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Protour pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 26, 2015 at 17:47
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Coming Up Live: Crankworx Rotorua - DH
Brannigan is a good bet since he won here a short while back, but don't forget about Conner Fearon.
Protour mikekazimer's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 23:20
20 hours
Fabien Barel's Canyon Strive CF - Crankworx Rotorua
Just needs a lever to lock out the front fork and then another one to adjust fork travel; Then it will be a WakiDesigns science fiction bike turned into reality.
Protour mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 18:48
1 days
Aaron Gwin's Modified Specialized Demo
hamncheez: "Gwin did absolutely dominate on the Trek, and when he came to Spec: He started on a medium demo, did mediocre. He changed to a large right before a race, they didn't have one and had to get one from a local bike shop, he did mediocre. He got a custom rear end to lengthen the chainstays (who knows what it did to the compression curve on his custom tuned fox) he did mediocre, switches to a prototype 650b, he did mediocre. He starts next season on an enduro, he wins, Switches back to the 650b demo, does ok, forced onto an entirely new bike mid season by Spec, does worse. Thanks for the accurate historical analysis hamncheez. The people who claim it wasn't the bike that slowed him down are essentially disagreeing with Gwin himself. If it wasn't the bike he wouldn't have been desperately trying so many changes, especially during his first rough season with Specialized. It's interesting to watch the denial and the excuses people make for Gwin's drastic downfall with Specialized. Even though I predicted it in my first post here, people still trot out the same old disingenuous excuses and dishonest arguments, It's as if they simply can't believe that Specialized would produce a bike that would cause a rider to go slower, when all the evidence obviously points right to that fact. Waki: "I AM SPECIALIZED!" You two at least have a couple things in common: overhyped and a bad ride for many. But you lack the lawyers and the lawsuits.
Protour mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 18:29
1 days
Aaron Gwin's Modified Specialized Demo
ka-brap: "Dominant riders like Gee or Minnaar have a good season or two and then they're outside the top 6 and then back up to the top again. But I never hear you blaming their rides for their down seasons. Only Specialized" Neither Gee nor Minnar ever had a dominant season, at least not in comparison to the two years Gwin had with Trek Not even Nico or Hill ever had a World Cup season as dominant as either of the seasons Gwin had on a Session. So your point is mute. Primoz: "Does it (the Demo) even have any reawardness in the axle path?  No, especially when you consider the sag from rider weight which lowers the BB even more. Waki: "Every argument with him left me feeling angry and displaced." Not surprising considering you rarely have facts to back your ideas with and instead rely on predictable eccentric sarcasm and meaningless personal insults. Know your strengths and stick to them Waki; your's are in creating science fiction mtb drawings.
Protour calledtocreation's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 17:28
2 days
Fontana City National Recap
You mean its a killer time *despite* a killer pedal at the end?
Protour pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 17:24
2 days
Jared Graves Out for Round One of Enduro World Series
Bummer, sounds like it will be a tough one to recover from.
Protour mikelevy's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 17:21
2 days
Aaron Gwin's Modified Specialized Demo
Hope springs eternal, but not even a million prayers will get Gwin back to his former dominant level he had on a Trek Session. Part of it is obviously the bike, otherwise Specialized wouldn't have had him experiment with so many different versions of the Demo over the last couple of years, without any wins after winning approximately 75% of all World Cup races the previous two years. What is this, his 6th version of the bike? But part of it is probably psychological at this point, since that is such am important part of racing at this level. Funny that Specialized compromised the design of the Demo since it has the supposedly superior Ohlins shock, yet Gwin doesn't get to ride it. I would expect Troy to get a win or two this year, the Demo seems to work better for him despite the unstable ride from the too-low concentric pivot that produces instability and traction issues. Neg prop me all you want, make alterior excuses for Gwin's shortcomings, or go full-blown-WakiBabble on me; The truth hurts. This suspension design is inferior, and Gwin moving to Specialized was the worst move any racer has ever made in the history of mountainbiking. Had he stayed at Trek he would likely be the all time leader in World Cup wins by now.
Protour scottsecco's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 22:26
Mar 21, 2015
Protour RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 1:51
Mar 21, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Are Name-Brand Components and Interchangeability Worth?
The argument comparing the value of motorcycle to mountain bikes hasn't gotten old at all. Yawn.
Protour ambatt's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 1:48
Mar 21, 2015
Racing: Pre-Race Rituals, Traditions and Rules
He obviously is praying for their safety, What else would he pray for in regards to his fellow racers in what is essentially a dangerous sport? Who died and when? I must have missed it. Maybe Sick Mick missed that race or forgot to pray. Or maybe God was taking a nap. He must get tired watching everybody all the time.
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