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WaterBear paulaston's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 11:46
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Pinkbike Poll: Do You Even Off-Season, Bro?
It's Feb 24 and 77 degrees fahrenheit here, somewhere in the Southeast USA. So no, I don't even off season, bro.
WaterBear paulaston's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 11:44
6 mins
Trickstuff Direttissima Brakes - Review
@stumpymidget: My apologies. I was going too far back in the day.
WaterBear paulaston's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 10:55
54 mins
Trickstuff Direttissima Brakes - Review
@paulaston: Interesting. Here's a thought for Pinkbike to consider. It is possible, by measuring caliper and reservoir piston stroke and diameter, to straight up calculate the mechanical advantage of a brake. Maybe instead of using different test methodologies, one could simply measure these quantities and calculate. I say this making an assumption that these braking systems are simple. It is still possible, with the help of a student of physics, to calculate the mechanical advantage in more complicated systems. NASA wrote up a guide to these sorts of calculations back in 1996. Worth a gander. https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/WindTunnel/Activities/Pascals_principle.html
WaterBear paulaston's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 10:48
1 hours
Trickstuff Direttissima Brakes - Review
@stumpymidget: He hails neither from king nor colony. Give him a break. ... ;)
WaterBear paulaston's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 9:17
3 hours
Trickstuff Direttissima Brakes - Review
Not as powerful as the Magura and about as powerful as Saint? I want to know why these reviewers got a different result than Enduro-MTB's dyno tests. http://enduro-mtb.com/en/best-mtb-disc-brake-can-buy/2/
WaterBear rossbellphoto's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 7:23
4 hours
Inside Orange Bikes
^This summarizes my feelings. I dearly want to like Orange since I dig high durability aluminum frames (which are a rarity these days). I'm just not that interested in the single pivot design.
WaterBear mattwragg's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 13:22
22 hours
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
Just one counterpoint: I ride park and I ride trail. I don't ride road bikes. I think the fitness point is legit. Not everyone who thinks fitness is important is immediately a dork. I'm not saying your other points don't have merit.
WaterBear YTIndustries's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 12:49
23 hours
Aaron Gwin Meets the YT Jeffsy 27 - Video
Let me get this straight. If you see a professional rider ride a bike over really rough terrain you then believe it behaves well on the rough stuff?
WaterBear mattwragg's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 11:22
1 days
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
How about the reduction in fitness? If the motor allows you to go twice as fast uphill then you aren't burning as many calories on the way up. This is a counter-point to the argument that e-bikes will get chubby office workers into the sport. Sure, they'll be on a bike, but they won't lose the chub.
WaterBear mikekazimer's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 11:20
1 days
Counterpoint: Do We Really Need E-Bikes?
I'd really like to know how e-bikes got their start. Thinking about it now, it feels like an answer to a question nobody was asking (at least nobody I know) - but that can't be right, since demand for them is apparently so high. Anyway I don't like how this op-ed leans so heavily on opinion. As an example, a greater counter-point to the argument "you can get more done in the same amount of time" is "yes, true, but that means the total calories you're burning on the uphill is less." Everyone loves the downhills and hates the ups, I know, but fitness is some part of the equation here and e-bikes cut into that. Sure the overweight office workers of the other article get on a bike and pedal easy-rated trails, but without losing much weight since they aren't burning many calories.
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