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dthomp325 edspratt's article
May 21, 2022 at 9:47
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Qualifying Results from the Fort William DH World Cup 2022
Greg, still the GOAT, damn. Representing us old people!
dthomp325 edspratt's article
May 19, 2022 at 11:48
May 19, 2022
Finn Iles Decides to Miss Fort William & Undergo Testing Following a Concussion
One easy change would be to add a round and allow riders to drop a race so they can still be competitive in the overall if they sit one out.
dthomp325 sarahmoore's article
May 19, 2022 at 6:29
May 19, 2022
Myriam Nicole Reveals She Has Been Struggling with Concussion Symptoms Since the Lourdes DH World Cup
Part of the problem IMO is the low number of races with no throw-aways during the season. It pressures both athletes and teams competing for the overall to race even if unhealthy.
dthomp325 Tajlucas's article
May 18, 2022 at 15:07
May 18, 2022
The Conundrum: More Shocks or More Shovels?
My favorite trails are the ones that change character throughout the trail. A good well known example would be Lithium on Teton Pass. First section is tame singletrack across a gorgeous meadow, then the middle section is steep and rowdy with lots of roots and rocks and line options, then the final section is smooth and flowy with berms and jumps. Or Hiline in Sedona, super flowy start, then a section of steep gnar, then more flow down to the creek. That's my ideal trail - have some steep gnar sections broken up with berms and fat groomer lips and transitions on the same trail. We do trails a disservice by segregating flow/berms/jumps and gnar/tech/rocks/roots into separate trails.
dthomp325 seb-stott's article
May 18, 2022 at 11:40
May 18, 2022
Nerding Out: Why a Lower Shock Position Doesn't Make a Bike More Stable
@hamncheez: I use Spec Zee cage. It holds great, even on full dh runs while being easy to insert/remove the bottle.
dthomp325 seb-stott's article
May 17, 2022 at 8:33
May 17, 2022
Nerding Out: Why a Lower Shock Position Doesn't Make a Bike More Stable
I have a GG with the bottle mount on the underside of the top-tube, and maybe my center of gravity is a bit higher, but it's MUCH easier to grab and drink while pedaling than the low bottle mounts, especially as a tall person. The bottle is right there, close to the handlebars, can grab it easily while pedaling without having to reach or bend. It's so much better than a bottle mounted down by the BB. I know some riders don't care because they stop to drink anyway, but I do a lot of 20-60minute climbs where I need to drink and also don't want to stop til I get to the top. Plus you drink the bottle empty at the top of the climb and then it doesn't effect CoG on the way down anyway.
dthomp325 mikekazimer's article
May 13, 2022 at 15:29
May 13, 2022
Bike Check: The 'Boostmonster' Has a 300mm Marzocchi Super Monster T Fork
You may think the short reach and 26” wheels would negatively impact stability, but the extra weight of all the crap in your cargo short pockets helped even things out.
dthomp325 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 11, 2022 at 6:12
May 11, 2022
1,300 Watt Sprints - Vlad Dascalu's Power Data Shows How Fit You Have to Be For a World Cup XC Podium
Insane. It’d be cool to see some of these stats like power and fastest lap live during the race coverage.
dthomp325 seb-stott's article
May 9, 2022 at 8:25
May 9, 2022
Review: 2022 Vitus Sommet 297 AMP - Good Performance, Great Price
I have the opposite problem even at 6'2". 170mm of travel + 29' and the front end is so high, it's hard to get the bars low enough even with a slammed stem. 648 stack is pretty damn high already.
dthomp325 mikekazimer's article
May 6, 2022 at 11:56
May 6, 2022
Editors' Choice: Our Favorite Parts From the Value Bike Field Test
The main thing I notice on cheap forks is they don’t handle the whole range of impacts. You can set them up to feel good on low speed, low force impacts or set them up to feel good on high speed, high force impacts, but they rarely work well for both. It’ll use too much travel on big hits or not enough on small chatter, will spike on big hits or be harsh on small hits, etc. A fork with a grip or charger handles all different sizes and speeds of impacts well when setup probably.
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