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Rig shimano's article
Mar 29, 2021 at 12:29
Mar 29, 2021
Video: Celebrating Larger Riders in 'All Bodies on Bikes'
At 105kg (230lbs), riding trails reasonably hard, I max out most rear shock psi with max volume spacers used. I Used to ride a 650lbs coil on my prevous bike which was fine, but just just - I bottomed it out on bigger drops. And I am not nearly as heavy as your buddy. So no... the easy solution is to shed a few kg. Alot better on your equipment, back, and knees too.
Rig shimano's article
Mar 29, 2021 at 9:59
Mar 29, 2021
Video: Celebrating Larger Riders in 'All Bodies on Bikes'
My problem with this is that it insinuates that it's ok to stay obese. I used to be very in shape and race road bikes at a provincial level, other sports at national level, then got fat and overweight, and then started riding mtb again and am now somewhere in between (let's call it on the way back to better shape). I can tell you being overweight sucks - you don't have energy, everything takes more effort, your joints and back suffer, and life is just not as fun - it is not easy to do things when you carry an extra 10, 20, 40, etc. KGs around. And that doesn't even touch the health issues you cause by carrying extra weight. So while I am all for inclusion, and all for getting everyone on bikes, let's not pretend it's healthy to be obese - it's simply not. Bikes are about the most fun way under the sun to lose weight and get outside and enjoy the outdoors - but it is a hell of alot more fun when you are in shape. I also have to add, I have not once felt excluded from the sport or groups when I was more overweight (not gonna pretend I am where I should be... yet). The mtb community is extremely inclusive where I live - and I am not just talking about weight here. That said, I know that is not everyone's experience. Anwyay, long story short, I am for this movement, as long as the end goal is to get all people on bikes... and on a path to health, not to celebrate obesity.
Rig mikekazimer's article
Mar 28, 2021 at 4:05
Mar 28, 2021
First Look: SRAM Releases GX Eagle AXS Wireless Electronic Drivetrain
Just got back from my 2nd ride using GX AXS. It's great, really like it. Been itching for AXS for a while but couldn't stomach the price - although this is still USD 850 in South Africa, it's more acceptable than XO1 and XX1 (around USD 1450). I love living in a 3rd world country.
Rig alicialeggett's article
Mar 20, 2021 at 6:43
Mar 20, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Long Do You Keep Your Bike?
I don't care about the benefits, I just like new stuff.
Rig alicialeggett's article
Mar 5, 2021 at 22:40
Mar 5, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Decide Which Discipline to Race?
Sounds like you're describing enduro to me.
Rig danielsapp's article
Feb 25, 2021 at 23:01
Feb 25, 2021
Rig danielsapp's article
Feb 23, 2021 at 0:37
Feb 23, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Pivot Trail 429
PF was the only con in my pros and cons list when I was shopping for my current frame. On a previous Stumpy it creaked and creaked and creaked, on my current frame it is dead silent. I have to say my hate for PF has been subdued a bit. Still would have preferred threaded though...
Rig pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 11, 2021 at 12:00
Feb 11, 2021
Winner Announced: Win a Pinkbike Academy Orbea Replica Bike
Seeing as the Rallon was released long before the stumpy (with that asymetric shock), I'd the say the Spaz looks like the Orbea.
Rig edspratt's article
Feb 7, 2021 at 8:45
Feb 7, 2021
Specialized UK Headquarters Gutted by Fire
No, consumers are having a bad year. The industry is having it's best year ever.
Rig jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 4, 2021 at 7:11
Feb 4, 2021
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