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commentsectiontroll jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 10, 2019 at 2:00
Oct 10, 2019
commentsectiontroll jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 10, 2019 at 1:59
Oct 10, 2019
Britain to Remove Tariffs on Non-EU Bicycles in Event of No-Deal Brexit
@justanotherusername: they don’t read what others say mate, they just burry their heads and keep repeating themselves I am fully open to sit down and have someone convince me with rational evidence based arguments about the benefits of cutting loose. So long as it’s based on fact or at least has some credible source behind it Sadly the whole leave narrative is propped up by Mr Gove saying people have grew tired of the views of experts, which (fundamentally) undermines the whole process of objective thought. There are much bigger and dangerous things working subtly behind the scenes in all of this about how people are being controlled and manipulated to benefit a few billionaires betting against the pound
commentsectiontroll washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 0:06
Oct 7, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@dc40: maybe am just a parental wimp then, which is the elephant in the room for all us who ain’t cool with it
commentsectiontroll washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 6, 2019 at 15:45
Oct 6, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
@plyawn: I have encouraged my kids to ride and really enjoy it, we recently did our first uplift. However I would never let them hit stuff I know (based on my own 20 years in the game) that is of high consequence. And yea all Mtb is high consequence, but some more than others Am glad am not the only one who has mixed views on this. As I say, fair play to the lad and he clearly loves it. But is it the right call as a parent to get your kid at that level of risk ?
commentsectiontroll washingtonoutdoorfamily's article
Oct 6, 2019 at 14:09
Oct 6, 2019
Video: Little Shredder Sending Big Lines on 20" Wheels in the Whistler Bike Park
There is another kid like this up my way. Similar vibe, shreds and sends at a level twice his age. Currently recovering from a broken femur I think. Interesting take on the IG page of late. I get the don’t wrap them in cotton wool vibe, I am also on board with the getting your kids into a sport you love. I (personally) wouldn’t want my kids to be at risk of the implications of crashing a 40ft gap. Yea it’s as selfish for me to crash on it given I have a family and responsibilities etc etc. But at least I had 33 years on this earth so far to look back on
commentsectiontroll d3o's article
Oct 1, 2019 at 5:44
Oct 1, 2019
Video: Follow Tahnée Seagrave's Road To Recovery
Mental courage, the more you realise the achievement that came after the adversity the more impressive it becomes Its been said many times, but its worth saying for both you and Myriam; Mad props !
commentsectiontroll Sleeper-co's article
Sep 19, 2019 at 3:22
Sep 19, 2019
Photo Report & Highlights: Ard Moors Enduro 2019
@rifrafi: You seem to presume I have been up riding them, which I havent. I have a long and sentimental attachment to Carlton DH, having rode it when Ian Cation was first cutting it in through the heather back in like 1998, testing the original bomb hole near the bottom. Basically grew up riding there as a kid and can remember the Weds night duel slalom sessions that went down on the field next to the Cleveland Way. Am happy to see it is still relevant to UK MTB. Should probably race one but I am too busy trolling
commentsectiontroll danielsapp's article
Sep 18, 2019 at 7:57
Sep 18, 2019
Specialized to Close its Website this Friday in Support of Global Climate Strike
Quick, everyone bash keyboards hard with hate for the big S
commentsectiontroll danielsapp's article
Sep 18, 2019 at 7:55
Sep 18, 2019
Specialized to Close its Website this Friday in Support of Global Climate Strike
So having owned many bikes over the past 20 years or so, as an anecdote from my own experiences….. If you ride a bike (in the UK where it rains 180 days of the year) and ride it in anger you can probably get 4 years out of it. Maybe 5 or 6 if you are super careful with bearings. There is some assumption that bikes can take everything we can throw at them but in reality every time you ride one (in anger) you will stress the frame, increase the likelihood of a crash or dent and wear all the drive train / moving parts. I am no josh bender but most of the bikes I have owned (with the exception of my most recent trail bike) have cracked in the end, or got to a point where the enjoyment of riding them is offset by the need to constantly replace parts (see secondary environmental impacts of buying new tyres, wheels, chains, mechs, brake pads, brake oil all of which are technically consumables too). I think people forget how much of a pasting modern mountain bikes take every time they go out, its like comparing a normal car with a WRC car. If you want to reduce environmental impacts really don’t ride one cause you will always be wearing something out, Certainly don’t do uplifts or use chair lifts, or drive to any riding venue. In summary buy a road bike or go swimming (fun times!)
commentsectiontroll danielsapp's article
Sep 18, 2019 at 7:47
Sep 18, 2019
Specialized to Close its Website this Friday in Support of Global Climate Strike
It’s a tricky one to balance this, on the one hand if you really want to make a difference as a bike brand make a bike that will last 8 years with bearings and a frame that can take a lot of sh!t. But then on the other hand, if you did that you would make way way less money and probably fail as a business, or have to lay most of your staff off. Also this would only work if everyone else did the same thing, human nature is always to covert the new and shiny. There is a lot of self righteous sanctimony preached on here (not by you here btw!) where they expect the likes of spesh to simultaneous do both the above. Big firms suck, small firms make weird bikes that cost too much. In the PB comment land if you run a bike brand you are dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t.
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