jonnobyrne

English guy living with my family in Holland. Can’t manual and can’t speak Dutch.

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jonnobyrne snaggletooth's video
Jul 17, 2019 at 6:00
Jul 17, 2019
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That last crash!

jonnobyrne jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 10, 2019 at 6:11
Jul 10, 2019
6 Months In: The Best of 2019... So Far
No, we are all CAREERING through 2019 at a breakneck pace. "Google"
jonnobyrne Tajlucas's article
Jul 8, 2019 at 3:49
Jul 8, 2019
Bike Shops and Overheard Conversations - Sunday Comics with Taj Mihelich
In many reviews (not so much in threads and forums) hardtails are assessed as a compromise to a full sus, often as something for people who can't spend the money or want a winter bike for crappy conditions. While this may be true in some cases it's not for the people who lie awake thinking about a hardcore hardtail (sounds a bit wrong..). For me, hardtail desire is based on a few indisputable truths. 1. A hardtail with decent geo, low standover and good components is going to be mint to ride, jump and piss about on, especially if your local trails are lacking in truly massive features. 2. Twin-triangle frames are minimalist aesthetic perfection and even a clean full-sus shape is a compromise. 3. Harder to quantify but for anyone building a bike, starting with a basic frame is more honest than taking something that has already been assembled beyond basic fabrication. Taken to an extreme, most bike types represent a compromise. Hardtails are an option with pros and cons and can definitely be lusted after in their own right.
jonnobyrne RichardCunningham's article
Jul 8, 2019 at 3:15
Jul 8, 2019
Review: Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 30
If you are mainly riding backcountry with a lot of ups and downs on natural trails but you also travel to the bike park on a regular basis then the ability to adapt your bike setup makes a lot of sense. Given that this bike is aimed at people who are either new or don't have a tonne of cash to spend on multiple bikes then it's an even bigger plus.
Added 1 photo to Holland
Jul 7, 2019 at 12:46
Jul 7, 2019
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Added 2 photos to Holland
Jun 30, 2019 at 4:50
Jun 30, 2019
jonnobyrne RichardCunningham's article
Jun 7, 2019 at 10:37
Jun 7, 2019
Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike
Not the same bike, but I bought a base Reign four years ago and it's taken me places and allowed me to ride harder than I ever thought I would. I'd always recommend Giant for people who are nervous about direct sales at this price point.
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May 18, 2019 at 23:06
May 18, 2019
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