chri mikekazimer's article
Oct 26, 2021 at 13:42Oct 26, 2021
Specialized Announces New Riprock Kids' Bikes
I guess Woom and others will send a million thanks to specialized for not being able to compete
Oct 21, 2021 at 0:33Oct 21, 2021
Nerding Out: Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Weight
seems like a polarizing topic reading through the comments I'd point out that a good portion of the rider weight is basically what powers the system - mainly muscles - wheras the bike is "dead mass". The same way you could argue that ride weight does not matter when climbing if you only add muscles. Which btw would also be wrong as a bodybuilder type might be good at sprints but not on usual mtb tracks. Second thing is that there is much more then purely weight what drives the efficiency of a bike. From geometry to weight discribution and the characteristics of different materials regarding flex etc. (carbon). Not to mention the effects on how a bike handles. Even downhill bikes got a lot lighter during the past 10 years for a good reason. I would argue that most riders benefit more from the handling of a lighter bike than from more reliable parts. With my 72 kg naked I have actually never had problems with lighter parts (not super light). Might be different for heavier riders but looking at e-mtb the current parts can take a lot of force/abuse even the top range / light parts.
chri alicialeggett's article
Sep 21, 2021 at 1:22Sep 21, 2021
Spotted: Wireless Electronic Suspension from RockShox
I was always wondering if its just to unpredictable for racing and a kind of electronic preset switch might be better. The latest spy shots on a fox RAD project looks like that. E.g how would the electonic know if you'd like to stay on top in rough terrain or if you'd like to suck it up. Different weather/trail conditions might also change how you'd like the suspention to work on the very same trail - especially under race conditions. Beside race and maybe bike parks I don't know anyone who changes the suspension setup depending on the trails they ride. So for the "normal" user it might benefit from such a system. But might turn out only dentists are willing to pay the price.
Sep 16, 2021 at 10:12Sep 16, 2021
First Look: Orbea Launches Longer Travel Occam LT
nice bikes For the LT I had a whishlist MX, option for DPX2, option for 160mm front, option for carbon wheels ... maybe a swat like door in the frame
chri dan-roberts's article
Sep 9, 2021 at 5:26Sep 9, 2021
First Ride: SCOR 4060 - One Frame, Two Travel Options
What exactly is against the trend on these bikes? 29", 140-160 mm, carbon, slack (but adjustable), low shock .... sound familiar to me I admit I do like how they look but overall the frame is to heavy and it's not very different from other good bikes. Given that BMC is behind this brand one could expect more.
chri mattbeer's article
Aug 5, 2021 at 3:02Aug 5, 2021
Fair Bicycle Releases Offset Saddle Clamp For RockShox Reverb Seat Posts
Not sure I would want to try anything that has a slight chance to make the seals of an reverb wear out even faster.
Aug 1, 2021 at 14:47Aug 1, 2021
First Look: 2022 Orange Alpine Evo is Slacker & Longer with Shorter Travel
Is there a competition for the worlds ugliest bike?
chri jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 20, 2021 at 5:35Jul 20, 2021
Bike Check: The Atelier Suji Wooden Hardtail is Handmade from Ash
not really that new https://www.my-esel.com/
chri mikekazimer's article
Jul 14, 2021 at 4:21Jul 14, 2021
Review: 2022 Fox 34 Fork - A Short Travel Standout
27.5 and 150 mm would be a great option for more nimble trail bikes. The 36 is just a bit too much on some bikes but 140 mm might just be to little (in the heads) I'm still on an old 26 34 with 150mm travel and still like it a lot. Although I have a 2021 36 factory on another bike.
chri nkrohan's article
Jun 29, 2021 at 2:54Jun 29, 2021
Round-Up: 21 Of the Best Mountain Bike Helmets for 2021
agree its really impressive (weight -> fit / functionality) only thing is Angi. It would be great to get it without at a lower price point. This feature is just useless for many customers and paying for it is a pain.