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erlkonig RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 4:57
Apr 20, 2018
Ellsworth Truth Gets a Remake - Sea Otter 2018
@iamamodel: It kind of puts you in mind of the Rocky ETSX doesn't it?
erlkonig mikekazimer's article
Apr 9, 2018 at 5:06
Apr 9, 2018
Goodyear's New Mountain Bike Tires - First Look
I love the blocky tread patterns.
erlkonig mikelevy's article
Mar 10, 2018 at 8:06
Mar 10, 2018
Flow Trail Overload? Or Never Enough Flow? - Pinkbike Poll
I think they're both really good. But raising the bar on danger is always going to cost us as mountain bikers, especially when what raises that bar is a trail feature deliberately put in to make it more difficult. Municipalities and land managers have a really hard time getting behind having something they're responsible for that essentially becomes a booby trap for most users. We can make it a point of pride to only have the most risky stuff under our wheels, but that's going to make us very unpopular. And we'll lose. I grew up riding on motorcycle and atv trails that turned into flow trails in snowmobile season. And while none of those trails were designed to have scary parts (they weren't designed at all), because they formed naturally with no consideration for erosion or sustainability, both uphill and downhill sections rapidly became more challenging as they washed out, bombed out, rutted out, etc., and those parts got really fun really quick! And actually that's what I miss most about those really 'old school' trails. Now we can't start advocating for making our trails more erosion prone again, but there's a lesson there: let the techy parts develop on their own and use your imagination. You may end up having to find your own tricky ways to ride a regular human being's trail. And there's some reward in that, even if it doesn't look like a terrifying amusement park in the woods.
erlkonig ns-bikes's article
Jan 30, 2018 at 12:57
Jan 30, 2018
Endless Summer Riding in New Zealand – Video
@Nicksen: They can FLY now? We're screwed!
erlkonig ns-bikes's article
Jan 30, 2018 at 10:25
Jan 30, 2018
Endless Summer Riding in New Zealand – Video
Don't turn your back on that flightless parrot, I hear they'll eat the tires right off your bike.
erlkonig samminnellphotography's photo
Jan 28, 2018 at 7:19
Jan 28, 2018
I like that he's got the seat all the way up. I used to think only John Tomac could do ginormous jumps with the seat sky high like that, but apparently that's not correct. .

erlkonig COMMENCALbicycles's photo
Jan 11, 2018 at 5:19
Jan 11, 2018
Wow, there's some atmosphere right there.

erlkonig lines's article
Dec 28, 2017 at 7:07
Dec 28, 2017
Blasting Austro-Hungarian Trail Gaps in 'Twisted Seasons'
There are places in the world where you really don't run into a lot of rocks in the soil. It's just what the ground is like.
erlkonig lines's article
Dec 28, 2017 at 6:54
Dec 28, 2017
Blasting Austro-Hungarian Trail Gaps in 'Twisted Seasons'
Yeah I don't do any tricks but now I want to learn how to do that.
erlkonig paulaston's article
Nov 23, 2017 at 16:18
Nov 23, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
So I'm going to assume there have been some new technologies that have emerged to make CNC machined parts a bit more failure resistant than they used to be in order to make a whole frame out of it. Are they extruding the pieces before machining or something? I'm just remembering from 20 years ago masses of awesome components milled from billet that looked really great but left all the inherent weak spots in an aluminum block present in the finished product. So you had all these cool cranks, stems, seatposts etc., that snapped the first chance it got. Maybe the billet forming process is better now. I'm no metallurgist but perhaps there are some on the internet that could shed some light on this?
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