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zire mdelorme's article
Jul 7, 2015 at 7:39
Jul 7, 2015
Fighting to Breathe - Lenzerheide XC
I know it's a bit ridiculous, but can you imagine a true F1-style tyre change somehow ported to XC biking? The whole deal: bike off the ground (with the rider still on), pneumatic screwdrivers for the through-axles, three mechanics doing an impeccably synchronized ritual... I think a five second stop-and-go wheel change would make for a really cool spectacle :)
zire RichardCunningham's article
May 31, 2015 at 15:40
May 31, 2015
Albstadt XC Pit Walk: Bike Checks and Crazy Tech
That's a shame. I always thought it would be a nice improvement, in the context of this omnipresent low-weight frenzy. Sounds like Kettle bit off more than they could chew, but perhaps some day, someone else will succeed where they didn't...
zire RichardCunningham's article
May 31, 2015 at 11:35
May 31, 2015
Albstadt XC Pit Walk: Bike Checks and Crazy Tech
Does anyone remember Kettle Cycles, with the SiCCC carbon-ceramic rotors? I honestly wonder why I never saw them anywhere, especially on these XC race bikes. With these guys shaving off grams on every little detail, a featherweight rotor should be a big upgrade. Did they go out of business, or is the rotor itself no good?
zire redbullbike's article
Apr 29, 2015 at 14:34
Apr 29, 2015
Video: Gringos and Rapidos
rant> Not one article featuring a Red Bull video goes by without someone mentioning that idiotic contraption. Red Bull has the money to sponsor every crazy idea in this world, so how hard is it for them to fire the moron who made this and pay someone who knows what he's doing? /rant> Oh btw, tough life, for these two...
zire EwiaProduction's photo
Apr 29, 2015 at 14:13
Apr 29, 2015
Kde to je fotené, na Zoborskom DHčku? Každopádne veľká paráda, treba viac Nitráánskych PODov :D (Inak ten high-res na Flickri je veru nutnosť, hoci aj PB podporuje 1600px šírku...)

zire Xprezo's article
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.
zire pinkbikeaudience's article
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.
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