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ScandiumRider mattwragg's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 13:31
5 hours
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
@gonecoastal: I know there's lots of places to buy dongles to remove the limiters on these motors, but what I meant was I don't see the EU law allowing more than 250w or 25km/h anytime soon.
ScandiumRider rossbellphoto's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 11:46
7 hours
Inside Orange Bikes
@Paul1967: Can you provide insight into the "smooth weld" look? I'm under the impression that the welds are ground down a bit, filled in and painted over. Does this allow for easier covering up of mistakes? Potentially worse welds that look "better" in regards to the current popularity of them?
ScandiumRider rossbellphoto's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 11:44
7 hours
Inside Orange Bikes
@LucWicklund: I think it's just a current fashion trend in the bike industry. "Smooth Welds" seem to be all the rage right now, and lots of people seem to like the look better. See this: vs this: Personally I prefer the chunky, industrial look of raw-ish welds.
ScandiumRider rossbellphoto's photo
Feb 24, 2017 at 11:29
7 hours
I love the unused hearing protection right there and the "WEAR A FACE MASK" sign on the wall. #safetythird

ScandiumRider mattwragg's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 21:37
21 hours
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
@freerabbit: eh, not so much. I think they are pretty limited in speed and power assist due to EU laws to stay within the legal definition of mountain bike. I think the next major steps will be miniaturizing components so e-bikes look more and more like regular bikes. @ARonBurgundy: yeah. Could you imagine sustaining 25km/h up a 10km climb with an avg grade of 9%? That would be awesome. Haha.
ScandiumRider mattwragg's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 11:53
1 days
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
@ARonBurgundy: Edging into world class? Unless you're over 95kg, having an FTP of 290w + 250w is most definitely solidly in world class power output.
ScandiumRider mattwragg's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 9:36
1 days
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
Yeah, I was reading that and thinking that was a bit dismissive of 250w. It's pretty widely accepted that during the Armstrong era of the TdF (ie: rampant doping), 5.7w/kg of sustained power on climbs was the tour winning formula. Well, I'm an 80kg rider, so 5.7w/kg is 456w. If the bike can produce 250w, I only have to sustain 206w to achieve potential TdF winning power output. Don't dismiss 250w as not much power. This is why there's such a furor over hidden motors in the road side of things. The ability to turn a donkey into a thoroughbred race horse.
ScandiumRider OneUpComponents's article
Feb 14, 2017 at 13:10
Feb 14, 2017
Richie Rude KOM Challenge in Squamish - Video
So, can someone who knows way more about suspension than me explain the benefits of running your fork with so much pressure/spacers? It's pretty well known that the majority of racers run their suspension way firmer than your average rider, and I get that it's good to be able to keep the front end weighted, etc, but isn't there a better balance? What's the point of having 160, 180, 200mm of travel if it's impossible to use it all??
ScandiumRider Sweetly09's article
Jan 23, 2017 at 15:46
Jan 23, 2017
World’s First Women’s-Only Enduro Race Series Announced
I predict nothing but polite encouragement, support, and civil discourse in this comment section...
ScandiumRider SCOTT-Sports's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 15:04
Jan 12, 2017
Scott-SRAM MTB XC Race Team Announced
I'm sure his typed response indeed has that hashtag as you've spelled it out here.
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