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DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Aug 14, 2017 at 7:58
Aug 14, 2017
DARKSTAR63 RichardCunningham's article
Aug 5, 2017 at 5:53
Aug 5, 2017
Carlos Coloma's New Mondraker Revealed - Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Cup 2017
I think it mostly looks cool, without really affecting strength. Good enough for me !
DARKSTAR63 briceshirbach's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 5:41
Jul 20, 2017
East Bound and Down: Killington, Vermont
@surfhard987: Yea but at least there's Steel Panther over there. So many other great trails. Still my favorite mountain.
DARKSTAR63 briceshirbach's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 5:03
Jul 20, 2017
East Bound and Down: Killington, Vermont
My favorite place to ride for a long time. So good.
DARKSTAR63 vernonfelton's article
Jul 14, 2017 at 8:11
Jul 14, 2017
DARKSTAR63 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 11, 2017 at 7:11
Jul 11, 2017
Finals Results - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017
@ericwahl83: As you say, apples to oranges. There are strength to weight ratio issues with human powered bicycles that are less of an issue with motorcycles. I agree on tires insofar as they took a long time to get up to speed and still have a ways to go. However I think it is unreasonable to say there shoudl never be failures, and if there is a there should be a do-over. Which is what my original comments pertained to. Also - I think that if you look at motorsports where smashing into rocks is a part, i.e. off road trucks and enduro/scramble type motorcycle racing you will find that failures do in fact occur. If DH tracks were all dirt (i know, we are moving that direction haha) like motocross tracks, you would see far fewer failures.
DARKSTAR63 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 8, 2017 at 12:56
Jul 8, 2017
Finals Results - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017
@Squeakybb: Can't agree. Mechanical integrity and operation in such a way that limits failure is in fact a huge part of motorsport. Look I don't know what happened, did the tire slice on a rock when it shouldn't have? Was the pressure too low? Did it burp causing the pressure to be too low? Should he be running thicker DH case tires? Should he have picked a line more carefully? Was it just dumb luck? I have no idea but it IS part of racing. Motocross tires are really thick, if MTB tires were like that they would weigh too much. It's a balance act of durability and speed. There is room for improvement, but I don't think a racer is "entitled" to a bike that is indesstructible nor do I think that is possible.
DARKSTAR63 RichardCunningham's article
Jul 8, 2017 at 5:56
Jul 8, 2017
Not So Fast - 5 World Cup Pros Tell Us Why They Switched Back to 27.5-Inch Wheels
Way overblown, media to blame. "There is the possibility that 29-inch wheel downhill bikes are bad and that spike in the results was simply beginner’s luck" Lines like that are what perpetuate this "debate". Personally I think some of the guys who switched back simply didn't spend enough time on these bikes and were tired of a learning curve during their race season. The Santa Cruz team has been on the bikes awhile and sticks with them, their results "prove" if nothing else that the bikes are not a detriment. More time will be needed, and hopefully open minds from media and riders alike to exploit what I think are obvious benefits of the big wheel platform. Everyone is searching for an answer here, are they or aren't they better? I don't think there is a simple answer to that, it will always come down to the riders comfort and confidence on the bike.
Posted in "CT Riding"
Jul 7, 2017 at 5:55
Jul 7, 2017
DARKSTAR63 vernonfelton's article
Jun 29, 2017 at 14:57
Jun 29, 2017
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