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Will-narayan Giacomo77's article
Sep 12, 2018 at 7:07
Sep 12, 2018
Video: Designing & Manufacturing a Bike Frame
@Giacomo77: Hehe ok, I also follow the "form follows function" moto, well, I would say at 90%, I keep those last 10% for a few compromises in favour of style :)
Will-narayan Giacomo77's article
Sep 12, 2018 at 4:36
Sep 12, 2018
Video: Designing & Manufacturing a Bike Frame
The only thing I don't like about the bike is the chainstay shape, it looks awkward going downward this way, but I know we tend to be conservative design-wise. Just for the sake of "style" you could make it go down first then bend it rearward, but of course a straight tube is the more logical shape, and the lightest, maybe also the less prone to break. Very interesting serie. You get to see those little things you wouldn't guess, like the headtube getting slightly oval after welding.
Will-narayan sarahmoore's article
Sep 11, 2018 at 16:34
Sep 11, 2018
Video: XC's Fastest Female Riders Tell You Why They Love MTB
@Prof: Yeah I know, sorry but it takes time to elaborate on serious subjects. Then you have trump on twitter.
Will-narayan sarahmoore's article
Sep 11, 2018 at 15:48
Sep 11, 2018
Video: XC's Fastest Female Riders Tell You Why They Love MTB
@Pascual-Budejas: Well I see your point, but I think it’s not so simple. « Who says that ? », I’d venture to say that no one even has to say it, as there’s basically not much women riding MTB, it’s so blatant that you don’t have to say it. On a sexist point of view, MTB is a men thing just as laundry is a women thing, driving a truck is a men thing, being a nurse is a women thing. Messing with a derailleur and having grease on your fingers is a men thing (in the collective unconscious I mean, not in my mind). It takes times for those preconceptions to change, even if some women drive trucks already and men are nurses. The young point, you’re taking it literally. We all consider Gwin, Minnaar, Gee, as rather « old » for the sport, Pierron, Bruni, Greenland as young guns. The fingernail point is indeed a sexist cliché, but it’s tongue in cheek as it’s basically obliterated right after as you have a women showing her many scars, which intrinsically mens that women worrying about nails is a cliché. I’d say that for a lot of people not as advanced as you on this question you have to go through this kind of cliché to make them open their mind as it’s so deeply rooted. The « look like a women » point, I agree I thought it was a bit clumsy as having a slender body in a nice dress shouldn’t define what a women is. You could as well be a women with large shoulders chopping trees. I think you’re not fair with Rob, I find he’s evolved on that point though, since the whole « feud » with Rachel Atherton (well I guess her times — the last one particularly — just call for respect). Claudio and him often correct themselves to include women. Those are life long automatisms that are slow to change. Ben Cathro did it too (something like « those guys have balls… the women too »), this isn’t even sexism sometimes, just automatisms. Even women probably say you’ve got « to have balls » to do something big. It’s do deeply rooted, it takes time, but it’s moving in the right direction. I don’t know, overall I find it rather paradoxal how few women ride (in my area) but it’s rather paradoxal as I think the MTB world does rather well in giving media space to women, even if the men’s race is still the big event. It takes time but things are evolving. I remember I took some slack on my local messageboard for saying a jersey label was sexist as it said « if you don’t know how to wash it, give it to your mom ». Many said « it’s a joke », « it’s fun », « you’re a white knight », again, it’s so deeply rooted they don’t even get it. Just as how most insults or slurs are homophobic, racist, sexist, discriminating ill people, disabled people, etc… I'd say consider yourself in advance on this sexism question, than others being small brained :)
Will-narayan mikekazimer's article
Sep 7, 2018 at 17:04
Sep 7, 2018
Nino Schurter's Scott Spark - Lenzerheide XC World Champs 2018
@chyu: Who knows, maybe. But first you could also do like some motorcycle: clamp the grips on the tubes of a double crown fork so you could get 100-150mm more travel :p Or put the stem between the 2 headset cups.
Will-narayan mikekazimer's article
Aug 30, 2018 at 23:33
Aug 30, 2018
Video Interview: Leo Kokkonen, Pole Bicycles' Founder
@Zany2410: I got one but I may have the wrong size as I get a sharp pain after a few miles everytime. Also I found it awkward to know how you're supposed to sit on it. The notice says you should be on the upper rear part, pretty much cancelling the purpose of the whole shape, but you keep sliding forward. Their new one (610) designed for e-bikes seems better as it has a much obvious "plateau" whee you're supposed to sit.
Will-narayan RichardCunningham's article
Aug 28, 2018 at 13:27
Aug 28, 2018
Review: Fox Live Valve Suspension
@vjunior21: wait, this could actually incite a lot of urbans to start commuting xD
Will-narayan mikekazimer's article
Aug 28, 2018 at 6:01
Aug 28, 2018
Burning Question: Is Super Boost 157 Spacing Going to Become the New Standard?
I still ride my 26" 2013 Reign (though mostly cuz' my ex-boss was paying his Tesla with the money of my work...)
Will-narayan mikekazimer's article
Aug 27, 2018 at 12:09
Aug 27, 2018
First Ride: Yeti’s New SB150
@TheRaven: Or maybe you've got to learn to ride smoother... just kidding :p
Will-narayan mikekazimer's article
Aug 27, 2018 at 2:31
Aug 27, 2018
First Ride: Yeti’s New SB150
77° seattube angle ? Cool, brands are getting serious with "modern geometries" with steep seattube.
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