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humoroususername mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2017 at 5:22
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It's Alive: Santa Cruz Reveals the V10 29er
@brncr6: yeah but what is the point? All it does is requires people to spend lots of money to compete. Why not just mandate the wheels at 27.5? Keep the costs down for everyone while in no way hindering bike tech development. I like seeing real innovations not just changing the most basic standards that require people to spend a fortune with no real benefit.
humoroususername mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2017 at 5:04
2 days
It's Alive: Santa Cruz Reveals the V10 29er
@timmo8: well if we just want faster with no why not widen the tracks and make them smoother? This kind of progression just annoys me because it just makes the playing field less level and favours the big teams. As you see in the article Santa Cruz will pick the fastest bike for the particular race track. Privateers and smaller teams will not have that luxury. And like it or not there is almost no other sport where there is so little regulation of equipment standards which in a lot of ways is cool but I think you should at least have to lock in your wheel size for the year. At the end of the day it's the fastest rider we want to see win and hopefully in a spectacular fashion as it is a spectator sport trying to attract funding. Again I come back to the F1 comparison, it's much faster now but less exciting to watch and the cars are too easy to drive. Big wheels and plus size tyres will have the same effect just making things which were once a place where the top riders could separate themselves from the bunch too simple. And all for what? A slightly lower overall finishing time for everyone.
humoroususername mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2017 at 2:41
2 days
It's Alive: Santa Cruz Reveals the V10 29er
"Regardless of thoughts on wheel size it is awesome to see the progression in the sport and brands all pushing to develop and support an idea like that. " Really? Is this really what we call progression? Bigger wheels. It's not exactly rocket science. Also since when is faster better simply because it is faster. Formula One cars are now 10 seconds quicker than they were in 2001 but if you watch the races from back then they don't look any slower. If anything they look much faster because they are more on the edge and ragged. A modem Formula One car is faster but duller than ever before. The only difference is that in Formula One the safety technology has come along with it. With these new bikes guys are going to be going faster with no increase in skill or effort. It just seems pointless and increases the risk of injury even further. The bikes will probably look slower on the TV feed too. I don't see why things like wheel size can't be mandated by UCI. These bikes will not be more fun or more exciting to watch than the old ones...therefore what is the point?
humoroususername RichardCunningham's article
Apr 22, 2017 at 7:45
Apr 22, 2017
The Beginning of Modern DH? 1994 Foes LTS Prototype - Sea Otter 2017
@poah: on a pedantic note I think you will be surprised to learn how many innovations have come from fiat in the motoring world. Fiat were and still are prolific innovators in the motoring world... But I guess that's no fun to say
Jan 17, 2017 at 11:31
Jan 17, 2017
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 16, 2017 at 11:11
Jan 16, 2017
Behind Cam McCaul's VW Adventure - Video
@Jokesterwild: brand loyalty definitely ain't stupid but you can get lucky/unlucky with any cars. In my experience Subaru have been a nightmare with head gasket failure and crazy expensive repair prices. And hg failure is very common on Subaru's. And their diesels are bad too. VW/Audi are renowned for poor reliability. I don't mind small issues but it's when the cost of repair becomes too expensive that I have a problem.
humoroususername pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 16, 2017 at 11:08
Jan 16, 2017
Behind Cam McCaul's VW Adventure - Video
So who exactly do you think pays his wages? Who pays for all the "free" content on this website? Sponsors, that's who.
humoroususername laurenjenkins's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 15:57
Jan 13, 2017
Snapshot: Examining the UCI's Changes to World Cup DH Racing
@racerfacer: I think about this regularly. Acceptance of PC culture is insanity. You cannot socially engineer a nation. It has been tried and failed many times. You keep saying "as a society we can do a better job of welcoming women to top end sport". I just gave you a very clear example of how men of all ages make a talented girl very accepted within the sport. They do more to encourage her than they would for any young males. Yet somehow they need to do even more? Now how exactly is the uci going to change the fabric of society enough that more girls pick up bikes? Are women going to stop wearing makeup suddenly to ensure more tomboyish girls don't feel left out when they do something mucky? Unlikely. Are they going to stop using sexuality when it suits them to ensure they aren't written off as a sideshow? Again unlikely. Hannah Barnes is a pro mountain biker based on her looks alone. Can you name one male mountain biker who can say that? How can you have equality when the opportunities can never be the same? Let's look at modelling. Why do female models earn so much more than men? Should we just force more men into fashion shows in the name of equality? And while we are at it should we insist they are paid the same as the female supermodels despite the fact no one gives a shit about them? Women are every bit as responsible for society being the way it is as men. This denial of reality in favour of a hypothetical ideal is in my opinion completely bizarre.
humoroususername laurenjenkins's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 15:37
Jan 13, 2017
Snapshot: Examining the UCI's Changes to World Cup DH Racing
@KeithReeder: I've never been on the breitbart website. Can't really see your point there. Is that your response to everyone that you may have an inkling disagrees with you? Subliminally accuse them of being some sort of subversive white nationalist by associating them with a website known for having people like that on it? Attack the messenger and not the message is a great tactic of those who do things for "the greater good". If you have a point make it, otherwise stay quiet and try to learn something. Like a civilised person.
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