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kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 16, 2014 at 11:43
Apr 16, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 Finals - Elite Men
You seem to dodge these type of questions all the time D8, so I'm going to come right out and ask you straight... Given that there are people here that have tried all 3 wheels sizes and still have a preference for 26" after having a solid go on more than one example of each, and given that they ride for the fun and feel of it and don't give a shit about racing... Do you think someone who prefers riding a 26 is just plain wrong? Do you think 26 should become extinct despite some people preferring it, and they just need to get with the program? Do you think there are exactly zero advantages to a 26 for every conceivable rider in every conceivable terrain? Do you think that because you prefer bigger wheels, your long time experience with reading articles and selling products justifies you telling people that there is no use for something they actually prefer over what you prefer? Do you think bigger wheels are better for scrubs, whips and drifts? Do you believe these things are completely irrelevant? Do you think faster acceleration, lighter weight, greater lateral stiffness, greater maneuverability and greater strength are all less important than rollover and inertia in all conditions and for all riders, regardless of rider strength, height or riding style? If greater inertia is important, why have people in all disciplines been striving for lighter rims and lighter tires? Enlighten me, please.
kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 16, 2014 at 7:58
Apr 16, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 Finals - Elite Men
Here we go with that 'traction' argument again. Physics people; look into it. The size of the contact patch is completely dependant on tire pressure. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, do you remember Newton? The area of the contact patch will be just enough to create enough force to push back at the opposing force. You want more traction? Lower the pressure in your tire. Now, because you're a 29er apologist, you're going to tell me that a longer patch is better than a wider patch and back it up with absolutely no science. If you think inertia in your tires is more important than acceleration, maneuverability and pumping then I suspect you haven't watched enough 4X racing yourself. Why don't they run heavy tires if it's so important to have inertia over those other pesky traits?
kramster anthill's article
Apr 16, 2014 at 7:32
Apr 16, 2014
Video: Matt Hunter and the Shimano XTR M9000
Because getting respect from Protour is on everyone's agenda.
kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 16, 2014 at 7:27
Apr 16, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 Finals - Elite Men
Hahaha, 29ers in 4X racing. You know that thing that makes 29ers roll over stuff so well (physics) also makes them shit for pumping? Isn't science fun. You big wheel evangelists love to think it's all positive, positive, positive. Well, you don't get one without the other and it's horses for courses and some things just aren't cut out for fast acceleration, light weight, lateral stiffness, pumping and maneuverability. Why can't you just admit it? All wheel sizes have advantages and *gasp* disadvantages. That's right; all of them.
kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 10:12
Apr 12, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 Finals - Elite Men
As much as I disagree with your view and your approach, your negs didn't come from me. I prefer to just call you out. I just don't understand why you feel so strongly, that anyone who likes what they have needs to come to your party, lest they receive your contempt? Surely you don't need to be 15 to neg a comment like that.
kramster redbullbike's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 10:08
Apr 12, 2014
Replay: Pietermaritzburg World Cup 1 DH Finals
Weird, mine had a slider in iphone. I skipped to the top 5 no problem.
kramster redbullbike's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 9:25
Apr 12, 2014
Replay: Pietermaritzburg World Cup 1 DH Finals
If you hold the slider in the spot you want to skip to for a number of seconds (about 20s for me), then it will skip there. If I just slide and let go in 2s, it drops back to where I was.
kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 9:24
Apr 12, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 Finals - Elite Men
Geez D8 you are at it all over the place. You are not getting negged because you're propping 650, you are getting negged because you're not making sense. Gwin was losing last year on a 26 against what? Yes, that's right; against 26" bikes. But let's try and remember one thing: not everyone cares about speed and some people like to ride what they like the feel of. And if Minnaar can talk about how one feels different to other and has a preference, then so can the rest of us. You incessantly beating on people's heads with your preaching about how you'd have to be a fool to stick with 26" takes only one thing into account and that is your preference. What you like is not going to be 'it' for the rest of the world, unless they are forced into it (which seems to be the case). Why can't you just let people like what they like? And rooting for a win on the wheelsize someone prefers is, in my opinion, quite ok. But bashing on the other like it's a demon child is like rooting for Peaty and talking Hill down like he's some kind of loser. It makes you sound like a child. Oh, and let me see; wasn't Ratboy up on the split til his chain came off? How is that possible? Because it doesn't fkn matter, that's how.
kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 8:53
Apr 12, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 Finals - Elite Men
Thanks Euan D8, you might want to send a message to Minnaar to set him straight with your infinite wisdom, since you say 26 has zero redeeming qualities for adults, let alone the world champ.
kramster pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 8:14
Apr 12, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 Finals - Elite Men
EuanBisset, what did Minnaar say? D8, what makes you think your constant evangelism of 650s is any more tolerable than someone preferring something else. You are worse than any of them. If we shouldn't give a shit than neither should you. You think you're better than the people who enjoy riding a different wheelsize than you when in fact your skills on a bike very likely don't include hitting 60 foot gaps and pinning it on gnarly terrain, so keep your condescension to yourself since you're just like all the other whiners on here. Yes, people can win on any size, yes they are taking over, and yes some people like things that you don't. Ride what you like and stop being a dick.
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