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Ride when I can, but work and the adult world keeps holding me back.................
gazmataz mattwragg's article
Jun 13, 2014 at 2:21Jun 13, 2014
Hope Retainer Ring - Review
dglobulator- the 30T ring has both points you've highlighted. I've got one of these on my 29er enduro and it helps with the climbing no end. The down fall is that you don't climb with as much efficiency as you'd want and you then drop down all of your gears straight away when you want to get the power down on the decents. I'm going to try a normal 11-28 cassette on the back to see how that feels. I understand everyone is different so it would be interesting to see how it pans out.
gazmataz jfry's article
Jun 6, 2014 at 13:43Jun 6, 2014
Bike Mayhem Extreme Mountain Racing - iOS and Android Game
Or you could just do mega sections of tricks all together. Completed the game with 3 stars on every level. Done.
gazmataz mikelevy's article
May 29, 2014 at 1:54May 29, 2014
Uncle Dick's Bead Slip - Review
That's what she said.
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May 17, 2014 at 4:00May 17, 2014
gazmataz skinnersession88's article
Apr 25, 2014 at 8:25Apr 25, 2014
Video: Emma Atkinson Rides Full Colour
Good to see you getting the coverage you deserve Emma. Flying the flag for the team as well. Haha.
gazmataz mikelevy's article
Apr 21, 2014 at 1:24Apr 21, 2014
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Reviewed
I've got the alloy version and I honestly love it. I wasn't dubious of the whole 29er concept but I did expect to find the 29er sluggish in comparison to any of my previous 26inch frames. It climbs, desends and jumps like a monster. If I could justify the price tag for a bike that is seconded to my sworks demo for racing, then I'd have one. If this is to be someone's main/only bike then I'd fully recommend someone to at least try one for a few rides.
gazmataz brule's article
Apr 7, 2014 at 15:49Apr 7, 2014
Video: Atherton's Malaga Training Camp
Forget reach', how about big lloydie. He's a whole lotta man to cuddle. Haha.
gazmataz briceshirbach's article
Feb 12, 2014 at 6:55Feb 12, 2014
Video: From Where We Stand - Full Video
I enjoyed the back to basics style of riding and fell of this video. Well done guys and Girls. This is what our sport and lifestyle is about.
gazmataz hopetech's article
Dec 25, 2013 at 4:17Dec 25, 2013
Video: Rankin, Brayton, and Vink - Ultimate Hucker Sender edit...
Adam is genuinely that fast guys and girls. It isn't sped up in any way at all. Jealously shouldn't be used in these comments. Hahaha.
gazmataz RichardCunningham's article
Nov 24, 2013 at 4:36Nov 24, 2013
Pinkbike Poll - Should Racing Be Restricted to Production Bikes and Components?
And that's not really an argument either. If a senior rider is at that level, he/she will more than likely promote to the expert & elite categories in the next season or two. Priveteers on the WC curciut may not receive big product deals but I can assure you that the individuals who do, have more than enough ability to do everything they currently do on standard stock parts. The products alone won't give a 5 second difference against someone else in the race unless the privateer is on equipment that is a few years old. The main difference between a privateer and a pro team rider is the fine details of a support network. Mechanics that will fine tune your bike while they focus on the riding. To say the products give them the upper hand is not really an argument in my eyes. All of the top Riders in every country have shown their ability on production bikes to get to where they are today. Apart form the odd new designed brake lever, disc caliper/rotor or mech, there isn't really any difference in products that's made from the production side. Tuning is performed by the teams own mechanics that are fully qualified and employed by the company/team. It's no different than you taking your bike to a suspension company like J-Tech suspension, Tftuned or mojo to get service and custom tuned to your specifics. All the WC privateers will have already done this. Products need to be tested under race conditions as this is where they need to be tested. If it's not tested at its intended limits, why bother making something. Practice runs aren't the same as race day runs. Who on the WC curciut is using a none production bike? GT, yes but this will no doubt become a production bike like everything else. The only difference at the moment is the factor of 650b and 29er wheels thrown into the mix.