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mtnbykr05 BWinder's article
Jul 27, 2016 at 7:52
35 mins
How The Other Half Live – EWS La Thuile
Second that. Not only that, but it's not ok to piss within 200ft of any water source. I know people do it every day, but I don't think I want to drink someone's piss any less than the next person.
mtnbykr05 ollyforster's article
Jul 26, 2016 at 8:01
1 days
Five Ten Sam Hill 3 Shoes - Review
Guide tennies work great too.
mtnbykr05 RichardCunningham's article
Jul 15, 2016 at 12:02
Jul 15, 2016
Troy Brosnan's and Jared Graves' Specialized S-Works Stumpjumpers - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
@WayneParsons: yes, but would you rather ride a dented alloy rim or a cracked carbon one? It's about the ability to finish the race, and while carbon may be stiffer and stronger laterally, it cracks when damaged and is at a greater risk for catastrophic failure. As opposed to alloy, where I've had a dent in my rim for the last 6 months, and the wheel is still 'true' and tensioned well.
mtnbykr05 davetrump's article
Jul 6, 2016 at 19:25
Jul 6, 2016
Swiss Made: Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2016 - Track Walk
@ShreddieMercury: Schaldming was always a bike park track, although not as steep, its actually very similar to this: lots of turns with inside lines, and roots and rutted out woods section with tons of line options, and not tons of pedaling. Sam always killed it at Schaldming.
mtnbykr05 davetrump's article
Jul 6, 2016 at 18:58
Jul 6, 2016
mtnbykr05 davetrump's article
Jul 6, 2016 at 18:56
Jul 6, 2016
Pit Stop: Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2016
@tcmtnbikr: Brake bleeds at the consumer level aren't done often enough. Run it too long, and the fluid will fill with contaminants and moisture, especially those that are a DOT based system. This is a major reason so many experience issues with Avid/SRAMs; when boiled tiny air bubbles will become larger bubbles and float to the top, and boiling fluid reeks havoc on seals and hoses. This causes them to break down, and fill the system with debris. Hoses that are bad will expand when compressed and lack full pressure, and broken down seals will gum up the system. Many aren't willing to perform the in-depth service needed to clean out the system- even most shop mechanics. This is why many will recommend Shimano's over any DOT system because DOT fluid is so damaging to seals and hoses - and the time/labor and parts usually adds up to the cost of a new brake. Shimano still have issues if run long enough without service, but with a non-caustic fluid its a much slower process.
mtnbykr05 paulaston's article
Jul 1, 2016 at 8:53
Jul 1, 2016
Giant's New Trance and 2017 Bikes - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
... spend the needed cash to get it down to their weight-weenie needs. Most of those guys throw money at their bike like its name is Tiffany anyways in the hopes their Vo2 max will magically increase the 2 points they need to bump out of Cat2 and win Worlds.
mtnbykr05 paulaston's article
Jul 1, 2016 at 8:48
Jul 1, 2016
Giant's New Trance and 2017 Bikes - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
@rrsport: sweet, so put a long stem on your race rig and leave the short stems for the rest of us that want a more well-rounded "XC" bike. I have always wanted a quicker, lighter, snappier bike than what was offered in the trail/ enduro selections, but steered away from any XC rig strictly because they always came with minimal travel, dirt-roadie geo, and parts that wouldn't last 10min under my gravity-backed skill set. These new bikes are better for the 90% of us that understand we will never be a N1NO but wouldn't mind having a bike for the less technical riding, and would prefer not to ride a razor blade of a bike that typically comes with any "race-rig". Most people I see riding XC rigs do so for the weight alone, with the mindset that they need all the help they can get. Well, most of them could afford to put down the beer and burgers, and could actually use a bike that would also allow them to not pussy-foot back down the mountain because of the 'weight is everything' mindset (old term for these guys is "soilers" because they always look like they are about to shit their chamois) Hell, most of the riders I see that are any decent that ride XC bikes around here already run heavier casing and larger tires, wider bars, shorter stems, and dropper posts. Why not give these riders they want and need out of the box, and the remaining 10% can
mtnbykr05 paulaston's article
Jun 15, 2016 at 7:49
Jun 15, 2016
Pinkbike Tech: SWAT Your Bike
@bananowy: weigh your pack next time, you might be surprised. Most packs weigh somewhere Around 1.5-2lbs, and 3L of water is 6.5lbs. My base pack weighs 14lbs with water. That's before I start adding additional food. That is with a pump, tape, ties, tubes (each one is a 1/2lb) small bits to get the bike rolling, first aid kit, tools, and personal items like your phone, ID and "safety kit". That doesn't include items I'd throw in for more of a "backcountry epic". ie: a light, safety blanket, extra food, light rain jacket, etc. That all very easily adds up, and why my pack stays at home unless I'm venturing somewhere I don't know, or I need to carry extra gear. My fanny pack or SWAT bib (especially during the summer) gets pulled out for anything near town, where I'm no more than an hours walk away from any road. I use a platypus soft bottle to stash extra water in the center pocket of my bib that gives me 2.5liters between my 2 bottles and cold water right against my back (So Nice!) and minimize what I carry. I can get my backpacking gear down to 20lbs-ish, but that doesn't include anything to repair and maintain a bicycle in the woods.
mtnbykr05 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 14, 2016 at 18:48
Jun 14, 2016
Finals Results - Leogang DH World Cup 2016
@rrsport: the top 20 are live. Each rider goes down in 1 minute intervals up until that point, 3 min after for the top 20. So if a top 20 rider flats 2 min into his run, I don't to watch him crawl down the mountain, for a 5 min run, when the next rider left the gate 2 min ago, and the entire top section (which is usually filmed) is completely unseen by the viewer. This happened many times where only select riders did we see the fresh-cut section. They even back-played footage we didn't see for a rider's replay. This is even easier with the 1 minute intervals, as the cameras are always rolling, and footage is already captured, just add it into the already edited footage. I really think it's a lack of use of available resources and poor cameramen. How many times have we missed an important part of the race, because the camera man was creeping on some girl in the crowd, or his is camera pointed at the ground? Minnaar's mistake in the rocks this last weekend is the perfect example. We missed it entirely, but the footage was rolled back to a different camera after his run to show it because the cameraman that should have captured it had his cam pointed off somewhere random in the woods.
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