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throttlemire mattwragg's article
Sep 22, 2015 at 12:42
Sep 22, 2015
Why Every Mountain Biker Should Visit Rotorua
Don't drink the cool-aid. Stuff like this is what got me so amped I did the EWS race there in July. I spent three weeks in NZ and Rotorua was the most disappointing. I hate to be a downer, but I won't be going back or telling any of my buddies to go there. The south island looks like the place to ride. Rotorua smells like sulphur, is pretty unsightly, the trails aren't that great and the accommodations suck for the price. There's not enough vertical there to really have fun. Go to the Pacific NW instead.
throttlemire RichardCunningham's article
Sep 22, 2015 at 12:33
Sep 22, 2015
Bike Show Walkabout With RC - Interbike 2015
The scary thing about e-mtn bikes is that people who would not normally buy a mtn bike would buy an e-mtn bike and then take it on trails. I think this is what is giving some manufacturers a money-grubbing boner. Increase market share? More sales? New technology to prostitute? They salivate at all that crap. Real mtbrs know these things are bad for the sport and our image. Fortunately, consumers have the most impact and the last word. If you truly don't want e-mtn bikes, then boycott any brand that sells them, even if it's your favorite. If a brand owns a spinoff company making e-mtn bikes, then boycott that brand and let them know. WE can't rely on brands to be responsible and think about the welfare of the sport, trails and the sport's image. They are in business to make money, which is fine, but they need to be kept in check and the only thing they will pay attention to is what hurts or helps their sales.
throttlemire Cannondale's article
Sep 9, 2015 at 11:25
Sep 9, 2015
Video: Weir, Osborne and Cruz Surf Nor-Cal Loam
Skid it, don't ride it. Sad too see how many times they locked up the rear wheel to get a "roost" shot. Real roost is without brakes. These guys are all super talented and faster than me, but it seems they are following the crowd in this video. BTW, both SoCal and NorCal have good gnar, you just need a local to show you or go hunting for it.
throttlemire SramMedia's article
Aug 25, 2015 at 21:12
Aug 25, 2015
throttlemire EnduroWorldSeries's article
Aug 12, 2015 at 10:07
Aug 12, 2015
Video: One Day, One Massive Challenge - EWS Whistler, Highlights
Anyone know what tires Nico Lau and Josh Carlson were running? Super Gravity or Snakeskin?
throttlemire RichardCunningham's article
Jul 29, 2015 at 21:01
Jul 29, 2015
Exclusive Ride Report: FOX Live Valve Active Suspension System
Some really good points made about being open and causing brake dive and being closed (firm) on climbs when you need it open to get traction. In both situations, the shock fails big time. I think there is a future with electronic suspension, but let's get internal gearing first.
throttlemire GTBicycles's article
Jul 23, 2015 at 18:01
Jul 23, 2015
Video: No Skulls, No Lines - Utah with Tyler McCaul
Can Rampage be scheduled to happen within a "window" of time (thinking 5 days) kind of like big wave events? That way the comp is held on a day they know everyone will get two runs and the weather won't ruin everything.
throttlemire jackthemaniac's article
Jul 20, 2015 at 20:53
Jul 20, 2015
Video: Iggz and Fogel - Not Enough Chips
Slashing every turn gets old and destroys trails. Sick manual skills.
throttlemire mattwragg's article
Mar 28, 2015 at 11:24
Mar 28, 2015
Meet the New Boss - Enduro World Series, Round 1 - Rotorua
I raced this and flat pedals would probably have helped. Tracks went from awkward, treacherous and pedally to flat out DH tracks. So greasy And tricky I was clipping out a lot.
throttlemire pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 10, 2015 at 15:09
Feb 10, 2015
Video: Who Wins, the Tortoise or the Hare?
I'm booked for the EWS race in Rotorua and will be riding Lake Taupo before that. Hit me up if you know some good trails in Lake Taupo. Thanks!
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