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reverend Canyon-PureCycling's article
Jan 31, 2015 at 21:23
16 mins
The Strive Diaries: CFET Brings in New Partners for 2015
I Keep asking NightRider the same question.
reverend Canyon-PureCycling's article
Jan 31, 2015 at 21:20
18 mins
The Strive Diaries: CFET Brings in New Partners for 2015
I assume that as a factory ride it is the SME3 Pro Carbon. p.s. been riding with Ergon packs for years (love the FLINK, even bought several on eBay when you stopped importing them to the US for a while) best packs I've owned as far as riding comfort. More recently with Ergon grips and saddles... loving the ride. Keep up the great work!
reverend fise's article
Jan 31, 2015 at 20:47
51 mins
Video: FISE - Best Crashes of 2014
Was there an MTB in that whole mix?
reverend mattmacduff's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 23:14
2 days
Video: Matt MacDuff - Hit the Roof
Love how he 'touches wood' before each run.
reverend buspilot's video
Jan 28, 2015 at 17:43
Jan 28, 2015
video
tweaked my back a little doing a manual on the road on my way back home from a trail ride Sunday. Bit tight still, but should be good for my regular Friday night ride. Doesn't hurt too much on the bike commute. Rode the Ducati today with sunshine and some dry roads! Smiles for miles.

reverend mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jan 28, 2015 at 17:14
Jan 28, 2015
Video: More Movement Tips to Help Your Cornering
Hmmmm... Strength and fitness coach for Aaron Gwin. Maybe he really does know what he's talking about.
reverend mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jan 28, 2015 at 17:09
Jan 28, 2015
Video: More Movement Tips to Help Your Cornering
I didn't neg prop you. I think that what most of us take for innate ability is actually the result of both talent and coaching and determination. Some coaching might happen through kernels of truth learned from different sources over time, or from riding with 'fast' riders from an early age and having that visual image to go to school on. The roots of many fast riders are anchored in skills developed over time and with experience. If you watch video of good riders in tight sections of trail, you'll see the same hip movement James demonstrates. (segments of Ratboy and Cunningham in Finale Ligure (sp?) in the Seasons video are some excellent examples of this. There are tons of excellent examples all over.)
reverend mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jan 28, 2015 at 16:55
Jan 28, 2015
Video: More Movement Tips to Help Your Cornering
You might want to check James Wilson's credentials before lambasting his input. He runs a company called MTB Strength Training Systems, and has been strength and conditioning coach for the likes of Aaron Gwin... (him, you've heard of?). While his discussion of the biomechanics of cornering may differ from how you and I actually ride, this doesn't mean that the biomechanics he espouses are without merit. I have a feeling that if some of us learned to ride as he suggests, we might find that we corner better in general. I don't switch stances because I tend to experience pedal strike on trail obstacles when I try it. Practical application, riding in the woods where I live, versus optimal biomechanics. Either way, what James is stating is that in order to corner better, greater flexibility in the hips is advantageous, and then he gives us a couple of methods to use to improve that flexibility. I don't see what the hang up is about.
reverend mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 16:36
Jan 26, 2015
Video: More Movement Tips to Help Your Cornering
Not necessarily. It depends on how you've been coached... or not. These cornering techniques are pretty widely disseminated, but not universally understood. If you look at the bikejames.com website, you'll see that his philosophy is that to be a fit and healthy rider you need to be a fit and healthy human, and his regimens are geared towards that. Hip flexibility is important to LIFE and so it is with biking. I flirted with the outside foot back in all corners many years ago when steerer angles were steeper and my size 12 feet kept hitting the front tire, but found that by constantly swapping my stance I increased the likelihood of hitting a pedal in the technical terrain I ride. I've since gone to favorite foot forward (or back if you think of it that way) for all corners unless there is a clear advantage to switching my stance for a specific corner.
reverend mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 16:30
Jan 26, 2015
Video: More Movement Tips to Help Your Cornering
Yea, but he lives in Grand Junction, Colorado so it can be forgiven.
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