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Apr 12, 2017 at 5:45
Apr 12, 2017
giveitall14 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 25, 2017 at 7:41
Feb 25, 2017
Neck Braces - Should You Be Wearing One?
I'll chime in, I wear one. My main reason is I have two discs in my neck that are fusing together from an injury (not biking related) I DH'ed for about 5 or 6 years before buying a neck brace. When I rode without it I had a couple crashes were I couldn't tuck and roll and had a side loaded crash where my head was the first to hit. The problem was I was able to take the force but it left my neck sore for a month and had to do physio regularly to get it back to form. So after a good few crashes I got a neck brace. The biggest crash I had with it was at highland this past summer full side load head first cracked helmet but my neck felt fine, did it prevent any serious injury I can't tell you that but it did prevent over extension and allowed my keep riding. As for the feeling uncomfortable I felt the same the first couple runs but adjusted to it, after I talked with my sports physio (I got lucky and deal with one that was a cyclist) and gave me insight that I was originally over extending my neck in turns and by slightly changing body position I could achieve the same effect and sight line without cranking my neck.
Jan 18, 2017 at 8:54
Jan 18, 2017
giveitall14 bcenduroseries's article
Dec 15, 2016 at 7:47
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giveitall14 mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 6:24
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@makdthed: I won't speak for bikethrasher but here in Canada it's pretty rare to actually see a moped like Europe has, what we have are E-bikes which are like mopeds but have pedals attached to them so if you have a choice you can "pedal" them. People use them for city commuting or they can't get a licence (you don't need a licence or insurance to ride these). There has already been issues with these things on city trails with people driving them down them since they are technically not a motorized vehicle as long as there are pedals. Not exactly the same as a pedal assist bike but at least that's were issues arise in my neck of the woods.
giveitall14 mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 6:13
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
@mgolder: I think his point was made these aren't hard to modify objects you can already buy kits put them on dh bike and essentially make them dirt bikes but are still classified as an e-bike. I'm not sure how it is in your area so I won't comment but in mine you can get mopeds with pedals that are E-bikes but require absolutely no human power unless you want to just push or twist the throttle and go. I know the argument is for pedal assist bikes but I've already seen E-mtb's with a throttle sure it was probably aftermarket modification but it can be done and is done. The problem is how long will it take for trials to be shut down because of this loop hole, my local trail is on conservation land we lease it with the agreement that no motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails so then the argument is well it pedal assist until enough modified ones show up then what happens?
giveitall14 mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 5:20
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
Edit- did a double post for some reason
giveitall14 mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2016 at 4:56
Sep 30, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Is It Still a Mountain Bike If It Has a Motor?
I don't know if it is certain brands or what but I've see a couple "E-Bikes" at our local hill and they seem to go pretty quick without pedaling up and across. So if the argument is that it helps pedaling I haven't had to see one actually have to be pedaled in order for it to move. Another point is that sure they are currently limited to a certain speed but it's not like you can't modify it to go faster, sure you kill the battery faster but it can be done. E-bikes are a great thing for general biking purposes it helps people get out that can't but for mtb it's a slippery slope, how long will it be until there are v10s with electric motors strapped to them on your xc trail pretending to brap around. I'm sure it's different else where but I have seen old DH bikes with gas powered motors attached and I'm sure its just a matter of time. These are the down sides I have seen. One question for those how say they are good for people with previous injury I'm kind of wondering what sort of injury would keep you from pedaling but not controlling the bike, I ask this because currently I'm recovering from a knee injury which hurts like hell to put power down when climbing up hill but also when holding a line while cornering and going through rough stuff so I don't see how a E bike could help me. Just curious about other people experiences before I make an opinion.
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