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PLC07 vittoria's article
May 28, 2016 at 15:09
13 hours
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
Yeah. Lowering your center of gravity helps a ton (boobs to the bar), so does sitting on the nose of your saddle. Only stand when things get really sketchy and at that point, crouch as much as you can and pedal STEADILY just fast enough to get moving without spinning the rear wheel. A harder gear can help but too hard will stall you. Rear wheel control is key, it takes quite a bit of practice to get it right but once you figured it out, your climbing woes will be a thing of the past. Find a steepish slick rock (or a rock garden) and spend a few hours trying to climb it. If you're struggling with steep/slippery/loose sections, it will help immensely.
May 26, 2016 at 12:07
3 days
May 25, 2016 at 4:25
May 25, 2016
PLC07 rachellefrazer's article
May 24, 2016 at 8:44
May 24, 2016
Kona Process 134 - Review
Some could argue its heavy for a 134, there are 130s out here that are probably 3-5 pounds lighter in a similar price range. That thing rides a lot more aggressively than a 130 though.
PLC07 rachellefrazer's article
May 23, 2016 at 21:50
May 23, 2016
Kona Process 134 - Review
Don't get scared by the weight, it really does feel lighter than it actually is when riding.
May 23, 2016 at 17:01
May 23, 2016
May 6, 2016 at 4:43
May 6, 2016
PLC07 dbaker's article
Apr 20, 2016 at 4:41
Apr 20, 2016
The Bakery: Are Trolls Eroding Our Culture?
You can't just make shitty unreliable brakes for nearly a decade and then be angry because bitter people piss on your new product release parade. Or create a new standard by adding/removing a millimeter here and there and wonder why there is a backlash when we've been against frivolous standards for years (and we know you got your ducks in a row 2-3 years ahead of time anyway). Or make expensive tires that fall apart on the first day riding them and wish people don't complain. Or sue small bike makers and expect it to go unnoticed. Or have bad customer service and hope people trust you. This whole article (and most others) circumvents the real issue here; there is a cause (dissatisfied people) and a consequence (bad publicity). They're trying to squelch the angry mob without addressing the problem. I got bad news for them; as much as you'd like it, the consequences to your actions will not go away if you refuse to solve the cause. And if you believe it is a viable strategy, then I've got a bridge to sell you...
PLC07 dbaker's article
Apr 19, 2016 at 4:47
Apr 19, 2016
The Bakery: Are Trolls Eroding Our Culture?
Trolling is getting people mad for the sake of getting people mad. They revel in attention and they get it by pushing your buttons. Flaming is insulting people because you can. There is a little bit of both on PB but not all that much. You can't start calling people names just because they disagree with you. You're not a troll because you're fed up with this month's new standard and you aren't a ludite because you aren't jumping on the latest hype train. A healthy dose of skepticism and critical thinking has never been a bad thing. I agree the the conversation level isn't as great as it could be but to me it is better than being stuck with politically correct statements that never rub people the wrong way, or no comments at all. There are lots of "opinion" editorials these days trying to calm down the angry mob but I don't think it is going to work. Pinkbike, or the bike industry, isn't the only place this is happening. This is 2016, things got a lot more transparent in the last 20 years as people have access to more information than ever. they're starting to see through the shady stuff. Business/political models based on screwing people aren't as opaque anymore. This isn't going away, You WILL get called on your bullshit and if you want to stay relevant, you'll have to deliver or die. I really do not see this as a bad thing at all. If everyone seem to hate what you do, take a look at yourself before blaming it on everybody else.
PLC07 dbaker's article
Apr 19, 2016 at 4:18
Apr 19, 2016
The Bakery: Are Trolls Eroding Our Culture?
Protour kept on bashing the spesh's demo almost daily back when Gwin had a hard time, then disappeared when Gwin started doing great again. As much as I disagreed with deeeight, I still thought his input was valuable.
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