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chachmonkey mikelevy's article
Mar 6, 2023 at 16:15
Mar 6, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Henry & Levy's Formula One Pre-Season Cold Takes
I've never watched F1, I hardly check pinkbike anymore, but I'm happy to be subscribed to the Pinkbike farming hour!
chachmonkey danielsapp's article
Apr 5, 2021 at 10:02
Apr 5, 2021
Video: Neko Mulally Tests if a Lighter Bike is Faster for Racing
@seb-stott: So, what you're saying is that I am right to strap several water bottles to my frame rather than wearing a backpack?
chachmonkey mikekazimer's article
Mar 24, 2021 at 15:12
Mar 24, 2021
Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes
I just tie them loose enough to act like slip-ons. It worked back when I used to skate and it works on a bike as well! I'm not pulling up unless I'm clipped in.
chachmonkey pinkbikeoriginals's article
Mar 21, 2021 at 10:50
Mar 21, 2021
Video: Saturday Sends #7
This week I didn't watch Friday Fails until right before Saturday Sends and every jump in this video I instinctively clenched like I thought I was going to see someone die on a jump that big!
chachmonkey mikekazimer's article
Mar 19, 2021 at 11:17
Mar 19, 2021
Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes
@cogsci: The width was the problem. It felt like my feet were hitting the sides of the shoe and being forced upward on each side, as though I'd run out of room on the footbed. On shoes with more flexible sides my feet can force them outward for some extra room. For example, back when I was still trying to cram my feet into Vans you could see the sides of the shoe extending beyond the sole to give my feet more room. The Specialized was way more stiff, so my feet just contorted upward on each side.
chachmonkey mikekazimer's article
Mar 12, 2021 at 10:41
Mar 12, 2021
Specialized Launches New 2FO DH Shoes
@cogsci: I tried Roost Flats because a lot of people said the toe box was wider, but they felt super tight to me, even going a size up. Whether or not Freeriders have a narrower toe box it feels less stiff than the Specialized one, letting my foot stretch the shoe.
chachmonkey seb-stott's article
Mar 12, 2021 at 8:27
Mar 12, 2021
Tested: Does a Lockout Actually Make Climbing Faster?
@fartymarty: I love my single speed but find that it doesn't really change the way I pedal on a geared bike. I think that I unconsciously adapt to the way the bike "wants" to be ridden (aggressive climbing on the SS & lazy spinning on the gears). I suppose people who ride this way might be more affected (psychologically if not actually) by inefficient suspension designs.
chachmonkey GTBicycles's article
Mar 10, 2021 at 19:48
Mar 10, 2021
Video: GT Highlights its Female Riders for International Women's Day
I came here hoping to see some sweet Joey Gough steeze and found lots of other impressive riding to go with it!
chachmonkey missjoeygough's article
Jan 21, 2021 at 10:29
Jan 21, 2021
Video: Joey Gough's Top 40 Clips As She Approaches 40
@loho: My favorite rider for sure! Her videos most perfectly capture the stoke of my days dirt jumping on a friend's bmx, doing it for the thrill, before strava had even been invented. She's the rider I most aspire to be like!
chachmonkey henryquinney's article
Jan 15, 2021 at 13:14
Jan 15, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Important Are Water Bottles?
I've always rigged up a way to carry two bottles on frames not meant for them. I'm currently thinking about how to get more on the bike. Where I live it's all long climbs and then long, single descents, so the bottles are all empty when it's time to have fun.
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