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dfiler mattwragg's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 8:34
Feb 24, 2017
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
I think a lot of people haven't considered the difference between trails in urban parks and trails far from civilization. This article completely misses that distinction. In areas where you seldom encounter other people on the trail, ebikes won't cause significant problems. But in city parks there is conflict on the horizon. Parks in or near urban areas are frequented by casual trail users who don't have much experience or etiquette. This includes bikers, hikers, stroller pushers, dog walkers, etc. Kids and even adults will get a new ebike and go ripping through the park without realizing that they're bringing a stealth motorcycle to a pedestrian trail. They will have far more speed than news rider have historically had. Prior to the advent of ebikes, speed was gained in conjunction with experience. Now people will have speed without experience. In my local park we already have enough trail conflict on nice weather days. Getting from the parking lot to the single track requires passing dozens of walkers. Between every singletrack segment, we must again pass walkers with dog leashes, strollers and headphones. Those walkers might only go to the park twice a year and have no clue they're about to be buzzed by a rider on a silent motorcycle. They already get so startled that they yell and literally leap off the trail. I've seen a bunch of angry yelling and even a couple walkers fall over from being startled. But ebikes aren't going anywhere. They're amazing. Unfortunately they will also cause conflict in heavily traffic'd parks. Motorized vehicles will have to be limited in some trail systems and not others. The fact the motor is electric is just a distraction
dfiler mikekazimer's article
Feb 13, 2017 at 8:06
Feb 13, 2017
RockShox Lyrik - Review
@wildcatwilly: The point was, if you're looking for plushness but haven't maxed the adjustment of your current fork, try adjusting the current fork first. For example, my pike was a horrible fork before adding air tokens to decrease the air chamber size and thus make it more progressive. I had to keep the pressure high to avoid bottoming out and that eliminated all plushness. Adding tokens made it tuned to my riding and terrain and made it an incredibly plush fork. The difference is huge, even bigger than switching to another fork.
dfiler pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 27, 2017 at 19:01
Jan 27, 2017
dfiler pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 24, 2017 at 11:36
Jan 24, 2017
Cam Visits Squamish - Photo Epic
Title should have been: "VW visits Squamish - VW Photo Epic"
dfiler vernonfelton's article
Jan 24, 2017 at 11:31
Jan 24, 2017
Five Ten Freerider EPS - Review
@RikkiSH: Try gators or pants that cover the top of the high-top. That prevents water and snow from flowing straight in. Granted, it doesn't help if you step in deep water. Seriously, boot gators might be exactly what you're looking for.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 12:31
Jan 13, 2017
BikeYoke DeHy - Review
@groghunter: What you said was clear. You just didn't understand the counter-point. Rear derailers don't cover the cable and are exposed to waaaaaay more water, mud, grit, etc. If rear derailers aren't a problem, then the even better covered and less exposed amount of cable of this dropper lever shouldn't be a concern at all. My entire bike is currently covered with a layer of mud so thick you can't see what color it is... except for the outer ends of the handlebar. They are out of the way of splashed and wheel flung mud.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 10:08
Jan 12, 2017
BikeYoke DeHy - Review
@groghunter: Not enclosed? This setup is less exposed than a derailer cable. If you don't have trouble with your rear derailer freezing, there wont' be any problems with this either. You probably couldn't make it freeze even if you tried.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Jan 11, 2017 at 8:58
Jan 11, 2017
BikeYoke DeHy - Review
Eh? We ride in freezing conditions all year and cable actuated derailers freezing isn't a problem. In the past decade I've seen more hub palls freeze in the unengaged position than I've seen cables freeze. If anything, cable actuated seat posts should be even less problematic than shifters/derailers; one end is completely enclosed.
dfiler vernonfelton's article
Jan 4, 2017 at 8:20
Jan 4, 2017
What's the Perfect Tire Width For All-Around Riding? - Pinkbike Poll
@Axxe: Agreed. It's unfortunate we ended up with base 10 instead of base 12. The down votes are probably from people who don't understand that it is equally simple yet more easily divisible.
dfiler redbullbike's article
Jan 4, 2017 at 8:12
Jan 4, 2017
Best Bike Moments of 2016 - Video
Backflip double tailwhip barspin! Wait what?
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