Gweggy ChainReactionCycles's article
Dec 18, 2014 at 10:323 days
Video: On the Hunt - A Year With Team CRC/Nukeproof
I'm a massiv Sam Hill fan, so probs to him and I hope he wins every race he enters next year: But about Mike Jones racing injured: I think that's really dangerous, I broke my left wrist with 16, it wasn't a bad break at all, very harmless and treatable. My dad is a orthopaedist, so after 3 weeks I couldn't take sitting around anymore, went into his office, cut off the cast and went riding. It hurt after a few minutes, but I kept trying for a few days and always put my cast on again when I came home so my dad wouldn't know. I'm 22 now and my wrist is pretty stiff, I can only move it down a few degrees, up is better but feels weird and on some days I can't do any push ups or move it quickly. I crashed at a race last season, I kept my hands on the bar, but over stretched the wrist a bit and couldn't even lift a glass for 3 weeks. I'm a student and had lots of exams at the time, I had tears in my eyes during every exam because writing hurt like hell (I'm left handed) I'll have to get a wrist brace for next season because I can't afford being in that condition at the next exams, but these are super expensive and my dad's empathy is pretty low (understandable). And even if I get one, it's pretty likely that I will have a lot of trouble using my left hand when I'm old, my dad has lot's of patients with that condition. He sais no matter how big or little the break, bones take at least 6 weeks to heal. So, be careful with injuries, they occur in our sport, and that's okay, if you give your body time to heal up!
Gweggy RichardCunningham's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 23:19Dec 16, 2014
Pinkbike Awards: Product of the Year Nominees
I've been riding Avid brakes for years and never had any trouble with them, I bleed them every then and now (which you should do with every brand) and prefer the feel and modulation. Once I bought some Shimano Saints and they kept overheating all the time and I hated the levers. After just a few weeks the seals were damaged and I sent them in. I didn't see them for three month (during which I rode my old Avid Juicy 7 brakes trouble free, as I didn't have any others), then the front brake came back and I was told they didn't get a rear brake from me (they were in the same package). I was lucky and the shop were I bought them gave me a new set, as they were super embarrassed. Last year my Avid X0 Brake came with damaged seals (never rode them, noticed it when bleeding), and 2 weeks later I had a brand new set of X0 Trails, as they didn't get any X0's fast enough! That's just my own experience, but I think all this Avid bashing is just because people can't service their bike and then think it's the company's fault.
Gweggy karnige182's article
Dec 14, 2014 at 13:10Dec 14, 2014
Australian National Downhill Series: Round 1 - You Yangs
yeah, why didn't he participate?
Gweggy natedh9's article
Dec 9, 2014 at 7:24Dec 9, 2014
Pinkbike Awards: Male Gravity Racer of the Year Nominees
Sam Hill! Please, please, please!
Dec 5, 2014 at 13:15Dec 5, 2014
Hot Off The Press: Fox Acquires Race Face and Easton Cycling
Sram will not like this....
Gweggy laurenjenkins's article
Dec 5, 2014 at 0:33Dec 5, 2014
Interview: Emmeline Ragot
She's one of my favourite riders, even considering all the male athletes. I just like how she looks on the bike, she's so small and the wheels are so big, but she just wrestles that thing down the mountain, it's awesome! I think the industry should sponsor more women, I think most DH fans also follow women's racing. I probably won't buy a certain bike because Emmeline rides it, but it still makes the bike more sympathetic to me. And I like to believe I've never bought a bike because of a male rider.... at least not willingly ^^
Dec 3, 2014 at 11:46Dec 3, 2014
XMas Contest: Win Nukeproof Prizes Today
def. not superior to those, but really good considering the price tag.
Gweggy laurenjenkins's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 4:25Nov 24, 2014
Cam Cole Retires from International Racing
I really hope he comes back, he's one of my favourite racers!
Nov 20, 2014 at 14:35Nov 20, 2014
Video: Norco Factory Team Sneak Peak
Jill wears a Red Bull helmet, I didn't see that, and no one in that video rode like her...
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