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RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 22:27
9 hours
Bike Check: Nino Shurter's Scott Spark - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Dirty Knobbies, your point is taken and accurate in one sense. There are restrictions, however, for nearly all forms of racing (the ultimate land speed record may have the fewest.) Restrictions, however, can cultivate innovation or quench it. F1 is a formula - outside the formula, absolutely anything goes. The restrictions for road racing are basically, the bike has to operate, look, and perform similar to steel, diamond frame bikes like the Binachi Fausto Coppi won the World Championships upon in 1953. Cross-country racing bikes have a formula - a few wheel sizes, pedal powered, no motors, some safety stuff, but after that, anything goes. F1 got to where it is now because constructors were given that freedom. Not slapped down every time some designer got crazy, as road bike designers have contiuously been. Road bikes have evolved, but nowhere near the pace that they could have. Check your history and you may agree that, from 1980 to present, both the mountain bike and F1 have enjoyed a stratospheric period of evolution. Remove Triathlon, and the road bike is a carbon fiber model T.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 21:56
10 hours
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 21:16
11 hours
Bike Check: Julien Absalon's BMC Double Threat - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
WC XC hardtails are under or at 9 kilos. add 500g for rear suspension. Of course, they can be heavier - or lighter - but nobody talks about it.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 19:13
13 hours
Bike Check: Catharine Pendrel's Orbea Oiz - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Oh, that's right..... wait for it.... Canada is in America. - at least one of the Americas. Colour me wrong.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 18:47
13 hours
Bike Check: Catharine Pendrel's Orbea Oiz - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Would you like a dash of aluminium and some ground up tyres with that Canadian high fibre diet?
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 16:22
16 hours
Bike Check: Nino Shurter's Scott Spark - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
^^^ True, src28, and whilgenb, WEC would be a better analogy. Constructors still have tons of room to innovate in F1 though. Road bikes? Not so much.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 19, 2015 at 11:38
May 19, 2015
First Look: Lindarets ReMount Remote Dropper Adapter
Unless you have old-school narrow bars, it sits pretty far outside. I thought the same, but never whacked my knee - although I will probably cut it to fit after I experiment with various positions.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 19, 2015 at 11:34
May 19, 2015
First Look: Lindarets ReMount Remote Dropper Adapter
Just tested a bike with the KS Southpaw - had to smack it with a hammer to re-shape the clamp in order to keep it from slipping and rotating away from my thumb. If KS made vacuum cleaners, I would be very interested.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 13, 2015 at 12:04
May 13, 2015
Mavic Crossmax Shoe - Review
^^^Bad crash rash...just healed up.
RichardCunningham pinkbikeaudience's article
May 13, 2015 at 0:38
May 13, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Used Carbon, Shoe Advice, Replacement Cranks and Super Gravity Tires
I added the aluminum information to address the enevitable comparisons between aluminum and carbon frames that would come up in the comment section, and also because the information is relevent to anyone who is in the market for a used bike.
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