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Veloscente alicialeggett's article
Jun 18, 2021 at 11:15
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Dainese Returns to MTB Helmets with the Lightest Full Face Helmet on the Market
Recco: the silly little reflector tags used to sell ski jackets now rebadged to serve zero purpose in the summer as well! It's the worst kept secret in snowsports: Recco tags only come into play in alpine rescue once conditions are good enough to send up a helicopter, and by that point, what they are looking for are cold, stiff avalanche victims. The transceiver units are so big & heavy that ground rescue units can't carry them, which is a big part of why no one bothers with the tech in North America.
Veloscente mikekazimer's article
Jun 10, 2021 at 23:19
Jun 10, 2021
First Look: Schwalbe's New Wicked Will Tires
@qualms23: The High Roller2 is hot on the heels of the Ardent as the second worst piece of over-rated trash ever produced by Maxxis. The undersized side-knobs lose their bite quickly, especially if you're running something softer than Dual compound on rocky soil. The Dissector manages to suck less than the HRII on center tread wear, but still suffers similarly from under-dimensioned side knobs. If you want a rear gravity tire that wears well, get a DHR II in 2.4 or bigger in Dual Compound. Maxxis increased all knob dimensions on Minions when they introduced the Wide Trail line, which has significantly increased the length of time it takes to undercut a side knob to the point it will no longer properly support cornering loads.
Veloscente mikekazimer's article
Jun 10, 2021 at 23:09
Jun 10, 2021
First Look: Schwalbe's New Wicked Will Tires
@Insectoid: I've picked up my Schwalbes in the $40-60 range, just smart shopping and patience. I live in really rocky area w/ abrasive soil that eats tires fast, and I do 6000mi+ annually, so I'll burn through 4-5 sets of tires a year. I've owned that many Nics & Marys because A) they offer the best balance of grip, braking, and rolling speed I've found in their respective classes, and B) because I've been stubbornly torture testing them in hopes that I might get a set that don't shed knobs like shark's teeth. This hope has been utterly for naught: it's back to Minions & Ground Controls because I can bank on them wearing evenly and keeping all their side knobs, no matter how undercut they get.
Veloscente mikekazimer's article
Jun 9, 2021 at 23:32
Jun 9, 2021
First Look: Schwalbe's New Wicked Will Tires
Ride them long enough to tear off a side knob, and note mileage and condition of rest of tire. The last 10+ Nobby Nics & Magic Marys I've retired have gone this way while the center tread was still at 75% or better. There is only one conclusion: Schwalbe's insistence on rotating the axis of their side knobs 20-30 degrees from the tire's line of travel guarantees that knobs will snag & tear off upon contact with rocks long before they show signs of undercutting. In over 30yrs of trying, I have never once torn off a near-new condition knob off a Specialized or Maxxis tire with a parallel row of side knobs: Schwalbe's tread patterns work, they just don't last anywhere near as long as the competition.
Veloscente alicialeggett's article
May 10, 2021 at 20:51
May 10, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@badbadleroybrown: 226 words of aimless, flavor-of-the-minute name-dropping culminating in blissfully self-blind demand for "succinctness:" that's utterlly hilarious. Not one single sexist word, here or above. Women's XC went Olympic in 1996, deservedly at same time as men's. Women's XC has benefitted from 25yrs of global, youth development support at the highest level because governments value Olympic Gold above all else in sport. Not a single one of those governments cares in the least what you think as a niche-sport spectator, and outside of a half-dozen "cycling nations" none of them really care what happens in the 3 years between Olympics either.
Veloscente alicialeggett's article
May 10, 2021 at 19:54
May 10, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@Oreithya: Bingo! The IOC has administered the biggest "artificial" stimulus in the world to the sport of women's XC: *Olympic Gold!* It is worth every bit as much in a women's event is as a men's event for a nation's overall medal tally, so all of a sudden, we've got even the Chinese government paying to fly their women around the world for World Cups, and XC bike makers are incentivized to have women on their teams for the enticing prospect of medals won on their bikes in front of a global audience! The OP above is entirely correct about the compelling state of women's XC competition at present, but demonstrates a glaring lack of understanding that it was not "free market" forces that got us there...
Veloscente alicialeggett's article
May 10, 2021 at 15:23
May 10, 2021
Veloscente edspratt's article
May 2, 2021 at 11:16
May 2, 2021
Video: Carson Storch & Jaxson Riddle Race Snowboarders in 'Last Chair, First Run'
Honest question: as a skier, I feel there are some body-position parallels, but I have a hard time wrapping my head around how that would translate to riding rotated 90deg. What are the technical areas where you feel snowboard & bike overlap?
Veloscente alicialeggett's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 21:09
Apr 27, 2021
Update: Remember the Ever Given? Your New Bike Might Still Be Stuck
Ever a Given: things go sideways, and somebody Suez...
Veloscente henryquinney's article
Apr 27, 2021 at 10:11
Apr 27, 2021
Shimano Introduces New 'Linkglide' Drivetrain Technology with Bold Longevity Claims
What's not to love? When you wear it out, you can anchor your yacht with it!
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