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A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL mikekazimer's article
May 26, 2022 at 7:57
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Review: RockShox's 2023 Lyrik Ultimate is Smooth, Silent, & Incredibly Comfortable
Review: 2023 RockShox Lyrik Ultimate Condom - Smooth, Silent, & Incredibly Comfortable
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL mikekazimer's article
May 12, 2022 at 20:00
May 12, 2022
Tech Randoms: Nove Mesto XC World Cup 2022
Maybe Jordan Sarrou likes his suspension to function well.
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL mikekazimer's article
May 12, 2022 at 19:56
May 12, 2022
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 12, 2022 at 10:12
May 12, 2022
Video: 5 Races, 1 Bike - Tom Bradshaw vs Every MTB Race at Sea Otter
@brianpark: Clearly a good night's sleep and proper recovery is essential to race success.
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 12, 2022 at 9:21
May 12, 2022
Video: 5 Races, 1 Bike - Tom Bradshaw vs Every MTB Race at Sea Otter
I think Blake and GMBN took the win with this one. Perhaps less of a logistical nightmare without E-bike and DS but better bike choice with the Kona. Pinkbike results tell me that I shouldn't bring an enduro bike to an XC race OR a downhill race.
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL alicialeggett's article
May 3, 2022 at 7:24
May 3, 2022
Video: 4 Value Hardtails Ridden & Rated - Field Test Roundtable
Arms and legs have like 300mm of suspension—it's crazy.
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL henryquinney's article
May 2, 2022 at 20:08
May 2, 2022
Henry’s Waffle House: Mountain Biking is Getting Too Easy
@samhandwich: I think this is where both parties lack perspective.
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL henryquinney's article
Apr 29, 2022 at 8:30
Apr 29, 2022
Henry’s Waffle House: Mountain Biking is Getting Too Easy
@Linc: "Sometimes a poorly built trail is the most fun and best suited to the area, and it's awfully convenient that they can be built so quickly." I have found that the blue flow suits most riders in my community and is much more welcoming to new riders. They always get the most traffic and I'm glad they are built with longevity in mind. The point I was trying to make is that tech trails or "old school" trails are easily built in a relative sense. If you want one, you can build it. If you're not involved with making it, get off the worldwide internet forum until you've brought up that you want different trails in your locality. No dig, no bitching about what other people but lots of thought, time, and resources into building. I want a wide variety of trails as much as anyone. In my region I'm lucky to have many trail networks that have rocks and roots, built technical features, and new blue and green flow trails with jumps and berms. I don't want to go back to a time where there were minimal resources put toward building trails and everything was either ATV infrastructure through swamps and sand pits or old hiking trails that were virtually un-rideable uphill. Yes, effort should be aimed at building some nice tech or quick loamers in new trailbuilding projects (in my area this happens) but we're catering to the masses here and we should. Look at the heat maps in a place that has blue flow and then some black jank. Here, the blue trails are getting at least 50% more traffic and I'm fine with that. It's a great balance between usership and resource allocation. Plus, those new blue trails absolutely rock. It makes perfect sense to me that money from the general riding public would be put toward trails that most of that general riding public would use. If you want black trails, make it happen. You have to advocate for your views. Just go do it yourself (with landowner permission).
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL henryquinney's article
Apr 28, 2022 at 18:40
Apr 28, 2022
Henry’s Waffle House: Mountain Biking is Getting Too Easy
Not sure if you're already a voice in your local mountain bike advocacy chapter, but I'd imagine there are others who share your point of view in your community. If you want more tech trails or trails with different features, bring it up at the next chapter meeting or approach the town if there is no independent outdoor/mountain bike group. You can have an influence either building or at least asking for different trails, and if you don't voice your opinion directly it won't happen. I know that in my community there is no shortage of unmanicured trail with tech features and so new trail may be "milktoast" "boring" "easy" "flowy" "robust to deterioration" or any other adjective you might want to throw at it but for me those machine-built, roll-y, jumpy, smooth trails are a luxury I'm ecstatic to have. Additionally, rough trails are a lot faster to build so if the land conservancy or owner is okay with those types of trails being built you can make it happen right away with minimal cost. Sometimes a poorly built trail is the most fun and best suited to the area, and it's awfully convenient that they can be built so quickly.
A-HIGHLY-EDUCATED-PROFESSIONAL mikelevy's article
Apr 27, 2022 at 12:09
Apr 27, 2022
Value Bike Field Test: Fezzari Cascade Peak - The Classic Trail Bike
Well first of all, we need 50% margin minimum.
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