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Moto4fun mikekazimer's article
Sep 1, 2016 at 11:11
Sep 1, 2016
Yeti SB5+ First Look - Eurobike 2016
You guys all sound like my two year say a whole lot of stuff about nothing!
Moto4fun RichardCunningham's article
Aug 26, 2016 at 10:30
Aug 26, 2016
Moto4fun RichardCunningham's article
Aug 8, 2016 at 11:47
Aug 8, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: How Many Crashes Before You Replace Your Helmet?
One could make a good argument for owning a very plain single colored, clean helmet for the purpose of damage inspection. I fall on just about every other ride. I wouldn't be able to afford the sport if I changed helmets after every crash. I can see how difficult it may be to thoroughly inspect a helmet that has complex graphics or even unpainted carbon. Particularly if you let it get scratched up in the back of your truck/gear bag. I have a solid grey TLD and it is a bit dirty and scuffed up now, but I used to be able to tell if my fall caused my head to make any contact with the ground.
Moto4fun paulaston's article
Jul 30, 2016 at 7:01
Jul 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Flat or Clipless Pedals, What do you Ride?
@Rdot84: Look, I ride both, so I am not some clipless advocate that doesn't understand the techniques and freedom provided by flat pedals. But they do add control surfaces that allow you to impart forces on your bike that flat pedals do not allow. I fully agree that there is a proper technique for launching an air and when executed, does not require the control surfaces provided by clipless pedals; just like various other ski, snow, skate type sports where you should not be imparting lateral or vertical forces on the binding system. But there are scenarios where using the up and side surfaces affords you control capabilites not available on flats, and flats would require a "work around". In essence, there are different techniques to executing similar movements depending on the type of machine you are on. What is proper for one, may not be proper for another. You wouldnt say the techniques used by a person riding a DH bike through a rock garden are improper compared to how someone would do it on a hardtail. They are just different machines with different capabilities and thus require different techniques to maximize their effectiveness. Thats all that i am saying.
Moto4fun pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 29, 2016 at 20:25
Jul 29, 2016
Tech Talks: Tubeless Conversion, Presented by Park Tool - Video
@husstler: exactly! This point is not covered very well in most videos or walk through articles. WTB recommends 30mm tape for their i25 wheels. Good luck finding that locally. And when you don't, the kid at the shop will try to convince you of the different ways narrower tape will work. I used e13 and it went sideways in a strange way. I won't blame the tape, but just want to reinforce the point that the taping procedure is often more complicated than what is blown through in the videos.
Moto4fun paulaston's article
Jul 29, 2016 at 17:13
Jul 29, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Flat or Clipless Pedals, What do you Ride?
@Rdot84: I hear this sentiment often, implying that the technique used to say hop over a stick with flat pedals is "proper" while just tugging upward with your clipless is inferior. I don't believe in that. Im sure all flat guys will disagree. But I don't have to do any rocking back, heels down spring up and forward, absorb the bike upward to bunny-hop over small obstacles. While that technique can still be beneficial with clipless pedals, if it isn't required, then it wouldn't be less proper to use the control surface provided for the direction you are trying to move the bike. I once strapped an intertube around my skateboard and shredded around my neighborhood. I was hopping up and down, over things, on to things, etc. No it wasn't a proper Ollie, but being strapped on, allowed me to do things I wouldn't have been able to do otherwise, even with "proper technique".
Moto4fun leggett's video
Jul 29, 2016 at 6:50
Jul 29, 2016
How did that happen? Did you hit the front brakes during the landing?

Moto4fun paulaston's article
Jul 29, 2016 at 6:44
Jul 29, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Flat or Clipless Pedals, What do you Ride?
While Vans and DC don't make MTB shoes, they do make shoes for riding bikes and skateboards; and people wear them while riding a mountain bike because they work. Therefore they cannot be ignored. I rode Vans for a few years and thought they worked great. I have enjoyed both flats (for playful days) and clipless for longer rides. They both have their merits, and i generally agree that flats can make you a better rider when you are clipped in. I do not agree however that clipless make you lazy or lead to poor technique. Clipless adds different control surfaces. Using upward and sideways forces to control the bike is an advantage of being locked in and alllows you to do things that you wouldnt be able to do otherwise.
Moto4fun pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 28, 2016 at 11:17
Jul 28, 2016
Tech Talks: Tubeless Conversion, Presented by Park Tool - Video
Another good video that seems to miss one of the greatest challenges that I have had...applying the tape. I have used the clear Gorilla Tape, I have used E-13, and now Stans, and the challenges always present themselves. All these videos show a guy simply pulling tape off of a roll and placing it on the rim. It's never that easy. Keeping the tape centered while adhering it to the center channel of the rim is a pain. The width of the tape doesn't seem to addressed very clearly either. Finally, they don't show how to properly ensure that the tape is fully sealed to the rim. I have had tape migrate from side to side, I have had tires pull the tape off when it is unseated, and I have had tape rupture from expansion into the spoke hole. A few more details would be helpful, otherwise a nicely filmed basic tubeless video!
Moto4fun LadLife's article
Jul 21, 2016 at 8:35
Jul 21, 2016
50 to 01: The Lads hit up La Thuile - Video
Yes he is...No he's not...yeah huh....nuh uh...
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