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elbandido77 mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2014 at 2:19
15 hours
POC Octal Helmet - Review
On the subject of this being a roadie helmet that dares to not have a visor, I say who cares! A lot of mountain bikers (including me) also ride road, as well as numerous mtb disciplines. For those of us who are just into bikes without being attached to one particular cult there is a lot of benefit to products that we can use for multiple disciplines. $300 is far too much though. You could buy 3 decent discipline-specific helmets for that and still have change for a brew. I think the same about all POCs products, so obviously I'm not their target market.
elbandido77 laurenjenkins's article
Nov 24, 2014 at 3:42
Nov 24, 2014
Cam Cole Retires from International Racing
Good luck in the future Cam
elbandido77 mikekazimer's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 0:10
Nov 18, 2014
Onza Ibex Tire - Review
Economies of scale. When tyre manufacturers were only making 2 versions of every tyre (26" with wire or kevlar bead) they were making much larger quantities of each type of tyre, which meant they were cheaper to make. The price rise in tyres has been noticeable for the last few years. I still think Maxxis represent good value as they tend to last a long time, and they make versatile tyres you can run all year round.
elbandido77 mikekazimer's article
Nov 14, 2014 at 3:59
Nov 14, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Who Introduced You to Mountain Biking?
Got a BMX when I was 9 back in 1986, the local council had built a BMX track in a nearby field, so it was just a thing everyone in our neighbourhood did. A few years later I got my first MTB, a Peugot Laser which eventually got stolen and replaced with a GT Timberline. Basically messing about on bikes was something that was always encouraged when I was a kid. Later in my teens skating and then climbing took over. Then I had a bad climbing accident and sort of gave up on outdoor sports. My younger brother had continued MTBing and BMX and had done some DH racing, he inspired me to get an XC bike about 10 years ago and I was instantly hooked. Not a very unique story, but messing about on bikes is what got me here, and that's still what I'm doing now. There's nothing quite as liberating as a push bike
elbandido77 karl-burkat's article
Nov 10, 2014 at 23:25
Nov 10, 2014
Video: World Record 333 km/h on a Bicycle
Not as cool as when Guy Martin did 112mph on an actual bike
elbandido77 danyul's article
Nov 10, 2014 at 3:54
Nov 10, 2014
Rider Profile: Rachel Throop
I think some of you need to remember that pinkbike is a mountain biking website, not one of those other websites you boys are using. I can't believe I need to explain this, but when you see an attractive woman in say, a shop, you probably wouldn't walk up to her and say that you'd like to "smash her back doors in" or "watch her have lesbian bum eating sex with Emily Batty". The internet is a public place and this article is about a real person who can read these comments along with her friends and family. Learn some fucking manners.
elbandido77 laurenjenkins's article
Nov 3, 2014 at 11:01
Nov 3, 2014
Video: Riding England's Finest Trails, Whatever The Weather
Get the Dark Peak Mountain Biking guide book from Vertebrae Publishing and the OS Explorer OL1 map. That's all you need. The classic loops around Ladybower are a good intro to the area, and not overly technical. The clockwise version is probably a bit easier
elbandido77 laurenjenkins's article
Nov 3, 2014 at 9:59
Nov 3, 2014
Video: Riding England's Finest Trails, Whatever The Weather
Love the cut gate but personally I save it for a dry day, it can get a bit swampy up on the top when it's wet. Worth doing on a week day too if you can to avoid the crowds. The Jacobs Ladder loop from Hayfield and Edale holds up better in the wet, and is still great despite some recent dodgy resurfacing. Also all everything from Hope Cross (Roman Road, Potato Alley, The Beast etc) and Hagg Farm/lockerbrook are rideable all year round and can be made into all sorts of cool loops
elbandido77 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 31, 2014 at 6:27
Oct 31, 2014
Specialized 2FO Flat Shoes - Review
Any test for mountain bike shoes should involve a hosepipe. How wet do your feet get, and how quickly do they dry? My personal choices for MTB shoes are Northwave Celsius for clips and Teva Links for flats (which both seem to be discontinued!). I've always avoided Five Ten because I'd heard bad things about them getting waterlogged and not having great durability after repeated drenchings. It's only recently that five ten seem to have added any sort of weather proofing to their mtb shoes These look OK to me, as long as they hold water out for a bit and dry out quickly.
elbandido77 mikekazimer's article
Oct 26, 2014 at 14:51
Oct 26, 2014
6 Urban DH Race Bikes - Taxco 2014
If Ropelato is riding that bike just to troll all the 26 fo life idiots then his mission is a worthwhile one. Instead of just bangin out the usual crap about bigger wheels being cheating (cos they make your life so much easier than say disc brakes or a rear dérailleur) just admit that you don't like them because they look a bit less cool, or because they're associated with XC racing.
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