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Metacomet pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 19, 2019 at 11:14
Mar 19, 2019
Now Finished: Ask Me Anything with Greg Minnaar
Is there a particular skill set you wish you had spent more time developing throughout your career or as a young rider? Either DH focused, or even a different sort of discipline such as; trials/BMX/dirt jump/slopestyle etc. Wishing you all the best this season Greg!
Metacomet paulaston's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 4:52
Mar 8, 2019
Review: Newmen Evolution A.30 Wheels
And less splinters! Saving endangered thumbs all around the world.
Metacomet paulaston's article
Mar 7, 2019 at 10:06
Mar 7, 2019
Review: Newmen Evolution A.30 Wheels
Come on man, that's totally Chris Kings fault!
Metacomet danielsapp's article
Jan 30, 2019 at 8:45
Jan 30, 2019
7 of the Best Mountain Bike Lights Ridden & Rated
@Konyp: $1000 is a rip off yeah. I also think most of that cost is in all the other built in features like bluetooth and the app to control the light with your phone and customize settings. I don't see those features as a value add personally. Regardless, those $20-$50 lights are built to the absolute lowest possible standard. The battery cells are one thing, but what about the assembly and wiring and soldering? Maybe its because I had a cheap battery burst into flames in my hands and almost set my house on fire? Maybe because the cheap batteries rapidly lost their ability to hold a charge and it was always a guessing game as to how long they would last in the woods? Maybe because the wiring would come loose inside the light housing and the light would shut off in the middle of a descent? I really think there are much better options built in the US for a fair amount of money. I think guys like strike the right balance of cost for quality and reliability, and are actually made domestically in NH. Call me crazy, but I don't think $250-$300 is too much to spend for what is probably the most important piece of gear I own when safety and absolute reliability is concerned.
Metacomet danielsapp's article
Jan 30, 2019 at 8:04
Jan 30, 2019
7 of the Best Mountain Bike Lights Ridden & Rated
Not all of them, no. Some are overpriced for sure. And some are doing things very differently and are made to very high standards and will last you for years and years nowadays. I thinks its actually a good time to invest in a good light, as the LED's and especially the batteries are not taking HUGE leaps ahead every year like they were 10 years ago. If you spend $250 on a good light today, its still going to be an extremely good light in 5 years. And a lot of smaller manufacturers have upgrade programs that make it a lot more affordable when the time comes if you want to get a new light.
Metacomet danielsapp's article
Jan 30, 2019 at 7:55
Jan 30, 2019
7 of the Best Mountain Bike Lights Ridden & Rated
And the batteries are crap. Complete hazardous, unregulated, untested, set your house or hand on fire CRAP. There is a reason the replacement batteries from a good light company are so expensive. The batteries are where most of the cost is in a nice light. Those $20 amazon lights are so cheap because the batteries are horrific, unreliable, completely unsafe, and rapidly lose their ability to hold a charge. It honestly boggles my mind a little bit how much people are willing to rely on those shit lights to save a couple bucks up front. Even if its $200 up front, its REALLY not worth it. You head out at night and most likely in the winter and bomb down trails at speed, and your sole light source that you are depending on, quite literally with your life, is a Chinastar special made by kids with small hands and shipped from the other side of the planet, that somehow manages to land on your front porch for $20 and promises 3000 lumens. Don't worry, you'll notice the real world benefit that your $160 carbon bars and $500 carbon cranks to save 100 grams are providing you a lot more than the benefit from a quality light with a nice beam pattern and that also wont kill you or set your house on fire. I completely understand the logic.
Metacomet mikekazimer's article
Jan 3, 2019 at 18:20
Jan 3, 2019
Metacomet brianpark's article
Dec 25, 2018 at 16:12
Dec 25, 2018
Field Test: 12 Bikes Hucked to Flat in Gratuitous Slow Motion
Agreed. I think it’s the frame itself. You can actually see his hands oscillating back and forth quite a bit as well, and the movement is hinging from the bottom of the headtube.
Metacomet danielsapp's article
Dec 18, 2018 at 8:10
Dec 18, 2018
Ridden & Rated: 12 Jackets for Wet Weather Riding
Agreed. Loved the chart at the bottom. Only thing I wish was included in the chart was a breathability rating, and maybe a perceived waterproofness rating. I think this would give a very complete and fair picture of each product, and where their respective strengths are.
Metacomet molowko's article
Aug 6, 2018 at 8:22
Aug 6, 2018
Video: Shralping & Sending Downhill on Orange's Cyclocross Racer
I might be interested in cyclocross if this is what the courses looked like.
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