Added reply in a thread Better brake performance? 3/23/2017 10:31 PM

I ride a simple, but excellent odyssey springfield with clear ghost pads on a standard Sun Rhynolite XL black rim, and before I was riding the same brake but with black pads on a chrome rim, and in both cases they work awesome! And the lever is also ... more »

Added reply in a thread Most hated part on a bmx 3/16/2017 11:21 PM

I love the possibilities my rear brake brings to my riding but working on it is an absolute pain in the ass. But the most annoying thing ever on a bike is the chain, if it's perfect it's ok, but if one tiny piece 'decides' to stop working properly while ... more »

Added reply in a thread F/C as cassette 3/10/2017 12:02 AM

Well, first I wasn't implying anything, how could I know if you knew all about freewheels or not?, second, people still ride them, I know, but not for freestyle, and the racing guys ride the newer ones, with sealed bearings and 3 or 4 paws and better ... more »

Added reply in a thread F/C as cassette 3/5/2017 10:56 PM

I just wondered if I could have a cassette that, when you stop pelading, there would be no friction at all, like a freecoaster. Like this: when you pedal, cassette engagement, no slack. When you stop pedalling, the paws would immediately retract, just ... more »

Added reply in a thread F/C as cassette 3/4/2017 4:37 PM

Yeah that sounds complicated. By the time I figure it out, the gap or whatever will be right in front of me hahaha

Added reply in a thread F/C as cassette 3/3/2017 10:04 PM

I wouldn't say the Z coaster combines the two separately, since one of the thing they say is something like 'the Z coaster has the best of both worlds, the responsive engagement of a cassette and the ability to 'freecoast' when going fakie' so it is ... more »

Added reply in a thread F/C as cassette 3/3/2017 1:34 PM

In the beginning of bmx and for a long time, people rode freewheels, and even the good ones had only 2 paws. So if just one should brake, there was only one left to handle all the pedalling and to avoid crushing your teeth on the handlebar. When cassettes ... more »

Added reply in a thread F/C as cassette 3/2/2017 11:27 PM

Elite hubs have more paws for safety reasons, so they can withstand the highest pressures when pedaling full speed. That's why racing hubs also have more paws, and that's why they don't use coasters. If racers were to try them, they would explode a hub ... more »

Added reply in a thread F/C as cassette 3/2/2017 12:49 PM

No, I've only ridden KHE. Thinking about it, maybe the z coaster is the solution. It has large bearings, when pedaling it engages like a cassette, and when not pedaling, it rolls like a coaster. The only problem is its price. But it's Profile, and they ... more »

Added reply in a thread F/C as cassette 3/1/2017 6:25 PM

I have indeed ridden a coaster and every time it seemed to me that I could go faster on a coaster due to the lack of friction. And I take good care of my coaster -and- my cassette. I mean It's sooo boring but there's no escape from manteinance, so I ... more »

Started new thread F/C as cassette 3/1/2017 4:06 PM

Hey people, can anyone help me with this? One of the reasons why it's possible to notice how freecoasters offer higher speeds than cassettes (IMHO), is that once we stop pedaling, a cassette still has the paws hitting and creating friction (the famous ... more »

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Added a comment to TheLittleRider's bike check 2/27/2017 11:11 AM
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a red and green bike against a yellow wall? my eyes hurt!
by the way, ugly as... but regardless of colour, the bike IS rad!

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Added reply in a thread Color scheme 1/30/2017 9:15 PM

something that's kinda cool is the sticker bombed bike. no paint, just stickers... http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZUgTvL2zaWM/Tt4rBhhUMSI/AAAAAAAAABk/wG8ERREUS7w/s1600/IMG_0047.jpg and it's also possible to get creative using coloured tape... Sean Burns used ... more »

Added reply in a thread Color scheme 1/30/2017 8:53 PM

I remember this article about how chrome plating kills the environment... and also, didn't they have a stainless colourway? That was awesome

Added a comment about video Matt Beringer's New Backyard Setup 1/28/2017 3:45 PM
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somebody hire this man to create the next cool BMX course for some contest and make BMX contests fun and creative again, not some barspin battle...

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Added a comment about video Mike Varga - First 1260 & 900 Tailwhip! 1/17/2017 11:08 PM
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Now, that was legit! He is pulling those on ramps that you can easily find at parks and backyards, not those abnormally gigantic ramps those nitro circus dudes ride. If a guy jumps out of a plane and pull a million-tailwhip, that's NOT a record, that's some BS for TV only. This is the real thing!
Besides, I'd say you're ready to try those on skateparks and what not, Mike!
The 1260 and 900 tailwhip are a reality, those quadruple tailwhips from the circus are not...

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Added reply in a thread bmx colourways! 11/18/2016 11:03 PM

Something simple but good looking like this one is awesome, the problem is today some guys are thinking more about the colours of their bikes than actually riding them! Back in the old days (here I go again...) if we had to buy some part because ours ... more »

Added reply in a thread Helmets 11/17/2016 8:45 PM

Helmets all the time, cuz I'm not stupid. Wear a simple skate helmet when you ride street, but going helmetless isn't macho, or cool, it's just plain stupid.

Added a comment about video Kenneth Tencio vs Jacob Bailey - Round 1 10/26/2016 10:27 PM
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i really like Tencio's bars being quite narrow on the bottom there... what does he ride? Are those eastern bars?

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Added a comment about video George Dossantos' All Time Low Video Part 10/20/2016 11:43 PM
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watching a guy killing it *with* brakes and *without* throwing a single barspin or tailwhip is such a breath of fresh air!
call me and old fart but when people rode street with brakes creatvity was at its best. nowadays it's always the same barspins, tailwhips and grinds, barspins, tailwhips and grinds...

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