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Jul 22, 2020 at 11:03
Jul 22, 2020
alreadyupsidedown jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 22, 2020 at 6:55
Jul 22, 2020
Mavic Saved by Bourellier Group, Focus to Return to Wheels
Fingers crossed this works out for them. Glad to hear they will be returning focus to the core of the brand, vs continued dilution into accessories. Seems like the right approach given the pandemic, economy, etc Mavic has been at it a long time, it would be a shame for them to fade away at this point.
alreadyupsidedown edspratt's article
Jul 18, 2020 at 7:37
Jul 18, 2020
BH Launches New Range of More Affordable Carbon XC Hardtails
@pourquois-pas: It’s not really that the derailleur is poor quality. Clearly it’s easy enough to bend any derailleur inwards by dropping the bike or hitting a trail obstacle. (Thus allowing it to shift the chain into the spokes.) A novice rider might not realize they have damaged their derailleur in such a way, (often by mishandling their bike during storage or transport) and might unwittingly power shift into their lowest cog, and jam the chain into the spokes. As you become a more experienced rider, it’s an easy situation to avoid, but clearly it is enough of a problem that most new bikes come with some form or spoke-protector since the 1970s.
alreadyupsidedown edspratt's article
Jul 17, 2020 at 12:35
Jul 17, 2020
BH Launches New Range of More Affordable Carbon XC Hardtails
Those plastic spoke protectors behind the cassette on the lower end models give new meaning to ‘pie plate’! Nice looking bikes.
alreadyupsidedown danielsapp's article
Jul 11, 2020 at 13:48
Jul 11, 2020
Kona Release Shonky DJ Bike in Completes
Yeah you’ve gotta watch for that. My only real DJ injury was some shoulder pain that lasted for a few months, after I went OTB and hit my shoulder on the ground. Ironically it was on the smallest jump set- My last run of the day, on the way to the car park. Totally zoned-out, thinking about what to make for dinner.
alreadyupsidedown danielsapp's article
Jul 10, 2020 at 12:59
Jul 10, 2020
Kona Release Shonky DJ Bike in Completes
Honestly, dirt jumping isn’t that dangerous, at least considering what you might find at your local forest/jump park. The speeds are actually slower than enduro or even general trail riding, and there are a lot less trees, sharp rocks and obstacles to hit. The tall table tops and gap jumps look scary, but are actually fairly easy to bail out of. If you fuck up in the air, it’s easy enough to tuck and roll, and the downwards-sloped landing will catch you and soften your impact. The key part is to get your speed right- But that’s easily learned by watching other people, and working your way up jump sizes.
alreadyupsidedown mikekazimer's article
Jul 8, 2020 at 13:13
Jul 8, 2020
Specialized Begins Selling Equipment Through Backcountry &
Leave it to Specialized to pick an online partner with a similarly villainous reputation for legal frivolity. Cannondale and MEC, Trek and REI, Specialized and Backcountry. A perfect match!
Jul 7, 2020 at 18:50
Jul 7, 2020
Jul 7, 2020 at 14:20
Jul 7, 2020
alreadyupsidedown sarahmoore's article
Jul 4, 2020 at 14:22
Jul 4, 2020
Rapha Announces New Line of Cycling Eyewear
I want to hate on these, but they look pretty stylish. ‘Made in Italy’ suggests these are probably made by Luxottica, same as Oakley, Ray Bans, and everything else.
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