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RobbyRideGuide jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 19, 2020 at 7:44
Sep 19, 2020
Video: Someone Has Jumped Over the Tour de France... Again
I’ve only been able to visit “Budget France” Quebec is a lovely place, however.
RobbyRideGuide SCOTT-Sports's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 13:45
Sep 18, 2020
Scott Releases New 180mm Ransom eRide
The problem with this one (and my Trek Rail) when it comes to fitting a dual crown is that the down tube is so fat (to fit the battery) that your turning circle would be very supertanker-like. Just a design question, I suppose... any bike that would offer a d-c option would need to taper the down tube at the head tube.
RobbyRideGuide jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 10, 2020 at 10:40
Sep 10, 2020
Video: Peaty & Vergier Compare Old School vs New School Cornering
@WRCDH: The pedaling out of a turn was one where you always had to have your timing right if you were inside pedal forward. If you were doing it right, you wouldn’t pedal strike, as you’d be standing the bike up as you were pushing the foot down. With the outside foot forward, one of the best things about it was having the inside foot as close to the ground as possible, while at the same time vey close to the back axle. Pivoting the bike around that point seems very natural. One of the things that took the longest to learn was actually weighting the inside foot... the tendency for the longest time was to weight the “dominant”, “stronger” foot regardless of whether it was forward or back.
RobbyRideGuide jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 10, 2020 at 10:22
Sep 10, 2020
Video: Peaty & Vergier Compare Old School vs New School Cornering
@jaame: It looks like there are. I wouldn’t have thought about inside foot forward as the way to do it, but have found at least one example where it is. In the case of that “Scandi-flick” turn, if I do the quick first part of the turn inside foot forward, it allowed more “space” to stand the bike up as you moved into the next turn you were setting up for, while you’d then have the outside foot forward for the second turn.
RobbyRideGuide jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 10, 2020 at 8:43
Sep 10, 2020
Video: Peaty & Vergier Compare Old School vs New School Cornering
@WRCDH: Or the opposite of that. It took me a few years longer than 3 to get to a point where I can ride left or right foot forward. I started doing it to balance out the asymmetry of open and closed hips, depending on which way I was turning. The logical choice leaned towards having hips open to the direction of the turn, finishing with pressure on a trailing foot closer to the rear axle and being able to exit with a downward crank on the outside that wouldn’t strike the ground if still leaned in. In your technique or mine, neither of us get caught “wrong footed” if you’re not bothered by which is leading. The downside to it is getting to like it and always seeking to switch the leading foot as you approach a corner. Sometimes the trail surface / position of shock / BB don’t want to cooperate and you clip a pedal. In cases like that, it would have been easier and faster to just keep them level or “clock” them like Steven does.
RobbyRideGuide jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 9, 2020 at 15:08
Sep 9, 2020
Video: Peaty & Vergier Compare Old School vs New School Cornering
If a wealthy, 7 ft shredder had 50M to give Ohlins, Maxxis and his favourite wheel builder, he could sit on his custom bike just like Sam Hill does on all his stock sized gear. Scale up the trail and Sam might get dropped.
RobbyRideGuide jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 9, 2020 at 14:39
Sep 9, 2020
Video: Peaty & Vergier Compare Old School vs New School Cornering
Steven’s turns are the kind you learn over years of not being able to trust your wheels and tires.
RobbyRideGuide Tannus's article
Aug 5, 2020 at 18:36
Aug 5, 2020
Tannus Introduces New Armour Tubeless Inserts
And still doesn’t need opinions.
RobbyRideGuide mikelevy's article
Jul 30, 2020 at 20:29
Jul 30, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 16 - Who's Your Mountain Biking Hero?
Brett Tippie. No one is having more fun than Brett.
RobbyRideGuide edspratt's article
Jul 17, 2020 at 8:23
Jul 17, 2020
Bike Check: Levy Batista's Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay
I was riding mine the other day and a gal in a group I went by called it a D Bike. Gold.
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