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Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 4, 2017 at 8:48
Jun 4, 2017
Finals Result: Fort William DH World Cup 2017
The top three have all won on other wheel sizes. The rider is the only constant. When riders win on 29"ers, who have previously not won on other wheel sizes, then we will some more conclusive evidence about one size being faster than another.
Saidrick Racement's article
May 6, 2017 at 8:46
May 6, 2017
Stepping into the Ring: iXS European Downhill Cup 1 – Kranjska Gora
"Slawek" Lukasik, according to the NS Bikes website. The NS Bikes Fuzz 1 or 2 ( Slawek's bike) would be a good option for an affordable DH bike review or bike check.
Saidrick vernonfelton's article
Apr 23, 2017 at 8:44
Apr 23, 2017
Another New Standard? Here Comes Boost 20x110
@general-lee, You are correct, this is preparing for the introduction of the 29er dh bikes and suspension. Time will tell if the 29" wheel is faster or not, but the industry will be pushing this as early as next year ( just my opinion).
Saidrick mikelevy's article
Apr 4, 2017 at 8:16
Apr 4, 2017
March 2017 - Good Month or Bad Month?
March was a good month, bought my first DH bike from my LBS.
Saidrick pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 5, 2017 at 13:19
Feb 5, 2017
Mitch Ropelato Shreds the Streets of SLC, Utah - Video
The best compliment I can give this video and the rider is that he looks like a young Hans Rey. Videos like this show us what the real differences are between the pro riders and the rest of us.
Saidrick mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 16:08
Dec 2, 2016
Alutech Unveil the Sennes DH 29
@ThomDawson: It was Richard Cunningham, who said that full suspension eliminates most of the draw backs of the 26" wheel size. But clearly you must know more than him too.
Saidrick mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2016 at 10:49
Dec 2, 2016
Alutech Unveil the Sennes DH 29
@ThomDawson: You are incorrect about associated trade-offs going away with improved manufacturing techniques. The trade-offs are based on physics, therefore you cannot manufacture out the differences. I have ridden all 4 wheel sizes and can tell you that they are all good AND bad at different aspects of riding. Full-suspension basically equalizes all the sizes anyway. Disc brakes are a major improvement in every aspect of mountain biking, adding 1/2" to the outside diameter of a 26" (interior ) wheel is not... P.s. the real reason they used 26" wheels originally was because it was considered a child's size bike wheel and had a different/ cheaper import tax at the time .
Saidrick vernonfelton's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 14:40
Sep 26, 2016
High Voltage: The Inside Line on Electronic Shifting and Suspension
@Raffe, Your comparisons aren't correct. You are comparing true innovation against marketing. Front and rear suspenison ADDED something to the bike that wasn't there before. Disc brakes, same thing. Electronic shifting is a DIFFERENT way to do something existing on a bike. A more valid comparison is something like a coil spring versus an air shock... Or more to the point the original non-disc hydraulic cantilever brake. I think the real losers here are the brick and mortar bike shops. These new marketing gimmicks added a ton of money to the cost of already expensive bikes. This makes an Internet ( canyon, yt, commencal) purchase a more attractive option, and introduces another level of near useless micro-standard "evolution." These days, I vote with my wallet, think globally, act locally and try to keep my current bike , serviced, and maintained by my local bike shop as long as possible.
Saidrick mikelevy's article
May 31, 2016 at 12:32
May 31, 2016
5 Questions I Want Answered - Opinion
Mike Levy, Here is the answer to why so many people on the new stuff: Innovation by elimination. 26" wheels were CHOSEN to be replaced by the industry, not the rider( see Taipei trade show 2012) They were the replaced by 27.5/650B, we were told that the new wheels were faster, that was a lie( see "one question, with the founder of Knolly bikes). The rest of micro-standards fell like dominos after that. Make a tire .3 bigger, and then you need to increase the axle by 6mm, still need to make more money, change the size of the shock to make it easier to manufacture, but won't really help the shock perform better. Once that happens, it's time to change the axle size AGAIN. I am at a point now where I only buy parts from smaller companies that care about the rider, no matter what size wheel or how old their bike is. I am now in the process of getting rid of SRAM components from my bike. And that is exactly what I did this year: I rebuilt my 26" bike and bought a box full of tires to ride it into the sunset.
Saidrick RichardCunningham's article
Apr 16, 2016 at 8:14
Apr 16, 2016
Felt's Supercharged Decree LE - Sea Otter 2016
In defense of flex stays, I know a bike designer/ welder/ engineer who designed a flex stay bike, welded the frame and rides it, regularly, as his personal bike. If he rides it as his personal bike, I am not going to worry about it, but with the price of new bikes today , I would need to demo ride it first.
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