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Singletrackmac pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 16:01
Jun 20, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
What about a pepper spray gun? How effective are those on animals and are they easier and faster to use than regular spray?
Singletrackmac MartinLortz's article
Jun 19, 2017 at 7:40
Jun 19, 2017
The Mountain Bike Tourist - Brevard, North Carolina
@ShreddieMercury: what is there that is not "cool" about guided tours on on days like pictured above? I don't see why anyone would have a problem with it, why do you?
Singletrackmac pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 4, 2017 at 10:09
Jun 4, 2017
Finals Result: Fort William DH World Cup 2017
In the interview after, Minnar says he also made a big mistake as well that cost him time. Don't think anyone had a "perfect" mistake free run.
Singletrackmac davetrumpore's article
Jun 2, 2017 at 8:28
Jun 2, 2017
Fort William DH World Cup 2017 Track Walk – Photo Epic
" No 29" Gambler for Brendan, sticking to trusty old 27.5..." Really shouldn't call 27.5" "old" since it's only been around like 3 years. Also, "trusty" is a bit of a stretch since teams are already moving to 29" after just a few years of 27.5". Not much trust in the 27.5" platform there, huh?
Singletrackmac mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 19:24
May 25, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@FatTonyNJ: Great point. Faster is faster. How much faster is an irrelevant data point to determining what is faster. For example: Even though there is no statistical difference in speed between a plane A that can travel 500 mph and plane B that can travel 515 mph, plane B is still faster and you cannot say plane A is as fast as plane B because the difference in speed (which is a measure of time) was not statistscly significant. So what matters is simply what is faster, not by how much. So, do a bunch of runs and if all or a very nigh percentage of runs are faster on a 29er, then one could say 29ers are faster.
Singletrackmac RichardCunningham's article
May 14, 2017 at 8:07
May 14, 2017
Singletrackmac mikekazimer's article
Apr 27, 2017 at 19:05
Apr 27, 2017
Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10 29er - Bike Check
@matteosignorelli: Agree I think the bike industries new focus on the 29" wheel size and its clear advantages is really a huge punch in the tits to the 27.5" wheel size. Especially to the tits of companies like Giant that just made shit up in hopes we all move to 27.5" so they could increase their profit not having to design frames for multiple wheel sizes. 26" has an advantage in agility, acceleration and quickness and 29ers have an advantage in rollover and pure speed. 27.5" was interesting at first because it was new. Now that we've had it for a year or two we've lost interest and are either looking for ways to make the 27.5" perform more like a 29er with plus tires or we are back to the 29" because plain old 27.5" is just boring.
Singletrackmac RichardCunningham's article
Apr 23, 2017 at 14:19
Apr 23, 2017
Startups: Proudfoot Prime Chromoly Trail Bike – Sea Otter 2017
@peleton7: Yes, the material must be utilized correctly, or in other words, the frame needs to be built well. Keith Bontrager was talking about steel when he said "strong, light, cheap... pick two" which to me means steel needs to be built right to work well. I own quite a few old late 80's/early 90's steel MTB frames including a Bridgestone MB1 (Japenese made with Japenese made Tange Steel) and a Bontrager Race (American made with American made True Temper Steel). The mb1, while very compliant and lovely to ride, turns into a wet noodle when pushed while the bonty remains responsive and lively when stressed and my XXL bonty weighs in around 23lbs. I am 220lb so i am pushing these old bikes pretty hard. :)
Singletrackmac RichardCunningham's article
Apr 23, 2017 at 8:58
Apr 23, 2017
Startups: Proudfoot Prime Chromoly Trail Bike – Sea Otter 2017
It's also faster, lasts longer, looks better and can be repaired easier. I have been waiting for a long time for some quality full squish steel options. Not sure why pinkbike hasn't done an article on the starling murmur yet, but I have yet to see a bike on this site I want more than the murmur. https://dirtmountainbike.com/bike-reviews/trail-enduro-bikes/starling-murmur-steel-bike-thats-blown-us-away.html
Singletrackmac RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2017 at 13:09
Apr 20, 2017
Marin Wolf Ridge: First Ride
Well, I hope it's fast so we don't Have to look at it for long. Not sure I understand the need for the overly complicated suspension design and materials when chances are something like this Murmer made out of steel with a simple single pivot suspension design will blow the tires off this R3act complication. And that murmur looks so good ???? https://dirtmountainbike.com/bike-reviews/trail-enduro-bikes/starling-murmur-steel-bike-thats-blown-us-away.html
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