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WAKIdesigns mattwragg's article
Sep 27, 2016 at 4:38
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From the Top: Dale McMullen and Ali Beckett
@mrwynnewillson: no the shortest was: "(rant)" It's a kind of neutron star of my comments. Bros are not sure yet what it may have contained but they speculated that a spoon of it could contain about 20 billion words of wheelsize debate and bro shaming with references to Chinese economy and wombat's urinal.
WAKIdesigns GoPro's article
Sep 27, 2016 at 2:33
3 hours
GoPro Best of the World Contest - August Highlights
GoPro should have separate conests yes... GoPro, GoBro (aka Go-Park) GoDuro, XC-Go, No-Go, E-Go and Go-FY
WAKIdesigns mattwragg's article
Sep 27, 2016 at 0:45
4 hours
From the Top: Dale McMullen and Ali Beckett
Great stuff! Honesty at it's best, I guess they can afford speaking like that given their position on the market. And that Mega 29 - beatiful! Cheers!
WAKIdesigns JuiceLubes's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 14:59
14 hours
Insanity with Phil Atwill - Video
check this for ultimate cornering https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1783511988557345&id=1676609645914247&_rdr
WAKIdesigns JuiceLubes's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 14:57
14 hours
Insanity with Phil Atwill - Video
Hold my beer, I can do this...
WAKIdesigns vernonfelton's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 13:43
15 hours
Kona Hei Hei DL 29 - Review
@TucsonDon: Funny you say that about 26 vs 29 because I have never experienced easier rolling of a 29er but on rather smooth surfaces. I mean I haven't felt it, but I haven't measured it with clock either. Please note, I am a huge 29er believer and fan. The difference I have noticed is the grip. On loose climbs I can stomp on pedals like an idiot, while on 26ers AND(!) 27.5 I have to modulate power. In corners 29er seem to be a bit better, but it cannot compete with having let's say a Butcher GRID stacked against Minion Maxx Grip. Minion will win even on 26. Now plus tyres are a completely different story, especially at lower and medium speeds. I can go full Moto GP, leaning the crap out of the bike, or rather myself over it. For me the "downside" of big wheels, already in regular 29" form is the necessity of keeping them rolling, I can't afford to stall the bike, because then it really taxes my muscles. In case of plus bikes, stalling on steep climb is a hell of a pain. It is something to get used to, but gets tough at the end of a 3h+ ride, where both power and focus are not there anymore. All in all, I find 29ers quicker (as long as we compare similar geo/travel bikes with different wheel sizes), they just cut through the trail like a knife through butter, in a way that they seem to save every bad decision on worst of rocks or roots. The Stumpy 29 Evo from 2012 was the only longer travel 29er I rode properly and it's been just incredible. I waited 4 years to ride a bike that will top that and it's my 275, 160 bike, but mainly due to amazing suspension, be either by kinematics or by CCDB Coil CS. If I got myself a Fox 36RC2 it would be just pure pornography. I hope SAR springs will make a coil kit for my Lyrik.
WAKIdesigns vernonfelton's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 13:03
16 hours
Kona Hei Hei DL 29 - Review
It depends on a terrain you are rolling on. Less tyre pressure means the terrain deforms the tyre more and thus creates less vertical displacement of the wheel. So if majority of the surface of your trail is covered with rocks and roots and you are not able to unweigh the bike to go over them, then plus tyre will roll quicker. However if your trails are relatively smooth then Plus indeed does little for you.
WAKIdesigns KamilT's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 12:37
17 hours
Uganda 3Ride
The most mind twisting thing in moral debates for me is US attitude to Nazis. Their absolute irrational approach to it is best seen in Inglorious Basterds. So many people in US get upset at someone mentioning nazis or Hitler. I come from Poland, Auschwitz was 1h drive from my home, my grandma barely escaped getting there, half of her neighbors died there because they didn't run away from the town like she did. Yet, most Poles have no problems joking about nazis. I guess it's just a matter of detachment from reality and learning about the world from Hollywood movies...
WAKIdesigns vernonfelton's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 12:03
17 hours
High Voltage: The Inside Line on Electronic Shifting and Suspension
@Raffe: I had the privilege to own HFX-9 and it was waaay better than the best V-brakes one could have at that moment (2003). I hear the "people were sceptical to disc brakes as well" argument every single time someone is sceptical towards some new thing. No, improvement in braking cannot be compared to improvement in shifting or making wheel a tiny bit bigger. Cockpit set up, Braking and suspension are the most crucial bike handling features. You could easily race EWS on Alivio shifter and rear mech, but you wouldn't do anything on Alivio disc brakes and Suntour XC fork. SRAM XX1 has truly revolutionized MTB drivetrains not Di2, through large cassettes and Narrow wide chainrings. Shifting finesse is some third level of MTB related necessity and is also extremely personal. To me the best shifting experience ever has been delivered by 9 speed Sram X0. Kling! Klang! Klong! It was making noise, it was shaking the whole bike, you knew exactly how many gears the chain has jumped through. You were 100% sure that the gear is in. That was what I call a freaking feedback. Yes some people like it soft, be my guest. And yes I did ride Di2 Ultegra. Meh.
WAKIdesigns vernonfelton's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 7:53
21 hours
Kona Hei Hei DL 29 - Review
Bottom line on Santa Cruz V10cc: Amazing downhiller, rips DH tracks apart, descends like nothing else, but Jesus fricking Christ, rolling on flat is a pain in the butt and climbing it is virtually impossible!!! If you are into lift assisted downhill then this thing will please you time after time again, but if you are into mountain biking, try something with less travel and climbing friendly geometry.
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