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wakaba Margus's article
Apr 14, 2014 at 17:57
2 days
2014 Sea Otter Downhill Photo Recap
Its not a legit dh-track. Funpark for the travel challenged AM crowd? Pb and industry trying to redefine what dh is?
wakaba mdelorme's article
Apr 14, 2014 at 10:59
3 days
Photo Recap: Pietermaritzburg XC World Cup
@mojo: Dh is not Enduro.Taking a XC bike down a decent dh-track is a waste of opportunity and downright dangerous. Those things wear and break and lycra,eggshell are hardly protective. Seen that many times. After beeing used to protective gear and great handling dh-bikes and still doing occasional time in ER - using a road bike definitely makes you feel like you are doing a stupid stunt. Nevertheless I enjoy street riding.
wakaba mdelorme's article
Apr 13, 2014 at 19:50
Apr 13, 2014
wakaba mikekazimer's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 14:49
Apr 12, 2014
Deity, Guerrilla Gravity, Race Face - Sea Otter 2014
@poozank: Functional design, aesthetically pleasing, great frame geometry and easy to maintain. So its everything that Spec, Giant plastic bikes aren`t and the buck and jobs stays in the neighbourhood. Yes, they are worthy of you supporting a small machine shop instead of a multinational parking your dollars on the Caymans while running sweatshops throughout Asia and polluting your planet.
Added 2 photos to Foes-Hydro
Apr 12, 2014 at 11:25
Apr 12, 2014
wakaba pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 12, 2014 at 9:40
Apr 12, 2014
Results: Pietermaritzburg World Cup Round 1 Finals - Elite Men
This is an enduro track and not a dh-track. Its watered down. So an enduro 650 wins against another enduro framed rider. Did I enjoy the race? No, boring NASCAR commercial avenue. A little bit of fast and mostly comfort zone...
wakaba RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 20:49
Apr 11, 2014
Foes FFR DH Prototype Has Two-Stage Damper to Boost Negative Travel - Sea Otter 2014
Many Hydros in the alps. Most are setup for max. travel, lots of sag and little pop for long tracks.
wakaba RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 16:09
Apr 11, 2014
Foes FFR DH Prototype Has Two-Stage Damper to Boost Negative Travel - Sea Otter 2014
That will up an already plush Hydro on Skyline trail.
wakaba RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 10:16
Apr 11, 2014
First Look: 2015 Shimano XTR – Eleven Speed Cassette - Choose Your Drivetrain
This stuff is hideous. Looks like their upmarket fishing reels. Ti, carbon, glue, cast alu. Bling and flawed functionality by comitee. That is why I don't buy Shimano.
wakaba mikekazimer's article
Apr 10, 2014 at 11:08
Apr 10, 2014
First Ride: Diamondback Mission 27.5
Love that look. Reminds me of my 2008 Supreme. Travel is same, HA is same. Pitty its a pushrod rear instead of a solid rear triangle. Classic free ride bike but 6.8k and no decent coil damper and fork on a sweatshop frame?
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