Added reply in a thread Titanium... 10/15/2017 2:00 AM

Today's chromoly parts have been worked to near perfection, and what I mean is, why pay a lot more for a titanium part just to lose a bit of weight? Maybe a ti frame or handlebars have a considerable difference of weight next to chromoly ones, but on ... more »

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Added a comment about feature USA Cycling Speaks for First Time on Freestyle in The Olympics 10/7/2017 9:53 PM

"...take your sport seriously in how you train, how you eat, how you sleep and recover,..."
is it me or does this sound like the fun factor of freestyle has been completely killed off? Will our worst nightmare come true? Are these guys gonna become those super athletes who only train to get medals and not for the fun of it?...

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Added a comment about video FISE: Budapest - Women's Highlights 8/23/2017 3:34 AM

Finally I can watch people riding and actually having fun while doing it, even at a contest. Men's pro finals were sooo boring, with the robotic million-tailwhip per jump. Aside from a frontflip 360 here and there, park riders these days are incredibly uncreative. Is that what it takes to win these days, 500 flairs, tailwhips and barspins per run, and absolutely NO style at all? Bring back the people and keep these robots locked, please!

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Added a comment about video BMX Park in The Olympics: The Interview 6/17/2017 8:17 PM

I understand there will be some regulations since it's a global venue and whatever, but please just don't 'over-regulate' it, you know? Keep it freestyle, don't turn it into gymnastics or something like that...

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Added a comment about video Dennis McCoy Speaks on the Vans BMX Pro Cup 5/7/2017 1:38 AM

For me, I'm so so happy to see an event like this. To me BMX is all about going fast, and not doing 300 different types of grind on a 10-foot rail. Street is cool too, but when I hear the word 'park' I always think 'fast' ang 'high'. To think about grinds we should hear the words 'plaza' or 'street', but anything goes, it's BMX

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Added a comment about video How To Install Gyro Cables with Colony 4/20/2017 9:46 AM

I'm sorry, I'm really into Colony's products and riders, but those how-tos from colony are terrible. hahaha! They're like, "to install the cables just put then in place and go"... what about how to adjust the tension on each side so the gyro works perfectly? What about giving tips about the size of the upper cables acording to the bars' rise?
The same with the stem how to. No tips on bars positioning, or even how to tight the bolts properly! You know, tightening them in an 'X' sequence, so you don't strip any bolts and to get an even pressure on the bars so they don't move. Again, it was "place the stem here, the bars here, tight the bolts and go"...

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Added a comment about video Chris Childs in "Grow Up" 4/19/2017 12:06 AM

one of the best videos parts in a loooong time. Just a few barspins, not a single tailwhip, and he likes to haul ass at everything (it's a BMX bike, not a skateboard! It's meant to go fast! The same old bars-grind-bars-'some trick'-bars-grind combos are pretty annoying).
And just in case Sunday lets him go, he'd be right at home in the bonedeth team haha

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Added reply in a thread Better brake performance? 3/26/2017 4:37 AM

By using odyssey's ghost pads on both counts (clear on black rims / black on chrome rims) I've almost never experienced too much noise. They already come with a 'toe-in' shape, making the front of the pad touch the rim before the middle and the back, ... more »

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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