27, 2021
Shimano Introduces New 'Linkglide' Drivetrain Technology with Bold Longevity Claims
@brianpark: I liked the idea of EX1, but it was creaky and not durable in reality, my dad wore through a lot of cassettes on his commuter and had to warranty several parts of the drivetrain…
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