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Mikevdv RichardCunningham's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 5:52
Oct 12, 2018
Opinion: Why Have Bike Makers Ignored this Grassroots Fix?
I find the wrap looks pretty crappy especially compared to new paint. looses all the deep wet shine. and a good application is rare. Yeah it'll make the bike look better in 2 years and help with resale but it's like one of those black car bra's You make YOUR bike look crappier in order for someone ELSE to enjoy It only really protects against small scratches but a buffing wheel and polishing compound can get rid of 99% of these I've done chainstays or next cranks where I have a lot of heel rub but otherwise I'll polish out my little trail mistakes.
Mikevdv theaudinines's article
Sep 13, 2018 at 10:00
Sep 13, 2018
Mikevdv foxfactory's article
Aug 29, 2018 at 14:24
Aug 29, 2018
FOX Introduces Live Valve Suspension Technology
Looks an awful lot like the K2/noleen/proflex "smart shock" of the late 90's
Mikevdv mikelevy's article
Jul 28, 2018 at 4:41
Jul 28, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: What's the Most You'd Spend on a Mountain Bike?
Get a Japanese washlet Heated vented and gently cleanses with a spray of warm water... Your anus will feel like it entered the league of gentlemen.... snicker>
Mikevdv mikelevy's article
Jul 28, 2018 at 4:26
Jul 28, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: What's the Most You'd Spend on a Mountain Bike?
Have been into mountain biking as a shaped who I am as a person I had the following conversation with myself on a bike in grade 8 when I was trying to destress I need to do good in school.....why? So I can get into a good university...why? So I can. Get a good job...why? So I can make good money....why? So I can buy cool shit...why? So I can can do fun shit!.....why? Cuz it’s awesome....Why? Stop asking questions were at the trail....shits about to get awesome Fast forward a few years with that mission accomplished and I blow cash on bikes like Charlie sheen on blow and hookers I have a hard time justifying many other purchases as it gets related back to this as much fun as bike a trip to.....x?
Mikevdv mattwragg's article
May 6, 2018 at 17:18
May 6, 2018
Feature Story: A Life Shattered by Brain Injury - Lorraine Truong
I remember 20 years ago. We were were pre riding a cross country course back when they would run Dh on the Saturday . We were waiting for a chance to cross the dh course when the rider ate it super hard in front of us. his bike went flying, he got up fast went for his bike but couldnt even walk and was falling all over the place I watched my coach grab this monster of a guy bear hug and gently held him down....telling him he’s done....the guy was screaming “lM IN A RACE....I NEED MY BIKE” And resisting...crashed rider was a big guy.... took strength and courage but He just held him there and we got the paramedics and fetched his bike....never heard what happened which is likely a good thing...the guy was super angry....but it felt like the right thing then....know it was now.
Mikevdv pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 30, 2018 at 5:35
Mar 30, 2018
Tech Talks: Tools for a Trip, Presented by Park Tool - Video
I worked as a bike mechanic for 5 years and didn't need half of those tools
Mikevdv pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 20, 2018 at 15:15
Mar 20, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: My Kid Keeps Crashing, & Tire Tips for Moab
Regarding the crashing kid. When racing XC when I get heavy into the redzone my technical skills fall to pieces and I start bouncing off trees and crashing when things get technical. Stuff I could easily ride if I wasn't sucking wind so hard it feels like I'm drowning..... If he's pushing too hard in the pedaling zones trying to go fast during a race, he might be blowing up. Consider fitness angle as well as relaxation
Mikevdv RichardCunningham's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 16:04
Feb 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 7:12
Jan 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.
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