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andyrm Sladey's article
Sep 12, 2017 at 5:32
Sep 12, 2017
Cardiff Bike Life Is... Different - Video
Love this. Young lads from the wrong side of the tracks will always find an outlet for their energy. Better that the energy is spent on wheelies and manuals than robbing, stabbing or other less positive outlets. I grew up in the 80's in Luton when football hooliganism was in it's heyday - riding bikes was probably the thing that stopped me following several close mates into the casual scene and then jail. Fair play to Ajay for this piece and showing that dicking round on bikes, any bikes, is something that can be a great leveller between people. Fuck me that sounded deep (like your mum).
andyrm kieranpage's article
Aug 25, 2017 at 12:44
Aug 25, 2017
andyrm BWinder's article
May 23, 2017 at 8:10
May 23, 2017
Superenduro Round One - Gualdo Tadino: Race Day
@jaame: Exactly!! I seem to remember there was a sign at an XC WC about 4 or 5 years ago saying 29ers are gay - in fact, this sign looks like a near perfect replica of it, so along with the "Enduro Sucks" one (and believe me, those guys love Enduro out there), I expect there's more than a little bit of comedy/irony in there. LOLZ at people getting triggered by it!
andyrm mikekazimer's article
Apr 18, 2017 at 12:54
Apr 18, 2017
2018 Fox 36 - First Ride
@gemma8788: I wonder if you could switch the 170mm to 180mm like either 2015/16 versions? Looking at the pictures, looks like it might be a similar arrangement where you can remove a negative plate spacer to get the extra 10mm.
andyrm vernonfelton's article
Dec 30, 2016 at 16:59
Dec 30, 2016
What's the Perfect Tire Width For All-Around Riding? - Pinkbike Poll
WTB Convict (F) and Breakout (R), both in 2.5 on 34mm internal rims. On the clock its the fastest combination I've tried, which I think is down to grip, stability and deformation giving traction and smoothing out trail chatter. Interested to try the new Specialized Butcher/Slaughter Grid in 2.6 though......
andyrm paulaston's article
Mar 16, 2016 at 2:33
Mar 16, 2016
In Memoriam: Mark Dunlop
Very, very sad news. Just goes to show that an outwardly bright smile can hide so much. Depression and all it's related sub-groups really does seem to be a silent epidemic of our times, with lots more sufferers (either diagnosed or not) than we might think. We're more interconnected than ever, but less engaged on a personal level. If we take one thing away from this, let's make sure we check in on our mates properly in real life for a ride, a beer or a bite to eat, or a quick phone call if that's not possible. We all show our best sides online, but real contact would probably reveal so much more. Ride in peace dude.
andyrm pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 21, 2015 at 2:16
Oct 21, 2015
MUST WATCH: Darklight
Awesome. Really good to see something different in the MTB film space, and it's also great to see a big brand like Philips recognising actions sports as a good source of content to help them create ads - that means more money into the industry for athletes, potentially more big event sponsorship from brands like Philips, which is again a good thing! On top of that, more exposure to our sport for non-riders has to be a bonus - who knows who it might inspire to get out on a bike and try MTBing?
andyrm mikekazimer's article
Apr 29, 2015 at 1:11
Apr 29, 2015
OneUp Components Granted Patent for Wide Range Sprocket, Cassette
Company takes out patent to protect their interests and ongoing revenue streams. Avoids going bust. Fair play to them. As I have heard said many times - "love don't pay the bills". All the hippies need to pipe down. If One Up get ripped off because of not protecting their ideas, they will not make the money they need to make to keep running. People will lose jobs. It's simple business, not some lizard rulers of the earth conspiracy.
andyrm mattwragg's article
Feb 15, 2013 at 5:45
Feb 15, 2013
Exclusive Interview - Fabien Barel Signs for Canyon
Fantastic news for Enduro as a whole - Fabien's well regarded as an engineer and R&D specialist - if he helps Canyon chase down Mondraker, we could end up with a fantastic "arms race" just like with Shimano and SRAM, where we see accelerated trickle down from top bikes to mid-range, which has to be good for the sport! :-)
andyrm mattwragg's article
Jan 23, 2013 at 10:28
Jan 23, 2013
Doping: Crime and Punishment?
As an Enduro racer I can say 100% you ABSOLUTELY need to be physically fit and strong with loads of stamina, endurance and recovery capability. Doing 5 times DH runs (often of up to 8 minutes in Europe), linked up by up to 50k of XC riding with 30 minute + climbs is a tough ask. Doing it on a 30lb 6-7" travel bike with a Camelbak and a full face lid on your back as well tests the body to it's limit. For an organiser to make such a stupid comment that doping to boost physical capability has no benefit in our discipline is nothing short of a joke. If fitness had no advantage, why the hell do we see guys like Atherton, Barel, Clementz, Absolon, Gracia etc all in fantastic physical shape and training hard on strength and fitness? We need an open and honest system. Otherwise we too will be tainted like road racing and then no future achievements will be looked on as simply world class performances, questions will always be asked.
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