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slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 12, 2014 at 10:12Jul 12, 2014
Results: Day One Enduro World Series La Thuile
11 of the top 25 men isn't too shabby is it!?! Well done!
slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
May 29, 2014 at 6:29May 29, 2014
Ask Pinkbike Anything - DH vs. AM Bikes, One-By Rings And Tire Widths
I read that when your legs get tired you start using your back muscles to compensate, hence the thing about stomping big gears up a climb resulting in back pain. You may have a weak core and some weights work, more time in the saddle or an adjustment in riding style may assist? Obviously though please don't embark on a crazy regime until after medical advice in case there is something wrong...
slimboyjim RichardCunningham's article
May 23, 2014 at 23:27May 23, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Prepared, or Are You a Parasite?
"I guess we as New Zealanders have it drilled into us from kids that you need to be prepared if you're heading out into the bush..?" I'm.... Not... 12... Must.... Fight.... Innuendo.... :-)
slimboyjim mikelevy's article
May 18, 2014 at 1:42May 18, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Social Media
Strava is the only social media I use. At least it restricts the people who find out I've been on a ride to those who give a f**k :-) I never bother with FB or any of that malarkey... On a positive note I also see it as good motivation seeing (via Strava) my peers out on their bikes - I don't want to be left behind in the fitness stakes so that is my reason to hit the turbo (3 kids and being an hour away from any decent hills means I don't get to ride as often as I would like...), so its not just vanity for some...
slimboyjim project529's article
May 18, 2014 at 0:48May 18, 2014
Bike Stolen? There's an App for That
Could you not have a transmitter/receiver designed to look like a waterbottle cage bolt, or something similar?
slimboyjim natedh9's article
Apr 29, 2014 at 5:20Apr 29, 2014
Finals - Cairns DH World Cup 2
I'm kind of with the organisers on this one - the problem is that if you let Greg 'get away' with something* then next time you get an incident then everyone will refer back to this. You open a real can of worms and, whilst Greg didn't receive any benefit on this occasion the next case may not be quite so clear cut. If we favour the sports elite, it's not really fair on the other racers IMO. It is harsh, but I don't see any way around it. *(I've not seen the footage - I'm just going on principle here)
slimboyjim mattwragg's article
May 31, 2013 at 12:05May 31, 2013
Pinkbike Product Picks
Wow - some people REALLY don't like expensive jackets! I'm sure we could all have cheaper bikes/shorts/jerseys and anything else you can think of too - they will all work ok too but sometimes it is worth spending a bit extra. At the end of the day an item is only what you are willing to spend on it. If you can't justify spending the rrp of an item don't buy it - there will be cheaper options out there and there's nothing wrong with that... Me - I've got that jacket (dont hate me!) as I like riding in crap weather, regularly on my own, and it is good to have kit iI know will work and work well. The jacket is fantastic at keeping you dry and warm in some horrendous conditions. It is goretex and therefore repairable - something I looked for after a previous cheaper jacket got torn and failed to find. It also feels pretty substantial with reinforcement on areas of wear (shoulders/elbows). The only negative is that the watch window fogs up when you sweat heavily. I got it 50% off like others here, and feel it is worth what I paid for it. I would buy it again at that price because I like it that much. Yes it is pricy. Yes there are cheaper alternatives. I think it was worth spending the extra £50 over what I paid for my old jacket for the better quality here but if you disagree that's fine! Chill out - we're still having fun on our bikes!
slimboyjim jonbokrantz's article
May 28, 2013 at 6:46May 28, 2013
Video: Into The Wild
They were both 26.5"ers - they have the additional grip of a 650b wheel and the quicker acceleration of a 26" wheel. They will be all the rage next year, if not now! On a serious note the two bikes were both 26" (I believe) - watching them cycle off the wheel sizes are the same...
slimboyjim cmac's article
May 28, 2013 at 6:08May 28, 2013
Video: Brett Tippie's 'NiteRider'
Camera's are weird at night though - I've tried my gopro at night and it is crap! It just shows a little circle of light when, in reality, you can see so much more. As long as you have half decent lights you can go pretty much the same speed just as safely, and where's the fun in going slow!?! :-)
slimboyjim brule's article
May 21, 2013 at 23:29May 21, 2013
Video: Cedric Gracia Through My Eyes #1 - Punta Ala
Sorry dude - it has to be done! Superging "Glad to see CG and I have similar taste in asses. Makes me feel faster."
Video by ladderbillder17
Video: Luke Strobel TMC Raw
5 Jun 2014
Video: Rémy Métailler - A Dusty Day in Whistler
16 Jan 2014