WestwardHo BellBikeHelmets's article
Apr 14, 2015 at 10:28Apr 14, 2015
Bell Built West - Voting Now Open, Who Deserves the $100,000 Grant?
Just to check, I went into private browsing after voting once and it gave me the option to vote again. I really wish the voting system had a little more integrity to it. I did not cast a second vote but I'm also the guy who lets cashiers know when they forget to charge me for something.
WestwardHo natedh9's article
Apr 9, 2015 at 7:05Apr 9, 2015
10 for 10 - #2 Aaron Gwin
Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, whatever... if you're doing it right, it's all love as Sproose has said. I'm a half-assed Buddhist and I can see the philosophies of Gwin and Sproose in what I try to practice. Sure, people can twist beliefs and commit horrible atrocities but let's not forget that two of the biggest mass murderers of the last century (Stalin and Mao) were atheists. Atheism is no worse than anything else if practiced with a moral compass but let's not blame religion for the scope of human suffering please.
WestwardHo pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 8, 2015 at 6:57Apr 8, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: XX1 Chain Problems, Type 2 Clutch Adjustment, Triple to Double Chainrings, and 60mm Direct-Mount DH Stems
I agree with both of you. It's a mental game and you'll get used to whatever you have on the back. You could have a 42 back there but when you're oxygen deprived going up something steep you'll probably still wish for more or maybe even press the shifter hoping a 44 magically appears :). I live in western WA and run 34x36 on my 26er trailbike. It's fine, I just needed to get in a little better shape and now it feels great for anything I'd actually want to climb.
WestwardHo zeptechniques's article
Mar 18, 2015 at 17:41Mar 18, 2015
ZEP's How-To Mythbusters - Braking Through Downhill Corners
I think it has more to do with the weight of a bike and the gradient of the trails they ride. The rear brake will still compress the front suspension enough on something as light as a mountain bike, especially down hill. However, I totally agree about the front brake helping with tip-in right before the corner.
WestwardHo mikekazimer's article
Mar 18, 2015 at 7:15Mar 18, 2015
SRAM Announces New Hub Standards - Boost 148 and 110
Here's the deal: These new standards are bullshit but I understand why they are happening. Margins are low in the bike world and no one is getting rich in comparison to most other industries If you want to keep generating revenue you need to keep selling new bikes and components. If they don't keep changing standards they won't be able to sell as many bikes and components. Us dirtbags may not like it but it's the main reason our beloved bike industry is able to keep chugging along.
WestwardHo SramMedia's article
Feb 3, 2015 at 7:36Feb 3, 2015
Video: New Found Speed - BlackBox and JC Study the Wheel
GUYS! ALL THESE WHEELS ARE THE BEST WHEELS!
WestwardHo RichardCunningham's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 11:57Jan 29, 2015
Opinion: Show Me the Money
I found this story to be laterally stiff yet vertically compliant. It climbed to the top like a mountain goat and descended like a banshee with it's hair on fire.
WestwardHo mikelevy's article
Jan 16, 2015 at 6:51Jan 16, 2015
Opinion: The Bearded Woman
Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and the pig likes it. ---George Bernard Shaw
WestwardHo pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 13, 2015 at 14:22Jan 13, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Correct Shock Length, Tubeless for Gravity, A-Line Paralysis Tips, and Keeping the Bits Out of Your Goggles
Don't ruin the marketing circle jerk! All these tires that were designed around normal rim widths are SO much better on wider rims because....ummm...well Pinkbike told us so. Jeez guys...
WestwardHo paulaston's article
Jan 13, 2015 at 6:49Jan 13, 2015
Polaris AM 1000 Repel Trousers - Review
I live in Western WA where it never gets that cold and I don't think I've ever even worn the full leg warmers, much less pants. Knee warmer or kneepads and shorts seem to work fine here all year round. I could see these being good for lift-served riding but I think they'd fill up with an imperial gallon of ball sweat if you tried climbing in them...