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sino428 mdelorme's article
Dec 18, 2014 at 7:46
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Inside Industry Nine Components
I have a ringle rear hub, and yes it's also very loud.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 17, 2014 at 2:52
2 days
Ask Pinkbike - Goggles for Half-Shell Helmets, More Fork Travel or a New Bike, and Pro Fitness Advice
But why would you want to your body to operate on less intake? Like I said there is no benefit to that at all. All its going to do is decrease the efficiency and intensity of your workout. Your putting in all that work and not getting the most out of it. I mean think about anything you've ever heard about working out. It's always about how breathing is important. We when have you ever seen anyone suggest working out while holding you breath? Thats essentially what you are doing. I'm not just trying to be argumentative here. Your original question was about getting the most out of training, and wearing that mask is likely hindering that more than helping. I totally understand your point about forgetting to breath during race. But your probably better off working that issue out some other way than wearing a mask that restricts your breathing while you are working out.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 19:59
2 days
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 17:07
2 days
Ask Pinkbike - Goggles for Half-Shell Helmets, More Fork Travel or a New Bike, and Pro Fitness Advice
No offense here, but you should still throw the thing in the trash. You wasted your money on that thing. They are useless and likely doing you more harm than good. To better understand you need to understand the theory of how altitude training works in the first place. The benefits stem from the body getting used to operating on less oxygen, which cause more EPO production, which produces more oxygen carrying red blood cells to form. Then when you compete at lower attitude the blood is primed with all the extra red blood cells. In theory it makes sense. But wearing an air restricting mask on the other hand doesn't. First and foremost, even if the mask did properly replicate a high altitude environment (which it doesn't), you need to spend long lengths time at altitude. Basically you need to live there, for weeks at a time to see any benefit. Wearing it for an hour or two while you spin or go for an XC ride does nothing except make it hard to breathe. Second, as I mentioned, the mask does not replicate a high altitude environment. Even if you did wear it all day and sleep in it you'd still see no effect. It simply makes it hard for you to take in air, but its the same air. Air has an oxygen content of around 21% at sea level. No matter what kind of mask you put on you are still breathing 21% oxygen air, you just can't breath it as deeply easily. This will not cause your body to adapt to anything. You need to be breathing actual reduced oxygen air (16% at 7K feet for example) for the body to react to it. The only thing the mask will do is maybe strengthen your lungs a little due to the body physically working harder to expand the lungs. But those benefits are outweighed by the losses you experience by wearing the mask because it hinders your ability to train as efficiently as you would without it.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 16, 2014 at 14:09
2 days
Ask Pinkbike - Goggles for Half-Shell Helmets, More Fork Travel or a New Bike, and Pro Fitness Advice
Elevation training mask - might as well just throw useless thing in the trash.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 9:28
Dec 12, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Plagued By Flat Tires?
I think the issue is pressure itself. Is that air pressure that keeps the tire in place on the rim. If you filled it with foam, the foam itself would have to be under a similar amount of pressure to keep the tire seated.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 8:03
Dec 12, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Plagued By Flat Tires?
I've been thinking of going tubeless on my trail bike. How well does the ghetto tubeless method work? Its just seems easier to set up that going through the whole process of buying rip tape to seal the rims and getting a valve and all that goes into setting up a proper tubeless system.
sino428 mikekazimer's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 5:00
Dec 12, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Plagued By Flat Tires?
Well not everyone in the world cup circuit was running or was given the opportunity to run it. So you can't say that the flats we saw were the result of the pro core not working.
sino428 mattwragg's article
Dec 11, 2014 at 17:31
Dec 11, 2014
Altamont Capital Buys Fox Head - Pete Fox Rejoins the Firm
Private equity firms don't operate in general any differently that any other investor in a basic level. They find a company that they see value in, but it, and try to improve or refine it with the hopes of making a profit. The problems often come up because depending on the company, the most profit can sometimes be made by tearing a company down and selling off the pieces which usually results in job loses. These are the bad stories you here all the time. So if this particular firm is committed to building the company, it's probably good for the brand. Their intentions will be to grow and improve the company and in a few years cash out once they increased the value. The end game for these firms is after a period of time either sell the company to a larger company or take it public.
sino428 mattwragg's article
Dec 11, 2014 at 12:40
Dec 11, 2014
Altamont Capital Buys Fox Head - Pete Fox Rejoins the Firm
Yea I've noticed the same thing. I had a pair of gloves that were nice, but just didn't last as long as they should have. Also had a pair of DH shorts that had small rips from the first crash. My Nema shorts have taken a dozen similar spills and look no worse off for it.
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