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jspier sarahmoore's article
Jul 30, 2020 at 21:04
Jul 30, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline
@mikelevy: As per the comments above, Sarah's point that this bike is spec'd to match MvdP's was the missing bit of info here, and in the podcast earlier (which is definitely where this annoyance started for me). Of course I am very happy that you have Sarah on staff, because she does great reviews AND brings a needed view point, but I also wouldn't want you to rest on the fact this review was headed by a woman as a get out of jail free card. That feels a bit like a politician with a "daughter of his own" - you guys are better than that. You should probably know how to say a legends name though ;-) Keep up the good work and thanks for caring enough about this to respond. That helps too.
jspier sarahmoore's article
Jul 30, 2020 at 20:56
Jul 30, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline
@sarahmoore: Thank you Sarah - the fact this bike was spec'd to match MvdP Shim/Fox sponsorship vs PFP's Sram/Rockshox is the missing link for me. Quite honestly, I think this was just a knee-jerk reaction left-over from the podcast when the Lux was mentioned as 'a bike that had won some big races in 2019 under van der Poel' (not sure that's a perfect quote, but I think that's an accurate paraphrasing at least). While I can see in hindsight that comment too could have made sense to the guys on the podcast as they all knew the spec of the bike, to me as a listener with no knowledge of the bike's component spec, it was flat out ridiculous and really put me off - surely the Canyon Lux's two biggest wins were the two rainbows under PFP. I've had a snickers too, so I'm a bit less quick to get cranky now. Looking forward to finishing the week with the Epic review tomorrow. Thanks again.
jspier sarahmoore's article
Jul 30, 2020 at 7:17
Jul 30, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline
Okay - how is MvdP constantly the reference for the rider on this bike, with Pauline Ferrand-Prévot often not mentioned at all? (not just at the start of this video, but also in previous podcasts & articles here on PB). She won TWO rainbows on this bike in 2019. I get that Mathieu is fun to watch, is a phenomenal inter-disciplinary star (although he only has rainbows from one of three sports... so sort of an amateur!) and it's great to have him giving Nino a run for his money at every race he shows up to, but Pauline is surely worth a mention in anything but the most male-centric views. Please sort this out in your future articles Pinkbike. Otherwise, it's an great review and as someone living in the Prairies, I really appreciate the focus on XC bikes... but if we're trying to have more than white males in our sport, focusing on more than just them will help.
jspier mikelevy's article
Jul 16, 2020 at 10:02
Jul 16, 2020
Why Are We Using 12-Speed Drivetrains? - The Explainer
Yup - that hurt, but was fun to watch. Those old Shimano Megarange freewheels at 14-34 = 476% range, so clearly XX1 is worse than those old 7-speed freewheels. If only I could have known that in 2012, I would have certainly won Olympic Gold against those losers with only 420% range!!
jspier rossbellphoto's article
Jul 8, 2020 at 6:15
Jul 8, 2020
Bike Check: Comparing Trek Factory Racing's Supercaliber Setups
@eugenux: Generally when Pros undersize a bike, it's to keep the front end low. Given how steep everyone here has their stems pointed down (and already on the bearing), I'd guess that's why they want to stay down a size. That said, I'd still tend to agree with you. I run a 130mm stem on a large bike on the road because wind is the main adversary where I live. I'd originally set myself up somewhat similarly off-road, but eventually moved to more of a Jenny Rissveds position, and the more open hip angle is easily better for power on the climbs (where wind rarely has any influence) and keeps the saddle even more out of the way when you're headed back down. Seems like 2020 would be the perfect year for these old schoolers to try something new.
jspier edspratt's article
Jun 23, 2020 at 13:32
Jun 23, 2020
Video Round Up: XC Racing Action from Vallnord World Cups
It would be great to have the links to the full replays where they're available. Highlights are fun, but for the indoor season (which can be unfortunately long for some of us), having a one-stop source for years of great racing from each venue would be really appreciated.
jspier mdelorme's article
May 24, 2020 at 9:53
May 24, 2020
Photo Epic: Golden Oldies from Nove Mesto
MHP used to do the same, so I wonder if that's where she picked it up. Whatever helps keep small hands in control I guess.
jspier mikekazimer's article
Mar 23, 2020 at 7:58
Mar 23, 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Pinkbike Field Trip - Value Bike Edition
2021 Value Trail bike of the year - The Grim Timbit?
jspier sarahlukas's article
Feb 18, 2020 at 7:27
Feb 18, 2020
Top Stories from CyclingTips: Rainbows for van der Poel, Ferraris, & the Headwind Championships
That was just "GB-cut-the-course-in-1990" - best site EVER from back in the day!!
jspier danielsapp's article
Feb 5, 2020 at 7:09
Feb 5, 2020
First Ride: Pivot's New 2020 Switchblade Gets More Travel & Updated Kinematics
@seanondemand: That's fair, and I recognized that it's not reasonable that every review by as thorough as the Field Test (with timed laps, huck to flat, etc for every bike), but as it is... where's the value in this review? If we can read a spec sheet and geo chart, what does a First Ride 'light overview' like this add to what was already available?
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