Blog : Skills : Fitness : Pump tracks and bike parks : Books


Equipment

FOR SALE: SWEET 2007 S-WORKS TRICROSS


Sick CX bike for cheap!
Budget race bike.
Dialed backup bike.

Carbon frame and fork. Ultegra drivetrain. $1,200.

(more…)
September 29, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment : Comments (0)


WHICH SIZE EVIL INSURGENT SHOULD I GET?


Hey Lee! I was wondering if I could tap into your bike fitment expertise? I am looking at getting an Evil Insurgent, and I feel like I am right between a L and XL. Any tips or input would be greatly appreciated! I am 6’2” tall with normal proportions. I like to ride DH and aggressive trail.

James O.

(more…)
September 13, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (0)


LEARN ABOUT SHIMANO DI2 SHIFTING

I’ve ridden XTR Di2 electronic shifting, and it’s freaking awesome. As great as the cable-actuated Shimano shifters are, this is next level.

Check out this video and info from Shimano:

(more…)
: Posted In: Equipment : Comments (0)


INCREASING FRONT TRAVEL FROM 110 TO 120MM?

Lee,

I’ve had a chance to digest your RideLogic bike setup method and calculations (RideLogic Bike Setup System), and my bike is dialed.

One last geo question for you. While not directly related to your calcs, I’m looking to upgrade my fork to a Pike and the nearest stock size to mate with my 2013 Camber Comp is 120 mm. My Camber model came spec’d with a 110 mm Reba. I’m wondering if the Pike’s additional 10 mm of travel would noticeably throw off my bike’s geometry? My goal isn’t really to add 10 mm of travel, but rather to upgrade to a much better fork. To stick with 110 mm likely means a special order or having to order a non-standard airspring. Thoughts?

Brian

(more…)
September 8, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (0)


THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT BIKE-GEOMETRY BS


This press release on Pinkbike about Ragley’s 2017 line contains an explanation of Ragley’s geometry.

I like Pinkbike, and Ragley strikes me as a cool company that makes awesome bikes. That said, we’re hearing similar geometry claims more and more, and I don’t think they all make sense.

(more…)
August 29, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment,Tech tips : Comments (15)


OHLINS SUSPENSION AND A STUMPY 6FATTIE FOR ENDURO?


Hi Lee, two more questions about the stumpjumper fsr 6 fattie, What do you think of the Ohlin shocks? and do you think it would be a good enduro bike I am planning on tackling a few enduro races, I currently have the camber with a 130 mm rockshox pike on the front and love this bike but not sure it can handle enduro racing.

Thomas

(more…)
August 12, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment,Reviews,Tech tips : Comments (1)


STRAVA SERVER ERROR

You stopped using Strava three years ago because it brought out your crazy. But today, after four hours teaching and riding, you turn on Strava to time the climb.

(more…)
July 29, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment,Reviews,Riding : Comments (2)


FIRST RIDE: SPECIALIZED PURGATORY 27.5×3 GRID TIRE


I’ve been riding plus tires all season on a Specialized Fuse and Stumpjumper 6Fattie. Both bikes came with 27.5×3” Purgatory front and Ground Control rear tires, all in the lightweight Control casing. Both bikes are super capable and fun to ride.

Last weekend I rode the new Specialized Purgatory 27.5×3 GRID tires on both ends of my Stumpy. WHOA.

(more…)
July 26, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment,Plus bikes,Reviews : Comments (13)


CAMBER COMP OR FUSE EXPERT?


In the post Two rides on a Specialized Fuse Expert 6Fattie Ramses asked “Camber Comp or Fuse Expert?”

(more…)


UPGRADING AN ORIGINAL SPECIALIZED P1


Hi, Lee

Recently inherited an Original Specialized P1.

Just out of curiosity did you keep yours? Are they worth keeping if one was upgraded with nicer components for their time?

Would it be worth going all out and upgrading to newer/lighter/stronger more today’s components?

The one we have the “naked lady” is still pretty cherry while everything else has since rubbed off. Wasn’t at all ridden hard, too.

Thanks for your time,

Joe
Martinez, CA.

(more…)
July 5, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (5)


Next Page »




© 2014 Lee McCormack, Lee Likes Bikes LLC. All rights reserved.
Contact or questions: lee@leelikesbikes.com
Get strong
off the bike!


Pump up
your base fitness!


Pin it this season!










Know more. Have more fun!
Join the leelikesbikes mailing list






Huge thanks to my supporters:
Specialized
Fox Racing Shox
Shimano
The Fix Bike Shop
REVO Physiotherapy and Sports Performance