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.
Hand and Knuckle PainQuestion: @Hawkinco
asks in the Downhill Forum
: This was my first year at the park and on a DH bike, and the bottom side of the base of my ring finger on each side was killing me, I haven’t ridden in 3 weeks and they still feel bruised! I bought thicker grips for my last 3 rides, always brake with one finger, try to be conscious of not gripping too tight. I’m was thinking of trying some Vibrocore bars and definitely upgrading from my Boxxer fork. Any other tips?
Clipless vs FlatsQuestion: @shred14
asks in the All Mountain, Enduro, & Cross-Country Forum
: I've been enduro racing for the past year and I have run flats for every race. They have saved me in wash-outs but in short flats and uphill sprints, I seem to be slowed down. I do have a fair bit of experience with clipless riding from XC to cyclocross but am debating whether to try it for enduro? What do you think about clipless or flat pedals for enduro?
How to Build a Wooden Jump RampQuestion:
@Chamacia asks in the Freeride & Slopestyle Forum
: I would like to build a jump ramp out of wood and would like to know if there is a transition radius that's good? Want it to work for 26" and 27.5", not BMX. Any other input is welcome as well.