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groghunter mikelevy's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 15:33
5 hours
Bruni's Shiny Surprise, Bergamont's 26" Wheeled Prototype - World Champs 2015
Because, rightly or wrongly, they believe the pads make them slower. Going slow is just as bad as crashing. I'm not even going to try to make a call on whether they're right about that or not, they're riding a whole different level from me. I'm faster with pads on, because I'm willing to take bigger risks, but that doesn't mean anything for them.
groghunter mikelevy's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 14:45
6 hours
Bruni's Shiny Surprise, Bergamont's 26" Wheeled Prototype - World Champs 2015
Because racing isn't the sole measure of whether a part is worthwhile or not? Pro's don't use armor during races, does that mean you shouldn't pad up when trying stuff at the edge of your skill level? Your decision, but I'd rather walk away from crashes, & I'll put on pads when I know I'm really pushing my limits, so that I can go too far without being laid up for weeks. MotoGP uses different size wheels at each end of the bike. front wheel is larger diameter, doesn't need as much rubber to get the same size contact patch. Also, their rear wheels have to stand up to ridiculous amounts of power without breaking traction, compared with bicycles.
groghunter mikelevy's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 14:22
6 hours
Bruni's Shiny Surprise, Bergamont's 26" Wheeled Prototype - World Champs 2015
Not gonna like, I miss my old Bighit, I sold if for a better bike, but I wouldn't mind having it back now. Or something similar with newer geo.
groghunter mikelevy's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 14:06
7 hours
Bruni's Shiny Surprise, Bergamont's 26" Wheeled Prototype - World Champs 2015
Shhh, I told them they didn't want to know, I was trying to be ominous
groghunter mikelevy's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 14:02
7 hours
Bruni's Shiny Surprise, Bergamont's 26" Wheeled Prototype - World Champs 2015
Guess I'll have to explain to my 27.5+ wheels that they aren't allowed to corner well anymore, because VTwintips said they couldn't. I bet they'll be super bummed...
groghunter mikelevy's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 13:38
7 hours
Bruni's Shiny Surprise, Bergamont's 26" Wheeled Prototype - World Champs 2015
Then you should look harder, because surly has been making 26+ stuff for years, there was even a bike running 26+ stuff in the eurobike coverage.
groghunter mikelevy's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 13:36
7 hours
Bruni's Shiny Surprise, Bergamont's 26" Wheeled Prototype - World Champs 2015
He'll be taking roll call, & you don't want find out what the penalty is for non-attendance
groghunter mikelevy's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 13:33
7 hours
Bruni's Shiny Surprise, Bergamont's 26" Wheeled Prototype - World Champs 2015
you can use a 26" tube in a 29er FFS, I did it 2 weekends ago. tubes is stretchy. I've used a 29er tube in a 26, too.
groghunter mdelorme's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 12:28
8 hours
Photo Epic: A Brief Intermission While We Get Underway
It makes sense that they'd be the guys to key on that, since the shape of the crown on Marzocchi forks made after '03 was designed to fit this fender http://www.cheapbikeparts360.com/products/marzocchi-fender-kits/ Newer fenders are way better, & mounting at the arch is smarter, but those same guys were thinking about it a long time ago.
groghunter mdelorme's article
Sep 4, 2015 at 12:23
8 hours
Photo Epic: A Brief Intermission While We Get Underway
It honestly hurts me to look at, he's not himself, or at least his old self. not long ago, that would have been a full on, teeth out grin, but he honestly looks like he putting on a face for the camera. Makes me wonder if a certain dirty word called "retirement" is floating around in his head, maybe knowing this is the last race he'll be at as a rider (even if not racing.) I dunno, maybe it's just me but the expression on his face seems really bittersweet.
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