Ketzal mdelorme's article
Sep 5, 2019 at 22:19Sep 5, 2019
Course Preview: Crisp and Clean - Snowshoe XC World Cup 2019
Great... they go through all the trouble of bringing hundreds of people from the other side of the world. So they can ride around a meadow. How daft are the UCI MTB organizers? Riding on taped grass sections is miles from a modern XC course. The new cut sections look great. Why not insist on less boring grass sections from the very beginning? I'm sure there are many reasons, but at this stage I just don't care. If the venue can't provide a high level XC track, why on Earth are they hosting an event? Please UCI do a better job. If you're local bike park had grass meadows for an XC track they'd be out of business.
Ketzal sarahmoore's article
Aug 27, 2019 at 21:26Aug 27, 2019
[Updated] How to Watch the 2019 Mountain Bike World Champs
It's actually showing up on Red Bull TV in NZ. Maybe something has changed?
Ketzal mdelorme's article
Aug 4, 2019 at 22:51Aug 4, 2019
Photo Epic: Turning Tides - Val di Sole World Cup XC 2019
Stunning photos, as per usual. Sadly, it seems most modern MTBrs are more interested in equipment than top level competition. There's normally more comments on a random fork article. This seems crazy to me. The women's race was incredible. It's MTB racing, it's free to air, and it's freaking competitive. I guess it's the anti XC narrative that keeps getting banded around. When I began riding it was just called MTB riding. How we've ended up calling a ride or trail 'XC" because it has 1 foot of elevation gain is beyond me. I genuinely wonder, what is actual definition of Mountain Biking? Apart from just riding on a MTB. Obviously, riding in a supermarket is not mountain biking...so what is?
Ketzal andy9's article
May 26, 2019 at 4:01May 26, 2019
Who Has the Best Espresso in the Pits? - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2019
Great fun and XC coffee sorry, but how bout an actual bike check of the top 10 XC rigs. INCLUDING WEIGHTS....
Ketzal jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 27, 2018 at 8:07Nov 27, 2018
Downhill's Decision Makers on the Future of World Cup Racing
Hey Pink Bike, any chance you could do the same article on World Cup XC? I'd love to know where the sport is heading. If I recall correctly Red Bull said that the XC races surpassed DH in overall viewership in 2018.
Ketzal mikelevy's article
Oct 25, 2018 at 16:06Oct 25, 2018
First Look: Trust Performance's $2,700 Carbon Fiber Linkage Fork
Mike, I love your work, but could you possibly sound anymore jaded in a single article? Yes, the price is madness, but kudos to these gents for trying to actually innovate. By the way, who decided that a telescopic fork was supposedly attractive? By the way, the 250 hours service interval is freaking amazing. The idiotic 50 hour service interval Fox and others deliver needs to die a rapid death. This gives me hope for the future. An expensive future...
Ketzal nr22's article
Sep 18, 2018 at 14:34Sep 18, 2018
First Ride: Specialized's New Turbo Levo FSR
I'd guess that many of the commentors here have not ridden an ebike. I'm a very dedicated MTBr. I race cross country many times a year. I sometimes actually win said races. So I clearly have no issues pedaling. I love the fitness and health benefits I gain from riding. I just love riding in general. I was quite dark on eMTBs for a multitude of reasons. That was until I rode one. It took me approximately one minute to understand a very simple fact. They are immense fun. For any normal human with normal fitness, they are drastically more fun. Every test ride I've had on a Levo or Kenevo has been a freaking riot. Make no mistake, ebikes will totally replace standard MTBs in the very near future. This isn't a wild guess, it's an absolute certainty. I feel the best example is snowboarding. If you had to walk up the mountain every time, the sport wouldn't exist. An eMTB is kinda like a chair lift. It removes virtually all the suffering of climbing. Normal folk who just want the fun without the effort... that's basically the entire human population, will never ride a regular MTB. They'll wonder how and why we did the sport on standard bikes. Is this a good thing? Will it make everbody lazy and fat? Everybody is lazy and fat. Nothing changes. I don't own an ebike as I really enjoy the training etc, however, what's certain is, I will own one in the future, and so will 99.99999% of other riders. Which is every single MTB rider in the world, NOT commenting in the comments section of Pinkbike.
Ketzal pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 15, 2018 at 1:39Jul 15, 2018
Video: XC Course Preview - Vallnord World Cup 2018
Agreed, get Cathro onto a tech breakdown of the best sections during training.
Ketzal davidarthur's article
Jul 2, 2018 at 15:27Jul 2, 2018
Review: Intense Sniper XC Elite
A billion percent this....please for the love of God get a racer to race a race bike! Seems logical for a review...