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DeadThrone briceshirbach's article
Oct 8, 2018 at 18:30
Oct 8, 2018
Local Flavors: The Complete Guide to Riding in Duluth, Minnesota
@Jordanh604: yes I'm referring to Andes, yeah i agree about Detroit mountain (except I don't like how they used wood features) Our bike park would be almost void of wood features, but would instead (most likely) utilize rock drops, steep slopes, and jumps, we're also interested in building xc trails Also we hope to use our newly installed magic carpet lift, this will help prevent long wait lines but will result in shorter vertical drop. our goal is to take beginners and get them hooked on biking. Also hey if there's a feature you want to see just let me know The bike park is not a for sure thing but we're working to convince our relatives And they are also looking into it.
DeadThrone briceshirbach's article
Oct 8, 2018 at 17:30
Oct 8, 2018
Local Flavors: The Complete Guide to Riding in Duluth, Minnesota
@Jordanh604: i guess if they are running the alphine slide lift already in the summer it wouldn't hurt. However opening an additional lift is crazy expensive, I say that as the relative of a ski resort owner. We are considering building a bike park but despite existing chairlifts we're leaning towards shuttling or a magic carpet lift due to price. Unfortunately DH is not popular enough to justify running chairlifts Places like Spirit can do it because they are not private. Per se Detroit mountains (government ) just got a multi million dollar grant to build more trails, If lutsen is government owned however it's not as large of an issue
DeadThrone briceshirbach's article
Oct 8, 2018 at 15:58
Oct 8, 2018
Local Flavors: The Complete Guide to Riding in Duluth, Minnesota
@Jordanh604: If I remember right the gondola just switches riders from one mountain to another. so basically it does mountain bikers no good, otherwise I'm sure they'd take advantage of it.
DeadThrone briceshirbach's article
Oct 8, 2018 at 9:53
Oct 8, 2018
Local Flavors: The Complete Guide to Riding in Duluth, Minnesota
Lutsen definitely needs some trails Giant's Ridge is working on making the midwest's largest bike park and that's only an hour drive from duluth, (plus it's within an hour drive of several mine tailings to freeride down) Duluth is an awesome region for mountain biking. Plus their bike park has the longest season in Minnesota.
DeadThrone Specialized's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 13:17
Sep 18, 2018
Video: Specialized's New Turbo Levo Ad is 'Mind Blowing'
@clarky78: A dirt bike also goes up a mountain, thus it must be a mountain bike also. Traditional bikes have never been motor powered and when motors were added they became something else, just as a motorcycle is no longer considered a bike. The big difference is e-bikes don't change the game that much, in the end though I just can't call them the same. The issue is the motor and how it relates to assistance provided. The nature of a traditional bike has always had humans as the engine. I guess that brings up the question of isn't at least close to a traditional mtb as it does require pedaling? Also how much of an advantage does it take for people to officially consider it different. For me unless somebody can convince me otherwise it is a hybrid of two worlds but still not either one.
DeadThrone Specialized's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 7:53
Sep 18, 2018
Video: Specialized's New Turbo Levo Ad is 'Mind Blowing'
@fssphotography: e-biking doesn't qualify as mtb at least it shouldn't, I could care less what somebody rides, but don't call it a mountain bike, here's a quote from haibike "Despite their kinship: ePerformance bikes are not bicycles with assistance nor are they motorcycles with pedals. They are a completely new class: one with its own characteristics, its own products, and its own culture." They are not mtbs, mtbs do not have motors they will never be mtbs.
DeadThrone redbullbike's article
Sep 16, 2018 at 10:12
Sep 16, 2018
29 Bikes From Red Bull Hardline 2018
Were some of those 26, for some reason some of those wheels seem a bit small? But everything looks the same to me.
DeadThrone mikekazimer's article
Sep 10, 2018 at 10:21
Sep 10, 2018
Review: YT Capra 29 CF Pro Race
They used to say 26 was the fastest against 27.5 and 29, then there were tests that showed 29 was the fastest with 26 as a close second, either way it is all about the course and rider. For example my first FS was a 29er and to this day I hate it, I switched to a 26 and then to a 27.5. The 26 is my personal favorite but in order to get you a new bike the bike companies have to convince you your old one is outdated. My brother, a reformed 26 hater, tried my old 26er and found he rode twice as fast with it on any jump oriented trail. A 29er could be the right choice for some, though I feel like it's not for the majority of people. I guess my point is all these statistics and ideas of which is faster is always changing, the fastest bike depends on the trail and the riders style. Though I would like to comment on jumping with 29ers, there is a reason BMX riders use small wheels, the advantage is unmistakable. Don't pretend it compares, there is no magic size, 29ers roll better and are faster on straight sections than the competition, but they don't by nature jump as well.
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Sep 1, 2018 at 12:05
Sep 1, 2018
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rode in Giant's Ridge. view ridelog
Aug 10, 2018 at 15:25
Aug 10, 2018
300 m - 00:30
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