Matt76

Been riding and racing mountain bikes for nearly 25 years. I say what i think on here. Avid hater of carbon fibre!

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Matt76 mikelevy's article
Mar 22, 2017 at 1:10
Mar 22, 2017
Production Privée's Steel Full-Suspension Bike Might Last Forever - Taipei Cycle Show
Nice to see that steel isn't dead. Fed up of seeing glorified plastic frames and bits everywhere so this is a breath of old school fresh air.
Matt76 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 26, 2017 at 10:17
Feb 26, 2017
Neck Braces - Should You Be Wearing One?
@vinay: Yeah I agree it's a confusing one.
Matt76 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 25, 2017 at 1:23
Feb 25, 2017
Neck Braces - Should You Be Wearing One?
I wore a neck brace for a while and found it a complete distraction while riding. This made me get rid of it as I actually found it more dangerous getting distracted by my brace than concentrating on where i was going. I've seen a few comments comparing it to a Hans device. Hans devices work in a completely different way and are in no way a distraction and are compulsory in the vast majority of FIA motorsports events. These are proven to actually work. Least neck braces aren't, we are only told that the work from the people who make them and the people in the comments. What a lot of people haven't thought of in terms of braces is what I call "jumping on the bandwagon". For example when dropper posts first came out every bike component manufacturer worth their salt made their own. This never happened with neck braces... Why is that? I have been told from a very good source that a major company who makes protective gear did their own research into neck braces and found that could cause more severe injury than they could prevent so they didn't want to put their name to their own product if that was the case. This lack of other manufacturers making them has always worried me.
Matt76 paulaston's article
Feb 17, 2017 at 8:43
Feb 17, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
@KeithReeder: I did back in the 90s lol
Matt76 paulaston's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 23:10
Feb 16, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
@PhillipJ: oh. That explains it then. Thanks. It's a shame that is the case. If it used a trigger shifter it would sell a lot better
Matt76 paulaston's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 11:26
Feb 16, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
Why do gearbox bikes use gripshift? I Iove the thought of a gearbox bike but I flipping hate gripshift!
Matt76 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 14:31
Feb 15, 2017
Rachel Atherton Wins Action Sportsperson of the Year
@makdthed: Hmm we will see what that future holds. I'm not actually convinced that the other women in her category have the desire and the drive to succeed like she has though. She can only carry on doing what she is doing but the other women need to massively up their game.
Matt76 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 7:55
Feb 15, 2017
Rachel Atherton Wins Action Sportsperson of the Year
@thedriftisreal: yes it is. No competition
Matt76 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 7:28
Feb 15, 2017
Rachel Atherton Wins Action Sportsperson of the Year
@Rucker10: Yes.... In your opinion
Matt76 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 0:23
Feb 15, 2017
Rachel Atherton Wins Action Sportsperson of the Year
Let's face it, she had no competition any more. I don't see the glory in that. Competition and being the best of the best is everything. I will look forward to the neg props and "you're a troll" "you're wrong" comments below.
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