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rupintart vernonfelton's article
Apr 19, 2016 at 15:19
Apr 19, 2016
Random Thoughts from Monterey - Sea Otter 2016
Fatbike ebikes are like fatgirls....you never ever want to admit you rode one, but you had a really good time when you did ride one.
rupintart SCOTT-Sports's article
Mar 21, 2016 at 13:01
Mar 21, 2016
#N1NO, The Hunt For Glory: Hittin' the Gym Part Two - Video
What's funny is all those movements he's doing can be replicated without those contraptions and wheels. The fitness industry has gotten so diluted with BS and "a new remarkable stability exercise" that it's nauseating. That skateboard on a ramp thing can be replicated by straight arm lat pulldowns...or simply swimming. Don't get me wrong...it's probably a very functional machine (as many fitness things are...aside from the shakeweight and other gimmicky contraptions) but the target muscles and motions/movements can probably be more easily replicated with equipment already easily available. The most explosive people outside of Oly lifters, are arguably football players. What do their workouts consist of? Old fashioned compound movements like squats, deadlifts, bench, snatch, clean and jerk and variations of those movements. Sure things like rings and other things are sprinkled in for stability muscles....but nothing replaces moving weight with arguably simple compound movements. There's a reason Olympic lifters that never train for jumping have insane vertical jumps and crazy box jump heights. Explosive power. Some of them only do like 3 movements regularly: clean, snatch, and jerk. And taking away nothing from Nino, but REAL functional strength for mountain biking...look at riders like TRA, Kenny Beleay, Vincent Hermance and the Coustelliers. Speed, power, and lifting your bike when in an odd body position strato dabbing on one leg is functional. If you take away talent, the guy who lifts heavy weights explosively will win....every. Time.
rupintart calledtocreation's article
Mar 17, 2016 at 11:58
Mar 17, 2016
Aaron Amazes With Mechanical at DVO Reaper Madness
Agreed...chains do snap....tires blow off. Suspension will have an effect on tires, etc......but his mechanic should be fairly familiar as to what spec/limit the parts he's running are capable of...i.e. "running a tire pressure at 20 psi might not be such a good idea for x/y/z course but 24 psi should be a bit better..." Having been a mechanic for a rainbow jersey, I can tell you most of the time for a title race they want a new chain and new tires a couple days before, if not the night before. If brand new chains and freshly seated tires are blowing off....that's the mechanic's fault, not the rider or terrain.
rupintart calledtocreation's article
Mar 17, 2016 at 10:25
Mar 17, 2016
Aaron Amazes With Mechanical at DVO Reaper Madness
So you're telling me all the other mechanicals he had during his World cup races in the past 4 years...he's going WAAAAAYYYY harder than everybody else? Seems like he has far more mechanicals than any other WC racer out there....do a little research.
rupintart calledtocreation's article
Mar 17, 2016 at 10:25
Mar 17, 2016
rupintart calledtocreation's article
Mar 17, 2016 at 4:09
Mar 17, 2016
Aaron Amazes With Mechanical at DVO Reaper Madness
because ya know...the other 964987643 people he was racing against weren't going "flat out" either....
rupintart calledtocreation's article
Mar 16, 2016 at 7:43
Mar 16, 2016
Aaron Amazes With Mechanical at DVO Reaper Madness
Gwin should hire a new mechanic...it seems like he gets mechanicals every race....
rupintart redbullbike's article
Mar 12, 2016 at 8:39
Mar 12, 2016
Drew Bezanson Sets His Sights on MTB Slopestyle
What's funny is watching the MTB fanboys get their panties in a wad because a top tier BMXer is going to come in and instantly become a household name and show just how easy it will be to dethrone the big boys in the sport. Watching BMX vids is like watching a video game nowadays. you definitely cannot say the same about MTB park/street. Taking nothing away form the guy, I've met and rode with him...super cool dude, but Aaron Chase is considered one of the most technical MTBers in the sport....you put his bag of tricks in a park course against an am nobody in BMX and he'll get decimated. Sure, slope is a different ball of wax, but there's not much to transition from if you're a guy like Bezanson who already goes HUGE....he might not be able to triple whip a big wheel'd bike, but I bet you he can already do a double whip flip...and who in MTB has that yet? Almost any sponsored am BMXer has that....which is the point Mattin is trying to prove. MTB is pretty far behind. Mst BMXers don't leave BMX cause of sponsorship or pressure from peers. But make no mistake...there's a reason your top MTB guys have a lot of money compared to your top tier BMX guys. BMX is still widely considered a child's bike or xgames novelty. MTBs are "grown up" bikes (for whatever reason)....there's more money in MTB....it's a smart move on Bezanson's part.
rupintart redbullbike's article
Mar 9, 2016 at 17:03
Mar 9, 2016
Drew Bezanson Sets His Sights on MTB Slopestyle
He's going to absolutely crush it. MTBs are like 10 years behind as far as tricks bleeding over to them, most notably because nobody was a top tier BMX rider. Paul Bas was struggling in BMX in the early 2000's (most never even heard of him until he switched to big wheels) and when he switched to MTB he CRUSHED IT......and he's nowhere near the level Bezanson is, now or back then when he transitioned over. I understand, like he said, there's going to be some adapting from the smaller wheels to the bigger ones...but let's be real here, that was probably him just being humble....he's probably going to SLAY everybody.
rupintart mikekazimer's article
Mar 6, 2016 at 7:52
Mar 6, 2016
Randoms Round Two - Taipei Show 2016
I love how "hey look, these cranks can be run with or without a spider!!! totally new and versatile!" when Middleburn has been doing that for decades....with a crank that has a lifetime warranty (which will probably never get used.)
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