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bartonw seb-stott's article
Nov 22, 2023 at 13:37
Nov 22, 2023
Review: EXT ERA V2.1 Fork
The zip tie trick has been a thing with the Era fork since it launched, which is so disappointing, and stops me from considering it. I'd feel cheated if I paid over £1500 for a fork, and had to stick zip ties down it for it to work optimally.
bartonw pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 2, 2023 at 13:30
Sep 2, 2023
Video: This Has Never Happened Before | Inside the Tape With Ben Cathro
For me, this is also something I can’t quite get over, as much as I’d have liked the race to happen. If someone had a serious accident and the medics couldn’t get to them, the whole weekend (and potentially race series) would be f*cked. Then the organisers would be even more cautious in future. But, does this show some poor planning by the medical team? Surely they should have planned for different scenarios and be able to cope with the weather. Rain does tend to happen in outdoor sports, especially the mountains.
bartonw edspratt's article
Aug 11, 2023 at 5:09
Aug 11, 2023
XCC Photo Epic: Glentress XC World Champs 2023
Nothing to discuss. Spot on!
bartonw henryquinney's article
Jun 12, 2023 at 8:19
Jun 12, 2023
Review: Hunt Proven Carbon Wheelset
Hunt's customer service team are good. I found getting a replacement in the past pretty drama free. But it has to be that way, as the products are mediocre. Won't be buying anything else from them. And this sounds like a continuation of the way they do things. Just cheap OEM stuff, bundled together with Hunt engravings on them, marketed to hell, and with fair warranties on them.
bartonw edspratt's article
Feb 10, 2023 at 9:11
Feb 10, 2023
Stefan Garlicki Has Also Signed with OnlyFans
Well this has worked for him, because before this announcement I'd never heard of him. (Had to go and look him up on rootsandrain...)
bartonw edspratt's article
Jan 25, 2023 at 13:22
Jan 25, 2023
4 Key Stats from Enduro Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
That pay bar chart is terrible. The person who made that shouldn't get paid for it...
bartonw henryquinney's article
Jan 25, 2023 at 5:29
Jan 25, 2023
5 Key Stats From Downhill Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
@bananowy: Thanks for bringing this up. Earning £80k+ (100k USD) puts someone in the top 5% of earners in the UK. And frankly DH racing is not all that valuable to society! Yes, we love it, and yes it's high risk, but if money is your sole objective as a professional athelete go and compete in a more mainstream sport, or be more entrepreneurial in attracting new sponsors. A MTB pro is a lifestyle choice. I wouldn't complain if I was getting free bikes, kit, travel, training camps, a lifestyle that revolves around bikes, and 50k USD salary on top.
bartonw edspratt's article
Dec 23, 2022 at 6:01
Dec 23, 2022
[Updated] Jack Moir is Leaving the Canyon CLLCTV
@robomatic: Injury, and they put him on a new bike!
bartonw sarahmoore's article
Oct 12, 2022 at 8:35
Oct 12, 2022
Pauline Ferrand Prevot Officially Signs with Ineos Grenadiers
So much good stuff in those unmarked brown envelopes at Ineos....There'll be no stopping her :-)
bartonw sarahmoore's article
Oct 12, 2022 at 8:27
Oct 12, 2022
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