GorgesIthacan pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 23, 2023 at 10:07Jan 23, 2023
Video: Racing the XC Olympic Champion, Jolanda Neff vs. Tom Bradshaw
Tom was not completely shaven, nor was he in race lycra. There's your problem. Also want that Jolanda hat. Neff is a classic. Never trained with power meters (until recently?) but does train on Trek's entire range of bikes from Switzerland to Pisgah.
GorgesIthacan Chiguiroextremo's article
Jan 21, 2023 at 13:14Jan 21, 2023
Video: Urban Downhill Kicks Off At The Feria De Manizales
Also my dummy question... Why wouldn't something like the Maxxis Hookworm or Vee Tire Speedster be more ideal? I could only guess impact/ sidewall/ puncture durability? Rubber compound stickyness?...product promo power?
GorgesIthacan scottsecco's article
Jan 2, 2023 at 12:54Jan 2, 2023
Movies For Your Monday
Those Finns don't give a fk! Also Make some great bikes from Passila and Pole
GorgesIthacan edspratt's article
Dec 29, 2022 at 8:40Dec 29, 2022
Video: Gee Atherton Rides Moab's Portal Trail
I'm okay with neeeever riding that ridge section. I'm also okay with not booking a discount skydiving experience, or surfing where sharks are at all a possibility. *shrug*
GorgesIthacan TEBP's article
Dec 28, 2022 at 10:13Dec 28, 2022
University Student Designs Oleo Shock With a Titanium Shaft
Now I need to see this shock attached to a Contra MC or Neko's rig, gosh darnit.
GorgesIthacan mikelevy's article
Dec 27, 2022 at 11:05Dec 27, 2022
2022 Pinkbike Awards: Outlier Bike of Year Winner
If I smacked into an off angle rock or root at speed on my Aluminum bike I felt like the whole thing could get shoved off-line regardless of whether the impact was with front, rear or both wheels. On my steel bike that impact is much more muted, and either end of the bike snaps back on line much quicker, especially the rear. Like either end is less bothered from an impact on the other wheel. The tinny feeling of aluminum and most of my arm pump is virtually gone. Somehow less vibrations reach my hands, feet n butt regardless of the terrain. Pumping through berms and whoops feels like there's stored energy that gets released for airtime or a faster directional change if I'm paying attention to how I can pivot using the tires available grip. ...and yess thin tubes are just pretty. Plus I cracked the chainstays on my last aluminum bike and just didn't want to struggle with anyone's warranty department ever again. Before steel became en vogue it was the cheaper option, an because I'm a big guy who rides with a backpack I don't give a shit about a few extra pounds because it turns into a dead eyed cruise missile downhill.
GorgesIthacan pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 13, 2022 at 16:40Dec 13, 2022
Video: Pinkbike Academy Season 3 Ep 9: The Final Race
@emarquar: Yah just tweaking it so more episodes focused on the contestants getting faster/ good coaching, maybe from that big Ben dude would be transformative So every participant can sincerely say "Just the experience has been blah blah and I go back to my home events a better racer" ...they get faster, our peanut gallery gets rewarded with progression.
GorgesIthacan mikekazimer's article
Dec 13, 2022 at 16:15Dec 13, 2022
Video: 5 Trail Bikes Ridden & Rated - Field Test Roundtable
@Southeast-Shredder: A 26" FS Gary Fisher I spent the last two summers on...getting ruthlessly mocked by my overbiked friend on a 27.5 Trance (never joining me on anything harder than paved gravel), getting chuckles from other riders at the sheer novelty of still riding 26". I will never forget how much fun I had pushing that bike through EVERYTHING improving my overall balance, situational awareness, and endurance. It was the only fun I knew on a mountain bike. Just a desire to have fun and get better so I could have more fun. Also get my friend to shut their kfng face. Best was keeping a high cadence through techy bits, having the agility to weave around obstacles, winch up hills on a relatively light, zippy bike and make a fun challenge of staying on the bike. I'd like a spare mountain bike for friends, ideally a thrifty 26" fun mobile so they catch the bug in the same way. I'll always admire those 26" qualities. The 29" enduro hardtail I saved my pennies for is....different.
GorgesIthacan dariodigiulio's photo
Nov 18, 2022 at 3:00Nov 18, 2022
I love that PB staff has worked some steel fullies into their reviews, the results have always been interesting. Wish we could get a lil PB bonus series where you get your resident hot shoe to shred them on an Enduro stage á la Grim Donut testing...without pissing off your big bike sponsors. Any wacky brand. More bike porn for everyone. Not to say I don't appreciate 3 of y'all busting your asses on the all-encompassing reviews. Is there enough insurance for that?
GorgesIthacan remymetailler's article
Nov 16, 2022 at 10:36Nov 16, 2022
Video: Remy Metailler & Sam Pilgrim Shred DH Trails in Switzerland
@Been-Jamin: Downhill Dumpy