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UncleGroOve vernonfelton's article
Nov 4, 2017 at 0:34
Nov 4, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
I can envisage getting an e-MTB to be able to ride up some trails & mountains that would be unrideable without some serious torque & power assistance*. I.e. I would be adding a layer of technical challenge to the uphills before enjoying my share of downhill rough. The negative of e-MTB as usual has to do with lack of education & respect on part of the riders who e.g. enjoy whizzing at max speed weaving through the pedestrian flow on the wide and flat fire-roads (seen that first hand). C'mon? Is that their idea of "mountain" biking? I can definitely see why some groups hate to see e-bikers on pedestrian trails, besides the consideration of the lack of trail specific skills that will cause more accidents (which in turn strain the resources of the rescue and medical teams). As far as implementing specific e-mtb controls on the trail - seriously how could this possibly work? They disassemble the motor to make sure you're not running a goosed-up tweaked variant of the legit factory lo-wattage version? Or would you need to have your bike pre-checked by some kind of authority who would issue a trail-pass which you would have to exhibit to whoever is in charge of trail patrol? As e-MTBs allow more low-skilled riders to mingIe and tangle on the trails with trekkers and horse-riders am afraid that the mtb community as a whole will probably be confined to some kind of pre-agreed playgrounds a.k.a bikeparks or selected resorts (Livigno, Madesimo etc.). After all in the Dolomites some trails are off-limits to horse riders, for example, and on this basis it would be easy for MTBs (assisted or not) to be called out as well. After all "the outdoors" is becoming an industry, with more and more fans eagerly wanting to enjoy their share: on foot, on horseback, and whatnot. But the actual available resources (trails, loam, gnar) are limited, at least here in many parts here in Europe. I am afraid that our free-roaming mtb days, e-assisted or not, are coming to an end. #NoSolution *Yes yes I know that Chris Akrigg would make breakfast of the aforementioned trails BUT I am confined to office job and can't train/ride as much as he does.
UncleGroOve mdelorme's article
Aug 8, 2017 at 9:04
Aug 8, 2017
Light the Fire - Mont-Sainte-Anne XC World Cup 2017
Hey guys... Zonin = cheap prosecco. Winners deserve something better ;)
UncleGroOve paulaston's article
May 26, 2017 at 8:34
May 26, 2017
Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay EMTB – First Ride
@seidla: I don't know about the helmets. I do agree that some folks think they can conquer mountains... even though it MUST be said that bikes don't get you to the top of the hill "for free". You still have to have some kind of condition AND technique. My riding buddy comes from those enduro desert rallies - he is not in great condition, but has good technique: depending on the climb he too can have a hard time, but as I said he manages to ride down and enjoy it. Other e-folks? Hmmm... not so sure... And I bet someone will do something very stupid and they'll ban all MTB riding in certain places. Shame...
UncleGroOve mikekazimer's article
Apr 27, 2017 at 0:52
Apr 27, 2017
It's Alive: Santa Cruz Reveals the V10 29er
YAHHH!!! Over 500 comments and counting!! This is a watershed moment in time in the gravity world. You'll be able to look back and tell your grandchildren "I remember the day those bastards pushed the 29ers onto the DH stage and Pinkbike's comment section almost imploded..."
UncleGroOve rasoulution's article
Apr 26, 2017 at 2:52
Apr 26, 2017
Another Flipping Edit From Fabio Wibmer - Video
Guy like to live dangerously, heh.... I was expecting at least a dingy or something in the water, just for safety sake ;-)
UncleGroOve DescentWorld's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 1:09
Mar 23, 2017
Hidden Switzerland: Ticino
@dbodoggle: Would have been worth your while, my friend (caveat: IF all-mountain style riding is your thing)
UncleGroOve diamondbackbikes's article
Mar 16, 2017 at 1:52
Mar 16, 2017
DreamRide II - Photo and Video Epic
Totally totally stoked by the riding & the beauty of the scenery. This film should be a wake-up call for all of those who still don't understand why it's so important to preserve nature, biodiversity, ecosystems and out Planet in general.
UncleGroOve paulaston's article
Mar 15, 2017 at 8:56
Mar 15, 2017
Rotor RHawk Cranks - First Look
My brother made me try a set of Powercranks and I was able to appreciate pedaling on crank arms as short as 152mm!! (Note: I am 183cm tall) Being able to buy the arms separately from the cranks will have me drop a friendly email to Rotor very soon!
UncleGroOve DescentWorld's article
Mar 14, 2017 at 1:45
Mar 14, 2017
Hidden Switzerland: Ticino
@patchesuk: More than Mendrisio the whole Valle di Muggio, Swiss and Italian sides too.
UncleGroOve pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 1:56
Jan 13, 2017
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