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chillindrdude paulaston's article
Nov 13, 2017 at 13:12
Nov 13, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review
Is it just me? Or is that a fair amount of chain growth? That derailleur arm moves a fair amount.
chillindrdude mattwragg's article
Sep 25, 2017 at 13:23
Sep 25, 2017
David Lappartient Elected as UCI President
i will bet he won't meet with you, or EWS or any MTB-content provider. F the UCI
chillindrdude vernonfelton's article
Jun 12, 2017 at 10:06
Jun 12, 2017
NS Snabb Plus 1 – Review
sorry, but the "DHer's 29r" bike has already been taken by the Evil Following....
chillindrdude mattwragg's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 9:38
Feb 23, 2017
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
Stop trying to confound the issue to suit your argument, with the word "assisted". BS. Does it have a motor? Yes. Then it's motorized, period. That definition doesn't depend on how that motor is activated, be it via a twist throttle or turning the cranks. I would go further and say, these are electric motorcycles. We can tell the bicycle corporations to go F off by voting with our wallets.
chillindrdude mikelevy's article
Dec 17, 2016 at 5:12
Dec 17, 2016
The Coastal Crew: Skeptical - Video
I don't understand why folks can't grasp the concept. A bicycle + motor (which puts power into propulsion) = motorcycle, period. It's not an "e"-mountain bike(cycle)...or "pedal-assist" bike(cycle). it's a motorcycle...period. If you aren't allowed to ride a motorized anything on your trails, then you aren't allowed to ride an "e-mtb"....or whatever convoluted term you want to coin. Just because you could, doesn't mean you should.
chillindrdude mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 2:58
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
It's ironic that there is a sizeable number of "mountain bikers" that don't see an issue or distinction between a bicycle and a motorized bike, but nearly all US land managers do.
chillindrdude vernonfelton's video
Sep 24, 2016 at 22:46
Sep 24, 2016
If electric shifting isn't wireless, I don't see it as a great enough improvement over cables. On the other hand, I would totally use electronic actuated dampers. The accelerometer algorithm would be the most important piece, it would be cool if you could actually look at your ride telemetry and then tailor fit damping rates for more efficient bump absorption or pure efficiency.

chillindrdude devinci's article
May 10, 2016 at 16:22
May 10, 2016
Tragic News - Stevie Smith Passes Away
We are all diminished by Steve's passing. Rest easy Chainsaw.
chillindrdude vernonfelton's article
Mar 18, 2016 at 5:34
Mar 18, 2016
Banned in the USA: Part 1
IMBA can go eatadik. They oppose STC because it could possibly usurp their power as the voice of "responsible" mountain bikers. Their sustainability mantra is "horsesh!t" (pun intended). Nearly every IMBA-supported/managed trail is a smooth dirt track. A snoozefest of a time, similar to just riding an indoor trainer. And any interesting features are neutered and watered down to cater to the lowest possible denominator, devoid of any progression. I oppose IMBA.
chillindrdude RichardCunningham's article
Feb 18, 2016 at 7:15
Feb 18, 2016
Enduro vs Trailbike: Marriage and Divorce - Opinion
It is obvious to say but suspension design and geometry has allowed 120mm travel bikes to be competent descenders. The right progressivity with the right valving can make the bike feel planted and bottomless. Whereas you may give up tenths (or even a second or so) in the downhills, the efficiency of a short travel bike makes that back up in spades on the flats or climbing. I'm no fan of climbing, but giving me a faster overall speed, allowing to ride longer, faster IS appealing to me. The terrain near me also dictates my choice of bike. I think if I lived in the Pacific Northwest or BC, a 150-160mm travel bike would make more sense. The terrain I ride daily just isn't as technical or downhilly. I owned an Enduro 27.5 but it was just too much travel, hence I sold it and got an Evil Following. I am still amazed by its composure when it gets steep and rough. TL;DR I agree with the article. In my case, all that's needed for me is my Evil Following and a DH bike and that will cover 99% of the riding I do/enjoy.
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