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Nutcracker skylinestudios's article
Nov 11, 2013 at 19:28Nov 11, 2013
Video: Through the Fall V2
What's wrong with blown out, loose and dusty trails? Riding in a dust cloud on trails with no grip makes you waaay faster when you finally get to ride somewhere that has rain and sticky dirt.
Nutcracker summer-of-summit's article
Nov 8, 2013 at 16:03Nov 8, 2013
Video: Summer of Summit with Kovarik in Whistler
Little known fact: CK trains off season by slaying zombies.
Nutcracker mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jun 20, 2013 at 20:33Jun 20, 2013
Two Simple Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated and Avoid Cramps
Did you actually read the article, or just the comments. The article doesn't mention sports drinks, not once. It does include a link to a brief article complete with numerous journal references. That article doesn't mention sports drinks either, just the scientifically observed effects of hydration level on exercise performance. Not being scientifically literate enough to read such articles, or perhaps just not literate, doesn't actually invalidate their content. Beyond that, all the original article actually says is that staying hydrated is important because being de-hydrated and trying to ride sucks. It also encourages you to do your own research on the topic and to develop a hydration plan for when you ride. Pretty controversial stuff. I tend to agree that sports drinks aren't actually much good for you. Gatorade for example was originally developed based on sound, scientifically considered principals. Then it turned into a business and they worked out people, not just athletes, would drink more of the stuff if they used lots of fructose instead of glucose. But again, the article doesn't tell you to go buy a gatorade. FFS, if people must rant can you please at least aim them at the actual offending parties rather than just giving everyone in sight a spray.
Nutcracker mattwragg's article
May 7, 2013 at 21:25May 7, 2013
Old School Tech: The Original GT Zaskars
I had the original yellow Indi SL (76mm, I think) on my 96 Trek Y11 explode mid ride. I still don't really know what happened to it but I had a spring shaped grease mark on my jersey, a bruised chest and the contents of the fork leg were never seen again. Replaced it with a 2003 Judy SL (100mm) which was not only immensely less crap than the Indi but it eased the head angle enough to make its 'sharp' handling a little more user-friendly. Found the Azonic DH bar that was on it in a drawer recently and had to laugh at how ridiculous narrow it was particularly when combined with what must have been a 110mm stem. Still have the Y11 frame hanging on the wall above the work bench, electric blue with an enormous bright yellow, red and grey TREK sticker down the side. Still running it's original System 2 wheels on a single speed hardtail along with the Judy, they roll so fast it defies logic considering how old they are.
Nutcracker MaxBerkowitz's article
Apr 25, 2013 at 0:34Apr 25, 2013
Video: Henry Fitzgerald - Sick Day
Turns out he's faster than you, even though his kit's not brand new.
Nutcracker brule's article
Apr 7, 2013 at 21:52Apr 7, 2013
Videos: Kovariks Ripping Up Australia
Nukeproof Generator DH wheels. I guess if he'd got them in stock Nukeproof yellow you'd never know the difference because they'd just be a blur of yellow as he flew past in a cloud of dust.
Nutcracker mikelevy's article
Jan 1, 2013 at 22:59Jan 1, 2013
Inside Sam Hill's Move to Team CRC/Nukeproof
I have a vague recollection of reading in AMB magazine (early 2000's) about Sam getting signed up for $400k waaaay back when he first went pro for an international team. I have no idea if that was all tolled between the team and other sponsors and I have no idea if that was for a season or the total for a multi-year contract. I don't think these guys can realistically be asked to continually risk their lives for our entertainment and then get paid less than they could make sweeping the floor somewhere. More importantly than how much he's getting paid - Sea Otter, wtf? Why aren't we going to see Sam on the new bike at Mt Buller for the first round of the Australian season at the end of the month? Too soon? How about Australian Champs at Stromlo at the end of Feb? I don't care how many BDS rounds he gets to. Surely he's not happy about missing the entire Australian race season.
Nutcracker scottsecco's article
Dec 17, 2012 at 20:20Dec 17, 2012
Video: Helmet Safety Comparison
Certified cardboard helmet (instead of eps lined) including video about how it was developed. Warning: This video appears to contain actual facts from someone who actually knows what they're talking about and does NOT have a dubstep soudtrack. Contents may disturb young pinkbike users who don't seem to grasp science very well. http://www.wired.com/design/2012/12/kranium/ and they're working on a full face version...
Nutcracker mikelevy's article
Nov 28, 2012 at 1:58Nov 28, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
Once upon time in a country far, far away a guy called Chris Kovarik was back in Oz for a break, 2002 I think. He turned up at one of the State DH races on a short travel hard tail and absolutely slayed everyone. You don't need more travel, you need better skills. If you "can't" ride the same trails with either 8" or 5" then you probably can't ride.
Nutcracker IanHylands's article
Nov 26, 2012 at 2:09Nov 26, 2012
Sequence Saturday 40
Gloves are cheaper than micro surgery. Knees don't work so good without all their bits. No matter how good your plastics guy is, you're probably never going to be pretty again. But at least if you crush your spine they'll give you a really generous payment plan, you can pay for it everyday, forever. There's nothing 'Progressive' about learning to walk or talk again, your core probably isn't as hard as you think...I hope Evoc's got your back.