I am a completely talentless mountain biker, but always trying my best. Been scaring myself senseless in the forests for over 20 of my 28 years and recently took up racing in the West Australia downhill and enduro scene.
I enjoy photography and dabble in video editing - you can see some of my race reports and photography at www.nikolay-k.com

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karaknic pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 28, 2015 at 6:58
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karaknic RichardCunningham's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 23:57
Mar 24, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
In a lengthy tech article about F1 brakes I read a while ago it was shown that the stiffest calipers were bolted monobloc ones (so a one piece caliper threaded through with bolts). Something to do with the tensile strength of the bolts, that material of which may be impractical to use as the entire caliper.
karaknic paulaston's article
Mar 18, 2015 at 18:18
Mar 18, 2015
Fouriers, Birzman and HT - Taipei Show 2015
They remind me of Middleburn, awesome looking! Not for everyone though I guess.
karaknic mikekazimer's article
Mar 18, 2015 at 17:52
Mar 18, 2015
SRAM Announces New Hub Standards - Boost 148 and 110
Sram: "psst. Holy shit guys, everyone bought that 27.5 crap. Let's come up with something even more ridiculous!"
karaknic laurenjenkins's article
Mar 15, 2015 at 8:49
Mar 15, 2015
Video: Aussie Racer Episode Three - Gravity Challenge
He came 9th of 11 in Vets, a couple of minutes off the category leader (~12 minute race). He would have come 4th in sport category. Far beyond impressive for someone who quite simply doesn't mountain bike - a racer is a racer I guess!
karaknic RichardCunningham's article
Mar 13, 2015 at 8:09
Mar 13, 2015
Australian National DH Championships - Day One Practice
Hasn't stopped Peaty from winning 8 british champs though!
karaknic trippinfellaz's article
Mar 9, 2015 at 19:14
Mar 9, 2015
Video: Straight Up Trail Annihilation at Skyline Park
Awesome video, but the jittery music made it almost unwatchable(?) - just load the song in a background player and it's back to awesome!
karaknic davetrump's article
Feb 15, 2015 at 21:09
Feb 15, 2015
Andes Pacifico Enduro: Days Two and Three - The Long Road to Wine Country
You don't measure air temperature using a dark plastic device sitting in the sun. Nevertheless 37 degrees is pretty damn hot, anything over 35 and it's no longer fun. I have actually ridden in true 47 degree air temperature (check out Leonora, Western Australia, 9th January 2013) and it feels like you're slowly suffocating, getting very light headed and slightly disoriented within 10-15 minutes.
karaknic JHellburn's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 5:40
Jan 29, 2015
Turning Cranks in Argentina: A Singletrack Adventure
For once Top Gear didn't actually mean any offence, the number 'coincidences' were far fetched at best and the production crew did change them as soon as someone pointed the problem out, the real problems started after that, even though they'd done their best at righting what wasn't really a wrong. Despite Clarkson being a self proclaimed conservative, he knows better than to poke at unhealed wounds - that's not his style.
karaknic mikelevy's article
Dec 26, 2014 at 6:02
Dec 26, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Want Your Bike Biased?
Exactly they need to add the option " It's all about the decent, my legs can get stronger, but a nervous bike will never get funner".
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