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Sontator mikekazimer's article
Jan 27, 2015 at 9:00
Jan 27, 2015
Bell Super 2R Helmet - Review
I see ; ) And what about going up and down hills for 3-5 hours with 700 g helmet, does that strain?
Sontator mikekazimer's article
Jan 27, 2015 at 1:55
Jan 27, 2015
Bell Super 2R Helmet - Review
Say rolling terrain with some gnarl, high speeds. DH full face too much for breathability&heat. My idea would be a "light" fullface. So Bell super r2 with chinbar permanently on, met parabellum, archienduro or what? Archienduro had negative comments because the chin bar is so thin that it can dig into loser ground i remember. Parabellum better in that sense?
Sontator mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2015 at 2:29
Jan 16, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Has Your Riding Style Changed Over the Years?
Before I started riding again in 2008 with a 'modern' trailbike I used to ride xc until around 1995. Pretty long hiatus, madness how bikes developed. I still have my Merlin Titanium from that time with a Rock Shox Mag 21 (and Ritchey cranks) and i even rode it half year when i started again in 2008 but it was hopelessly undergunned for technical chunky sections: really flexy, not to mention the cantis, dangerous in the rain on said sections. Still fun on tamer loops, in the city and on the turbo trainer though. A few people even recognise it and start a conversation ; ) And titanium really shrugs off time as if nothing was, no oxidation or paint to chip, ha!
Sontator natedh9's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 11:28
Jan 12, 2015
Male Gravity Racer of the Year 2014
Hm, dont want to be a pessimist but he is taking a while to heal. I hope he did not burn too broght only to regret it this season when he could have been on top only to take a sam hillishly long time to come back in years !? Would be good to get some real news on his progress.
Sontator mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 4:55
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
A comparison could be as simple as taking 3 riders, pro, weekend warrior and newbie and sending them out on a loop on 2 different bikes while timing uphill and downhill sections and asking for subjective feel. Then you get objective time comparison and for those who prefer fun you get subjective feel that at least gives you a bearing on the character. The argument to go for tests is valid but in some parts of the world it would be very hard to setup a test of a nomad and a mojo for example. I know basically they are all good bikes and basically it is part of the fun to discover, adjust to and make use of a given bike's character but then again what is the use of bike reviews? Killing time between rides, sure, but maybe a bit more than that would be nice. Once you had many bikes maybe you are really looking for something specific and then you end up on something you already sort of know. Last change i did was from stumpy 26 to knolly endo 26, both 140mm but significantly different beasts.
Sontator mikekazimer's article
Jan 12, 2015 at 1:43
Jan 12, 2015
Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B - Review
I think you can at least point out which facets excel on either bike with focus on frame and geometry as components can be swapped. A strating point would already be something like A climbs a bit better and B descends a bit better or A is for all-out EWS enduro racer, B is more for all mountain rider and such and such terrain, etc. From what i get from the review i would compare it mostly to the Ibis Mojo HD recently tested handling wise but this seems to climb better. But I am puzzled whether that is a fair interpretation so it would be nice if it was not up to interpretation but in fact mentioned.
Sontator mikelevy's article
Jan 8, 2015 at 10:44
Jan 8, 2015
Pinkbike Awards: Suspension Product of the Year
Shoot outs would be one step towards more credibility.
Sontator RichardCunningham's article
Dec 22, 2014 at 4:25
Dec 22, 2014
Felt Compulsion 10 – Review
if i think that you maybe intended 'fell' i understand that you were trying a pun.
Sontator mikekazimer's article
Dec 17, 2014 at 1:21
Dec 17, 2014
Video: Bell Super 2R Helmet Impact Testing
Ok you guys. Three variables: weight, material(=price) and construction. To achieve same strength as a one-piece fullface a two piece design would need more material or more expensive material. so how much does it weight and how expensive is it? That is how much it protects you. Probably helmets should be graded by weight/cost ratio ; )
Sontator Hadfield-Marketing's article
Nov 27, 2014 at 10:16
Nov 27, 2014
OneUp Components Release NW Chainrings and Updated RADr Cage
But isn't the indexing in the shifter? How do i get to shift 10 gears?
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