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Benito-Camelas mikekazimer's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 8:19
Aug 16, 2017
Unno's Showstopping Carbon DH Bike: First Ride - Crankworx Whistler 2017
@slimboyjim: about weekend warriors: it's what I see around here. Maybe things are different up there. about conspiracies: you're welcome, my pleasure
Benito-Camelas mikekazimer's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 4:52
Aug 16, 2017
Unno's Showstopping Carbon DH Bike: First Ride - Crankworx Whistler 2017
@slimboyjim: I don't think so, carbon is not a material known for its ability to aborb impacts, it just cracks. Like comparing limestone (carbon) to sandstone (alu). Xc and road carbon bikes are not subject to abuse enough to make that weakness appear, and let's face it, a large percentage of weekend warriors don't punish their bikes enough either. Bike makers know this and take advantage, selling standard carbon as if it were high end. At the end of the day average Joe is paying the warranty of those who do abuse their enduro bikes.
Benito-Camelas mikekazimer's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 2:27
Aug 16, 2017
Unno's Showstopping Carbon DH Bike: First Ride - Crankworx Whistler 2017
I did, let's see.... Fabric is some kind of external armor to protect aligned fibers because "when you get an impact it's very easy for them to separate" And then César says "I don't get why the bicycle industry doesn't use woven fabric on the outside", meaning the vast majority don't use it, so that they don't increase the price I guess. So when you buy a "common" carbon bike you are buying a bike made of an innately weak material. Piece of advice, choose an alloy bike or put more money and get a proper carbon bike, not the shit they usually sell. my conclusion is the same, what's yours?
Benito-Camelas mikekazimer's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 1:30
Aug 16, 2017
Unno's Showstopping Carbon DH Bike: First Ride - Crankworx Whistler 2017
good to see someone finally admits carbon fiber is weak, thats why the frame is reinforced with woven fabric. Alloy is out of fashion these days but doesn't need external armors.
Benito-Camelas mattwragg's article
Aug 15, 2017 at 11:22
Aug 15, 2017
Jenny Rissveds to Miss World Champs
Although this thing seems clear I'm still not sure about it. Providing sponsored gear is the usual in national squads. And this also could be another piece of biased information by Matt. Just to play devil's advocate, I'd like to know the views of the Swedish federation.
Benito-Camelas mikekazimer's article
Aug 11, 2017 at 5:38
Aug 11, 2017
Mckay Vezina's Giant Reign: EWS Bike Check - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Nah, the most important thing is to be in good shape to pedal up and have a nice bunch of skills. If you lack the former you can always take some kind of stimulant to improve your performance free of punishment here
Benito-Camelas mikelevy's article
Aug 3, 2017 at 11:53
Aug 3, 2017
Kali Interceptor Helmet - Review
When Petzl or BD state that a rope or a carabiner has a breaking load of 10kn, I believe it, just because they cant lie on such an important issue. They must specify technical features of their products and test them individually. It's mandatory. There's an international organization setting all those values. Safety wise, in mountainbiking the helmet is comparable to ropes or carabiners. However, everytime some helmet company claims that its product prevents skull fractures around X% or concussions around Y% under certain circumstances. Sorry, but I dont believe it. I miss here something similar to what's happening to climbing stuff. There should be minimum safety values and it should be mandatory to especify some relevant features on the helmet.
Benito-Camelas mikelevy's article
Aug 3, 2017 at 10:17
Aug 3, 2017
Kali Interceptor Helmet - Review
Kali has the best marketing department out there. That's for sure. they know like noone else how to take advantage of that concussion thing. And what about their lifetime warranty? Just brilliant. seems like they're doing you a favor, when you actually are paying for it.
Benito-Camelas vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 12:58
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
yeah bike makers prefer stability to agility lately, meaning are targeting consumers with poor skills, so that they can ride down at full speed, holding a coffee cup without spilling a single drop while rolling over logs, sharp rocks, gaps or god knows what
Benito-Camelas AJBarlas's article
Jul 21, 2017 at 8:42
Jul 21, 2017
2018 Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Carbon - First Look
@seamus: thats the point. I'd rather use an internal engine to reach the top of the hill than using an external one. Massive advantages in almost every way. If I want to pedaI I get my lightweight hardtail, impressive machines for that. Enduro bikes (what a fake!!!) have no room in my world, sold mine two months ago
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