betsie

I ride and race Dh as well as trail riding, I am not a keyboard warrior and ride master, I am current Scottish vets Dh champion and have done my time to make educated comments based on experience. I train hard for racing.

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betsie mikekazimer's article
Aug 20, 2018 at 6:29
23 hours
Retro Tech: 6 Classic Mountain Bikes - Crankworx Whistler 2018
@WAKIdesigns: They sure were. My son (13) has a RaignX and loves it (the original gold one or silver if you are young and cant see that its light gold), I still have my Mk2 nomad too with Pushlink.
betsie pinkbikeoriginals's article
Aug 19, 2018 at 10:21
2 days
betsie mikelevy's article
Aug 16, 2018 at 14:45
Aug 16, 2018
Magped's Magnetic Pedal - Crankworx Whistler 2018
@Gackt: My response was very considered. I could only imagine if I was to put an idea like this to the leadership team, let alone global marketing in my sector what the response would be... Bit like lazers on sharks... If you can present the numbers, market research and evidence along with the business case for thousands of riders that would be good. Small companies can make niche products. If these were really marketable and had a good ROI then HT, shimano etc would be making or white labelling them. Enjoy
betsie mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2018 at 7:37
Aug 15, 2018
Magped's Magnetic Pedal - Crankworx Whistler 2018
@jayacheess: We don't ride in hell that is for sure. Who said that I was "bound to pick up metallic debris all over the place"? That is you making an assumption as to the intent of my statement and trying to put words into my mouth!!! If we engage our brains for a second, these pedals don't solve an issue, but create multiple issues. Additional weight, pedal will only sustain damage from 1 side, a magnet will pick up magnetic items, in the garage, out on the trail etc. Pedal is now biased to a certain position when the foot is removed, remove foot and clip something with the pedal and it could be on the wrong side when placing your foot, I would be back on the issue when hiking a bike in the mountains of not wanting to step on wet rocks due to the metal plate not adhering to wet rocks very well, spares would be limited for availability due to this being a niche product... etc etc. I only gave 1 example of a potential issue with the pedal but there is a few more for you to have a look at :) If you want to purchase a set, on you go, but for me there are too many negatives.
betsie cameronmackenzie's article
Aug 15, 2018 at 5:25
Aug 15, 2018
Garbanzo DH Photo Epic: Colossus - Crankworx Whistler 2018
Sam Hill... legend... Sam has to be a contender for world champs or will the fastest in Dh just be too fast.
betsie mikelevy's article
Aug 14, 2018 at 3:58
Aug 14, 2018
Magped's Magnetic Pedal - Crankworx Whistler 2018
I love the idea that I go to put my foot on the pedal but a rusty nail (insert any magnetic object here) is now in the way as I laid my bike down next to it and I have to stop to remove it!
betsie mikelevy's article
Aug 14, 2018 at 3:26
Aug 14, 2018
Forbidden Bike Company's High Pivot Trail Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2018
To my knowledge the idler works for dh due to the close ratio cassette and very limited impact on the suspension due to chain tension. I wonder if it's overkill for a trail bike. I notice there isnt a very large cog on the rear cassette on this bike. Maybe there is a compromise being had here at the climbing end.
betsie mikekazimer's article
Aug 11, 2018 at 14:35
Aug 11, 2018
Gwin's Not Racing MSA, But He is Training on a 29" YT Tues
@bman33: Gee raced with a broken hand. Please see earlier comment. How did Gee get on today? What a race BTW.
betsie mikekazimer's article
Aug 10, 2018 at 15:36
Aug 10, 2018
Gwin's Not Racing MSA, But He is Training on a 29" YT Tues
@bman33: I know. I guess everyone hasn't watched cathrovision. I have done thumbs, rolondo fracture being the worst. 7 out of 10 fingers. Dislocations to fractures to staves. They all hurt.
betsie mikekazimer's article
Aug 10, 2018 at 15:34
Aug 10, 2018
Gwin's Not Racing MSA, But He is Training on a 29" YT Tues
@mtbikeaddict: Gee rode hardline. Gwin hasn't. Gee was robbed at rampage. Gwin hasn't competed. 2018. The year Dh went a little old school and it's caught a few out. Negative prop me yanks and kids. Bring it on. Hopefully Dh has moved a little away from the bike park racing of the Gwin era for a while ;)
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