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2022 Norco Range C1 - Nov. 18, 2021, 9:13 p.m.

I’m late to the party and it’s an admittedly small nit to pick, but what is this bikes best result in an EWS? My only recollections are Jill Kintner not making the transfers in Finale and abandoning, and Lewis Buchanan perhaps similarly fading on day 2 of actual pedaling after a solid day 1 pro stage result in Scotland. It seems the bikes weak point might be the very thing it was designed to do.

What Happened to Tyler "Super T" Klassen - Oct. 21, 2021, 1:12 p.m.

I know I'm years late to the party, but that section of the embedded Jib video is insane - totally worth checking out around 28 minutes.  I'd never seen this film before. Hope T is well.

Progression and the Dreaded Plateau* - Sept. 23, 2021, 9:54 a.m.

Thanks dude - it's hard to see the future from here.  To date, each year seems harder and riding more distant, but I guess that may turn fairly quickly.

Progression and the Dreaded Plateau* - Sept. 23, 2021, 7:17 a.m.

I have two kids under 5 (under 3 when Covid kicked off) and work a superstressful job from home.  Last year was the year my riding plateaued and this year it has fallen off a cliff - I NEVER ride anymore and feel like age is really catching up rapidly (late 40s). I'm worried by the time I ever get any time back (if!), my age/skills/health won't allow me to really ride again.  It really sucks.  Moral of the story - if you love this life (skiing, riding, being physically active) do NOT have two kids.  That, or quit your crappy job and take one with more time off - if possible.

Konrad Kaminski's BMW E39 M5 & Forbidden Dreadnought - May 13, 2021, 11:52 a.m.

It makes me wonder - would consumers accept 11 speed as spec on a lower end bike.  I wonder what X01 or GX 11 speed stuff costs at OE vs NX or SX Eagle. You'd essentially be trading range for performance...

TRP Quadiem Brakes - (Gwin's Brakes!) - May 1, 2021, 6:51 a.m.

I’ve had these a while now and like them. My one beef is that the pads don’t top load. It also makes checking rotor/caliper alignment harder. I prematurely wore through a set of pads before noticing this was off. Any tips on checking this easily?

Winning the Dropper Post Arms Race - April 22, 2021, 12:22 p.m.

Who doesn't want more drop?!

I couldn't agree more, but I also recall a good number of idiotic pinkbike conversations whereby some 5'7" pipsqueak would tell me that 125mm was enough, and then 150mm and then 175...  And then yesterday I was riding with my 200mm one-up post and wishing for just a little bit more.  213 Bikeyoke, here I come!

Winning the Dropper Post Arms Race - April 22, 2021, 11:25 a.m.

Andrew - I respectfully disagree with the premise of your article. The Reverb was the King Turd of all dropper posts. The others are mere Dukes, Duchesses and Counts.

Dear Uncle Dave: Help! I've become a Pinbike meme! - April 1, 2021, 4:57 p.m.

I can pony up some cash for this. Do we have a go fund me? I DGAF if it’s April fools - I am down...

Introducing the 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad XO1 - Dec. 15, 2020, 1:44 p.m.

you miss my point - that's a good price for a frame like that. Pinkbike has it listed for $4649 CAD.

Introducing the 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad XO1 - Dec. 15, 2020, 10:17 a.m.

a question for the masses: does lifetime warranty sway you at all on the SC bikes? How many keep a bike beyond 5 years?

and a note: the SC website has frame only price at $4049 - get em while they're hot! (has to be wrong...)

Coming Back To Bash Rings (With Wolf Tooth CAMO) - Nov. 6, 2020, 8:18 a.m.

Why bother with this? Why not run a 104bcd spider with an appropriately sized bash for your chainring? Avoid the proprietary nonsense and have good chainring availability. I’ve even seen a few half plate bashes if you really want to count grams (and always ride same foot forward).

Plain Parts - Compelling Sentiments - Oct. 16, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

I have an original crank brothers dropper post, in use steady for over a decade now!

HAHAHAHA!!! Just kidding!

When Mountain Bikers are the Saboteurs - Oct. 15, 2020, 9:09 p.m.

Even us inland hillbillies in Nelson aren’t immune from this ruse. A tweak here and a berm there and it sure rolls smoother. I’m not sure what to think...

The 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Has Landed - Oct. 6, 2020, 8:49 p.m.

A small thing, but they don’t seem to have spec’d the cassette on the various models listed. Curious if they went up or down on those since some of the bikes are a mix of GX and X01 or others.

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