Not a massive pedaller, enjoy drops jumps northshore street etc. I like the quick runs.

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Tristanssid SaracenBikes's article
Apr 18, 2024 at 4:55
15 hours
Saracen Announces Amplitude AL Elite & 3 New Dirt Jump Colours
QR on forks should be dead on any bike that is going to get airborne. Otherwise always nice to see a good looking jump bike
Tristanssid jessiemaymorgan's article
Apr 8, 2024 at 0:08
Apr 8, 2024
First Look: Fair Bicycle's Drop Best Offset Saddle Clamp is Universally Compatible
Great idea, my Mondraker Foxy 2017 is too long when sat down, this might give the bike a new lease of life
Tristanssid henryquinney's article
Mar 15, 2024 at 2:34
Mar 15, 2024
Henry's Waffle House: All-Mountain Bikes Are Back, and They're More Pointless Than Ever
I mean I am pretty tall and very experienced on technical terrain, but as fit as a dying dog, so a lighter spritelier bike than my mates helps me ride with them. Changing tyres for the ride you're going on makes a huge difference. An Enduro bike with XC tyres will be quicker than an XC bike with DH tyres. However these heavy duty mid travel bikes that save no weight over a 10-20mm longer travel bike are pointless.
Tristanssid pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 16, 2024 at 4:31
Feb 16, 2024
Video: How To Get Kids Hooked On Mountain Biking - How To Bike with Ben Cathro
Having gone through years of biking with large groups I think everyone needs to understand, some people when things get out of hand continue to problem solve and believe they will be ok, typically they shake off the vast majority of crashes, if they have them at all. Others freeze when they start to panic, they get injured a lot and can go from easy cruising on a blue to broken bone in no time. You can't take the latter group and expect them to dirt jump/DH/Enduro ride. You have to accept that there are categories of riding with different focus and what is fun for the first group is dangerous for the second, what is challenging and enjoyable for the second group (XC typically) can be dull for the first group. All riding is great, but understand boundaries and encourage enjoyment even if it is found from achieve something you don't naturally care about. The guy that doubles up a set of easy Berms isn't the example everyone needs to follow to have fun.
Tristanssid seb-stott's article
Feb 16, 2024 at 2:34
Feb 16, 2024
First Ride: Privateer 161 Gen 2 - The Beast Is Back
Personally if you can fit a longer length stroke and get more travel for the same weight, why not just have the longer travel? Run it as firm as the 161mm travel if you like how it rides but have an extra 10-15mm travel because why not.
Tristanssid dariodigiulio's article
Dec 18, 2023 at 2:07
Dec 18, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Want Adjustable Frame Stiffness?
As a 6"2 guy coming in at 70Kg (I raced at 65Kg's) I often find bikes overly stiff and getting suspension moving properly a challenge. I'm literally dragging weight round to make the bike stiffer than I need. However I typically choose bikes known to be more compliant now.
Tristanssid pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 15, 2023 at 5:32
Nov 15, 2023
Tech Tuesday - Why Brake Positioning Is More Important Than You Think
@vinay: At Hamsterley Forest (Danny Harts bike park) there is a corner with a drop into another tight switchback, and every time i do it I smack the area between my member and balls on the back of the saddle. The fact age has let them dangle is the only reason I can get away with it.
Tristanssid echoscommunications's article
Nov 15, 2023 at 0:21
Nov 15, 2023
Dynaplug Air Releases Updated Air Tool
I haven't found the CO2 to affect sealant too badly, however a CO2 cartridge is a way to seal gaps initially that you wouldn't stand a chance with using a trail pump
Tristanssid edspratt's article
Nov 5, 2023 at 11:50
Nov 5, 2023
Slack Randoms: Comparing MTB Prices to Motorcycles, Performance Pee Bottles & More
@BarryWalstead: I don't know, unless you're racing very competitively on a motorbike every kg doesn't matter, on a mountain bike it does. Bike companies go under all the time because they aren't making money. Honestly a £1000 bike these days is amazing, just not compared to a £6500+ one, but a £6500 is an achievable amount for many people, and they could buy an ok motor bike or a race spec (a world cup rider could be competitive on it at a world cup level) mountain bike, a race spec motorbike is not an achievable amount for a normal person. A good set of golf clubs and a couple of years membership is probably about the same price. Typically the bulk market hobby money required is the similar across many sports/hobbies, how close to the best you get depends on where that money puts you on the return on investment curve
Tristanssid seb-stott's article
Nov 4, 2023 at 14:28
Nov 4, 2023
Thought Experiment: How Good Could e-Bikes Get?
@Mugen: I do wonder if USB-C will continue to move forward as 240W charging is the currently maximum available, charging even a big 800Wh battery in little over 3 hours. Taking 480W over those cables could be possible in a few years time.
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