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Franziskaner mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2019 at 8:47
Oct 16, 2019
First Ride: Norco's New 2020 Optic is Short on Travel, But Big on Fun
@vinay: sure, you're right. I loved that Smuggler, on smoothish groomed trails. But on chunkier terrain it encouraged the kind of riding that it wasn't suited to, and I felt somewhat held back by it, which was a shame. I guess my point is that a lot of riders are fond of telling others how fun short travel rigs are, how snappy and reactive they feel, and how everyone else is over-biked blablablabla. To be honest, they are often right. But the new breed of low slung, heavy, slacked out 100mm-120mm rippers are no more reactive and 'snappy' than their 150-170mm brothers, by virtue of their super aggressive attitudes. They just feel like they are lacking 50mm in suspension travel.
Franziskaner mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2019 at 2:33
Oct 16, 2019
First Ride: Norco's New 2020 Optic is Short on Travel, But Big on Fun
@peleton7: I agree. A chunkily-built short travel rig with enduro geo numbers is writing cheques that its suspension can't cash; it initially feels like you can ride it like it has 170mm, but when you do, you get that horrible spike through your feet / a flat tyre. A sheep in wolf's clothing, if you like. Source: I rode a Smuggler for two years
Franziskaner mikekazimer's article
Aug 13, 2019 at 13:02
Aug 13, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Enduro is Bigger & Burlier Than Ever
@solarplex: We've all been there dude. Accept the woosh. Own it. Become one with it
Franziskaner edspratt's article
Aug 1, 2019 at 8:09
Aug 1, 2019
Results: Timed Training - Val di Sole World Cup DH 2019
When is JVK going to get a factory ride??
Franziskaner jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 26, 2019 at 7:56
Jul 26, 2019
The Whyte Bikes vs Rich Energy Trademark Dispute - What Happened Next?
@justanotherusername: Haha unfortunately you may be right
Franziskaner jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 26, 2019 at 2:16
Jul 26, 2019
The Whyte Bikes vs Rich Energy Trademark Dispute - What Happened Next?
Agree that he is a fantasist, a liar, and a prick of the highest calibre. But being legally pursued by Whyte, Red Bull, Haas F1 (for £35m!) not to mention some wine company hardly counts as 'getting away scot free'. He will get what is coming to him. And hopefully we will read it here first! Props to Whyte for remaining classy and professional throughout the whole social media shitfight, as well as the legal one...
Franziskaner jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 19, 2019 at 8:00
Jul 19, 2019
Video: Rachel Atherton Posts Footage of The Moment her Achilles Tendon Snapped
Dude, what do you expect them to do? They aren't trained medics, and they have no idea what has happened to her. All they can do is look for someone who is, and does. This is why medical professionals are so undervalued. Most folk just don't know the first thing to do in these situations.
Franziskaner jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 11, 2019 at 9:01
Jul 11, 2019
Franziskaner jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 26, 2019 at 3:32
Jun 26, 2019
Martin Maes Tests Positive for Masking Agent at EWS Rotorua & Tasmania, Receives 90 Day ‘Non-Intentional’ Suspension
Wow. Surely with such a thorough and credible response from the emergency doctor, who from the looks of it acted with complete integrity, Martin's ban can at least be reviewed if not overturned??
Franziskaner edspratt's article
May 30, 2019 at 4:47
May 30, 2019
Video: Race Highlights - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2019
Yeah this is proper MTB. I think the natural rooty surface makes a big difference. Much better than the kitty litter gravel on so many other courses
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