betsie

I love to ride my bike,
Anything from XC (well trail riding) to DH.
I race DH for fun.

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betsie mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 0:15
22 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
The limit is only firmware controlled and has been hackedsince the beginning so they are only supplied limited. A little like if you chage your fork. This makes them dangerous. They also go up faster than the intention putting other riders in potential danger. As the go up faster the assumption may be that the rider can come down faster. This creates a further hazard. The assumption is that riders with lesser fitness are riding trails not designed for dh bikes potentialy, putting a less able rider in a potentially dangerous position. They weigh more that a trail bike and have a large mass, and will be ridden by riders without the protective helmet of a Dh rider. This puts the rider in a dangerous position.. the list goes on. They have merits for a very small disadvantaged minority but they have a greater probability of causing harm than a standard mountain bike.
betsie pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 19, 2016 at 8:59
Sep 19, 2016
Bernard Kerr's Winning Run: Red Bull Hardline - Video
Bernards run just about starts to show how hard this track is, it combines a bit of everything in 1 track, with the emphasis being on speed this time an not tricks. Props to all the riders for just getting down the track, and to those who got broken; healing vibes.
betsie lunatyk's article
Sep 18, 2016 at 13:18
Sep 18, 2016
Practice - Red Bull Hardline 2016
Nah. Rampage is the qualifier for this.... you just need 10 months to grow bigger balls. Joking. . Different kind if event. Both are mad.
betsie redbullbike's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 12:44
Sep 17, 2016
Gee's POV - Red Bull Hardline 2016
Gee is the man. People give him a hard time but you can hear how stoked he is in this video and he is hitting the family track which is the most nuts thing out there at the moment. Props to the gee mam.
betsie RichardCunningham's article
Sep 16, 2016 at 23:46
Sep 16, 2016
Garbaruk Xtender for Shimano XT 11-speed Cassettes - Review
@rrsport: pretty sure I wasn't thinking that when I took out my xtr mech a couple of weeks ago. Going past a rock on a technical climb. Since then I have put a saint short cage in as it works with an old school 36t cassette. I only run a 33T up front as that's all you need in the UK, after that..... stay off the brakes in the corners is far more important.
betsie redbullbike's article
Sep 15, 2016 at 0:06
Sep 15, 2016
Red Bull Hardline Preview 2016 - Video
I think it is fair to compare. Geeade his mark on the rampage course with some triples and big lines to wall rode that nobody else has hit and stuck. He just didn't flip or suicide anything. There was a fest rider invited to hardline last year, the consiquences of an issue on a Welsh slate hillside with the wind and rain and blindness of some of the featuresmay have put them off taking part. Val di sol is different, it's a pure rough race track, nowhere does it have a road gap or step up like hardline. Or an on off feature that is blind like hardline. We all have different opinion for what is hardest, best etc. They are all bonkers events and well done to the riders who take part.
betsie redbullbike's article
Sep 14, 2016 at 12:17
Sep 14, 2016
Red Bull Hardline Preview 2016 - Video
It's interesting to have fest, rampage and hardline. All pushing the boundaries in different ways. Due to the terrain and weather I would say hardline is the big brother of the other 2.
betsie redbullbike's article
Aug 11, 2016 at 15:52
Aug 11, 2016
Pedal with Pros Down the Red Bull Joyride Course - Video
That was horrible to watch. No more of that. No more scribd. No more redbull low resolution videos... Can we just get back to normal videos and content please?
betsie OneUpComponents's article
Aug 10, 2016 at 0:02
Aug 10, 2016
The Drop Tower of Destruction - Video
@Jubbylinseed: spiders won't go away just like 26 hasn't gone away. There is a difference in mass and with a good drive train you might not "feel" it but there is a difference in accelerating a heavier weight. (Learnt that one in scoop back in the day).what tune difference would it make on a trail bike... who knows, I have tested many things but never had an interest in testing that. Have smashed 2 race face crank sets with a bash ring on, snapping the tabs clean off though, ending my ride. At least a bent iscg tab or fixing bolt you can bend it back or remove the cranks and chain guide and bend the chain guide back. With the mozartt chain guide (can't speak for the latest one but the WOG certainly) you have to worry about neither pretty much as they have designed out the issue mostly.
betsie OneUpComponents's article
Aug 9, 2016 at 14:40
Aug 9, 2016
The Drop Tower of Destruction - Video
@squidthefog: when you get to my age its about getting down without your false teeth falling out :)
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