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bderricks trek's article
Apr 4, 2014 at 12:26
Apr 4, 2014
Videos: Trek Is Ready To Enduro
In most of BC, a smartphone is just an extra-small camera. It's 50:50 whether or not I have coverage in my own house here in Nelson, let alone when I'm up in the mountains. You're 'off the grid' once you get 5 minutes out of town whether you have your phone in your pocket or not, hahaha. I do appreciate the irony though
bderricks mikekazimer's article
Apr 1, 2014 at 11:05
Apr 1, 2014
First Look: 2014 Santa Cruz Nomad
Hahaha disregard everything I said about the Bronson above. I have a Troy, and somehow melded the two into Troy Bronson and thought they were the same.... my god is it still Monday? I guess the argument still applies about the Nomad sacrificing some things on the pedalling end though
bderricks mikekazimer's article
Apr 1, 2014 at 9:44
Apr 1, 2014
First Look: 2014 Santa Cruz Nomad
I think that really depends on why you have a Bronson in the first place. I bought mine as a trail bike, and it works amazingly at that, not to mention it still manages to get me down any of the rugged steep dh trails I've taken it down. I'd have to assume that if Santa Cruz is putting near-downhill geometry on this bike, it's going to suffer a bit when it comes to climbing and cornering in tight technical singletrack, which gets away from what I want out of a trail bike in the first place. If I'm shuttling or riding the bike park I'm going to be happily monster-trucking over everything with my v10 anyways, so it really comes down to your intended use. If you only had the space/money for one bike however... it sure is purdy....
bderricks RichardCunningham's article
Apr 1, 2014 at 8:31
Apr 1, 2014
First Look: RockShox DebonAir - Monarch Shock Hop-Up Kit
Debonaire is a real word, it means like posh or elegant. That said i also have no idea whether or not any of this is real. Doesn't really make sense that you could make the air can longer without reducing travel, but I can't be bothered to think about it or read the whole article
bderricks oldgoat's article
Mar 29, 2014 at 18:26
Mar 29, 2014
Get Ready For The Fernie Enduro
Ahhh, I see. Forgive my ignorance, there are a lot of delusional people on Pinkbike that seem to think the bike industry should run for free and I assumed this was another similar comment. My only race experience in Fernie has been the Diggler, BC Cup, and a bunch of the Thursday nighters at the ski hill, which all were all amazingly great times. Now that you mention it though I seem to remember people talking about how much of a disaster the enduro race was. I only had a dh bike at the time so I didn't partake. This might sway my decision as to whether or not to attend, thanks :)
bderricks oldgoat's article
Mar 29, 2014 at 8:00
Mar 29, 2014
Get Ready For The Fernie Enduro
....As opposed to all those other races out there with no registration fee....? Damn those big-city corporate fat-cats from Fernie- nowadays everybody seems to think they're entitled to a little compensation for their hundreds (thousands if you include the trail-builders) of hours of hard work.
bderricks mikelevy's article
Mar 28, 2014 at 10:56
Mar 28, 2014
First Look: 650B GT Fury Downhill Bike
@cuban-b I think you're missing the main point, and that is that 650b is THE END OF THE WORLD. This is based on 87% fact with a standard deviation of +/-3.4%.
bderricks mikelevy's article
Mar 27, 2014 at 18:19
Mar 27, 2014
First Look: 650B GT Fury Downhill Bike
@Sith I agree on wanting more Champery. I want to see tracks with sections that I couldn't ride, not stuff that I watch and think "man that track looks like fun". I guess that I just can't be bothered to worry or stress about something that I have no control over and would rather look for the positive.
bderricks mikelevy's article
Mar 27, 2014 at 17:15
Mar 27, 2014
First Look: 650B GT Fury Downhill Bike
Nobody actually said they were faster in bike parks (although you'd have to think they'd be a little better through brake bumps and chatter). I was just responding in jest to Sith's theory that the bike industry is forcing more pedally tracks(Leogang- a bike park- being one of them) on the WC circuit to make 650b's look fast. Like I said before, it probably varies from rider to rider and track to track. Either way it doesn't mean anything to me because I''l ride what I like/can afford. I don't know/care what's faster, but people seem more passionate and excited than ever about bikes right now. Whether it's a gimmick or not, 650b has people talking about bikes, and pumping money into the bike industry, either to get big wheels to keep up with the flow, or to show their support for their #26forlife movement, and at the end of the day I don't see how that's a bad thing for anybody.
bderricks mikelevy's article
Mar 27, 2014 at 15:22
Mar 27, 2014
First Look: 650B GT Fury Downhill Bike
Umm Sithbike, the flaw in your conspiracy theory logic is that your average bike rider doesn't race or ride steep gnarly world cup courses, and spends more time on Crank It Up and A-line than Goat's Gully, According to your logic, 650b is faster on flowy, bike park-y tracks like Hajfiel and Leogang, so if some people buy into the hype and go out and get a 650b downhill bike to be like their favorite pro, they're actually getting a bike that's (according to you) better for the type of terrain they likely spend most of their time riding. So regardless if the UCI shocks everyone by re-introducing Champery and Schlamding, forcing all the pros back to 26", it won't have any effect whatsoever on your average Joe. The guys who preferred 26" and stuck with it the whole time will feel vindicated, and the guys that bumped up to 650b will have a bike that's probably better suited to their own interests. I just don't get the evil empire corporate greed hate thing going on. People need to get out more.
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