duir

  • Member since Feb 23, 2008
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  • Aberdeen , United Kingdom
  • Male / 41

Fly aeroplanes for a day job ride mountain bikes for fun.

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duir mikekazimer's article
Apr 3, 2014 at 8:50
Apr 3, 2014
Bike Check: Jerome Clementz's 2015 Cannondale Jekyll
Why run very low rise bars then put a massive spacer under them? Always confused me that one.
duir mikekazimer's article
Apr 1, 2014 at 12:47
Apr 1, 2014
First Look: 2014 Santa Cruz Nomad
Complete from 27.1 lbs my arse. More like 32lbs if it's going to be any use as a 165mm bike. It's basically taken them about 10 years to give the Nomad some decent geometry and a pointless wheel size. Ground breaking.
duir RichardCunningham's article
Mar 10, 2014 at 15:44
Mar 10, 2014
To the Point - Suspension Setups for Enduro Racing
So basically normal suspension like everyone rides but with a bit more air in to cater for the fact that they are going stupid fast? What I learned from this article is that I can say I have an "Enduro" tune by adding 10-15psi to my suspension.
duir SamNeedham's article
Mar 7, 2014 at 8:57
Mar 7, 2014
duir mattwragg's article
Jan 4, 2014 at 9:39
Jan 4, 2014
Pinkbike Product Picks
My MW81 Shimano winter riding boots fell apart after 2 days of summer riding in Torridon Scotland. All the stitching came out and the outer layer peeled back, not what I expect from Shimano shoes as I have a pair of 5 year old DX (stormtrooper) shoes that are still in one piece.
duir RichardCunningham's article
May 10, 2013 at 11:46
May 10, 2013
Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL Review
"For the record, 650B is happening" Is it really? I don't know a single rider that owns or wants one, I have never seen one on a trail and according to the 6 bike shops in my local area only 1 has had a single enquiry about a 650B. It's only "happening" because the MTB industry wants it to happen, so they pay/tell MTB magazines and websites to tell us they are happening. Which makes a complete mockery of the bikes we are riding from the same manufacturers that were "happening" just 12 months ago. As far as I can see, in the real world 650b is only a virtual reality.
duir mattwragg's article
May 5, 2013 at 9:48
May 5, 2013
duir cmac's article
Jan 2, 2013 at 2:14
Jan 2, 2013
Video: Race Face Explores the Sunshine Coast, B.C.
Great video but how do all these riders go off into the wilderness with absolutely no kit on their backs especially in mid winter? No food, drinks, spare clothes, repair kit or emergency kit? Or does the camera person just carry it all? Brilliant short film though.
duir scottsecco's article
Dec 21, 2012 at 4:54
Dec 21, 2012
2013 Giant Factory Racing Team
"I have always found his accent more disconcerting... This may sound harsh, but I'm not really trying to be mean. You could be a rocket scientist but if you have that accent my mind would pre-judge and just automatically leap to the conclusion of: buck toothed yokel who looks after the sheep 'up on t' farm'." I am from the same town as Danny Hart and have the same accent and I am a jet airline captain.
duir cloverleaf's article
Nov 28, 2012 at 5:34
Nov 28, 2012
Crankbrothers Mallet Mk3 and DH Pedals Review
No matter how pretty or easy to rebuild crank brothers pedals are they still have appalling cleats that wear extremely quickly and cause involuntary unclips. There is no way of knowing when the soft brass cleats will reach the wear point that causes an issue and it cost me 4 months off the bike a few years back after a nasty crash so went back to shimano and never had a problem. Watch world cup riders over the past few years having horrible unclipped moments (I remember watching Gwin ride the big drop at Fort William on his race run with just one foot in and Danny Hart riding 1 footed down the rocks there all because of the crap interface). Until they make decent steel cleats like shimano that last for years these will be a dangerous pedal to ride.
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