SYB projectnortheast's article
Feb 4, 2019 at 18:40Feb 4, 2019
Video: Not Your Average Fatbike Ride at Highland MTB Park
Awesome riders and great down hill trails. No such luck here. If you want a down hill run, you first have to climb up. The snow conditions look quite firm and offered great lateral traction. Riding looser snow is another ride altogether. You're always at the edge of lateral traction, which makes for some interesting riding. With the amount of snow we have here, 2.5 ft or 75 cm, if you get it wrong, the landing is generally soft, assuming you don't hit a tree, ha. From my experience, 4-5 psi up front and 5-6 psi out back is the sweet spot for my 4.8" tires.
SYB danielsapp's article
Jan 26, 2019 at 5:48Jan 26, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: How Long is Your Riding Season?
I ride all year round now. -34C this morning and will go for a fat bike ride this afternoon when it warms up to -20C, awesome. Did a 11km ride last weekend at -25C. Believe it or not, it's easier to stay warm at -25 than trying to cool down at +30C. You can't change the weather, so you might as well adapt to whatever mother nature gives you. The beer always tastes good afterwards!
SYB mtb-beds's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 17:22Jan 17, 2019
Video: Exploring La Thuile, Pila & the Aosta Valley
Looks like a fantastic place to ride and those views are incredible, to say the least. I'm assuming the food and wine is great as well! So many nice places to ride and only so much time and money, C'est la vie, non.
SYB pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 8, 2018 at 16:55Dec 8, 2018
Video: Alf - The 82 Year Old Cancer Survivor Who Still Rides
Good on you Alf, keep it up. I'm a whole lot younger at 62 and love to ride. One guy in our group is 78 and is riding strong. He's getting slower on the up hills but can descend some real technical descents with the best of them and is super strong on a road bike. It sure beats wasting away in front of the tele. Biking keeps you young, so keep riding. Cheers mate.
SYB mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2018 at 5:40Dec 8, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB150
@mikealive: Well said. I don't care what others do with their money either. You can't take it with you, so spend it on what makes you happy. Most people who don't bike can't believe what we pay for bikes. But then again, many don't do any activities at all and are totally out of shape. I'm no spring chicken, but biking of all sorts keeps me outdoors year round having some great fun and have amassed so really good friends with the same interests. I just bought a Santa Cruz Bronson full carbon frame and it wasn't cheap either. I'm at a stage in life that I can afford it, not that I'm rich! I love all forms of biking and buy what I want to please me not my neighbour or other riders. The only ribbing I got from my riding buddies was the colour. None of them comment on how much I spend and vice versa. We have a great time riding together, working on trails and drinking beer afterwards! If sitting in front of the tv on your Lazy Boy is your thing, or four wheeling, etc, I don't give a rat's a$$, do what pleases you. Life is short!
SYB mikelevy's article
Dec 8, 2018 at 4:53Dec 8, 2018
Interbike Cancelled for 2019
@royhud:You've visited some great places in Canada. Yes JT is pink but let's leave the politics out. That's a discussion best for Fox or CNN. I've been to 17 different countries including many US states. I've also been to Reno at least 3 times. It's no more a shit hole than most other cities and would go back again. I've also been to Las Vegas a few times and would only go back there to mountain bike. Gambling isn't my scene and would rather spend money on bikes! Too late, I've already spent all my free money on bikes and don't have any left over for gambling. Not used to hearing someone mention Manitoulin Island! It's one of the most peaceful, sleepy places to visit, or in my case own a camp (cottage for southerners), but mountain biking sucks the big one. Road riding is great, as is fat biking in the winter. It's like time stood still there, hence why they say, "island time".
SYB konaworld's article
Nov 3, 2018 at 6:11Nov 3, 2018
Video: Brace for Winter, Here's Some Freezing Fat Bike Action
Great video. My third season of fat biking is about to start and can't wait. It's not exactly the same as mtn biking, but it's biking, and loads of fun. Winters here can be long and this gets me outdoors in all but the harshest days. Minus 20-25C is my limit; get soft in my old age. I've used the fat bike in summer as well, when my other bike was broken, and it's a different experience that's still great fun. Ride it like you stole it!
SYB pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 23, 2018 at 19:01Oct 23, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Tire Pressure, Hip Packs, Dehydration, and 'Le Systeme'
I'm 180, no gear and run similar pressures (19frt/24rr) with 2.4 tires and narrow 24mm rims. It's real rocky here and haven't flatted in over a year tubeless and even with tubes, only rarely. Funny enough, I ran lower pressures with tubes, as low as mid teens. It all depends on the terrain. If constantly doing technical climbs, on loose rock, low pressure help immensely. Best to try the extremes, both high and low and work up or down until it feels right for you, not another rider. I would say one thing, a lot of riders are much too worried about getting flats and over compensate!
SYB danielsapp's article
Oct 16, 2018 at 16:10Oct 16, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Tires?
@jaame: Groves in the tire are for water dispersal only. I've done a lot of race days with my motorcycle and groves on motorbikes or cars tires are strictly for water dispersal. On dry pavement, it's a combination of the contact patch and rubber compound that matters. I would assume that a professional road bike rider would know or feel when the tires have developed a flat section, similar to a motorcycle, but likely only in cornering. I change my road bike tires when the carcass starts showing, but then again, I'm no racer.
SYB Iselinnaess's article
May 1, 2018 at 20:05May 1, 2018
Fjords, Strawberries and World-Class Riding: Norway's Western Coast
My grand parents on my mother side both came from Norway and yet I've not been there. It's certainly on the bucket list. The bare rocks, mountains, water falls, fiords, etc, is to say the truth stunning for sure.