dfiler VeeTireCo's article
May 27, 2016 at 6:297 hours
Vee Tires: Kate Leeming's Greenland Adventure - Video
Just watched some of her videos. Epic! Also cringe worthy watching her repeatedly topple over without unclipping.
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May 27, 2016 at 6:087 hours
27.5 vs 29er vs 27.5+ with Peaty, Warner, T-Mo and Friends - Video
@nojzilla: those 2.7 minions measured more like a 2.5. Maxxis used to have inaccurate tire measurements. Their newer tire models have are more accurately marketed. The same size of tires are offered, they're just correctly labeled now.
dfiler FilmSmith's article
May 18, 2016 at 8:09May 18, 2016
British Downhill Series 2016, Round Two, Fort William - Video
No mud!? But I thought this was the BDS?
dfiler Prophet-eer's article
May 16, 2016 at 15:56May 16, 2016
Coopers Rock, Benduro 2016 - Getting Wild on Wonderful Trails
Anyone that goes to a WV enduro series event comes back raving about the experience. Not only are the trails legit natural gnar, the people are also awesome. I've never seen a more positive vibe. The fast guys are just as stoked for new and slow riders as they are for each other. And damn are they fast! My prediction... this series is going to blow up in the next year or two. Thanks for all the hard work Benji, John and crew!
dfiler briceshirbach's article
May 13, 2016 at 11:09May 13, 2016
A Weekend at Snowshoe: Part One
Love me some snowshoe gnar gnar! I go to whistler ever year and it's an interesting comparison. In many ways I find snowshoe to be more technical. Not in terms of big features but in terms of roots and rocks. They're less sanitized . If you boost a jump or drop, chances are the landing isn't pretty or manicured. Chances are its got tombstone rocks and off-camber roots. It's not surprising that most riders wear elbow pads or pressure suits in addition to the knee seen in most parks. That natural style of trail isn't for everyone but it's what I grew up with and what I love. Can't wait for opening day!
dfiler vernonfelton's article
May 13, 2016 at 5:58May 13, 2016
Five Ten Freerider ELC - Review
This guy seems to have a serious shoelace issue. Like half of the article is about how shoelace failures are major concern. I'm guessing his knots don't hold and untied laces gets caught.
dfiler zeptechniques's article
May 11, 2016 at 5:59May 11, 2016
ZEP's How-To Mythbusters: Position and Balance for Steeps and Heavy Braking
Having been riding for decades, it is interesting to see in words what I now take for granted. It's like hearing someone describe how to walk. Here's my stab at that. The goal is to maintain front/rear weight balance to maximize traction for turning, braking and pedaling. When descending, weight is moved backward to avoid being too far over the front wheel. This article is focused on making sure people don't go too far back. Which is good, but let's not overstate that point. The same is true when braking hard. We naturally shift slightly backward to maintain weight balance on the front and rear wheels. Hard braking shifts weight to the front wheel even without a change in body position. To compensate, when braking, the proper technique is to move weight slightly rearward. This is probably subconscious for most pinkbike readers. Rather than describing how to get low vs shifting rearward, I view it as just forward/backward movement while maintaining the upper body's riding position. When the upper body angle is maintained, shifting rearward automatically lowers the riding position as well. Not to disagree with the article, just describing the same concepts a different way I think.
dfiler mikelevy's article
May 9, 2016 at 19:36May 9, 2016
Cannondale's Prototype Enduro Bike - First Look
Agreed. The same thing happened with brake rotors. Some assholes decided to make everything end with a zero. And before that they'd already rounded the sizes to make them seem more metric. Bullshit if you ask me. So what about handlebars? The standards are 1 inch, 1-1/4 inches and 1-3/8 inches. But here we are expressing that in millimeters. Is that the next pointless rounding "standardization"? Forget 25.4, 31.8 and 35mm, the industry might as well fuck us again and go to 25, 30 and 35.
dfiler danyul's article
May 9, 2016 at 11:06May 9, 2016
What's Next for Cam Zink? - Interview
Thought i was losing my mind for a second... this article was originally published on May 5th. It then seemed to disappear until today, May 9th. WTF