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gumbytex RyanLeech's article
Jun 13, 2018 at 8:01
Jun 13, 2018
Ryan Leech On How the Risk Paradox Affects Mountain Bikers
I don't consider myself a Strava dick - I worked out all my Strava-related bad behavior a few years ago. But one thing I wonder is how much more injury prone I am because of Strava. Strava makes me perpetually want to go faster - I'm always trying to beat myself, or my friends, to get that performance-related dopamine hit that a downhill KOM, PR, or trophy induces. If I weren't trying to go faster ALL THE TIME, I bet I'd get injured less... ...typing this in a hand brace, just got out of my cast yesterday...
gumbytex RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2018 at 11:28
May 25, 2018
First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed
@Jimmy0: when you're on an illegal trail 5 yards from a road that rangers patrol, yes, it can be.
gumbytex RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2018 at 9:53
May 25, 2018
First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed
It'll be nice for us who may or may not ride illegal trails and don't want a freehub to alert the, uh, authorities to our presence. Would buy.
gumbytex RichardCunningham's article
May 7, 2018 at 8:30
May 7, 2018
Diamondback Release 3 - Review
If they'd build an enduro-ish bike I'd absolutely put them on my shortlist for the next bike. Maybe 29", 66-65HA, 74-76STA, 475-500mm reach XL, 135-160mm travel, threaded BB and water bottle space... I bet they'd sell a lot more bikes than only having this offering and their burlier offering (which has dated geometry). Pleeeeeease DB....please?
gumbytex JeffWeed's article
May 4, 2018 at 13:11
May 4, 2018
gumbytex mikekazimer's article
May 2, 2018 at 6:52
May 2, 2018
Nukeproof Mega 275C RS - Review
How long can brands like Trek, Santa Cruz, Yeti, etc. maintain their $2-3k premium over direct-to-consumer brands like this? There's no way I'm *not* buying a Nukeproof or YT for my next bike. They've gotten too good, and I can't stomach the huge premium I'd have to pay buying from a retail shop with their distributor and retail markups (that literally just go to paying extra people whose hands the bikes pass through).
gumbytex pinkbikeaudience's article
May 1, 2018 at 13:37
May 1, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Unwanted Unclipping, Badly Bled Brakes, & Toolbox Tips
@AgrAde: possibly, but it's common that when you pull up you aren't pulling up in a perfectly straight line (especially with a quick explosive action like a bunny hop or jump). I used to have the same problem. Keeping your feet planted on the pedals by not pulling up fixes that problem.
gumbytex pinkbikeaudience's article
May 1, 2018 at 13:17
May 1, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Unwanted Unclipping, Badly Bled Brakes, & Toolbox Tips
Coming unclipped isn't a gear problem, it's a technique problem. You shouldn't be pulling up on your feet off a jump - you should be pressing your weight into the jump, releasing the pressure, and letting the rebound off the lip get you into the air. Same with a bunny hop - you're not supposed to pull up. Watch a tutorial video or two on bunny hopping. MBR.CO.UK does some good ones. So does Seth's Bike Hacks. Both on YouTube.
gumbytex paulaston's article
Apr 27, 2018 at 7:05
Apr 27, 2018
YT Tues - First Look
Riding my trail bike (Hightower, 475mm reach XL) down a super technical -40% trail in my area made me realize the place for shorter reaches - the longer the reach, the harder it is to get really far back over your rear wheel when you need to. It's not just for uphill - unreasonably long reaches might be nice for "normal" trails, but when things really get hairy steep and techy, you want to really be able to get dat ass back faaaaaar in relationship to your bb.
gumbytex mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 7:08
Apr 20, 2018
Quarq's TyreWiz Lets You Check Your Tire Pressure With Your Phone - Sea Otter 2018
Tires deform, they don't decrease in volume (compress the gas inside) as they hit an obstacle.
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