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foxinsocks ReverseComponents's article
Nov 3, 2022 at 5:20
Nov 3, 2022
Video: Brett Penfold Rides Trials on a Trail Bike
@aljoburr: You're right, but (a) most shocks these days are already quite dampened (much more than any shock/fork 10 years ago) and modifying them isn't trivial. My point is that you CAN do and learn many trials moves on trial/enduro bikes, but rarely on a comfortable, trail worthy, setup. As for protection - we used to have bash rings. God knows why we don't have those anymore, especially nowadays when your ride and bike depends on a single front chainring. Oh, yeah, I know- money...
foxinsocks ReverseComponents's article
Nov 3, 2022 at 3:04
Nov 3, 2022
Video: Brett Penfold Rides Trials on a Trail Bike
@vinay: gotcha. I didnt imply you thought it's easy, and it's definitely at a much more "human" level than Akrigg, but i'm just saying- don't assume this level didn't require years and years of painful and dedicated trials riding. I've seen very few riders who could do any trials moves out on the trails without proper trials/street background. Perhaps im just speaking out of some inner frustration as someone who invested significant effort into trials years ago and didn't reach a level nearly as impressive as this :)
foxinsocks ReverseComponents's article
Nov 3, 2022 at 2:58
Nov 3, 2022
Video: Brett Penfold Rides Trials on a Trail Bike
@aljoburr: There's a reason trials bikes are specific- the geometry is wildly different from most common hardtails. Yes, you CAN do it on nearly any bike, but all all those killer riders such as Akrigg/Macaskill/Ali C/Ryan Leech learned their basis on a proper trials bike. If im not mistaken, so has Brett in the video above. Trials on a trail bike is significantly harder. Some tricks, such as bunnyhops (and generally lifting the front wheel) are much easier on a trail bike, but the proper trialsy moves, and anything static, is much more difficult with all that squish. The larger geo makes it harder to weight the bike as well. Disc brakes have much more modulation than grabby trials brakes. etc... you will notice most those riders pick a smaller frame and run very stiff suspension. (and dont even get me started on any proper bash protection on mtb downtubes and cranks. those area get so bashed up when you're starting...)
foxinsocks seb-stott's article
Oct 25, 2022 at 6:59
Oct 25, 2022
First Ride: Canyon & Liteville Debut 'KIS' Self-Centering Steering Technoloy - Tech Week 2023
Well, its only natural progression... Bikes that do the pedaling for the rider have already taken over, why not let them steer automatically already? Now, if they can only go to the hospital to get stitched instead of us, and make excuses to my wife why I missed lunch again,...
foxinsocks edspratt's article
Oct 14, 2022 at 22:04
Oct 14, 2022
British Cycling Faces Criticism of New Partnership with Shell
The thought of a having bike events acting as oil commercials, and bike racers promoting carbon based fuels on their jerseys, is so GROTESQUELY absurd, it makes me wanna punch something!
foxinsocks edspratt's article
Oct 14, 2022 at 11:39
Oct 14, 2022
foxinsocks cyclesdevinci's article
Oct 13, 2022 at 8:25
Oct 13, 2022
Video: Evan Wall at Top Speed in Squamish in 'Arcade'
That sound track really, really , doesn't work with mountain biking. Like, most random songs would've worked better for the clip imho.
foxinsocks mikekazimer's article
Oct 4, 2022 at 12:58
Oct 4, 2022
First Look: Ibis Oso - Not Just an Electric Ripmo
Seriously, it's the first ebike i find attractive. Beauty!
foxinsocks seb-stott's article
Sep 24, 2022 at 2:51
Sep 24, 2022
Review: 2023 Merida One-Sixty: An Easygoing Enduro Bike
I dont get point of reviewing the 10k merida model, just because you can. Thats clearly not the relevant build most customers, especially those looking at Meridas, would go for. Ive tested my share of bikes and always felt that magazines dont do themselves any justice by reviewing the super top end impractical builds..
foxinsocks SCOTT-Sports's article
Sep 14, 2022 at 7:00
Sep 14, 2022
Video: A Perfect Pairing of Riding & Drone Skills in Ch√Ętel
man oh man that was freaking awesome! The riding is absolutely sick, the drone shots are sweet including the crashes (man, it's tough to get those shots with an FPV drone!). I loved it!
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