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brentkratz BCBR's article
Jul 10, 2019 at 18:11
Jul 10, 2019
BC Bike Race Stage 4 - Powell River
@RennyG: In Ontario too!
brentkratz sarahmoore's article
Jun 6, 2019 at 22:26
Jun 6, 2019
Tech Briefing: New Bikes, Waterless Cleaner, Accessories & More - June 2019
I get there is a place for ebikes for older, injured, less fit folks. I would probably like to ride one to get to across town or on a long double track, FSR or rail trail - but not on a mtb trail. These e(motor)bikes simply do not mix safely with mtb's for the reasons gumbytex and others have outlined. I prefer to mtb on challenging trails and i enjoy climbing to earn my descents and luckily there is a decades long tradition of building great trails where i (and probably you all) live - for pedal MTB's. Dropping motorized bikes that weigh twice as much, can move uphill many times faster, onto trails designed for pedal bikes is asking for trouble when riders mtbers and ebikers are mixed on same trails. Kinda like letting motorized boats into traditional wilderness canoe routes - both valid pastimes but not a smart/considerate/necessary mix. On some easier trails, more urban areas, purpose built multi-use trails etc., where mixing not such a potential problem - great. But on more challenging trails built by mtbers for mtbers lets keep em seperate (at the discretion of the experienced local trail society). Surely passionate ebikers will build their own trails that cater to their needs. When i choose to ride an ebike i will accept that i should not be on the same trails i used to ride on my mtb. First time i (or you) meet someone doing 25kph uphill on an ebike and i"m doing 40 kph down on my mtb on a traditional mtb trail, it will be too late for this discussion to be had sensibly.
brentkratz jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 4, 2019 at 8:48
Jun 4, 2019
Video: How Did Aaron Gwin Crash in Fort William?
Great analysis Ben but i thought we would see you talking to AG after your analysis and get his take on the theory.
brentkratz jamessmurthwaite's article
May 15, 2019 at 19:34
May 15, 2019
Video: Kate Courtney Flies Up, Down & Along in Sedona
@DGWW: Her weight to power ratio is why she can destroy most of us on an XC bike.
brentkratz jamessmurthwaite's article
May 15, 2019 at 19:29
May 15, 2019
Video: Kate Courtney Flies Up, Down & Along in Sedona
@Tmackstab: duh - 10% bike means current bikes in this pissing contest, and ya you would get destroyed by her on same bike.
brentkratz mdelorme's article
May 10, 2019 at 8:58
May 10, 2019
Course Preview: Paradise Island - EWS Madeira 2019
30° here in BC and all but high elev trails primo!
brentkratz briceshirbach's article
May 7, 2019 at 9:04
May 7, 2019
Local Flavours: The Complete Guide to Riding on the Sunshine Coast, BC
Acknowledging First Nations is right - classy move.
brentkratz mikelevy's article
May 1, 2019 at 18:01
May 1, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
@naleski: Yep! Not completely comparable bikes but my $3500 USD Trance advanced 1 is certainly not 57% (%price diff) less capable/fun than similar spec XT Ibis at $5600.
brentkratz edspratt's article
Apr 27, 2019 at 10:30
Apr 27, 2019
Results: Qualifying - Maribor DH World Cup 2019
Vergier vs Brosnan splits vs rank??
brentkratz edspratt's article
Apr 27, 2019 at 8:29
Apr 27, 2019
Results: Qualifying - Maribor DH World Cup 2019
In World Cup Alpine ill-timed snow/wind/fog/sun can mean a winner from outside of top 30 or 40!
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