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Fuji SLM 2.4 LTD carbon (M/L)

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Recently got this bike in a trade, and it’s just too big for me. Pretty sweet setup for someone looking to get into XC racing. Specs: Fork: Manitou Marvel LTD Brakes: Shimano non-series hydraulic Drivetrain: SRAM GX 2x10 (quite new, shifts beautifully) Wheels: Stans Arch EX Some things to be aware of: -Will need a new rear thru axle (~$60). Current one is missing its lever. -Headset could stand to be replaced -Frame size is nominally a Medium, but Fuji’s sizing for this model year runs large. Seattube is 19”, recommended for riders 5’11”-6’2”

getrad24-7 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 22:32
Mar 10, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@CeliaCF: Seriously. I thought the MTB community was actually getting somewhere. What an absolute disappointment this thread has been.
getrad24-7 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 15:13
Mar 10, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@metaam: True that. Obviously that’s not it though. Idk. Certainly food for thought.
getrad24-7 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 14:42
Mar 10, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@metaam: Howdy! Yeah, I agree with most of what you’re saying. Tricky situation, for sure. I tried to dig up some studies for the sake of well-informed discussion, but unfortunately there just hasn’t been that much research. Best I could do was the Bearden article I posted, (which nobody really seems to be addressing) and a literature review of studies on the subject, which I haven’t quite had time to wade through just yet. In any event, I think you’re getting at something by suggesting another category. I am, however, gonna take that in a different direction and propose that maybe it’s time we rethink how athletes are categorized. Not all men’s bodies are the same, nor are all women’s bodies. Some women are stocky, muscular sprinters; and some men are featherweight hill climb specialists. So there is quite a bit of physiological variation within each of our current categories. But our goal, presumably, is to have people competing against people who are biologically similar to them. Given, too, that many people (intersex and nonbinary folk, as well as those of us in the awkward middlin stages of transition) would prefer to respond “no” to the ol “man or woman” question, it seems there could be a better system. I don’t pretend to know what that system would look like, but it would ideally avoid the thorny issue of defining “man” and “woman,” and allow trans people to race our damn bikes without feeling miscategorized or receiving death threats. Anyway, I’m glad you responded. Nice to talk to somebody who actually wants to have a discussion.
getrad24-7 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 13:32
Mar 10, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@WAKIdesigns: “gender issues of any kind have literally zero influence on my life.” Excellent realization you’ve come to. Hopefully that means you’ll stop trying to weigh in on those issues.
getrad24-7 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 11:53
Mar 10, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@WAKIdesigns: Wow, finally, my very own WAKIdesigns rant! I guess I’m kind of honored. Did you read the article I linked? Because from your response, it doesn’t seem like you did. It’s a pretty damn good study of the effects of MTF transition on athletic performance. Jillian Bearden races in the women’s field because, post-transition, she no longer has the male musculature and hormones that made her competitive in the men’s field. She is no longer BIOLOGICALLY a man. And dude, I’m by no means transitioning in order to sandbag the women’s field. Honestly, the gendered structure of bike racing was one of the only reasons I could think of to NOT transition, but ultimately the desire to not want to die all the time won out. Aaand now I get to deal with weird bullshit like this. If I keep racing in the men’s field after I’ve “fully transitioned” (and you’re right, that does mean different things to different people, but to the UCI, it means testing below a certain level of testosterone) I’ll likely place pretty terribly in my current USAC categories. But if I start racing as a woman, then any result I achieve (no matter how hard-fought) will immediately be subject to the invalidating critique “yeah, but you used to be a man.” I don’t think anybody would actually go to the trouble of transitioning just so they could be ridiculed like that. Nothing about this is as obvious as you’d think. “There are very strong gay men out there and if they decided to transition they would beat the hell out of women.” There are a lot of misconceptions baked into this sentence. First: gender and sexuality aren’t linked like that. It’s not a matter of liking dick so much that you just DECIDE to become a woman, but an innate and often terrible knowledge that your gender is not the one assigned to you at birth. Please look up gender dysphoria. If you actually want to have this discussion, I’d suggest you inform yourself better on the issue at hand. As one of ya boi Peterson’s colleagues likes to say, “facts don’t care about your feelings.” All you’ve given me here is some sensationalist garbage about how trans women are invading women’s cycling so they can get easy wins. That’s just not the case. There are plenty of trans people in sport, and very few make it to that upper echelon.
getrad24-7 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 7:44
Mar 10, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@Malky79: First off, thanks for coming at this from a respectful angle and actually engaging with the points I’m making. I truly appreciate it. That said, I’m not sure what you mean by “genetic advantage.” Why would someone’s genotype (not hormones, musculature, or any other physical characteristic) impact performance? Throw me a source if you’ve got one, but that kinda just seems like conjecture. I realize that it’s hard to imagine one’s physiology changing as it does on HRT if you haven’t experienced it yourself. If you want to understand these effects, Jillian Bearden (former elite men’s road racer, current elite women’s road racer after years of transitioning) is a prime example: https://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/07/first-female-transgender-pro-cyclist-colorado-classic-2017/
getrad24-7 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 9, 2019 at 12:50
Mar 9, 2019
Burning Question: Why Don't More World Cup Downhill Teams Sponsor a Woman?
@Boardlife69: I realize you're trolling, but as a mountain biker (and courier, road cyclist, cyclocrosser, dirt jumper, you name it) who is currently transitioning male-to-female, I hope I can actually shed some light here. Hormonal transition does a lot more than just make you grow dem tiddies. The combination of estrogen and testosterone blockers causes a whooole lot of physiological changes. Mainly, muscle mass decreases, body fat is redistributed, and you lose that testosterone drive. After a certain point in transition, an average trans woman is pretty goddamn similar to an average cis woman (save for really unalterable shit like... your skeleton, I guess). Now, I've only been on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for about four months, so I currently wouldn't feel comfortable entering a women's race. That will likely change, albeit at some point much later down the line, when my physiology no longer grants me an unfair advantage. But, in a male-dominated sport like mountain biking, does my male upbringing still grant me some sort of advantage? I do agree that it's a complex issue, and I won't pretend there's a simple solution, but trans people want to race bikes too.
getrad24-7 RichardCunningham's article
Mar 4, 2019 at 20:26
Mar 4, 2019
Marin Releases the 2019 Mount Vision
@acali: aww, they belong together!
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