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amrskipro mikekazimer's article
Mar 15, 2017 at 11:32
Mar 15, 2017
Shimano ME7 Shoes - Review
I put 4000 km of riding and training and six days of the Trans-Provence into my M200s (not quite as burly as the ME7 but still excellent) within 7 months and the laces were fine. I bent the right buckle on the life on Mars Stage which I repaired with my Leatherman Squirt, the new ME7 style buckle should reduce the chances of this happening. Then the left sole delaminated around the cleat on Day Four, which is not surprising given the severity of the hike-a-bike sections. The Trans-Provence destrpys shoes and tyres. Shimano Canada warranteed the shoes and I had my new shoes within three days (which is amazing considering post times within Canada) of dropping my shoes at my local Shimano shop. Overall a good experience with Shimano shoes and Shimano warranty.
amrskipro Anita1's article
Mar 12, 2017 at 12:07
Mar 12, 2017
The Füstli Crew at the Trans-Provence
The Gehrig sisters and Ines Thoma were hilarious at the 2016 Trans-Provence. Funny, humble, cheerful, helpful and seriously talented on their bikes. Schnapps (or cold beer) and a laugh can make any hard day on a bike feel better.
amrskipro mikelevy's article
Mar 1, 2017 at 10:15
Mar 1, 2017
Development Story - Norco's New DH Bike
@fartymarty: They already have a 3D printed Ti (and carbon) mountain bike: https://robotbike.co/ You can have almost any angle you want.
Added 4 photos to my-sell-items
Feb 5, 2017 at 16:50
Feb 5, 2017
Selling
Feb 5, 2017 at 16:49
Feb 5, 2017

Chromag Ranger V2 Stem: Purple Ano 60 mm

$95 CAD
Chromag Ranger Stem: Purple Ano 60 mm. It is on a bike I just bought and I am shifting to a shorter stem. Brand new, no marks. Includes a matching top cap. CNC machined from premium alloy 60mm 0 degree rise 31.8mm bar clamp 175g (50mm extension) You can read all the tech here: http://chromagbikes.com/stems/ranger No trades and prefer not to ship.

Selling
Feb 5, 2017 at 16:43
Feb 5, 2017

Chromag FU40 Neon Orange

$85 CAD
Chromag FU40 Handle bar. Almost new, came with a bike I bought and I have changed to my preferred handlebar. Perfect for a DJ bike or for the rider who wants a more upright riding position. They are very orange so on point for 2017!! Custom drawn 7000 series alloy 780mm (30.8”) wide 5° upsweep, 8° bend 40mm (1.6”) rise 320g You can read all the tech here: http://chromagbikes.com/bars/fu40 No trades and prefer not to ship.

amrskipro laurenjenkins's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 12:28
Jan 12, 2017
Snapshot: Examining the UCI's Changes to World Cup DH Racing
There is a difference between "equal" and "equitable" that most people fail to understand. All things considered a decent percentage of prize money, especially in regional and nation series, comes from entry fees. Prize money should reflect this equitably. As is stated in the article generally there are 4-5 times as many male entrants as female entrants and, specific sponsorship requirements not withstanding, prize money distribution should reflect that. If I am one of 160 male entrants and I make the paying podium then I expect my share of the 160 entry fees (less running costs) that represent my category of the sport. Male riders are not racing against the female riders and visa versa. If a sponsor or series want to particularly promote women's or junior racing then it can and should and also clearly communicate this in the way that Giant run specific Liv clinics and activities and Trek run a women's series. People should not make the mistake of thinking that because women's prize money is generally less that they are valued any less it merely represents the proportion that they represent at any event. Especially in downhill which is a race against the clock. Where representation is more equal, both in participation and targetting consumer marketing, prize money has more quickly become equal as well as equitable (World Tour Tennis and Golf for example). Re ranking support series the UCI could perhaps look at lowering the licencing fees required for regional and national series and grade them like they do in road racing. That way if a particular country has a very competitive and strong national series their races generate more points than the equivalent series in a country that realistically has a far weaker and less competitive series. Off the top of my head; UK, France, Australia and New Zealand must currently be ranked quite highly as they appear to consistently produce strong riders at WC level. Other countries do not appear to have the same production rate must by comparison have weaker series. The current European Series appears to generate strong competition and, by result, strong racers, as well.
amrskipro pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 27, 2016 at 15:00
Dec 27, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Tire Casings, BB Compatibility, and Body Position
A problem with a lot of cyclists; too much knee bend/ reliance on quads and not enough hip bend engaging glutes and hamstrings. The former leads to problems and the later opens up a whole other level of performance on a bicycle. Happy trails.
amrskipro cpendrel's article
Nov 27, 2016 at 7:28
Nov 27, 2016
Dropper or No Dropper in XC Racing - XC Rider's Perspective
@alexander80: Having actually watched the XCO coverage the past two seasons I think we have seen more mechanical DNFs from super weight weenies part failures (seat posts, saddles and even a set of handle bars) than I think we would have seen from a dropper post failure. Remember there are no unsupported riders at WC level in XCO as most riders are part of their countries Olympic training program so at worst have some level of national support. With a team mechanic even a Reverb has a half decent chance of lasting for 5-7 laps ;-)
amrskipro mikelevy's article
Nov 26, 2016 at 7:33
Nov 26, 2016
Continental Der Baron 2.4 Projekt Tire - Review
@erikkellison: My Der Baron Projekts leaked (like it was the water part of the sealant) with TruckerCo Cream and Stans but they have been near perfect when I switched to Conti's sealant. Interesting?
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