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BenTheSwabian alicialeggett's article
Jan 16, 2021 at 9:57
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Paris Court Sides With French Cycling Federation in eMTB Trademark Battle With French Motorcycling Federation
Let's face it. If you think you need an electric motor for assistance on your mountainbike and are under 50 years old, then you are a little weakling who should be ashamed of himself.
BenTheSwabian mikelevy's article
Jan 16, 2021 at 3:32
2 days
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 39 - Predicting the Future of Mountain Biking
The problem with social media isn't it's ubiquity. It's that basically every last rider with half a name tries to be an influencer these days. Selling out this hard has ruined them all.
BenTheSwabian henryquinney's article
Jan 16, 2021 at 0:57
2 days
Pinkbike Poll: How Important Are Water Bottles?
Water bottles directly mounted on the frame is so 1990's.
BenTheSwabian henryquinney's article
Jan 16, 2021 at 0:54
2 days
Pinkbike Poll: How Important Are Water Bottles?
You joke about it, but they already have that. I find the concept of in-frame storage utterly ridiculous, but this would be the first half decent scenario I've seen.
BenTheSwabian henryquinney's article
Jan 16, 2021 at 0:48
2 days
Pinkbike Poll: How Important Are Water Bottles?
Never ride without a pack. I prefer to have as little things strapped directly to my bike as possible.
BenTheSwabian alicialeggett's article
Jan 15, 2021 at 11:20
3 days
‘I Started Seeing the Good in Life’ - What Do Mountain Biking’s New ‘Pandemic Riders’ Think of the Sport so Far?
Welcome to the party, please enjoy your stay and definitley do have fun! Great to see how happy this sport makes people and the positive influence it has on their lives. But seriously though. While it's nice that the sport enjoys growing popularity and increasingly favourable public opinions, publications like Pinkbike should be reminding the newcomers of the fact, that there are rules. They exist for a reason and all riders regardless of their proficiency should always stick to trail code and outdoors etiquette. So mind the rules and be nice to each other. On the topic of "inclusion" (, in the sense of how that term is used in this article anyways): No, not everything needs to be noob-friendly. It's very much ok that you have to work your way up to a certain skill level before riding certain places. People need to stop dumbing down trails just so that the newcomers have an easier time. Ratings exist for a reason and black diamonds definitley don't need to be accessible to everybody. Just git gud.
BenTheSwabian jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 14, 2021 at 12:16
Jan 14, 2021
Lewis Buchanan Signs with Norco
It's obviously only anecdotal, but: I had a DVO Topaz T3 and Diamond D1 on my Meta TR 29, and I was not impressed. The Topaz is fine, but not very adjustable. The Diamond fork has noticeable flex and mine developed bushing play after less than 6 months. Also the coating on the stanchions started to wear very fast, but apparently they fixed that issue.
BenTheSwabian jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 14, 2021 at 5:41
Jan 14, 2021
Lewis Buchanan Signs with Norco
Meh. I had this exact DVO suspension combination on my Commencal Meta TR 29 and I honestly wasn't convinced. The Topaz rear shock suffered from a lack of adjustability, since you can't adjust the compression damping. The Diamond fork was decently subtle, but had noticeable flex. The fork also wasn't very durable. It developed bushing play and the coating on the stanchions started wearing almost immediately. There's good reasons why most high-end bikes have either Fox Factory or RockShox Ultimate parts installed
BenTheSwabian jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 14, 2021 at 5:29
Jan 14, 2021
Lewis Buchanan Signs with Norco
@coletrane-mtb: Exactly! Best example IMO for a very cleanly run YouTube channel is Neko Mullaly.
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