iamamodel

Started racing triathlon in the eighties, then went to road, then XC, then DH. I also raced endurance, X-terra, BMX, 4X. Lots of digging and some DJ. Mostly digging. These days its trail riding and racing XC and endurance events.

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iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 20, 2018 at 23:14
18 hours
Video: Eddie Masters Gives Pivot's Firebird 29 an Epic Introduction
Specialized SWAT bibs + Salomon Soft Flask or two.
iamamodel CrankedMedia-Aus's article
Jun 20, 2018 at 0:19
2 days
iamamodel RichardCunningham's article
Jun 19, 2018 at 5:29
2 days
Revisiting the Birthplace of Shimano
I wonder what music the robots play? Kraftwerk? Ludacris?
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 16, 2018 at 15:12
Jun 16, 2018
Adrien Dailly Injured While Training
On the contrary, I think "we all" would prefer to see him win when everyone was at their best. It's called 'competition'.
iamamodel danielsapp's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 18:27
Jun 14, 2018
Mountain Biking's Troubled Roots & the Hope in Marin County
Marin definitely has some old money: a pair o' dimes, pair o' nickels, and a pair o' pennies. And those may cost you $400.
iamamodel RichardCunningham's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 15:55
Jun 14, 2018
Bike Check: Brett Tippie's Glow-in-the Dark YT Capra 27 - Crankworx Innsbruck 2018
@jflb: I agree. The variability and dynamic nature of MTB is why we love the sport, but it also makes it harder for boffins to study in a lab. My goal was to address the OP's concerns. If he is hitting rocks, going from 175 to 170 or 165 will be far more beneficial than detrimental.
iamamodel RichardCunningham's article
Jun 14, 2018 at 2:55
Jun 14, 2018
Bike Check: Brett Tippie's Glow-in-the Dark YT Capra 27 - Crankworx Innsbruck 2018
@titaniumtit: https://www.active.com/cycling/articles/crank-length-does-size-matter TL:DR: 170 or 175 makes no difference (0.5%) of max power, and shorter cranks give you faster power delivery. So if you are hitting rocks, go for shorter cranks. The leverage of longer cranks can be achieved by changing gears (interesting that pedal speed is INCREASED with longer cranks). By the way, I know I've only put one URL up there, but it is the best in the amount of time I cared to spend looking because I know after reading many articles/studies on crank length you won't find an article that says that 5mm change in crank length vastly affects power or endurance or anything you care about. But it does affect rock striking. Personally, I just run what came with the bike and put crank boots on. And then I go ride.
iamamodel mikelevy's article
Jun 13, 2018 at 0:37
Jun 13, 2018
Review: Crankbrothers' Klic Digital Floor Pump + Burst Tank
Sure compressors are cheaper, but I like that I can use my Bontrager Flash Charger late at night, early in the morning, and take it to a race or to the accommodation on a trip. And it is quiet the rest of the time too. The gauge on the Flash Charger is out by 5-6 psi, so I like the digital gauge on this. Upside on the Flash Charger is simplicity - no need to move hoses or gauges or flip the press-on head. And I'd use a separate digital gauge anyway until I trusted the CB reading.
iamamodel mikekazimer's article
Jun 12, 2018 at 0:38
Jun 12, 2018
Review: Race Face Turbine R Dropper Post
I don't understand why this exists, except for bikes that come OEM with RF product. I do like my Fox Transfer. It has been reliable for about two years now and shows no sign of wear. Glad the service manual is now available.
iamamodel davetrumpore's article
Jun 10, 2018 at 20:21
Jun 10, 2018
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