hIDesert mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2021 at 6:26Apr 5, 2021
Review: Oura Ring, The One to Rule Them All?
what if my hand falls asleep?
hIDesert seb-stott's article
Mar 12, 2021 at 5:58Mar 12, 2021
Tested: Does a Lockout Actually Make Climbing Faster?
I just got my first modern geometry full suspension bike after riding a fatbike with 29 plus wheels for the last 5ish years. After being overwhelmed with the sheer number of possible adjustments, I decided to go with the "always open" strategy and that way not have to think about the shock setting. Over the last week or so, I've started to use the rear lockout and on my bike, with my style, on my regular trails, it is an absolute advantage. I have an Alchemy Arktos with a Fox dpx2. I like the full lockout setting for long, sustained climbs, the trail mode for pedal sections/traverses and wide open for downhill. There are a couple of downhills that have pedal sections and I'll reach down and switch the shock into the middle setting to get some speed. I live in Boise, ID where my rides are roughly 1,000ft of climbing per 10 miles of trail. I am seated 99% of the time when I climb. I leave the fork open because my weight is so biased toward the rear (long legs, short torso). Obviously, this is an opinion based on anecdotal evidence, but I've made better time and noticed a lesser perceived exertion and gotten off fewer times since using the lockout. I think a handlebar remote option would be tempting. I am not sure I'd want the fork to mimic the setting of the rear.
hIDesert trailcreativesmtb's article
Mar 9, 2021 at 14:45Mar 9, 2021
Video: Rob Warner Tries to Rebuild his 1996 World Cup Winning Bike
this is legitimately entertaining. Authentically, organically funny, innit? I want to see Rob and Ricky Gervais together.
Mar 9, 2021 at 13:18Mar 9, 2021
North Carolina Trails Closed After Coyote Attacks on Mountain Bikers & Hikers
I am seriously curious as to whether this was an eastern coyote (coywolf) or western coyote. I live in Idaho and though they may be dangerous in a pack, I wouldn't be the least bit alarmed at a lone (western) coyote. The eastern coyote (coywolf) is a different animal altogether.
Mar 9, 2021 at 5:17Mar 9, 2021
Earthbound's High Pivot Bike is Made From Bamboo & Carbon
Beautiful bike. Well done, @earthbound-bikes.
hIDesert alicialeggett's article
Mar 8, 2021 at 7:18Mar 8, 2021
Staff Rides: The N+1 Bikes of Pinkbike Editors
I think I need to go back and read more of what Alicia Leggett has to say.
hIDesert alicialeggett's article
Mar 6, 2021 at 20:36Mar 6, 2021
Round Up: 6 Ways Mountain Bikers Use Tape to Keep Their Bikes (and Bodies) Fast
Tesa 4298 is indistinguishable from Stan's tape.
Mar 1, 2021 at 5:53Mar 1, 2021
Slack Randoms: Another Cyclist Falls Through the Ice, A New Suspension Stem & More
Safa Brian is gonna be in sooo much trouble with the UCI.
hIDesert pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 5, 2021 at 8:29Feb 5, 2021
Friday Fails #156
3:08-at least twice the skill of the average FF clipstar. I aspire to fail that well.
Feb 3, 2021 at 5:30Feb 3, 2021
Video: The Struggles Behind the Scenes of Danny MacAskill's 'Slabs'
or a jet-pack. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-uk-mountain-rescue-are-trialling-jet-packs-to-help-them-get-to-patients-quicker.html