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Balgaroth ralf-hauser's article
May 25, 2020 at 1:13
May 25, 2020
Ridden & Rated: 4 of the Best eMTB Motor Systems for 2020 - Bosch vs Brose vs Shimano vs Fazua
Considering that Shimano is bound to release a new motor soon enough I am sure PinkBike already knows and probably already rode the thing, so what's the point of testing a 2016 engine against much more recent engines ?
Balgaroth WolfTooth's article
May 24, 2020 at 9:22
May 24, 2020
Wolf Tooth Announces New Performance Headsets With Black Oxide Bearings
@DrPete: any and if bearings fail replace them with INA or SKF bearings and never look back.
Balgaroth dan-roberts's article
Apr 7, 2020 at 3:19
Apr 7, 2020
First Look: Fox's New Float X2 & DHX2 Shocks - Pond Beaver 2020 (Updated With Video)
@Aksel31: keep in mind US prices don't include VAT so that takes some of this big difference away.
Balgaroth shiftactivemedia's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 5:39
Mar 17, 2020
Kask Announce Defender Full-face Carbon Downhill Helmet
Clearly to promote a 500€ helmet they could have taken a decent rider and no the average Joe from the village next to them.
Balgaroth shiftactivemedia's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 5:38
Mar 17, 2020
Kask Announce Defender Full-face Carbon Downhill Helmet
@zede: this my friend is what happen when your marketing department and pr agency are packed full of roadies that are only looking at a new market to conquer, not doing any decent market study and considering that "sure it is cycling they all need the same thing, road, tri, or dh what's the difference". Well I hope they didn't produce many of them because this is going to be a bitch to sell to anyone with the current offering on the market.
Balgaroth jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 12, 2020 at 1:12
Mar 12, 2020
Bike Check: Isabeau Courdurier's Lapierre Spicy Team
Really nice bike, the Spicy keeps on getting nicer each season. Also mulet setup for Isabeau seems to make so much more sense that full 29er like on her Intense ! I'd see it will help her massively in the steep/tech, if any racing happens this season ...
Balgaroth dan-roberts's article
Mar 12, 2020 at 1:06
Mar 12, 2020
Behind the Numbers: The Grim Donut
If you were to put a Trust linkage fork on that bike it would look like your fork is pretty much horizontal that'd freaky !
Balgaroth ralf-hauser's article
Mar 5, 2020 at 0:13
Mar 5, 2020
First Ride: Lapierre's New Overvolt GLP 2
@MickT13: I have extensively ridden both, own one of them and MTBs obviously. If you can't see that those people that buy eMtb and constantly try to get more power, remove the 25kph limit, ask for bigger batteries and put double crowns to their eMtb are basically in deny that they want to play dirtbike then I feel sorry for you. I like my MTBs to feel like ones and aside from eZesty and LevoSL I firmly believe that the eBike industry is loosing themselves into the motor side of thing. Once Yam, KTM and Husky will start to really invest in this history will repeat itself and frame makers will be left in the dust as motors will be everything. by doing eMtb that still feel like Mtbs this would be harder and much less interesting for the motorsport brands.
Balgaroth ralf-hauser's article
Mar 5, 2020 at 0:04
Mar 5, 2020
First Ride: Lapierre's New Overvolt GLP 2
@reverend27: I have a dirtbike and I had the opportunity to try some Moustache, Motera and Levo. For the moment they still feel more like bicycles than dirtbike but they are starting to put double crown forks, small diam/big tire rear wheel setup and considering that all companies keep trying to get more power, more autonomy and so on instead of focusing on making these things behave more like real MTB it seems that they are slowly but surely going towards those "cake bike" things. If all we could see was eBike companies going toward Levo SL/e-Spicy setups I would not have made such comparison but all these riders constantly asking for more power and more battery are simply lying to themselves, deep down they want to do some motorsport.
Balgaroth ralf-hauser's article
Mar 4, 2020 at 5:14
Mar 4, 2020
First Ride: Lapierre's New Overvolt GLP 2
Depends, if you are after making the best electric moped this is a better design, taking some cues from actual dirtbikes (centered mass, differentiated wheel/tires). Now I think if you keep this in mind, this bike makes a lot of sense, more than trying by every mean to hide the truth like most bike companies are doing (Hey SC, looking at you). And if you want to make MTB slightly easier Lapierre also offers the eZesty which I think is the way forward. But question is, how many of the eBike customers really want to do MTB ? And how many are just delighted they found a way to play dirtbike while still saying they are MTBiking ? Most of them should just get a dirtbike and embrace what they actually desired and drop the BS.
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