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Squeakybb jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 23, 2019 at 23:06
Apr 23, 2019
Confirmed: Cannondale's New Downhill Bike Has 2 Shocks
I'm listening to these guys talk and I'm not sure if either know what is going on. Do you really need a "factory mechanic" for a pedal bike anyway? I think the rider would be better off with a basic understanding of how suspension works and then tuning it themselves vs trying to describe a feeling on the bike to someone who isn't even riding it to tune it. Suspension isn't magic, it's a spring and a damper. Learn the basics and tune it yourself.
Squeakybb RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2019 at 6:57
Apr 13, 2019
Day One Randoms - Sea Otter 2019
@CGalbreath: what if I told you multi use singletrack exists for bikes with motors?
Squeakybb RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2019 at 6:53
Apr 13, 2019
Day One Randoms - Sea Otter 2019
@reverend27: nailed it.
Squeakybb RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2019 at 6:52
Apr 13, 2019
Day One Randoms - Sea Otter 2019
@ripcraft: So your gut tells you that you feel ebikes are not good because you can "shuttle anywhere you take them." That's supposed to be your argument for why they are bad and we should hate them. Copy.
Squeakybb jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 8, 2019 at 4:18
Apr 8, 2019
Squeakybb jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 9:05
Apr 6, 2019
UCI Threatens to Impose 'Disciplinary Measures' on Licensed Riders Who Compete in FIM eMTB Series
@silvbullit: destroy trail access based off of what? I ride bikes a lot of the same places I ride my motorcycle (in the US). No issues at all. "Earn" your "turns"... Why is everyone so obsessed with "earning it" since these things were invented? Why do I have to earn it? I don't earn it at a park or shuttling. If you want to do more laps get an ebike. Most climbing in the pnw is on fire roads so nothing technical there. And ebikes capable of clearing steeper more technical lines than a pedal bike, all else being equal. In reality, they make the climbing more enjoyable. There's a lot of ignorance surrounding ebikes and none of it is based on facts. I get land access issues but once regulators determine where they can and can't be what will it matter? The best trails aren't sanctioned to begin with, and I'm willing to bet most of the people who claim it will shut places down ride illegal trails. I've been reading the ebike hate on this site since the beginning and, if you're honest to yourself, you will see none of it is based on truth or objectivity. The fact is we ride bikes because it's fun. Ebikes allow you to ride much further in a given timeframe. They also fatigue you less so if you have the time, you can ride longer also. That's a fact. 99% of the hate is from people that don't own one. You wanna do 10k vert on your weekend ride without a car/lift, get an ebike. You wanna do 1/3rd of that, keep earning it.
Squeakybb jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 8:46
Apr 6, 2019
UCI Threatens to Impose 'Disciplinary Measures' on Licensed Riders Who Compete in FIM eMTB Series
@t-stoff: You're saying things that are false, thus a fallacy, whether or not it's an opinion. You can have flawed opinions. Ebikes are human powered. Your car example is not a synonym. Calling it The "wrong" sport, besides making no sense, implies the "right" sport is (I'm assuming) mtb... Why? Ebikes aren't racing against mtn bikes so what's your point? What "rules" are being changed? You haven't addressed any of my points.
Squeakybb jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 5:00
Apr 6, 2019
UCI Threatens to Impose 'Disciplinary Measures' on Licensed Riders Who Compete in FIM eMTB Series
@t-stoff: 1: ebikes are human powered. And it's called "ebiking,"which I already told you. Furthermore, why does what it's called matter? What difference does calling it something else make? Call it "not real mountain biking" if you want, doesn't change what it is. Semantics. 2: you're the one making the claim that the "quality" is better in some way. I'm telling you it isn't. Yes it's an opinion, but yours isn't based on experience thus it's an ignorant one. 3: why the "engine" has already been covered. You can cover 3x the ground in the same time with an assist, thus more stoke and progressing faster at the sport. 4: don't know what "rules" you were referring to in your original post, but it's called ebiking and it is becoming another sport hence UCI and FIM fighting over who "owns" it. Still have no idea what point you're trying to make here. Yeah everyone has their own opinion, but that doesn't mean opinions can't be based on ignorance and fallacies, which yours are.
Squeakybb jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 1:30
Apr 6, 2019
UCI Threatens to Impose 'Disciplinary Measures' on Licensed Riders Who Compete in FIM eMTB Series
@t-stoff: 1: don't need, want. And why wrong sport? Are you that critical of bike parks and shuttling downhill bikes? Even if so, "wrong sport" still makes no sense. You're saying it's not allowed to have it's own sport? 2: Prove to me the quality of riding an ebike is worse than the quality of a "nimble" bike. I've ridden both and the ebike is more planted and prefer it. Don't like it, don't ride it. 3: So you can't be in good shape and ride an ebike? And again, what is this nonsense of "wrong sport" lol 4: It is called another thing: "e-bike." Still have no idea what your point is besides hate for something you have no knowledge of. Your arguments make zero logical sense, along with all the other ebike hating that's going on. All of you will be riding one in a few years once you've been on one and realize you can do 3x the distance and thus become a better rider (repetition is the key to learning) in shorter time on one.
Squeakybb jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 1:19
Apr 6, 2019
UCI Threatens to Impose 'Disciplinary Measures' on Licensed Riders Who Compete in FIM eMTB Series
@ranke: exactly. And all these people saying you can't race them: why not? Why can't you make a course with technical climbs and fast challenging downhills? They do that on motos in the Enduro GP. This website is a self licking ice cream cone of ebike hate coming from people who have never ridden them, yet they have no problem doing laps at a bike park. And it's mostly Americans, as I've found out the pinkbike ebike articles are geo-blocked in America lol.
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