JBR132

  • Member since Jan 1, 2011
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  • Gladwyne , Pennsylvania
  • Male / 18

...it's like telling everybody as you go by, "yes, I like biking, you see I'm very keen on it"...

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JBR132 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 6, 2014 at 18:43
Jul 6, 2014
Results: Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle Finals
It seems like, despite the aspirations of the organizers to make L2A an amazing course, the features ended up being big and gnarly and cool to watch, but not smooth. It seems that the course was just missing the flow and style that all the other major slopestyle events let the riders have, instead forcing them to ride in a sort of make-do-with-what-you-have way. It didn't seem like a really fair competition, since the spirit of the event is to have fun after all, and all the riders (well, on 72% of the runs) seemed to be pushing so hard to just get high scores that they crashed. It doesn't seem right that this event was a challenge to throw as many tricks as possible on a lackluster course. It should be a contest about style and fun, and a display of rider skill rather than of tenacity when the conditions aren't good. Save that for Rampage. /rant
JBR132 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 27, 2014 at 18:43
Jun 27, 2014
Affordable Shredders From Mongoose: Teocali AM/Trailbike and All-New Boot’r Downhill Racer
What's the issue with the I-Drive system? It genuinely does its job and doesn't seem to ruin anyone's fun
JBR132 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 27, 2014 at 18:41
Jun 27, 2014
Affordable Shredders From Mongoose: Teocali AM/Trailbike and All-New Boot’r Downhill Racer
No, it's not enduro-specific, that would be silly! ...It doesn't have a dropper post :P
JBR132 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 3, 2014 at 13:39
Jun 3, 2014
Niner WFO-9: Review
I get that the industry is accepting 27.5" and 29" wheels as mainstream tech now, but why the flaming hatred of 26ers? I would guess that the vast majority of riders of all disciplines still enjoy the "old-fashioned" setup, along with fixed seatposts and 9 or 10 speed drivetrains. Just because there are new options doesn't mean that the tried and true standard needs to be immediately trashed! Just listen to what you are saying when making those aggressive comparisons.
JBR132 mikelevy's article
May 23, 2014 at 9:41
May 23, 2014
Opinion - Them's the Brakes
Pair XTR Trail levers with (last-gen) Saint 4-pot calipers, and bridge the gap with Goodridge hoses and fittings, and you have some brakes that modulate BETTER than the 3 or 4 sets of Avids I have owned, while still keeping the "pine-tree" stopping power of the original Saint set I have. It's a win-win setup
JBR132 rachellefrazer's article
May 2, 2014 at 8:26
May 2, 2014
First Ride - SRAM X1 Drivetrain
Um... I... Why... Why is "affordable" now applicable to things this expensive?
JBR132 ambatt's article
May 2, 2014 at 6:41
May 2, 2014
Opinion: How To Save Downhill Racing
I really don't like all of these "______ branch of MTB is dying!!!" articles. The sport is alive and well, and trying to compare such a free-spirited and unique sport to other extreme sports doesn't work. MTB has a different vibe to many other sports, and the danger involved is part of that. It is just more fun to do than watch, and monetizing or selling out to the masses won't change that.
Apr 30, 2014 at 14:33
Apr 30, 2014
Highland Mountain Bike Park Now Open
Nose manual confirmed, I am the second guy from the left in the second photo. The trail crew does love their nose manuals
JBR132 Dainese's article
Apr 7, 2014 at 16:05
Apr 7, 2014
Video: The Learning Process Of A Downhiller With Loic Bruni
If it were less of a Dainese ad, I would agree VOY. But definitely worth a VOD, hopefully in the next few days!
JBR132 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 7, 2014 at 8:06
Apr 7, 2014
Ibis' New Ultra Wide Carbon Rim Wheelsets
FFS, just because there are 27.5 and 29" options out there doesn't mean it is ok to forget about 26" completely!
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