BDKR

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BDKR pivotcycles's video
May 5, 2016 at 14:00
16 hours
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Awesome! Good tunage! I wish Remy would use better music.

BDKR Fox-Head-Inc's article
May 4, 2016 at 13:19
2 days
Fox Launches Women's DH Line of Clothing - Video
@jrocksdh: Agreed! Everything looks Moto. I'm an old ex-skater so I guess my tastes are different.
BDKR Fox-Head-Inc's article
May 4, 2016 at 11:32
2 days
Fox Launches Women's DH Line of Clothing - Video
Always dig watching Claire ride. She's the mellowest and sweetest person you'll ever meet that knows how to attack a trail.
BDKR mikelevy's article
May 1, 2016 at 8:24
May 1, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is the DH Bike Dead?
@SteelCityMTBer: I say yes and no to this. We haven't factored in trail difficulty and rider comfort. A newb isn't going to hit something that's uncomfortable for him or her (we hope), but on a tech green or blue trail a big bike with all of that soft squish (unless you got on Aaron Gwins bike) can increase the comfort level big time. Enough for them to have faith in the bike doing what it can do. That doesn't mean they couldn't do it on a 165mm or 140mm bike, but it's hard for a rider that hasn't accepted what the bike can do before he or she believes they can hit it on something less than a pillowy DH bike.
BDKR mikelevy's article
May 1, 2016 at 3:18
May 1, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is the DH Bike Dead?
@madmon: Not at all a difficult track as long as you like hitting jumps. There is only one kind of techy section on it and that's near the bottom through the trees, but even that's not difficult. The choice of using a Troy was a good one. If all you have to worry about is scrubbing jumps and carrying speed through the berms than not having a DH suspension soaking up energy is a good thing!
BDKR mikelevy's article
May 1, 2016 at 3:15
May 1, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is the DH Bike Dead?
@mikeyrides: I will say that my Operator, in spite of being 5 years old and a generation behind, still has a pretty modern geo. It's long, has a low BB, low stack height, and still slack enough. AND IT'S STILL FASTER THAN ME! Just buy a new or newer used frame and put your existing crap on it! It's the geo of newer bikes that makes more of a diff than anything.
BDKR mikelevy's article
May 1, 2016 at 3:06
May 1, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is the DH Bike Dead?
@trialsracer: Couldn't agree more and I've seen the evidence on numerous occasions. My better half was suddenly riding the chunder at the bike park when we put her on a 2014 Spesh Demo. Still won't go near it on her AM bike. F1 cars and MotoGP bikes OTOH aren't for the faint of heart. Watching Richard Hammond (who is actually a pretty good driver) try to drive one and make a fool of himself really puts a point on how a noob isn't going to just get in one and start knocking off laps, however slow.
BDKR RichardCunningham's article
Apr 29, 2016 at 13:41
Apr 29, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
@groghunter: Thanx for the link. I'll give it a look-see.
BDKR mikelevy's article
Apr 29, 2016 at 13:38
Apr 29, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is the DH Bike Dead?
@adrennan: Forgot to add that I saw a lady on an XC bike there with the seat way up in the atmosphere! LOL Of course, she ignored peoples suggestion that she lower the seat.
BDKR mikelevy's article
Apr 29, 2016 at 13:37
Apr 29, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is the DH Bike Dead?
@adrennan: I've been to Trestle. And you're right! TONS OF INTERMEDIATE TRAILS AND TONS OF PEOPLE ON THEM! So does that speak to the park, or the people going too the park? There is still some black diamond stuff there. They aren't getting rid of it are they?
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