Hwulex RidingSpirit's article
Oct 12, 2014 at 11:25Oct 12, 2014
Video: Moritz Brüggemann - Slippery Corners
Nice to see a kid getting sideways but actually keeping his feet on the pedals. Nice riding.
Hwulex RichardCunningham's article
Oct 11, 2014 at 14:21Oct 11, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Should Enduro Transfer Stages Be as Tough as Pro XC Climbs?
On the subject of the poll question: they shouldn't be WC XC level climbs, else that would be marathon XC, but they certainly should be tight enough to make you want, nay *have*, to get to the top requiring a decent amount of effort. The only issue with this, however, is that you could potentially turn off a lot of the amateur riders that are in it just for fun and the thrill and can't afford to dedicate that much time to training. Do you, then, have Pro and Am transition times different? Otherwise a big drop in attendance numbers from less-fit Am will affect entry money and funding, which is bad for the sport. I know from the day that a lot of the riders around me, even if they were making start-times or not, said they won't race Whistler next year. It just wasn't fun enough. I know it's the WORLD SERIES so it shouldn't be easy, but the sport needs to be accessible to grow. We have this debate about DH and why it's not bigger than it is all the time, don't make Enduro exclusive too else it will also suffer.
Hwulex dbaker's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 14:44Sep 30, 2014
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Finally the Finals Photo Epic
Just to reply to the original comment: Strait totally deserved the win last year. Pure gnar top section that he rode fast and effortlessly. Compare him coming down it to Zinc and you can see how flowy he makes that terrifying line look. He then hit the biggest feature on the course, and still did tricks further down. The entire run was flawless and ticked all the judging boxes: line choice, speed and fluidity, and amplitude and style. Nobody consistently ticked them in their run as much as Strait. Zinc: Not as smooth or confident in upper section. Yes, backflips the sender but then nothing for the rest of the course. McGazza: Got marked down for too much traversing to get to the canyon gap on an 'easy' ridge line, even though had a sick off-axis flip on the way it doesn't compare to Zinc/Strait goat-path. Yes massive flip over the canyon, but then got a bit wobbly on the step-down after that and got off his line so didn't hit his last two jumps. Doesn't matter how you look at it, that drops points. Result? Strait clear winner. As for 2014: Lacondeguy's score seemed a little high, but it's the same as Strait the year before. No hesitation coming in to any features, hit some *massive* stuff, the whole time with wicked speed - fastest down the hill I swear - and still had style and amplitude for days. Deserved winner.
Hwulex dbaker's article
Sep 27, 2014 at 18:52Sep 27, 2014
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Backflips, Stompers and Case Studies
Looks like we're missing a frame from Sterling's between 9 and 10?
Hwulex pumpedbmx's article
Sep 25, 2014 at 10:03Sep 25, 2014
Video: Pumped BMX 2 Available Now
Ah dude, I feel ya! Got a splint on and two pins sticking out my thumb right now. Even more incentive to heal up quickly!
Hwulex TransitionBikeCompany's article
Sep 24, 2014 at 18:33Sep 24, 2014
Transition GiddyUp Bikes
Also want to know this. Bought a CCDBA for my Covert and want to know if I can keep it as I only got three rides it before ending my season with a smashed thumb. :(
Hwulex mikekazimer's article
Sep 17, 2014 at 12:57Sep 17, 2014
First Look: Giant Reign and Glory 27.5
The PF30 in my CovertCF is actually the best and longest-lasting bottom bracket I've ever had. 1500km of hard Whistler riding and it's still box-fresh. I did have a creak develop which I assumed the BB because of everyone else's experiences, but swapped out, rebuild, all the same. It's actually the spider/crank interface on my XX1 that's the issue.
Hwulex pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 15, 2014 at 14:04Sep 15, 2014
Top Three Finds - Interbike 2014
The thing I like about the Norco having a 26" fork is upgrading when the kid outgrows it means you could get away with only having to replace the frame and wheels and everything else can be transferred. Nice. For those that haven't heard of them, Lil Shredder make 16", 20", and 24" hardtail and full-suspension bikes. http://lilshredder.com/bikes.html I agree that kids should ride BMX to learn their skills, but having seen the progression of local kids Jackson (Goldstone) and Finn (Finestone) - both of which ride and race BMX - these kinda kids need these smaller size bikes at a younger age. They are riding park better than grown men and a little forgiveness when they're doing it I don't think is going to hurt them. In fact, it probably helps their progression and love for the sport as they're not getting buck-wild everywhere on an adapted BMX.
Hwulex redbullbike's article
Aug 30, 2014 at 12:07Aug 30, 2014
Road to Rampage - The Journey Begins
Apparently they're clamping down on spectators so it's strictly ticket-only this year. First wave sold out, but potentially more to go on sale. http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/stories/1331663754537/rampage-2014-ticket-info
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