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Altron RichardCunningham's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 15:29
Feb 8, 2018
Opinion: Does Downhill Have Nowhere Else to Go?
@RichardCunningham: The type of skiing that Candide is famous for (mainly freestyle, some freeride) has only really existed for about 20 years, with the notable advent of the twin tip ski. This is more or less the same timeline as freeride MTB. The fragmentation of MTB disciplines is actually pretty analogous to skiing. 30 years ago neither had Freeride, Slopestyle or Big Air. Now they both do! Skis back in 1990 resemble skis now about as little as a MTB does. Back then ski design was inherited from piste racing: narrow (no float in powder), non-parabolic (harder to turn), with no twin tips (can’t ride backwards). Meanwhile MTBs were evolved road bikes: they had less travel (no float in rough stuff), steep head angle (impaired handling), with no disc brakes (can’t stop nevermind go backwards). Both sports have evolved massively in the 25 years I’ve spent doing them. I love them both but there’s no way MTB is somehow “behind”.
Altron paulaston's article
Jan 21, 2018 at 23:57
Jan 21, 2018
Raked & Rated - 6 MTB Trail Sculpters
“Entrenching tool”, £10 foldable spade/pick, short handle can make it uncomfortable for serious/repetitive work though:
Altron paulaston's article
Jan 21, 2018 at 23:50
Jan 21, 2018
Raked & Rated - 6 MTB Trail Sculpters
Been years since I’ve had time to build, I used to stash a cheap rake in the woods and carry an army surplus folding trenching tool on my backpack.
Altron pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 28, 2017 at 0:30
Dec 28, 2017
Winter Heli-Biking With Matt Hunter - Video
I can’t work out which is more futile, this or sandboarding!
Altron mikekazimer's article
Dec 19, 2017 at 3:30
Dec 19, 2017
2018 Canyon Torque - First Ride
Haha, my thoughts exactly. Not enough travel?!
Altron bicyclerider's article
Dec 6, 2017 at 14:14
Dec 6, 2017
Taking a Knife to Brand New Frames to Build the World's Lightest 29ers
@bicyclerider: Awesome projects mate, they look great. For the genius: To dropper or not to dropper?!
Altron mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2017 at 10:36
Dec 6, 2017
Spengle's One-Piece Carbon Enduro Wheels - First Look
@IamTheDogEzra: loving your work! Good boy, who’s a good boy?
Altron mikelevy's article
Dec 6, 2017 at 10:33
Dec 6, 2017
Spengle's One-Piece Carbon Enduro Wheels - First Look
Not clear on the benefit other than they look different...look forward to a review...
Altron pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 14:36
Dec 4, 2017
Hardcore Hardtails, Ultralight Chainguides, Gearbox Goodness, and More - Tech Briefing, November 2017
^ this! You can buy fully functional dropper posts for the asking price of some stems...
Altron COMMENCALbicycles's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 23:07
Dec 2, 2017
Thomas Estaque Absolutely Blasting an eMTB in Southwestern France
22.8kg is a lot of bike to whip right? The eMTBs I’ve ridden feel fairly normal going down until you try and jump them or unweight them over rough bits, then you put your back out!
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