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btjenki jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 25, 2020 at 9:28
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UCI Announces 6-Round World Cup Calendar for 2021
Looks good that they held off to May for most of the races. Later in the year will make it more likely to happen. Still questioning if they will do the Olympics of if it will be canceled again in fairness to different countries who will be in different situations with vaccine, travel, etc. Beggars can't be choosers during times of Covid but the schedule (if it wasn't for Covid) isn't very impressive. And disappointing to see world champs just rotate through resorts in the Alps.
btjenki jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 25, 2020 at 9:26
3 days
UCI Announces 6-Round World Cup Calendar for 2021
Yes, there have been rounds (or world champs) in all of those places.
btjenki EskerCycles's article
Sep 25, 2020 at 9:01
3 days
Esker Cycles Releases Rowl Full Suspension 29er
Great to see them finally roll out a 29er. I think if they had started with this bike in 2018 and rode the initial wave Orion PR wave they've be a bigger brand right now. I hope they pick up some traction with this bike. Great design and Orion is one of Dave's more unique and different designs in terms of kinematics. Hopefully they can get some more quality content out and/or better marketing to bring them more into the conversation.
btjenki EskerCycles's article
Sep 25, 2020 at 0:13
3 days
Esker Cycles Releases Rowl Full Suspension 29er
The lack of full side shots will keep some of the Pink Bike seat tube angle police at bay! Smart move!
btjenki brianpark's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 16:52
Sep 18, 2020
Video: Aaron Gwin & Clay Porter Team Up For 'Timeless Episode 1 - Shelter In Place'
Wow, that deserved to be published in 4K. But I know Clay had limitations mixing in all the old footage and drones/etc. Hopefully they can at least force it to stream using Youtube's new VP9 codec for the next episode.
btjenki mikekazimer's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 12:18
Sep 18, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: Does Mixing Wheel Sizes Make Sense?
Shorter riders only 'need' a smaller wheel out back (due to their height) if they're riding super steep tracks where they're constantly getting buzzed by the tire. Otherwise on normal MTB tracks and trails being smaller doesn't mean you need a smaller rear wheel. What being smaller/shorter does mean is that the cockpit on 29ers is usually too high. If anything the shorter rider would benefit from keeping the big wheels but being able to get the handlebar lower so they're in the same saddle-to-bar-drop position as taller riders and product manager who design bikes.
btjenki jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 17, 2020 at 8:59
Sep 17, 2020
GoPro Launches New Hero 9 with 5K Video & 2 Screens
@jzPV: I come from a professional video background. The low light in darker woods is not good, nor is the bitrate high enough to show all the detail in high motion activities (in complex visual scenarios like woods). Also, in low light the stabilization fails to work correctly on the 8 black. This is a known limitation. It is not the bitrate of online platforms alone, I'm looking at the raw file. Yes, the files are completely acceptable for general consumers playing around with recording rides who don't know any better. I do, so it is unfortunate that they haven't improved low-light in 2 generations (apparently) and continue to ship without pro option of much higher bit rate.
btjenki jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 16, 2020 at 9:24
Sep 16, 2020
GoPro Launches New Hero 9 with 5K Video & 2 Screens
Wow another update but still lacking what we need to get 'better quality' footage out of these devices: -Better low light performance. Recording in the woods on even a mildly cloudy day (Hero8 Black) still yields poor quality and lowers ability of stabilization to perform properly. -Higher recording bitrates. With that compression algorithm they're using we'll need to be in the 200mbits/sec range to maintain more detail in the images.
btjenki pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 16, 2020 at 9:13
Sep 16, 2020
Video: We Actually Tested Our Bike From The Future - The Grim Donut Part 2
-Raise BB slightly and/or consider 29" wheel out back -Steepen HA by 1-2 degrees -Zeb on the front because of more bushing overlap -Water bottle mount -Threaded or T47 BB -Consider high pivot horst link design if this will be for 'enduro/downhill' racing or keep the same for cost reasons Make those changes and version 2.0 would likely be saleable in the marketplace! Note: Such slack HTAs would probably require adjusting offset. That said, it may not make a difference if no one will/can make you a fork with proper adjusted offset. You could maybe find a company to manufacture you custom CNC dual crown fork crowns to play with offsets. I'm sure you're trying to avoid running a dual crown fork on there, but that would be an easier way to test offsets.
btjenki mikelevy's article
Sep 15, 2020 at 12:55
Sep 15, 2020
Video: Salsa's New Blackthorn Trail Bike - First Look
Swap out the 210x52.5mm shock for a 210x55mm for 147mm Travel. Keep the 160mm fork on there. Best of both worlds??
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