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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.
andyrm mattwragg's article
Jan 23, 2013 at 10:09
Jan 23, 2013
Shimano Zee Rear Mech Review
So true about the toughness of this mech - mine got a few good whacks racing at SuperEnduro in Finale - I saw LOADS of torn off mechs that weekend. Mine has scuffs and gouges, but still shifts perfectly. And in an Enduro race, getting to the end, even if not 100% perfect, is absolutely critical. I wouldn't even consider running anything else now. Got Zee on both my Enduro bikes and am about to fit it on my 1x10 hardtail as well. Huge kudos to Shimano for making a groupset that just works. No stupid materials or crazy made up anacronyms, no flash machining for the sake of it, just functional, reliable and bombproof kit that p*sses on the competition.
andyrm mattwragg's article
Sep 11, 2012 at 10:22
Sep 11, 2012
UK Loses Gravity Enduro Series for 2013
Such bad timing, just as Enduro is properly kicking off here in the UK. Hopefully with SRAM being so supportive of the scene in Europe, they can replicate that here, all we need then is some top notch logistical/organisation type stuff. I reckon Enrico and the Italians behind SuperEnduro have set the standard there........
andyrm mattwragg's article
May 8, 2012 at 1:16
May 8, 2012
Bike Check: Mark Weir's Carbon Jekyll
That's a serious bike. Been experimenting with setup on my enduro bike for this season - running 150 at the rear, 160 up front, short stem and WTB Moto (F) and Weirwolf (R) tyres. 1 x 10 with 11-36 cassette and a 36 front. Absolutely the way forwards........
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Oct 19, 2011
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