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headshot KNOLLYBIKES's article
Dec 10, 2016 at 6:31
12 hours
Conor Macfarlane Shredding Trails in BC - Video
Just call me Mr Table... I think this is "sick edit" defined.
headshot ibiscycles's article
Dec 9, 2016 at 1:35
2 days
headshot vernonfelton's article
Dec 9, 2016 at 1:13
2 days
Mountain Biking Is Not a Crime - Opinion
We have recently had a huge trail revision in Cape Town, South Africa. Our local National Park has extended access to previously closed hiking trails. The same goes for our world famous botanical garden. This is thanks in the main to lobbying from a united group of cycling organizations including the local IMBA representatives. And of course a heap of funding. The local green belt trails that were opened this year by the City were all known as good MTB venues simply because they had been ridden illegally for years. In my case over 20 years. These trails would never have been legalized in part unless they had been ridden and identified as suitable. The same goes for some of teh new trails in our National Park. I disagree that riding these trails constitutes an acceptance of the status quo ie no cycling. Its a form of activism in its own right. When met with a ticket - go to court. If people object discuss it with them and find out why they support the ban. In most cases they don't have a very good reason other than a selfish desire to keep other people off the trails they are used to having to themselves. Most rules and laws against cycling on such trails are falsely blamed on environmental issues. When pressed for scientific proof of damage to biodiversity caused by MTB's, no such evidence is ever produced. The truth is that the main reason for banning bikes on trails is the objections from other users and perceived user conflict situations that could arise.
headshot mikekazimer's article
Dec 7, 2016 at 2:53
Dec 7, 2016
Stans Flow MK3 Wheelset - Review
Running original Flow in 26" on some Giant hubs. Rims are still perfectly usable although the rear has a few minor dings after 4000km. I'd buy the new rims based on my experience with the originals. Tough and bomb proof.
headshot pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 2:48
Dec 2, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Privateer of the Year Winner
Where is that Brit who did rather well in couple of stages and races on teh EWS this year- and then got snubbed by PB and had a certain photographer in a frothy because he didn't like the criticism?
headshot mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 2:39
Dec 2, 2016
Don't Get Hung Up On the Numbers - Opinion
Most important number for me is affordability. Bike industry would like to sell you many bikes. A HT for those days you feel like going retro, a short travel XC bike for those marathons and lap races. Then you need a short travel trail bike for those not totally gnarly days out and of course an enduro bike and even a DH racer for the big stuff. All good if you can afford it. If not and you want a bike that can do almost everything, Why would you not buy a 160mm enduro bike? I have raced 3 day marathons on mine and look for bigger obstacles to jump and rock gardens to carry more speed through. If I was restricted to a short travel trail or marathon bike like so many people here ride, I'd be restricting what I can ride and the fun factor would diminish hugely.
headshot mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 2:31
Dec 2, 2016
Don't Get Hung Up On the Numbers - Opinion
@mikekazimer: And the same thing applies to numbers like wheel size too? Unless its not a general rule and only applies to travel and geometry numbers....
headshot mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 2:18
Dec 2, 2016
Alutech Unveil the Sennes DH 29
@paulaston: I am not following - surely smaller frames are stiffer and its bigger frames that flex more and break less? If thats what you meant, I agree. I ride large and XL frames and have never broken one. Its hard to reconcile flexi wheels with the needs of DH racers who seem to like tough, stiff wheels - Santa Cruz Syndicate being an example. Time will tell.
headshot Arbr's article
Dec 1, 2016 at 5:01
Dec 1, 2016
The Arbr Saker - UK-Made Carbon Enduro Bike
Love the fact these guys are brave enough to follow their dreams and build a bike but they could have tried to make it look better...
headshot mikekazimer's article
Dec 1, 2016 at 4:53
Dec 1, 2016
Alutech Unveil the Sennes DH 29
@mikekazimer: I am curious as to how close your bum comes to that back wheel when you move around on the bike. Maybe ass reinforced DH pants will become the new norm - just in case.
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