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Oct 2, 2014 at 4:51
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DARKSTAR63 sean-s-1991's photo
Oct 1, 2014 at 10:20
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so pretty

Sep 30, 2014 at 5:56
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DARKSTAR63 dbaker's article
Sep 29, 2014 at 13:46
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Red Bull Rampage 2014: Norbs
Norbs seems like a chill down to earth guy. Hope he does well.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Sep 29, 2014 at 5:18
Sep 29, 2014
Opinion: Incremental Steps and Boring Times
I was just citing an example... I feel like things moved rapidly for awhile in the early mid 2000's. The point in the article I think is really just acknowledging that mind blowing innovations are fewer and further in between these days. Our sport is growing up.
DARKSTAR63 dbaker's article
Sep 26, 2014 at 13:38
Sep 26, 2014
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Looking at 34 Bikes
These guys are obviously comfortable with it. They would know after all.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Sep 26, 2014 at 11:26
Sep 26, 2014
Opinion: Incremental Steps and Boring Times
Yea friction loss, its most certainly a concern with gear boxes. On a derailleur equipped bike in any gear you are driving one cog with another, nothing else drags the system down other than the jockeys on the derailleur. With a gear box set up you use multiple gears to obtain your final drive ratio, so you are turning multiple "cogs" at any one time. Not to mention that a gearbox would require an oil bath to keep it lubricated and the gears would be wider with meshing teeth as opposed to chain rings and cogs which have narrow surfaces. If done well it can work quite well... but DH would be the ideal arena for such a thing... trail or xc applications I just don't know why you would give up the direct drive of a drailleur system. They work really well these days quite honestly.
DARKSTAR63 dbaker's article
Sep 26, 2014 at 9:21
Sep 26, 2014
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Practice Day Photo Epic
Quite honestly most of these pro American football players are thugs. No respect. They also get paid millions. Pro mountain bikers do this for love not money and are mostly down to earth. Sorry if that sounds like I am stereotyping, of course there are exceptions, but yeah, I'm stereotyping.. because it's true.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Sep 26, 2014 at 6:17
Sep 26, 2014
Opinion: Incremental Steps and Boring Times
You have to admit that like 2002-2007ish ... five years time.... huge transformation. In 02 bike were still very old school in terms of geometry and strength/stiffness. Looking at DH specifically for a moment, there's two ages - before Iron Horse Sunday and after. That bike came out in 2005 and modern bikes are not much different.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Sep 26, 2014 at 5:54
Sep 26, 2014
Opinion: Incremental Steps and Boring Times
Gear boxes will never be worth the friction loss. Chain drive is too efficient, and for a leg powered machine it's too important. I think they are cool too, but I feel they will always be a novelty.
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