RichardCunningham

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RichardCunningham pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 29, 2014 at 0:50
11 hours
Ask Pinkbike - Out of Control Rear Derailleur, Flat-Pedal Rider Switching to Clips, and a 24-Inch Wheel Question
I ride Shimano XT Trail pedals most of the time, but Mallets, even though they have a spotty history for reliability, are still the easiest to use and to learn on. Hopefully, the Mavic/Time pedal will evolve to offer a better alternative to CB.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 29, 2014 at 0:35
11 hours
Scott Unveils its 2015 Trailbikes in Park City, Utah
HAHA, Ali might take offense. I'm blaming Microsoft-8. BTW, It means: "Laterally stiff and yet, vertically compliant," in the Scottish dialect.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 28, 2014 at 22:17
14 hours
Specialized 2FO Clip Shoe - Review
Troy won his first WC DH on them
RichardCunningham TafiFR92's photo
Jul 28, 2014 at 15:07
21 hours
Awesome shot! RC

RichardCunningham mattwragg's photo
Jul 27, 2014 at 10:00
2 days
Beautiful composition, Matt. DAMN!

RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 26, 2014 at 10:03
Jul 26, 2014
Scott Unveils its 2015 Trailbikes in Park City, Utah
XC/trail is the old-school style. lightweight dual-suspension bike that evolved from XC racing hardtails. Its geometry is a bit steeper, the cockpit layout favors climbing and pedaling over descending and the build, from tire selection to the saddle choice, reflects the need for lightweight and efficient pedaling. While a good XC trailbike can be ridden almost anywhere an AM bike can go, it requires an excellent skillset to do so. For most riders, they are the perfect trailbike, because they are nimble and move with great ease up and down hiking-type singletracks: Trek Fuel, Ellsworth Truth, Specialized Epic, Niner JET 9 AM/trailbikes usually have slacker geometry, heavier steering, and longer suspension travel, beginning at 150mm. Their brakes, suspension components, wheels and tires are generally larger, slightly heavier and more capable items, because the AM/trailbike is specifically designed to seek out and excel on the downs and over the most technical elements at a given trail network. Its stem is short and bars, wide, and a dropper post is a necessity. While an AM/trailbike is expected to climb well, its cockpit layout and components spec are selected to allow for climbing and pedaling, not to enhance it: Santa Cruz Bronson, Specialized Enduro, Cannondale Jekyll, Yeti SB66c
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 26, 2014 at 9:38
Jul 26, 2014
Scott Unveils its 2015 Trailbikes in Park City, Utah
I guess that's almost as bad as calling Manhattan, New York. Thanks for the heads up.
RichardCunningham Skiblack40's photo
Jul 25, 2014 at 12:28
Jul 25, 2014
That.... was a cool photo! RC

RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 9:53
Jul 25, 2014
Opinion: A Secret Trail and an Argument Against E-Bikes
The long-time editor of MBA, Jimmy Mac, announced on facebook last week that he resigned his position because publisher Roland Hinz reportedly ordered him to include e-bike reviews and covereage in MBA. I have never liked his style, but I am proud that he manned up and took a stand.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 9:43
Jul 25, 2014
Opinion: A Secret Trail and an Argument Against E-Bikes
j-t-g ^^^ Yep! I have ridden e-bikes on both roads and trails, and done some DH stuff too. I have also ridden 10HP e-powered baby MX racers on moto trails and shreded BMX tracks on the same. My e-Bike posts on PB were fifty percent to inform readers that e-bikes were real and fifty percent troll (sorry, but it was too fun to pass up). E-bikes are a blast to ride and I can see how, in a rental fleet, they would fit into the buisiness model of a bike park. On back country trails and in parklands, and in the spirit of what a mountain bike is, I stand firmly against their use. I will not be including them in PB tests nor first looks in the future.
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