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eblackwell pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 21, 2020 at 8:17
May 21, 2020
Video: Ben Cathro Does Baseline Testing & Builds A Home Gym For World Cup Training - Walk The Talk Episode 3
Stoked for footage of this upcoming downhill track! Loving this series.
eblackwell jamessmurthwaite's article
May 20, 2020 at 7:30
May 20, 2020
Getting to Know: EWS Privateer Louis Jeandel
@tdotrider: Definitely a 2020 Sight, I own the same one. Probably just a translation issue or a mistake with his English as he says he's still learning!
eblackwell jamessmurthwaite's article
May 19, 2020 at 8:22
May 19, 2020
Millyard's Hyper Ride Shock Returns
Having owned a Transition Sentinel, and read Steve Jones' praise of that shock, I can only imagine what a blast that thing is to ride!
eblackwell ChainReactionCycles's article
May 7, 2020 at 13:06
May 7, 2020
Video: Sam Hill Gets Loose on Dusty Trails in 'Dealing the Dirt'
All Sam Hill content must be watched. That is the rule.
eblackwell mattwragg's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 17:10
Apr 30, 2020
Opinion: Ode to an Oddball - Rediscovering Two-Wheeled Fun
@just6979: No you're right, it's not that it's not fun to ride the right bike (riding a gnarly descent on a long, slack enduro bike at full-speed is insanely fun), or that you can't play around on it, it's just a different kind of fun. I certainly won't be quitting MTB to ride gravel anytime soon, but I'm lucky enough to be able to have both, so changing it up and getting to ride something totally foreign (a drop bar bike) is a blast. Trying to figure out what you can get away with on a glorified road bike is a totally different experience than riding on an MTB. Sure you can go hit the middle-schoolers jumps on your MTB, but it definitely isn't the same sensation you get when you know you're taking the bike out of its depth or going on silly adventures. You can have fun on pretty much any bike, different bikes just make it easier to have different kinds of fun.
eblackwell mattwragg's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 12:33
Apr 30, 2020
Opinion: Ode to an Oddball - Rediscovering Two-Wheeled Fun
Love the sentiment of this article, but I disagree somewhat with the assessment of gravel bikes (recognizing I might have somewhat of an unorthodox take on gravel). As someone who grew up racing downhill and still races enduro regularly (when there isn't a global pandemic), I am in full agreement with Matt on the fact of going downhill is of primary importance. On my mountain bike, I will never make a set up choice or put a component on that compromises the bike's descending capability (no matter how minor) for the sake of climbing performance. So for me, a big part of the fun of a gravel bike is precisely because they suck at going downhill. Honestly, they are absolutely terrible. But that makes them completely hysterical to ride, imbuing the ride with that same sense of childhood excitement that Matt describes riding his 29+ bike. With drop bars, narrow (but knobby) tires, poor brakes, and rigid seat posts, you are essentially always on the wrong bike, regardless of terrain. A road bike is better on the road, a mountain bike is better on the trails. Gravel bikes kinda suck at everything, but because of that, the ride is no longer about performing at your best, or riding as fast as you can. Instead the enjoyment comes from two sources: exploring new places and finding out what kind of silly things you can get away with on a glorified road bike while wearing tights. The jumps a few 6-year-olds built in your local park or the mellow rock roll on your local blue trail is suddenly feel like Rampage features. Gravel is inherently dumb, and that's what makes it great.
eblackwell pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 23, 2020 at 8:22
Apr 23, 2020
Video: Is The Season Over Before It Started? - The Privateer: Walk The Talk Episode 2
The best. Need more footy from Ben slapping turns on that rut track though.
eblackwell daanschel's article
Apr 13, 2020 at 8:10
Apr 13, 2020
eblackwell rossbellphoto's article
Apr 12, 2020 at 9:58
Apr 12, 2020
Bike Check: Greg Callaghan's Devinci Spartan
Agreed! More of these please PB.
eblackwell pinkbikeoriginals's article
Mar 22, 2020 at 12:52
Mar 22, 2020
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