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Naero jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 16, 2021 at 14:25
Mar 16, 2021
Bike Check: Project 12 Cycleworks' Victor is a Dutch Downcountry Bike with 73mm Travel
Yes! I've been saying this for a long time. HCHT with 100mm rear travel would be the bee's knees.
Naero seb-stott's article
Mar 12, 2021 at 1:27
Mar 12, 2021
Tested: Does a Lockout Actually Make Climbing Faster?
Call me a nerd, but the thing that excited me most is that you showed very clearly that a statistically significant difference doesn't need to show a 'high' overall effect. @seb-stott: I second morgiou; Could you please share the statistical tests and/or the data with us? I realize I might be overthinking this; I also think that for this goal the sample size is just fine if you don't start adjusting for wattage.
Naero mikekazimer's article
Feb 26, 2021 at 12:06
Feb 26, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Important is a Quiet Bike to You?
I mostly work on my bikes myself. With that, I want to say that there is almost always some noise coming when I pedal them. Good think I'm not a bike mechanic but just a simple PhD in Biology.
Naero jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 22, 2021 at 12:20
Feb 22, 2021
Spotted: Prototype Full Suspension Bike Spied Near BMC Headquarters
The most important thing we learned from this shot ^^
Naero alicialeggett's article
Jan 29, 2021 at 13:40
Jan 29, 2021
Colorado-Based Myth Cycles Releases the Zodiac: A US Made Steel, Single-Pivot, Full Suspension 29er
@Spiral23: Classic Canadian, saying sorry for making a joke :) Not even mad, I have three bikes. two of them from the noughties, but yeah.
Naero henryquinney's article
Jan 29, 2021 at 13:32
Jan 29, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Long Do Bike Parts Last?
Yes! Solid point. I think hours per bike would be a good way to narrow everything down.
Naero henryquinney's article
Jan 29, 2021 at 13:28
Jan 29, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Long Do Bike Parts Last?
I'd disagree, I think hours ridden would tell much more but who really logs that accurately? Also, spreading your activities over different bikes will also distort any signals. However, overall you just need a big enough sample size to see trends. It's not science, after all.
Naero alicialeggett's article
Jan 19, 2021 at 7:44
Jan 19, 2021
Colorado-Based Myth Cycles Releases the Zodiac: A US Made Steel, Single-Pivot, Full Suspension 29er
@Spiral23: I'm a cheap fuck and have broken some brakes, so I ran: a: Hope Mono6 front, Shimano SLX (2015) rear b: Avid Juicy7 (2009) front, Shimano SLX (2015) rear c: Shimano SLX (2015) front, Shimano 2XXX series hydraulic rear Still alive. I get used to it very quickly. It's like riding around with a rear brake that needs a bleed, but not urgently enough that you really do it. I feel like the whole 'brake feel' thing gets blown out of proportions. YMMV
Naero jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 18, 2021 at 13:03
Jan 18, 2021
Opinion: How True is the 'Dudes Who Shred' vs 'YouTubers' Meme?
@Ttimer: "A pov of an EWS run is basically a different sport that has nothing to do with what we ride." This. In bold. And it's okay. I also am missing one point which should be made clearer: I think the edits and videos of people that are pros or close make you feel like you have to compete, have to be able to gap the tdF peloton and be able destroy a berm by shralping it (what's up with that anyway??). It's this image that doesn't reflect what most people do, and what is much healthier to aspire to: ride for fun, explore your limits and maybe become better. But it's not all about brah-bro's that have the best skillset ever. It's about a hobby that is a counterweight (or a good supplement) to the rest of your life. I'm sad that there are not many entertaining videos of people going for cool (if not epic) backcountry adventures, fool around with bikepacking maybe, or just do some short and sweet rides and just inspire you to have a good old time with some mates. Youtube channels would be a perfect place to change the culture away from just shredding towards a mass-sport that's still kicking ass even if you're not the best.
Naero mikekazimer's article
Dec 21, 2020 at 13:57
Dec 21, 2020
10 Products I Loved In 2020: Mike Kazimer
It's less hot, and somehow I never found a chamois that i felt comfortable with. Now I just ride with sportsunderwear, and all my bikes have a leather brooks. Weird on a MTB, but effective. I can ride 100km untrained on any of my bikes; i will hurt everywhere but my ass.
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