k2rider1964 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 27, 2021 at 9:3311 hours
The 2020 Pinkbike Photo of the Year Contest is Here With $10,000 in Prizes
Pfffft....I see better pictures that represent true mountain biking every month in Mountain Bike Action than I do in this contest every year. Even more impressive is 99% of those photos are taken with people's personal cell phones.
k2rider1964 mikelevy's article
Jan 25, 2021 at 12:052 days
Video: MTB on a Budget - Where to Spend VS Where to Save on Clothing
@brandaneisma: Yep....I got turned on to the Gerry brand shorts they sell at Costco for $14 and that's all I've worn for 3+ years now. They work 100% just as well as the name branded stuff selling for over $100 and quite frankly are MORE comfortable.
k2rider1964 jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 13, 2020 at 15:42Nov 13, 2020
Move to Bentonville and Get $600 Towards a Mountain Bike Plus $10,000 Cash
Yeah so no riots and tearing down the city. No new wars, no attacks on any new countries and actually got attacked by the Left when he wanted to bring troops home. Terrible!! Booming economy and probably signed the best bill EVER to build more MTB trails. More terrible stuff.
k2rider1964 sarahmoore's article
Nov 4, 2020 at 17:47Nov 4, 2020
A Lesson on Getting More Girls in Mountain Biking with Jaime Hill & Miranda Miller
I've been riding since 1988 and have travelled to ride all over the Western US. I saw more female riders, from age 4 to 40, in ONE day at Whistler in 2018 than I saw the previous 30 years COMBINED and no, that's not an exaggeration. Fast forward to 2020 where due to COVID, the rider population has exploded here in SoCal plus I've spent more time at the Snow Summit Bike Park....not only do I see a lot more female riders but at least here in SoCal, the minority rider population probably EXCEEDS the numbers of the standard perceived MTB crowd of white males. That''s why I scoff at articles about minority riders as if it's somebodys "fault". If people want to ride, they'll make it happen. There is nothing preventing them from doing so.
k2rider1964 mikekazimer's article
Oct 5, 2020 at 10:21Oct 5, 2020
Bike, Surfer, Powder, & Snowboarder Magazines Shut Down
I've never surfed a day in my life but I'll miss the Reef ads in Surfer magazine more than I'll miss any of the magazines as a whole.
k2rider1964 trailforks's article
Aug 31, 2020 at 18:30Aug 31, 2020
Trailforks Introduces Paid Trailforks Pro Option
I don't mind paying because TF has saved my bacon on numerous occasions....biking, dirt biking and even hiking. However, I wish they had a "one time fee" that I could pay up front and just be done with it. Kind of like the early adopters did with Sirius/XM radio. I soooooo wish I would have jumped on that bandwagon ion day one.
k2rider1964 danielsapp's article
Jun 2, 2020 at 11:26Jun 2, 2020
Review: The 2020 Revel Rascal's Suspension Design Lives Up to the Hype
I've demo'd the Rascal twice (in different type terrain) as well as the SB130. The Rascal definitely has the best rear suspension design for repeated trail chatter and brake bumps that I've ever ridden. However, I didn't feel it was playful or wanted to get airborne as the author/tester suggested. It climbs as you would expect I guess but is no world changer. The SB130 for me was a fantastic climber, maybe the most comfortable I've been on a bike going up but I was not a fan of it going down....too much business I guess from a "race bred" company for my tastes and not enough plush or comfort. Maybe if I owned one, I could have made some changes. What really turned me off the Rascal was both demo bikes, which were relatively new actually, had a "knock" in the rear suspension. With it's complicated multi-link design, I had no desire to be chasing down any noise issues. I ended up going with the new Ripley. It gives up a little going down to the Rascal which I hope to fix a little bit with a rear shock swap but I find it more FUN to throw around as well. It also climbs soooooooth and as like a scalded cat if needed. It blew me away on my local climbs.
k2rider1964 rasoulution's article
May 5, 2020 at 10:55May 5, 2020
Must Watch: Fabio Wibmer Beats Lockdown Boredom in 'Home Office'
So enlighten me PB editorial staff....how is it that you can continually post and promote videos like this while at the same time having a highlighted banner a the top of your page with BOLD lettering telling people this is not the time to put unnecessary risks that will stress the health systems, finishing off by telling people "DO NOT take risks". FWIW, I like the videos as much as the next guy and think the riding is incredible. I just despise hypocrisy.
k2rider1964 mikelevy's article
Apr 29, 2020 at 14:12Apr 29, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bike Reviews?
100%!!...and the reason I take reviews with a grain of salt. We all have our biases to start with and the 29er lovers can't seem to set that aside sometimes. The reviews I read about the new Ibis HD5 came to mind. The worst one was from Enduro Magazine that was so blatantly anti 27.5 I don't know if I could trust their reviews on anything else. It didn't stop me from demo'ing the HD5 along with several other 27.5 bikes and I ended up buying one. It seems the people writing reviews forget that 99% of the population doesn't race competitively.
k2rider1964 StansNoTubes's article
Mar 19, 2020 at 11:49Mar 19, 2020
Throwback Thursday: Hans Rey's 1995 GT vs. His Current Ride in 'We've Come a Long Way' Video
I had the original GT LTS. It was my favorite bike ever. I realize todays bikes are better in every way but that bike never failed me and always put a smile on my face.