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VTwintips pinkbikeaudience's article
May 24, 2017 at 23:45
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Spartan vs Spartan: Devinci Enduro Team Bike Checks
@islandereh: shorter people in almost all acrobatic/stylish sports, not just biking. That's (again) why when a tall person can move 3-dimensionally, as well as a small person, they dominate. This is true in every sport from track and field, to football, to basketball to lacrosse, to soccer, to downhill ski racing. Usain bolt is probably the best example. Nobody thought there would be a fast sprinter of his size, but his turnover is the same as the smaller guys. Think about if that were to happen in baseball! You'd have guys throwing 105mph fastballs. It all comes back to the physics concepts of power, and moments. When a guy with short arms benches 200 pounds, he only has to move the weight half of the distance as a long armed guy, and he won't have such large moments acting on his joints either. Big guys have it tougher in that sense, in all sports. When they adapt to that - if they are more like larger scale models of smaller guys, then they are pretty much unstoppable. There are of course freakish exceptions - (I mean Kevin Durant's in basketball are useful for specific reasons to that sport as well), but he is undeniably better/faster laterally than anybody else at his height in the NBA right now, which is a huge part of why he is so good. Not sure what you disagree about what ryan said though. You both said that for tall people in enduro, 29'ers and new technology are the answer.
May 24, 2017 at 11:26
1 days
VTwintips pinkbikeaudience's article
May 24, 2017 at 11:24
1 days
Spartan vs Spartan: Devinci Enduro Team Bike Checks
@vesko: I agree because I just made that point, only in a more specific way. Why am I getting neg'd? yes ... jockeys are a good counterargument but the horses are kind of the athletes just like rowers to coxswain.
VTwintips pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 23:18
2 days
Spartan vs Spartan: Devinci Enduro Team Bike Checks
Small = more athletic, less strength. Big = less athletic, more strength. When you get people that have both abilities, they excel. Andy Schleck won the Tour at 6'1". Martin Soderstrom was exceptional at slopestyle despite his size. Lebron James is huge and strong, but also more athletic. That is why he's one of the GOAT.
VTwintips giantbicycles's article
May 23, 2017 at 22:03
2 days
Trail Boss Jeff Lenosky – La Milagrosa – Video
More of this please!! But I want funk music and slowmo hop climbs!
VTwintips brycepiwek's photo
May 23, 2017 at 1:45
3 days
Maybe an artist would argue that the POD from the other day had a better composition for some reason but I think this is absolutely better. In my non-expert opinion, on top the leaves seeming to explode straight from the rider which directs your eyes straight to the rider, it looks like the trees are evaporating away from the rider as well. On top of both of these things, this is split into thirds really well too. And it has some good contrasting detailed complex stuff with the green blobs acting almost as negative space. I really like this photo a lot.

VTwintips shimano's article
May 23, 2017 at 1:15
3 days
Components of Adventure: Bryn Atkinson and Bas Van Steenbergen Ride Réunion Island
Incredibly good use of pinkbike blog formatting. Made those photos great to look at.
May 21, 2017 at 19:24
May 21, 2017
VTwintips Nico-T's photo
May 19, 2017 at 17:51
May 19, 2017
@jptothetree: I'm pretty sure its just some out of focus foliage in the foreground.

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