Nygaard evocsports's article
Aug 4, 2015 at 5:52Aug 4, 2015
Fails of the Month - July
I somewhat agree - but on the other hand I don't see any reason to kill off traditions. "Fails" and accidents are part of our sport. Sometimes we dodge the bullet and laugh about it, sometimes we have to fight our way back after a serious injury, and sometimes it ends in the worst possible way... Seeing accidents, no matter how hilarious or horrifying they are, is a reminder that sh*t DOES hit the fan at some point - and that there's a good reason to wear proper protection. The winning video is a great example of someone protecting his head and forgetting his spine, which is just as fragile. Talking from experience (broken back in 2013), that hot and annoying piece of foam/plastic may very well end up saving you from a wheelchair.
Nygaard redbullbike's article
Jun 14, 2015 at 8:14Jun 14, 2015
Replay: UCI DH World Cup Leogang 2015
BRB. I'm getting the bolt cutter...
Nygaard RichardCunningham's article
Apr 2, 2015 at 8:48Apr 2, 2015
First Look: SRAM GX - The 11-Speed Wide Range Drivetrain for the People
Di2 is nice but it has two rather big issues: 1. Get the ratio right and you don't need more than one ring and an 11-speed cassette, but for some reason Shimano is still clinging on to the dual ring concept. More shifting, more weight, more expensive, more complicated, more prone to shifting issues and mechanical failures... That's a lot of cons, when the only pro is a slightly wider (but mostly useless) ratio. Very few people will miss the in-between gearings and ability to push 50km/h+ top speeds on their MTB. 11-speed out back with a Di2 shifter + NW single ring and Shimano would have a winner! 2. Too expensive as a concept. SRAM's approach is scalable and easily implemented into cheaper solutions. It can be applied to everything from their cutting edge XX1 group to this new and (relatively) inexpensive GX group. One might ask why it took so long, but I think we all know the answer to that question ($$$). Di2 on the other hand is much more complicated and expensive to produce. Too many compromises on the shifting electronics = everything goes down the drain, and you would be better off with a cheaper traditional shifting system.
Mar 31, 2015 at 1:19Mar 31, 2015
Five Ten Kestrel - Review
This.. These look like they could do anything from muddy XC racing to some serious shredding!
Mar 24, 2015 at 12:53Mar 24, 2015
YT Slopestyler Prototype - Crankworx Rotorua
Now we just need that ~10kg. Capra-ish 120-130 mm. AM racer, and the lineup is complete... I really, really, REALLY hope that will happen!
Mar 24, 2015 at 0:43Mar 24, 2015
Giro Alpineduro - Review
I've always wanted a pair of $199.99 low cut rubber boots... No, wait - I meant a pair of $130 Five Ten's that looks like regular "sane person" footwear! Wait! WAAAIT!... DAMN IT!
Mar 22, 2015 at 5:31Mar 22, 2015
Kore, WOOdman and Kali - Taipei Show 2015
Apparently that Kore retention test is pretty much just a gimmick: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/member/T-bolt-bb30-chain-ring,8729/Rsponse-to-Kores-New-Take-on-the-Narrow-wide-Ring,88011/Hollen,19425
Mar 8, 2015 at 18:45Mar 8, 2015
Trek Remedy 9.9 29 - Review
Mar 7, 2015 at 5:07Mar 7, 2015
Sequence Saturday: Terrifying Urban DH Crash
My thought exactly.. Urban DH is essentially one big ass rock garden. At least some thin pads to keep skin and flesh on the bones would seem like a good idea.
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