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MuddyBrit RockShox's article
Nov 7, 2023 at 13:09
Nov 7, 2023
Must Watch: Kade Edwards Goes Bonkers in 'Lyrics 003'
"the English punk rock that influenced his style and attitude growing up" - that took me way back to the days of my big angry brother listening to punk in the late 70's, and then I felt kinda old when I realized that Arctic Monkeys are the equivalent for young Kade! Love this edit. There is something so compelling about watching an expert rider riding trails that I know I could ride - there's no comparison between how I would do it compared how they can do it, but there is at least a faint line connecting us both! I'll happily watch and appreciate a 120ft canyon gap flip, but that's other-worldly for me, I don't feel so directly connected to it, like I do with this kind of edit.
MuddyBrit dariodigiulio's article
Aug 28, 2023 at 9:40
Aug 28, 2023
Bike Check: Viral Optimist 160
I know this is all about the bike (which is beautiful and awesome), but this is the first time I've ever seen "Tacky Chan" tyres and I really want them (and unlike the bike itself, there's a chance I could afford to buy them)
MuddyBrit edspratt's article
Aug 9, 2023 at 14:17
Aug 9, 2023
Results: eMTB XC - Glentress XC World Champs 2023
Well, I guess it's only a matter of time before we see e-slopestyle, e-Downhill, and e-Rampage!
MuddyBrit pinkbikeoriginals's article
Aug 7, 2023 at 13:16
Aug 7, 2023
Video: This Corner Changed Everything | Story of the Race with Ben Cathro
I thought the section in the trees that featured in Ben's "inside the tape" video took out more of the male riders (I didn't get to see any of the women's race since it was so early). Anyway, nice video Ben, as always! I'm really happy for Charlie, but I have to admit I didn't find the race all that exciting overall. My idea of "exciting race" correlates pretty strongly to having the podium placings change a lot over the last 20 riders. It was a bit anticlimactic to see quite a few riders get green on early splits and then crash. Still, that's how it goes sometimes, eh? Still, don't want that to take anything away from Charlie, who put it all together in a way no other rider was able to, and deserved the win!
MuddyBrit dariodigiulio's article
Jul 13, 2023 at 15:47
Jul 13, 2023
Value Field Test: Vitus Mythique 29 AMP
@RadBartTaylor: You're only including the $1k trade-up each year, but not the initial ~$2500 you paid upfront to buy the first bike. Anyway, pedantics aside, I have zero proof that my approach is going to work out for me yet, so I guess I'll have to get back to you in 3-4 years on that!
MuddyBrit dariodigiulio's article
Jul 13, 2023 at 12:20
Jul 13, 2023
Value Field Test: Vitus Mythique 29 AMP
By that logic, over 5 years you'd spend $7500 just to ride an average bike (I'm calling a $2500 bike "average" in this context), doesn't seem that great of a deal to me. Especially when you consider the risk of switching bikes, e.g., you might start with a bike with perfect geo for you, but the next year's model just don't feel right. I'd say it's better to buy that value bike and keep it for ~5 years while selectively upgrading components as deals come up. I bought a Polygon Siskiu T8 a couple years ago, and recently got a nice deal on upgrading the weakest components (brakes). I would consider better fork and/or shock later. This logic is based on the assumption that you are starting out with good geo and a frame that'll last well.
MuddyBrit edspratt's article
Jun 17, 2023 at 16:09
Jun 17, 2023
[UPDATED] Elite Finals Results & Overall Standings from the Leogang DH World Cup 2023
Wish I could upvote this enough times to push it to the top of the list! Enough has been said about the broadcasting let’s talk about the race! It’s been a really exciting start to the season. Great stories for the elite winners this weekend and last
MuddyBrit PROPAIN-Bicycles's article
Jun 15, 2023 at 14:29
Jun 15, 2023
Must Watch: Clemens Kaudela Hits Ridiculous Jumps & Drops in 'The Minister'
Loved this! My only tiny regret is that I didn't read the article to get more backstory before watching the video ... ho hum, I guess I'll just have to watch the video again!
MuddyBrit edspratt's article
Jun 13, 2023 at 21:36
Jun 13, 2023
Pinkbike Primer: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the Leogang DH World Cup 2023
Rough schedule for us in the Pacific time zone. Still excited for round 2 though!
MuddyBrit edspratt's article
Jun 10, 2023 at 9:37
Jun 10, 2023
[UPDATED] Elite Finals Results & Overall Standings from the Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2023
Sad I missed Rachel's win (waaaay too early over here on the west coast of the USA), but the climax to the men's final was awesome! Unbelievable to see Jordan win. I thought the coverage was fine for a first go. The only thing that puzzled me was not showing the full runs. I thought that was THE big plus proposed by the new broadcasters, and also thought that was the trade-off for having to also ride a semi-final. Did I just misunderstand the plan? Or was there a more recent announcement that they weren't showing full runs after all? I didn't see anything other than finals, so I can't compare to what was shown for semi-finals.
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