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Daledenton sarahmoore's article
Jul 20, 2022 at 17:43
Jul 20, 2022
Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk & Kade Edwards In Sync In 'Parallel II'
The lower shock mount looks like a current remedy kinda. Definitely different seat tube setup and it looks like the bike follows the slash in dropping knock block and the straight downtube. They're both running lyriks that look too long for a fuel ex and the wheels look like 27.5 over 29 so Im hoping its a new Remedy but trek seems to not really move many remedy's. A new remedy with storage, no knock block bs, and lower seat tube height would be sweet.
Daledenton dan-roberts's article
Jun 28, 2022 at 12:39
Jun 28, 2022
First Ride: Pirelli's Updated Scorpion Enduro & eMTB Tires
@adespotoskyli: I don’t think a tire should last 8 rides max. And my tires last a lot longer than that even when I was a park rat riding 20+ hours a week every week. In fact I worked in the shop and would slap on peoples old maxxis tires cause I couldn’t afford them new and it never made me ride any slower (actually makes you faster having a bit less tread and I could get 20 plus park days on take off tires, I’d only swap em when I found new ones). No clue how you go through tires so fast unless you’re skidding through stuff. Maxxis also has some of the fastest wearing tires, my other shop friends who had a similar amount of money wouldn’t run maxxis cause they cost too much for how long they last. Schwalbe, Michellin and conti all make bike park tires that last a very long time and are super cheap just not super grippy.
Daledenton dan-roberts's article
Jun 28, 2022 at 10:34
Jun 28, 2022
First Ride: Pirelli's Updated Scorpion Enduro & eMTB Tires
@yoimaninja: who is using a custom built frame? As far as I am aware no one in ews, xc or dh is using a custom frame except for the one guy who builds his own frame for himself. Some riders use prototypes but not many and they come out a year or two later. Most pros do not use electronically adjustable suspension but you can certainly buy a bike with it. The carbon parts pros use are widely available and on most top end builds. Very few pros are on prototype black box suspension and it usually gets released soon. So basically the only thing you said that is actually relevant is custom linkages and again not many riders are on custom linkages. Ricky carmichaels mx bike was rumoured to be 125kish no pedal bike will ever cost that much. As I said previously a giant trance with deore and marzocchi suspension is 2600. It is an excellent bike for the price and more than the majority of people really need in terms of performance. It’s not the industries fault that people want boutique brands and high end parts that they don’t really need.
Daledenton dan-roberts's article
Jun 28, 2022 at 6:01
Jun 28, 2022
First Ride: Pirelli's Updated Scorpion Enduro & eMTB Tires
@adespotoskyli: performance mtb tires prioritize grip/speed over durability. If you want a tire that won’t wear out get a cheap bike park tire with super hard rubber that’s heavy like your 4x4 tires, they cost like 40 bucks. It’ll be cheap and last a long time, just gonna be extra sketchy when you hit wet roots.
Daledenton dan-roberts's article
Jun 28, 2022 at 5:54
Jun 28, 2022
First Ride: Pirelli's Updated Scorpion Enduro & eMTB Tires
@GZMS: with mountain biking you are much closer to what a pro rides with a stock bike then mx. Sure the most expensive mx bike you can buy from a company isn’t super expensive but if you want to get it closer in performance to a pro level setup like you can buy for a pedal bike you’re dropping a lot more cash than a factory level pedal bike. To upgrade your suspension on an mx bike it’s a couple grand, flash the ecu and redo the internals of the engine for more power and that’s more money, upgrade the clutch and that’s more and the list goes on. You certainly can buy upgrades for an mx bike you don’t have to be pro to do it. It’s just expensive so it doesn’t really make sense for people to do. But it’s pointless to compare a factory spec mountain bike cost to a consumer mx bike and pretend they’re both top of the line. Would you rather biking goes mx style where if you want what the pros ride you have to buy everything aftermarket yourself so the top of the line bikes they sell go for less?
Daledenton dan-roberts's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 12:48
Jun 27, 2022
First Ride: Pirelli's Updated Scorpion Enduro & eMTB Tires
@rustiegrizwold: lol it has fox factory suspension, it is a boutique brand and it has titanium hardware. A giant trance with deore is 2600 or with slx and fox perfomance its 3700. No one is forcing you to ride boutique brands or get top of the line suspension.
Daledenton dan-roberts's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 12:13
Jun 27, 2022
First Ride: Pirelli's Updated Scorpion Enduro & eMTB Tires
@yoimaninja: the main reason for the high cost of pedal bikes is that people want to ride what pros ride. If you’re happy riding an aluminum frame with nx from a big company like giant you won’t pay that much for a bike. If you want carbon everything with wireless shifting and all the shit a pro rides you will pay more. If you buy the most basic motorbike you can it will cost less than the highest end mountain bike but I’d hope that isn’t a huge surprise. A truly top of the line motor bike costs a lot more than 10k so its not really a valid comparison to compare the cheapest motorbikes to the most expensive bikes. Compare an aluminum frame nx or deore build from a company like giant to actually have a fair comparison.
Daledenton dan-roberts's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 11:45
Jun 27, 2022
First Ride: Pirelli's Updated Scorpion Enduro & eMTB Tires
You can buy cheap bike tires just like the cheap car tires you’re referring to. A top of the line car tire is like 400 bucks and a top of the line bike tire is about 100. You can find bike tires for a lot less than 100 dollars just like you can find car tires for a lot less than 400, it’s stupid to compare budget car tire prices to high end mountain bike tires.
Daledenton dan-roberts's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 11:40
Jun 27, 2022
First Ride: Pirelli's Updated Scorpion Enduro & eMTB Tires
@endoplasmicreticulum: you’re comparing a top of the line bike with a non top of the line motor bike. A top of the line pro level mx bike is like 6 figures. A top of the line bike is like a tenth of the price.
Daledenton sarahmoore's article
Jun 6, 2022 at 15:02
Jun 6, 2022
Evie Richards to Miss Leogang World Cup XC to Focus on Back Rehab
@pmhobson: his back issues came from switching the position between road and xc with not enough time for adaptation in his back muscles. Also him racing year round at a high level with cx in the winter, road in the spring, mtb in the summer and then back on the road in the fall and then back to cx in the winter. He does an insane number of race days a year compared to pretty much every other top level cyclist. Especially with racing the giro and tour this year. That’s 42 race days in 3 months right there and he does not take it easy.
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