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clamps81 sarahmoore's article
Dec 19, 2023 at 13:26
Dec 19, 2023
10 Things I Loved in 2023: Sarah Moore
This content is 100% not aimed at me, but I found it interesting nonetheless and I kinda think pinkbike should do more stuff life this. I like reading lengthy articles about geometry and enduro bikes and stuff, but messing around on bikes in the woods encompasses more than that. Some of the most interesting stuff I've seen here this year has been the Pinkbike racing series and Alicias articles about recovering from brain injury.
clamps81 henryquinney's article
Dec 11, 2023 at 23:16
Dec 11, 2023
Opinion: Your Next Bike Will Be Steeper
Glad to see the banshee comment near the top, because it was what i came here to say. Tall head tube. Long back end. Slightly shorter than on trend. Lovely.
clamps81 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 6, 2023 at 23:25
Dec 6, 2023
Video: The Side of DH We Don’t Talk About - Pinkbike Racing S2E4
This continues to be the absolute best content about racing out there. How that now money is thrown at the project so that is able to continue. Can't imagine how these young riders do what they do with all the pressure on them.
clamps81 edspratt's article
Jul 23, 2023 at 1:57
Jul 23, 2023
Video: Rob Warner & Finn Iles Preview the Crankworx Whistler DH Track
@tacopop: I take your point completely, but it it raises a few questions. I'd say I was someone who is reasonably into bike racing. I'll watch the highlight shows for enduro and I used to watch all the WC catchup stuff on redbull (rarely live because the times never worked out) but I've barely botherd this year. The enduro coverage continues to be a bit of a mess and actually wathcing the WC (even with disocvery) is a gigantic pain in the arse. Why? the fcking app ecosystem and smart TVs. I got a new telly last xmas and it's a very ice thing (and LG OLED) but it has no redbullTV app (and missing various others) and trying to watch the bike stuff (even the TDF) through the prime app is crap. If you make is so painful to actually watch the thing that people who are somewhat invested can't be bothered then what chance do they stand of growing the sport. Of course, this isn't necessarily the broadcasters fault and it more to do with boring things like licensing costs for APIs and technology lock in deals and delayed broadcast timing differences between various streaming services and on demand platforms and all this sort of thing being a shitshow in general, but I shouldn't have to calednar plan and then plug my PC in and feck around just to watch people ride up/over/down a hill on a bike.
clamps81 edspratt's article
Jul 22, 2023 at 3:08
Jul 22, 2023
Video: Rob Warner & Finn Iles Preview the Crankworx Whistler DH Track
Bloody brilliant. So good to hear Warner again. Finn really good at this track preview stuff as well. Track itself looks incredile - hopefully they take the WC there at some point
clamps81 christinachappetta's article
Mar 8, 2023 at 11:47
Mar 8, 2023
Video: 'Pink It & Shrink It' - Why Don't More Brands Make Women's Specific Bikes?
This is an intersting one. Years of sitting at computers and a few broken wrists have rendered my hands and arms a total mess and I am always massively, massively overspeccing brakes for my size. I currently run hayes dominion (light lever throw on a nice bearing) with 200mm front rotor and I am at present about 60kg. I run coil front and back just to ease the battering my wrists takes as well. For a sport so reliant on our bodies, there's very little in the MTB media in reviews or component discussions for anyone who's not 'average' and while I realise this is to do with the bell curve distribution of people in general, the need to appeal to a bigger audience in general, the smaller auidience making that financially difficult and a lot of other things I do think there's worth in a few articles exploring component choice for people who aren't in the middle of that bell curve. There's plenty of discussion around heavier folk (if you're an OK rider run what pro downhillers do) but not a great deal for people who are much lighter, have mobility or strength issues in certain areas etc etc As an inidvidual sport MTB is great, because it means you can have really bad asthma or a joint thing that means you have to stop really frequently, or chronic fatigue that means you need an EMTB to an 'easy' ridew but still enjoy it (rather than your traditional ball sports). but we don't really talk about stuff that might help those people/
clamps81 SILTMTB's article
Feb 8, 2023 at 14:35
Feb 8, 2023
Propain Positive Partners With Silt For 2023 Season & Beyond
I've got a set. They are very nice and light. Bit more stiff and pingy than the set of ex511i was running, but nothing too drastic and well worth the weight saving if you're pedaling unassisted. Can't comment on durability as mine aren't even nine months old yet.
clamps81 dariodigiulio's article
Dec 15, 2022 at 8:21
Dec 15, 2022
Review: Hayes Dominion T2 Brakes
This post really illustrates how much of a preference thing brakes really are - I'm 60kg and I've never thought the a4s on my bike were too powerful. My favourite thing about them is how light the lever is for all that power, but then I do have slightly messed up wrists. I think the only option with brakes is to try and find a friends bike with a set and to ride it to see if you get on with them.
clamps81 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 7, 2022 at 9:47
Dec 7, 2022
Video: Ben Cathro's Hectic Year | Pinkbike Racing
Why are you making me cry. Please do more of this. Hands down the best content that's out there about the world cups and well worth waiting for.
clamps81 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 23, 2022 at 11:27
Nov 23, 2022
Video: You NEVER Stop Learning - Pinkbike Racing
Such a raw and honest look at things. Easily the best series about racing that I've seen. Well done everyone involved.
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