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rupintart FlyRacing's article
Feb 8, 2016 at 21:34
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MTB Pioneer Jeff Lenosky Joins the FLY Racing Team
Have you been on a trials bike? It's SIGNIFICANTLY harder to bunny hop due to the long front end. Also, Danny Mac's bike isn't really a trials bike...it's more like a dirt jumper with a rigid fork and a funky cockpit. And on a side note, none of them are over 6 foot tall....which means proportionally, it lends even MORE to the fact they're jumping higher.
rupintart FlyRacing's article
Feb 4, 2016 at 11:01
Feb 4, 2016
MTB Pioneer Jeff Lenosky Joins the FLY Racing Team
Highest bunny hop belongs to Rick Koekoek @ 56 inches. Danny Mac's is consistently 48 inches and Ali C is even higher.... I'm sure Damon Watson or Bersha could crush those as Bersha recently did 59 inches....
rupintart paulaston's article
Jan 15, 2016 at 15:32
Jan 15, 2016
Pedaling Innovations Catalyst Pedal - Review
I think you're missing the point. When clipped in, you're pulling up and your other leg isn't just relaxing and being a dead leg...you have two applications of force vs just ONE when using flats (the leg pressing down)....hence the reason it expends more energy, aside from it using more muscle groups, you're also effectively using both legs at once. It's why if you climb seated, you can notice a marked increase in mph if you ALSO pull, not JUST pull. Tell a velodrome rider to use flat and he will absolutely put down lower wattage and lower speeds. There's a reason they use straps AND clip in, because the amount of force when PULLING during a sprint is enough to disengage the cleat from the pedal (amongst other things) Also, there's no "feeling" when you look at a power meter result from a ride and notice the same climb done with just pushing and the 2nd same climb being done with pulling up in addition to pressing shows an increase in wattage. You don't need a lab and 50 scientists doing a comprehensive study to analyze and observe that, you just need to be able to read a graph. I can tell you personally I'm interested in giving these pedals a try as all I do is sprint intervals on a road bike and I would like to see how these affect my riding in trials, where it's a static explosive movement with a single leg doing most of the initial drive with the non-choco foot doing auxiliary work for propulsion; where hip drive/extension and force production is more translate-able from the gym (deadlifts, cleans, squats) into riding where heel drive is prominent. PM me if you're interested in me testing them. I can give an unbiased opinion and I have an top tier university at my disposal for lab testing....
rupintart paulaston's article
Jan 14, 2016 at 11:40
Jan 14, 2016
Pedaling Innovations Catalyst Pedal - Review
I think too many people confuse efficiency with power when it comes to pulling up. I can tell you I know many a pro road rider that pull up during sprints and during climbing......it's at the expense of efficiency (read: gets tired faster) but they are putting out more wattage. Also, pedaling with pulling stoke allows the quads to rest during a climb as you can alternate between pulling and pushing depending on exhaustion level. It's easy to see pulling helps if you have a power meter on your bike too; pulling up increases the wattage for short bursts. But because you are engaging more muscle significantly, you will tire much faster if you pull AND push. So to completely disregard pulling as being unnecessary is foolish...it has it's purposes.
rupintart paulaston's article
Jan 14, 2016 at 11:26
Jan 14, 2016
Pedaling Innovations Catalyst Pedal - Review
This may be a great pedal for a trials rider; somebody who wants to get maximum force from hip extension in a fixed position and/or waaaaaaayyyy less variables than that of being on a trail where the ankle joint isn't recruited for absorbing bumps in the trail... 30 days to beat up on these on a trials bike...might be well worth it to see if all the gym time gets translated more fluidly on the bike...
rupintart mikelevy's article
Nov 20, 2015 at 2:48
Nov 20, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Should a Top DH Racer Be Paid?
Bicycles are considered a kids sport. Unless it's a road bicycle and you're riding in the Tour de France, the public perception of it is purely recreational and don't have any clue what roadies can make at the TDF level. If you were to tell them Dave Mirra racks in millions and he rides (rode) a BMX bike they'd think you were full of shit simply because it's a BMX bike. Society/the general public as a whole are idiots. If it doesn't have a motor, it doesn't bring in dollars because it's not "exciting."
rupintart FreehubMag's article
Nov 2, 2015 at 6:13
Nov 2, 2015
Freehub Magazine's Pisgah Photo Book Out Now
I love this book because it really shows what NC has to offer and it brings more people to the trails. I hate this book because it really shows what NC has to offer and it brings more people to the trails.
rupintart PedalingInnovations's article
Oct 6, 2015 at 7:40
Oct 6, 2015
Pedaling Innovations Introduces the Catalyst Pedal
This may also be the first PB article to feature sources....rather than just spouting info...they site too many...almost like they're trying to overcompensate/justify this pedal. From an academia POV many of the sources are pretty irrelevant considering some of them are nearly 10 years old.
rupintart PedalingInnovations's article
Oct 5, 2015 at 17:17
Oct 5, 2015
Pedaling Innovations Introduces the Catalyst Pedal
"longer is better than wider" That's what she said.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Sep 16, 2015 at 17:39
Sep 16, 2015
Klein Designs Honeycomb Pedal - Interbike 2015
Unless the honeycombs themselves are smaller or your foot just so happens to like the position it locks in to (highly unlikely more often than not I'd wager) re-positioning your foot the distance of one of those big honeycombs is going to feel like moving your foot 30 feet.
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