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jerryhazard vernonfelton's article
Dec 5, 2017 at 9:30
Dec 5, 2017
Devinci Spartan Carbon - Review
On a bike this light, with this much travel - playful and poppy comes more the from the rider, not the bike. With a 40lb bike, playful and poppy frame characteristic is much more a factor. Unless you're osteoporosis riddled lightweight with not much strength, I don't see it as a detriment one way or another. They need to come up with some modern criteria... or something.
jerryhazard vernonfelton's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 9:07
Dec 4, 2017
Devinci Spartan Carbon - Review
^^^That's what I did, too. The previous Spartan actually climbed very good for a 6 inch bike... (mine still does). I don't what they could do to make it descend better actually. Maybe a coil?
jerryhazard paulaston's article
Nov 13, 2017 at 10:13
Nov 13, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
I can actually handle the whole sustainability thing on my own, I don't need my choice of recreation forcing down my throat or guilting me in to some sort of "compliance". It's bigger than the bike/outdoor industry.
jerryhazard vernonfelton's article
Nov 2, 2017 at 22:03
Nov 2, 2017
Don't Punch the Baby - Opinion
The photo of the sign illustrates the problem with e bikes perfectly; "NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES" is followed up by list of motorized vehicles. That such an addendum to a simple statement is required speaks volumes. E-bikes aren't going away. Neither is the (warranted) vitriol. And babies are still getting punched. RUN DMC said it best: It's like that, and that's the way it is.
jerryhazard mikelevy's article
Oct 30, 2017 at 23:36
Oct 30, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: What Would You Change About Red Bull Rampage?
Promote, via social media, more lines like Zink's/Strait's, and less cork 720's. More caveman drops. More "big" tricks on ridgeline hits, less slopestyle tech jumps at the bottom of the course. More gaps across medium canyons to natural wallrides. More gaps to manuals high up on the course. that line that Zink and Strait hit, that line should be required, or if a rider doesn't hit it, there should be an equalizer move off the top. If riders take an easier line than that, their points should reflect it. Not sure if that's how it turned out or not. The caveman drop was a great option, by the way. There's a fine line where freeride ends, and slopestyle begins. Spinning a big 3 off a 60ft drop = freeride. Nailing a cork 720 at the bottom = slopestyle. Nailing the cork higher up the the mountain = freeride. The line between the two is there. It's up to Redbull to find it and define it better. Can't fault the judges. They did great, but the course didn't help matters, as it encourages slopestyle riding at the bottom. Anyhow, I have a much more positive vibe to this rampage than most, apparently. Loved the announcers, though I wish they had left Pat out and Trusted Cam to do his thing, he's shaping up to a great host/commentator. Missed having Claudio.
jerryhazard dbaker's article
Oct 28, 2017 at 1:25
Oct 28, 2017
Finals Photo Epic - Red Bull Rampage 2017
Nah. We all got robbed in a way because Semenuk crashed out. Every time he nails a run, he changes the pace of freeride. (Notice all the nose bonks this year?) Feel for him, really wanted to see him stomp it. The riding was so beyond judging anyhow, they all smashed.
jerryhazard dbaker's article
Oct 26, 2017 at 9:01
Oct 26, 2017
Riders in the Sky - Red Bull Rampage 2017
Interesting to see how the photograph styles change year to year. this year is like the year of underexposure ;) Not complaining or saying it's bad, just noticing...
jerryhazard RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 13:37
Oct 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: What If....?
What if press-fit bottom brackets never creaked? I wouldn't know, because I don't use them. They are poor solution to a problem that didn't really exist. What if gearbox drivetrains were almost the same weight as derailleur drivetrains? IF they were guaranteed durable as a regular rear mech set up sure. Lightweight tires? Really, you have to ask this? less rotational weight... Pedals? There is NO way freestyle competitors would develop clipped pedals. That's just silly. C'mon. Automatic rear mech? Preselecting won't cover all situations, so what happens those times you cannot plan for? No thanks... Carbon rims? Mmmm.. make it TWO seasons, and maybe. I'd rather be able to buy OUTLAWS again at a reasonable price... have no idea what made their prices go up... Carbon Frame? They'll never be the same price. Too much marketing hype over the years on carbon for them to redact any of it. Nice thought though. Suspension? My suspension already performs at 95% Where are you coming up with this stuff??? No seats? Shirley, you can't be serious.... Cockpit components? Again? really? Limiting my choice as a consumer is only going to create unappy, reluctant customers. The auto industry already does this... ------------------------------ Overall, less marketing mumbo jumbo, and more desire to actually create a useful, durable product at a decent price. MOST major companies fail at this, miserably.
jerryhazard RichardCunningham's article
Oct 20, 2017 at 13:21
Oct 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: What If....?
What if: Bmx'er's got in to the sport sooner? Mountain bikes started out with geometry suited to the riding, rathe than the road? Prices went down? the industry actually adhered to standards, instead of adopting the wordpress model eternal upgrading? The industry admitted to a huge marketing bias, fired most of the marketing departments and quite preying on the naive?
jerryhazard COMMENCALbicycles's article
Oct 16, 2017 at 9:59
Oct 16, 2017
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