Mikevdv RichardCunningham's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 16:04Feb 8, 2018
Opinion: Does Downhill Have Nowhere Else to Go?
I've been away from this sport for the last 20 years. Back when we'd race downhill on saturday and then cross country on sunday at the same location and you had a fair shot at winning both. ....The progression since then is absolutely breathtaking DH mountain biking has become so much more legit than any other sport I've seen..... The berms and flow of BMX the tricks and amplitude sometime surpassing FMX. and SUPER nasty rocky technical trails that used to be impossible to ride.. This shit got LEGIT! The fact that RC is comparing this sport to downhill skiing means like the bikes of 20 years ago....He's totally lost his relevance.
Mikevdv briceshirbach's article
Jan 5, 2018 at 7:12Jan 5, 2018
Inside Kenda Tires' American Technical Center
I remember about 20 years ago I trained with nothing but Kenda tires....they had this shameless imitation of a panaracer smoke. It had tons of traction, and tons of rubber everywhere else on the tire big thick heavy wire bead. hard to pinch flat them hard to puncture them and in 5 years of riding nothing but rocks and nastiness never cut a sidewall... weighed 1kg a piece. And cost $10 each. weight and rolling resistance for DAYS These were my training tires when I was burning out a set of tires a month. The bike felt like a rocket when putting on some proper tires for race day.... In my opinion THESE were the best tires ever made. I feel they are losing their way.