Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul-searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand-picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented.
Riding at High Altitude?Question:
Pinkbike user @MoonQuake
asked this question in the Fitness, Training & Health forum: I was wondering if anyone here had experience with riding at high altitude and how fit one needs to be to do so. I'll be touring in Switzerland in June and while there on a day off, I figured I'd rent a bike and hit the trails in the Swiss Alps. Rothorn-Zermatt and the like. But the high altitude and lesser oxygen have me worried.
I'm not a professional rider nor super fit. I have a bit of excess weight and I don't bike extensively. 10-15 kilometers every other day in the summer. So should I be concerned, should I avoid it, or should I pace myself once I'm there?
Pinkbike user @Randomscruff
asked this question in the Downhill Forum:
Could someone point me in the direction of the website that has all the riders results? The site I'm thinking of had the results displayed with a line graph and, if I remember rightly, what percentage they were off the win.
Does New Brakes Mean New Rotors?Question:
Pinkbike user @noah1991
asked this question in the Bikes, Parts, and Gear forum: I'm in the market for new brakes and was wondering if you need to buy new rotors at the same time, or are rotors interchangeable? I currently have SRAM Level brakes and am looking at either SRAM Guides or TRP Quadiem brakes. Should I also buy new rotors in either case or in both cases?
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