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MB3 henryquinney's article
Feb 2, 2024 at 7:07
Feb 2, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Our Teenage Fantasy Bikes That We Dreamed of Owning
Anything in titanium was the dream back when I was first getting into mountain biking in the early 90s. Litespeed and Merlins were lusted after like Ferraris and Lambos, whereas many other brands would reserve ti for their top end crown jewel bikes. That being said, brightly painted aluminum Kleins were guaranteed to turn heads at the trail. Gorgeous bikes. I got pretty close to my own dream bike by buying a Cannondale F700, back when the Volvo-Cannondale team was huge. Although it was specced with only mid tier parts, at least it had the exact same frame as what Alison Sydor was riding at the time. For a young kid who used to cut out pages from all his Mountain Bike Action magazines and post them all over his apartment, that bike made me feel fast.
MB3 henryquinney's article
Feb 2, 2024 at 6:59
Feb 2, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Our Teenage Fantasy Bikes That We Dreamed of Owning
I have fond memories of mountain biking around southern Vancouver Island in the early nineties, when it seemed everyone was riding Konas, Brodies, Rocky Mountains, Norcos, etc. And then there was me, on a lugged steel frame Japanese made Bridgestone…
MB3 henryquinney's article
Jan 9, 2024 at 22:51
Jan 9, 2024
Reviewed: 6 of the Best Lightweight Elbow Pads for 2024
If they made those today, but with D30 padding instead, I’d buy them in a heartbeat. I love my Roach armour.
MB3 henryquinney's article
Jan 9, 2024 at 22:48
Jan 9, 2024
Reviewed: 6 of the Best Lightweight Elbow Pads for 2024
I still have the set I bought nearly 3 decades ago.
MB3 henryquinney's article
Jan 9, 2024 at 22:46
Jan 9, 2024
Reviewed: 6 of the Best Lightweight Elbow Pads for 2024
@woofer2609: I still have a set of Roach pads I bought in the mid nineties. Saved my elbows and forearms during a few spills, and other than some fraying near the pull straps, are still in reasonably good shape. My teenage son now wears them, although I just bought a set of those G-forms for him to try out.
MB3 jessiemaymorgan's article
Jan 9, 2024 at 17:32
Jan 9, 2024
18 Bikes That Could Be Updated in 2024
I picked up a Core 3 Izzo recently, and am loving it. That being said, I do wish the shock mount didn’t catch mud and dirt like a cup, that it had in frame storage, better bb and downtube protection, and somehow kept the remote lockouts from earlier years.
MB3 mikekazimer's article
Oct 30, 2023 at 20:10
Oct 30, 2023
PNW Components Releases New Loam Carbon Handlebar
Ever since I broke my bike bucked me off and I broke my wrist in the fall, I found that “normal” amounts of backsweep on handlebars (around 8 degrees) cause me a fair amount of pain while riding. I swapped out my stock handlebar for the aluminum PNW bar with the 10 degree backsweep and that bit extra angle made a dramatic difference for me. Had there been a carbon version at the time I made the switch, I probably would have picked that one up instead (although I admit the price on the alloy version was very reasonable). Everyone’s body is slightly different, so I guess it stands to reason that we might all prefer different setups. I just went from one set of preferences to another after the doctors upgraded my wrist with titanium bits.
MB3 mikekazimer's article
Oct 30, 2023 at 19:48
Oct 30, 2023
PNW Components Releases New Loam Carbon Handlebar
Ever since I broke my wrist, for some reason I find a bit more backsweep to be more comfortable. Standard 8 degree bars really kill my repaired wrist and shoulder after only a short time on the bike. Different strokes for different folks, I guess, but I love my aluminum PNW bar.
MB3 dariodigiulio's article
Jul 13, 2023 at 18:23
Jul 13, 2023
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What Pinkbike's Editors Actually Carry on Rides
@iammarkstewart: you’d be surprised at how many people with anaphylactic allergies DON’T carry epinephrine with them, or carry expired ones (most are good for only a year). Especially in some place like the US, where the price for them is much, much higher than in Canada or other countries. Bill Hader, the actor and ex-SNL comedian, described one instance where he was offered a homemade snack. “Does it have peanuts?” he asked. “No” was the reply. Upon taking a bite, he immediately knew something was wrong. The other person couldn’t believe Hader’s reaction. “It doesn’t even have peanuts in it. Just peanut butter!” Upon attending the hospital, the doctor berated Hader for not carrying an epipen, calling him, “A dumbass”.
MB3 dariodigiulio's article
Jul 13, 2023 at 6:39
Jul 13, 2023
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What Pinkbike's Editors Actually Carry on Rides
Major props to Matt for carrying an epipen! Although have you seen the Allerject? I find them much easier to pack due to their tiny form factor.
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