rob3

rob3

Lives in: Medford, MA USA

Member since: 01/15/20

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Reply to Brad Simms parting ways with Fit 1/25/2021 7:31 AM

I did think it was odd that Simms was barely in the "It's All the Same Shit" video. At the time I figured he was injured. I'm a huge S&M/Fit fan, but I don't think the company did itself any favors with the wording of that statement, or especially ... more »

Reply to Quick-Rlease Seat Clamp 1/20/2021 8:08 AM

S&M still makes them, but if you're over 200 pounds I'd recommend something stronger.

Reply to Best plastic pedals? 1/15/2021 1:20 PM

I'm a highly sketchy pedal grinder, and I weigh a lot, so YMMV. My favorite plastic pedal I've tried is the Merritt P1. I don't like an insane amount of grip, and, to me, these are just right. They hold up fairly well to grinds too. As jmz213 said above, ... more »

Reply to Translucent colors 1/11/2021 6:18 AM

Here's my trans red ATF 22.

Reply to Is there a future for 22 Inch? 11/29/2020 1:21 PM

I agree with all of this, and would add that, for me at least, it was a great way to reenter BMX after being out for a while. I really like the 22 for pump track and bowls too. But I wouldn't recommend one for someone who's already comfortable on a 20". ... more »

Reply to The most annoying thing about riding skate parks? 11/25/2020 10:37 AM

Injuring myself.

Reply to recieved the wrong parts 11/22/2020 11:34 AM

Damn, that chrome rules!

Reply to 2021 Kink Drifter 26" Gloss Copper 11/22/2020 11:32 AM

I think I've posted this before, but switch out the stock pads for some Kool Stop salmon or dual compound. Then you should be good to go on the brakes.

Reply to best 9.5-9.75 bars with 4 degrees upsweep 10/4/2020 1:14 PM

S&M Race XLT bars are 8 back 4 up and available in those sizes (though they appear to be sold out at the moment). T-1 Ruben bars are 9.2" rise with 14 back 4 up

Reply to Back pain 9/16/2020 5:30 PM

Try band pull aparts. It could be a general issue with posture, and if so this will help.

Reply to Vegan trainers for riding? 9/7/2020 7:05 AM

Vans Authentic low tops? I love them, although they aren't particularly durable.

Reply to Universal Hub Guards 9/1/2020 4:35 AM

Yeah, the G-Sport Uniguard works this way as well.

Reply to Back pain!!!! 8/24/2020 5:00 AM

I agree with this and will add that, if you spend a lot of time sitting, get up and walk for a few minutes every hour.

Reply to Oriol bike shop 8/21/2020 7:42 AM

Good point, I misread your post. That's annoying for sure. Postal delays aren't an issue when the item doesn't ship to begin with!

Reply to Oriol bike shop 8/21/2020 7:14 AM

I ordered from them recently, and it came quickly. Remember though that USPS is a mess right now, and things just aren't arriving on time, and tracking isn't always updated.

Reply to Thin, solid, grippy grip recommendations 8/13/2020 1:10 PM

The S&M Clint Reynolds grips are in the same style as the Hoders, but they're noticeably thinner. Fit Tech grips feel thin to me too.

Reply to Helmet Selection 8/10/2020 8:25 AM

S1 Mega Lifer if you have a head size over 7 5/8 and don't mind looking like you have another planet growing from your already planet-sized head. By far the most comfortable helmet I've used.

Reply to Scarcity of 26 inch BMX frames and forks 8/4/2020 7:54 AM

I agree that height/weight shouldn't be the main determining factor. But depending on the kind of riding you want to do, a 26" can be a lot of fun. As dave Lawrence mentioned though, they're usually sold as completes marketed toward older dudes who want ... more »

Reply to Building a custom... 8/4/2020 7:44 AM

Seems to me (and I speak from experience) that you're overthinking it and that you should probably wait for the 21". What fork do you plan to use? I saw your post in the 22" Facebook group, considering an 22" ATF. I'd personally rather have the 21.625 ... more »

Reply to Scarcity of 26 inch BMX frames and forks 8/3/2020 4:28 PM

What's your budget?