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cthorpe vernonfelton's article
May 18, 2017 at 21:38
May 18, 2017
First Look: Intense's New 29er DH Bike
Theres some other protos shown in these photos.
cthorpe vernonfelton's article
May 18, 2017 at 21:35
May 18, 2017
First Look: Intense's New 29er DH Bike
Thats a beautiful bike! Long live beautiful CNC work! accessing the lower shock bolt looks like a pain though.
cthorpe mikelevy's article
May 18, 2017 at 17:22
May 18, 2017
Ban the Berms? – Opinion
I wouldn't say I'm anti-berms. But I certainly feel theres such a thing as too much trail work. I personally will choose a naturally flowing and technical trail over a buffed and bermy roller coaster type trail on most days. I would also agree with this article in the sense that small subtly notched snyper berms are far more satisfying overall than rolling around multiple 3ft+ walls of packed dirt.
cthorpe SCOTT-Sports's article
Apr 28, 2017 at 12:51
Apr 28, 2017
Lourdes Track Preview With Brendog and Gaetan - Video
The fact that the podium guys are separated by 10th of a second and often less, on tracks like this is amazing. It really shows how precise and on the edge these guys have to be to win a WC these days. These guys are avoiding mistakes that us mere mortals wouldn't even register as a mistake. Humbling
cthorpe rossbellphoto's article
Apr 27, 2017 at 13:08
Apr 27, 2017
Tech Randoms - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
220mm rotors... Called it. Wheres my cookie.
cthorpe fraktiv's article
Apr 26, 2017 at 0:31
Apr 26, 2017
The Edge of 17 - Your DH World Cup 2017 Preview
With 29r dh bikes gaining traction it probably wont take long for racers to want more stopping power for those wagon wheels. I predict the new Boost Post Mount standard and Plus rotors in the near future....because "New Standards" are the new standard.
cthorpe rideformula's article
Apr 23, 2017 at 19:52
Apr 23, 2017
Formula CTS Technology – New Approach to Fork Tuning
Similar to what Marzocchi tried to do with tuneable shim stacks amd varying weight ti springs. And like Marzocchi you probably wont be able to actually find these parts for sale anywhere.
cthorpe pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 23, 2017 at 13:38
Apr 23, 2017
Downhill Results - Sea Otter Classic 2017
I dont think anyone should be reading into these results for the WC guys. Theres no benefit for them to push hard at the odd-ball Sea Otter track and risk a crash right before their real season starts.
cthorpe pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 22, 2017 at 9:52
Apr 22, 2017
An e-Bike Everyone Can Get Behind - Sea Otter 2017
very very cool. Adapted cycling can change the lives of so many less fortunate people. This is what the industry needs more of.
cthorpe RichardCunningham's article
Apr 12, 2017 at 9:47
Apr 12, 2017
Polygon Square One EX9 and its R3ACT Suspension - Where it Came From and How it Works
This is reminiscent of the old Maverick bikes in a way. Although drastically different of course. A little funky looking at first but it quickly grows on ya. Would love to give it a whirl. Sounds promising.
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