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Jul 29, 2014 at 1:18
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Video: Les Gets Naked in France
Plum Retention Apparatus™.
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Jul 29, 2014 at 0:58
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Specialized 2FO Clip Shoe - Review
I like the laces. They look down to earth (unlike the other fancy nonsense) and if you put some time into tying them up properly they can clamp your foot like a shark's bite. And unlike the velcros, Boa wheels and ratchet straps, they don't wear down as easily, and if they do, you can replace them at any shoe shop for $2. Most importantly for me, Specialized is one of the few manufacturers who go all the way up to EU size 50 shoes (the other one I remember being Sidi, which makes utterly useless shoes for anything else than XC) which kind of narrows down the choice for me :) I just wish they made the black/blue option with clips as well, but that's a minor gripe. Looking forward to checking them out.
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Jun 26, 2014 at 13:57
Jun 26, 2014
Video: Banger Highlight Clip From Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014
Crazy tricks, fantastic shots and scenery. Only the soundtrack... it couldn't have been any less annoying if they made the whole thing mute. What an idiotic noise.
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Jun 26, 2014 at 5:13
Jun 26, 2014
Aha, Sršeň :) Pekný rám, tá 2014 verzia je ešte chutnejšia. Ja som si akurát do igelitky pozbieral komponenty zo starého Scotta (rest in pieces) a uvažujem, že by som nimi ovešal niečo takéto. Len na ten Hornet nerobia 1.5" hlavák...

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Jun 20, 2014 at 4:35
Jun 20, 2014
Introducing Soho Bikes
"How'd you do that, you piece of f**k?" (Warner interview with Eddie Masters)
zire EmilyBatty's article
May 30, 2014 at 0:48
May 30, 2014
Rider Perspective: Cost vs Benefit at the Czech XCO World Cup
"As some would say, "Mont Sainte Anne is the cathedral of XCO Mountain Bike Racing," and I would have to say that the Czech World Cup course is the new benchmark for XCO racing." Flattering, given how our, um, slightly backward little country compares to Canada (as far as trail-building efforts go). Will hope to see Mme. Batty in Nové Město again. Hopefully sans the #bigshit tag :)
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May 27, 2014 at 10:47
May 27, 2014
Video: Danny MacAskill - Epecuén
If they make a genuinely great video (which this is), I don't wan't to watch some diluted, blocky mess at a resolution that was fashionable 30 years ago, instead of the crisp cinematography of the original. I'm fine with leaving a HD video to load for a half hour and watch it then. I also want to rewind the sections I find interesting. But the illustrious, Flash-based Red Bull video playeer offers no cache for rewinding, nor does it seem to load the video till the end while it's paused. Someone thought of this retarded "streaming-only" idea for non-live content a long time ago and it makes my blood boil. Of course, the fine peoples of Pinkbike, Vimeo and the like have finally moved to HTML5 (which neither suffers from this idiotic "feature", nor is it forcibly Flash-based), but oh no, Red Bull content is "exclusive". How'd it look if they didn't use a branded player. They don't seem to have noticed that a useless player won't quite serve their marketing intentions when a viewer can't reach the actual content. Glad I could comment on something utterly irrelevant instead of the video itself. Which was fantastic - the little I've seen of it before my tempers ran short...
zire JulianCoffey's article
May 15, 2014 at 15:56
May 15, 2014
Video: Builder - Official Teaser
For me, it's even no chainsaw, nor manicured wooden planks for yer 'north shore', more often than not. Nor a pickup truck to haul the tools in place. Everything I build with, I have to be able to fit in an old hiking backpack, and then drag it there meself. So ultimately, everything takes about 10 times as long, hence I get to build only one tenth of the stuff they do. At best. It's slightly frustrating, to be honest...
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May 15, 2014 at 15:49
May 15, 2014
Video: Builder - Official Teaser
Well, hiking trails also didn't come 'out of the blue'. Particularly in Switzerland, where they are often as fantastic as some designated "bike trails" in my area. The question is, once you've progressed and tasted the ecstasy a genuinely great, purpose-built trail can bring, would you want to go back to "natural" trails only? (You can always do that, after all, but it doesn't work the other way round...)
zire JulianCoffey's article
May 15, 2014 at 15:43
May 15, 2014
Video: Builder - Official Teaser
I'm from Europe, so can't comment much on the particular situation across the pond, but over here, I'd tell you - "y'know how it is". Legalizing (and keeping legal) is a Sysyphean job. It's meetings, arguments, generally an endless effort that is, to your average digger, rather ethereal. Worst of all, in the end it's often up to some smug bureaucrat in the city counsil (and how well he's woken up on the particular day that he gets to decide about your trail), whether you get a green light, or not. Not sure how it works in Canada, but where I live, it's a nuthouse. A dozen stamps, expert appraisals from people who know nothing about bike trails, apparently everyone is invited to have a say in the matter. And days, weeks and months pass, just so you can build half a mile of singletrack somewhere near your home. The fact is, it often simply isn't worth it. And if illegal trails undermine the legal trails, all I can say is, there will *always* be illegal trails, somewhere, somewhen. If the councils / land managers / those in charge 'ambush' your efforts with this kind of an argument, I think they are just disguising outright disapproval of any trails, legal or not, and will always find another excuse, even when this one won't apply.
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