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Mar 7, 2015 at 9:50
Mar 7, 2015
Xprezo Releases the Magic Carpet
I'm not convinced about this setup. I'm concerned about longevity (quite a few "flexing seat stay" designs didn't last too long... I personally wrecked one - an old Trek Fuel 90), and if the seat stay is meant to flex by design, then (inevitably) so will the chain stay, whenever you land a whip, hit a berm or just go through some gnar. And I hate that marshmallowy feel. Demanding 2700 CAD solely for being different is a bit steep.
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Jan 29, 2015 at 14:49
Jan 29, 2015
Video: Downmall Berlin 2015
Easy to say for the Schweizer, but Berlin is flat as an ironing board and that multistory mall may very well be the only notable elevation difference to ride on a bike. Might as well have some fun, I guess... And the show must be worth it, the people who run the place surely wouldn't bother otherwise.
zire leelau's article
Jan 10, 2015 at 13:09
Jan 10, 2015
To Catch A Saboteur
"Hold off on the chest-thumping and dumb comments." So much for reading the article...
zire leelau's article
Jan 10, 2015 at 13:07
Jan 10, 2015
To Catch A Saboteur
I think the local conditions are of particular relevance here. Although I generaly consider Germans to be highly enlightened people, I still have a gut feeling that the "old guard" (foresters, gamekeepers etc.) will not have much sympathy for our modern pastime of building and riding bike trails. And not just them, unfortunately. Especially if it's done illegally, and especially compared to the North Shore, where MTB has a more vivid history and has become more respected, even amongst outsiders. As regards Europe, I also think the more eastward you go, the worse it gets (at least in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, from personal experience).
zire leelau's article
Jan 10, 2015 at 12:54
Jan 10, 2015
To Catch A Saboteur
I expect there to be ample more evidence to connect the dots, none of which will be found here - obviously. My humble proposal would be to not play either side's advocate, as it could lead to exactly that kind of un-fruitful debate which the author cautions against (even if it's limited to a mere comment section of a particular website). Let's wait and see.
zire pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 13, 2014 at 10:39
Sep 13, 2014
Largest Underground Bike Park in the World Coming
Aperture Science Enrichment Center.
zire lunatyk's article
Aug 12, 2014 at 13:05
Aug 12, 2014
Interview: Darren Berrecloth Talks About Crankworx
It's still a thousand times nicer than Alpe d'Huez. Although I didn't like either - for slopestyle, it's OK (in fairness, any hill with a 100m elevation difference will do for a slopestyle course), but the mountains there seem to be very dry and dusty, and the regular trails were rocky as hell and not particularly interesting. A cool slopestyle course for the pro's doesn't change things much for me... but the backdrops are nice, no doubt.
zire theforestcrew's article
Jul 29, 2014 at 1:18
Jul 29, 2014
Video: Les Gets Naked in France
Plum Retention Apparatus™.
zire RichardCunningham's article
Jul 29, 2014 at 0:58
Jul 29, 2014
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.
zire nineknights's article
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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