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Daledenton alicialeggett's article
Jun 28, 2021 at 13:12
Jun 28, 2021
Update: Amaury Pierron Airlifted from French Cup DH Race
I can guarantee any top pro wants to win by beating the best riders not from all their competition not showing up. Especially a guy with as many wins as Greg.
Daledenton mikekazimer's article
Jun 28, 2021 at 11:32
Jun 28, 2021
Fox Patent Shows Heart Rate or GPS Controlled Dropper Post
I’m all for new tech. I want axs and pretty much every other new thing but I am not a fan of live valve or automatic seatposts. I feel like suspension settings and seat post height are decisions I like to make. I want to know what height my seat is at and when it will go up and down just like I like to know how supportive/how much give I can expect from my suspension when I’m hitting things going up or down. I’d rather they work on a dropper that changes the seat angle (others have tried but it never really worked) or a dropper that goes down without your weight or a competitor to reverb axs but I definitely don’t want a seatpost with a brain if it’s own.
Daledenton nkrohan's article
Jun 28, 2021 at 8:53
Jun 28, 2021
Round-Up: 21 Of the Best Mountain Bike Helmets for 2021
I used to ride dh everyday and I would use a half shell and trail knee pads, wouldn’t even wear gloves. I usually have one or two good crashes a season but I never saw a point in wearing more armour as the only bones I’ve broken are in my hand and ankle and no padding will stop that. I’ve seen guys hit features they normally wouldn’t hit because they felt safe as they were all armoured up and they still broke bones. I think being aware of how you can ride and how you are riding that day is the real way to prevent injuries not by tossing on armour and throwing caution to the wind. When racing I’ll wear a full face because you are laying it on the line more and most races require it but for an everyday ride there’s no need to ride past what you are fully in control of.
Daledenton edspratt's article
Jun 27, 2021 at 14:12
Jun 27, 2021
Mathieu Van Der Poel Makes History at the Second Stage of the Tour De France
@jclnv: Alaphillippe was impressive but van der poel attacked twice and no one had an answer for either of his attacks. He led a massive attack 17k out of the finish up a hill to get the 8 second time bonus and then he attacked again for the final climb and no one was close to him for either. He took king of the mountain and the yellow jersey today with those last two climbs. Honestly van der poels last 20k was the most I’ve ever enjoyed watching road riding.
Daledenton edspratt's article
Jun 26, 2021 at 7:56
Jun 26, 2021
Final Results: EWS Val di Fassa 2021 Race 2
Yeeeeaaaahhhhhhh moi moi!!
Daledenton mikekazimer's article
Jun 23, 2021 at 11:44
Jun 23, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Norco Range - High Pivot Goodness
I can fully guarantee a bike without a dropper post, with a 36 tooth front chainring and 10-32 cassette, and 200mm of non lockable suspension will not be climbing very well no matter what it weighs. If you change that stuff the bike will go back up in weight very fast (also you’re talking about a dh bike with a carbon integrated bar/stem you can silly things like that to this bike to drop weight). Dh bikes got super light for a while a couple years back (I think people were getting sessions to 28.5 or so pounds) but they realized light dh bikes get deflected a lot and kinda suck plus you’re either spending stupid money or sacrificing durability for the weight which really isn’t necessary on a dh bike and kinda a bad idea.
Daledenton jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 23, 2021 at 7:34
Jun 23, 2021
Results: EWS Val di Fassa 2021 Race 1
I feel that! I’m 6’5 on a 475 reach xl (trek remedy) with not too long chainstays and honestly I don’t want any longer of a bike at all, my last bike was 20mm longer and I like this one a lot more. I want to try running the crazy stack height that Jack rides though too, I forget exactly what he runs but the setup almost looks ridiculous up close it’s so tall.
Daledenton jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 21, 2021 at 15:13
Jun 21, 2021
Tom Pidcock Wants to Race a Downhill World Cup
@fullendurbro: have you ever ridden a road bike down a hill full commitment zero brakes with multiple riders close to you or rode an xc race bike on technical trails with other racers all fighting you for the same spot? To be honest dh is pretty chill compared to high level road racing and xc, you just worry about your own riding on a course you’ve already memorized you’re not riding down the alps with 100+ other guys trying to get ahead of you. Xc racing has super gnarly rock gardens and high speed drops. Sure there aren’t big gaps but you’re stupid if you think hitting features on an xc race bike going race pace with other riders trying to pass you is way easier than doing a jump on a downhill bike. He wouldn’t win a dh World Cup but he would almost certainly be able to qualify for the race if he made that a goal of his.
Daledenton jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 21, 2021 at 11:46
Jun 21, 2021
Tom Pidcock Wants to Race a Downhill World Cup
@Wheeeliemann: in case you haven’t been watching xc this year pidcock is faster than schurter ever was and courses are not getting less technical. Pidcock also overtook 95 guys in his first xco (100 to 5 and that’s with a puncture mid race) while he is technically racing up a class (he could still be racing u23). With a couple more years experience/training he will be pretty much unstoppable as long as he doesn’t get hit by any more cars.
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