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ctd07 dan-roberts's article
May 29, 2020 at 14:35
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Behind the Numbers: Unno Dash
@Ooofff: yeh really savage burn there, actually the deliberate trolling in my comment was out of frustration for the fact that I try to progress and learn to ride every feature while so many stand around jerking over numbers but not actually progressing their riding.
ctd07 dan-roberts's article
May 29, 2020 at 14:29
3 days
Behind the Numbers: Unno Dash
@crazy9: haha that's what I was getting at. There's a huge marketing push to have all the latest trendiest numbers and a lot of new people are buying into it, always talking about geometry and suspension trailside and switching to the latest bike every six months, convincing themselves its made a difference, when in reality their riding hasnt improved and they havent got any quicker. There's a direct correlation with strava users as well, where an i-phone will get you 6 seconds faster on a downhill than a an android phone, so not a reliable metric in any way. Meanwhile the guys on old second hand bikes who don't stand around talking are constantly improving and becoming better riders, through effort and skill
ctd07 dan-roberts's article
May 29, 2020 at 2:36
May 29, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Unno Dash
Its all just part of the current movement followed by a large number of twats whereby geometry and kinematic numbers are the new version of ''check out my new nike air jordans", instead its "my new ride has got the trendest 76° seatpost and the steeziest 64° head angle, such a long reach brah!". It seems to only be newbies to the sport and Germans who actually care about these numbers though. Personally I can hop on any bike, regardless of age and spec and ride it down the same trail and over the same jumps and drops without any adjustment... so I'm not a strong believer that these numbers actually matter a whole lot...
ctd07 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 27, 2020 at 13:37
May 27, 2020
Randoms From the VR Taipei Cycle Show 2020
@hamncheez: coldest my winter gets is 18°c
ctd07 pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 23, 2020 at 2:29
May 23, 2020
ctd07 sarahmoore's article
May 22, 2020 at 15:19
May 22, 2020
Video: Lockdown Get Together with Rachel Atherton, Jolanda Neff, Isabeau Courdurier & More in 'MTB Women of the World'
You're all too busy arguing over corona virus and china and just being generally insular to realise the rest of the world exists
ctd07 propainfactoryracing's article
May 20, 2020 at 15:32
May 20, 2020
ctd07 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 20, 2020 at 1:14
May 20, 2020
ctd07 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 19, 2020 at 13:06
May 19, 2020
Millyard's Hyper Ride Shock Returns
Sick of hearing about this shock that's never available, the only review I've ever seen was pretty underwhelming, with lots of quirks, like no sag point etc
ctd07 dan-roberts's article
May 16, 2020 at 1:46
May 16, 2020
Behind the Numbers: Commencal Meta TR 29
@BeaverCreaker: Another factor why a lot of people believe the linkage is irrelevant is due to the fact two designs that look very similar can operate differently due to changes in link angles etc, some designs have a lot of 'mechanical inefficiency' built into the linkage i order to create a 'pedal platform', typically a lot of designs that have firm pedalling will have very obtuse angles between the seat stay and rocker link etc, so a lot of bump force/energy is directed into the frame/bearing and not to the shock, a more compliant design will have the rocker link closer to 90° to the seat stay for more natural motion
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