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May 7, 2022 at 12:22
May 7, 2022
cwatt henryquinney's article
Mar 11, 2022 at 9:12
Mar 11, 2022
Opinion: Why 3/4 Shells Aren't As Silly as They Look
@curendero: it’ll match the rest of my body, so at least I’m being consistent. Besides, I don’t choose a helmet based on how my face will look.
cwatt edspratt's article
Feb 12, 2022 at 15:43
Feb 12, 2022
Video: Neko Mulally Shares the Details on his Race Bike
This is awesome. Looking forward to the next video.
cwatt henryquinney's article
Jan 28, 2022 at 7:46
Jan 28, 2022
Opinion: Why 3/4 Shells Aren't As Silly as They Look
HI, I’m really thankful for your comment because I agree with a lot of what you said with exception to one key point you made — ‘why wouldn’t you want the added face protection?’ The way I look at it is this — if I want to take a 120mm 29er ‘downcountry’ bike out to get rid of my COVID belly I keep telling my partner I’m going to get rid of but keep eating pizza, because pizza, I’m reaching for a classic ‘mountain bike helmet’ like the Fox Speedframe. Great helmet with excellent rear protection for that good ‘ol occipital lobe. But if I’m riding a 140mm 27.5” bike where I’m going to be ‘earning my turns’ with some fireroad climbing but there’s a few features I plan to boost on the way down, a 3/4 helmet (i.e., the Fox Dropframe) is a ‘step-up’ in terms of protection. One way to think of it is, I’m not doing timed runs from a start-gate and I’m not doing anything I wouldn’t do on my BMX with a similar open-face helmet. So when do I I reach for a lightweight fullface like the Fox Proframe? When I’m thinking about my time. Do I think it’s overkill for anyone doing fireroad laps and stopping 1/2 way down to admire some sweet sphagnum moss? Absolutely not. Those helmets offer face protection and excellent breathability. For me however, I think 3/4 helmet is the way to go.
cwatt sarahmoore's article
Jan 26, 2022 at 7:59
Jan 26, 2022
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything with Norco Bicycles
@regdunlop: I was not, no. I’m reluctant to say which brand because I don’t want to distract from the question of 27.5” wheels and riding styles. However, that is interesting to know re: Ibis, thank you.
cwatt sarahmoore's article
Jan 25, 2022 at 8:18
Jan 25, 2022
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything with Norco Bicycles
I recently spoke with a small North American bike manufacturer about stopping production of their 27.5” model rather than investing in updating it. They said they were watching industry trends and were worried when a much larger manufacturer was struggling to sell one of their new 27.5” models. For riders who prefer to ‘jib’ their way down a trail, good geometry helps but you can’t beat physics. So, what are the internal conversations on how is Norco balancing the exploding 29” demographic who might prefer a more ‘planted’ experience with riders who want to spin and flip trail features? Is it simple business motives by following the dollar, or does Norco have a particular vision of user experience they are attempting to balance?
cwatt TEBP's article
Jan 24, 2022 at 17:40
Jan 24, 2022
Bike Check: Intend BC Founder Cornelius Kapfinger's Euro-Tastic Last Tarvo
Why not flip the shock the other way? It’s a lot less inertial mass to move the piston than the entire shock body. Better ‘off the top’ / small bump compliance and more ‘active’ feeling suspension. Just my 2cents.
cwatt alicialeggett's article
Jan 12, 2022 at 15:44
Jan 12, 2022
Video: The Story of Neko Mulally's Self-Designed Bike - Frameworks Ep. 1
I wished he talked more about the kinematics and geometry decisions.
cwatt jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 8, 2021 at 11:20
Dec 8, 2021
Christchurch Adventure Park ‘Bro Zone’ Renamed ‘O-Zone’ Following Social Media Backlash
@mior: I thought ‘bro’ was an abbreviation for ‘brother’…
cwatt mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2021 at 11:06
Dec 8, 2021
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything with Pinkbike's Tech & News Editors
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