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jddallager andy9's article
May 25, 2019 at 6:58
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Who Has the Best Espresso in the Pits? - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2019
Great job, guys.....and all in the name of science! DeLorme won on his stylish garb -- Scott won on the world champ espresso cups -- and you guys won on the creativity!!
jddallager mikekazimer's article
May 9, 2019 at 16:48
May 9, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
@R-M-R: Nice to see the immediate negativity! Get outside and ride!
jddallager mikekazimer's article
May 9, 2019 at 16:32
May 9, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
Just to stir the pot a bit more.....and I don't work for Pinkbike or receive any sort of MTB remuneration from anyone. Lee McCormack (Lee Likes Bikes) had an article about bike geometry on Pinkbike several months ago (RAD/RAAD, etc.) and there was going to be a followup. I must have missed it.....or it never happened. Regardless, he even gets into the rise/sweep of the bars relative to the fork stem location and how that affects handling. I'd have to say that most MTB'ers should be realistic about the type riding they do and get a bike set up for that. If you spend most of your time in the saddle, a close-to-road road setup is probably best. If you spend equal amounts of time going up and downhill, get a dropper post. If you spend most of your time going downhill.....who cares where the saddle/STA angle is when the dropper post is bottomed out? Philosophy: All the bikes are so good today....it's the rider who is the limiter. We're counting the angels (NOT ANGLES!!) on a pinhead (fork offset, STA, bottom bracket height, etc.) instead of using the "big axe" most of us demonstrate in our everyday MTB'ing. Even if I used the same bike Sam Hill rides set up for me, I'd still never even complete the courses he rides without walking. Same for Emily Batty and Jolanda Neff et al. And if most of us spent the same amount of time practicing basic MTB skills as we do reading and contributing to these so-called enlightened discussions, we'd be way better MTB'ers. ME TOO!! Ride what ya brung ....get better skills.......and ENJOY IT!!!!!!
jddallager mikekazimer's article
May 9, 2019 at 15:37
May 9, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
Here's my $5 Million MTB bike industry idea: forks that allow you to select either 51mm or 44mm offset (like many do on rear dropouts now). Mechanical only though!!! :-)
jddallager mikelevy's article
May 2, 2019 at 18:06
May 2, 2019
Point: Suspension Lockout Levers Have Made Bikes Worse
You're spot on! But please remember these articles are not meant to generate new suspension ideas; but to generate controversy/opinionated views.....and READERSHIP/HITS.....that generate more sponsor and ad income, etc. We all get to contribute, if so inclined, feel good about voicing our opinion, etc.....and contribute to a growing, self-licking ice cream cone of capitalistic/"journalistic" entrepreneurship. What a concept. Wish I'd thought of it!! :-)
jddallager mikelevy's article
Apr 13, 2019 at 16:05
Apr 13, 2019
OneUp's New Components and Titanium from Ibis and RSD - Sea Otter 2019
Titanium is beautiful without makeup. Why add an extra processing step or two to cover up ... then remove the paint (for the logo and brand) ...the titanium? Costs more and adds to the esthetics. Oh, there ya go!!
jddallager rodrigokaspary's article
Mar 30, 2019 at 8:36
Mar 30, 2019
Photo Story: Andes Adventure With a Bike & a Beetle
Double dittoes here! Terrific adventure, story, and photos!! Many thanks!!!!
jddallager danielsapp's article
Mar 1, 2019 at 4:46
Mar 1, 2019
First Ride: Revel's Rail Enduro Bike is an Impressive Debut
Can someone please enlighten me as to why "frame compliance" is a big deal on a full suspension bike? Maybe on a road bike; but on a full suspension MTB?
jddallager jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 8, 2019 at 5:59
Feb 8, 2019
Drift Products' $299 Carbon Flat Pedal
For another $50, you can buy some custom rubber protectors for them! Sorta like carbon crank protectors, but more expensive!
jddallager RichardCunningham's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 5:12
Feb 5, 2019
Review: Niner's 2019 RIP 9 RDO 29
So intellectually stimulating to see the faux discussion on "effective seat tube angle". To me, it's counting the number of angels on a pinhead. Who cares? Inseam length, saddle setback, shock sag, etc. all are variables that make it irrelevant IMHO. Of course, I'm a KISS believer -- Keep It Simple, Stupid. Ride on!
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