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browner redbullbike's article
Aug 24, 2016 at 15:53
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browner RichardCunningham's article
Aug 23, 2016 at 13:55
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Commencal's Monster Trail Bike: Meta AM V4-2
crappy conversion on Google suggests that you can save a grand buying $Can or $ (-minimal fees)
browner RichardCunningham's article
Aug 23, 2016 at 13:52
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Commencal's Monster Trail Bike: Meta AM V4-2
same price in $ as £ - brexit sheehite
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Aug 23, 2016 at 12:24
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Cheshire's Finest with James Purvis
the end was on the edge
browner mikekazimer's article
Aug 14, 2016 at 2:06
Aug 14, 2016
2017 Specialized Enduro - First Ride
Threaded bb sort of feels like complaining for years here on pinkbike has may have actually been worth it. Keep it up guys and maybe we will see an end to boost +, 15mm axle, 27.5+-, knock-block, wtb grip cut and all sorts of other things everyone knows is a bad idea.
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Aug 10, 2016 at 22:46
Aug 10, 2016
August Online Deals
White as in tight not white as in Kuwait
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Aug 10, 2016 at 14:02
Aug 10, 2016
how tall are you? I am trying to think whether the medium bike will fit me?

browner giantbicycles's article
Aug 9, 2016 at 10:35
Aug 9, 2016
Video: Adam Craig Aboard the New Giant Trance
@Shinobi13: what I am saying is not that this is either good or bad or should be one way or another. I make the observation that all sports require equipment but that extreme sports and mountain biking in particular advertise that equipment in a certain way - through examples just like this video. But it goes deeper than that because we consume these images and know what to make of thrm, indeed as I say we make similar images ourselves. And I find that an interesting distinction to make between our sport and others like moto for example - certainly more interesting than doing whatever I am supposed to be doing.
browner giantbicycles's article
Aug 9, 2016 at 7:43
Aug 9, 2016
Video: Adam Craig Aboard the New Giant Trance
Its interesting isn't it - ignoring the blatant marketing and obvious commercialisation of the sport to which this website is a sort of shrine - why do we watch these videos? If we are looking for a mid-travel trailbike are we actually looking to see if we can distinguish the minute handling differences between this one and another? Are we looking to see if the bike is better than another bike of any type? We have no bike to compare these images to. Also, if I were riding this bike it would look far less spectacular so I am not really watching to see if the bike is making the rider look so good. Are we imagining ourselves riding this bike with the skill of the rider? but what has this got to do with the bike? Do we assume he has become that skillful over time because the bike has facilitated his training? but the bike is brand new and the rider had to have practiced on another bike. To get to the real reason we have to observe that these videos are completely imaginary scenarios. For one thing the image of the lone-rider tackling the gnarliest trails is factually inaccurate, because the lone rider is riding around blatantly ignoring all the folk distributed around the forest holding cameras and flying drones; in some cases there are probably teams of people carrying various things around to help build the fantasy of the lone-rider. Secondly, the rider exists at the top of some kind of pinnacle of physical ability which not even the toughest EWS troopers can attain: Not only does the rider manage to tackle to most obscure, gnarly, high-octane trails in one flowing, unfaltering run, but he manages to do so without breaking a sweat, without becoming dirty, without slapping a pedal of his little shin, or requiring a chocolate milk. He carries no tools. He fears no bears. The fallacy though is that we do not know this: we do. And yet we still watch. Not only that but we help create this fantasy ourselves. We film ourselves, we pretend to be the lone-rider, we take out the music to further give it the illusion of realism. There is a definite difference between a video of this nature and a head-cam race run. One we watch like children reading a comic, pretending to be the hero. The other we watch a hero, and tell ourselves that it can be done. Giant make sure there is only one bike in the frame so that we associate the freedom of being the hero with one thing only, and actually we all already own something very similar - the thing someone else rode around a bit in a forest a couple of years ago. I would like to know whether 'the pros' in our sport also pretend to be the hero, to carve a turn like they see in the movies, or imitate the runs of past legends? There's your sociology/ marketing essay, £5 for the lot, all the best, god bless
browner officialcrankworx's article
Aug 8, 2016 at 12:52
Aug 8, 2016
SRAM Canadian Open Enduro Presented by Specialized - Course Release
Great chest cam! someone get one for cunny at the EWS
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