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May 22, 2019 at 18:56
May 22, 2019
Staff Rides: Daniel Sapp's Yeti SB130
I was going to say the same. At the price you'd have to pay for this setup, wow. Yes, it does have a 36, a coil, and big rubber but come on. It's supposed to be "Light, cheap, reliable, pick two," not "Pick one." Agreed, making a light bike is not the point of this staff ride but it's impressive to see that bikes can still be heavy when they would cost a fortune and have small rear travel.
May 22, 2019 at 7:06
May 22, 2019
Video: Kirt Voreis Tries to Explain Niner's CVA Suspension
We should have "Angle of the dangle" as a spec on all future bike reviews.
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2019 at 11:45
May 8, 2019
Anton Cooper Criticizes Albstadt World Cup Course for Lack of Technicality
Whoa whoa whoa. Yes, this is Pinkbike and yes, we would expect a WC XC course to be more than a gravel wheelchair path, but COME ON people. Stop whining about how the absolutely AMAZING trails that are being built aren't difficult enough to suit your riding. As a person who hangs around a bunch of other firm opinions, these are often the most destructive and dividing conversations of the sport. MOST PEOPLE like flow trails. Why? Because you don't need to put in hours of commitment to have one of the best feelings you can get ANYWHERE. It's unbelievably cool that more and more easy, flow-oriented trails are being built, as it lets more people access fun, exercise, and god damn happiness. I personally would much rather have mostly machine-built flow trails and then a few hard, technical ones than go back to what mountain biking used to be. For me it used to be snowmobile trails and shitty washed-out unmaintained walking trails through the woods. I want more people to get into this sport so that we have more fantastic options like we've been seeing in the past 10 years. Nobody is going to take away all of the challenging and unique trails. If you want to ride a bunch of stuff that won't hold up to traffic and eventually will turn into something that is only rocks and roots and genuinely pains you to ride, go rake yourself a crap fall-line trail. It'll be fun for a couple years until a couple hundred people ride it and it turns to marbles and roots that are like cross barriers. Try to remove your head from your bottom and understand that more people getting into a sport will mean better gear, more options, more respect, and above all more people having fun on bikes. Let's talk about how a World Cup race course shouldn't look like this, but let's not get angry and suggest that if you don't like riding tech and do like riding long-lasting, well constructed trail that you're a dingo!
May 6, 2019 at 10:54
May 6, 2019
Review: 2019 Swarf Contour 29 - A Hard-Charging Short Travel Fully
@hamncheez: The answer to your question is that yes, carbon does allow varying compliances/stiffnesses throughout a frame while saving weight. The most noticeable examples are found in road bikes, where you can actually tell the difference in power transfer and ride characteristics. Your comment may also go to show just how much the rider and the rider's comfort on a bicycle matters, and maybe—just maybe—how much a lot of technological changes don't make much of a difference.
May 6, 2019 at 7:56
May 6, 2019
Video: Are 29/27.5" Mullet Bikes Faster Than 29ers?
@mikekazimer: For these tests I really think that any kind of statistically significant results (first of all nearly impossible to get anyway) would be better suited to a much longer lap time. When one or two seconds make a big difference, that's not saying much about the bike when other really small (non-bike) factors can have such a large impact. It makes it harder still when the actual bike change is so slight—we're talking about tiny geometry, weight, and other physical alterations. A longer lap, maybe nearer to 4 or 5 minutes and more total laps would help smooth out some of those other "daily" confounding factors and allow you to be more convincing. More data more data more data.
May 6, 2019 at 5:47
May 6, 2019
Review: 2019 Swarf Contour 29 - A Hard-Charging Short Travel Fully
You mean you can have your Slice of British Pie and eat it too.
May 1, 2019 at 5:45
May 1, 2019
5 Things We Learned at Maribor DH World Cup 2019
Not statistically significant data for determining whether wheels size makes anything faster.
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 12:18
Apr 17, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
Dear Pinkbike Readership: You don't need apostrophes to make things plural! For the most part, just add an 's' to the end like you would any other word. Sometimes, if the word used to end in a 'y' you might need to change it to 'ies' at the end! If you're making an abbreviation (like CD's) plural, it is okay to add an apostrophe there. Happy spelling!
Apr 5, 2019 at 11:36
Apr 5, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
How much do people like comma splices?
Apr 5, 2019 at 11:13
Apr 5, 2019
Bike Check: Dan Atherton's Prototype 29er DH Bike
@drunknride: I really phrased that incorrectly. What I had meant to say but didn't articulate is the following: •29ers are faster because they roll over things better and while biking you're usually rolling (not stop/start) •26ers accelerate better but roll over things worse (think moment of inertia) •27.5ers are in the middle ^^We know these things^^ ○If 29ers aren't as fun for you, you shouldn't ride a 29er most of the time. ○That being said, if 29ers aren't fun for you and you're riding for fun, you should be on a 26 because the difference really is very small, and a 26 inch wheel will fit you better for fun ○I like 29ers. I'm large, and I don't have any issue throwing around big wheels. I think it's more fun to truck over little tiny rocks a little better and I can still pop off of tiny stuff. Plus I like going fast on grass. ○If you don't like 29ers, it's probably because there isn't a bike that fits you. It's not that 29ers aren't fun. ○29ers are fun.
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