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mecabeat LadLife's article
Feb 19, 2017 at 11:18
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50to01 x Revolution Bike Park - Video
It comes from dirt jumping. When you get into seriously into dirt jumping, and you're riding at the same spot day after day, you start to notice how much little differences affect your riding. Riding bare handed offers more control. It's easier to express something like a tabletop the way you want, where the grips are constantly rotating through your hands. Your inside hand is upside down pushing, and your outside hand isn't really gripping, just guiding and lifting with the grip only really touching your thumb and index finger. Riding dirt jumps without gloves is easy to get away with, you just pat your hands in the dirt to take care of sweat between runs. For mountain biking, gloves are usually a better option because you don't want to stop and dry your hands off all the time. The control issue is why glove manufacturers put such an emphasis on single layer, thin palm gloves without stitching to get in the way of feel.
mecabeat Chamakazi's photo
Feb 16, 2017 at 0:51
Feb 16, 2017
@FrozenTreads56: Kind of weird to link to some non-article on a square website about the previous low profile imitation jump over another short, obscure part of the course. The Dave Watson jump was a high profile, balls out, high elevation gap in front of a big crowd. The jumps after have been cool for sure, but not on the level of the original.

mecabeat Fox-Head-Inc's article
Feb 14, 2017 at 12:14
Feb 14, 2017
Ratboy, Loosedog, Voreis - Ride Your F#%king Bike Movie Trailer
@chrismac70: He's been racing since he was 10. Won 2 junior world championships, 2 junior British National Mountain Biking Championships, then went on to become 2014 UCI World Cup Champion, and British National Mountain Biking Champion. What exactly have you accomplished to be able to judge his riding decisions?
mecabeat OneUpComponents's article
Feb 14, 2017 at 11:36
Feb 14, 2017
Richie Rude KOM Challenge in Squamish - Video
@AJBarlas: It's wildly inaccurate in some locations. There's a 3/4 mile trail near me that has races held on it, and Strava times are a full minute faster than race times, stopwatch times, and pov camera times. That's with many versions of the same segment and split segments. Even on trails that are more accurate, Strava can show drastically different times depending on the time of day, so it's not even internally consistent.
mecabeat betweenthelyons's article
Feb 7, 2017 at 11:42
Feb 7, 2017
Surviving the California Winter - Video
Or you have the visual acuity, timing, and judgement to weight/unweight your wheels with precision. But, yea, probably not pushing it if you never get flats.
mecabeat pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 3, 2017 at 21:02
Feb 3, 2017
Last Day to Vote! 2016 Photo of the Year: $10,000 Cash Prizing - Rnd 1
Get imagezoom for chrome. You can click drag with middle mouse button and resize any image.
mecabeat pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 3, 2017 at 11:10
Feb 3, 2017
Video of the Month - January 2017
Conor MacFarlane must have long legs to be able to do toboggans that well on a mtb. I would be buzzing balls if I tried to stick it out that far.
mecabeat nsbillet's article
Feb 3, 2017 at 10:30
Feb 3, 2017
Forrest Riesco, Solitude - Video
If it was filmed in 21:9, then you're actually seeing more, and it's just because your monitor isn't wide enough. If it wasn't, then I agree with you, but this does appear to shot with an anamorphic lens.
mecabeat bat2202's photo
Jan 31, 2017 at 21:24
Jan 31, 2017
Oh, wheelie?

mecabeat mikekazimer's article
Jan 25, 2017 at 12:09
Jan 25, 2017
2017 Norco Sight Carbon - First Look
@chrisingrassia: Yea, but that's a small percentage of sellers. That's what I'm talking about. Some of those are bike shop owners as well. The sketchy ones are obvious, and usually disappear quickly. If you see something that actually raises a red flag for you, you should be reporting it.
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