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FredrikWestman jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 20, 2021 at 6:3321 hours
Final Overall Standings for the 2021 XC World Cup Season
J to the Riss!
FredrikWestman ibiscycles's article
Sep 18, 2021 at 0:14Sep 18, 2021
Robin Wallner Announces Retirement from EWS Racing
Congrats on a long and constantly competitive career Robin! And good choice Ibis, Robin definitely knows what it takes physically, technically as well as the dedication needed for success at the top end of EWS. Finally, respect for taking a family priority decision Robin, while still being able to challenge in the top 10, you also only get to have small kids once.
Sep 17, 2021 at 13:59Sep 17, 2021
Video: Meta Power 29 vs 160E vs Range VLT vs Kenevo SL - Field Test Roundtable
PB you have again slightly tested apples vs pears. The Kenovo SL should be compared with the Orbea Rise, not other heavier, higher power, longer range beasts. Or it should have a Con for short range (which wasn't tested..) and less power, since it got all the Pro words for being lighter, no? Also allowing top end top dollar S-works with weight savings everywhere to line Up vs some half price competitors in a group test will of course also bias the results. Lighter wheels and rotating mass alone transform a bike. Look at the results of your downcountry field test, where a lot of the comments about the Epic Evo S-works performance could actually be referred to its 1200g wheelset, not the frame. (Yes, I have tested both the Spur and the Epic Evo and without lower weight the Epic Evo isn't the faster or better bike) Too uneven choice of bikes for a group test makes it tricky to compare Don't let the manufacturer choose which model you test.
Sep 16, 2021 at 23:39Sep 16, 2021
Field Test: Specialized S-Works Kenevo SL - An eMTB In Disguise
PB you are again slightly tested apples vs pears. Kenovo SL should be compared with Orbea Rise, not other high power, long range beasts. Or it should have a Con for short range (which wasn't tested..), no? Again allowing top end top dollar S-works with weight savings everywhere to line Up vs half price competitors will of course also bias the results. Lighter wheels alone transform a bike. Look at the results of your downcountry field test, with a lot of the comments about the Epic Evo S-works could actually be referred to its 1200g wheelset, not the frame. (Yes, I have tested both the Spur and the Epic Evo) This uneven choice of bikes for a group test bugs me. Don't let the manufacturer choose the model you test.
Sep 15, 2021 at 13:06Sep 15, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Norco Range VLT - The Carbon Monster Truck
Really cannot see the point of having a carbon frame on these machines. Why, to make it 25kg/56lbs instead of 26/58..? Still heavy AF. Why not choose lower cost and environmental inpact of Alu?
FredrikWestman urteam's article
Sep 13, 2021 at 11:18Sep 13, 2021
Mick Hannah to Retire From World Cup Racing After Snowshoe
Such a class act, it's been inspiring following big parts of your career. Saw him race a couple of times and met him in Whistler too. Always a danger man, except off the bike where he is just a genuinely nice man. Nice combination! Keep enjoying life Mick!
Sep 5, 2021 at 4:50Sep 5, 2021
FredrikWestman ralf-hauser's article
Sep 5, 2021 at 0:41Sep 5, 2021
Day 3 Randoms - Eurobike 2021
Cornelius Kapfinger doesn't target the 90-99% mass market. Intend and his other high high end products are for the 1%. Plenty of market there for niche products. Good to see real performance experimentation and thinking outside the established box IMO.
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Pipedream Release New Sirius Hardtail
11 Nov 2020