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jclnv RADventure's article
Nov 15, 2017 at 7:43
Nov 15, 2017
Reflecting on the Enduro World Series 2017
"One run practice, totally. I think it just levels the field way more, you're just reading the trail as you're going then, more freestyling, that is the beauty of it really." This of course.
jclnv pinkbikeproductions's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 16:13
Nov 14, 2017
Yoann Barelli: Pinkbike Hot Lap - Video
Creatively fucking the trail. The spirit of Enduro!
jclnv Tom-Cardy1993's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 19:51
Nov 7, 2017
Tom Cardy: 2017 Season Highlights - Video
He can't corner for shit.
jclnv mikelevy's article
Oct 23, 2017 at 9:03
Oct 23, 2017
jclnv paulaston's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 22:41
Oct 20, 2017
Felt Bicycles 2018 - First Look
Correct link.
jclnv RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 13:01
Oct 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: What If....?
What if we stop putting out click bait polls to impress perspective advertisers with our traffic numbers?
jclnv paulaston's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 19:13
Oct 19, 2017
Felt Bicycles 2018 - First Look
Here's what happens when someone who knows what they're talking about designs XC race bikes. Don't let that stop you from being content with your compromised junk though.
jclnv paulaston's article
Oct 18, 2017 at 15:24
Oct 18, 2017
Felt Bicycles 2018 - First Look
@TheRaven: No, you have a great bike ruined by a steep head angle. Just because you aren't very discerning doesn't mean others can't be. Some people would like bikes to advance in capability. @pandafoo: Handles fine relative to what? Have you compared it to something slacker? How much faster and less nervous would it be if it was slacker? Not to mention how much more capable it would be. Meaning that it would be enjoyable to ride in more technical races. I could probably ride a BMX around some of the trails around here. It would suck and be painfully slow but it would be possible. A hardtail would be a lot faster but would beat you up too much, a crap geo, 28lb, 120mm FS 29" would be better, a 25lb version would be better still but would be hard work on the descents, if it had 110mm of really good suspension, the geo of a 140mm trail bike yet still only weighed 25lbs we would really be getting somewhere. You see, that's how things get better. You don't put a Fiat engine in a Ferrari and call it a day and you don't design a mountain bike with fucking toe overlap. Go watch half the field in the BC bike race walking down shit and loosing minutes on over the course of the day on the descents simply because they're riding bikes with dated, nervous, geo that inspires zero confidence.
jclnv paulaston's article
Oct 18, 2017 at 11:19
Oct 18, 2017
Felt Bicycles 2018 - First Look
@TheRaven: No, it's critical just like BB height, seat angle, front centre/rear centre. You can have all the other numbers pinned but if you put a 350mm BB height on an XC race bike or a 70 degree head angle the thing is broken from a handling perspective. You are pointlessly limiting the bike by doing so. Fact. It's easy to see if you read how concerned these guys are with shortening the "chainstays" how they are entrenched in the marketing dogma of bike geometry rather than real world handling and performance benefits from geometry.
jclnv paulaston's article
Oct 18, 2017 at 10:57
Oct 18, 2017
Felt Bicycles 2018 - First Look
@TheRaven: No, I think you're missing the point and using a nonsensical analogy but I'll go along with it regardless. A DH bike from a decade ago is now on average 3 degrees slacker, same for a 160mm. Go look at the geo on a decade old XC race bike and you'll find nearly zero difference with the two XC bikes in this test apart from larger diameter wheels and maybe 10mm reach. @panadafoo: Yeah I like numbers, numbers are facts. What are the alternatives? A spiritual element to bike handling? Feel free to bring your 70 degree head angle bike up to BC for a ride anytime.
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