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Nygaard ns-bikes's article
Jan 20, 2015 at 4:32
Jan 20, 2015
Nygaard KaliProtectives's article
Jan 20, 2015 at 3:17
Jan 20, 2015
Video: Meet The Kali Maya
Fun fact: The riding in the video, although brilliant(!), doesn't have much to do with Enduro racing...
Nygaard paulaston's article
Jan 19, 2015 at 15:10
Jan 19, 2015
Radon Slide Carbon 9.0 - Review
They should have done the top model with SRAM/RS instead of the Shimano/Fox build. Would have made more sense and one hell of a bike for the money!
Nygaard mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 2:50
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
@WAKIdesigns - Wait, what?... Pinkbike "is not a place for this talk because majority of people discussing stuff here are informed enough, to get bikes either second hand or for good deals"?... If no one was talking about it, how would people (especially newcomers to the sport) become informed? Isn't discussion, whether it's about function, reliability, comfort, price, etc. the EXACT point of having a forum such as Pinkbike? To unite people with a common interest and learn from each other? If no one was pointing out that product X (in their personal opinion) isn't worth it's price, poorly constructed or otherwise flawed, then how would a less informed individual learn this information?
Nygaard mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 1:55
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
I have been wondering about that solution for years... Apparently the problem isn't big enough that it needs fixing, but in my opinion it's just asking for trouble. This type of bike obviously isn't the most likely to get hung up on stumps/rocks or throw up big big rocks from the front wheel - but it does happen! I could easily see sticks and shit like that getting caught in that mess of cables though.
Nygaard mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 1:38
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
I think it's a dick measuring contest. People will blindly pay double price (give or take) for the big S, or any other highly regarded brand, just to own "that bike" - although there are just as good or even better options available. I own both a top-of-the line YT and Canyon, and there is no way in hell I'm trading any of them in for a Specialized, Santa Cruz, Trek, etc. They are both examples of brilliant German engineering, they stand out in the crowd AND they are actually worth their price. I understand why people are skeptical though, as I was years back: "How can a bike at half the price be as good as that $10.000 bike? Yes, the components are the same, but they MUST have cut corners elsewhere then?" The truth, however, is that we were just so used to being f*cked over that we didn't even realize how sore our asses were! Specialized's profit margin is ridiculously high, and that is the only reason that their bikes are so expensive. It's not R&D, it's not the high-end 3rd party components, it's not those sexy carbon or billet aluminium pieces - because other companies are doing the same at half the retail price. It's nothing but greed.
Nygaard claudedore's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 0:41
Jan 12, 2015
SRAM X01 DH- 測評
What the actual fuck is going on?
Nygaard mikelevy's article
Jan 7, 2015 at 6:25
Jan 7, 2015
Marzocchi 380 C2R2 Titanium - Review
"those who aren't afraid of knobs and know what to do with them" ಠ‿ಠ
Nygaard redbullbike's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 9:00
Nov 25, 2014
Video: Red Bull Hardline 2014
@kudos100, I agree - although this season did see a couple of tracks that I would call "real DH tracks". The more technical and steep, the better. Where I disagree (with the first comment) is that THIS is where DH racing should be moving. There are already some great freeride and hybrid-events out there for the few that are actually skilled enough to hit features this massive, and Hardline is another great addition.. But it just isn't real racing anymore, if half of the track is bikepark features that can pretty much only be ridden at one specific speed without under/overshooting it. Furthermore I think it would kill most of the racing field, limiting possible contenders to something like 30-40 riders at tops - not to mention completely killing the junior and women division. They often have trouble clearing the WC race track features as it is.
Nygaard redbullbike's article
Nov 25, 2014 at 8:01
Nov 25, 2014
Video: Red Bull Hardline 2014
Definitely an amazing track and event, but I don't think this is where DH racing is (or should be) heading. Mostly natural, steep and extremely technical tracks are what allows pro DH riders to enter "race mode" and set them selves apart from the flock = exciting races for us to watch. Not that a few big moto jumps, insane drops and balls-out-hyperspeed sections can't be incorporated into a good DH race track, but too much of it isn't healthy for racing. It simply takes too much caution and slowing down to hit such extreme features. Let freeriding and hybrid-events (like Hardline) be the place for that, and DH racing be about racing.
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