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cwatt connected-project's article
Sep 17, 2017 at 7:55
Sep 17, 2017
The UK's Leatherhead Trails the Largest Skatepark in Europe - Worth It, S01 EP17 - Video
What a heartbreaking yet inspiring story. Moreover, what a anazing mom. Thanks for sharing.
Aug 22, 2017 at 18:03
Aug 22, 2017
Whistler Bike Park: Trail Engaged, Episode Two - Video
I expect a large company Iike Whistler to silently think they know better than their customers; I didn't expect them to create a video series telling that to our faces. Not sure how I feel about this.
cwatt vernonfelton's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 8:10
Aug 10, 2017
2018 Devinci Spartan - First Look
@atrokz: What was the frame-only price before?
cwatt vernonfelton's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 7:51
Aug 10, 2017
2018 Devinci Spartan - First Look
The new frame design is an improvement over the old, no question. A few thoughts are: 1 - one advantage of a Trunion mount is the ability to run a shorter eye-to-eye. However, a Trunion-mount on a rocker-link means the shock mass actually rises in the chassis. There is plenty of room beneath the lower eye to move the shock weight down in the bike, albeit some nifty engineering would be necessary. Perhaps a consideration on the next version. 2 - I know people have already suggested a short CS on XL frames is a bad thing, and I don't disagree. Rather, I'd like to see companies start offering rear-end geometry that mimics the front-end; short CS on Small frames, long CS on Large/XL frames. A 6'3" rider is going to experience a 430mm CS on an XL frame a LOT differently than a 5'7" rider on a small. 3 - It's nice to see the 165mm travel. Even though I'm not an Enduro racer, I think it's an appropriate amount given the bike's intended purpose, especially in a sea of bikes that range from 140-170mm.
cwatt redbullbike's article
Aug 5, 2017 at 10:03
Aug 5, 2017
Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup Qualifying Highlights - Video
I wonder if someone will gap from the resteraunt into that rock-garden landing...
cwatt pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 4, 2017 at 19:09
Aug 4, 2017
Qualifying Results - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2017
We really are watching history happen right now with Gwinn. He is the Wayne Gretzky of mountain biking.
cwatt vernonfelton's article
Aug 3, 2017 at 11:14
Aug 3, 2017
Interbike Is Leaving Las Vegas... For Reno - News
I think Interbike needs to give people a reason to spend quite a bit of money in travel and accommodations cost to physically attend the event, and provide attendees with something that they can not otherwise get somewhere else. I see the future of Interbike as a combination of festival and bike-demo, with the emphasis on the bike demo; an opportunity for enthusiasts to rub elbows with one another and the brands of choice. Demo events are gaining popularity, offering a try-before-they-buy / see if the grass really is greener on the other side kind-of opportunity without shelling out $5,6...10-grand in the process. At present, consumers are reduced to a parking-lot if they want to throw a leg over some new equipment. Smaller companies who may not have the marketing budget or a World Cup team could have equal representation at a demo-based tradeshow. Even the large retailers (namely Trek, Specialized, Giant) can benefit from this for the same reason. Thus, I would put emphasis on the terrain / riding selection more than I would a stuffy conference centre. Just my 2c.
cwatt TransitionBikeCompany's article
Aug 2, 2017 at 7:44
Aug 2, 2017
Transition's New TR Eleven Carbon DH Bike
Did anyone else notice the ALL BLACK Fox 40???? Love it!!!
cwatt ninepointeight-9point8's article
Jul 27, 2017 at 14:39
Jul 27, 2017
Sid Slotegraaf: Unfinished Business - Video
I agree, but I also understand if Sid is moving from Squamish to get a stable, fair-paying job respective of the cost of living. The last time I was in Squamish I had a laugh at all the 1st generation Tacos (Toyota Tacomas) and 2004 Subaru Foresters parked in peoples' driveways. I initially thought it was just 'mountain culture' but speaking with some of the locals it's pretty clear that they drive near 20-year old vehicles because the mortgage payment on their $800,000 townhouse is crushing them financially. Compare paramedic salaries for example between BC ($27/h) and ON ($34-42/h) and it's easy to see why someone might make the move.
cwatt RichardCunningham's article
Jul 26, 2017 at 15:40
Jul 26, 2017
Polaris Debuts Fox Live Valve Electronic Suspension - Coming to Bikes Soon?
Yeah, it shouldn't be too difficult to sense the pedal-bob motion and close the compression circuit to counteract it. It'll be more difficult however to separate that movement from compression forces from a bumpy trail without also integrating some-kind of pedal-meter that tells the system when you're pedalling and when you're not.
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