welsh-chris79

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welsh-chris79 mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2013 at 5:32
Apr 26, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Electronic Components
Why wouldn't electronics be a good thing? Its just progression surely? I have a little collection of my past downhill bikes dating back to about 1995 (when I started downhilling). If I look at my bikes the developement is clear to see and the newer the bikes the quicker they are downhill. (don't give me any comments about a good rider being just as quick on any bike), I'm just an average rider and my Tomac is quicker than my Sintessi which is why I bought it (and they were both world cup standard bikes once). Point is I bought newer bikes as they allowed me to go down a hill faster, Electronically controlled suspension has the potential to react to terrain faster than mechanical, with that comes the potential to go faster. So just as suspension has progressed from an elastomer block electronics is just further developement, so long as its reliable it will sell.
welsh-chris79 geebeebee's article
Apr 24, 2013 at 6:06
Apr 24, 2013
Video: Sam Pilgrim - My Cross Country Loop
Thanks for a great video. I am trying to get back into xc from years of downhill and am trying to create a loop with something more interesting in it. Your video has given me the inspiration and encouragement I need. Fantastic.
welsh-chris79 yeticycles's article
Mar 25, 2013 at 6:31
Mar 25, 2013
Video: Peak Season - Fall in Colorado
Worth a mention for the cinematography alone, amazing...
welsh-chris79 mikekazimer's article
Mar 22, 2013 at 11:12
Mar 22, 2013
First Look: Maxxis Tires, AClass Wheels, HT Pedals - Taipei Show
Good point that's an embarrassing typo, when i was typing i was still thinking about a 29x2.5 minion steamroller going down a hill so had maxxis on my mind. Really should read what ive typed first. The points still valid though i expect A-Class's stand got a lot of footfall because of those wheels. I think your spot on though they will definitely go the way of the dodo.
welsh-chris79 mikekazimer's article
Mar 22, 2013 at 6:34
Mar 22, 2013
First Look: Maxxis Tires, AClass Wheels, HT Pedals - Taipei Show
I looked at those wheels and like most comments thought.. A bit of a gimick What about mud? With that shape manufacturing expense will be high so expensive wheels. Is it solving a problem that isn't much of a problem? Then I thought there are a lot of comments about these wheels, I wonder how many people at the show are visiting the Maxxis stand because people are talking about it? Perhaps this is a brilliant move by Maxxis to encourage footfall to their stand. Maybe I am cynical?
welsh-chris79 dart-bikes's article
Mar 15, 2013 at 5:48
Mar 15, 2013
welsh-chris79 dart-bikes's article
Mar 15, 2013 at 5:41
Mar 15, 2013
welsh-chris79 dart-bikes's article
Mar 14, 2013 at 15:35
Mar 14, 2013
welsh-chris79 mikelevy's article
Feb 8, 2013 at 6:04
Feb 8, 2013
Axle Standards - Pinkbike Poll
Good point. When bikes started moving to bigger travel but still running 135 qr rear ends, rail a corner too hard and sometimes the wheel popped out of a dropout. Granted that was largely down to the frame but I doubt anyones ever done that with bolt through rear so problem solved. My only concern is that we are calling them new standards but the more we introduce the less standard things become. It used to be we had qr front and qr rear which were standard and then some extra sizes available (early days of 20mm bolt through) for special applications (DH racing). I know times have changed and there are now more applications, xc, dh, freeride, all mountain etc etc but as a result there no longer seems to be a "standard" just a lot of options.
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Jan 27, 2013 at 10:06
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