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fattyheadshok rossbellphoto's photo
Jul 13, 2018 at 4:09
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Good perspective shot here on how steep this track is.

fattyheadshok natedh9's photo
Jul 13, 2018 at 4:02
3 days
Sideways!

fattyheadshok Stevbeco's article
Jul 13, 2018 at 3:52
3 days
A Love Letter to Val di Sole From a Super Fan
Your sentiments were eleoquently expressed sir, and I share them with you 100%. There is no other sport as captivating as Mountainbiking. You perfectly captured the spirit of what it’s like to be in a crowd at a top level DH race. Again it’s like no other sport. The stoke is infectious and fans get to mingle with the world’s best athletes. Try that at any other top tier conventional sport. Very well written sir. Doubly so considering that English isn’t your first language.
fattyheadshok redbullbike's article
Jul 12, 2018 at 19:22
Jul 12, 2018
Video: Gee Atherton's Vallnord Course Preview POV
Gee, that was friggin awesome! Your commentary was superb. The audio was excellent and the ridiculousness of your talent level and your athleticism quite apparent. You are the man.
fattyheadshok pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 12, 2018 at 4:06
Jul 12, 2018
fattyheadshok mikelevy's article
Jul 12, 2018 at 3:11
Jul 12, 2018
Yep, Here's Your 13-Speed Drivetrain - Eurobike 2018
Yeah OK here goes my tuppence on this one... gearboxes suffer from mechanical loss. And simply cannot be thrown through gears the way we do with derailleur systems... Slam that thumb lever hard, feel those satisfying clicks under your thumb, feel that chain momentarily loosen and then grab the newly selected cog with all the tenacity of a pit bull playing tug-o-war. Thrust the pedals and keep digging in on the climb. Gearboxes will never ever provide that kind of real-time feedback. However... the above described sensation only applies to a properly tuned derailleur system. The drawbacks are many, not the least of which is the fact that you’re dealing with an exposed drivetrain. Best case scenario it’s like a vinyl record... gets a little degraded with every play. Worst case scanario... Huck a blind drop and have your derailleur slam into a trailside rock upon landing. You’re quickly going nowhere at that point. Introducing hydraulics into the equation and thinner chains only adds to the failure rate. I’m running Saint 10 speed modified with OneUp cage and cog to give me 11-42 range. Guess what...? Once in a while I’m in the wish gear (wish I had a lower gear) but I’ve only gotten stronger, my setup is burly as it gets. DH stuff is built to take abuse folks. The shifting is XTR smooth, and 10 speed setup is easy. No firmware, no hydraulic lines, no shifting without feedback. The gearbox idea is a good one for many reasons, but they simply must fix the way they inherently shift. You’ve got to be able to bang that stuff around when you need to. No one stops pedaling during a technical climb when they need to downshift. They lighten up a bit, yes, but gearboxes require complete unloading. Hence the clutch, or torque converter, in a motorized vehicle. I’ll deal with a 3% mechanical loss but I refuse to give up the way we shift and ride.
fattyheadshok mikelevy's article
Jul 12, 2018 at 2:45
Jul 12, 2018
Yep, Here's Your 13-Speed Drivetrain - Eurobike 2018
@IronWheel: You got down votes for that comment. Well here’s an upvote. In the words of a certain Mr. Scott, aka: “Scotty” that we all remember fondly... “I canna change the laws of physics cap’n!”
fattyheadshok paulaston's article
Jul 11, 2018 at 6:48
Jul 11, 2018
The New Five Ten x Adidas Shoes Explained - Eurobike 2018
Bring back the Cyclone. I literally had to take mine to the cobblers!
fattyheadshok alexcgevans's article
Jul 10, 2018 at 8:11
Jul 10, 2018
Eurobike Randoms II - Eurobike 2018
@vjunior21: Thanks for that link. I kinda already knew that was the case, just wasn’t sure about what. Feeling very salty about the current state of affairs. I’m well aware of the fact that the folks in the main to get hurt by this wonderfully crafted new “trade policy” are going to be those who actually still work in manufacturing here in this country. Which makes it even more bizzare on so many levels. And yeah Orange bikes are friggin great. Taking single pivot simplicity to its apex, hand welding with a refined “mad max” look. I dig em.
fattyheadshok pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 10, 2018 at 4:05
Jul 10, 2018
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