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MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 17, 2017 at 18:44
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Graphic Content: Brendan Fairclough Out Of Red Bull Rampage, R-Dog In
I thought "GRAPHIC" meant there was a graphical visual aid and I was like "huh, how would a graphic help portray thi..." (barfs in mouth a little bit) That is a nasty gash right there.
MasterSlater mikelevy's article
Oct 13, 2017 at 12:20
Oct 13, 2017
Poll - How Clean is EWS Racing?
It's not technically "cheating" until it's officially not allowed. Only to be declared and enforced via testing. So until the framework exists to declare it cheating and discover who is and isn't cheating, then it's all but guaranteed that some are using PEDs. I personally don't like the notion, but you can't rightly accuse, criticize or blame anyone until that framework exists. Is it ok? Ethically perhaps not, but technically it's not "wrong" until the requirements deem it to be. I support testing, but until it exists, winning trumps doing "the right thing", and no one can blame people for operating within the existing parameters.
MasterSlater mikelevy's article
Oct 2, 2017 at 16:28
Oct 2, 2017
Clementz's Custom Cannondale EWS Bike - Finale Ligure EWS 2017
"Relatively large pressure difference"? Doesn't everyone run a difference of 4-6 psi between front and rear tires?
MasterSlater RichardCunningham's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 12:18
Sep 21, 2017
Fox Racing's Impressive All-Weather Collection
yeah... this stuff had better be bombproof to command these kinds of prices. Also, I hope they've really focused on fit this time around. I've always had trouble with Fox stuff not fitting very well and generally feeling cheap and sloppy. Race Face, Yeti, Specialized... all these brands msrp their stuff right around where fox does but they offer far superior performance and quality. It is nice to see some Fox stuff that won't make me look like a 14 yr old park rat.
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 15:04
Sep 14, 2017
The Dome Launches
@onemanarmy: you're totally correct! It's perhaps a little too much to expect helmet companies to do something like this voluntarily, and would almost certainly only happen if there were some kind of legislation involved. More info is always better, and Bell is definitely contributing to that. But I personally would love to know if a Smith Forefront MIPS performs better than a Bell Super MIPS, if at all, and in what way.
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 12:08
Sep 14, 2017
The Dome Launches
@onemanarmy: I think you're probably right regarding Kali and their helmets. I guess my point is when you go to look at a car, you can see how many "stars" it gets in certain accident scenarios. SUV's score high in a lot of tests because they are heavy, but they score low in Rollover accidents. Subarus (excellent cars btw) score high all around BUT the Impreza scores higher in rollovers than the Crosstrek does. You could argue well, duh, of course it does because the crosstrek has a higher center of gravity. But without those ratings readily available, consumers cannot be relied upon to suss this out for themselves. Thus, with this industry wide standard of comparison, consumers can judge what is best for them. See what I'm getting at? No such thing currently exists for helmets at the moment. And I think that's a serious shortfall on the part of helmet makers.
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 13, 2017 at 18:04
Sep 13, 2017
The Dome Launches
@onemanarmy: I'm sure Kali makes excellent helmets. And their crash replacement program is admirable indeed. But "just fine" isn't good enough. Cars are tested with a uniform set of crash test standards. So the consumer can choose which one is "just fine" for themselves. Helmet companies can and absolutely should be working towards setting up a system where consumers can choose the same way. If you don't pay attention to safety rankings when you buy a car that's fine, it's your choice. But at least that information is there for all to see. Marketing and hype is not enough to go on when it comes to your brain. And we're all the worse for it because we don't have all the information.
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 13, 2017 at 16:36
Sep 13, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
As much as I'd like to believe that the editorial staff and the bean counters at Pinkbike are going to take a principled stand on eBikes, it's NOT gonna happen. These guys have families to feed and bills to pay, and work in an industry that pays people a modest income to work in a field they love. Never mind that this field of work could be eradicated here in the states by emtbs. This is not a hill any of them are gonna die on. They'll make it look like they're concerned and deliberate in their coverage of emtbs. But that lip service will be about the extent of it. These guys aren't gonna miss their mortgage payment because the bike makers have gotten too greedy. And yes, no matter how you slice it, emtbs exist PURELY for profit's sake. "But the sport needs to grow!" "But doesn't EVERYONE deserve to be able to bike in the mountains?" "But they're coming whether you like it or not so SHTFU and sit down!" But my butt! And here go the bike manufacturers following each other like lemmings into the sea. All the while throwing their idiot hands up in the air tittering "well, everyone else is gonna get rich murdering mountain biking, why shouldn't we?!" Emtbs are f***ing stupid, end of discussion. EDIT: and another thing! You've got long time PB users begging you to stop this nonsense. It's not like it's one troll complaining, it's the overwhelming majority of PASSIONATE mountain bikers that visit this site! What do you think pink bike will look like when all of us find somewhere else to get the Real Fix, do you think all those fat lazy weekend warriors are going to keep you guys afloat once they get tired of their emtb? I guess we'll find out...
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 12, 2017 at 11:15
Sep 12, 2017
The Dome Launches
Yeah it kinda reeks of "hey, we have your best interests at heart and of course we'll be posting standardized comparisons between other manufacturer's helme... errrr... wait, no, we won't be doing that at all actually." More information is always good, but only when it's non-biased. So this just seems like more marketing.
MasterSlater pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 8, 2017 at 14:48
Sep 8, 2017
Nicholi Rogatkin Lands 1080 Twister on a DH Bike at Nine Knights
@chyu: He's gonna need a MUCH bigger ramp than they had at District if he's gonna even come close, a DH bike's gotta be what... at least 15lbs heavier than a slope style bike?
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