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dthomp325 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 3, 2020 at 11:38
2 days
The Matchup: 2020 Norco Optic or Sight? - Trail Bike vs All-Mountain Bike
My 2 cents on these "short travel rippers" are they are quite capable, capable enough that you can easily shred lightweight XC tires. So what's the point if you have to use heavier enduro tires to get the most out of it them? As soon as you put heavy tires on it likely won't out-climb a longer-travel trail bike and if you keep the XC tires it likely will neither out-climb nor out-descend a more XC oriented rig.
dthomp325 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 3, 2020 at 8:30
2 days
Val di Sole World Cup DH and XC Cancelled
@preach: I understand you probably don't live somewhere that got hit hard, but some places like NYC were a war zone. People dying left and right, overflow of bodies in refrigerated trucks. Over 100k people in the US have died. I am very glad we shutdown and were able to avoid outbreaks from reaching that peak in other parts of the US. Every major US city might have gotten as bad as NYC if we hadn't shutdown. Hopefully it's over, but it's wise to be cautious about a re-emergence of outbreaks, especially as initial studies suggest immunity is short-lived.
dthomp325 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 3, 2020 at 8:16
2 days
Val di Sole World Cup DH and XC Cancelled
@philmtb99: Fewer races doesn't make it "easier". It's less racing, but it also makes mistakes much more costly and difficult to recover from. One bad week and you're out of contention. It will likely also cause the pace to increase because riders know they don't have any throw-away weeks. Riders looking for a contract next year have fewer chances for results and it seems like it will increase the pressure and make it more difficult, not less.
dthomp325 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 1, 2020 at 15:41
Jun 1, 2020
Bike Checks: Alex Volokhov's Rocky Mountain Slayer & Maiden
I don't think I could compress an 850lb spring at all.
dthomp325 mikekazimer's article
May 30, 2020 at 7:48
May 30, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: What's the Farthest You've Ever Ridden in 24 Hours?
I rode about 165 miles off-road in the 24 of Old Pueblo race, but the impressive thing is that the winning pro men typically do DOUBLE that 320+ miles. I did 10 laps the year I raced solo, winner usually gets 19 or 20 in. Smooth and relatively tame elevation, but still more than 1k per lap, so it adds up quick.
dthomp325 edspratt's article
May 28, 2020 at 11:25
May 28, 2020
5 Different Storage Solutions on the EWS Circuit
@tgent: I am curious as well. I guess gauze and tape would be useful. I asked my doc once about stuff for a real emergency like quickclot and pain killers and she wouldn't give me a prescription because I didn't have proper training to use them.
dthomp325 edspratt's article
May 28, 2020 at 8:10
May 28, 2020
5 Different Storage Solutions on the EWS Circuit
@ismasan: Saddle bag doesn't work on many bikes because the wheel hits the bag when the suspension compresses and the dropper is down. It's a nice option if you have a hardtail or enough clearance.
dthomp325 edspratt's article
May 28, 2020 at 8:04
May 28, 2020
5 Different Storage Solutions on the EWS Circuit
@WAKIdesigns: I don't understand vests. Your nips are cold, but your arms are hot or something? I don't ever ride in conditions where such a thing would happen.
dthomp325 edspratt's article
May 28, 2020 at 8:02
May 28, 2020
5 Different Storage Solutions on the EWS Circuit
@betsie: Bibs with pockets are pretty nice too.
dthomp325 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 23, 2020 at 7:27
May 23, 2020
The Best Tech From Nove Mesto XC World Cups
@clink83: Enduro bike typically has double the sag on the rear. 25-30% sag rear and 10-15% sag front. At least for race setups.
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