Protour

  • Member since Sep 4, 2011
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  • Vancouver , British Columbia
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Protour parisgore's photo
Apr 24, 2014 at 19:20
2 hours
Will be interesting to see how fast he makes it through the switchbacks.

Protour mikelevy's article
Apr 24, 2014 at 9:45
11 hours
Tracy Moseley's Remedy 29 - Enduro World Series, Round 1
I like your idea, metacomet, I just don't understand Waki's idea about anarrow wide for a granny. But yeah, why not keep the granny on just in case you need it later in the ride or want to save some energy. I agree with her that its better to spin than hike or push big gears inefficiently up a climb.
Protour mikelevy's article
Apr 24, 2014 at 9:38
11 hours
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Reviewed
I never said it was a DH bike. Your anger is misdirected, Pinkbike is the one pretending it is a DH bike.
Protour natedh9's article
Apr 24, 2014 at 9:34
11 hours
Practice - Cairns DH World Cup 2
Great intro, Nathan.
Protour mikelevy's article
Apr 24, 2014 at 9:17
12 hours
Tracy Moseley's Remedy 29 - Enduro World Series, Round 1
Metacomets idea would save a little weight but I would get tired of manually shifting it, and I'm envisioning all the grease on the glove. But it would be good for rides with long sustained climbs where you only use the granny, if the trade off of lower weight is more important than having a shifter. I don't understand why you would want a Narrow wide granny? Who loses chains on a climb? Would also make your manual shifting even more difficult. Waki finally exposes that he doesn't ride in the mountains, which is why his ideas about his flatland "mountain" biking experiences sometimes seem so irrelevant to me. Waki: "I like to push big gears because I'm an amateur, and I don't ride in the mountains, but I also have previously stated front derailleurs should be eliminated, even though I am contradicting myself here by saying ride whatever you want. Also, I've also never raced enduro but have lots of confusing opinions about it."
Protour mikelevy's article
Apr 24, 2014 at 8:56
12 hours
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Reviewed
I least I haven't been reduced to a being Specialized cheerleader. You guys sound like a bunch of xc guys who are trying to make it sound like you are knowledgeable about DH geometry, even though you are xc guys. Essentially delusional, just like the pinkbike testers who think 80% of downhillers would be better off on a 27 pound 29er. For review: 29ers are less agile, more dangerous at DH race speed, less fun to jump, but potentially faster. Pinkbike testers have lost all credibility, and Waki is a slow downhiller who is afraid of real DH bikes.
Protour mikelevy's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 16:33
2 days
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Reviewed
Waki, I think you look at things from more of the trail riding perspective and I look at them from a DH perspective, where long chainstays are more of a liability than an advantage. When 29er DH bikes become more prominent, they will have longer stays than this Enduro, and it will be by choice. This bike is not a substitute for real DH bike, if 80% of Downhillers stated riding this 27 pound carbon fiber trail bike, as Pinkbike has recommended, Specialized would be processing a lot more warranty claims and I imagine there would be more than a few extra visits to emergency rooms around the world. What a spectacularly stupid statement to suggest this as a replacement for a DH bike. jclnv, you only look at things from a 'Everything Specialized does is the best' perspective, without a doubt the biggest Specialized brown noser on PB. I always envision you riding your Enduro 29er in a full Specialized kit. Even though the cynical snobs of the internet don't like it, I'm sure you are very excited about adding this innovative accessory to your riding kit: http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2014/04/bsnyc-friday-juice-cleanse.html?m=1
Protour mikelevy's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 7:12
3 days
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Reviewed
Waki: "Then 29ers are i tribdicaly too stable for most occasions due to "gigantic" BB drop therefore they need destabilizing by using as short stays as possible, Many use very short stems for the same reason. What a load of assumed crap Jebuzzz... You know sht of bike geometry and handling just shut up." Part of that is incomprehensible, but looks like Waki is also a brainwashed victim of Specialized marketing, insisting 29ers "need as short as stays as possible." According to Waki, they need this for a "destabilizing" effect. Yeah, let's intentionally make our bike less stable! I agree with you that it has a "destabilizing" effect, here is some proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljDSCb-H8Fk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Protour RichardCunningham's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 6:54
3 days
Kyle Warner Interview and Bike Check
They decided they wanted to make bikes that would actually sell, rather than just stand out.
Protour mikelevy's article
Apr 21, 2014 at 16:24
Apr 21, 2014
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Reviewed
Because them i would be lying. Sorry i didn't like your big wheel dream bike, but I've never heard anyone make an effective argument that 29ers were more fun. Yeah, they go faster I'm a straight line, that's where the argument begins and ends right? 26 or 650 Is more playful in any other situation for me. But explain to me how i am backpedalling, given that I've had the same position all along? I do think 29ers are more crash prone in DH racing, neg prop me if it makes you feel better about your big boring wheels, clones & S-Whores.
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