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Ttimer jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2020 at 4:10
May 8, 2020
Mavic Placed into Receivership in France
I wouldn't be surprised if Mavic has made more in clothing and accessories than in wheels for the last few years. Coincidentally, their clothing is pretty good, if a bit road-centric. I have some of their stuff and its well thought out, stylish and has lasted for years. Their helmets and shoes have a good rep as well.
Ttimer mikekazimer's article
May 7, 2020 at 6:18
May 7, 2020
Review: Giro's New Manifest Helmet
@Veloscente: If a company like Abus, whose design experience is mostly in padlocks, can make much better looking helmets, something is seriously wrong at Giro.
Ttimer mikekazimer's article
May 7, 2020 at 6:13
May 7, 2020
Review: Giro's New Manifest Helmet
@delarscuevas: Making a really expensive helmet look very cheap is so stupid it's almost funny.
Ttimer danielsapp's article
May 6, 2020 at 5:00
May 6, 2020
Kenda Releases New Pinner Tire Developed with Aaron Gwin
Tyre tech is converging, true. No real turds out there anymore (unless you do what PB commenters like to do and chose the wrong tyre category for your riding). But tyres are just as much personal preference as shoes or grips so there is lots of room for manufacturers to cater to specific tastes.
Ttimer danielsapp's article
Apr 16, 2020 at 1:31
Apr 16, 2020
Can You Guess These 10 Tires By Their Tread Patterns Alone? - Pond Beaver 2020
Have a look at motocross tyres. They all use basically the same tread pattern, regardless of manufacturer. Turns out that this is what works best. I'm pretty sure mtb tyres will eventually standardize at the same patterns, maybe with some variation between gravity and XC.
Ttimer jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 9, 2020 at 5:27
Apr 9, 2020
German XC Racer Helen Grobert Banned for 4 Years After Testing Positive for Testosterone
@ismasan: Possibly yes. But hard to implement. Revoking doctors licences requires the criminal justice system. That is not something the sport can do on its own. Banning teams from competition whose managers were involved in doping is comparatively easier.
Ttimer jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 9, 2020 at 2:12
Apr 9, 2020
German XC Racer Helen Grobert Banned for 4 Years After Testing Positive for Testosterone
4 years not racing often means the end of a career. Another reason why 4 years is the default length of a serious ban is to make sure that the athlete can't compete in the next olympics. Callin for harsher punishment of athletes doesn't help anyway. It would be more effective to include team managers in the ban so that they have an incentive to prevent their athletes from doping instead of supporting it.
Ttimer mikekazimer's article
Apr 9, 2020 at 1:25
Apr 9, 2020
Field Trip: Norco's $3,149 Torrent HT S1 - A Ground Hugging Hardtail
@TheR: I'm not sure how you arrive at "more affordable" for this bike? It's actually quite hard to find a more expensive mid-level hardtail. Keep in mind that the frame on the Torrent is extremely primitive and made from the cheapest steel tubing. Not comparable at all with high-end frames from Cotic, Chromag or similar.
Ttimer mikekazimer's article
Apr 9, 2020 at 1:14
Apr 9, 2020
Field Trip: Norco's $3,149 Torrent HT S1 - A Ground Hugging Hardtail
@Supergirl56: The Meta HT Race seems like the better value bike. Its only 200 more than the Essential but comes with a much better fork and drivetrain. The colour is nicer on the Essential, though.
Ttimer sarahmoore's article
Apr 8, 2020 at 13:25
Apr 8, 2020
6 New Knee Pads - Pond Beaver 2020
Be thankful that your shops actually carry a range knee pads at all. Most shops around here don’t have any and if they do it’s one model by one brand in two sizes.
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