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cthorpe fullface-productions's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 17:583 days
Video: Does the Size of the Park Matter?
That cooked trout looked delicious.
cthorpe mattwragg's article
Nov 21, 2014 at 7:31Nov 21, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Will You Be Spending Your Winter?
I live within the 1/3 of California that gets substantial snow. Last winter we didn't get any snow what so ever due to drought. Been riding for nearly 20 months straight now. the bike is getting beat down and so are the trails. Im actually looking forward to snow and a big nasty winter this year. will give me time to overhaul the bike and do some other sports I like.
Nov 20, 2014 at 12:43Nov 20, 2014
Video: Norco Factory Team Sneak Peak
pedaling in the air (spinning the rear tire faster) also brings the rear end down. Exactly like using the throttle on a moto. While it may not work as well, he could just be trying to get the rear wheel to the ground sooner. Although scrubbing probably works better on a mtn bike.
Nov 18, 2014 at 12:08Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
The differences in wheel size alone are finite. Physics will dictate that a 26" is gonna be ever so slightly "quicker" and snappier than its 27.5 counter part. the 27.5 will have slightly less rolling resistance over the ground, but its rolling mass is farther from the axle, which makes its slightly slower in acceleration, yet slightly better able to maintain the momentum. Now for structural characteristics. Your basic 26" wheel is going to be slightly stiffer torsionally, compared to an equivalently built 27.5" wheel. This plays a small part in the way a wheel will track the ground and deflect off terrain. Ultimately the differences are negligible for most riders. If your racing world cups and looking for 10th or 100ths of a second, then sure its worth running whats right for the course. However a single bad pedal stroke or wrong line can offset the benefits. Im of opinion the rider and quality of the race run will always play a bigger part than wheel size. A novice shouldnt make wheel size a deciding factor in a bike purchase. a seasoned rider should choose based on what fits the type of riding they do most, if the choice is available for te bike they want. That being said I personally would still look for several other bike features over wheel size.
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Nov 14, 2014 at 21:26Nov 14, 2014
cthorpe audric's article
Nov 14, 2014 at 21:21Nov 14, 2014
Video: Sickest Scooter Riding Ever?
Alright, In my short life time I've seen at least 4 re-inventions of the scooter....just let it die.
cthorpe RichardCunningham's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 19:07Nov 12, 2014
Galfer Wave Rotors and Pro Brake Pads - Review
bout time the 10%ers get some love.
Nov 12, 2014 at 18:27Nov 12, 2014
Video: Sideways With Bernard, Micayla and Eliot
get back to work!
cthorpe urteam's article
Nov 9, 2014 at 16:22Nov 9, 2014
Video: Mick Hannah's POV - Asia Pacific DH Challenge
well we all know Mick is wicked fast. So least we got a good clear view of the course. rootin for Mick in 2015 WC.
cthorpe karl-burkat's article
Nov 8, 2014 at 22:49Nov 8, 2014
New Record: Robbie Maddison's 185 ft Drop
maybe I've become numb from watching all sorts of crazy stuff on the interwebs, but i wasn't that impressed... it was cool and all and I personally couldn't do it, but for someone like this it seemed too easy.
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