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Kainerm edspratt's article
Jul 2, 2020 at 23:09
Jul 2, 2020
Kainerm edspratt's article
Jul 2, 2020 at 13:10
Jul 2, 2020
Bike Check: Leigh Johnson's Pole Taival Steel Hardtail
@usedbikestuff: what exactly about my statement is wrong? Hardtails are much, much faster uphill, absolutely no denying that. And they aren't as fast downhill. And they are more fun - but fun is no metric in racing. Which one of these statements is false? I took both bikes my (170mm Enduro and 160mm Hardtail) for a long park weekend recently. I rode the HT for two out of three of those days, because it's just much more fun. Clearly, you don't know the capabilities of a good "progressive" hardtail, likely because you've never ridden one. Give it a try if you can - you'll be very surprised.
Kainerm edspratt's article
Jul 1, 2020 at 23:23
Jul 1, 2020
Bike Check: Leigh Johnson's Pole Taival Steel Hardtail
@usedbikestuff: most top athletes in which discipline? Climbing is way more efficient on a Hardtail. Descending in rough conditions is way harder on a Hardtail. But it's also much more fun - which does not count in racing. ALL of my riding buddies are super critical about the HT - and every single one who has tried it is blown away by how capable and fun it is.
Kainerm edspratt's article
Jul 1, 2020 at 9:01
Jul 1, 2020
Bike Check: Leigh Johnson's Pole Taival Steel Hardtail
Oh man, try pedaling a HT and a full Sus for a while and you'll know that there is a massive distance. I pedal about 10 miles to my local trails, and riding my "progressive" Hardtail is just so much less straining...
Kainerm jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 10, 2020 at 23:59
Jun 10, 2020
Independent Lab Test Finds Airbag Helmet is Safest
The problem is that the airbag is very soft. This gives good numbers in the test, but it also limits it's protection against hard impacts. There is a good reason why bike helmets are so stiff - if they were any softer, they would fail to protect in hard crashes. There is a trade-off between a comfortable slow impact, and a safe hard impact. Also, the airbag design completely fails against anything but a smooth surface. Any pointy objects will go straight through the air cushion, and then you suddenly don't have any protection at all. A foam with plastic liner outside can distribute point loads much better.
Kainerm dan-roberts's article
Jun 9, 2020 at 14:05
Jun 9, 2020
Specialized Launches Mixed Wheel Size Demo
@bigtim: And then P on it.
Kainerm dan-roberts's article
Jun 9, 2020 at 14:04
Jun 9, 2020
Specialized Launches Mixed Wheel Size Demo
The ICB from the German MTB-News.de community had swappable dropouts for wheel size, and a flip chip for travel changes as well as BB height (seperately). Didn't really catch on, though - the next iteration was a fixed geometry, single pivot 27.5" bike...
Kainerm mikekazimer's article
May 30, 2020 at 14:07
May 30, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: What's the Farthest You've Ever Ridden in 24 Hours?
@snomaster: Ha, yeah, I had the same hope. That dream of "maybe it just popped out" de-materialized rather quickly when I faded as my buddy tried to pop it back in. Though, mine was only split in three parts.
Kainerm mikekazimer's article
May 30, 2020 at 0:38
May 30, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: What's the Farthest You've Ever Ridden in 24 Hours?
@philmtb99: eh, it is fine as long as you stay within one unit and dimension. If you start going to squares and cubes, inches are quite bad. 1m² = 10000cm², 1cm³ = 1mL. 1sq.ft. = 144sq.ft., 1cu.ft = 1728cu.in. nice. The inch standard system works better with rationals, and that is about it. And don't get me started with ounces, barrels, gauge, and all that other BS, where the unit depends on what is being measured...
Kainerm mikekazimer's article
May 29, 2020 at 23:12
May 29, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: What's the Farthest You've Ever Ridden in 24 Hours?
@fullfacemike: that is German. We use the point to denominate thousands, and a comma for the decimal place.
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