TheDustyRider bikebigwhite's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 10:15Jan 10, 2018
Must Watch: Bas van Steenbergen's 'Straight Forward' - Video
It's a problem of mine, but I spent more time looking at how it was built rather than the riding. Is that 270 degree berm at the end gonna drain?
TheDustyRider ReyGaetan's article
Dec 29, 2017 at 19:45Dec 29, 2017
Next Level Drone Footage With Antoine Buffart - Video
A lot of it looks like it could be captured by another rider, but the section from 1:24 is very obviously a drone. It flies almost level across a double
TheDustyRider paulaston's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 12:25Dec 8, 2017
Do You Ride Responsibly? – Poll
Could we go next level geek and correlate the number of hours per year a rider builds trails and their propensity to tear the crap out of trails when it's wet and sloppy?
TheDustyRider scottsecco's article
Nov 13, 2017 at 13:18Nov 13, 2017
Movies For Your Monday
I cringe every time I see vids of guys hitting big mountain freeride lines. It puts us in the same camp as the moto dudes that tear the hell out of every zone they visit. It feels like we are trying to borrow imagery from the big mountain skiers, but there is no brown pow falling from the sky. First tracks are forever tracks.
TheDustyRider paulaston's article
Nov 10, 2017 at 14:53Nov 10, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
The environmental impact of Carbon vs Aluminum is extremely complex. Many make the simple argument that unlike aluminum, carbon can't be recycled and therefore it is worse for the environment. While it is true that aluminum can be recycled, this is only one factor to consider. Both materials require electricity to produce, but aluminum requires far more. The two largest producers of aluminum are China and Russia where they generate the bulk of their electricity by burning coal. On the other hand, carbon fiber is made largely in the US, Japan and Germany, where the average kW of electric power is generated through much cleaner methods. If we define a "clean" bike as one that puts the least amount of CO2 into the atmosphere, perhaps a carbon bike is far greener. A second criticism of carbon is that rejected frames get dumped into the ocean. This myth is utter nonsense and the result of a poor translation. In many areas of Asia, bulk waste is used to fill shallow bays and make new usable land. While this practice certainly impacts the environment, it is a far cry from the suggestion that barges of carbon frames are being dumped onto delicate coral reefs. Additionally, one must consider that carbon frames are inert and will not leach toxic materials into a landfill. Basically, we are pumping carbon out the ground as oil and burying it again as a plastic/carbon composite. Isn't this the definition of carbon sequestration? Finally, we are told that carbon is yet another bike industry marketing scheme flogged onto gullible dentists. While this might be true, consider that the bike industry consumes only a tiny fraction of carbon fiber production. The aerospace and automotive industries are far larger users and I challenge anyone to tell Boeing they have been suckered into the hype.
TheDustyRider StefanProductions's article
Oct 13, 2017 at 13:47Oct 13, 2017
Yoann Barelli Speeds Up the Whistler Bike Park - Video
The jump lines are awesome, but I'd like to see a little more tech. How about the slab roll on Detroit Rock City?
TheDustyRider mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 21:08Oct 12, 2017
Humbled: Mike Levy vs Brendan Fairclough - Video
Interesting. I've also been told by a pro rider that you don't necessarily want to start a corner with your outside foot slammed all the way. He recommended going into a turn with your feet in the 1 and 7 o'clock position. If you start to wash out, you can drop the outside foot the rest of the way causing the bike to stand up a bit and giving your nobs another chance to catch.
TheDustyRider redbullbike's article
Oct 4, 2017 at 14:54Oct 4, 2017
Making the Speed Of Sound with Masters and McMillan - Video
And the academy award for most original sound track goes to...
TheDustyRider Merida-Bikes's article
Oct 2, 2017 at 18:44Oct 2, 2017
Perfect Trail Flow with Toni Ferreiro - Video
Full Nelson: Best Whistler trail... and it's not even in Whistler.
TheDustyRider designfly's article
Jul 2, 2017 at 11:56Jul 2, 2017
Ride88 Truck Rack
I'd like to see a video of them actually loading 5 bikes. I have a prototype in my attic that uses a similar wheel engagement, which I considered commercializing. Ultimately, I abandoned this approach because it was way too awkward to load and cost too much. Personally, I'd love to see a well engineered bed rack that could haul 5 bikes without shuttle carnage. It's hard to compete with $100 shuttle pads or $20 2X6 DIY builds.