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orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Aug 31, 2014 at 16:37
12 hours
Eurobike 2014: Hey! You Gotta See This...
And then, as if by magic, this appears on the BBC web site. When mainstream media start their Eurobike coverage with this, I get the fear. http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140829-a-bike-for-every-terrain
orientdave davetrump's article
Aug 29, 2014 at 20:39
2 days
The Odd World of Eurobike in 69 Photos
"Another E-bike ready to take all your gains in trail access back 10 years. Thanks." I hope you all realize that the more those on the inside of the industry utter such things, it is a call to mobilize. Before it is too late.
orientdave mikelevy's article
Aug 29, 2014 at 6:49
3 days
Answer, Knolly, Nicolai - Eurobike 2014
Those Answer pedals look mighty familiar........ I could imagine the following scene at a design meeting: Designer A "I need some inspiration for these new pedals, any ideas?" Designer B "Sure, take a look at this, I hear the Nano is well received" (Throws HT components catalog in designer A's general direction). There are a mind-boggling number of pedals on the market that resemble Nanos, not that that is a bad thing. Great pedals at a reasonable price Nanos, and Answer appear to have added more that "look like" the very same.
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 16:46
Aug 27, 2014
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 16:42
Aug 27, 2014
E-Thirteen Finally Answers the Age-Old Question:
erm... because wheel size affects the distance from the hub of the wieght of your tyres and rims perhaps?
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 16:35
Aug 27, 2014
E-Thirteen Finally Answers the Age-Old Question:
The greatest element of weight in a wheel is the tyre and rim combination. The brass weights on the plastic discs show the effect of having weight closer in to (aka smaller wheel size) or further away from (aka larger wheel size) the hub.
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 16:27
Aug 27, 2014
E-Thirteen Finally Answers the Age-Old Question:
It's not complicated? The teenage me has different memories! I distincly remember feelings of dread verging on suicidal tendencies when, way back in the day, the word "moment" re-appeared on my A level maths room's blackboard. All those coins spinning off LPs at 33 and 45 (told you it was back in the day), friction co-efficients of vinyl and ...aaaagrghrh. It used to do my noggin and still does, since I never really understood why you would NEED to know at what point from the centre of the said record your variously weighted coins would spin off. Had they used examples of MTB wheels of different sizes I would probably have instantly understood it!!! Take note teachers of the world, make it real.
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 16:19
Aug 27, 2014
E-Thirteen Finally Answers the Age-Old Question:
So, E-13 (or any of you here who have a thesis coming up and are want of ideas), can you please extend that steel track. The internet would apparently need to see what would happen when the track you have.... a) flattens out and then b) includes a small "bump" in the track over which the weighted discs roll otherwise the lambasting will likely continue.
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 5:59
Aug 22, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 7 Meribel - Qualifications
Add in the Kiwis and it is currently 30 from 40. That is just mind blowing really.
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 5:56
Aug 22, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 7 Meribel - Qualifications
With all the major players having done their runs, this statistic suggests, well, I am not sure what yet but ... 25 of the top 40 are British or French. For a sport with representation from all over the globe, it suggests that the upbringing of the riders in those two countries is doing something right when it comes to learning how to handle raw rocks, steeps and roots.
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