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UtahBrent vernonfelton's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 6:27
Oct 20, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
This is true of just about the majority of articles and comments on PinkBike. It is very centered around the kind of riding in the Rockies, Pacific North West, or Desert south west. Sure, there's an occasional feature (paid) on a ride center somewhere else, but the focus is largely on gravity and terrain at the rougher end of the spectrum. This day to day conversation is shaping what bikes look like, and what people think they need to buy...more than even consumer feedback to the industry. Most of the bike companies feel this "conversation" is a true reflection of the entire mtb community. As a result, the articles and yes, everyone's comments are shaping what bikes will look like in two years, and that is actually a good thing....but it totally ignores a huge percentage of riders. XC, Touring, and Fat Bikers still exist in large numbers.
UtahBrent EwiaProduction's article
Oct 4, 2017 at 19:34
Oct 4, 2017
Choice: Before Work Ride or Not - Video
@WAKIdesigns: Stop hating. 4:00 is the new 6:00. Suck it up buttercup. From: A fellow family man.
UtahBrent mikelevy's article
Sep 22, 2017 at 5:24
Sep 22, 2017
UtahBrent RichardCunningham's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 10:01
Sep 7, 2017
SRAM X-Sync 2 Oval Chainrings - Review
To be fair, he does go on to say that it is of negligible advantage at faster speeds and on slower terrain. After spending significant time on round and oval, I wholeheartedly agree with his assessment.
UtahBrent mikekazimer's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 8:17
Sep 7, 2017
Manuel Fumic's Cannondale Scalpel Si - Cairns XC World Champs 2017
Don't let the little knobs fool you, the Thunder Burt 2.25" is actually a reasonably volume tire, and at these pressures it actually grips quite well. It's 2.1 counterpart though, not so much.
UtahBrent mikelevy's article
Aug 25, 2017 at 19:46
Aug 25, 2017
Greg Minnaar's Broken Santa Cruz V10 - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
And his hair does emerge from his helmet like he just walked out of a salon. WTF is up with that?
UtahBrent mikelevy's article
Aug 25, 2017 at 19:44
Aug 25, 2017
Greg Minnaar's Broken Santa Cruz V10 - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
As mentioned before, the real story here is that he crashed up injured, didn't feel any need for a fit or profanity, signed a freakin autograph for a young admirer, professionally took his bike from the scene...then qualified 2nd on a new bike. He's obviously comfortable with success and expects it every day. The DH field is stacked with talent, but only he and Gwinn have shown this level of composure and consistency over the long haul. When I watched the vid at first I thought for sure that something happened to the frame before the impact. Now I've watched it over and over's pretty clear that the impact caused the break. Especially if watched at full speed, everything happened so fast and the impact speed was really high. His rear wheel deflected off that last rock to the right, and he had to adjust and tighten up his line, the traction just wasn't there. The ping that happened mid rock garden is just a rim the sound of it, the rim is fine, no crack, just a lively ping indicates that no energy was lost to fracture.
UtahBrent WD-40BIKE's article
Aug 22, 2017 at 19:01
Aug 22, 2017
This Full-Time Working Woman is Your U.S. National Champ
Great story, cool to see a someone work around a full time schedule to the highest level of XC. Pretty inspiring as I too am a Project Manager at a Medical Device company and race Pro XC. But I suck at it...there's a critical difference.
UtahBrent davidarthur's article
Jul 31, 2017 at 6:05
Jul 31, 2017
Cube Stereo 140 C:68 SLT 29 - Review
"...That said, once I finished testing this bike and went back to an 11-speed SRAM drivetrain, I found the closer ratios of the 10-42t suited my local trails better." Actually, Eagle has exactly the same cog sizes for 10-42... 10-50t: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42-50 10-42t: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42 One could argue that he's complaining about the 42-50 jump. But it's actually a lower percentage ratio change than many of the jumps below that. That said, I own two Eagle setups and one SRAM 11-speed. The 11-speed is solid, where the Eagle groups have proven very finicky to get working correctly. Any tweak on the der. hanger and it blows shifts in a big way. The B-Tension setting has to be just so, even chain wear over a couple hundred of miles will take it too far off to perform at it's best.
UtahBrent mikelevy's article
Jun 14, 2017 at 6:36
Jun 14, 2017
Talking Telemetry and Downhill Bike Setup with Giant's Dave Garland
@Jubbylinseed: What you said is absolutely not true. Spoke tension does not change wheel stiffness, in any plane, as long as they are tensioned such that the spoke tension remains above zero. It does change the resonant frequency of the spokes themselves (between the hub and rim), which can have an affect on perceived ride feel, but it does not affect the tires interaction with the ground.
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