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slimboyjim geebeebee's article
May 29, 2016 at 15:41
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27.5 vs 29er vs 27.5+ with Peaty, Warner, T-Mo and Friends - Video
The other consideration we all seem to be missing is the track - it would be nice to have a pov run so we can see how long the tight and twisty or straight and fast sections are. The more of the latter is expect the 29er to excel, and the more of the former the 650b to...
slimboyjim geebeebee's article
May 27, 2016 at 6:35
May 27, 2016
27.5 vs 29er vs 27.5+ with Peaty, Warner, T-Mo and Friends - Video
I wish they told us what bikes they used though, and how similar (or not) the geometry was. A large portion of the time difference could have been that the bike was more or less downhill focused, meaning the wheel size may have been more (or less) responsible than we credit it for... I think I saw a SC HighTower in there? Surely it would have been best to use that one frame and keep all variables the same but for the wheels?
slimboyjim vittoria's article
May 21, 2016 at 2:05
May 21, 2016
How To Corner With Anneke Beerten and Rachel Throop - Video
@uphill-blues: Accidentally, eh?!? I like your 'about me' comment too. I wasn't stalking you though, I just accidentally clicked on your name...
slimboyjim mikekazimer's article
May 19, 2016 at 23:53
May 19, 2016
Cross-Country Tech - World Cup XCO 2, Germany
The other thing I've heard is that it is psychological - when you are racing if you think the other guy/girl has a lighter bike it somewhat kills your mojo!
slimboyjim spawncycles's article
May 18, 2016 at 0:53
May 18, 2016
Spawn Cycles Rokkusuta Kids Bike - First Look
I come to Pinkbike for grammatical argument and debate first, bikes second... ;-)
slimboyjim vernonfelton's article
May 13, 2016 at 9:01
May 13, 2016
The Camera Never Lies - Opinion
@sino428: I accept that there is probably a difference in language and culture, and that is a good point, and even if not many wouldn't realise any connection between the two anyway. However, I still stand by my point that it does cause offense to some and that Pinkbike surely doesn't want to alienate sections of its readership whether that be geographically or amongst sections of its community. To me, within a UK context, saying something or someone is spastic is to say someone can't do something very well just like someone with cerebral palsy can't - I'm sure you can see how emotive and potentially upsetting that may be too some. I found the use here uncomfortable, but wanted to comment just to support those who raised an opinion because it could be far more upsetting or hurtful to some. As I said, I've no doubt that no offence was intended, but if I was to unintentionally upset someone I would want to know how and why so it didn't happen again. That is all that has happened here - I think everyone has tried to raise the point (and challenge it) in a reasonable and decent manner, which is to be applauded.
slimboyjim vernonfelton's article
May 13, 2016 at 5:20
May 13, 2016
The Camera Never Lies - Opinion
@cptmayhem: I get that it doesn't bother you, and I'm not going to change that. However, it's a fact that using such terms will upset some people - I have a daughter with additional needs (although not cerebral palsy) and it made me feel deeply uncomfortable seeing the term spastic used for comedic purpose. You may think it is censorship, or nanny state, or any one of a number of different things, but the comments here do indicate that it has caused offence to at least a small minority. Pinkbike does not need this kind of controversy and I think it is fair to call it out - Vermon can take it on board or not. I guess he meant no offence by it, and probably never even considered it would cause offence to some, but when your business relies on maximising reader numbers why would he not want to be made aware? I've not seen anyone demanding apologies or getting out the stakes and pitchforks here. We are all come to Pinkbike because we love bikes, and I very much enjoy Vernon's articles (including this one) like many others. Constructive criticism is never a bad thing, and I don't think anyone was anything other than respectful in the way they raised their points. I hope that you'll accept my point of view and those of the previous posts, just as I respect your right not to be bothered. All the best!
slimboyjim dylansherrard's article
May 5, 2016 at 4:56
May 5, 2016
Dylan Sherrard's Dark Roast Diary - Waiting On Waves
Is cannabis now legal in Canada too!?! That's some deep and pointless thinking there buddy ;-)
slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
May 4, 2016 at 23:15
May 4, 2016
Ask PB - Single Chainring with a No-Clutch Rear Derailleur and Hand Pain On Long Descents
@Creg: I prefer more tokens and next to no lsc - gives superb small bump performance but still won't bottom out. The improvement in small bump makes you faster and less scared ;-)
slimboyjim laurenjenkins's article
Apr 27, 2016 at 11:55
Apr 27, 2016
MTBMeetup 2016
Hi Si - I'd be interested in coming next year but I'm not into Twitter or Facebook. I'm sure I'm not the only one! Any chance of a mailing list?
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