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Balgaroth edspratt's article
Jan 26, 2023 at 23:58
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Throwback Thursday: 7 Bikes Turning 20 in 2023
I used to dream of owning a Foes back then when I was a teenager and knew nothing about suspension, they just looked so cool with the Curnut shock. Now when I look at those I can't imagine how bad they must have been, full digressive leverage curve with the Curnut shock that also has a lot of platform and blow-off. How things have changed since then ahah.
Balgaroth edspratt's article
Jan 25, 2023 at 12:40
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Only 22% of Enduro Racers Think Penalties are Fair & Consistently Applied - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@Rexuis-Twin: some sports are already like that, take body-building open class, strongman and untested/equiped powerlifting. You won't get much more juiced up than those. For our sports, while I could see it make a big difference in XC racing for instance, for more tech disciplines like DH or Enduro or Trials I doubt the difference would be that much. Juice don't give skills, speed or flow.
Balgaroth edspratt's article
Jan 25, 2023 at 12:35
3 days
Only 22% of Enduro Racers Think Penalties are Fair & Consistently Applied - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@c-radicallis: since you bring up the cousins of 2 wheeled sports, their enduro is raced after a track walk but zero practice. So is Alpine Skiing actually. Allowing for track walk and no practice would dramatically reduce the risk for a given speed. Maybe use less dangerous tracks as well, track design is another major player in how many crash and injuries you will get during the race.
Balgaroth edspratt's article
Jan 25, 2023 at 12:27
3 days
Only 22% of Enduro Racers Think Penalties are Fair & Consistently Applied - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@Venturebikes: it doesn't really do well in the marketing department. Enduro bikes sell well because they allow people to have one bike that does it all. But not many people really care about EWS, especially compared to DH which is a lot more spectacular and more interesting to most people. Enduro is cool at a local level as it allows to race without too much risk compared to DH, while spending a lot more time actually riding. It is also cool to ride as Enduro while not behind the tape is basically just Mtb.
Balgaroth edspratt's article
Jan 23, 2023 at 0:25
Jan 23, 2023
Video: Aaron Gwin's Pump Track Training Tips
@ruckuswithani: or retired people would be happy to have something fun to bring their grandchilds to do so they visit them more often.
Balgaroth mikekazimer's article
Jan 21, 2023 at 5:17
Jan 21, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: How Many Days Did You Ride in 2022?
I feel that putting Enduro and All-Mountain is merging two vastly different types of riding. Enduro is going up how you can to go down gnarly trails purposely made for that. All-Moutain usually means also enjoying going up using more single tracks if available and going down mostly hiking trails. I do both, both are vastly different takes on what mtb is.
Balgaroth mikekazimer's article
Jan 13, 2023 at 11:12
Jan 13, 2023
SRAM Reportedly Buys Amprio, A German E-Bike Motor Manufacturer
Yeah I had some hopes seeing the miniature of the article and then eBike stuff ... lame.
Balgaroth TEBP's article
Jan 3, 2023 at 5:31
Jan 3, 2023
Photo Story: Intend BC Factory Tour & Infinity DH Fork Assembly
Not sure anything can be less rigid than a Shiver to be fair ...
Balgaroth dariodigiulio's article
Dec 30, 2022 at 22:30
Dec 30, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Frame, Headset, & Bottom Bracket Bearings?
I were living in Ireland and now in France, haven't seen a dramatic difference in my bearing consumption. What I find has the biggest impact on the frequency of replacement is how screwed up is your frame alignment and how much the frame protects your bearings. My Nicolais were bombproof and never needed much attention, my GT which is made in China and badly aligned eats bearings for breakfast at an alarming rate.
Balgaroth TEBP's article
Dec 30, 2022 at 5:47
Dec 30, 2022
University Student Designs Oleo Shock With a Titanium Shaft
@CobyCobie: thanks for clarifying so the variable needle/orifice damping is what I was missing I guess.
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