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fabdemaere danielsapp's article
Jan 26, 2021 at 2:06
Jan 26, 2021
Ask Pinkbike: Sketchy Carbon Bars, New Bike or Upgrade, Sharing the Trail, & Fuel Containers
@IluvRIDING: Very interesting video, I'd love to see a similar one for more traditionally shaped frames. Also for non-counterfeit. In this case the Chinese factory isn't putting its own name on the line since it says Pinarello. That being said, my main takeaway from this video is that Pinarello are criminals for charging 5K for a frame with a seattube like that. That thing would snap the first time you'd go over a manhole cover while in the saddle
fabdemaere danielsapp's article
Jan 26, 2021 at 0:35
Jan 26, 2021
Ask Pinkbike: Sketchy Carbon Bars, New Bike or Upgrade, Sharing the Trail, & Fuel Containers
@boozed: My great grandfather risked his life exploring the world, I shall do so by exploring the questionable cheap Chinese carbon components. All jokes aside, more and more of those Chinese components are getting EU and UCI certifications, it's only a matter of time before everyone realises there's not much of a difference, and the prices of Chinese carbon will skyrocket. Then our Western companies will have to bring manufacturing back home, with no expertise, and we will in turn become the laughing stock of the bike manufacturing world. All hail China
fabdemaere danielsapp's article
Jan 26, 2021 at 0:25
Jan 26, 2021
Ask Pinkbike: Sketchy Carbon Bars, New Bike or Upgrade, Sharing the Trail, & Fuel Containers
The fear-mongering over Chinese carbon is insane. Western bike companies have been outsourcing carbon manufacturing in the Far East for decades for good reason: It's cheap af, and the factories know what they're doing if you're able to communicate clearly through the language barrier (e.g.: no QC unless specifically requested). They have amassed a ton of experience and expertise over the years, and there's often no difference between your average "top shelf" name brand component and what those factories are selling, apart from the name and ridiculous price differential. Admittedly the quality control is sometimes lacking, but a quick inspection prior to installing your handlebars is all it takes, and the average Chinese factory on Aliexpress will happily send you a replacement if you received a damaged part. If Western companies are going to be shitting all over Chinese carbon, they should look at themselves first and bring manufacturing back home. I'm not paying a ridiculous price for a bike component when I could literally get the same (in matte black too :drool: ) for 20x less, made by the same factory that made the name brand component.
fabdemaere jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 25, 2020 at 12:03
Nov 25, 2020
State Bicycle Co. Releases a $400, 27.5" Klunker
@unrooted: So you're saying we want a grinder in the bottom bracket?
fabdemaere edspratt's article
Oct 17, 2020 at 6:37
Oct 17, 2020
fabdemaere fit4racing's article
Aug 20, 2020 at 2:22
Aug 20, 2020
Video: EWS Pros Face Off in an Isometric Fitness Challenge
Dynamic, but small range of motion, and no return to a neutral position (think how often you get to extend your legs to give the quads a breather on a descent), so muscles are continually contracted. Isometric makes sense. Pro moto dudes and mtbers have been doing weighted wall sits for ages after all
fabdemaere pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 10, 2020 at 12:23
Jun 10, 2020
fabdemaere sarahmoore's article
May 26, 2020 at 5:12
May 26, 2020
Video: 4 of Loic Bruni's Most Dramatic World Cup Crashes
@spankthewan: That shit was so entertaining
fabdemaere remrem's article
May 25, 2020 at 7:01
May 25, 2020
Video: Remi Gauvin Compares if Different Brake Pads Can Make You Faster
@tomoostv: https://bit.ly/2X03De3 Greg is a puzzler at heart, his mechanics probably do tons of tweaks on his bike that have no meaningful effect on the ride. A world cup mechanic's job is doing whatever needs to be done to keep a fatigued, stressed out and overthinking rider focused on the task at hand. I'm not saying the two compound pad setup has no effect, I'm just saying take all those tweaks and mods with a grain of salt and the knowledge that you probably don't have the skills/fitness/balls needed to ride a bike at a level at which those tweaks make a significant difference.
fabdemaere downtimepodcast's article
Apr 24, 2020 at 5:15
Apr 24, 2020
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