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CONomad pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 22, 2018 at 11:05
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Video: Rémy Métailler's High-Speed One Shot Wonder
Remi is like a park rat on steroids... ridiculous amounts of speed and flow in his zone... but he has to be in his zone to perform...
CONomad mikekazimer's article
Jun 18, 2018 at 16:00
Jun 18, 2018
Review: Commencal's New Meta AM 29 Team
Agreed I just got the new 29er Supreme and it is amazing... but don't have much need for an enduro level bike so really waiting to see how the Meta TR 29er turns out
CONomad lunatyk's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 14:26
Jun 14, 2018
Bike Check: Yoann Barelli's Commencal Meta 29
Allows him to set the bar for different heights depending on the terrain he is riding on and whether he is pedalling up and down or running a shuttle weekend without having to switch bars.
CONomad RyanLeech's article
Jun 13, 2018 at 14:37
Jun 13, 2018
Ryan Leech On How the Risk Paradox Affects Mountain Bikers
I can't agree with this enough... I flew CH-53 aircrew in the Marines and still love to fly now but put me on a roller coaster and all I get is motion sickness. There is something about the lack of being in control (at least in the the way you move your body when flying) and knowing the built in safety margin fr a roller coaster is massive that just makes it boring and sickening to me. But with riding I get to moderate all of that based on my mood, endurance, and feeling at the exact moment and exact set of trail and can always find that zen moment, and often manage to string it out.
CONomad pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 12, 2018 at 14:58
Jun 12, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Bikes for Smaller Riders, & Saddle Suggestions
I think it depends on the type of bike and the intended use. Something like a Kona process 111 or the transition smuggler or pure xc bikes then the shortest possible will almost always be best as it leads to the bike being more flickable... no matter how long the front end is as it's less mass rearward of your heals to move about. I think the snag to that theory though is bikes designed with speed and gravity in mind as like you said for enduro or dh bikes you start to lose a lot of the designer intended balance when the front of the bike out grows the rear (the ripmo being a prime example).
CONomad meagerdude's article
Jun 11, 2018 at 7:49
Jun 11, 2018
18 Accessories We Like - 2018 Summer Gear Guide
@rrolly: letherman obviously... I'd call you a tool but I guess this one is on me haha
CONomad meagerdude's article
Jun 11, 2018 at 1:08
Jun 11, 2018
18 Accessories We Like - 2018 Summer Gear Guide
I've been traveling for 6 months now using the Lezyne Port-a Shop and that kit is awesome! The other thing he doesn't mention is the kit was designed with weight in mind so as I've been flying a lot I love how light weight it is (every part that can be made from high strength aluminium is) and that I can toss it in the bike bag without putting my bike over the weight limit. All I've upgraded was the tire levers and tossed in a letterman, use the thing constantly to break down and rebuild and wouldn't wanna travel without it ever again.
CONomad mikekazimer's article
Jun 9, 2018 at 4:30
Jun 9, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Could You Make it Down a World Cup Downhill Course?
I'll go out on a limb here and say that qualifying has more to do with dedication than pure innate talent. To treat everyday on the mtn as training, and to try to log as many of them as possible, always thinking about pinning things, always riding at your limits. Then to put in the time and effort everywhere else for the gym time and diet and saving the money to make it possible... the vast latter half of the qualifiers are privateers, just fast dudes who put it all on the line to try to accomplish the dream... yes the podium is going to require a whole different level of talent. But I think most of your local speed freaks would stand a good chance of qualifying if they put as much into it as these guys do. I just think that for most that level of work/risk isn't worth the reward of qualifying just to watch your time get stomped by the true talents of Gwin, Minnaar ect... I don't think there's nearly as many rat boys out there as people think, just drinking partying, giving no fucks and rock up with a solid race run. That's definitely not the guys I've seen racing the majority of these races, they guys making it through qualifiers are paying their dues in ways most people here would never be willing to.
CONomad mikekazimer's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 14:22
Jun 8, 2018
Flo Payet's XXL Mondraker Summum - Leogang DH World Cup 2018
He's super tall but he's also super thin... I'd be willing to bet he doesn't weight that much compared to some of the other riders (Gee for instance) so the single piston might be enough.
CONomad pinkbikeaudience's article
May 25, 2018 at 5:34
May 25, 2018
Opening Weekend Survey 2018: What People Are Riding at the Whistler Bike Park
@MSVF: Whistler uses them as rental bikes which means they get dumped into the local market for cheap at the end of the season. Also it is good brand repping as people like to buy what they know and will be a lot more likely to pick one up after having rented one.
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