betsie parisgore's article
May 19, 2013 at 23:469 hours
NW Cup Round # 3 - Race Day
As Gwin normally puts lots of time into Delfs (you have to love rootsandrain), either Delfs has all of a sudden got fast or..... Fort Bill will be interesting, Danny beat Gwins last years time there a couple of weekends ago on a longer and more beaten up track. Will Stevie Smith be the man to beat in 2013. The big boys are keeping their cards close this year, picking races not to clash with each other, I feel the enduro race route for fitness purposes that some took this weekend might have been a better choice for Fort Bill. FABIEN should turn up on his enduro bike and smash them all :)
betsie karl-burkat's article
May 17, 2013 at 23:462 days
Video: Aaron Gwin Blazes a Trail
My name is Aaron Gwin, I am the fastest... As tracks get easier and wider, Gwin may be the fastest, if they get rougher, more technical and steeper again that dominance may not be the same. Is Gwin the man to beat in 2013, or is it Smith, or Hart now he seems to be over his injury. Gwin knows he has it all to do on the new bike, has he left a faster machine behind.... oooooo it is going to be exciting. If pedalling was not the differentiator on many tracks there is no denying Danny is possibly the fastest, shame he has no horse power.
betsie Rideio's video
May 13, 2013 at 14:15May 13, 2013
betsie geebeebee's article
May 13, 2013 at 0:03May 13, 2013
Hart and Pugin win Saracen British Downhill Series, Round 2
The results and the state of the track clearly show that as tracks get easier, Danny does not stand a chance, to loose that much time on the bottom pedal is mad and sucks for Danny.
betsie RichardCunningham's article
May 9, 2013 at 4:57May 9, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Who is Responsible After the Digging is Done?
1. Everything I build, I maintain. I feel it is my duty of care as the builder. But.... There is nothing more annoying than building that nice 30ft gap jump on your own track, that you care for, maintain, take all the rubbish home from etc. and there is a chicken line, then some person who wants to ride the big line deems the jump dangerous... aka... they cant ride it and they think they are he dogs danglies and nobody can ride anything they cant ride. Then they take the jump down, building a smaller jump, even if the original jump you had on the track in its place. If the builder(s) of a track, zone, area are still active in that area, dont touch it, it is not yours to touch, modify, simplify, build straight lines on Grrrrr If something is clearly falling down, and nobody maintains that trail and you dont even feel safe walking on it, then you may make it safe (btw, woodwork is for lazy builders, use dirt and rock, it is natural, utilize fallen trees, but ladders just aint natural and belong in old school bike parks lol). Most of all, walk before you ride, get your lines sorted in your head then smash it flat out. Blind riding is fun on certain trails, but on the tech stuff, walking it first or riding with an experienced rider of that trail adds to the fun of going flat out.
betsie mikekazimer's article
May 7, 2013 at 23:47May 7, 2013
Tested: HT Components MEO3T Pedals
They are a good pedal, spares are not the easiest to get hold of. I have them under the fatspanner brand, they were good, but so far their replacement on my bike, which is basically the same pedal has proved a better pedal, with them still spinning nicely, unlike the ht ones which spun too fast after a few rides. The pin diameter is the win win for me, they give noticeably more grip than the likes of the superstar nanos.
betsie liammurphyfilms's article
May 7, 2013 at 12:16May 7, 2013
Video: Hannah Barnes - Home
I am pretty sure the Barnses know how to setup suspension. Soft and wallowy is 10 years out of date.
betsie trek's article
May 3, 2013 at 9:29May 3, 2013
Video: Trek World Racing Stories Episode 1
Good luck to TWR this year, with Greg as the wee boy on the team there will not be a dull moment, the boy just loves to ride bikes.
betsie dingus's photo
May 2, 2013 at 11:18May 2, 2013
betsie suspended-productions's video
Apr 27, 2013 at 2:06Apr 27, 2013
At the first round of the sda, the local boys who ride for intense, pitched up on their 650Bs and got smoked by a non local on 26" wheels! 4.6 and 8.4s off the pace. The track was open, fast and super fun, so should have suited the bigger wheels. Intense say no disadvantage.... it was expected that the local boy would win! Think 2013 will be interesting, who does what, on what and if they still win on bigger wheels, is it the same margin as previous years etc.
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