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eblackwell seb-stott's article
Jun 22, 2021 at 11:48
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Video: Mullet vs 29er With the Same Geometry - Which is Faster?
I think the biggest takeaway here is that shorter riders are not at any kind of meaningful disadvantage riding a mullet set up. If it’s basically the same speed for someone that’s 6 foot 3, it’s going to be faster for someone who is shorter and would have their positioning and movement on the bike compromised by a larger rear wheel.
eblackwell pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 18, 2021 at 10:20
Jun 18, 2021
Video: 7 Pro DH Bike Checks from Crankworx Innsbruck 2021
Totally agree. He is actually asking interesting questions about set up choices, like Laurie's crowns or Reece's flat pedal switching, whereas a lot of bike checks are just people listing parts.
eblackwell andrewneethling's article
Jun 17, 2021 at 10:53
Jun 17, 2021
Podcast: Leogang Race Review with Ed Masters & Andrew Neethling
@Larkey1: Totally agree. Riding flats is great for practicing your riding position and skills, but I think racing on clips is going to be faster the vast majority of the time for this reason - it is so hard to do a flat out descent on flats without your feet moving and compromising your position on the bike.
eblackwell seb-stott's article
Jun 15, 2021 at 7:23
Jun 15, 2021
Cannondale Launches a 26" Dirt Jump Bike called Dave
Having bought a jump bike a couple months ago, I could not agree more.
eblackwell seb-stott's article
Jun 14, 2021 at 22:54
Jun 14, 2021
Review: The Geometron G1 is Designed to Be Future-Proof & Adapatable
@Arierep: While there are certain exceptions, I think the general trend is towards smaller bikes for EWS racing, or at least a significant subset of the top racers that prefer smaller bikes. For example, if you look at the top 10 at Finale last year, the vast majority are on recommended or smaller than recommended size for their height, (with Jesse shortening his bike over the off season). And for most of the riders, we're talking about frame sizes that are modern but not extreme like the Geometron in this review. Which EWS racers have you found that have size up? I can only think of Greg Callaghan who I think was on an XL Spartan for a while, but I don't know if he raced on it.
eblackwell pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 10, 2021 at 21:38
Jun 10, 2021
Video: Leogang Practice Insanity - Up To Speed with Ben Cathro
Reece on flats - bold move. If he wins again he's going to look like an absolute genius.
eblackwell jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 9, 2021 at 8:17
Jun 9, 2021
Two-Time BMX Rider of the Year Brad Simms Joins Canyon
Oh this is cool! Simms' has always struck me as such a cool rider because he seems to have insane general athletic ability as well as incredible bike handling skills. I remember seeing a video or photo of him bunny hopping over a 4ft-plus fence, and then jumping it on foot.
eblackwell NOBLwheels's article
Jun 8, 2021 at 12:28
Jun 8, 2021
Video: Dean Tennant Shreds Mount Prevost
eblackwell edspratt's article
Jun 4, 2021 at 12:03
Jun 4, 2021
UCI Releases Sustainabilitiy Guidelines as it Sets Goal to Become Carbon Neutral
@burnermtb: On your point about transferring your carbon emissions from your car to the electric grid - this isn't exactly true. EVs are more efficient than comparable internal combustion engines (ICE) vehicles because they lose less energy to heat. An EV powered with a coal powered electric grid is often still 'greener' than a comparable ICE vehicle (but not by a huge amount). If you live somewhere like British Columbia, the story is very different, as about 90 percent of our electricity comes from renewables, making an EV significantly better emissions-wise. I totally agree with your point about improving the grid--and the advantages of nuclear--but it is worth considering how the 'micro' changes, such as buying an EV will change the demand for electricity development when done on a population level. If a large chunk of the population starts buying EVs there will be a financial incentive for power companies to scale up their energy production. With the combination falling renewables costs and social pressure, a good deal of this energy production will be less emission intensive than fossil fuel burning plants. This is not to say that macro-level changes are not needed--they are needed very badly--but rather to suggest individual action isn't completely useless.
eblackwell jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 2, 2021 at 12:00
Jun 2, 2021
Update: Tom Pidcock Returns to Riding 6 Days After Breaking Collar Bone into 5 Pieces in Vehicle Collision
No kidding. I think the popular perception of road cyclists is that they are softies who shave their legs, which is pretty silly considering their sport comes down (in large part) to who can endure the most pain for the longest.
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