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si618 mikekazimer's article
Aug 27, 2015 at 19:47
Aug 27, 2015
First Look: Bell, Topeak, and Mavic - Eurobike 2015
I agree Daniel...earlier this year I had a rather large OTB, as in my head landed on a rock and my lower back impacted against a tree trunk. MRI cleared me of major damage, but I had crazy localised swelling and although I was a little pissed that my camelbak (with padding and water reservoir) didn't take some of the impact, don't think I would've crawled away if a drink bottle at a 45ยบ angle came between my back and the tree.
si618 urgebikeproducts's article
Aug 19, 2015 at 18:20
Aug 19, 2015
Meet the Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 Helmet
Have to agree with deadtime, I picked a white Urge AM up on sale and although it didn't have the retension system on the back as the new model, it was a great fit and I didn't find it too hot, but maybe it's better suited for us baldies :) Had to replace it after losing an argument with a rock, but the only negative I had against it was the visor didn't reach out far enough, so you had to drop your head in the mornings or evenings if riding into the sun. Those new colour schemes are a little dramatic for my tastes, but I guess each to their own...
si618 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 15, 2015 at 0:31
Jul 15, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: More Travel, Locking Out, and Switching to Clipless
Go for it jfkusa, did the same years ago and don't regret it. FWIW I ride 5.10 impacts or dirtbags with saint or nukeproof pedals. Best advice I can give is drop your heels down when it gets gnarly or steep. I reckon the main benefit is my balance on the bike is better these days, especially when jumping. I still suck, just less than when clipped in.
si618 redbullbike's article
Jun 11, 2015 at 22:37
Jun 11, 2015
Video: Claudio's Course Preview - DH World Cup, Leogang
Nope, and there were heaps of them if you watch it again, but fortunately Red Bull blurred them out for us.
si618 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 21, 2015 at 22:43
May 21, 2015
Enduro World Series Round 2 Fantasy Contest - Win a GT Sanction
Women ===== 1st Mosley 2nd Ravanel 3rd Chausson Men === 1st Clementz 2nd Leov 3rd Oton
si618 natedh9's article
Apr 8, 2015 at 3:20
Apr 8, 2015
10 for 10 - #3 Troy Brosnan
It's pretty amazing that some states of Australia without any "proper" mountains, like South and Western Australia, can produce such amazing downhill riders like Sam Hill, Troy Brosnan and Connor Fearon. I don't know Troy, but have had the chance to chat with a few people who do, and who rode with him when he was younger. They've all said he's a great guy and an excellent ambassador for mountain biking. It certainly makes getting up early in the morning to watch the live stream a lot easier when you've got locals like Troy and Connor to cheer on :)
si618 pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 15:59
Mar 25, 2015
si618 FSR-Industries's article
Mar 10, 2015 at 21:24
Mar 10, 2015
Video: Duck'n'Weave the Adelaide Dust
ha, yeah you have to earn your turn, but it's worth it! Wouldn't fancy pushing up on a dh rig, but it doesn't need one anyway. Looking forward to when Dirty Little Secrets is open, but was nice to see no-one (that we saw) riding it while closed.
si618 mikelevy's article
Mar 9, 2015 at 19:50
Mar 9, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Do Trail Work?
Check these bad boys out: If you want time to dig, don't buy or build a house, or breed. I've no regrets, but did both and only make it out once a month if lucky.
si618 FSR-Industries's article
Mar 9, 2015 at 19:28
Mar 9, 2015
Video: Duck'n'Weave the Adelaide Dust
Nice riding! Was lush out there yesterday, little bit of rain kept the dust down. The new Ant Logic trail at fox is also a rip-snorter, all smiles on everyone at the end of each run :D
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