Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Canyon Fail update

Jan cracked his Canyon Strive AL frame a month ago or so. Canyon handled his warranty claim and got him a new frame. Its the "upgraded" version that has a carbon seatstay.

My initial though is, that its only time before this frame cracks again, as the area where the crack came is identical. My pessimistic crystal-ball is not something I pull out of my ass; I broke my carbon Specialized Enduro frame the same place....twice! All it takes is poor engineering, and the same amount of stress to the same area.

Don't do crack:
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Old bike:

"New" Bike:

..And you failed Canyon, get your CAD-shit right.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yaaaaaaaay E13

I few weeks back I wrote about my former E13 LG1 failing, not just that, but also how my warranty claim was denied, although the problem I had with the pedals, was well known.

A week went by.

And then something happened. I got contacted by Charlie Schneider, the head of tech support for E13 USA. He told me that he got my back, and that he was sorry for my inconvenience.

A week ago I got my pedals back, serviced.
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...A few days later, I actually also got a brand new pair from E13, free of charge. Yay!
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I'm glad E13 helped me out, I didn't count on it. Beware the power of this blog!!11!!

Some things change, some things stay the same.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Recent Riding Part 3/3


Jan hitting a brand new stepdown, on my bike. 
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Speaking of new stuff, Thomas is the first guy to hit this platform drop. Props man, pictures don't do it justice..
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Tom on his new 2016 YT Capra, quickly picking up technique.
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That stepdown
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god im drunk

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Recent Riding Part 2/3 (rant included)

Second part, this time gear-related, check it out:

Tom with his brand new Capra CF Pro Race, the top model in the Capra line.
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FOX 36 Float in the front.... ill get back to that fork in a future post. Note the carbon hoops.
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FOX Float X2 in the rear, what a great performing shock btw.
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And something that also cought my attention where the Gamut Podium Pedals, created by the former Point One Racing team. 
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Big and flat, with long pins, the grip is on par with my Predator Pedals, but not as good as my E13 LG1's
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And now the rants...

FiveTen really?? After what, 4 months of use?? Fuck this new FiveTen Contact line, this blows!
Contact?? I don't see any contact between the shoe and the sole...ughhh 124 euros down the drain. I am sick and tired of things failing.

The sole is loose, and you can literally pull it of the shoe, the foot rotates weirdly on my pedals. Review score to be adjusted....
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In other amazing news...

My Pike got stuck at 20% sag, like, the fork settled at 20% even without any weight on the bike. What the fuck?? This is a (1075 euro) new fork! : (

 So I googled a little and found out that its actually a common problem with Pikes. Rockshox has even given an unofficial guide how to get rid of it, and it actually worked! So here it is:

1)Release all air.
2)Pull the fork by hand about ten times.
3)Fill it up with air again to max psi.
4)Release air untill you get to desired pressure.

Fahk this actually worked! (but this should not have happened in the first place...so fuck...somebody!)
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im tired, and its late.. 'kay

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Recent Riding Part 1/3

So got lots of riding done these last two weeks, and even shot some pics. In this 3 piece photo collection I will cover some new jumps, drops, and even a new bike..

Got air? ..Thomas hitting the tree-gap.
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I am getting more and more fond of this lady.
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Tom on my bike.
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What travel?
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Jan hitting a new jump.
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