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Cord1 edspratt's article
Sep 13, 2019 at 3:14
Sep 13, 2019
Video: Hardline Track Walk with Gee Atherton and Rob Warner
Everyone knows that cameras make things look flat/smaller, but I’ve been and watched even compared to Champéry in its first running this place is bonkers, the features are just plain ridiculous, but the riding in between is sooooo steep and tech in places. I’m not a huge fan of the step-ups, they lose to much of the speed. But holy sh1t I can’t wait to see them throwing shapes over that hip/wall section. Come on KaosSeagrave !!!! And for all the people that day there needs to be a woman’s class, just go look at the place first, I bet there is a large quantity of the men’s current World Cup scene who’d be scared to hit some of it. Sorry if that seems sexist.
Cord1 mikekazimer's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 9:16
Sep 12, 2019
First Look: Nukeproof's New Aggressive Trail Bike - the Reactor
@Almazing: Yes, you really are missing what UK riding is all about. There definitely aren’t 3000’ never ending descents. There is however plenty of super steep, techy riding. Go look at recent edits of riding in Surrey hills with Brendon, look at Caldwell visual edits on insta, the steeps that Ratboy rides near Alton Towers. “Enduro” (god I hate that term” descents in Grizedale forest. Again on insta check Joe Smith riding around lake Vrywry (who knows how you pronounce that!) UK doesn’t have a plethora of top DH riders from cruising around trail centres hitting the same 3 berms and a table top. And I’ve not even touched on Scotland, riding is amazing there.
Cord1 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 0:46
Sep 12, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@Baseball67: yes, it is? Have I missed your point?
Cord1 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 21:45
Sep 10, 2019
5 Things We Learned at the Snowshoe DH World Cup 2019
@femto505: A perfect story showing just how much the UCI “loves” mountain biking. They couldn’t even be arsed to tell a resort in person that they had successfully won a bid to hold a race. It’s no wonder that resorts are not falling over each other to host an event. https://www.velonews.com/2007/02/mountain/mtb-news-and-notes-what-happened-to-angel-fire_11648
Cord1 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 21:25
Sep 10, 2019
5 Things We Learned at the Snowshoe DH World Cup 2019
@freezeus: 850K in spectator fees???? How much are they charging to enter??? (A few years ago) but I’ve watched races in Les Get, Champéry and Schladming for free! Possibly 5€ to park if I remember correctly!
Cord1 mikelevy's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 21:03
Sep 10, 2019
The Eurobike Rumors: AXS Suspension, 1.8'' Steerer Tubes, a SRAM Motor, Fox's 38mm Fork - Eurobike 2019
If more than 1 manufacturer has already gone to the trouble of getting tooled up to produce 1.8” steerers, then like it or not, it’s coming!!!!! Making tooling to forge crowns is not a cheap, 5 minute job, they will want return on that investment. I give it 6 months before they are appearing on normal MTB’s. Dual crown forks already exist, if strength is an issue, use them!!! That won’t happen tho, because they want eMTB’s (aka Mopeds) to look as similar to a “normal” bike as possible to help sales. Form before Function, exactly how you don’t want to design and engineer a new product!!!!!!! For the record I have nothing against e-bikes, they are huge fun, but they should be marketed as what they actually are. They are called Mopeds, MOtorised PEDal bikes. They’ve been around for decades. The word was invented in the 50’s.
Cord1 smalltownboycustoms's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 13:17
Sep 10, 2019
Reader Story: Building a Custom Bike Frame at Home
@smalltownboycustoms: tagged you on insta.
Cord1 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 10:26
Sep 10, 2019
Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels
@RichardCunningham: Ha ha, maybe 99% of them! But would you want to get on the wrong side of Kovarik!!! And come on, you know that’s not a fair comparison, LOTS of components are swapped before race run irrespective of what they’ve done.
Cord1 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 8:39
Sep 10, 2019
Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels
@ranke: @iamamodel: Imagine a buckle running out of true by approx 4/5mm spread over say 150/200mm. That will be quite possible to pull true and keep spoke tensions within the widely accepted norm of 20% variance. Say from 90 slackest to 110kgf tightest. (On race wheels I always tried to stick with 15% for my own piece of mind) My experience has shown that this leaves wheels with no noticeable weakness. Am sure if you measured the strength of these wheels in a laboratory condition they will be weaker than a perfect build, but noticeable to humans? I VERY much doubt. I’ve built and trued enough wheels used at the highest level that I’d have noticed failures by now. (Am not talking about rims/spokes/nipples with obvious stress fractures) To say these wheels are “dead” is a gigantic overstatement. If that was really the case then someone needs to go round any race pit, collect all the spoke keys and throw them in the bin, along with all the “dead” aluminium rims.
Cord1 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 3:00
Sep 10, 2019
Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels
“The durability of aluminum rims has been overstated. For a wheel to retain its strength, both laterally and linearly, the rim has to be round and the spokes, evenly tensioned. An aluminum rim with a significant dent that can only be trued using wonky spoke tension may get you home, but performance-wise, it's just as dead as a cracked carbon rim.” As an ex World Cup mechanic whose built and trued hundreds of wheels, that is a GROSS overstatement. Yes the wheels performance may be compromised. “As dead as cracked carbon” pull the other one, it has bells attached.
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