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Jprestidge edspratt's article
Nov 23, 2021 at 3:48
Nov 23, 2021
Porsche Acquires Majority Stake in Greyp eBikes
@Ozziefish: Means never justify any ends, because the means always end up becoming the ends, to paraphrase Huxley. JP
Jprestidge edspratt's article
Nov 22, 2021 at 14:17
Nov 22, 2021
Porsche Acquires Majority Stake in Greyp eBikes
@jaame: Funny how you can make fundamentally illiberal ideas (ban this, prohibit that, reduce the population, etc) appeal to liberals if you wrap them up in an eco context. Have a look at what you just wrote and ask yourself what major political movement of the 20th century it has most in common with. You may not like the answer. I find a lot of this kind of talk worrying - it has all the self righteous zeal of a religious movement, and little regard for nuance or the actual reality of the world. JP
Jprestidge edspratt's article
Oct 22, 2021 at 4:58
Oct 22, 2021
5 Things We Learned from Red Bull Rampage 2021
@LemonadeMoney: Absolutely! It felt like watching cheesy US sports pundits analysing a football game. Bring in Warner and a bit of banter. JP
Jprestidge mattbeer's article
Oct 12, 2021 at 14:43
Oct 12, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy - Adaptability Meets Affordability
Surprised no one has mentioned how ugly this bike is (as are all Specialized with the same frame design). That single sided support that joins the top and seat tubes is a hideous piece of design. I know that looks are bit that important for bikes, but this one is bad enough to make me not want it. JP
Jprestidge jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 2, 2021 at 11:21
Oct 2, 2021
Pro Stage Results from EWS Tweed Valley 2021
Yep - a time good enough for 2nd in the Elite field.
Aug 30, 2021 at 14:46
Aug 30, 2021
Jprestidge mattbeer's article
Aug 13, 2021 at 14:18
Aug 13, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Opt For Performance or Value From Your Tires?
Maxxgrip is much grippier on roots and when it’s wet. Doesn’t make so much difference in the dry, but there is still a difference. Rolling resistance is probably worse, but it may just be the extra weight of the tyre as Maxxgrip are rarely available in anything lighter than did. I run them (or ultra soft Magic Marys) front and rear as I don’t care how fast the bike is uphill, but I do care about grip when going downhill. I’m not sure why people run less grippy tyres tbh. JP
Jprestidge jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 27, 2021 at 10:07
Jul 27, 2021
Tom Pidcock: "I Didn't Feel Good but Everyone Just Told Me No One Will Feel Good"
@ksilvey10: The U.K. only functions at 15C with light rain; any colder/hotter/wetter/dryer and the country grinds to a halt/people die in the streets/the whole country floods/we run out of drinking water, respectively. JP
Jprestidge Chromagbikes's article
Jul 19, 2021 at 11:10
Jul 19, 2021
Video: Chromag Announces Full Suspension Kid's Bike - 'The Minor Threat'
@blackthorne: Not really true - full suspension makes it much easier for kids to ride proper trails - on smaller wheels a hard tail is really hard work on anything other than smooth blues. JP
Jprestidge Mandownmedia's article
Jul 14, 2021 at 14:24
Jul 14, 2021
10 Mullet DH Bikes from Round 1 British National Downhill Series
@oldmanjoe: Indeed. I rode a 29er at Fort William earlier this week (I normally ride a 27.5) and I just don’t think they work for riders any smaller than me on steep stuff (I’m 5’9). I know people will point out some random female DH or enduro riders who are on 29ers and win, but I still think they’d be quicker on a mullet.
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