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Albatrosse mikelevy's article
Dec 17, 2018 at 8:29
19 hours
Pinkbike Awards: Comeback of the Year Winner
slopestyle winning both the comeback of the year and event of the year awards, and its the second season in a row that i didnt bother to watch. i must be missing out?
Albatrosse Nico-T's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 9:26
Dec 14, 2018
Video: Skate Park Style on a DH Bike in 'Going All In'
its really one of the least spoken about but best things about dh riding. i had a great summer of ripping on my dh bike, but as soon as I got on snow i was reminded that i have some pretty serious knee and back problems still - i had almost completely forgotten about them riding my plush enduro/dh bikes. my dad is 62 with multiple surgeries on both knees but you wouldn't know it watching him rip whistler bike park on his dh bike.
Albatrosse jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 18:33
Dec 5, 2018
Video: Danny Hart Previews the 2020 Lousa World Cup Downhill Track
@spoochypants: i feel like everyone needs to go to a world cup track in person after watching a helmet cam, its insane how much the gopro smooths out and flattens the track. i watched the claudio helmet cam of mont sainte anne before going and thought some of the gaps looked mellow and fun to ride, but when you get there everything is 3 times bigger and two times steeper then on video. on video the gap minaar did last year looks cool but in person its incomprehensible. now I know anything that looks moderately steep on POV is insane IRL
Albatrosse COMMENCALbicycles's article
Nov 16, 2018 at 13:05
Nov 16, 2018
Commencal Launches New Meta & Supreme... Skis?
@basiledownhill: i would have the opposite reaction. i remember a lot of broken factions when I used to ski plenty, but my meta has held up incredibly well to years of hard riding and still rode like new the day i sold her. i wouldn't be surprised if factions are durable well built skis nowadays.
Albatrosse pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 10, 2018 at 9:40
Nov 10, 2018
Video: Friday Fails #44
that front wheel landing at 2:57 achieves greatness imo
Albatrosse pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 2, 2018 at 16:09
Nov 2, 2018
Video: Friday Fails #43
@PinkStatus: its so easy to set up a SRAM fork to help you go faster, just turn the red speed selector knob on the bottom of your lowers all the way in the direction of the rabbit instead of the turtle.
Albatrosse mikekazimer's article
Nov 2, 2018 at 15:44
Nov 2, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather Have an Air or Coil Sprung Shock on Your Trail Bike?
did you find it made the bike less playful and poppy at low speed? i have a dhx2 on my dh bike where the trails im riding are fast and rough enough that I can get it airborne anytime, but I love having an enduro bike thats nimble and poppy on the slower mellower stuff I ride with friends who don't bike as much. I haven't tried a coil shock on a modern enduro bike, so I'm not sure how much of that liveliness comes from the air shock.
Albatrosse mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 18:04
Oct 12, 2018
2019 Racing Rumors: Gwin Off YT, Ratboy to Cannondale, & More
im kinda sad about gwin leaving YT, YT mob gwin was my favorite gwin so far. he seemed a lot happier and more relaxed on that team, they were super cool to visit in the pits at races, and i feel like a real story was building with angel starting to hit his stride and neko killing it at home (and I knew about the story thanks to their amazing video series). looking back at the last few races of the season, you could tell something was off that couldn't be explained away just by the thumb injury. gwin didn't seem as into it and im sure we will see a lot of speculation as to why in the coming months. I wonder if it was bike related again, and he was looking for a race ready 29er tues for longer than we knew?
Albatrosse Specialized's article
Sep 19, 2018 at 14:11
Sep 19, 2018
Video: Specialized's New Turbo Levo Ad is 'Mind Blowing'
@danprisk: exactly. i think thats the crux of it - when we (the average rider) go out on our enduro or trail bikes we can push ourselves and ride at our limits and that is likely what we are used to doing. if we go out on an ebike, we have to make the conscious decision to *not* push the bike to its limits. dont press the "boost mode" button unless you are on a paved road that isn't mixed use. dont go full throttle across flat sections of loamy trail.
Albatrosse Specialized's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 12:08
Sep 18, 2018
Video: Specialized's New Turbo Levo Ad is 'Mind Blowing'
I assumed that the comments about uphill speed and trail wear were hyperbole until I demoed an ebike on my local enduro trails. I was blindsided by how much power it put down and even the term "pedal assist" seemed like a bit of a stretch, turning the pedals just felt like pressing down a throttle. You could definitely ride one reasonably, but when i left the devinci in boost mode I might as well have been on a dirt bike.
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