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Nacholq mikekazimer's article
Nov 30, 2018 at 2:50
Nov 30, 2018
Field Test: Santa Cruz Bronson
@UtahBrent: this can only mean one thing; there is no clear advantage but tons of commercial interests. Nobody debates about disk brakes...
Nacholq paulaston's article
May 23, 2018 at 13:52
May 23, 2018
First Ride: Ghost Hybride SL AMR X S7.7+ LC eMTB
@jaame: if you read my comment above you will see that I do not have anything against ebikes, nor against motorbikes, electronic shifting or any other kind of technological innovation. In fact I think ebikes are really good for city transport for instance and probably very fun to ride on a trail. Who am I to say NO you cannot buy or ride ebikes?. Said that, obbiously I have some oppinion on what is cycling and this is my point, it is a human powered sport and a bycicle should be human powered. And this is what I complaint about, including ebikes in cycling and putting them at the same level...like well they are essentially a mountainbike but we just added a minor, insignificant detail...a motor!. This is where our oppinions diverge. For me they aren't mountainbikes at 95%. A boat its not a submarine that cannot go underwater...One sport can have many aspects, disciplines etc but what differenciates cycling from other two wheeled spotrs then?
Nacholq paulaston's article
May 22, 2018 at 14:42
May 22, 2018
First Ride: Ghost Hybride SL AMR X S7.7+ LC eMTB
@mirskeinereingefalln: mixing it with cycling stuff, selling it as cycling...which in esence is a human powered sport...as many others. Imagine the same happening in rowing for intance. Sure it is funny to go for a spin in a motorized canoe or kayak etc, but does this justify the invasion of the sport with those rigs? I don't have any argument against ebikes per se, the problem for me is the way this ebike thing it is being managed.
Nacholq paulaston's article
May 21, 2018 at 12:51
May 21, 2018
First Ride: Ghost Hybride SL AMR X S7.7+ LC eMTB
@mirskeinereingefalln: sure! and with a trials motorcycle and proper skills you would probably ride even more difficult climbs, and if this is not enough just get off the motorbike, go get a pair of climbing shoes, chalk and climb up. This is precisely what in my oppinion is the problem with e-bikes...we are talking different sports....
Nacholq paulaston's article
May 21, 2018 at 4:36
May 21, 2018
First Ride: Ghost Hybride SL AMR X S7.7+ LC eMTB
@paulaston: easier than the same route on a normal bike???
Nacholq paulaston's article
May 21, 2018 at 4:27
May 21, 2018
First Ride: Ghost Hybride SL AMR X S7.7+ LC eMTB
"Come to Finale, stay at my house, use one of my test bikes, race up some of the technical/trialsy climbs around here, then tell me how easy it is after 70kms..." Easier than the same route on a normal bike???
Nacholq pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 21, 2018 at 2:59
Mar 21, 2018
Santa Cruz Announces New Highball Hardtail
You nailed it! Hardtail mountainbikes went from narrow handlebars (think about the 90s!) to superwide bars... but now it turs out that a skinny drop handlebar is more confortable to ride offroad...The same hapens with the wheel size, mtbs going from 26 to 29 inches but now 27.5" gravel bikes appeared...because they are more fun (waiting for the 26"...). But I asume that what seems to make no sense for us, makes complete sense for the brands...now we want you to buy a fat bike, now we want you to buy a gravel bike, now we want you to buy an ebike...and so on.
Nacholq mikelevy's article
Jul 22, 2016 at 5:43
Jul 22, 2016
Revolution Suspension Grips - Review
@MarcMila: just liking them...
Nacholq mikekazimer's article
Feb 26, 2016 at 11:52
Feb 26, 2016
Will 2016 Be the Year of the 29er? - Opinion
No other "technical advance" has brought so many controversy to the mtb community...If bigger wheels were a clear advantage for everyone, we wouldn´t be arguing about that every day. Nobody says "oh I want cantilever brakes back...disk brakes are just an invention of bike industry to sell us more stuff" (well maybe there´s one guy somewhere...)...But with wheel size people seems to be not so convinced. The advantages of disk brakes or suspensions, for example, are much more clear...there is no debate...but there is a big debate on wheel size. Why? It seems that bike industry has the ultimate truth...they killed 26", now enduro 29rs will be the norm, now we will see 26+ in few years (this one from the DT-Swiss guy sounded like a joke) and they just seem to ignore what is happening, they ignore the debate...
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