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CaptainBLT alicialeggett's article
Apr 26, 2022 at 7:47
Apr 26, 2022
New York City Fire Department Issues Warning Following Series of E-Bike & E-Scooter Lithium Ion Battery Fires
Most people understand that people with disabilities deserve accommodations. The people who are a problem are the entitled 50 year olds with more money than skill trying to session trails that were intentionally built to be hard to access, or in places that are already sensitive to having a lot of rider traffic.
CaptainBLT seb-stott's article
Apr 20, 2022 at 11:24
Apr 20, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Run a Bash Guard?
@jayacheess: narrow wide + clutch derailleurs made chain retention so much more reliable. Before the clutch, the springs in derailleurs couldn’t be stiff enough to prevent the chain from bouncing off while still being soft enough to actuate easily with a thumb.
CaptainBLT seb-stott's article
Feb 15, 2022 at 8:30
Feb 15, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: How Far Do You Drive to Ride?
@KK11: I’m going to reply to this, because it came up a few times. You missed the word “most”. I do live where i recreate, because I’m fortunate to have the ability to work remotely most of the time and privileged enough to afford it. The choice you and i have made doesn’t scale. There are too many people. Either all mountain sports become a 1% activity based on housing costs, or a better transportation solution is needed. Mountain towns don’t have adequate housing to absorb all the people interested in mountain sports, or the space for the industries they work in. Full stop.
CaptainBLT seb-stott's article
Feb 11, 2022 at 12:16
Feb 11, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: How Far Do You Drive to Ride?
For most people in north america, mountain sports are not accessible without a car. You either live close to work but drive to recreate, or live close to recreation but drive to get to work. Those with an unusual abundance of time and/or fitness will sometimes ride long distances to and from the trailhead, but if you have a fixed amount of time to ride, most would rather spend it on the trail than on getting to the trail. An e-bike also isn’t going to make the difference. For example, the most popular areas to ride in the seattle area are 20+ miles from the city core. Good luck finding an ebike that can do a 15 mile trail ride with 2500 ft of vert while also doing a 40 mile round trip on pavement.
CaptainBLT pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 18, 2022 at 19:47
Jan 18, 2022
Video: $180 vs. $2400 Drivetrain - Budget vs. Baller Episode 6
@warmerdamj: what needs to get better, for me: Unsprung weight comparable to mechanical Cost to upgrade to gx axs is still around triple the price of standard gx (600 vs 178 on jenson, including shifter). For the price of just the battery, i can have an X01 derailleur, and save even more unsprung weight over gx axs. Battery life: on a non eMTB, it needs to get enough charge for a 4 hour ride in a 15 minute drive to the trailhead. Maybe it already does, i dunno. This is enough that i never have to remember to charge at home. I’m sure the shifting is great, but if you have $600 to spend on an upgrade, i think most people will get more improvement elsewhere.
CaptainBLT sarahmoore's article
Nov 22, 2021 at 18:48
Nov 22, 2021
Transition Bicycles Is The Latest Victim of Bike Theft
@VtVolk: that’s not even that far off from my headline for a TR450 earlier in the year… older bikes don’t look that remarkable to kids who might not have been alive when they were made, they’re just trying to find something from a reputable brand at their price point. Isn’t that how most of us started this hobby?
CaptainBLT henryquinney's article
Sep 10, 2021 at 16:09
Sep 10, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: At What Age Is a Rider at Their Peak?
Better question for (former) racers: at what level did you decide improving didn’t mean being faster? Even the best eventually decide they would rather do other things, regardless of the sport, even if they are still better than nearly everyone. Personally, my progression has tapered off significantly and I am losing endurance too now that I only ride one or two times per week, but my career is flourishing, my relationships are better than ever, and I’m even a dad.
CaptainBLT mikekazimer's article
Aug 20, 2021 at 20:28
Aug 20, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Would It Take For You to Become a Faster Rider?
So for those keeping score that’s “mental state”, haha.
CaptainBLT mikekazimer's article
Aug 20, 2021 at 20:26
Aug 20, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Would It Take For You to Become a Faster Rider?
Everyone could be faster, from us mortals on Pinkbike to those at the peak of their discipline, but at some point, the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. I’ve seen the time and dedication it takes just to be a local pro… I already have a job, i don’t need to turn my hobby into one too.
CaptainBLT seb-stott's article
Aug 16, 2021 at 15:54
Aug 16, 2021
Specialized Granted Patent for Linkage Fork Design
That line made the entire article worth reading. Glad it was saved for the end.
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