amrskipro

  • Member since Aug 7, 2008
  • 16 Followers
  • Whistler , British Columbia
  • Male / 44

Professional Bike Instructor and Guide/ Ski Instructor and Guide in the winter.

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amrskipro ENVE's article
Apr 8, 2014 at 11:39
Apr 8, 2014
Video: ENVE M-Series
And it still doesn't give me any technical details so I can make an informed purchasing decision. Inner width?
amrskipro TitoTomasi's video
Jan 30, 2014 at 14:36
Jan 30, 2014
amrskipro johnwright1982's video
Jan 11, 2014 at 9:17
Jan 11, 2014
Dec 26, 2013 at 19:03
Dec 26, 2013
amrskipro ChrisRicciVideo's article
Dec 18, 2013 at 15:34
Dec 18, 2013
Video: Whistler - Remy Metailler
Very nice line through the rocks on Schleyer. You need to be honking along to make that line though (key point for most of his lines - the speed you need to take and hold in order to make the lines work) - great vision!
Dec 14, 2013 at 11:20
Dec 14, 2013
Posted in "Bike Lights"
Dec 14, 2013 at 11:04
Dec 14, 2013
amrskipro mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2013 at 15:28
Nov 27, 2013
Adam Billinghurst's One Million Foot Trek Session 9.9 - Bike Check
BIllinghurst: http://www.strava.com/athletes/159540 A-line - 5th fastest: 38.1 lmph average. http://www.strava.com/segments/688689 Adam is a great guy, very humble and a dedicated, skilled and fast rider. Props to him for seeing the opportunity to do it (recorded) first and get sponsored to do so.
amrskipro mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2013 at 15:22
Nov 27, 2013
Adam Billinghurst's One Million Foot Trek Session 9.9 - Bike Check
Building materials - 360 Million Americans versus the metric demands of 36 million Candians - what do you think they are going to produce at the factory? But I agree it is annoying.
amrskipro mikekazimer's article
Nov 26, 2013 at 15:02
Nov 26, 2013
Santa Cruz 5010c - Review
Also a lot of people who ride a lot of DH are using 780mm or 780mm + bars these days so it is not so much about the bar width on the trail bike but the strange feeling when switching from 780mm to 720mm or narrower after spending a lot of time downhilling. A lot of us also prefer longer frames for our trail bike so we can still run short stems (and wide bars) for more control/ fun on the DH sections. The rider in this test might have long arms for his height or just be really tall anyway and prefer a more compact frame. Bar width is important and there are a lot of smaller people riding bars that are too wide for them because it is fashionable. If bars are too wide for the shoulder/ chest width then the rider has trouble using their arms to effectively to absorb the trail and extend the bike into the trail. I am 6'2" with reasonably long arms and ride a extra large SC Blur TRc (with a 60mm -6 deg Syntace Megaforce 2 stem) and a 750mm 25mm rise Answer Carbon DH bar but prefer a large SC V-10C for my DH bike with a 50mm zero rise (Thomson) stem and a 780 mm 12.5mm rise Answer Carbon DH bar. The difference in spacers under the stem on my trail bike means that I end up with an almost identical feeling set up, but one that allows me to keep enough weight forward on steep climbs on the trail bike to not 'loop out'. As I am travelling slower when descending (normally) on my trail bike and it is lighter and generating less force than the Dh bike I do not need as much leverage from my handle bars either. Finally if I ran 780mm on my trail bike I would smash my knuckles on every second tree on the trail! This is a good reference to compare set up (remember to add the height difference if your handle bars are different): http://www.brightspoke.com/t/bike-stem-calculator.html
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