iamamodel

Started racing triathlon in the eighties, then went to road, then XC, then DH. I also raced endurance, X-terra, BMX, 4X. Lots of digging and some DJ. Mostly digging. These days its trail riding and racing XC and endurance events.

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iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 18:44
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
justincs, I think it depends on the sort of axle you have. If it is just a 12mm QR, then stop filing now. If it is a 15mm, then you can go a tad further. If, however, you have a 20mm, then you can go all the way through the arch. If you do go all the way, expect the fork to twist a bit under braking. Many people would think this is a bad thing, but you can just compensate by turning the bars a little every time you hit the anchors. Now I have to go back to drilling 'lightening holes' into my frame. Carbon is so much harder to work with than aluminum.
iamamodel marymoncorge's article
Nov 13, 2014 at 18:16
Nov 13, 2014
RRP Enduroguard - Review
I did too! I scrape the dirt out of their flippers with it.
iamamodel marymoncorge's article
Nov 13, 2014 at 18:14
Nov 13, 2014
RRP Enduroguard - Review
Dear Mary, thank you for typing 'straightforward' as one word.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 12:18
Nov 12, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Kickers, Spoke Protectors, and the RockShox Pike vs the Fox 36 fork
Right. And beginners are more likely to stiffen up. So many mountain bikers blame setup/equipment before they look at technique. I mean, we've all heard "I could do that drop, if only I have more travel!" yet we see Danny MacAskill drop twenty feet to flat concrete on a hardtail. Look at this article in its entirety - nearly two hundred comments about Pike vs 36 and no-one but us talking about how not to get bucked. MTBers LOVE talking about gear. Unless the rider's shock rebound is superfast, suspension won't buck the rider (especially not the fork!). I think the rider is being dominated by the rear wheel on take-off - that's why I suggest learning to bunny hop on flats. This will teach the rider to push the rear wheel into the ground, and applying this technique with appropriate force on take-off will eliminate being pitched forward.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 1:00
Nov 12, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Kickers, Spoke Protectors, and the RockShox Pike vs the Fox 36 fork
Mmjohnson, I have some advice on not getting bucked, making some assumptions. Firstly, learn to bunny hop with flats. You don't have to bunny hop over anything, just get about a foot off the ground. Once you have mastered that, try landing the hop rear wheel first and front wheel first. This will teach you dynamic control of the bike, making quick adjustments mid air. Second, try some style. Just a tweak to relax you mid flight. Often someone will stiffen their arms and dead sailor over a jump and this can lead to a rider slowly pitching forward. A bit of a bar turn or small kick out of the rear wheel will loosen you up.
iamamodel scottsecco's article
Nov 10, 2014 at 2:47
Nov 10, 2014
Movies For Your Monday
SSCXWC14KY: Remember when racing was fun? These guys never forget. Worth watching, regardless of your attitude towards cyclocross or manscaping.
iamamodel scottsecco's article
Nov 10, 2014 at 2:44
Nov 10, 2014
Movies For Your Monday
Anka Martin: Voiceover of her talking about her stoke for racing. Not much actual racing footage nor insights into race prep, set-up or anything useful (i.e. unlike Gravey's posts).
iamamodel scottsecco's article
Nov 10, 2014 at 2:40
Nov 10, 2014
Movies For Your Monday
Schladming: DH race footage on a cool course. Black Sabbath. 4.30.
iamamodel scottsecco's article
Nov 10, 2014 at 2:38
Nov 10, 2014
Movies For Your Monday
Glenn King: Dirt jumps, banger tricks. Almost exclusively slo-mo, but he does his 360 tail-whips so fast you need it.
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