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bikekrieg mikelevy's article
Mar 9, 2018 at 8:29
Mar 9, 2018
Flow Trail Overload? Or Never Enough Flow? - Pinkbike Poll
@WAKIdesigns: The problem is, if you go too fast on a lot of "flow trails" you end up in more danger than if you went regular fast on a tech trail. (More speed = higher consequences). You also end up hucking to flat a lot...
bikekrieg mikelevy's article
Mar 9, 2018 at 8:27
Mar 9, 2018
Flow Trail Overload? Or Never Enough Flow? - Pinkbike Poll
I think you nailed it. Flow trails aren't bad, bad flow trails are bad. Essentially, machine building techniques make it too tempting to simply smooth out the whole trail and make it uniform and the same as every other flow trail. This doesn't always have to be the case though! You can have a "flow trail" that incorporates the surrounding features and doesn't completely strip the trail of character. The best examples I know are Knight Ide's trails in Victory Vermont (The Kingdom trail's rowdy neighbor). These trails are a mix of machine built flow, but they do an incredible job of incorporating the natural terrain and not draining the experience of difficulty. The trails are incredibly flowing, but also rough, steppy, and difficult to ride fast. However, a beginner rider could ride most of them at a slower pace very safely. The issue is, this is HARD TO DO. It takes way more work to put the love and care into creating a flow trail that isn't a uniform ribbon of paved dirt. Hopefully more places will model themselves after Victory, and take up the mantle of tech-flow, or flow-with-purpose, or whatever you want to call it.
bikekrieg FiveTen's article
Mar 8, 2018 at 9:54
Mar 8, 2018
Five Ten Pays Tribute to 4 Women Making a Difference
It is sad this has to be explained to you... but every day is international men's day. When women are systematically repressed across the globe, even in modern society, and men are given a default leg up, it is men's day.
bikekrieg pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 8, 2018 at 5:14
Mar 8, 2018
The Complete Guide to 2018's Enduro World Series Teams
Mens: Who I want to win? Jesse Melamed, or Greg Callaghan. Who will probably win? Sam Hill or Adrien Dailly. Womens: Who I want to win? Ines Toma, Who will probably win? Still Ravanel... even missing 2 rounds haha.
bikekrieg RichardCunningham's article
Feb 23, 2018 at 10:50
Feb 23, 2018
First Ride: Promising New Suspension Design From an Unlikely Source
You should probably patent the name "Wishbone" suspension before I do.
bikekrieg rossbellphoto's article
Feb 22, 2018 at 6:12
Feb 22, 2018
Bike Check: Danny Hart's Saracen Myst
Best rims I've ever ridden. Same rim that Gwin road down most of Leogang with in one piece. I just sold a bike with a pair of those and I was sad to see them go. They are utterly bombproof, incredibly reliable, not too heavy, and generally just cool.
bikekrieg sarahmoore's article
Jan 29, 2018 at 19:49
Jan 29, 2018
Loic Bruni, Finn Iles and Miranda Miller Weigh in on the New World Cup DH Track in Lošinj, Croatia – Video
Hell yeah. If you want Rocks... Bromont is the place to be. Though Mont St. Anne already fills that role in a way.
bikekrieg paulaston's article
Jan 29, 2018 at 9:40
Jan 29, 2018
BTR Pinner – Review
How does it compare to the new Transition Scout? They have similar travel numbers, a bit of Heft, similar headtube angles. Sure, one is alu and the other is steel, but I am curious.
bikekrieg mikelevy's article
Jan 25, 2018 at 17:49
Jan 25, 2018
Mike VS Mike: How We'd Spend Our Money - Video
@BCpov: What place did you come in? (I loved your videos of the race btw)
bikekrieg pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 18, 2017 at 6:22
Dec 18, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards: Athlete of the Year
@IllestT: I had the same thought... for now... lets just enjoy it
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