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WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 29, 2017 at 23:50
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Qualifying Results - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
@ThomDawson - I don't care if 275 rolls a very tiny bit better than 26. It does. But I'd rather have 1000£ more in my pocket because that's how much it costed me to buy new frame, wheels and fork after trading 26" stuff. Boost DOES make stiffer wheels but, I need to buy a new crankset since Hope I bought it ridiculous. Would I buy XTR or X01 or Next LP? No fkng way. I am buying SLX because if I buy a new frame it will be BOOSTy and I will need new cranks. I personally love new long and slack geo, I was against it before I tried one for a prolongued period of time. My bike is not thaaat long anyways. @hamncheez: you are joking right? What choice did I have after my 26" frame broke and I wanted a 160 bike with modern(er) geo? I have pretty much same wheelset and same tyres on Anti CJ as I had on Blur TR, why would I volountarily change? 650b was a scheme to boost sales and damage second hand market, if you think they did it to improve our riding experience or to make some pros win races, you are kidding yourself. The only midway solution that actually does improve riding experience of maaany folks out there, and I speak about amateurs in huge numbers whose buying force makes our sport roll, is the plus tyres. And one could argue hat 26+ is the best of them all by providing very wide contact surface while keeping rotating mass at the lowest of the kind. Now I guess many of us know what 29" DH bikes mean: new rear hub standard for even wider flanges. So whoever you are: do not invest any bigger money in rear hub or rear wheel if you plan to buy a new DH sled in 2 years.
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 29, 2017 at 14:29
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Qualifying Results - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
@ThomDawson: and @dynamatt - you are both wrong about 275 improving geometries. At least there is no way you can say that it was the increase in the wheel size that somehow gave some great numbers - it didn't . Most big companies had their 26" bike models unchanged since 2010/2011, which means that 2013 (the year when 275 shit hit the fan) was already a time to revamp their lines. Check it out Trek, Spec, Giant still had 26ers in 2012. So if 275 never happened, the 2013-2014 models would be longer and slacker. Now evolutionary branches of 275 and 29 have nothing to do with each other. Around 2010, the vast majority of 29ers handled like shit but the advantage of increased grip and monster truck roll over was already there. As the first 275 bikes rolled out in 2024, Spesh made Stumpjumper 29 Evo and that was a fkng hell of a bike that instantly made you feel: what is this 275 bullsht about when you can have that? Now, if we look at 26" bike as a point of reference to judge current bikes, we can easily see that 29ers offer a new quality to ride. So do plus bikes. 275 doesn't really offer anything. The whole thing was a one big scam, each single bullet point on the list of advantages was bullcrap. Increased contact patch? - Oh really? I get more change when I forget to check pressure or put a fatter tyre on, BB drop in realtion to wheel axles is bigger thus more stability- bullshit, what you want to be interested in is relation BB/grips to contact patches of tyres, this dictates 99% of physics related to bike handling.
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 29, 2017 at 12:35
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Qualifying Results - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
@Stampers: playful bike is an absolutely meaningless term, just like technical riding. It doesn't describe anything, the sole purpose of using it is to bluff others that you possess some special set of skills. I like playful bike: oh so you do whips and stoppies on XC ride, right? Maybe riding straight through rock gardens is someone's idea of play? One thing is sure, 29ers are fkng fast and offer unique handling, regardless of Syndicate's results. 27.5 brought absolutely nothing to the table and it fkd up quite a lot of pockets. A spawn of bored to death, fukless geeks with midlife crisis who had no idea about riding a mountain bike, who back in 2007 somehow saw a great potential in a new wheel size. They were stuffing some shitty Kenda tyres on terrible rims into 26" frames or worse, into 650B frames of the time (like some fkng Haro with 71!!!!!! Degree head angle). At that time you could buy Spec Stumpjumper, Nomad, Yeti 575, yet those dumb twats led by Kirk Pacenti, had a fkng nerve to say that their bikes ride better. So in 2012 we were all faced with this costly 650B bullsht. I wish dick herpes to everyone involved. It was supposed to stay as 26 and 29 but you got your revenue and stuffed us with tons of bullsht you fks who will always be Motocross' little brother.
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 11:50
2 days
Lourdes World Cup 2017 - Timed Training Results
To be perfectly honest, take a look at Redbulls "Rob meets" series with Minnaar - what kind of a sane person, in all honesty would give a flying fuck what wheel size is he riding? Fucking ridiculous show for dickheads. Throws the mic...
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 11:22
2 days
Lourdes World Cup 2017 - Timed Training Results
@nojzilla: I think that's for the final. But not sure.
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 11:12
2 days
Lourdes World Cup 2017 - Timed Training Results
To give media some credit, which they absolutely deserve for bringing amazing visual goods for free, I must say that looking beyond this "OMG it is a 29er" bollocks I just can'st stop watching the Vital vids. I am mostly impressed by Finn Iles and Loris Vergier, these two dudes look so relaxed in face of the gnar. I wish I looked like that on a fire road. So relaxed and seem to nail each line down to a millimeter. Huge fkng rocks and holes, and the bike just bounces under them a if they were insanely strong while the bike weighed 1kg. Holy damn. I know it just looks easy, but it seems like they are chilling and they have twice the speed in store. Brendog just zapping corners, turning like UFOs in stories of rednecks. How does the rear tyre even stay on the rim?! Gwinny and Danny Hart drawing straight lines through roughest shit. #superskill Wishing everyone staying away from injuries.
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 11:04
2 days
Lourdes World Cup 2017 - Timed Training Results
Crossed the first split sideways and finish line riding backwards / DSQ for style :)
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 11:03
2 days
Lourdes World Cup 2017 - Timed Training Results
Why is there so few women listed? Is it because others didn't show up? Wanted to know how did it go for Agata Bulska
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 10:49
2 days
WynTV: Lourdes DH World Cup Track Walk
@ibeaver: I met him and wouldn't call him a dikhead, there's definitely a good dude inside of him, so I'd call him a "Rolling stone" ;) Having said that I would NOT liketo have him as my neighbor
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 9:33
2 days
Lourdes World Cup 2017 - Timed Training Results
@bman33: oh so you mean, the actually relevant stuff? Something that can maybe make happier days in the park for skilled folks on 29" long travel trail bikes? Get out of here man, let's go back to diameter please.
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