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brycepiwek pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 10, 2021 at 9:18
Jun 10, 2021
Video: Tom Bradshaw Shows You How to Find The Best Mountain Bike Trails With Your Phone
@tankthegladiator: yes & no. Trailforks and other apps definitely make things *safer*; especially the SAR function. But with any activity or sport one shouldn’t become entirely dependent on electronics and technology to navigate safely in the wilderness. Things happen, batteries die... I’ve personally made the point of putting that responsibility on myself by learning how to read a topo map, use a compass etc. Because at the end of the day I’m making the voluntary choice to participate in a dangerous sport and travel through the wilderness/backcountry so the more skills I have the safer I’ll be with or without an app. Second; yes while it would be great to have this app for free and it be possible for it to be funded by sponsors. I find in amusing that we compain about the relativity low cost of this app all the while the vast majority of us are on $3000k+ mountain bikes and spend hundreds, if not thousands more each year on it. This app is a drop in the bucket. A worthy drop.
brycepiwek jamessmurthwaite's article
May 18, 2021 at 15:14
May 18, 2021
Revenue Round Up: Another Quarter of Big Growth for the Bike Industry with Warning Signs on the Horizon
@matadorCE: Some companies have been very.. how you say... creative about how they’re maintaining their margins. I saw a recent example of a roll of paper towel that previously had 140 sheets, now has only 120 for the same price. No obvious price increase but the consumer is getting less for the same cost.
brycepiwek pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 17, 2021 at 8:28
May 17, 2021
Video: 6 Things MTB Trail Builders Hate
This. It’s frustrating that some individuals feel like all trails should cater entirely to their skill level. We made a modification to our own trail (that is designated as double black by the local trail association) by adding a new mandatory gap over a section of trail that never quite flowed with the rest of the trail; which includes a 15x20’ drop. Shortly after the association received a complaint that it was no longer a roll over. Now when I was growing up if I ever came across a feature I was not comfortable doing my thought process was always “hmm I guess I have something to work up to, once I get better I can hit this” not “this must be made easier for me”. Now if this gap was done on a blue or green trail, and unauthorized then I totally understand. But if your skill level is at blue trails, please don’t expect a double black to cater to your preferences. Work you’re way up to it and then you can enjoy them with the rest of us. Also it is possible to do a speed check without rolling over the top or side of the lip and ruining it.
brycepiwek jamessmurthwaite's article
May 16, 2021 at 10:15
May 16, 2021
Updated: The Fest Series Parts Ways with Darkfest
@FilipStarcevic: 1) Hoffest hosted by Kurt Sorge in Retallack / Nelson. 2) Aggy’s Reunion in Kamloops 3) Cruz Fest in Santacruz 4) Black Sage in Oregon 4) Loosefest in Belgium 5) Darkfest in South Africa 6) Huckfest hosted by Makken 7) Royal fest hosted by Vink. There was never a year where all of the stops were hosted. Some like Aggy’s Reunion have come and since gone
brycepiwek mikelevy's article
May 6, 2021 at 7:27
May 6, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 60 - What Kind of Mountain Biker Do You Want to Be?
“I think it’s nice to develop skills on a freeride or downhill side of things. Then use those skills on a shorter travel bikes and be able to go on a 10,000 vert ride that has alot of difficult sections/features on it” Kaz, I think you may have just discovered a new sub-sub category of riding; Gnarcountry
May 5, 2021 at 13:54
May 5, 2021
brycepiwek henryquinney's article
Apr 30, 2021 at 10:55
Apr 30, 2021
brycepiwek mikekazimer's article
Apr 22, 2021 at 8:11
Apr 22, 2021
RockShox Announces New $549 Domain Fork
More like the next gen Marzocchi 66, yes please
brycepiwek jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 2, 2021 at 7:17
Apr 2, 2021
Brett Rheeder to Ride Without a Suspension Sponsor in 2021
@Helmchentuned: When fox bought marzocchi it should’ve been a high-end coil option; what they were known for, and left fox the high-end air option
brycepiwek brianpark's article
Mar 18, 2021 at 9:30
Mar 18, 2021
Staff Ride: Brian's '10 Year' RAAW Madonna V2 Project Bike
I’ve definitely been toying with this idea myself. Buying quality components that will last and are rebuildable. And unless gearboxes somehow take over the market I feel like the current standards and level of refinement has gotten to a where the rate of change and new standards will plateau. Which means instead of buying an entire new mid-tier bike for $7000+ Every couple years. Sell off the frame and try something new for $2k or less out of pocket, swap the components over with fresh set of tires, bb, headset, new bearings in the hubs and pedals, service the suspension and you’ve got a top end bike ready to go again for thousands less and just a little bit of satisfying hands on wrenching.
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