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t1000 geebeebee's article
Oct 9, 2014 at 8:17
Oct 9, 2014
Interview: Manon Carpenter - 2014 DH World Champion
Well said Rob! As I was standing and watching athletes racing WC on my local hill, Mont-Ste-Anne, I saw Manon absolutely flying over my favorite section of the track. I ride this track every weekend probably since Manon learned to walk and I was absolutely amazed with her speed. Since then, I am a huge fan of Manon and other women on the WC circuit. Even though they are not as fast as the boys, they deserve just as much appreciation.
t1000 StevePeatSyndicate's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 19:41
Sep 30, 2014
Steve Peat Syndicate Opens 2015 Enduro Support Program
Why did they ever wrote "one of the most experienced racers"!?! Just say it! THE most experienced racer, by far!
t1000 redbullbike's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 7:16
Sep 30, 2014
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Brandon Semenuk's 3rd Place Run
(Insert your favorite rider's name) got robbed!
t1000 zachyoungberg's photo
Sep 15, 2014 at 6:01
Sep 15, 2014
Pretty sure the neg proppers knew it was a joke... they just didn't find it funny.. But I found it hilarious! +1!

t1000 theastonator's article
Sep 12, 2014 at 12:49
Sep 12, 2014
Day 4 Randoms - Interbike 2014
But... her face??
t1000 dart-bikes's article
Sep 12, 2014 at 9:22
Sep 12, 2014
Video: What Is Your Motivation for Riding Forward?
They seem quite mature for such young age. Keep on the good work kids! Live for your dreams, not for your work!
Aug 29, 2014 at 18:28
Aug 29, 2014
Whistler's A-Line Chainless Race
Haha! While looking at these pictures the only thing I can think of is : ''Maaan how fun is whistler!'' Not just for the riding but the overall vibe as well!
t1000 mikelevy's article
Aug 29, 2014 at 17:26
Aug 29, 2014
Leatt DBX Carbon Helmet - Eurobike 2014
I know what the testing protocols are and as you say, CPSC seems like a higher standard by the numbers you just mentioned. I don't understand why you claim that there is not a lot of difference between the two.. 100G acceleration difference is massive. It could make the difference between a light concussion and severe brain damage or death. You also have to think that the standards require a level of performances for a very specific impact (For exemple, CPSC require an acceleration below 300G with a 98 Joules impact). Manufacturers sell helmets that meet this specific requirement, but you don't have a clue on how the helmet actually behave with soft, medium, hard, or huge impacts. Rigorous testing and studies has been done (with wide range of impact severity) and it showed that helmets manufacturers focus on crafting helmets that would result in an acceleration below 400G under much harder impacts than what DOT requires, rather than a lower acceleration on a typical impact. This is why they claim that their helmets exceeds certain standards. This results in hard shells that are efficient under very severe impacts, but inefficient under the average (motorbike) impact, which is way less than 100 Joules. (MTB impact is even lower than that). Some governments and standards associations are thinking reviewing testing protocols to ensure better protection especially under average impacts. It evolved a bit over the last few years because of controversy regarding this issue, but smarter protocols are to come. For us, mtn bikers, this all means that a DOT helmet is efficient for a huge impact that basically never happens in MTB, but totally inefficient for a typical MTB impact.
t1000 mikelevy's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 15:35
Aug 27, 2014
Leatt DBX Carbon Helmet - Eurobike 2014
I'm sorry tuumbaq but it's absolutely true that motorbike helmets are not as safe than mtb helmet.. for mtb purpose. I've had a few concussions in the past so I am now very concerned by the subject. I've read many articles, studies and opinions about this. I am a mechanical engineer I have a very good understanding of movements, impacts, damping and so on.. and there is now absolutely no doubt in my mind that motorbikes helmet are bad idea for mtb. To make long story short, motorbikes helmet need much harder shells in case of these 100kph + crashes (This is required by the law, via DOT standards)... which doesn't occur in mtb.. even for the fastest world cup athletes. A helmet is a shock absorber, you need proper stiffness for the purpose it is intended to.. Think of your shock on you bike... If shock is too stiff.. not going to absorb bumps properly, if shock too soft, going to bottom out. That's the same story with your helmet.
t1000 MSA-World-Cup's article
Jul 18, 2014 at 18:41
Jul 18, 2014
Video: MSA World Cup Will Be An Epic Rendez-Vous
Apparently there was too much damage from winter to be fixed.. the wole middle section is closed for the season. You have to go on La Chômeuse instead, or L'inuk.
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