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emptybe-er SCOR's article
Jul 3, 2022 at 20:42
Jul 3, 2022
SCOR Launches Range of Kids Bikes
@MT36: Did you show him how to ride a pump track, bunnyhop with a heavy fork hanging off the front, or was it a weight-appropriate rigid bike? Do you think he would be where he’s at if he would’ve started with a heavier bike? Of course some kids start and learn sooner and can actually deal with the added weight of suspension but that doesn’t mean every 20-24” bike needs a fork. If you were 65lbs would you rather use air pressure from nice big tires or put a fork on that weighs 15-20 equivalent lbs? Did you guys ride as a kid?? I jumped, rallied trail, all that without suspension. Just the extra weight of mag wheels and a larger frame on my next bike was enough to turn me off, was no longer flickable.. I had no need for suspension, like the vast majority of kids.
emptybe-er SCOR's article
Jul 2, 2022 at 19:05
Jul 2, 2022
SCOR Launches Range of Kids Bikes
@CDT77: For 20-24” bikes, geometry and weight is much more important than suspension, I remember distinctly.. And how many kids are going on serious trails on 20-24” bikes? Maybe quit trying to turn your kid into a mini me on the serious trails and let them just have fun? I see parents dragging their kids out on boring trail rides dressed in lycra way too much.. Kids don’t care about scenery or smelling the pines, they have short attention spans and want to have fun. Just a thought.
emptybe-er SCOR's article
Jul 1, 2022 at 20:28
Jul 1, 2022
SCOR Launches Range of Kids Bikes
So they can learn fundamentals without extra weight/variables
emptybe-er SCOR's article
Jul 1, 2022 at 20:25
Jul 1, 2022
SCOR Launches Range of Kids Bikes
@CDT77: That’s a load of crap. Kids were ripping rigid bikes way back in the 70’s- 80’s! Those bikes were not easy to ride. Kids first need non-suspension requiring skills like bunnyhopping, jumping, wheelies, turning. Learning to rip on a rigid bike is important imo.
emptybe-er SCOR's article
Jul 1, 2022 at 20:17
Jul 1, 2022
SCOR Launches Range of Kids Bikes
We all managed to push ourselves on rigid bikes as a kid. I don’t think I would’ve liked the extra weight from suspension on my little 20”
emptybe-er sarahmoore's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 2:00
Jun 27, 2022
emptybe-er sarahmoore's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 1:57
Jun 27, 2022
Video: Kirt Voreis Heads Out on a Street Mission With His Ramp
This needs to be a series, if anything. I would’ve joined beta for shit like this.
emptybe-er sarahmoore's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 1:54
Jun 27, 2022
Video: Kirt Voreis Heads Out on a Street Mission With His Ramp
@gnarlysipes: Looking at his ramp I’m guessing it it’s about 3’ tall, about a 50 degree lip with a 10-12’ constant radius. So it’s a somewhat short and lippy jump and would probably buck the average rider into a beautiful scorpion A constant radius is easier to make and trace because you can just use a string tied to pencil for the arc. It’s a great way to make a tranny if you want pop and can handle it! Same deal though, start with the jump height you want, then lip angle and then give it the tranny you want by swinging an arc from the lip, if that makes sense.
emptybe-er sarahmoore's article
Jun 27, 2022 at 1:33
Jun 27, 2022
Video: Kirt Voreis Heads Out on a Street Mission With His Ramp
@gnarlysipes: I’m sure there weren’t any plans, he can just freehand any tranny he wants. A good all around plan though: just determine the height of jump you want, then lip angle (45-50 deg lip for more sendy and 50+ for something lippy), then make a long arc from the lip angle to the front of the jump to determine length of jump you’ll need. Instead of a constant radius, use a parabola so the tranny’s arc mellows towards the lip a bit. That way you’ll compress more before the lip instead of at the lip.. You can use a lightweight fishing rod (flyrod is great) or anything bendy to determine and trace the arc. Then just cut it out and trace for the other side.
emptybe-er sarahmoore's article
Jun 23, 2022 at 23:17
Jun 23, 2022
Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk in 'Better Late'
@Sweatypants: Idk. All the top dh racers are within fractions of a second of eachother. So racing skill can’t be all that exclusive. An unsposored dh’er can have a good race and place in the pros times. I don’t see any random people posting edits that show anything close to semenuk’s skill level. A lucky day isn’t gonna cut it. He used to race dh, I imagine it wasn’t challenging enough. Maybe challenging from a fitness standpoint but not so much from skill.
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